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Imagine kicking off your conference with a common language that gets your delegates having open, transparent conversations from the get go?
And learning how to get more done with a lot less stress?

Lynne Schinella goes back to basics to get your delegates communicating with respect and connecting more effectively so they can thrive both as individuals and as organisations. Using a behavioural profiling tool that is simple, fun, blameless and memorable (after all, we’re only talking Apples, Mangoes, Limes and Bananas), she will have you audience engaged, laughing and learning skills they can use way beyond the conference.

Lynne speaks the language of the people, with the instinctive ability to connect across multi levels of seniority, culture, generation and more. Running her own businesses since her twenties, Lynne’s been helping people connect for decades, whether through her award winning business events company or her communications training business.

She is in demand as a speaker both in Australia and overseas, and the author of Bite Me! And Other Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Our Differences.

However, her clients say that her real gift is in her practical, down to earth approach, her conversational, relaxed style and a talent for making the complex simple and relevant.


We had Lynne present at our 5 State Conferences and because the feedback was so fabulous she was asked back again – this is the only speaker in the 6 years that I have looked after conferencing that this has happened. Our delegates continue to talk about and laugh about the sessions – from the detailed Limes to the outgoing Mangoes – everyone can relate to this fun informative session. I have no hesitation in recommending Lynne to any organisation who is looking for an interactive keynote session where the delegates not only learn something but have so much fun doing it!

Lynne recently presented Working With People You Just Don’t Get at an event that I managed. She impressed the audience with her professionalism, ability to connect with the audience and hold the room whilst having them in fits of laughter at times! Many of our clients are now referencing which ‘fruit’ their staff are and how they can adapt to work better with them. Lynne and her tool of ‘which fruit are you’ should be used by everyone! I highly recommend her!
Macquarie Group

Lynne was the opening keynote speaker for the Project Management Institute of New Zealand’s annual conference where she spoke about Whole Brained Thinking. She presented her ideas in a way that really resonated with the over 350 delegates – so much so that people could be heard introducing themselves as ‘apples’ or ‘limes, with a touch of mango’ for days afterwards. Her ability to engage with the audience, combined with her enthusiasm and energy really set the tone of the rest of the conference. I would recommend her to any group or conference looking to promote the importance of valuing diversity among people working together.
Project Managers Institute of New Zealand


Working With People You Just Don’t Get

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Increase our understanding of each other to decrease stress and increase the bottom line

This keynote/workshop focuses on understanding different behavioural types so we can connect and work more effectively together, whether within your own team or with clients, suppliers or even with friends and family.


Great to kick off a conference to set the scene and get delegates talking.

Book this to:

  • Help new teams get to know each other
  • Kickstart a new year
  • Get a team working more effectively
  • Understand how to deal with external stakeholders
  • Get leaders away from a one size fits all approach
  • Give people tools to connect, engage & influence others

Find Your Voice

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Speaking up with confidence on the large stage and the small

This keynote/workshop addresses why you need to articulate yourself well in a public space, and how to do it.


Great for female audiences

Book this to:

  • understand your fear of speaking
  • learn to speak up with confidence
  • learn how to prepare efficiently
  • have tools to persuade and influence
  • build on trust skills
  • increase skills to engage and connect

Speak and Be Heard

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Develop influential, impactful leaders through th art of storytelling

This keynote/workshop shows how leaders can use the skill of business storytelling to help them connect, engage and persuade, whether presenting to small groups or large.


Great for senior leadership groups

Book this to:

  • Help leaders communicate with more impact
  • Grow trust between leaders and their teams
  • Help people develop authentic pitches
  • Increase confidence in public speaking

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