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Entrepreneurial genius, Troy Hazard has founded and nurtured twelve businesses over two decades. He’s taken charge of businesses that are a few days from bankruptcy, turned them around at the last minute, consulted to countless companies, and shared his keys to success with audiences in 23 countries.

Troy’s ventures stretch across numerous industries including pools, pizza, and the technology sector. He is the former Global President of the prestigious Entrepreneurs’ Organization and a best-selling Amazon author. A recognized Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speaker Association, Troy points out, "The key thing about what I have to share is that I've done it – I'm speaking from experience, the good and the bad."

Troy’s trusted expertise and keen communication skills made him the ideal host for two national network television shows in Australia - Inside Franchising and Don't Come Monday. He is one of the few Australians to successfully make his way into the U.S, television market. His latest business talk show, Gettin' Down 2 Business, can be seen on the BizTV Cable Network and through TiVo.

Full Profile

There are theory specialists and then there are those who have been there. Troy Hazard, recent Global President of the elite Entrepreneurs′ Organisation, has survived moments of sheer desperation in business. Drawing from a lifetime of innovative, real-life leadership experience, Hazard now shares with businesses his powerful Lessons from the Edge.

How do you make the right decision when you′re faced with a situation you′ve never experienced before? What do your customers really want from your company and how do you ensure your relationships with your consumers are as strong as possible? How do you recognise trouble and change your strategy accordingly?

There are few situations in the business world that Troy Hazard has not experienced and survived – from massive financial loss to stunning success. The entrepreneurial genius, who has founded and nurtured ten businesses over two decades, has been a few days from bankruptcy, has turned around businesses that were making enormous losses and has consulted to countless successful companies.

Hazard′s business talents earned him international respect, so much so that he was elected by the worlds foremost business leaders for the role of Global President of the Entrepreneurs′ Organisation, a role he says was one of his greatest challenges.

“That was by far the toughest leadership position I have held,” he admits, speaking of an organisation that represents a global community of successful business owners. “I was leading leaders who lead leaders who lead people – a large collection of the world′s most brilliant business minds, and they all at some stage thought they could do the job better than I could. It was extremely challenging and rewarding, and thrilling at the same time.”

Hazard′s experiences in the business world have allowed him valuable insight into the workings of organisations and the minds of customers. Most business owners, for instance, believe they have a great relationship with their customers when in fact only twenty per cent really do. Why? Because business owners believe that, when a customer comes in to purchase a product or service, this constitutes a relationship. They assume their customers care about them!

It′s this same experience that gives Hazard such great value as a Certified Professional Speaker. “Some of my businesses have failed and that has taught me many important lessons that you don′t learn at business school,” Hazard says. He drills down success into four key areas: understanding your own personal values, being a visionary leader, solid market positioning, and customer relationships. “The key thing about what I have to share is that I’ve done it – I′m speaking from experience, the good and the bad.”

Troy’s Lessons from the Edge provide businesses with potent and refined tools, all of which have been road tested in real-world situations and none of which you will ever learn about in business school.

    • Former Global President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (2006/07)
    • Current host of his own Cable TV talk show – ‘Gettin’ Down 2 Business’, on the BizTV Cable Network and TiVo,broadcasting into 20 million homes each week
    • Owned 11 businesses in over 20 years
    • Co-host of ‘The Big Biz’ Show on CBS Talk Radio and Business Talk Radio Network
    • Former host in native country of Australia of hugely successful TV shows ‘Inside Franchising’ and ‘Don’t Come Monday’
    • Author of the Amazon.com Business Books Bestseller, Future-Proofing Your Business
    • Spoken in 23 countries


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Keynote Speech


Troy Hazard shares the biggest single change he made at every single company he’s taken under his wing. Each day, he asked his team, either in person or on the phone three questions that got them on course: “What did you achieve yesterday?” “What are you going to achieve today?” and “How are you going to do it better tomorrow?”

This set of questions helped his companies and leadership team constantly evolve in a world where nothing stays the same. Pointing out that the competition had to deal with the same problems as his own organizations, Troy explains, “Our key is to embrace that evolution, know it’s happening, deal with it, and get on with it and let [our competitors] fade and moan about it while we get in front of it.”

Troy Hazard, Business Speaker: Sizzle Reel



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A seasoned entrepreneur who has navigated the ups and downs of the business world, Troy Hazard delivers priceless lessons on four key aspects of company life: understanding your own personal values, being a visionary leader, solid market positioning, and customer relationships. He presents road-tested tactics for each area, keeping the entire audience involved from beginning to end.

Troy tailors his programs specifically to meet organizers’ objectives, carefully choosing the most relevant content for each audience.

