The Natalie Houghton speech describes the work her organization is doing to inspire compassion in young people. Before coming on as the CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute in Australia, Houghton experienced a very diverse career. She previously taught Indigenous children in northern Australia, co-owned and managed a sheep and cattle herding station and ran a whale watching-based eco-tourism company. Throughout this varied work life, her connection to animals is evident.
The Natalie Houghton speech emphasizes the philosophy held at the Jane Goodall Institute and highlights the importance of getting youth involved and socially conscious. She is also a speaker with the organization, presenting on a variety of topics across Australia. This includes raising humane children, the power of individual choice, following dreams and chimpanzees.