Entrepreneur and advocate for women in business, Bessie Bardot exhibits the hallmarks of a successful and ambitious role model. She is a best-selling author, fashion columnist and TV and radio presenter. Nominated for Telstra Young Business woman of the Year and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award demonstrates Bessie’s impact. A popular speaker and MC, Bessie has delivered numerous corporate addresses. She inspires audiences with her lectures on creating a lasting brand, women in business, her journey as a media entrepreneur and health and wellbeing.
Bessie is an award winning, best selling author of 4 books for women on career, personal branding, media training, health, body image and overcoming self doubt and fear to reach your full potential.
She's an international TV host & producer with her own show in 6 countries, national radio presenter, professional speaker MC & chairperson, contributor to Cosmo, Cleo, Instyle, Who & Madison Magazine. Also a regular social commentator on breakfast TV and radio shows on topics such as women’s issues, generation Y & family dynamics, dating & relationships.
Bessie is an Australia Day ambassador and Make A Wish Foundation Ambassador, she has traveled to visit troops in war zones such as Baghdad, Kuwait & East Timor where the Department of Defence asked her to MC entertainment for the coalition troops, she had the honour of giving an address to dignitaries of the fifteen coalition nations in a leaving ceremony for the Australian Ambassador.
A CEO of 3 companies with offices in Sydney & LA, she was also nominated for young entrepreneur and business woman of the year awards and lectures on personal branding, dealing with the media, women in business, her journey as a media entrepreneur, health, well being, drive, organisation, motivation and relationships.
In this workshop, taking a few leaves out of her latest book ‘Bessie’s Guide for Girls who want more from Life’, Bessie gives invaluable tips on many aspects of your life from presentation and communication skills, body language, phone manner, email etiquette to the secrets to effective networking. She also covers how to overcome the fear barrier and get past your worst critic – yourself. This is all about getting comfortable with who you are, building healthy habits with your thoughts, spring cleaning your life and career, working out your personal goals and going for it – become your own one-person brand!
“Bessie Bardot was fabulous as a chairperson. Her wit and humour really carried the summit along smoothly and she got the most out of the presenters"
“Bessie Bardot was a superb chairperson! Great personality and very approachable, she kept me there despite my plans to leave after lunch"
Ernst & Young
“I thought the summit was very informative and interesting to hear from other PA’s. …Bessie Bardot was fantastic!"
“I very much enjoyed the variety and content of the presenters, enhanced by the stylish & entertaining role performed by Bessie, with panache"
“Bessie as our Master of Ceremonies was very professional and ran all sessions very well. In her speaker feedback form I rated her as excellent in all categories. She is very easy to deal with and we would certainly use her again"
“We were thrilled with Bessie’s keynote address at our recent Captain’s Club luncheon. We have some amazing speakers in the past including Dawn Fraser, Rod McGeoch, Peter Fitzsimmons, Eric Rush, Peter Ritchie and many more business and sporting greats of our country. I am pleased to say that Bessie certainly rates with these outstanding speakers. I would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Bessie’s talents to anyone wanting to secure her as a key note speaker"
President Captain’s Club, LJ Hooker
“I recently attended the ATA conference in the Gold Coast that was chaired by Bessie Bardot. I just wanted to say “well done!". For what must have been an extremely boring topic, I found her to be engaging, energetic throughout and her questions and input were insightful"
“Bessie, I have had excellent feed-back from the day and all the women present were enthralled with your story and loved your spontaneity and sense of humour"
“She dances with the crowd with such dignity and ease along with adding a little bit of spice! Bessie is such a pleasure to be with. We were very impressed with the fabulous job she did. Bessie is a gracious woman who is not only gorgeous she is a consummate professional who can really work a crowd"