    FutureProofing Your Business:
    With ten start-up companies in 20 years, Hazard has seen a number of companies take the step from being a good business to truly finding their Edge. This presentation encompasses a number of stories and case studies from both his own businesses and those with which he has worked as a consultant all over the world. He will share stories of the success of buying an ailing Internet business that was losing $60,000 a month and then turning it around to being profitable within 90 days. He will also share his own personal experiences of what happens when you take your eyes off maintaining ‘The Edge’ in business, stop looking to the future and get stuck in the past.

    Leadership Lessons:
    Leading people is not easy, just ask the recent Global President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation. In this session, Troy will share some of the lessons he and his peers learned in that role as leaders of leaders, and leaders of teams. Armed with this information you will be more focused, balanced, aware, and effective. He will reveal the four key character traits that make up a good leader and offer real world business experiences that demonstrate how to improve your skills to maximise the impact on those you lead.

    Revenue Through Relationship Marketing:
    In this presentation Troy will reveal the real meaning of relationship marketing. He will demonstrate what defines best practice when you are building a customer relationship marketing program for your business and show you how to get a programme started easily and effectively. Troy will offer examples of some of the better relationship marketing programmes he has developed for brands, how they worked, why they worked and who they worked for.

    Change or Die:
    As part of his entrepreneurial adventure, Troy has spent years developing contacts around the globe so he can help drive his businesses and compete in a rapidly changing business environment. This presentation will encompass great change management tactics, including the four killers of business and how to avoid them, the five key drivers to making your business a success and how to predict and prepare for problems along the way.



Troy Hazard Speaker Testimonials Back to top

    CEO Entrepreneurs Organisation
    "Hazard is a sensation. Our members can′t get enough of him. Troy Hazard is one of the best speakers we′ve ever had. He′s crisp, funny and smart. A true winner."

    Director - Bank of Houston
    "Troy is one of the most dynamic and exciting speakers I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. He doesn′t waste time with "filler" material like some speakers - he goes straight to the heart! He was dynamic, informative and provided great take home value."

    Vice President, Events, Entrepreneurs’ Organization
    “Troy gets it. He is able to tailor his messaging appropriately – without all of the fluff that turns people off. His energetic style engages the group, whether it is large or small, and his delivery is effective as he gets straight to the point and drives it home. As an event manager, I love working with Troy as he takes the time to understand our objectives and is then able to just roll with it.”

    President, dart appraisal.com
    "Troy Hazard completely creates positive energy on stage, by far the most exciting speaker I have had the pleasure of witnessing over my past 40 years! He has even been able to entertain a group of 500 people, while they are eating a loud lunch in a Hotel Ballroom. Troy is very quick on his feet and also able to roll with any last minute changes needed to accommodate any schedule or activity."

    Cartridge World
    "Troy′s fantastic skill of keeping everyone involved in the Conference, linking presenters with his personal experiences proved to us his extreme talent. All attendees agreed on the professionalism he showed lifted the Conference to another level."

    ACP Magazines
    "Troy came highly recommended and did not disappoint. He won our audience over quickly with his natural enthusiasm and charm and his comfort of putting his own mistakes, and successes, on show and educating from them. He tailored the content of his presentation to our audience so they felt strongly that he understood the particular stresses and opportunities. I would highly recommend Troy to anyone looking for a fun, engaging and knowledgeable independent business expert."

    Choice Hotels
    “Troy’s Keynote session provided outstanding content, highly relevant to the audience and simultaneously in line with the conference theme “The Future is NOW”. His delivery style was highly dynamic and created the perfect balance of business and motivational session. Troy’s input throughout the event received excellent feedback from the entire Choice Hotels Team and the delegates."

    ALH Group Limited
    "Over the past 6 years The ALH Group has utilised the services of Troy Hazard and ′′The Edge′′ to develop our 52 venue management teams skills in local area marketing. Troy′s presentation style, understanding of local marketing for businesses and his real life experiences have made this program a great success for our business and the personal development of our individual team members. I have no hesitation in recommending ′′The Edge′′ to any business operator that want to make a real difference in their businesses performance."

    Corporate Division Flight Centre Limited
    "Just a brief note to say thank you so much for your efforts in at our international sales conference in Hong Kong. You did an outstanding job of bringing our global team together and getting them to think laterally about how we manage our sales process, our customers and our relationships in business.

    The feedback from the event has been fantastic. There has been a buzz around the world throughout a number of the divisions in Flight Centre Limited, and the event has been noted as one of our most successful and highest rated conferences ever! See you in Melbourne in July for a follow up presentation to our team."

    Professionals Real Estate Group
    "An hour and a half with Troy made a dynamic difference to my own business and to those of my 70 fellow Marketing group members. Thanks Troy for your positive input and direction and the way in which you made the local area marketing process a simple thing for my members to understand, follow and implement. Its still a jungle out there but now we are armed with the right tools to go far beyond survival in it !!"

