Dee Madigan was born in Melbourne but moved to Sydney over 20 years ago. After completing her Bachelor of Secondary Education from Sydney University, she taught for a year, decided it wasn’t for her and managed pubs instead. Drunks are easier to deal with then teenagers!
Advertising lured her into its wicked world in 1995 when she graduated as one of the top 10 students in NSW. After 15 years at some of Sydney’s largest agencies (and a slew of awards along the way) Dee quit to have babies and run her own business, Madigan Communications, where she not only helps clients with their marketing and branding, she also manages to show up on a variety of TV shows.
She has been the most regular panellist on every season of Gruen and is also a regular on Sunrise as well as Sky’s PM Live, Sunrise and The Perrett Report. Dee has had a range of articles published in online and offline publications such as The Drum, The Telegraph, The Sun-Herald and Mamamia.
Thank you so much for today - you were just brilliant! I had scores of people come up to me and say you were their favourite speaker of the conference - your talk was fantastic. We really appreciated it!
University of Melbourne
Dee ran a branding workshop for us at University of QLD Business School that has transformed the way that we see our business. It was insightful, visionary and a lot of fun and has helped to changed the way that we see our business and engagement with the market and our clients.
UQ Business School
Dee Madigan is a born communicator. She's hilarious, commanding, compassionate and smart as a pair of new school shoes. I asked Dee to be part of my Pushy Woman event alongside seasoned comedians and treaders of the boards. As I stood back stage and watched Dee prowl the stage it was almost as if she was spinning a spell over the audience. I'm torn whether to say she's a born comedian, born teacher or born politician. Probably all three. She's Irish after all. Dee is a sparkling speaker. Highly recommend for any keynotes, panels, emceeing or tight 20 of stand up.
Dee is funny, witty, intelligent and on point! We were extremely lucky to have Dee as a panellist at our Inspiring Women's luncheon and she engaged the entire room, connecting with a crowd from diverse backgrounds and skill sets. So many people commented to me later that she was their favourite panellist. Dee is not afraid to say it how it is, has an amazing and entertaining sense of humour and is extremely inspiring in all that she has achieved throughout her life. She speaks from the heart with great passion, and it comes naturally and effortlessly. I would highly recommend her for your next event!
CEO & Founding Director, School for Life Foundation Limited