Lisa Messenger is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub. She launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013 with no experience in an industry that people said is either dead or dying. Collective Hub has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform with multiple verticals across print, digital, events and more recently, co-working spaces – all of which serve to ignite human potential.
Lisa is an international speaker, best-selling author, and an authority on disruption in both the corporate sector and the start-up scene. She well and truly traverses an array of industries, having been engaged to speak across the globe for organisations including IBM, L’Oreal, Telstra, Facebook, C3 Church, Commonwealth Bank, CPA Australia, Purina, Harcourts, McDonalds, and Estee Lauder. She has headlined events including the National Achievers Congress, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, she opened the Adelaide Fashion Festival and closed Mercedes Benz Sydney Fashion Week. In 2016, Lisa co-chaired the Virgin Way panel with Sir Richard Branson and in 2017, was invited to speak at prestigious global media conference FIPP in London.
Lisa’s experience in publishing has seen her produce over 400 custom-published books for companies and individuals as well as having authored and co-authored 16 herself. Most notably, Lisa charted her ride to success with her best-selling book Daring & Disruptive, which saw her sign a global distribution deal with Simon & Schuster in New York. Its sequel Life & Love reached #1 on Booktopia, Money & Mindfulness hit best-selling status within the first month. Breakups & Breakthroughs soon followed, then came Daring & Disruptive, an insightful and soulful account of the entrepreneur’s roller-coaster ride. Lisa then channeled her entrepreneurial energy into Purpose. A book about how to find your ‘why’ and the rest will look after itself. Then came Risk & Resilience – a personal story of how she overcame the making and breaking of her own brand, in order to evolve into the next stage in business and life. Lisa’s latest offering, Work From Wherever, shares the lessons she learnt rebuilding a brand on the move and the incredible nomads she met on her travels. Combining personal anecdotes with advice from inspiring globe-trotters, roaming employees and untethered founders, this book will ignite your wanderlust, speak to your inner freedom-seeker and provide practical tips for blazing your own trail.
Lisa is a regular commentator on business, entrepreneurialism, wellness and intrepreneurialism. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post and featured on Forbes, Lisa is often featured across other media including Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Sunday Life, and has appeared on the covers of Australian Natural Health, Boss, Acuity and The Weekly Review.
Her passion is to challenge individuals and corporations to change the way they think, take them out of their comfort zone and prove that there is more than one way to do anything. She encourages entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation and lives life to the absolute max. With fans including Sir Richard Branson, New York Times Best-selling author Bradley Trevor Grieve, and a social media following of over 100,000, Lisa’s vision is to build a community of like-minded people who want to change the world.