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Dr Ali Walker is a Human Connection Scientist with a PhD in group dynamics from the Australian National University.

Ali is a Senior Lecturer in the Business School (Centre for Social Impact) at the University of NSW Sydney, and the founder of AlityLife – an organisation dedicated to helping people connect their personality to their purpose. At AlityLife, she uses her PhD research to develop personality assessments that identify connection types and motivational drivers in relationships, teams and leadership.

Ali is a keynote speaker and consultant focusing on leadership, group dynamics and human connection. Ali has spoken for Suncorp, Australia Post, the Downer Group, Lendlease, the Australian Department of Health, Ambulance NSW, QBE, and the Australian Department of Education among others. She presented at TEDx UNSW, is a Mentor/Presenter for The Change Room, and is the author of the bestselling Get Conscious: How to stop overthinking and come alive. Ali is also a regular contributor to Australian media, including 2GB 954AM, ABC Radio and Channel 7.

In addition to her doctorate, Ali has a Master’s degree in International Law and International Relations and undergraduate degrees in Arts and Law (with Merit) from the University of NSW. She is also an Executive Coach with a Graduate Diploma in Integral Coaching.

Ali lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and two sons.

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Ali is a keynote speaker and designs culture frameworks for a wide range of groups and organisations. Ali has 15+ years of experience assisting individuals and organisations to work on their leadership and culture.

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Ali has been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, 2GB, Dolly, Talking Lifestyle, Channel 7, Wellness, ABC
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What people are saying

Ali is such a brilliant speaker. I became a big fan of hers in less than 30 mins. Thank you, Australia Post, for bringing in such an inspirational public speaker to our team day. Learned a lot. Very inspiring.

Jian Guo, Tech Lead at Australia Post

We are a relatively aligned and high-performing school team, however, we believe all teams can grow and improve.

Ali spent a deep reflective session with each individual member of our team. Everyone walked away feeling energised, feeling they revealed and focussed on aspects of themselves, their performance, their behaviours, and their personality that they may have known about, but they aren’t always cognisant of and may not be in the forefront of their awareness.

Sharing that with the entire team, and facilitating a day of deep connection, reflection, and team building was powerful. It interrupted our regular daily grind and operational demands and set us on a new trajectory of deeper connection and collaboration into the future.

We look forward to continuing our work with Ali.

Rabbi Yehoshua Smukler, Moriah College, Sydney

Alexandra in an ‘inter-disciplinarian’ at heart – she is able to draw the strengths and contributions together from different disciplines to enable each of them to benefit from their respective insights – ensuring a more holistic and integrated approach to identifying solutions to problems.

Professor Kim Rubenstein,, Director, Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University

Alexandra looks beyond the accepted approach to topics with an acute and inquiring mind.

David Dixon, Dean of the Law School, University of New South Wales

Alexandra exemplifies exceptional motivation and insight in the interpersonal and psychological skills that underpin effective change-making with individuals, groups, organisations and larger identities… She is authentic and values-based in her living and her relations with others. Alexandra is an ambassador for community and global well-being

Paul Perfrement, Clinical Psychologist & Founder of The Earth Institute.

Dr Ali Walker hit the mark brilliantly. She presented with passion, authenticity and commitment. She had absolute ownership of her information and shared this in a most engaging and formative manner. Every attendee walked away with greater insight.  It was a huge success and so very well received.

Emma Hobson, Education Manager Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Ali has the deep insights needed to motivate change, and the practical skills to make that desired organisational change a reality.

Lachlan Harris, CEO & Founder RevTech Media

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