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Friska Wirya        

Top 50 Global Change Management Leader, TEDx Speaker & Leadership Consultant

Friska Wirya has partnered with the world's most complex organizations to adopt and sustain change - to culture, to technology, and matrix structures. She brings digital transformation to life by accelerating adoption and building proficiency at scale, having worked for some of the biggest names in mining, engineering and technology. A change and transformation expert fora decade, she’s led change programs influencing up to 23,000 people across 6 of the seven continents.

From the red-hot dirt of the Pilbara, the sensory overload of Mumbai, to the deep forests of remote Indonesia, Wirya has experience driving behavior change in an empathetic human-centered way. By finely honing her influence, communication and persuasive ability, she has been able to get people of all backgrounds, professions and ethnicities to do things differently from the way they’ve been done before.

Wirya’s expertise has been highly sought after at organizations such as Microsoft, Salesforce, Contino, Djakarta Mining Club and S&P Global, and at international events such as Women in Leadership Asia, Future of Mining Sydney, Female Influencers in Tech, Women in Leadership Summit Melbourne, Wonder Women Tech, Women in Mining & Energy Indonesia, Minerals Week Canberra and Mining Leaders Forum Perth.

Wirya's TEDx talk in Melbourne on future fitness resulted in a standing ovation, she also contributes her thought leadership to The Future Shapers, Thrive Global and Delivering Happiness.

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Did you know according to best-selling author Dan Pink we spend 24 minutes of every hour trying to change something? Yet regardless whether you read a study by Deloitte, McKinsey or Bain, 80% of these efforts fail. The ability to change and transform is what separates the short-lived from the sustainable. Learn how to buck the downward trend and turn change into your competitive advantage.

Personal Development

Have you noticed it's not the smartest person in the room that's the most successful? It's no longer about your IQ but rather your IQ 2.0 (Influence quotient). Investing in your IQ 2.0 is the best decision you'll ever make - regardless where you want to go, what degree you have or where you were born.


Friska has made the ability to change some of the world's largest most conservative organizations her calling card. Before she could do that, she had to change her own life multiple times. She distills the 7 life lessons she wished she knew a decade ago that would have driven much needed change better, faster, stronger.

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