    RealCorp Systems Ltd
    "Our Members loved Troy′s ′earthy, friendly style′ and the feedback included comments such as ′′Top man/powerful message!, excellent, great, give him more time, vibrant, exciting′′ so clearly the presentation was a great success. Congratulations Troy on an excellent presentation we will definitely have you back for more training with the group."

    G.J Gardner Homes
    "The group thoroughly enjoyed your session. They were impressed with the intensity of it and the knowledge you passed on - in fact, several commented they could have had more time. We′d love to have you back next year. I also take this opportunity to say Thanks on behalf of the group, knowing they have taken idea′s back with them to put into practice within their own business."

    Collins Booksellers
    ′′Troy Hazard made a big impact on our people. His relevance for retailers confronted with the issue of growing their business was totally appropriate to our needs."

    Harcourts Real Estate Group Ltd.
    ′′For Troy to receive the evaluations he did highlights the preparation he undertook and the professionalism he obviously possesses. Many commented on his presentation skills and how well he knew ′′the Harcourt Way′′. Troy is a great presenter and speaker who I would definitely recommend to others.′′




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    CEO Entrepreneurs Organisation
    "Hazard is a sensation. Our members can′t get enough of him. Troy Hazard is one of the best speakers we′ve ever had. He′s crisp, funny and smart. A true winner."

    Director - Bank of Houston
    "Troy is one of the most dynamic and exciting speakers I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. He doesn′t waste time with "filler" material like some speakers - he goes straight to the heart! He was dynamic, informative and provided great take home value."

    Vice President, Events, Entrepreneurs’ Organization
    “Troy gets it. He is able to tailor his messaging appropriately – without all of the fluff that turns people off. His energetic style engages the group, whether it is large or small, and his delivery is effective as he gets straight to the point and drives it home. As an event manager, I love working with Troy as he takes the time to understand our objectives and is then able to just roll with it.”

    President, dart appraisal.com
    "Troy Hazard completely creates positive energy on stage, by far the most exciting speaker I have had the pleasure of witnessing over my past 40 years! He has even been able to entertain a group of 500 people, while they are eating a loud lunch in a Hotel Ballroom. Troy is very quick on his feet and also able to roll with any last minute changes needed to accommodate any schedule or activity."

    Cartridge World
    "Troy′s fantastic skill of keeping everyone involved in the Conference, linking presenters with his personal experiences proved to us his extreme talent. All attendees agreed on the professionalism he showed lifted the Conference to another level."

    ACP Magazines
    "Troy came highly recommended and did not disappoint. He won our audience over quickly with his natural enthusiasm and charm and his comfort of putting his own mistakes, and successes, on show and educating from them. He tailored the content of his presentation to our audience so they felt strongly that he understood the particular stresses and opportunities. I would highly recommend Troy to anyone looking for a fun, engaging and knowledgeable independent business expert."

    Choice Hotels
    “Troy’s Keynote session provided outstanding content, highly relevant to the audience and simultaneously in line with the conference theme “The Future is NOW”. His delivery style was highly dynamic and created the perfect balance of business and motivational session. Troy’s input throughout the event received excellent feedback from the entire Choice Hotels Team and the delegates."

    ALH Group Limited
    "Over the past 6 years The ALH Group has utilised the services of Troy Hazard and ′′The Edge′′ to develop our 52 venue management teams skills in local area marketing. Troy′s presentation style, understanding of local marketing for businesses and his real life experiences have made this program a great success for our business and the personal development of our individual team members. I have no hesitation in recommending ′′The Edge′′ to any business operator that want to make a real difference in their businesses performance."

    Corporate Division Flight Centre Limited
    "Just a brief note to say thank you so much for your efforts in at our international sales conference in Hong Kong. You did an outstanding job of bringing our global team together and getting them to think laterally about how we manage our sales process, our customers and our relationships in business.

    The feedback from the event has been fantastic. There has been a buzz around the world throughout a number of the divisions in Flight Centre Limited, and the event has been noted as one of our most successful and highest rated conferences ever! See you in Melbourne in July for a follow up presentation to our team."

    Professionals Real Estate Group
    "An hour and a half with Troy made a dynamic difference to my own business and to those of my 70 fellow Marketing group members. Thanks Troy for your positive input and direction and the way in which you made the local area marketing process a simple thing for my members to understand, follow and implement. Its still a jungle out there but now we are armed with the right tools to go far beyond survival in it !!"

    RealCorp Systems Ltd
    "Our Members loved Troy′s ′earthy, friendly style′ and the feedback included comments such as ′′Top man/powerful message!, excellent, great, give him more time, vibrant, exciting′′ so clearly the presentation was a great success. Congratulations Troy on an excellent presentation we will definitely have you back for more training with the group."

