Global keynote speaker
3 x published author
Creative leadership expert

Award-winning Leader

Meet Lucy Bloom, a business, leadership, and philanthropy powerhouse. With a career spanning diverse sectors over three decades, Lucy’s extraordinary accomplishments have had a tangible global impact.

Lucy’s professional journey is a testament to her exceptional leadership, entrepreneurial acumen, and strategic expertise. Over the course of two decades, she steered a boutique advertising agency to prominence, gaining a reputation for innovative thinking and fearless approach to complex challenges.

Then, as the inaugural CEO and director of a groundbreaking women’s health charity, Lucy orchestrated a remarkable fundraising campaign raising $7 million in under three years for a network of hospitals and a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Her hands-on leadership and appetite for innovation were instrumental in advancing healthcare in Ethiopia for generations.

Lucy later took the helm of a Cambodian children’s charity, transforming it into a fundraising powerhouse within a year and leading the much-needed transition from traditional orphanage to community development model.

She’s the founder of a successful world-first education start-up, the author of three books, the host of her own podcast show and a contributor to CEO Magazine.

Lucy’s impact extends beyond her professional achievements. She is the first and only Australian to be recognised among the world’s top 30 #socialceos, and she has been honoured with a Kindness Award from the Wake-Up Project. Moreover, Lucy’s outstanding contributions have earned her both speaking and leadership awards, including being a two-time finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Awards.

Lucy’s exceptional leadership, entrepreneurial acumen, and strategic expertise have been hard-won over three decades of innovation, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to kindness.

And what’s with the radical hair? Lucy Bloom has rocked a pink mohawk since 2014, because she can. 

Lucy Bloom pink mohawk
Live speeches per year
Social media followers
25 K
Countries spoken in
Lucy Bloom on camera
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Off-duty Lucy

When she’s not boarding a plane to a really cool conference location, preparing for the next speech or researching an article, Lucy Bloom seeks maximum time in nature. Lucy has three children who are fast-becoming young adults. She lives by the beach in Sydney with her French Bulldog, Frankie.

Currently reading
The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn (sequel to The Salt Path)

Currently studying
Happiness at Harvard University

Currently listening to
The Huberman Podcast and Beyoncé’s banging country album

Currently planning 
Glamping at Barrington Tops in winter – brrrrrrrrr

Currently making 
Went to Japan to learn Sashiko and now mending on an old pair of jeans with this ancient technique

Lucy Bloom's famous dog Frankie

Recent articles by Lucy Bloom

Not quite a punch in the face, but close

I was 49.5 years old when I was first introduced to the social phenomenon referred to as ‘lateral violence’. I was at the beginning of a three-month online bullying campaign against me executed by women, all between the ages of 17 and 28. They were young enough to be my kiddies, some of them out to destroy me like their next Saphora voucher depended on it.

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Cyberbullying: A story of revenge

Lucy Bloom discovers that cancel culture is sometimes just a cool word for cyberbullying and the outcomes can be surprisingly positive or devastatingly final, depending on your mental health.

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Why Q and As are total fizzers

A very common format for events is keynote speaker followed by ‘Q and A with the audience’. I have not hosted Q and As after a conference speech of mine since 2018. Why? They kill the mood faster than a minute’s silence for the Queen.

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Get the Girls Out by Lucy Bloom

Lucy Bloom's memoir

Every good speaker has a killer back story and Lucy’s will blow your hair back, guaranteed. Her memoir, Get the Girls Out, is a five-star favourite with readers and event delegates who love a real-life story of triumph over the kind of obstacles you just can’t make up. 

Lucy’s is a hopeful story that shows how life’s major smackdowns, though horrid, usually create a nice big void for something much better to come along. It also leaves you with the realisation that bucket lists are usually just travel guides and life is far more imaginative when you give it a go and let it unfurl.

She was born in Africa, can ride a horse to a professional level, and has worked in interesting places like the advertising industry and Ethiopia. Lucy Bloom is funny, frank and full of beans. Her memoir is all that and more.

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