Kathryn MacMillan – professional speaker

Need a motivating and inspiring speaker?

Kathryn MacMillan, Founder and Managing Director, CIRCLE Recruitment & HR began her first business at the early age of eighteen in a business vastly different to the business she manages today.

Kathryn is a specialist in the employment and business arena. Her presentations draw on her vast experience in business as well as her specialist recruitment knowledge. Able to present a wide range of tailored topics from staff recruitment, attraction and retention to hints and tips for building your business, Kathryn delivers inspiring and motivating presentations.

Speaking at many events including Business Enterprise Centres, Bizness Babes program (run by the Body Shop), NSW TAFE, Sutherland Shire Council’s Small Business Conference, The Institute of Chartered Accountants Business Forum 2008, Success Womens Network, and National Speaker for the Association of Accounting Technicians 2010 – 2012, Kathryn will inspire and inform the audience.

Kathryn can tailor presentations to suit any specific needs. Some of her presentations include:

‘Build Your Own Doors’ – Creating your own opportunities in business and life. Learn how to build your own opportunities, instead of waiting for opportunities to be presented to you (Motivational)

‘The New Employment Climate’ – How to understand where the employment market is going and develop strategies to ensure your business doesn’t miss out in tight economic and employment times.

‘Keeping Your Staff and Keeping Them Happy’ – How to attract the right staff, maximizing your recruitment dollars while building a happy and highly productive team.

‘Start small – Look Big’ – Hints and tips to develop your business. Look and feel like a corporation from the safety of your own home!

What attendees say about Kathryn?

Q: What one thing did you like best about this conference?

Kathryn MacMillan’s ‘can do’ attitude

  • Inspiration from speakers eg. Kathryn
  • Kathryn MacMillan’s ‘life story’
  • CIRCLE inspirational talk
  • Inspirational speakers were fabulous, especially Kathryn

Specifically speaking ...

Kathryn’s extensive experience in recruitment, growing a successful business and marketing is highly evident throughout her presentations. Several attendees from the array of presentations Kathryn has completed for us have expressed nothing but positive feedback, marking her highly in our feedback forms and offering words such as “motivational”, “fantastic speaker” and “knowledgeable” to name a few. Kathryn leaves quite an impact on the attendees, speaking very well and keeping the attendees captivated the entire time. Her experience in business and her communication skills were very much at an outstanding level noted prominently in our evaluation as well as noticed by myself.

Natalie Angelone National Marketing Manager AAT Australia

Kathryn’s ‘Opening Doors’ presentation was both stimulating and entertaining. By stepping us through her own experiences, together with some down to earth common sense, and a dose of positive attitude, her story encourages you to re-evaluate the obstacles life presents you with, and recognise that solutions lie within every challenge. As the keynote speaker at our Small Business Graduation, I can highly recommend Kathryn to anyone wanting to be inspired. We were left with the feeling that life’s doors can lead to opportunities if we choose to see them that way.

Chrissy Crust NSW Project Co-Ordinator Bizness Babes

‘I have worked with Kathryn on a number of occasions over the past three years. In that time Kathryn has done numerous presentations to business audiences and is always extremely engaging and professional. Kathryn’s presentations are well received and contain practical tips for businesses as well as being inspirational. Personally I find Kathryn a pleasure to work with as she is reliable and professional and very passionate about her business as well as very generous with her knowledge and networks.’ Year first hired: 2008 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity Maria Cook Executive Officer, St George and Sutherland Shire Business Enterprise Centre

Recent Presentations:

Past Presentations:

Past Presentations:

October 2023 – Panellist for the Small Business Month Event at Doltone House

October 2023 – The Most Common Performance Management Problems & How to Fix Them webinar

October 2023 – How to Build a Great Team – Recruiting, Managing and Retaining Staff webinar

October 2022 – Sexual Harassment Training

August 2022 – Bullying & Harassment Training

June 2022 – Management Training Suite

May 2022 – Running a Performance Appraisal presentation

January 2022 – Performance Management training

August 2018 – Business Challenges – Presentation – Shire Women

July 2018 – Employing in a Creative Manner – Webinar – B-X

June 2017 – Using Employees or Contractors in Your Business – Presentation – Realise Business

March 2014 – Success Women’s Network North Shore – Build a Great Sales Team (Even If It’s You) and Grow Your Business (with Mark Hooper)

September 2013 – Success Women’s Network Sutherland Lunch – The Systems You Need and the Systems You Want

July 2013 – Southern Sydney BEC Kirrawee – Manage Your Numbers and Grow Your Business Workshop

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May 2017 – Human Capital Management: Your Only Source of Competitive Advantage – Boot Camp Presentation – B-X Business For Life

May 2017 – Hiring Your First Employee – Expert Talk – Realise Business

September 2016 – Seeking Advantage Through Human Capital Management and The Australian Workplace – Lecture – Sydney Business School – University of Wollongong

July 2016 – Human Resource Compliance – HR Training Session – The Real Business Group – Sydney CBD

May 2016 – Introduction to Management – Lecture – University of Wollongong

April 2016 – Performance Management – HR Training Session – The Real Business Group and Bx-Business for Life – Sydney CBD

March 2015 – Managing Human Capital to Drive Busines Results – MBA Master Class Lecture – Faculty of Business – University of Wollongong

November 2014 – 2014 St George Health and Wellbeing Forum – Key note speaker

June 2014 – Online Webinar NSW Business Chamber – Build a Great Sales Team and Grow Your Business (with Mark Hooper)

June 2014 – Success Women’s Network Macarthur – How to Develop a High Performing Team, Positive Culture and Increase Productivity

June 2013 – Success Women’s Network Parramatta Lunch – People Protection Seminar

March 2013 – Commonwealth Bank Australia – International Women’s Day hosted by Women In Focus – Panel Member

February 2013 – The Oaks Neutral Bay – Bookkeeping for Business Seminar

November 2012 -Social Enterprises Sydney- Recruiting and Resourcing your Social Enterprise

October 2012 -Success Women’s Networks Hornsby Lunch- Leverage, the magic word for business growth

August 2012 -North Sydney Business Forum- Small Business Advice

June 2012 -Capital Region BEC Canberra – Grow Your Business Through People.

May 2012 -Parramatta Business Expo Sydney- Technology Won’t Save You if Your Contractor is really a Employee!

April 2012 -Capital Region BEC Canberra – Grow Your Business Through People.

March 2012 -Association of Accounting Technicians Melbourne- Marketing in a Regulatory Environment.

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