Clients Say…

"break away, (a) to free oneself… as from restraint…(d) to move away from a crowd…(h) to remove oneself with effort from undesirable contact or influence. The Macquarie Dictionary, Third Edition.

Sergio Carlo Maresca, in his international best-selling book, "Breakaway!", not only fulfills the dictionary’s definition, but goes beyond the simple questioning of currently held personal and business paradigms. This work, like his conference presentations, is dynamic.

I would challenge anyone reading one of his books, or attending one of his presentations, not to find themselves treading a new, more productive, more satisfying path, both personally and in business. Whether you and your team experience his wisdom face-to face, or through the pages of his books, get set to crash through the psychological debris and baggage that occur as everyday life obstacles.

There is no doubt that Sergio Carlo Maresca is on the cutting-edge of management, sales, customer service and personal development. He is a truly genuine educator and motivator.

To meet the challenges of the 21st century, business needs to make a "difference" and "breakaway!". Maresca is the first step on the way to achievement."

Evan Davies MBA
General Manager
The Cairns Post


"Sergio Carlo Maresca will light up your conference and ignite the souls and passions of your people.

He is cutting edge-content, process and substance, and will give your people practical strategies to "breakaway!" from your competition in business, and out of the comfort zone in their personal life.

He is an international best-selling author and a world class speaker and trainer.

What distinguishes him from his peers, are his passion and enthusiasm, combined with a very powerful intellect and loads of practical experience! He is truly world class!"

Michael Williams
Managing Director
Reliance Manufacturing Company


"Sergio Carlo Maresca is on the bleeding-edge of keynote speaking and corporate training in the world today.

This dynamic author of the best-selling book, "Breakaway!", will show you how to "breakaway" from the pack of your competition, without price discounting.

Sergio’s powerful, high-content presentations on peak performance in management, sales, customer service and personal development, ignited our national conference and launched it into orbit!

We bought a copy of his book "Breakaway!" for each delegate to take away with them. It is brilliant value-for-money.

What makes Sergio different from, and head and shoulders above his competition, are his ability to custom design his presentations to the exact needs of your conference and company, and his passion, high-content, practical down-to-earth strategies, substance and depth, and his philosophy, of finding out what everyone else is doing, and then not doing it!

If you want to "breakaway!", then "breakaway!" with Sergio!"

Tom Potter
Managing Director
Eagle Boys Pizza


"Introducing Sergio into your life and organization will release "The Breakaway!" from within.

He will inspire the true potential in those desiring growth and development to be realized, so much so that your life and your organization will achieve bottom line performance like never before."

Steve Green
Managing Director
CSI Europe


"Sergio has been working closely with QR for the last 2 years and has had a profound impact on the development of the future leaders of the organization.

Sergio is the author of the best selling book "Breakaway!" which is exactly that – a breakaway from the traditional ways of dealing with the enormous competitive pressures and opportunities that face corporations in today’s global marketplace.

Sergio’s passion and his dynamic style and wealth of knowledge really do provoke critical thinking about new and innovative ways of doing business.

His belief in himself and his ability to break away from his competition captured the imagination of QR’s future leaders and made them think quite critically about new ways of leading our people into an exciting future.

There is no doubt that Sergio is a "Breakaway!" and he is one of those people you are not likely to forget."

Vince O’Rourke
Chief Executive
Queensland Rail


"I have listened to, and employed many motivational speakers in my corporate life and have found Sergio to be a breath of fresh air in his approach to the challenges we face every day.

His ability to provoke attitudinal changes in people is remarkable.

Sergio is the author of the best-seller "Breakaway!" and I would recommend him to any organization that needs a catalyst to break away from the pack.

I look forward to working with him again."

Craig Williams


"Sergio Carlo Maresca is one of the most exciting and challenging speakers that I have had the opportunity to experience and have no hesitation in recommending anyone take some time to hear what Sergio has to say.

His "Breakaway!" concept is so pertinent not only for success in business today, but also for success in your personal life ( an area often overlooked). Sergio teaches how to use this "Breakaway!" concept to significantly improve your business and grow it into a dynamic and powerful organization.

Not just another "motivational" speaker, Sergio’s passion, coupled with such inspirational, high-substance content, make for a presentation like nothing experienced before. Our organization continually finds new reasons for Sergio to visit our team!"

