Bee Orsini is a charismatic young Australian whose message is the embodiment of heart centered leadership. She is a passionate advocate for leading with compassion and breaking down negative social stigmas that inhibit people stepping into their potential.
Like many inspiring tales of purpose, Bee's story was born out of a painful situation. Bee was only a teenager when she left home due to a family breakdown. For years, she 'couch surfed' and often ended up in self-destructive situations until finding the Oasis Youth Support Network, who in partnership with The Salvation Army provides 24-hour emergency accommodation for the homeless youth. This marked the beginning of Bees remarkable transformation.
After staying at the Oasis, Bee moved to a local women's refuge. By this time, she craved independence and started applying for jobs. Her determination paid off when she was accepted for a role as an assistant in a law firm. She recalls the recruiter commenting that she 'must have done well for herself' as she had a Sydney CBD Address. To this day, Bee wonders whether she would have got that role had the recruiter known she was homeless?
Today, Bee works as a schools liaison and presenter for The Salvation Army's Education and Outreach Initiative. In 2013, Bee co-founded the Salvos Ambassador Movement, a leadership development platform that aims to equip students to be part of the next generation of history makers addressing social issues such as homelessness.
Due to her outstanding leadership skills, Bee has received awards such as The Foundation For Young Australians 'Young and Extraordinary', Westpac's 100 women of influence, and was nominated for the 2014 NSW Young Women of the Year. She is also a TED X Speaker, and is right at home sharing a stage with global icons such as Richard Branson, The Dalai Lama, and Cate Blanchett.
As a speaker, Bee is passionate, on purpose and committed to her powerful message. Her love for her work is undeniable, and her take on leadership full of practical tools highlighting the power of the human heart. Bee thoroughly believes the potential is hidden beneath the layers of perception, and encourages all leaders to practice compassion, forgiveness and non-judgment, in ensuring people are given the opportunities they deserve, to create successful and abundant lives.
EMPOWERING YOUNG AND UNEXPECTED LEADERS
In this inspiring talk, young people will learn that leadership doesn’t always look how we’re used to seeing it. Leadership can start from anywhere and can be found in our most ordinary and everyday actions. Any and every young person has the potential to be a leader, even in the most unexpected of circumstances - regardless of what obstacles they’re facing.
Students will hear how Bee discovered her leadership potential during twelve months experiencing homelessness. They will hear what it’s like to experience homelessness and social disadvantage but more importantly, how to overcome adversity and the tough times they face. Furthermore, what leadership lessons can be developed in these times and how to harness them.
Being an unexpected leader involves being a heart centred and community leader. Audiences will learn about how to harnessing their purpose and passion. Ultimately, they will take away a deeper sense of empathy, compassion and gratitude with a new perspective of what it means to help others.
- Empower and nurture the talent you already have.
- Develop self-awareness to become a successful leader.
- Gain insights into the nature of perception.
- Develop strategies to become a heart centered human and leader.