Change Management Speaker. Facilitator. Best-selling Author. Comedian.
Marty Wilson’s career path to date is nothing if not varied. He’s a former pharmacist who became an award-winning advertising copywriter then a full-time stand-up comedian for 8 years before becoming a best-selling author and in-demand speaker.
He has spoken to more than 250,000 people since he first leapt up on stage in 1997. In his first 12 months Marty won Australia’s premiere comedy competition – Green Faces – the only national competition judged by audience vote, appeared on The Footy Show, and was invited to the UK to become a full-time stand-up comedian. He returned home in 2009 and is now the bestselling author of 18 books and a hilarious yet serious keynote speaker.
Marty’s life experience, plus his interviews with over 1,000 inspirational people for his book series, has given him a unique capacity to notice some profound truths buried in even the humblest life story and, just as importantly, the skills to pass that wisdom on with integrity, empathy and gut-busting humour.
He writes for Reader’s Digest, the Sydney Morning Herald and a dozen magazines, and regularly appears on Sunrise. He has also written a children’s book called What do you want, the truth or a good story?
Every time Marty teaches – in his books, mentoring and hilarious keynotes – he uses laughter to short circuit peoples’ resistance and sneak powerful ideas about change, collaboration and employee engagement in between the laughs. But Marty isn’t just the funniest speaker you’ll hear all year. His content is thoughtful and thought provoking and rammed full of scientific knowledge and takeaway tips and strategies.