Peter A. Graham
Executive Director
Allied Brands International
Baskin Robbins
Mister Donut


"We at Riverside Marine have employed the services of Sergio over the last 6 years.

The question needs to be asked, why did we select Sergio?

Well, we found we needed an inspirational person to come and join our team who would give absolute loyalty and confidentiality in the machinations of what we have attempted to do in the last 6 years. In that time Sergio has been an active ingredient in having our people look outside of our previous areas of operation and helping us expand from Brisbane through to Northern Queensland, The Northern territory and Western Australia.

Why the difference?

Sergio has been able to bring his intellect, enthusiasm, happiness and breadth of spirit to the various team members in our organization. We recommend him to those organizations that want to find a facilitator who is challenging, not like the norm, and who will jolt some out of that complacent attitude that does prevail in every organization."

Hume K Campbell
Managing Director
Riverside Marine


"Sergio is the author of the international, best-selling book, "Breakaway!"

Sergio is able to break away from his competition because he is dynamic, inspirational, unforgettable and consistently gets the results that you desire.

Sergio will absolutely ignite your conference."

Jim Sutherland
Managing Director
Mister Plywood Group


"Sergio Carlo Maresca is charismatic, thought-provoking and absolutely inspirational. His presentations have great intellectual substance and precision, and overflow with real life case studies. He initiates state-of-the art in all he does. His passion will take you to the edge of your imagination.

If he opens your conference, he will raise the bar to the very highest level,

If he closes your conference, he will send your people into orbit!

He is world class – no doubt about it!"

Patrick Hoiberg
The Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia


"We’ve all been to motivational talks before……but Sergio Carlo Maresca is a "Breakaway!" from the rest.

Sergio taps into the minds of the clients in the room and tailors his presentations to meet the needs of the real people he is talking to.

Sergio not only challenges you and your people to "Breakaway!" from the comfort zone of your work and personal routine, he shows you how, and then gives you the tools and the encouragement to do it right now…..not in some long distant future.

Sergio is a "Breakaway!" because he knows how to connect…..He talks to the guests at the presentation – not at them. He has an incredible ability to make even the most cynical of guests let down their guard and accept what he has to offer, and for the enthusiastic listener, he takes you to the next level of understanding.

Sergio is inspirational, energetic, intelligent, and most importantly human. He lets his audience into his life, making it possible for them to connect and absorb what he has to offer.

Sergio creates energy rather than uses energy. I walk away from his presentations, ready to take on the rest of my life, by reaffirming my personal and career goals. He is unforgettable!"

Rod Hockey
General Manager
WIN Television – Queensland


"Sergio will show you how to "breakaway!" from paradigm paralysis, to think outside the 9 dots, to "break the china".

His life mantra is "to find out what everyone else is doing, and then not do it!"

Sergio is blessed with irrepressible spirit and a dynamic energy. It is awesome watching him at work, transmitting his power to others.

Sergio will light up your conference."

Noel Roberts
General Manager
Radio 4 BC


"A training programme under the guidance of Sergio Carlo Maresca inspired the success of our recently-opened office in Hong Kong and my own personal achievement.

Sergio will show you and your people, how to "breakaway!" from the pack of your competition, in the management, sales, and customer service dimensions of your business."

Peter Rogers
Managing Director
CSI Pacific (Hong Kong) Limited


"Many speakers motivate your staff at their seminars but by the time the staff arrive back at work the excitement has gone and the same person with the same skill is back on the job.

Sergio is unique. He educates individuals how to live life with integrity and spiritual values, which makes them happier, and therefore more productive team members.

Sergio teaches the foundations of a successful life; the balance needed and tells us the price that has to be paid. No quick fix, no overnight millionaires, but delivers an achievable blueprint for a fortunate life. Staff are empowered by his teachings and tangible results are evident immediately after his sessions.

Although results from Sergio’s seminars are instant, the costs can be amortimised over the long term because the benefits are continuing. Better teamwork, more focused personnel, happier customers are all a byproduct of his training.

An insight into Sergio’s philosophies can be gained by reading his best selling book "Breakaway!" This book shows you how to differentiate yourself from competitors by using high process and content sales techniques. It is as equally relevant for high level management as it is for your sales team."

