Leanne Kemp has made her name synonymous with the BLOCKCHAIN in Europe, but she is an Australian through and through. Winning awards such as “Innovator of the Year 2018” and “IBM Champion for 2018” and her appointments to the World Economic Forum Blockchain council. This woman is on a mission to make world trade more transparent.
Bringing her story about Blood Diamonds to life and using her background in tech, she is literally transforming the space. Her poetic wit and quirky charm have her sitting her second term as Entrepreneur in Residence in Queensland. This role has seen her focus so much energy into Start Ups that want to make a difference in the world – she is tireless at helping others innovate the way she has!
My name is Sarah Maxwell and I grew up in Montreal, Canada wanting to solve the problems of the world in my earliest memory. I went from climbing all over my Mom’s furniture to trying every sport and wanting to be the best at everything I did. We were a family of 4 kids and I would be the one out in the backyard perfecting back flips off the picnic table or kicking the soccer ball over and over and over again until I got it right! Yes, it was that obsessive gene!
I chose to get on a 6-hour plane right across the country to do my BioPsychology degree at the University of British Columbia. It was the top tier volleyball program that really drew me in and getting my first taste of representing my country in sport was honed there.
It was the sandy beaches that eventually drew me in and I became a Professional Beach Volleyball Player for for 10yrs. This brought me to Australia where I would eventually meet my life partner Nat Cook and reside here for the past 20 years.
Retiring from sport in 2008, I studied Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) to give structure to what I had been growing through in terms of team work, goals, purpose, and relationship building.
This led me to engineer specific GAMES (now called Gamification) to bring forth more experiential learning for Corporate Team Building (for companies such as Qantas); Couple Relationship Workshops (PG-rated GAME PLAY); and even Mindset coaching with Olympians on their way to London 2012.
These days, I have created a program called FOCUS coaching for high impact women CEOs and Managing Directors; Corporate Wellness and Nutritional Cleansing (with a team of over 13,000 people); and finally demonstrating my Eastern Philosophy Slant with my MindShift Meditations (offered free as a taster on this site)
Overall, I create communities that uplift and inspire people to dust off their dreams and start playing IN THE GAME of life once again!