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Featured Guest Bios

*Given the incredible people who are part of the Secret Knock family, our speaker lineup is always amazing, but we have to tell you it also subject to change without notice. Usually when we add to line-up!
BRIAN
SMITH
SHARON LECHTER
JEFFREY HAYZLETT
GREG REID
WORLD CLASS BUSINESS MENTORS • HALL OF FAME SPEAKERS • A BRAND NEW PEER GROUP

Greg Reid

Greg Reid is an action taking phenomenon. He is a #1 best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, and the CEO of several corporations, who has dedicated his life to helping others achieve the ultimate fulfilment of finding and living a life of purpose.

In addition to being published in over 60 books and being featured on countless TV programs, Greg is also the creator and producer behind the International acclaimed films Pass It On, Three Feet From Gold and the recent biopic Wish Man, the inspirational biopic which tells the life story of Frank Shankwitz and the origin of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Don Green, CEO The Napoleon Hill Foundation hand selected Greg to be the modern voice and storyteller charged with the responsibility to expand on Napoleon Hill's historic principles found in Think & Grow Rich - the 20th best selling book of all time. 

Greg is also the co-creator, CEO and host of Secret Knock. Forbes.com ranks Secret Knock as the second best gathering for entrepreneurs worldwide, bringing together the most amazing people and successful entrepreneurs – present and future. The entire concept is that instead of hearing from only coaches and teachers, entrepreneurs and business leaders at Secret Knock learn real life success strategies from the people who have actually accomplished their goals and dreams.

Creator & Host of Secret Knock • Filmmaker • Author • Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV. He is also the host of the All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett podcast on C-Suite Radio. Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, speaker, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. A well-traveled public speaker, Hayzlett is also the author of four bestselling business books, The Mirror Test,  Running the Gauntlet, Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless. and The Hero Factor: How Great Leaders Transform Organisations and Create Winning Cultures. Hayzlett is one of the most compelling figures in business today and Hall of Fame keynote speaker.

 

Jeffrey is a leading business expert, cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons.

 

He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and C-Suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

Global Business Celebrity • NSA Hall of Fame Speaker • Best Selling Author

Sharon Lechter

Sharon Lechter is an elite entrepreneur, a bestselling author, philanthropist, business strategist mentor, licensed CPA, and a mother and grandmother. 

In 1997 Sharon co-authored the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, along with 14 other books in the Rich Dad series. She led the Rich Dad Company as its CEO for 10 years and was responsible for turning the "Rich Dad" brand into an international powerhouse.

 

In 2008 she was hand picked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re-energise the powerful teachings of Napoleon Hill just as the international economy was faltering. She has released three bestselling books in cooperation with the Foundation, including Think and Grow Rich-Three Feet from Gold, Outwitting the Devil and Think and Grow Rich for Women.

In 2008 Sharon was appointed to the first President of the United States Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. The Council served both President Bush and President Obama advising them on the need for financial literacy education.


 

Bestselling Author • Business Strategist & Mentor •  Keynote Speaker

Brian Smith

Brian Smith was born in Australia, where he developed his love of surfing. A chartered accountant, he studied at the UCLA Graduate School of Management, and with $500 of start-up money, he founded UGG Imports to bring sheepskin footwear to America. After seventeen years, as sales reached $15 million, he sold the business to Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The UGG brand Brian created is now responsible for generating over $2 billion of sales internationally every year!

 

A passionate innovator and entrepreneur, Brian is one of the most sought after business leaders in the United States today. As a media guest and inspiring speaker, he is committed to teaching his breakthrough business strategies to entrepreneurs and translating personal vision and spirituality into company culture.

 

Brian Smith is also a best-selling author having written a book based upon his journey from conceiving the idea for UGG, all the way to selling the business as a national brand. The books theme is that you can't give birth to adults. Every business starts with conception, then birth...the long infancy, then toddling, youth and teenage phases. This ride is thrilling and the understanding powerful. 

This gripping story of the ecstatic highs and crushing lows of UGG, serve as a model for entrepreneurs from all industries. Brian's message and talks outlining how you can dig deep to overcome every obstacle in your path are highly inspirational and are all true as they follow the "stories" of his own personal adventures building the iconic brand UGG.

UGG Founder • Author  &  Keynote Speaker

Scott Boocock

Born with a curious mind and open to new adventures to seize an opportunity, Scott Boocock moved to Sweden as an exchange student for a year during high school. From there he found himself working in the mountains of Japan and for eight years, sailing Europe, North and South America with Carnival Cruise Lines as Chief Purser.

 

He has also kayaked solo in the Glacier Bay in Alaska, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the Make-a-Wish foundation and put together a team – and rode – in the Australian Safari. 

Scott also conceived and invented the HEG, a clothes peg with a hook. HEGS Clothes Pegs have grown into a world wide phenomenon and an award-winning company. Scott recently moved production of HEGS™ from China to Australia, bucking the trend of major manufacturers. 

The HEG is now 100% Australian made, designed and manufactured; it was also featured on Channel 10’s Shark Tank Australia and won the prestigious international Good Design Award, and the Telstra South Australia Business of the Year award for 2015.

