When it comes to speakers, Ashton is of the rare variety, in that he’s actually out in the field applying his theories and working the tools with some of Australia’s largest brands every day. This is because he believes that with things changing so quickly the only way to constantly provide value to audiences is to be a part of the madness.
Ashton has won the coveted Speaker of the Year Award from the world’s #1 CEO network three times. He has received film awards, guest-lectured at leading universities, won creative and strategic recognition from his peers, and was instrumental in developing Australia’s first mobile app.
Ashton has spent over 20 years working internationally on some of the world’s biggest brands, running million-dollar campaigns for billion-dollar brands — specialising in Predatory Marketing — pinpointing how brands can grow by outsmarting their competitors. He’s a business owner and serial entrepreneur, always challenging, often controversial, and always focused on what gets results.
Ashton’s path to the stage was a somewhat unusual one. After graduating with a commerce/law degree, he turned his hand to street performing, TV presenting, stand-up comedy, film directing, and even literally ran away with the circus. Now that he has found his niche, he uses these past life skills to develop presentations that are a mix of theory, workshop, and Whose Line Is It Anyway — always relevant, topical, and entertaining.
Introducing Sustaining Change, Our newest talk around real power and momentum.
More than just what we do and what we have, it’s important to have a look at our ways of being in order to consistently achieve the outcomes we want.
After the thrill of starting change, half the battle is committing to the change in order to realize the vision you want. Apart from achieving goals, fulfillment also comes from growth, from the habits you build throughout your journey.
Led by award-winning speaker and Step Change CEO, Ashton Bishop, Sustaining Change dives into the five key aspects behind successfully setting up individuals and therefore organisations to not only start change but more importantly follow through it.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, life has changed a great deal. We think to ourselves, “I can’t wait for things to get back to normal.” But the reality of the situation is, things won’t ever go back to normal. Things have changed and we must all prepare ourselves for the new normal.
The future is uncertain and businesses are struggling to survive. We have been working with researchers to figure out what will drive value for customers in this new normal. And we have figured out eight things that our businesses are doing right now, to add greater value into the potentially uncertain future that we’re moving into.
Using these eight key things, we came up with a session called the New Normal and Drivers of Value in this new world. We would love to run it with you and your teams and teach you how you can use greater value to drive your next Step Change.
Is doing business in a way that promotes a positive customer experience from the beginning to the end of the sale. This leads to repeat business, a loyal customer base, and ultimately, an increase in business revenue.
Next Horizon Thinking
In markets with low organic growth, members need to start looking to new horizons with new ways of thinking and new places to look for opportunities. The session intends to open up minds from a disruptor’s perspective.
Step-Change are the smartest marketing agency I know. CEO Ashton Bishop is a great thinker and great presenter and has an abundance / sharing mindset. Highly recommended
01:18 17 Nov 20
Ash, Ade, Panu & The Step Change Team Are Awesome! From strategy to desgin, they nail the brief every time and always go above and beyond bringing a fresh and innovative approach. They are a pleasure to work with and i would highly recommend them.
05:31 16 Nov 20
Great experience working with the team at StepChange. Very creative and innovative approach - all implemented in a professional manner. And nice people to work with.....
20:33 11 Nov 20
We recently had Ashton present to us at our CEO Monthly Forum in the Hunter Valley (TEC 48). In my 10 years of chairing this forum, Ashton was certainly in the top 3 speakers in all four facets that we measure. Maybe even the best. His presentation was relevant to all members including one with Finance Degrees and responsibilities who said 'Ï normally hate Marketing Presenters as they just rave on, but Ashton gave me so much stuff I can use. He was the best."Other comments included "What doesn't this bloke know about marketing?" And "I now have a better understanding of how marketing should be done and followed through." And it goes on.On a personal basis, Ashton did his homework before he arrived to present and his presentation fitted into everyone of our members needs. Ashton and Step Change would be an asset to any firm or group. I have no hesitation is giving him a 5 out of 5. Well done Ashton and thanks so much
23:24 08 Nov 20
I was introduced to Step Change when Ashton Bishop delivered an excellent session to The Marketing Academy 2020 cohort on ‘sustaining change.’ Shortly afterwards, I was fortunate to have a mentoring session with Ashton. He asked me some very tough questions, respectfully challenged me, pushed me out of my comfort zone, and made me hold a mirror up to myself - it was confronting, but incredibly insightful and quite transformational for me. By the end of my 90 minute session, Ashton had helped me get clear on my purpose and my personal beliefs – something I had been struggling with for some time. I highly recommend a session with Ashton for anyone who needs help finding their “why” or understanding their limiting beliefs and empowering beliefs. You will walk away with a number of insights about yourself and various tools that will enable you to live a more fulfilled life.