Patrick Dixon
Managing Director
Patrick Dixon Executive Lease


"Best selling international author and keynote speaker, Sergio Carlo Maresca is absolutely inspirational and dynamic in providing business and social leaders with the energy, knowledge and practical guidance needed to achieve and sustain professional and personal success.

Sergio’s passion combined with his brilliance in business globally, ensures that those fortunate to spend time with him, will long retain the skills they need to consistently "Breakaway!" from the competition."

Richard Boggon
Manager – Training and Development
Queensland Rail


"Sergio is a keen intellectual and can use a good brief to develop a passionate delivery customized to the uniquely specified subject matter that you require to be presented.

I have used Sergio with several styles of application.

We commenced with a session with the cynical center retailers at Carindale Super Regional shopping centers where Sergio successfully motivated merchants to "breakaway!" from their old paradigms and improve their bottom line. It was amazing. They came in and sat with their arms folded, and then were soon caught up in the "Sergio magic" that he weaves. The true indicator to me was that they each shook his hand as they left and thanked him for the knowledge he imparted.

Caught up in the "Sergio magic" myself, I recommended that we use Sergio to train our corporate staff at our National Jones Lang LaSalle conference. Sergio wowed the team with his intimate and passionate approach and delivered a message that was "line-ball" with our corporate strategies. Several directors questioned if he was "for real", and our Managing Director commented that he had been in deep discussion with Sergio and that he was "the real kahuna!" Needless to say, we bought a copy of Sergio’s best-selling book "Breakaway!" for each member of our team. It is a brilliant and real value for money long term investment.

Sergio’s love of life and people and desire to share all with his audience always manages to entice even the most obstinate and immovable characters to look inward and "Breakaway!" from the pack."

Lorraine Marshall
National Marketing Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle Management Services


"Sergio added absolute magic to our conference simply by being very different to the typical business speaker and motivator. His ability to challenge comfort zones and to hold the attention of participants is second to none.

If you are looking for a keynote speaker who will custom-design his presentations to your unique specifications and needs, then Sergio is the answer.

A copy of his international best-selling book, "Breakaway!" allowed our people to take Sergio "home" with them to continue learning with the master."

Diana Stowers
Group Sales Development Manager
Australian Provincial Newspapers


"It has been my privilege to hear Sergio Carlo Maresca speak on several occasions and I believe he is a true Master presenter.

He commands total attention from his audience as he compels you to listen with your conscience and subconscious thoughts, helping to produce a master plan forwards."

Richard Mackinnon
Bennison Mackinnon & Associates


"My first opportunity to listen to Sergio was at a presentation sponsored by The Australian Institute of Management, called Creative Customer service. This became my first "Breakaway! Sergio experience". His thoroughly professional and entertaining presentation of real customer service was a million miles away from my expectation of "Answer the phone within 3 rings…Yes sir. Yes sir. Three bags full..Blah, Blah, Blah.

His passionate approach to his topic inspired me to blend many of his techniques into my own approach to management and ultimately customer service. I can personally attest to the success of these techniques. They are simple to adopt because they are based on honesty and integrity, and simple things like "the making and keeping of promises". It is surprising how much these qualities are absent from modern business. On the other hand, it is not surprising to see many modern businesses failing without them.

Sergio has worked with great success with our management teams. All members agreed that Sergio provided the "Breakaway!" experience required to kick-start their people.

I have listened to many speakers from both Australia and overseas, and rate Sergio as the most informative and entertaining. His research ranges from the newspaper stand to top corporate offices. He can relate his message to any level."

Don Thomason
Associate Director
J.J. Richards Pty Ltd.


"Sergio is unsurpassed as a communicator. In a simple and passionate way Sergio encourages you to "Breakaway!" from the norm."

Max Williamson
B. Com; MBA


"Sergio is truly remarkable. I have never seen anyone make such a lasting impression. He totally had the audience in the palm of his hand. They were hungry to have something more. He pushed his powerful thoughts to the limit with great spiritual insights which give him a uniqueness and a competitive edge. His best selling book "Breakaway!" is the reality of this remarkable and warm hearted man. I have certainly had a life changing experience by knowing Sergio, listening to him, and reading his book."

Dr. Apichart Branjerdporn
The Counselling Association of Australia


"If passion is the key to success, then Sergio is the keynote speaker whom you should be looking for!"

