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Marty Wilson

Resilience & Change Australia

Change Without Fear - The Science of Using Humour to Manage Stress and Conquer Your Fear of Change
What I Wish I Knew About Success - 1000 Inspirational Interviews in One Hilarious Hour
Sell Without Fear - The Psychology of Using Humour and Stories to Bypass Fear in Sales
What I Wish I Knew About (Your Conference Theme)


Marty Wilson's career path to date is nothing if not varied. He's a former pharmacist who became an award-winning advertising copywriter then a full-time stand-up comedian for 8 years before becoming a best-selling author and in-demand speaker.

The superbly funny Marty Wilson intelligently delivers meaningful keynotes and seminars with real impact. He has spent his entire professional life studying resilience, partly because he was a full-time Stand Up Comic for 8 years in the UK (and nobody knows how to bounce back from adversity like an Aussie Comic performing to the Brits!), but also because is a relentless entrepreneur who has leapt from one successful career to another – he’s a Pharmacist turned Award-Winning Advertising Copywriter turned Stand Up Comic turned Bestselling Author and Speaker. He has spoken to over 500,000 people since he first leapt up on stage in 1997. In his first 12 months Marty won Australian Comic of the Year, appeared on the Footy Show, and was invited to the UK to become a full time Stand Up. He returned home 2008 and now helps people and businesses use humour and levity to lead behaviour change in the areas of health and innovation.

Marty structures his programs on the results of over 1,000 interviews he has done with inspirational and successful people for his 11 and counting books in his bestselling What I Wish I Knew series. From footy coach Wayne Bennett to a Buddhist Nun who works with prisoners on death row in L.A., from Comic Anh Do to a mother of eleven children, from a 911 survivor to chef Maggie Beer. This makes his programs incredibly human and instantly relatable to a wide variety of audiences.

Key Facts

Countries Performed In

  • 13

Clients Past & Present

  • Toyota
  • Pfizer
  • Intel
  • Rabobank
  • American Express

Talk Time Duration

  • 60 minutes