Terry Hawkins

Terry Hawkins

Meet Terry Hawkins. Inspiring. Dynamic. Australian. Top Global Female Motivational Speaker

About Terry Hawkins

Ask Terry what her specialty is and she will tell you simply – PEOPLE. Terry knows how to give her audience a great time while they learn strategies that can change the way they look and feel about life and business forever! She is a masterful educator in attitudinal and mindset change, cutting edge sales techniques, leadership development, temperament theories and relationship connectors, and communication strategies to name but a few. She has spoken to every industry imaginable using her uncanny ability to relate to any audience and her gifted simplicity to assist in the evolution of corporations and the people within those corporations.

In 1989, Terry Hawkins founded People in Progress Global, now Progress Retail, an e-learning and sales management software company. She pioneered empathy-based sales and management training with a purely in-person training facilitation model. The business’ core education product, C.A.R.E. Customers Are Really Everything® has had over 25 years of durability in its analog, in-person format as a front-line retail sales system. Recognizing “software is eating the world”, Terry pivoted the business with the launch of its retail human capital platform in 2017.


“What an amazing impact you had on our delegates at our global conference. This is the first time ever that a speaker has received a standing ovation at one of our conferences. Your vitality, energy and raw passion was overwhelming. “

CEO Luxottica

“For more than a decade People In Progress Global partnered with us to create exceptional experiences and results, for both our customers and team alike. They stand alone in Retail Transformation.”

CEO Mecca Brands

“I just had the pleasure of experiencing Terry Hawkins as part of our National Sales Conference. I oversee a sales team of over 100 executives with a portfolio of 55 shopping centers in the US. I have to tell you that in 25 years in this industry Terry‘s presentation was by far the most insightful, the most intriguing, the most relevant and most importantly personal experience I have ever seen. I see nothing but immense value for my team members in their personal and professional growth."

Ted Kaminski - Senior Vice President Specialty Leasing, WESTFIELD, USA

“We knew you would be fantastic - but we could never have imagined what a great response we'd get! I can't thank you enough for making it such a special lunch. We have had nothing but positive comments . . . several ladies have said ... 'she's changed my view on life!' WOW! Congratulations! Your message was such a strong one !”

Vicki Tiegs - Event Organiser, International Women’s Day

“Thank you for your wonderful keynote presentation at our Easter Seals Convention in Washington D.C. Your message was outstanding and your session was one of the most highly rated sessions of the Convention (3.9 on a 4.0 scale). Easter Seals deeply appreciates you and your special relationship with us and Ability First Australia.”

Donald E. Jackson - Chief Operating Officer, Easter Seals

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