    G.J Gardner Homes
    "The group thoroughly enjoyed your session. They were impressed with the intensity of it and the knowledge you passed on - in fact, several commented they could have had more time. We′d love to have you back next year. I also take this opportunity to say Thanks on behalf of the group, knowing they have taken idea′s back with them to put into practice within their own business."

    Collins Booksellers
    ′′Troy Hazard made a big impact on our people. His relevance for retailers confronted with the issue of growing their business was totally appropriate to our needs."

    Harcourts Real Estate Group Ltd.
    ′′For Troy to receive the evaluations he did highlights the preparation he undertook and the professionalism he obviously possesses. Many commented on his presentation skills and how well he knew ′′the Harcourt Way′′. Troy is a great presenter and speaker who I would definitely recommend to others.′′


Proofing your business-Troy Hazard

Future-Proofing Your Business

After years as a consultant to some of the world's biggest brands and having owned ten companies himself, Troy Hazard has learned crucial lessons on predicting potential business issues before you experience them. Now Troy offers you the skills to prepare your business for a better future. Along with his stories of what works, he also shares his experiences of what doesn't work. With a mix of entertaining real life extracts, client case studies, and personal experiences, Future Proofing Your Business offers potent and refined tools that have been road tested in real-world situations and aren't taught in business school.

Learn how to turn obstacles into opportunities Break down business barriers created by bad belief systems Develop powerful leadership skills through stronger personal awareness Know if you're driving your business into the future or into the ground Discover how to make change a consciousness not just an action. Understand your future through a greater understanding of yourself All through the author's extensive experience in his own companies and as a consultant for major world brands

Troy’s philosophy on how to future-proof your business is anchored in one core belief: "Business happens in cycles. Your ability to manage these cycles successfully lies in how you interpret information from the past and deal with it in the present, to be more resilient through cycles of the future."

Troy Hazard (San Diego CA.; www.troyhazard.com) has founded and nurtured ten businesses over two decades, turned around businesses that were experiencing enormous losses, and consulted to countless successful companies around the world. These business talents earned him international respect, so much so that he was elected by the world's foremost business leaders for the role of Global President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. For over a decade Troy has been a host and regular guest on many national television and radio shows as a business commentator and a feature writer for magazines. More recently he has become a regular voice of authority on The Biz Television Network, the CBS Talk Radio Network, and the Business Talk Radio Network, and is a regular writer in publications across the country.

    FutureProofing Your Business:
    With ten start-up companies in 20 years, Hazard has seen a number of companies take the step from being a good business to truly finding their Edge. This presentation encompasses a number of stories and case studies from both his own businesses and those with which he has worked as a consultant all over the world. He will share stories of the success of buying an ailing Internet business that was losing $60,000 a month and then turning it around to being profitable within 90 days. He will also share his own personal experiences of what happens when you take your eyes off maintaining ‘The Edge’ in business, stop looking to the future and get stuck in the past.

    Leadership Lessons:
    Leading people is not easy, just ask the recent Global President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation. In this session, Troy will share some of the lessons he and his peers learned in that role as leaders of leaders, and leaders of teams. Armed with this information you will be more focused, balanced, aware, and effective. He will reveal the four key character traits that make up a good leader and offer real world business experiences that demonstrate how to improve your skills to maximise the impact on those you lead.

    Revenue Through Relationship Marketing:
    In this presentation Troy will reveal the real meaning of relationship marketing. He will demonstrate what defines best practice when you are building a customer relationship marketing program for your business and show you how to get a programme started easily and effectively. Troy will offer examples of some of the better relationship marketing programmes he has developed for brands, how they worked, why they worked and who they worked for.

    Change or Die:
    As part of his entrepreneurial adventure, Troy has spent years developing contacts around the globe so he can help drive his businesses and compete in a rapidly changing business environment. This presentation will encompass great change management tactics, including the four killers of business and how to avoid them, the five key drivers to making your business a success and how to predict and prepare for problems along the way.



Keynote Speech


Troy Hazard shares the biggest single change he made at every single company he’s taken under his wing. Each day, he asked his team, either in person or on the phone three questions that got them on course: “What did you achieve yesterday?” “What are you going to achieve today?” and “How are you going to do it better tomorrow?”

This set of questions helped his companies and leadership team constantly evolve in a world where nothing stays the same. Pointing out that the competition had to deal with the same problems as his own organizations, Troy explains, “Our key is to embrace that evolution, know it’s happening, deal with it, and get on with it and let [our competitors] fade and moan about it while we get in front of it.”

Troy Hazard, Business Speaker: Sizzle Reel