Talita is a highly accomplished C-Suite executive, non-executive director, entrepreneur, thought leader, and renowned international speaker with over 23 years of experience in the corporate world. She has worked with some of the most recognizable global brands, including KPMG, Investec Bank, Ford Credit Europe, and BMW. As an experienced Chief Financial Officer, Talita has a deep understanding of the financial language of business, strategy, and risk. However, she also brings a unique perspective to the table as an experienced Executive Board Director for human resources, helping organizations and leaders to transform. Talita’s talks are tailor-made to suit her audience’s needs, leveraging her extensive experience as a C-Suite executive to ensure maximum benefit. Her talks include practical elements that can be implemented in everyday leadership and change. Talita is highly engaging, using relevant stories and asking questions to involve the audience and keep them captivated throughout her speeches.
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SAICA Finance Leaders Symposia: South Africa, April 2019
We contracted Talita as our opening keynote speaker for our first SAICA Finance Leaders Symposia in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Her presentation themed ‘The strategic finance leader for a time of change’ was exactly what we needed. The content was excellent, insightful, thought-provoking and very well presented. The attendees left inspired with thoughts on how to practically change their approach to leadership and change. Talita took challenging questions with ease, engaging the audience with her authentic, open style.
Marketing Director: SAICA
The Finance Directors’ Forum, London 2019
Our thanks to Talita for her outstanding presentation ‘Inspiring finance teams to adopt change for greater impact and sustainable success’ to our recent Finance Directors’ Forum. Talita lives and breathes change and answered probing questions with honesty and clarity - an amazing session that left the attendees inspired and filled with new insights!
What various attendees said:
Very relevant topic put across with great energy and passion
Brilliant presentation and format
Engaging presentation and thought-provoking
Sunrise Breakfast at ESMO, Munich 2018
Touch Associates, in October 2018, contracted to work with Talita Ferreira with the remit to present as a motivational speaker on behalf of a Global Pharmaceutical company at an internal event as part of an international medical congress that took place in Munich, Germany. Talita proved from the onset of the project to be a very committed and professional individual who executed the commission in line with the provided brief, proactively requesting additional information where required to ensure she was able to deliver the required messaging with alignment to her own beliefs and deliverables.
The client company were extremely happy with the final presentation and received many positive responses from the audience as to the effectiveness of the content, the professionalism and the warmth of the presenter with additional feedback that the take-home messages really resonated with many in the room.
CFO event London, 2018
Talita’s keynote appealed to a diverse group of leaders. She credibly combines her own leadership and change examples with a variety of relevant publications and research. The result was a keynote that inspired participants and served as a great opening for interesting dialogue during the panel discussion.
Global Commercial CFO
Generation CFO panel debate, London, 2018
Talita spoke at the Generation CFO panel debate in London #CFOdebate. She provided an excellent research-based keynote opener to the evening’s debate, informative and well-paced. It was a pleasure to work with her. The audience was very engaged and we received great feedback. Highly professional, highly recommended.
CEO, Generation CFO
Integrity and Legal Affairs conference, Germany, 2018
“The speech by Ms Ferreira was the absolute highlight! Inspiring and encouraging.”
“…a great event with enough time for networking and with a great keynote speech!”
“Talita, your keynote at our Volkswagen Group (Integrity and Legal Affairs) employee meeting is still in a lot of people’s minds. Thanks again, also for your article. You are one of the most inspiring persons I know. Keep going.”
Hiltrud Werner, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen AG
Finance Directors’ Forum, London, 2018
The evaluation results for Talita Ferreira’s presentation at our recent Finance Directors’ Forum were exceptional. She was able to craft a message for our audience that combined her body of expertise with their immediate needs, she gave her audience immediately useful takeaways. Her delivery was exemplary. The audience left feeling excited and motivated. Thanks for a great presentation.
Teresa Zargouni, Richmond events and conference manager
“The CFO Conference – Leadership Beyond Finance”, Cyprus, 2018
Talita’s take on the subject of taking one’s career and life into one’s own hands in a positive way to effect a fundamental change to rise above one’s own limitations is quite inspiring.
World Trade Centre Cyprus
Office Show London, 2018
“Thanks for the inspiration!”
“Talita was a presenter in the keynote area of the Office Show 2018. Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious and her honesty is refreshing. Talita’s message resonated with me because I have learnt from experience that sharing one’s vulnerability can be inspirational to other people. The audience was smaller than anticipated due to the bad weather, but Talita shared her bold story with us and we stayed on after the session to discuss Talita’s insights in more detail.”
Karen Richman, Dell EMC
“Really enjoyed your keynote session on Authentic Power.”
Participant, Office Show
BMW Rad Hub event, Munich, 2017
“Talita is one of the most authentic people I know. She not only talks about what she believes in, but she also demonstrably lives it, and is an inspiration for anyone who gets to know her. As a highly talented speaker, she knows how to engage an audience hanging on her lips. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she is a true role model for people trying to rediscover their authentic self, especially in their working life. I strongly recommend that you connect with her and the many other influencers in her network to get yourself a dose of unmistakable Talita tonic!”
Michaela Gilg, BMW AG Group Communications
Institute of Directors, 2017
“Talita delivers thought-provoking content for senior executives that draws on intensive research for her books and career experience with one of the world’s leading prestige brands.”
John Palmer, CEO, exec4
Future Insights Forum 2017
“what a mind-blowing presentation” I and others really enjoyed and learned from.”
Terry Hodgkinson, CBE
Institute of Directors Advance: Insight workshop 2017
“It was truly inspiring. It reminded me so much of the importance of recognising fulfilment rather than just focusing on achievement. After all, for me, fulfilment comes from respecting and enjoying the journey rather than merely seeking happiness in the destination. I believe this will surely gather momentum until it is embraced by so many of us that it reaches a critical mass.”
Anthony Feilden, Director, Psychologist, Resilient Mindset Ltd.
Park Lane Women in Business event, 2016
“Talita spoke at our Women in Business themed event as part of the Electric Week celebration at BMWi on Park Lane. We felt she was a perfect collaborator for the occasion because her evident passion for inspirational leadership, diversity of thought and her constructive challenging of the status quo, complimented the visionary and forward-looking theme of our evening. Her story of international success in such a fast-moving sector was of much interest and had great resonance for those people present.”
Mark Worthington, former Managing Director, BMW Park Lane Ltd
Accenture Annual International Women’s event, 2016
“Talita was a breath of fresh air on the panel at our annual International Women’s event. She has the innate ability to hold an inclusive yet challenging debate while remaining true to her core values. It was refreshing to hear her candid, insightful and humorous perspective on authenticity and why this is critical in leadership today, as well as important to our individual well-being. We had fantastic feedback from the audience thanks to Talita!”
Zahra Bahrololoumi, Accenture Managing Director UK, Ireland
Human Capital and Diversity