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If you're looking for a truly unique set of speakers for your next event, Nik and Harry's story will captivate your audience.

A purpose-led business where the kids have a 50% say in all major decisions—funny, hilarious, and pointed. Everyone in the room will be engaged by their refreshingly honest journey, from the lows of 2503 failed attempts to meeting world leaders and receiving the phone call every brand wishes for: Selfridges London giving them an entire showcase window.

You can book them together, or Nik on his own, for a keynote speech, panel, and Q&A session.

About Nik's not so shady past

Nik has had many careers; radio broadcaster (TripleM), creative director, donut maker & lecturer. 

He is passionate about using his creative skills to solve problems and make a positive difference, so in 2018, he set up Good Citizens with his young kids to take on the world’s plastic issue. 

It would take 752 days and thousands of failed attempts to finally launch Good Citizens Eyewear in April 2020. Good Citizens has one mission - to untrash the planet® by turning trash into good. 

Good Citizens turns single-use plastic bottles into sunglasses frames. The frames are 100% recycled and made in Australia. 

It’s become Australia’s most awarded eyewear brand & in 2021 was voted one of the top 20 coolest retailers in Australia.

The story has taken Nik and the kids to the United Nations, a feature in Forbes US and keynote speeches alongside big name CEOs at global summits as well as talking to the leadership teams of some of the world’s most respected brands including Google and Tesla.

Nik donates his time to lecture at numerous Australian universities including RMIT, UTS, UNSW to inspire the next generation to think cleverly about using recycled materials and designing for end of life.

An entertaining & motivating 15-30 minute keynote encapsulating the following areas:

Innovation

How big problems can lead to big solutions.

Purpose

How having a purpose helps you deal with failure.

Vulnerability

How being open and honest wins hearts.

Keynote Example

Global Retail Summit

Nik joined the top end of town - the CEOs of Mulberry, Pandora, Mercedes, Jigsaw & The Body Shop to name just a few - to give a keynote speech on sustainability at The Global Retail Summit in Dubai.

Keynote Example

Sydney Powerhouse Museum

What an honour! Harry and Nik were invited to The Powerhouse Museum on Earth Day 2021 to talk about the story of Good Citizens, business transparency and the sustainable design of our eyewear.

Awe-inspiring. Heartwarming.

We were absolutely delighted to have Nik and Harry grace our stage as the keynote speakers for the highly anticipated launch of Essencemediacom, the merger of two prominent media agencies in Australia. The entire day was centered around the concept of 'breakthrough thinking,' and the Good Citizens story they shared perfectly encapsulated this theme.

Their keynote presentation was truly exceptional, leaving a lasting impact on everyone in attendance. It was an awe-inspiring, heartwarming, and humor-filled experience that resonated deeply with our audience. In fact, an overwhelming 79% of our employees identified it as the most memorable highlight of the entire day.

Sophie Price. Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at essencemediacom

Swamped when he left the stage!

I reached out to Nik after I had seen a video of him presenting his brand at another event. I was completely blown away by his presentation which showcased his brand, journey and enthusiasm for what he does.

Nik came to our conference in Dubai to give a keynote speech at The Retail Summit. He spoke with passion about his sustainable journey and impressed our audience of big brand C-Suite executives from all over the world, so much so that he was swamped when he left the stage!

Gary Thatcher. CEO & Co-Founder, The Retail Summit

Captivated & inspired.

Nik & Harry are an amazing father-son speaker duo - funny, earnest & brutally honest about the challenges of trying to start a family business to help save the planet. Our team was absolutely captivated & inspired. 

Gabi Conlon. Director - Google Product Partnerships, APAC

Truly inspiring

Nik and Harry Robinson were keynotes at our events in Sydney and Melbourne, March 2023. 

Their story was truly inspiring (they pushed through, where most of us would have given up), their purpose to untrash the planet was motivating and I know everyone walked away energised to be good citizens.

All up they spoke to over 320 leaders in the media agency industry, everyone was engaged.

Linda Wong, Director, People at the Media Federation of Australia

Inspiring and contagious!

Nik was keynote speaker for our inaugural Founders Summit Leadership retreat in Byron Bay.

 The 3-day retreat attracted a high calibre group of 30 elite, fast growth company founders, seeking to take their leadership prowess to the next level through purpose.

 Nik’s talk was a master-class in embracing an authentic personal mission and embedding it into the business. He taught us that purpose is not a trade-off to creating value. That when you offer a vision and proposition that connects the market with meaning, the business becomes a movement for improving the world.

Our group was gripped by Nik’s story, his openness and humour - inspiring and contagious!

Peter Whitehead. Head of Strategic Alliances & Communities. Hamilton Locke.

