Game changing and inspiring...

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Challenge your traditional thinking about people and performance and access expert insights that will help your business on the

Journey to Greatness.

Trudy presented at the 2018 CEO Institute Conference on the topic of:

“Moving To A High Performance Workforce”

Trudy is an established business leader and human resource professional who specialises in empowering businesses to become great by maximising the performance of their people.

She has the unique ability to inspire people to think differently, and delivers highly engaging and passionate presentations that deliver real results to business. Trudy is a regular speaker at Industry Association Meetings, Conferences, and Corporate Events and has the been the recipient of multiple speaking awards across Australia and New Zealand.
Her career is founded on an education in Organisational Psychology and spans Australia, New Zealand, the USA and parts of Asia. She has co-founded or played a key executive role in four start-up technology and human resource consulting business, three of which have been acquired by international companies.

Trudy’s straightforward approach simplifies the mysteries underpinning sustainable business growth, leadership and people by providing expert advice, tools and resources that drive results.

She is empowering, warm and has mastered the art of simplification.

Trudy is having a significant influence on business leaders throughout Australia.  In this video Trudy explains the key topics she covers.


Trudy delivers engaging, relevant and thought provoking content...

Bernie Brookes AM | Board Member of Myer Holdings & MD / CEO (member of all committees, 2006 – 2014)

Being the Chair of  two Chapters of the CEO Institute and being Patron of the Joe Berry Retail scholarship program, I have been fortunate to engage  Trudy presentations and motivational speeches.
Trudy did a tremendous job in each instance, ensuring the presentation was researched, customised and on-target to a variety of audiences. Engaging, relevant and thought provoking content, with a honest and motivational delivery.


The Executive Connection has a long and successful relationship with Trudy MacDonald...

Stephanie Christopher  | CEO at The Executive Connection

Trudy is a regular and very popular speaker at our CEO groups and we always receive very positive feedback on her presentations.  Trudy has won the TEC Speaker of the Year Award twice in a row (in 2014 and 2015) which is an outstanding achievement and testament to her expertise.

In her presentations, Trudy is able to simplify the importance of talent management in achieving business strategy and high performance.  We have had feedback from our members that her presentations have made a significant difference to the way they manage their people issues. Trudy translates the theoretical into practical approaches that make sense for CEO’s and business owners.

Her down to earth approach, expertise and passion ensures her presentations are always interesting, engaging and provide high value.


Trudy’s content and presentation style kept the group totally engaged...

Ed Kreamer | Leadership Think Tank, Sydney Chair LTT1

My name is Ed Kreamer – Chairman of LTT-1, one of a number of peer advisory groups within the Leadership ThinkTank organisation. My group comprises some 18 member, all CEO’s and/or owners of businesses ranging is size from $10 to $100m in turnover and from a broad spectrum of industries.

I recently engaged Trudy MacDonald – Founder and Managing Director of TalentCode HR to present to my group her engaging and informative presentation “Creating a Culture of Accountability”.

Now when you put 18 CEO’s in a room for 4 hours they expect/demand payback for their time. None were disappointed! Trudy’s content and presentation style kept the group totally engaged – just Trudy, her wealth of knowledge and a flip chart. The subject matter was relevant and practical, full of takeaways and tools that the members could apply the following day in their respective businesses.

Throughout the session the group continued to asked challenging questions, some even a little out of left field. Trudy’s ability to think on her feet and provide relevant answers was impressive.

Some of the comments from members on the feedback forms included,

  • it was brilliant across all areas
  • this was one of the best speakers the group has had. The tools and take outs were current and relevant.
  • awesome 12/10.

I highly recommend Trudy MacDonald.

Ed Kreamer – Chair LTT-1.

Highly awarded thought leadership…

Best Speaker – 2019

“Best Speaker – 2019” at the Annual TEC (The Executive Connection) Chair’s Convention

HR Consultant Sydney

“Best Speaker – 2015” at the Annual TEC (The Executive Connection) Chair’s Convention

Best Speaker - Trudy MacDonald

“Best Speaker – 2014” at the Annual TEC (The Executive Connection) Chair’s Convention

Best Speaker Trudy MacDonald

“Best New Speaker – 2013” at the Annual TEC (The Executive Connection) Chair’s Convention