Keynote Talks | Speeches | Workshops

No one in Australia wants to listen to boring talks or speeches! I always ensure music, dance, video and photography are part of the messages I share with all audiences young and…not-so-young.

My keynote speech and training themes include cultural awareness and inclusion, overcoming adversity to pursue goals, entrepreneurship and dreaming boldly.

I have been public speaking for  many years – I first joined Toastmasters when I was in high school. These days I enjoy speaking in schools, especially during Harmony Week, because I am passionate about inspiring the next generation of leaders, thinkers and speakers.

When is your next school assembly, conference or event? Let’s start brainstorming!

Phone: +61 403931636

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Keynote Presentation Topics

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  • Rags to Almost-Riches

    The story of my journey to Australia from Zimbabwe 12 years ago, how I founded my small business Ribbon of Africa, and how I left Richard Branson lost for words.

  • Yearn to Learn

    A talk that encourages audiences to find unconventional ways to learn in the classroom, the workplace and life. I use my own experiences in Australia from arriving as an international university student to learning life lessons in the most unexpected of places.

  • Celebrate, Share, Maximise

    An inspirational talk designed to encourage audiences to celebrate themselves, their culture and heritage; share their differences, stories, and talents with others; and maximise their differences for personal and career success.

  • African Girl Sings John Farnham on Australian TV

    How a one-minute audition video singing John Farnham’s ‘You’re the Voice’ gave me the chance to interview Australia’s Prime Minister on national television.

Partial List of Clients

Government

  • Small Business Development Corporation
  • City of Belmont, Perth
  • City of Canning, Perth
  • City of Stirling, Perth
  • City of Melville, Perth

Corporate

  • AECOM
  • African Professionals of Australia
  • The Smith Family Foundation
  • WA Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Schools

  • Challenger Institute of Technology
  • Lynwood Senior High School
  • Melville Senior High School
  • Murdoch College

Community

    • Mission Australia
    • Red Cross Australia
    • Rotary International, Crawley Branch
    • Uthando Project

Testimonials

Charlie Brown

Taku is an engaging motivational speaker. Financial counsellors in Western Australia have had a tough time recently with many jobs lost due to funding cuts. Taku succeeded in lifting spirits by being relatable and inspiring. She has a way of making you feel good.

Charlie BrownExecutive Officer of the Financial Counsellors Association of Western Australia
Janice Hickman

Having Taku speak at The National Young Leaders Day was an absolute highlight.  Her presentation was thoughtfully prepared and given in a way that captured the young leaders like no other speaker.  Our feedback from staff and students made Taku a clear favourite speaker for the day.

Janice HickmanEvent Manager, Halogen Foundation Australia
Liz Harris

Ms Scrutton spoke of her determination to complete her studies and build a strong future for herself and her family in a most inspirational way, and students, staff, industry partners and parents attending the graduation were most impressed by her determination and courage in the face of adversity.

Liz HarrisCEO, Challenger Institute of Technology, and Telstra Business Women’s Award Winner 2009