Speaking

Dr Rick is an inspiring, motivational and entertaining speaker.  He regularly speaks at corporate, medical, educational and community group conferences and seminars.  Talk and seminar topics include:

Promoting healthy eating behaviour, healthy weight and protecting our children from eating disorders (*Increasingly relevant and requested for school settings. For teachers and administration staff, for parent evenings/breakfasts, and for school children)

If not dieting, then what?

How to become a mindful eater (*includes Dr Rick's famous chocolate eating awareness exercise)

From Weight to Wellbeing

Golden guidelines for healthy living

How to eat chocolate without feeling guilty! 

5 golden guidelines for guilt-free healthy eating

Balancing health, weight and happiness

 


'Rick was so profound on Tuesday night in the most down to earth & simple way. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.'
Michaela Olijnyk


'Dr Rick Kausman was engaged as the speaker for an evening event on the topic of 'If not dieting, then what?' Rick is highly professional and well organised. He presented with passion and humour and the feedback from the audience of 250 was overwhelmingly enthusiastic and positive.  I would not hesitate to engage Rick to speak again and would most definitely recommend him for his expertise, practical insights and his most entertaining and engaging manner.'
Catherine Brandon, Director of Programs: Research and Performance, Genazzano FCJ College


'I have worked with, and personally known Dr Rick Kausman for nearly 15 years. Rick is an absolute professional, with enormous intelligence, compassion and expertise. Rick's ability to communicate with audiences from a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives is exemplary and this is, undoubtedly why he is so successful. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him as a speaker, project partner or change agent.'
Jenny Jackson, CEO, Manningham Community Health


'Rick addressed over 150 parents at our Parent Education Evening series. He engaged our parents immediately as he spoke about healthy weight management and the fact that weight loss dieting doesn't work. His concepts of “everyday and sometimes food” struck a chord with our audience and many walked away with ideas for both themselves and their children on how to eat sensibly and well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rick as a world class speaker. He speaks intelligently and empathically and challenges conventional thinking about food and healthy eating in the context of optimal health.'
Tim Jezard, Head of Student Services, Overnewton Anglican Community College


'Rick, thank you very much for a stunning presentation on Tuesday. You wowed us all, and the conversations about your material continued during the conference.'
Dr Catherine Hamilton, BP Australasia

Dear Dr Rick,
I would like to thank you for the inspirational session.  You really opened my mind to a whole new way of thinking about food, and I'm now 'hungry' for more!'
Louise, RWH talk


After your talk at the Jean Hailes Foundation, I have been talking to everyone about you and what you have told us.  It had such an amazing impact on me and since then I have been eating more consciously and enjoying my food.  I have even started using more positive language around food, especially using your example about "sometimes" food and always food.  I have also introduced that example in my talks as a health educator.  The cards that you gave us that day are in my handbag.  I am so grateful to you and happy that you exist.
Kindest Regards,
Renata Lacevic, Health Educator

 

Excellent.  Dr Rick delivered his presentation about a subject of national concern in a genuine and warm-hearted manner.  He engaged the audience by sharing anecdotal stories which encouraged their participation.  A true professional.
Marilyn Burton, Australian Institute of Management, South Australia 

 


Dear Rick,
Your expertise certainly provided dinner attendees to an entertaining and educational experience. 
Yours sincerely,

Dr Mrin Nayagam, Chair, Women in General Practice Committee, RACGP Victoria Faculty

 


Dear Dr Rick,

All my thanks go to you for allowing the time to come to Donald!  The evening was brilliant!  The whole town can't stop talking about how wonderful your presentation was!  You are making a difference in so many people's lives, and for that you need to be congratulated!  Thanks for making a topic that is often difficult to discuss so informative, fun and light hearted!
Thanks again.
Leah Anderson, Health Promotion, East Wimmera Health Service

 

Dear Rick,
Thank you on behalf of Nutrition Australia (QLD Division) for speaking at our Falling in Love with Food seminar.  The feedback was great.  Your presentation was engaging, topical, and attendees were on the edge of their seats.  Comments included:  'Thoroughly enjoyable and a great education' and 'Dr Rick was fabulous'.
Yours sincerely,
Kerryn Dowding, Dietitian, Nutrition Australia (QLD Division)

 

Thank you so much.  We now feel informed and empowered.  Your humour and content made for a great event.
Rachel Robertson, Young Presidents Organisation

 

Thank you so much for a fantastic evening - educational, humorous and thought provoking.
Cheryl Martin, Education Manager, Bendigo Division of GP

 

I would like to personally thank Rick Kausman for his magnificent presentation at DOI which provided an excellent start to our 'Occupational Health & Safety Week'.  Rick spoke with great passion and managed to capture the audience through a very informative and practical presentation that was also spiced with plenty of good humour.  All that attended were thoroughly entertained, and many people provided me with positive comments following his appearance.  I wish Rick all the best and have no hesitation in recommending him as a speaker for both corporate and private events.
Ryan Smart, Department of Infrastructure, Melbourne

 

*'By the way the talk was fabulous - very much up my alley'
*'Excellent - in fact I got up to congratulate him and wish him all the best to educate the masses'
*'The comments I received were all excellent ones - so much so that staff were still talking about it after his presentation..'
*'Informative, entertaining and interactive'

Some feedback from Monash Council lunch function

 

Thank YOU so much for this morning.  It was a most enlightening presentation that you gave and it appealed to the audience perfectly.  Thanks again and all the best.
Tania Kullmann, General Manager, Sydney, TNS

 

I am always fascinated by the individual patient stories you have and the wealth of information you so easily share to a wide range of audiences.  Feedback following your session was very positive.
Sabina Bradfield, Public Relations, The Body Shop.

 

A great success.
Cathie Maclean, Health and Fitness Co-ordinator, Coles Myer Ltd.

 

Your passion, experience and commitment to the practice of assisting people to live the healthiest lives possible is truly an inspiration to those fortunate enough to hear you speak.
Dr Zoe McCallum, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

 

I found Wednesday night's session with Dr Rick a life changing event.  For the first time in over 18 years I am not looking at food as "the enemy".  I have struggled with my weight and appalling body image since I was 18 - Dr Rick has given me strategies for taking really positive steps to address so many of the issues I have been obsessed with for almost my entire adult life.  Thank you for organizing this fantastic evening.
Attendee, Body Image in the Bush, Skipton

 

A personal note to thank you for the most fabulous evening on Thursday. I have had such wonderful positive feedback. The next day the staffroom was abuzz... Parents loved the evening and were thrilled with your approach which is so sensible and livable.
Beata Goldman, Gandel Besen, Mount Scopus College

 

We promised parents an entertaining, as well as an informative, session and that is certainly what you provided. Your approach was practical and humorous, with a clear message, and the feedback we have since received has been very positive.
Colin Dobson, Wesley College

 

Dr. Rick Kausman's presentation was entertaining, enlightening and inspiring.
Wangaratta Body Image Forum

 

Dr Rick was wicked!
Bairnsdale Body Image Forum

 

The feedback from the participants ..... has been incredibly positive.
Trish Mundy, Program Manager, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

 

The best talk on this subject I have ever heard.
Annual Update Course for General Practitioners.

 

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