As a business owner and operator for over 30 years, Bill Zammit has travelled a long and interesting road to get to Darwin where he now resides, as a passionate advocate for the Northern Territory. One of the more endearing attributes of the NT is the requirement that its leading citizens are able to tell a good yarn – and Bill tells some of the best.
Bill created a highly successful safari company called Billy Can Tours which travelled to some of the most remote areas of Australia. That was a culmination of a long and chequered career path that saw him as a Melbourne tram conductor, a dishwasher, masseuse, white water rafting guide, on a mission in PNG, teaching bread making and working in Family Day Care. From a migrant family in inner city Melbourne who had the foresight to send him to the Boy Scouts as a child – Bill has forged a fabulous career and now shares his insights and anecdotes as a gifted orator.
Following the sale of his safari business, Bill travelled to India to study the enlivening practice of ‘Laughter for no reason’ – or Laughing Yoga. There are no tricky yoga moves in this refreshing stress busting practice, just lots of laughs and a fabulous method of reducing tension and reviving flagging spirits. Bill’s presentations leave his audience revitalised and in possession of a new and simple tool for handling day to day pressure.
Bill inspired incredible loyalty from his guides and staff when running his safari company. His guides were out in the wilds with passengers from all over the world, many with limited English, in a challenging environment with thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment. Bill’s trust in his training programmes and his staff were brought about by his unique but simple leadership and management style. Bill will share his motivational, inspirational and effective techniques for reducing staff turnover, motivating employees and creating and maintaining a happy workplace.
Bill has extensive experience delivering presentations throughout the UK, USA, Europe and Scandinavia as well as all over Australia. Bill now works with Indigenous Business Australia as a mentor and consultant and considers Kakadu National Park to be his office. He is a proud ambassador for the Aboriginal people and the treasure trove of knowledge for the Aboriginal rock art in the region.