Franz Donhauser
The Hyatt Regency Hotel Group


"Sergio’s motivational skills are so effective that we invited him to speak at our first international congress held in the United States. Afterwards, our audience quality improvement survey revealed that his compelling seminars earned the highest ratings of all the sessions held during the three day event. Sergio Carlo Maresca helps us smash the barriers we all face in our personal and business lives. Whether you experience his wisdom face-to face, or through the pages of any of his books, prepare to sweep away the psychological debris from the obstacles you face in everyday life."

Arthur W. Le Febvre U.S.A.
Executive Director
The Waterless Printing Association of America


"Full marks to the dedication of this incredibly passionate and gifted man, and his marvellous communication abilities. Sergio is absolutely brilliant!"

John Parche


"Sergio Carlo Maresca provides the spark which lights the fire of motivation and enthusiasm in his audience. He has a masterful understanding of human frailty and self-doubt, and an extraordinary skill at tapping and unlocking the latent talents which all too often are buried by frustration and disappointment. His work with our management teams has been the keystone of re-energizing and refocusing the management of our organization. There are some people who can make a difference… Sergio Carlo Maresca is one such person!"

Alan Morris
State Director for Queensland
Federal Department of Employment, Education and Training.


"Sergio Carlo Maresca has a unique skill of simplifying business down to basic human issues. Very rarely, do you come across someone who can have such an impact on an organization, by capitalizing on the untapped skills, capabilities, and desires of its existing people, which when focused will take your company into a new dimension. His new book, "Breakaway!", introduces you to the way businesses must operate to meet the demands of the next millenium."

Tony O’Shea
Managing Director
CSI Pacific


"Sergio is absolutely brilliant-on the cuttingedge! He is without doubt the best keynote speaker in the world today. On the sporting field of life, we all need coaching. Let this inspired, passionate man share his time-tested principles with you and your team. "

Trevor O’Rourke
Managing Director
Global Sports Tours-Australia


"Sergio’s contribution to our conference was outstanding. He gave a dynamic presentation, keeping our audience spellbound with his personal insight into the human spirit. With feedback like "sensational!"…"the highlight of the conference", not only could we all relate to his own personal experiences enduring many personal hardships, but his triumph in the face of adversity. He brought a new perspective to the way people approach their business. For Sergio, we have nothing but praise."

Brian White
Ray White Real Estate


"I know of no other corporate trainer who can make a more dramatic impact on the mindset of employees and senior executives. Whether it be sales skills, personal development or change management issues, Sergio’s presentations are powerful and relevant in the quest for building a better business organization. His unique style ensures that his message is both memorable and entertaining. I’ve adopted many of his proven success strategies for many years now, and they’ve worked for me."

Kerry Daly
Managing Director
The Rock Building Society


"To listen to Sergio, is to receive empowerment and inspiration combined with realistic practical guidance on how to move to the cutting-edge in business and in management. His products and his lively and wide-ranging presentations are unusual in demonstrating that when practical visions for constructive and effective change in business and commercial practice are rooted in an appropriate spiritual and ethical base, economically efficient outcomes are most likely to follow. Sergio is not only a dynamic speaker- he is an inspirational experience."

Eileen M. Byrne
Emeritus Professor of Education
The University of Queensland


"Sergio’s greatest qualities are his passion for life and his passion for people. He is able to connect to people because he has established effective internal connections of his own. This latest book, "Breakaway!" is a further demonstration of his ability to make a difference."

Michael T Craner
Manager Quality and Employee Services
Caltex Refineries


"When Sergio shares his wisdom with us, it is simple in its profoundness and profound in its simplicity. Sergio Carlo Maresca invites us on our own journey of enlightenment.  He confronts, he challenges- but most of all he shares his passion to be fully human and relentless in the spiritual journey. This man’s process of personal growth is the essence of his work."

Ian Lynagh Ph.D
Sports Psychologist
Consultant to The Australian Institute of Sport


"This man, Sergio Carlo Maresca, has the most fantastic imaginative approach to the whole of life. His business seminars are state-of-the art, cutting edge! Hang on to every word…!"

John H Tyrer
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Member d’Honneur de la Societe Francaise de Neurologie
The University of Queensland


"Sergio Carlo Maresca has been both a supplier of quality training and a friend for several years. I know him to be a stimulating and earnest man, committed to stirring the hearts and minds of people all over the world through his own unique efforts in speaking and training. I am sure that readers of his books will be infinitely encouraged and enriched."

