Northern Rivers Speakers

Each month we have an expert speaker the the Northern Rivers Business Connection Events.

Let's take a look at who's speaking and what their experience was ❤️

Odette & Co PR

Odette Barry


Odette Barry, PR mentor and publicist walks us through the power of storytelling and the strategies used by brands like Zero Co, Outland Denim, Canva and Heaps Normal that won them cult status. 

By getting featured in the media you're getting a badge of approval, an external endorsement. You're borrowing the publications credibility and their audience reach to tell your story and get your brand visible. 

During this session you'll shift from questioning what the heck is PR? and thinking it's only for the rich and famous to understanding how to leverage your expertise and unique story to create credibility and trust.


Chiropractor & Heath Entrpreneur

Dr Dave Riordan


With Dr Dave’s passion for functional movement, sport and over 20 years’ experience he has become highly sought after by elite athletes for his extensive knowledge on correcting poor movement patterns and posture. He has special interest in scoliosis management, anxiety and migraine/headaches.



Lela Diaz


Lela is a transformative speaker and coach. She blends the science of the mind with energy work to create life-changing break throughs. With her expertise in hypnotherapy, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and energy reading, Lela specialises in guiding you through the process of releasing stress, anxiety, and deeply ingrained limiting beliefs. Her innovative approach is not just about coping but fundamentally changing how you perceive and interact with your world, leading to profound and life-altering shifts.


Marketing strategist

Leina Broughton


Leina is a Digital Marketing & Advertising expert. Successfully building her first business to be a multi-million dollar online ecommerce business and now on her next venture with Madeit, the largest curated marketplace for small-scale Artists & Crafters in Australia.

Her philosophy with digital marketing is all about finding what is right for you & your business right now and what will work based on your goals and targets.

  • These events are proudly sponsored by Madeit Australia - The Online Marketplace for small-scale Artists & Crafters. Find the ideal handmade gift for you & your loved ones.

  • These events are run and coordinated by Leina Broughton. Based in Tweed Heads, she is passionate about business, this beautiful region we live in and making connections.

  • Meet local business owners and expand your network through genuine connections. Let us know if you're new so we can introduce you to people on arrival, you're not alone!