Troy Hazard

Troy HazardTroy Hazard has survived moments of sheer desperation in business. Drawing from a lifetime of innovative, real-life leadership experience, Hazard now shares with businesses his powerful Lessons from the Edge.There are few situations in the business world that Troy Hazard has not experienced and survived: from massive financial loss to stunning success. The entrepreneurial genius, who has founded and nurtured ten businesses over two decades, has been a few days from bankruptcy, has turned around businesses that were making enormous losses and has consulted to countless successful companies.

There are theory specialists and then there are those who have been there. Troy Hazard, recent Global President of the elite Entrepreneurs’ Organization, has survived moments of sheer desperation in business. Drawing from a lifetime of innovative, real-life leadership experience, Hazard now shares with businesses his powerful Lessons from the Edge. There are few situations in the business world that Troy Hazard has not experienced and survived – from financial loss to stunning success. The entrepreneurial genius, who has founded and nurtured ten businesses over two decades, has been a few days from bankruptcy, turned around failing businesses and consulted to countless successful companies. Hazard’s experience in the business world have allowed him valuable insight into the many lessons they don’t teach you at business school.

An average student of Brisbane’s Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), Troy left school with no real idea of what he wanted to be when he grew up, even though that was closing on him quickly. After working for the family fishing tackle business Troy stumbled on a job in radio in a country town. “It’s quite a funny story really, I started doing fishing reports for the family business on the radio, and then one weekend all of the announcers got sick so I was called in to do an airshift. I was really bad, but I loved it. I spent months practicing when I could and I finally got a job at the same station, and I never looked back’, recalls Troy.

After a number of years on air and in management positions in radio, Troy moved to Sydney to work in television production. This was an interesting time for him as his then boss was one of the country’s brightest young entrepreneurs, so he had the opportunity to learn about business as well as the television industry. A few years later he decided his media adventure was done. He went to work one Friday at the station and resigned, sold his apartment the next day and without any strategy, experience, or handy man skills (and he still is not handy) he started renovating homes. 13 properties later, he realized he was in his first business.

This was the start of an amazing business career that has spanned across ten different businesses in Australia, New Zealand and America. In the past 20 years, Troy has owned a diverse range of companies including a recording studio, an advertising agency, a pizza shop, a property development company, a technology company and most recently a real estate business. In addition, he has worked as a leading business consultant around the world, dealing with some of the greatest business leaders on the planet.

Of course from this experience comes great stories and lessons.  It comes with some scars too.  It’s those experiences that have kept audiences engaged in 16 countries as a world class speaker and author. In 2008, an account of some of his business experiences will be released in a book entitled ‘The Naked Entrepreneur’ due on book shelves in throughout the USA in November.

To cap off his business career in 2006/7, Troy solidified his place as one of the true entrepreneurs of the world when he became the Global President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). EO members are a group of business people under the age of 50 who are the founders, co-founders, owners or controlling shareholders of businesses with gross annual revenue exceeding (US) $1 million. EO today, has more than 6,600 members worldwide in 108 chapters and 38 countries. The combined member companies turn over more than $120 billion and employ more than 800,000 people globally.

Troy’s Topics
Leadership Lessons from ‘The Naked Entrepreneur’
Learn how to guide staff through tough times. Leading people is tough, particularly in tough times. In this session, Troy will explain why he believes leaders are not born, they evolve. He will uncover the 4 key character traits of a good leader and demonstrate how to maximise the impact on those you lead.

FutureProofing your Business – Conversations with The Naked Entrepreneur

In his presentation, Troy will highlight lessons to prepare your business for a better future. He will share stories
of success, and he will also share his own personal experiences of what happens when you stop looking to the future, and get stuck in the past.

Revenue through relationships – The Naked Truth on Relationship Marketing

Do you really have a good relationship with your customers? How can you tell? In this presentation, Troy will
uncover the truth about customer relationships and how you can maximize sales from the customers you
already have.

“I have had many comments from those who attended our national conference, complimenting Troy on his
presentation content, its relevance to today’s market and his entertaining delivery. As a result we now have
outlets busily working away in their own backyards, adopting some of the Guerrilla marketing strategies from
his workshop activity and driving their business. We look forward to his presentation at next years conference’’
Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

“Troy Hazard completely creates positive energy on stage, by far the most exciting speaker I have had the
pleasure of witnessing over my past 40 years!”
President, dartappraisal.com

“Troy’s fantastic skill of keeping everyone involved in the Conference with his personal experiences proved to
us his extreme talent.”
Cartridge World

“Troy came highly recommended and did not disappoint. He won our audience over quickly with his natural
enthusiasm and charm and his comfort of putting his own mistakes, and successes, on show.”
ACP Magazines

“Troy’s Keynote provided outstanding content, highly relevant to the audience. His delivery style was highly
dynamic and created the perfect balance of business and motivation.”
Choice Hotels

“Troy’s presentation style, understanding of businesses and his real life experiences have made this event a
great success for our business.”
ALH Group Limited

“Troy did an outstanding job of bringing our global team together and getting them to think laterally. There has been
a buzz around the world and the event has been noted as one of our most successful and highest rated ever!”
Corporate Division Flight Centre Limited

“The group thoroughly enjoyed your session. They were impressed with the intensity of it and the knowledge
you passed on. We’d love to have you back next year.”
G.J Gardner Homes, Sales Conference

“For Troy to receive the evaluations he did highlights the preparation he undertook and the professionalism
he obviously possesses.”
Harcourts Real Estate Group Ltd, National Sales conference.

“Troy Hazard stands out as one of the few speakers in this world who truly understands
franchising. His depth of experience in the category is without question.”
John O’Brien, Past Chairman World Franchise Council, Past Chairman Asia Pacific Franchise Council, Chairman Franchise Council of Australia

 

 

 
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