 

Scott understands that it doesn’t matter what you do, you rarely do it by yourself. Your team, your family, your customers and those who you meet in your travels, make you who you are and contribute to your success.

Inventor • Entrepreneur • Author

Robyn Moore

Robyn Moore is a highly entertaining, inspiring and thought provoking presenter, captivating audiences at national and international conferences. Robyn literally “sells people back to themselves” so they recognise old habits and behaviours and take responsibility for choices, which create the outcomes they want in their lives. Robyn’s presentations are often described as “life changing”.

She doesn’t describe herself as a ‘Motivational Speaker’ or as a ‘Personality Speaker.’ She is instead authentically Australian and is able to create a relationship with audiences (from every sector) allowing her to unfold distinctions and communication skills beyond those generally being used in business or in education today.

 

They’re skills which help “clear the way” for the new thinking and communication required to create solutions and remarkable results in business, health, education, community, family and relationships!

Robyn has worked in Education, Advertising and the Communication/Entertainment Industry for over 40 years. Her voice has been heard in most homes in Australia and New Zealand, as well as internationally. She has provided voiceovers for iconic TV ads including Mr Sheen, Snappy Tom and Kleenex, as well as the shows ‘Blinky Bill,’ ‘Flipper,’ ‘Skippy,’ ‘The Magic Pudding’ and ‘How Green was my Cactus?’

 

Robyn is also an Ambassador for the Australia Day Council, the Australian Childhood Foundation and is the National Patron for Make-A-Wish Australia.

Robyn speaks nationally and internationally at conferences, special events and training workshops and creates remarkable results. When she speaks, people listen and take the action necessary to create the outcomes they want in their lives!

National Patron of Make-A-Wish Australia  • Master Educator • Voice Over Artist 

Roy Smoothe

Known as the Cool Branding Guy, Roy is founder of the Just Cool Brand.

 

Based in London, Roy is an #1 Amazon / Itunes Author, Publisher, Speaker and Branding Consultant to high achieving entrepreneurs, business leaders and celebrities.

 

As CEO & founder of the Cool People Group, Roy has established a cutting edge branding and publishing company, which leverage's leading edge technologies, to drive personal and business brand awareness to the next level. 

 

Roy creates world-class projects and high-impact initiatives that improve the bottom line giving his client's outstanding R.O.I. He believes fashion, music, and personal development, (always applied with a touch of the cool factor), are currently the most powerful untapped resources that any business can apply to create a powerful brand. 

 

Brand Out From The Crowd is his mantra and what makes him and his clients go to people, products and services. 

 

According to Roy; "Cool gets attention. It attracts and engages, if you get that right you get clients and customer's and more importantly results".

The Cool Branding Guy • #1 Best Selling Author • Cool Branding Genius

Yu Jin Wong

Yu Jin was working 18-hour days as a lawyer and investment banker when he witnessed first-hand a massive heart attack suffered by his boss. He left his job, regained his balance and found his passion motivating and inspiring others to achieve peak performance without sacrificing their health and happiness.

 

His expertise on mental state, physical optimization, emotional empowerment, self-esteem, focus, mental toughness, resilience and habit formation has earned him numerous awards including the Global Brands Icon in Peak Performance, Rising Star Speaker of The Year, Creative Young Entrepreneur, Top 40 Under 40 and Top 10 A-List.

 

He also produced a number of TV shows, been a cover feature of top magazines and is an established author.

Creator of FIT 2 LEAD • Published Author • Former Lawyer and Banker

Allyn Reid

Allyn Reid is the other co-creator of this amazing community and event.

 

Allyn describes herself as a Producer & Publisher, Growth Architect and Community Alchemist. She is passionate about books, art and positive impact. She possesses a curiosity about what makes people tick and how everything (and everyone) is connected.

Among her other lives in this lifetime she was the first Filipina to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010 and founder of Sherpa Press Publishing. Her creativity is endless, as she continues on her relentless trail of fun, connecting the dots between people, missions and other abstract concepts.

In 2018, Allyn was invited to be a contributing delegate at the illustrious Bretton Woods Conference for her expertise and experience in activating new communities.

Co-Creator at Secret Knock • Founder of Sherpa Press

Lorin Nicholson

As one of Australia’s most prolific and prominent motivational speakers, Lorin Nicholson not only understands the keys and principles for success.

 

Many people have an incredible story to tell, however Lorin possesses that rare story telling ability that truly motivates, captivates, entertains and empowers others with the skills, knowledge and determination to create their own success.

Unlike the usual, naturally gifted celebrity athlete, business person and motivational speakers who choose to become successful, Lorin was forced to dig deep, fight hard and muster every ounce of his will-power just to be normal.

 

At age four, Lorin was declared legally blind, however despite the enormous challenges of blindness growing up and the pessimistic views and low expectations of so many, it soon became obvious that Lorin possessed an incredible inner strength, resilience and determination that would see him destined for great things.

