CONNECT 18 x 18

Professional Speakers Australia Connect 2024

This page is designed to help you select me as one of the speakers for the PSA Connect18 x 18 Corporate Day.

You will find key videos:

  1. Promotional videos for the event – helping the convention team promote the Connect18 x 18 event
  2. An overview of the keynote I’m proposing for the event – The Middle Matters

I will have copies of my latest book The Middle Matters available on the day for attendees.


Videos to support the promotion of the Connect18x18 event.


The Middle Matters: Strategies Successful CEOs Use to Lead High Performing Middle Managers


I can provide the embed code for use to promoting the event. 

Having skilled and productive middle managers means the strategic vision and direction set by the Board, CEO and Executive are realised effectively and efficiently.

Having engaged and confident mid-level leaders means more value being added to the business’ bottom line.

These middle managers demonstrate their worth tenfold. Many middle managers however see themselves as the meat in the sandwich: and they don’t say this as a positive nor say it this politely! Middle managers are perfectly positioned to inspire down, collaborate across and influence up.

According to the Gallup World Poll, middle managers not only play a part in company success, but they are actually the single most important factor in driving productivity. In this session, Sally Foley-Lewis CSP will share the strategies she’s written in her latest book, THE MIDDLE MATTERS, of how successful CEOs and senior executives lead high performing middle managers.

What are the main takeaways that the audience will get from your 18 minutes? 

1. The Jan Brady (The Brady Bunch) Effect: The state of play for middle managers.
2. Stop spinning plates: Leveraging the perfect positioning of middle managers.
3. Essential strategies successful CEOs deploy to lead high performing middle managers.

Are you struggling to bridge the gap between upper management and front-line employees? Discover how to build a strong and cohesive middle management team with The Middle Matters.

Do you want to learn how to effectively delegate responsibilities and empower your middle managers to drive results? The Middle Matters provides the practical strategies and techniques you need to achieve success.

Are you looking for strategies to leading your organisation’s middle managers? The Middle Matters is for CEOs and senior executives who want to cultivate a culture of productivity and loyalty at all levels of their company.

Introducing The Middle Matters, a practical guide that delves into the strategies and tactics that successful CEOs use to lead their middle managers.

In today’s fast-paced business world, the success of any organisation depends on the productivity and loyalty of its middle managers. These individuals are responsible for executing the company’s vision and driving innovation, making their role crucial to the organisation’s success.

But what sets successful CEOs apart is their ability to inspire and lead their middle managers effectively. In The Middle Matters, you’ll learn how the strategies that will help you cultivate a strong and loyal middle management team.

Packed with practical tips and proven strategies, this fast and engaging read will equip you with the tools you need to lead your middle managers to success.

Don’t wait any longer to take your leadership skills to the next level read The Middle Matters today and start leading your middle managers to a brighter future.

Click the button to download the support document for Sally Foley-lewis CSP 

I recently worked closely with Sally on a keynote she will be delivering. What I loved most about working with her was the thought and time she put into crafting a content-rich experiences-based talk. She comes with a wealth of experience and all of her stories and examples are highly relevant. What I loved about her delivery was the fun, conversational way she connects with the audience. Sally is one of those exceptional speakers who can makes every person in the audience feel she is talking directly to them.
Marianna Pascal

One of the Top TEDx Speakers Worldwide

Sally gives very powerful speeches; she is great at storytelling and makes strong connections with listeners. Of course, she will raise your conference level higher. I really recommend her for your event.
Tariq Mohammadi

Poet-Translator / Speaker-Serial Entrepreneur / Economist-Controller

Sally says her wisdom is for middle managers but her smart thoughts and questioning nature really helps everyone examine their problems, motivations and create their own solutions. She does this with such a lightness of touch you sometimes don’t notice she’s done it. She’s remarkable. Book her to speak then book her to train. She’s fascinating.
Maz Speaks

Sally recently spoke at our Teachers Matter Conference in Brisbane. She was fantastic; knowledgable, engaging and skilful. She led our teachers through understanding their personality types and that of others, to ensure they have the skills to work together productively in teams. Participants laughed, learned and had great aha moments. Thanks for being a joy to work with, entertaining, organised and fun!
Karen Tue Boyes CSP, QbE

Spectrum Education

Sally kicked off our 2021 Breakfast as Sunrise series for the South-East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce. What an incredible, powerful way to start our 2021 event calendar. Sally was both thought-provoking and entertaining and handled audience interjections with wit and good humour. I would highly recommend Sally.
Rebecca Llewelyn

Sally is a well researched presenter who engages the audience when giving her presentation. The recent presentation Sally delivered a very informative and interesting presentation to our group of aspiring speakers Thank you Sally for your presentation
Nick Rinaldi

I strongly recommend Sally-Foley-Lewis as a Management Trainer and Coach for you and the supervisors and managers of your organisation. She combines top credentials, a keen sense of urgency, sharp facilitation skills and a very personable and engaging communication style to deliver recommendations and programs that improve staff performance. I continue to rely on Sally for her management wisdom – because it works!

Robin Dickinson

RAD International

Sally spent time coaching me in leadership and management skills. She gave practical, expert advice which I could applystraightaway. Tough insights delivered by a supportive coach.

Catrin Hobart

Senior Marketer

Wow, is short of explaining how awesome I find Sally and regard her expertise. Her knowledge, understanding and expertise in training people to be better managers is simply amazing. Having managed people for the past 6 years I found her advice real, easy to implement and has had a massive impact on how I will manage people in the future. 

Sean Grobbelaar


Sally is direct, focused and energised. Her ability to listen and identify quickly the issue(s) is powerful and intentional. Sally is perfect at playing ‘devil’s advocate’ and moves quickly to help you identify any blockages and develop solutions and methods to move things forward. I respect Sally’s work immensely.

Nicholas Volpe

Finance Industry

Sally was a great help for showing me new insights and how I can achieve my goal. I appreciate her professional assessment, humanity and advice very much.

Christian Hirschmann

Corporate Governance

I highly recommend the Management Success Cards™ created by Sally to any manager. The thought-provoking questions have guided me to better, clearer decision-making for driving team performance. I know that if a people management challenge arises I can refer to the Management Success Cards™ for successful self-directed coaching. I also love the colourful and vibrant design. Every corner of management is definitely covered! Great little bundle of motivation!

Annalisa Brimo