They united the room

We invited Nik and Harry to speak at the opening of our investment and advisory business. A mixed crowd of clients, philanthropists, venture capital, and private equity was captivated by their story and approach to leading with a purpose. Many positive conversations flowed throughout the evening due to the talk they gave. They united the room.

James Isbell. Managing Partner at Second Sphere Partners

An authentic speaker

Thank you Nik for coming to speak at our team day. The Good Citizens story of combining passion with purpose, resilience with courage and doing it all with true yatta minahare spirit could not have been a more suitable message for our team of marketers and innovators. Everyone was raving about inspired they felt and what an authentic speaker you were. 

Penny Cheung. VP, Brand Development. Suntory Beverage & Food, Asia Pacific.

Left the audience in tears of joy.

"The Social Good Summit Australia (SGSA) is a United Nations Foundation affiliated event that connects individuals, Corporations, Not-for-profits, Government and Grassroots organisations to inspire and discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our times. Each year the SGSA brings people together to create awareness and explore the possibilities of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and fulfil the promise of creating a better world by 2030.

Harry and Nik were part of our expert speaker line up at the first Melbourne edition of the SGSA in October 2022. Their engaging and dynamic style and delightful family story left the audience in tears of joy. The double act father and son is not only a great way to inspire people to make the world a better place but equality to help people to see better ways to parenting and family life.

A great story, super engaging!"

Catia. Founder & Chief Big Believer

Engaging. Entertaining.

When we were planning a ‘brand purpose’ session with the Marketing and Communications team at The University of Sydney and looking for guest speakers, Nik Robinson from Good Citizens was the first person that came to my mind.

Nik was a perfect fit for this session and spoke passionately to the team about the Good Citizens journey and how important purpose has been in building his business and unique brand. He was engaging, entertaining and thought provoking and the team came away inspired about their own roles in working for a purposeful brand.

Skye Murray. Head. Digital Performance. The University of Sydney .

A delight and a wonderful reminder

Good Citizens presented, to the VMware team as a part of our sustainability drive, bringing together their journey and drivers behind their product and family run business.

Speaking, essentially to sales and marketing execs, Nic came across as passionate, yet humble, engaging with the audience in a way that tied back perfectly with VMware's EPIC2 sustainable pillars.

Whilst being brutally honest about the struggles of getting product to market, Nik provided focus on the main topic of untrashing the planet.

Partnering with Nik was Harry, his Year 7 son, who initiated the entire journey with his concerns for our planet. His youthful views and cheekiness (and ability to talk to a group of strangers) were a delight and a wonderful reminder of why we must improve the legacy that we will be leaving to his generation.

Andrew Johnston. Real Estate and Workplace Manager VMware ANZ

Inspired our next generation

Thank you Nik for your lecture to our Bachelor of Design students at the University of New South Wales. As our students develop their practice with circular design principles, your talk really helped put these into a industry context.You have inspired our next generation of designers with your honesty, passion, generosity, advice, integrity, and single-minded purpose to un-trash the planet!

Emma Mills FHEA, UNSW Faculty of Arts Design & Architecture

In the media

They have been extensively covered. Here are a few.

How This Dad And His Sons Are Creating Good Citizens: A 100% Sustainable Australian Sunglass Range Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles.

Sydneysider Nik Robinson’s children were learning about the future of the environment at school and decided to do something about it.

Nik Robinson almost didn’t launch the Good Citizens in the pandemic. But being answerable to two under-10s, he didn’t have much of a choice.

An in-depth interview between the host of the Apprentice and Nik Robinson. Talking early life and the highs and lows of business.

Time Out is profiling the incredible people who are shaping the future of Sydney in this Future Shaper series. Meet Nik Robinson.

Winners of the 2020 Sustainable Design initiative. Nik Robinson and his 8-year-old son, Harry, are not just family, they’re business partners.

National news story about our latest Bondi Rescue partnership and our quests to untrash™ the planet of single-use plastic.

National 7 News across Australia. See how this Sydney family are taking on the world of fashion with 100% recycled eyewear. Made in Sydney.

Single-use plastic is a big issue. Thankfully, they have managed to perfect their craft and now have some pretty slick sunnies to show for all their hard work.

To help you understand how to fund your startup online business, we interviewed five entrepreneurs who have been there and done just that. Meet Nik from Good Citizens.

National news at 6pm does a whole segment on the unfolding story of the family risking everything to turn single-use bottles into eyewear.

'Secret Sauce' That Makes A Successful Entrepreneur In 2021. What we’ve never covered, are the common traits Australia’s top entrepreneurs share.

On this months front cover. Good Citizens is about more than good profits. Of course money matters but so does purpose.

Building a business on the foundations of radical transparency

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