Speaker Naomi Simson is a co-founder of Big Red Group, allowing people to experience life differently. Naomi is a well sought-after, successful entrepreneur striving to help organizations obtain and maintain success. Naomi is a business commentator, prolific blogger, and best-selling author, just as she is a business influencer directing into business and personal development.
Why you should book speaker Naomi Simson
- Speaker Naomi Simson is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, a judge on Channel 10’s ‘Shark Tank’ and the most followed Australian on LinkedIn.
- Naomi is a global thought leader and pioneer of the Experience Economy and online marketplaces, having founded RedBalloon in 2001.
- Naomi is passionate, inspiring, and determined – a colorful speaker with rich and vivid stories – she challenges audiences to think differently and holds the title as one of Australia’s most sought-after speakers.
As one of Australia’s most prominent entrepreneurs, speaker Naomi Simson is the co-founder of the Big Red Group. BRG houses a number of brands including RedBalloon, Adrenaline, IfOnly, Albert AI (Marketics), and Redii.com with the purpose of shifting the way people experience life. Having founded RedBalloon in 2001, Naomi is a pioneer of online marketplaces and the Experience Economy. RedBalloon is one of Australia’s great entrepreneurial success stories with Hitwise identifying the business as the third-largest experience marketplace in the world. Naomi is passionate, inspiring, and determined – a colorful speaker with rich and vivid stories – she challenges audiences to think differently and is one of Australia’s most sought-after speakers.
Naomi is a passionate supporter of Australian businesses, a prolific blogger and business commentator, best-selling author, and much sought-after keynote speaker. She has appeared in four seasons of the Australian Shark Tank as the #redshark.
A true business influencer and leader with more than 2.8 million LinkedIn followers, Naomi is Australia’s most-followed person on the business networking platform. She has authored two best-selling books Live What You Love, and Ready to Soar, and is an engaging and insightful speaker. Naomi is relatable across a broad variety of audiences and topics, often drawing on her own personal experiences to provide thoughtful and valuable views into topics, including Influence, purpose, leadership, entrepreneurship, personal development, customer obsession, and digital marketing transformation.
Before founding RedBalloon, Naomi worked for big businesses including IBM, Apple, KPMG, and Ansett Airlines – all of which influenced her passionate views on workplaces.
Naomi has received a number of high-profile awards including the National Telstra Business Women Awards for Innovation (2008), Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Industry category winner (2011), and the Lifetime Achievement Silver Stevie Award (2013). In early February 2017, Naomi commenced her role as a member of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty’s Business and Economics Board.
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