Andrew Horabin is a Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator, Comedian, Author, Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter and the creator of “Mick the Demotivational Speaker”.
He is the author of four books, including BULLSHIFT
Last year, Andrew took his hilarious one-man musical comedy show WHAT A MAN’S GOTTA DO on a tour of 45 towns in five states. You can buy his album here – 18 of Andrew’s songs performed by 49 musicians and singers.
More on Andrew’s work:
As a body language specialist, he has trained undercover police officers, detectives and Australian Federal Police surveillance operatives and human source handlers in such skills as infiltrating groups, establishing rapport, building trust, recognising deception and communicating for influence.
As a communication skills specialist, he has worked with big and small business, Government departments, community organisations and schools in leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, stress management and building relationships.
As a presentation skills expert, he has trained senior managers, directors, sales people, lawyers, detectives and teachers in the attitudes, knowledge and skills of giving effective presentations.
As a facilitator, Andrew has led forums, planning sessions and hypotheticals for community groups, Government agencies, businesses and educational institutions.
Andrew has also acted as Master of Ceremonies or Conference Facilitator for hundreds of conferences, awards nights and special events, including orchestral concerts with the WASO, ASO, TSO, QO and MSO.
As a motivational speaker, he has inspired athletes, sales people, leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, franchisees and 60,000 students, teachers and parents in 110 schools.
“Mick the Demotivational Speaker” – performed by both Andrew Horabin and fellow comedian Malcolm Dix – has encouraged mediocrity at conferences, awards nights and special events across Australia for hundreds of clients including (but certainly not limited to):
Alcoa, AMP, Argyle, ANZ, Australian Association of Credit Unions, Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, Australian Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, BankWest, BHP, Centrelink, Century 21 Real Estate, Edith Cowan University, Hewlett Packard, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Orrcon Steel, Perpetual Trustees, Rio Tinto, Seasol, Super Liquor (NZ), St. Andrew’s Insurance, Travellers Choice, West Coast Eagles, Western Power and Wesfarmers.
You can click on Where’s Andrew? to get a better idea of where Andrew works and with whom.
He is the author of three corporate books, entitled:
LOSE THE TEENAGE FACE
THE LISTENING KING.
Andrew is a natural, passionate, creative and highly skilled speaker who was lucky enough to find his calling early in life.
He has been self-employed for eighteen years, starting at age 18, including nine years in a partnership that employed thirty people in four states. He has lost and made money in business and led many community, commercial and artistic projects.
He has succeeded through initiative, creativity, persistence and by constantly refining his skills.
At conferences, Andrew often provides multiple services:
Conference Facilitator – providing advice on the design of the event and taking care of all MC duties, but also handling panel sessions, discussions, debates or hypotheticals when required.
Keynote Speaker – for a provocative opener, an uplifting after-luncher or maybe a theme-weaving closer.
Workshop Facilitator – for hilarious, practical breakout workshops.
“Mick the Demotivational Speaker” – at the conference dinner or as the perfect closer.
Just for fun, Andrew is also a stand-up comedian. He has performed at two seasons of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and toured twelve towns across WA with the one-man version of his musical, WHAT A MAN’S GOTTA DO. And he has shared the stage with some of Australia’s best known acts.
He is a state and national award-winning singer/songwriter with accolades including ASA’s Australian Songwriter of the Year in 2000 and WAM Song of the Year 2003.
The first full production of his musical, WHAT A MAN’S GOTTA DO, sold out The Rechabites Hall, Perth, September 2006.
He has also written a novel, called “Sam”.
On this site, you can:
- Check Andrew’s availability
- Find out more about what he does
- Enquire about his suitability for engagements
- Buy his books or CDs
- Contact Andrew directly (email and phone are top right)
Enjoy! And thanks for visiting.
“Andrew, You were the tonic that everyone needed! What a talent to make folks ‘belly laugh’ like that. I have no idea how we are ever going to better this in future years.”
Edith Cowan University