Warren Black
The Marketing Oasis


"Sergio is one of those people who combines charm and warmth with charisma and passion. His personal communication skills go hand in hand with a dynamic and effective public presentation style. It is these attributes which I believe make him so successful as a keynote speaker and corporate trainer."

Lester Crombie
Managing Director
Queensland School of Film and Television


"Sergio Carlo Maresca keeps producing material that is compelling to both reader and listener. This material empowers those who are privileged to come into contact with him, to continuously improve the quality of their lives. Through years of hard work and learning experience, Sergio has developed a technique that effectively imparts a refreshing perspective on subjects that most of us deal with at close range every day. Because Sergio is a true professional, he relates to and motivates people in a language that is easy for them to understand. People believe and trust in his integrity."

Christopher Conroy
Executive Director
Oxford Group


"Sergio Carlo Maresca – Unique! Inspirational! Motivational! Educational! Sensational! How do you describe the indescribable? Sergio’s passion, knowledge, skill and willingness to share is yours for the asking. Why not learn from one of the best?"

Trevor Gibson
Best-selling Author of "Mastering Your Money"


"During 15 years in media management and more recently with McDonalds, Sergio’s workshops in sales and personal development stand out as easily the most memorable and effective that I have ever experienced. Sergio Carlo Maresca is quite simply the best trainer our company has ever used. His honesty, openess and extensive preparation, combined with his dynamic presentation style, will provide a training experience that your employees will never forget."

Shane Doyle
MacDonalds ‘Restaurants


"After attending Sergio’s presentation, I can see that "there is a better way of doing this!" I have acted on what Sergio shared with his audience, and my return in knowledge and outcomes, greatly outweighs my time and investment. Everybody in business needs to spend time with Sergio Carlo Maresca."

John Rowe
Business Publications Australia


"Sergio encourages people to define, develop and go for their goals. He has the methods, knowledge and remarkable presentation skills to inspire people. Great benefits have come to both myself and my company, as a result of our association with Sergio Carlo Maresca."

Neil Cooper
News Corporation


"Sergio Carlo Maresca-who else could provide such an excellent training session? It left our senior management and line management with such a buzz, that the performance in our company’s output reached an all time high. Sergio leaves you feeling great and wanting to get on with the job with new enthusiasm."

Alec Linning
Ten Television Network


"Sergio Carlo Maresca can transform any audience. He certainly provided us with the unforgettable world class energy our conference was seeking. He has a passionate commitment to the ongoing challenge of self-improvement. His thoughts and words can transform."

Garry J Court
General Manager Australia
Air New Zealand


"Sergio Carlo Maresca is a world class success in his field. This passionate man leaves you with a great sense of purpose and self-esteem. He must be listened to."

David Childs
Chief Executive
The Variety Club of Australia


"Sergio truly lives the word PASSION every single day."

Nick Scott
General Manager
92.7 MIX FM and 91.9 SEA FM


"Sergio Carlo Maresca is in a class of his own- the Pavarotti of keynote speaking."

John C Bartlett
Managing Director
JB Corporation


"Many of the world’s greatest authors in personal and business development possess one or two of the following qualities…insightfulness, succinctness, well researched, ability to inspire, to create change through provocation, wisdom, humility, and powerful literary skills. Sergio possesses all these gifts to rank him amongst the best. His message will be responsible for creating change to all the facets of your business and personal life. Don’t miss this man. He is state-of-the art!"

Gary Tapiolas
Managing Director
Fitlink Australia and International


"Sergio Carlo Maresca is absolutely brilliant and world class!"

John Perrottet
Managing Director
Perrottet Pacific


"Sergio’s books are a must read if you want to keep ahead of the pack."

John R Green
Managing Director
Sportsway Leisure International


"Passionate, sincere, inspiring, dynamic, unique. He is…Sergio Carlo Maresca."

Gordon E. Lawson F.C.A.


"Sergio will tell you that if you are not on the cutting edge, you are taking up space! He is utterly brilliant at what he does. His presentations will light a fire under your people!"

Bob Bishop
Managing Director
Ericsson Business Phone Centre


"Sergio will have your people on the edge of their seats. His workshop and conference presentations are absolutely brilliant and world-class!"

Chris Brooks
Philip Morris Limited