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Rik Rushton

Best selling, author, coach and former owner of a highly successful agency

Rik Rushton is the best selling author of “The Power of Connection” and is a perfect fit for all types of conferences, whether inter-company or public events, and makes a great opening or closing speaker. He has also run a highly successful real estate agency whilst regularly generating $1million in annual fees and has decades of ‘hands on experience’.

Due to his talent and experience Rik can also provide workshops of varying durations either stand-alone or as part of a conference. He is a gifted event host or MC. Rik works with all the major real estate companies as well as global brands such as Emirates, Holden, HSBC as well as professional sports clubs, (presently the Collingwood Football Club, AFL). He has spoken twice at the largest real estate convention in the world – the National Association of Realtors Convention (NAR) in the US, as well as a record six times at AREC.

Areas of Expertise

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Culture
  • Peak Performance
  • Sales


What Client’s Say

“Having run events for over 20 years, I can’t help but always come back to Rik as my first choice given the emcee role is the most important component of any successful event. The energy of the room, the timing, the consolidation of speaker messages, the management of things that don’t go to plan are all areas that Rik thrives in. He has great energy on stage, can read the audience and knows what needs to be done to keep them engaged. He sums up the sessions so well and reinforces the session take-aways ensuring a seamless event”. Leanne Howard, RER Network

“Rik Rushton is an expert on the subject of communication. He is someone who has the ability to communicate his expertise in an eloquent, enlightening and engaging way. I know Rik both as a friend and colleague having worked with him on several major conferences. Believe me this guy practises what he preaches”
Paul McGee, “The Sumo Guy”

“It’s almost impossible to get a speaker who can connect with all of the different personality types that make up our team here at the NAB however Rik is one of those rare individuals who can stimulate experienced executives, educate rookies and inspire the whole team to move forward”.
Suzie Mulligan, Team NAB

“Rik ticks so many boxes for us. Speaker, facilitator, MC and dynamic communicator. That’s why we’ve continued to use him internally as well as offering his services to our external clients.”
Sarah Williams, Crown Events Melbourne

“Rik Rushton is held within the highest regard at the Mantra Group as our “go to guy” meeting our needs from conducting intimate workshops for our sales team providing them with sales techniques through to hosting and delivering at major conferences specifically in the areas of communication, Leadership and the customer experience. Rik is one of the elite few speakers we recommend to external clients that use our facilities for their company’s conferences and retreats”.
Craig Smith, Area Manager: Mantra Group (SEQLD) General Manager Peppers Broadbeach