The Power of Story - Rabia Siddique


After receiving so many requests to run more story telling training for leaders, educators, trainers and advocates, Rabia Siddique will be delivering a series of Story Telling for Leaders half day workshops around Australia.

The workshop will focus on:
1. Helping you to identify and articulate your impactful story for change
2. How we craft a story to serve others and manage change;
3. Using stories to influence, build engagement and inspire others to take action;
4. Embracing stories in a leadership and business context.


Locations & Dates:
Perth – 14 June 2018
Brisbane – 20 June 2018
Sydney – 26 June 2018
Melbourne – 11 September 2018
Time: 9.30 – 1pm
Price: $495 + GST including materials and refreshments

Please email for more information and to register

Maximum of 20 participants per workshop


Rabia Siddique is a leading inspirational speaker, story teller, transformational leadership coach and mentor, facilitator, thought leader and educator.

One of Australia’s most successful female speakers, Rabia’s engaging and uplifting presentations draw on significant personal challenges and an extensive career as a former criminal, war crimes, terrorism and human rights lawyer, a military career, psychology training, business and as a hostage survivor.

Having garnered global attention for winning a landmark fight for justice against the British Government, the international humanitarian has been a catalyst for policy change to ensure a fairer workplace for women and cultural minorities in the British Military.

Earning the first of many standing ovations for her 2014 TEDxTalk, Courage Under Fire, the Certified Speaking Professional and recipient of the Breakthrough Speaker of the Year Award, is in demand as a keynote speaker in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. 

Equal Justice, her best-selling memoir, highlights how she was silenced by the British Military about being taken hostage while negotiating the release of two special forces soldiers in Basra, Iraq.

Representing her journey as a woman, soldier and Muslim, a movie adaptation of Equal Justice and its universal messages about the power we all have to create change is planned. 

Starting her professional life as a criminal defence lawyer, Rabia became Western Australia’s youngest ever prosecutor, before moving to the United Kingdom in 1998. Human rights, terrorism, war crimes and community aid work took her throughout Europe, South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Joining the British Army Legal Services in 2001, she was appointed sole legal advisor to the 12thMechanised Brigade in Basra, Iraq in 2005.

During her eight-year military career she served as an officer in England, Northern Ireland and the Middle East. She receiveda Queen’s commendation in 2006 for her human rights work in Iraq, Rabia was the Runner Up for the Australian of the Year UK in 2009, named one of our top 100 Women of Influence, a 2014 Telstra Business Women’s Award Finalist, one of the 100 most influential women in Australia by Westpac and the Australian Financial Review and a 2016 Australian of the Year Award finalist.The committed philanthropist is director of the International Foundation for Non Violence and the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance and serves as a Patron, Ambassador and Board Member of several not for profit organisations. 

Rabia speaks English, French, Spanish and Arabic, has run the London Marathon and completed a one and a half marathon in Australia for charity and is the proud mother of triplet boys. 

I look forward to keeping in touch, sharing experiences and learnings, and hopefully working with more of you in the near future.

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