Whether focussed on becoming an academic achiever, a record breaking athlete, an award-winning music producer and virtuoso guitarist, or building a strong and successful business, amazingly, Lorin continues to surge on to achieve far above and beyond most abled people.

Record Breaker • Award Winning Musician • Best Selling Author • Blind from Birth

Tim Levy

Tim Levy is an Australian author, television personality, technologist and business consultant. 

With a background in 3D technology and design, Tim started his own technological marketing company for clients including Roland DG, Sony and IBM . He spent several years in California's Silicon Valley as an executive and for Eon Interactive, responsible for sales, marketing and online strategy. 

Tim then went on to create the "Car Kids" series of children's audiobooks , which started out self-published but were ultimately picked up and published by the ABC and BBC Audiobooks . The audio books led to a series of live-performances throughout Australia and a follow up series of environmentally-themed children's books, "Travel Kids which was published by Random House . 

The television industry followed with a deal from Time-Warner . Tim created and produced a children's television show called Groovedelicious - The Life Unlimited , which was aired for three seasons on Australia's Foxtel and Nine Network . The show was designed as a comedy entertainment magazine TV format and was aimed toward younger teenagers. He also helped organise the Junior Rock Eisteddfod Challenge youth competition and hosted it in five cities across Australia.

Tim also wrote a monthly self-improvement column for " Living Now " magazine, and has continued developing positive thinking techniques with his online program, The Energy of Money .

Technologist • Author • Television Personality • Business Consultant

Mark 'Squiz' Squirrell OAM

From car bombings to meeting Yasser Arafat and making it to the summit of Mount Everest, Mark ‘Squiz’ Squirrell has experienced more than many can dream about.

When he headed to the East Timor Crisis in 1999 he was setting out on the adventure of a lifetime. It was a journey that would see him navigate some of the globes most brutal war zones to deliver emergency aid and conquer the worlds tallest mountain.

Awarded the coveted “Green Beret” in his role as a commando with the Australian Special Forces, Squiz burned with a passion to put his skills to good use. His enthusiastic innocence was lost as the harsh reality of life in the emergency zone hit home.

 

His aid work with the United Nations took him to countries such as Sudan, Palestine and Afghanistan where he met child soldiers, negotiated with rebels and narrowly escaped imprisonment.

To raise awareness he ran the Athens marathon dressed in an Afghan burkha and put together an adventure team, comprising an Israeli and Palestinian. To top it off, Squiz battled thin air, freezing temperatures and malfunctioning equipment to raise the United Nations World Food Progamme flag on top of the world a the summit of Mount Everest.

Author • Extreme Performance Guru • Field Security Officer of the United Nations

Top Secret Special Guests

In keeping with Secret Knock tradition, we've got plenty of surprises up our sleeves and lots more amazing people lined up for you to meet - only we are keeping them a secret!

 

These people you might know off TV, or from professional sports, the comedy circuit or they just might be your favourite authors or motivational speakers. For reasons we cannot disclose they will participating at Secret Knock unannounced.

 

All will be revealed at the event. 

We are not going to say who...All we will say they are among the most impactful speakers and successful business icons you might care to name.

Please don't call up and ask who it is as we won't tell you, and if anyone does tell you they will be lying because we haven't told anyone who they are!

Secret Knock Classified • Attendee Eyes Only

Besides our amazing lineup of featured guests, what makes Secret Knock so different?

★★ ★ GUARANTEED NO SALES PITCHES ★★ ★
 

This is a premium, all-inclusive event. It is not a “pitch fest” like most other live events these days. There are NO crazy back of the room sales offers and no one is going to be holding back their best stuff for later!

 

★★ ★ UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO ALL OUR FEATURED GUESTS ★★ ★
 

At Secret Knock, not only do you get to hear from amazing business people who have achieved at the highest levels, you actually get to meet and talk to them one-on-one! All of our featured guests sit with the audience, they consider themselves active members of our community, and they will be in attendance to participate for the full event. You get to ask them questions, have in-depth conversations and even take photos.

There’s no hiding in the green-room at Secret Knock!

 

★★ ★ BY INVITATION ONLY ★★ ★
 

Not everyone gets to be a part of the Secret Knock community and you must apply for your invitation to become a member. All applicants are pre-screened to ensure we always have the right people in the room. Who are the right people? People willing to openly share what they already know

and committed to putting into use what they learn!

★★ ★ REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE ★★ ★
 

At Secret Knock you will receive the benefit of real-world counsel versus just another dose of the kind of popular opinion spouted by most coaches, consultants and self-appointed gurus. We only bring in incredibly successful people, who have actually done and achieved what most others can only talk about. More than this, our featured guests are willing to collaborate and share their real-world business experience to help you succeed. This is definitely not your average, mainstream, as-seen-on-TV, celebrity speaker event!

 

★★ ★ INTIMATE SETTING LIMITED TO 200 PARTICIPANTS ★★ ★
 

Most live events these days try to cram as many people as possible into a room to maximise sales. We focus on quality and delivering value over quantity. Limiting attendee numbers to 200 participants allows you to to have deeper conversations with your new peers AND gives you more time to connect with our featured guests!