Jill is a seasoned public speaker, sharing her story of courage and strength through adversity, in workplaces, boardrooms and major events all over Australia.

Deftly weaving her own lived experience with insights from the world’s leading mental health and happiness experts, who she met while researching her best-selling books, Jill has a powerful story to tell.

She explores the rise of the sober curious movement, workplace mental health, and neuroscience’s latest psychological frontiers and how practices such as compassion, radical acceptance and gratitude can help us live a calmer more contented life.

Warm, funny and engaging, Jill knows how to command a room and tailors her presentations for the unique needs of her audience either in-person or remotely via online webinars.

Her most popular talks are:

  • How To Be OK: finding calm in a chaotic world
  • Beyond Booze: the life-changing joy of sobriety
  • Mind the Gap: creating a mentally healthy workplace

She has given speeches and acted as a master of ceremonies in the corporate, university, school and not-for-profit sectors, and is just at home in large scale auditorium as she is in a more intimate setting.

As a former presenter with The School of Life, Jill has hosted in-conversation events with high profile leaders and inspiring thinkers who are working towards social change.

She has appeared at The Sydney Opera House, The Wheeler Centre, Women of Letters and writers festivals and bookshops all over the world.


“As an HR professional we go to a lot of events with guest speakers and Jill’s was by far the best talk we’ve had in a very long time. People were talking about it for weeks.”

“So powerful and inspiring.”

“There was so much to take away from what Jill shared with us. It was uplifting and interesting but also there were practical tips she offered that I know I’ll be using every day.”

"We are so lucky to have Jill as a host and speaker at The School of Life. Her skills as an experienced journalist give her a unique ability to get the most out of our guests, leading to some truly memorable conversations."

Megan Sheehy Creative Director, The School of Life

Hire Jill

If you’d like to hire Jill to run a workshop, speak at your event or provide media services for your organisation, please get in touch for a quote.