Rob Hartnett

Business, Motivational

Rob Hartnett is the managing director of Selling Strategies International, a leading sales performance consultancy he founded in 2005 which has attracted clients such as National Australia Bank, BNZ, Clayton Utz, Ernst & Young, Draeger Medical, Giescke & Devrient, Interlease, The Victorian & NSW Governments, Tait Electronics, Nissan, and KTM. Prior to forming Selling Strategies International, Rob worked in senior management roles at Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard, where he won the coveted Asia Pacific High Achiever Award. Most recently he was a senior partner at award winning advertising agency Publicis Mojo where he worked on accounts such as Nike, Jetstar, Sensis, Hertz, Australia Post, and Telstra.

In 2010 Rob became the number one sales consultant for the worlds number one sales performance company Miller Heiman. The first time a non American has won this award.

Rob is known as an inspirational, entertaining and passionate speaker on sales, marketing, and motivation. He is the author of three books, “Fast Times Ahead”, “Selling Strategies from The Top”, and “Small Business, Big Opportunity” which has over 130,000 copies in print and is a sales performance expert on Channel 7’s “Kochies Business Builders”.
Rob is also a former world & state champion yachtsman and resides in Melbourne with his family.


  • Secrets of the Worlds Best Sales Organisations
  • Selling Strategies From The Top
  • Retail Selling Strategies From The Top
  • Fast Times Ahead – Strategies for Business Growth in Times of Change
  • Building a High Performance Business


  • The Power of Thinking BIG
  • Maximum Results in Minimum Time
  • Your Future is Your Business
  • Why Winners always Win
  • Small Business Success Made Easy
  • The Entrepreneurs Guide to Marketing
  • Tuning Sails to Tuning Two Strokes - The 7 Rules for Change
  • Fast Times Ahead - Sales & Marketing, Tips for the 21st century
  • Creating Winning Teams
  • A Better Way - Developing a Passion for Success


  • Strategic Account Management
  • Winning Major Accounts
  • Conversations for the Complex Sale
  • Managing Effective Client Interactions


“You definitely exceeded your testimonials and background info! Thanks for helping us to make the Conference the great success that it was.”
Bosch Automotive

“Thanks for the training, the feedback afterwards was excellent, and we have agreed to run fortnightly Blue sheet meetings.”

 “Rob delivered an excellent presentation that meshed perfectly with our brief. Rob took the goals of our workshop and weaved his own personal experiences and wisdom around them to provide a fantastic reinforcement to our more formal sessions.”

“Thank you Rob! What a great kick-off presentation. You’ve really set the platform for the rest of the conference. And a high performance bar – people loved your presentation.  Great effort and truly interesting stuff. We’ll have to get you to Sydney more often!”
Paul Sparkes – Event Manager

“We are pleased to say your session on Sales and Marketing in the era of Web 2.0 was voted the most popular at our state conference.”
Owners Corporation of Victoria

"Rob was well researched and complemented our program perfectly. He entertained and held our focus superbly."
Agfa Graphics Systems

"Your expertise and enthusiasm was truly inspirational to all those that attended."
American Express International

"Rob, you far exceeded my expectations of a speaker in our Masters Program. The discipline of great preparation and content delivery was excellent and it balanced perfectly with sincere enthusiasm and creating some very funny moments. It was a joy watching the master at his craft."
RMIT University

“Thanks so much for your contribution to our sales conference. Everyone today has made reference to points from your presentation.”
Calvin Klein Australia

“Rob it has been a real pleasure working with you as finding people who really understand the sales process is very difficult, so to have the chance to work with such a professional as yourself as been rewarding and enlightening."
Global Sales Director