Gabrielle Dolan

Director, Gabrielle Dolan Consulting


Gabrielle Dolan can tell you a story or two.


In fact, it was while working in a senior leadership role at National Australia

Bank that she realised the power of storytelling in effective business

communication. Since that epiphany, Gabrielle has found her calling as a

global thought leader on authentic leadership and business storytelling.


A highly sought-after keynote speaker, educator and author, Gabrielle has

worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world and

helped countless of Australia’s top 50 ASX companies and multinationals to

humanise their communications - Accenture, EY, VISA, Uber, Australia Post,

National Australia Bank, Amazon and International Committee Red Cross to

name drop a few.


She holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from Swinburne

University, an associate diploma in education and training from the University

of Melbourne, and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive

Education in both the Art and Practice of Leadership Development and Women

and Power: Leadership in a New World.


Gabrielle is also the bestselling author of Ignite: Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real

Results (2015) which reached the top 5 on Australia’s bestselling business books.

Her other published books include Storytelling for Job Interviews (2016),

Hooked: How Leaders Connect, Engage and Inspire with Storytelling (2013), and

Stories for Work: The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling (2017). Her latest

Wiley publication, Real Communication: How to be you and lead true, was

published in May, 2019.


Bringing humanity to the way business people communicate isn’t just a career,

it’s a calling. The ultimate expression of her passion for the cause is her Jargon

Free Fridays movement/ global revolution (jargonfreefridays.com).