Watch your colleagues and guests star in a show that will have the audience laughing, applauding and enthusiastically volunteering to join in a fast paced, comedy hypnotic show that will be the topic of conversation for many weeks after the event.
Personal and business success story - from very average scholastic results to a highly successful franchised mortgage broking business, plus interests in airlines and freight forwarding companies and his newly developed consumer protection business SafeKiwi.
Speaks on drugs in the workplace and the problems of ‘P’ – Methamphetamine and other drugs throughout society and the workplace at all levels. Employers need to be able to recognise the signs as drug use is becoming endemic through all levels of all types of businesses.
Tourism Entrepreneur- founder of Tamaki Maori Village, which is now a family run business that employs 120 staff turning over in excess of $10 million. In 1998 Tamaki Maori Village was the Overall Supreme Tourism Award Winner at the NZ Tourism Awards.
Miles has been punched by Joe Frazier, hugged by Pavarotti, and thrown out of sports stadia around the world. On the down side, he is also a Pom with an opinion on everything.
Murray's career is a success story. Murray was the Head of CBS Music, founder of Personalised Plates and now runs his own highly successful music business.
Ngahihi has worked as a manager for an oil company, a secondary school teacher, an academic adviser and a senior manager in the tertiary education sector. He has multiple degrees including a marketing degree and Master of Education with honours. He believes the most important resource in organisations are their people. “If people feel valued and are appropriately developed their continued contribution is priceless. What is the most important thing? It is people, people, people. I help organisations to develop their people.”
Nick Tansley is one of Wellington's most popular Master of Ceremonies and also tailors entertaining corporate quiz nights. Nick is incredibly talented - he is a comedic and entertaining MC, is a talented pianist, working a duelling piano set totally based on audience requests; he can sing and does a 1960's set with a guitarist as well as classic hits of a mature audience. Nick is a multi-talented entertainer and can provide something for every conference.
Nicky is an experienced business woman, consultant, facilitator and coach. Nicky has assisted many organisations in aligning individuals and teams towards building resilient and sustainable ways of working. She delivers tailored workshops in resilience, authentic leadership, communication and coaching skills and building high performing teams.
For team leader Nigel Cherrie, rowing into Auckland City on 20 January 2011 wasn't just the culmination of a two-month adventure on the Tasman Sea, it was the finish line of a five year journey to achieve a great life-changing goal.
Nigel, with team-mates James Blake and Andrew McCowan, passed under the Auckland Harbour Bridge 55 days and two hours after leaving Australia- a 3,300km human-powered voyage.
The team endured almost a month of torrid weather on the Tasman Sea, spending approximately 27 days at sea anchor as their 10.5m boat, The Moana, was tossed around by 4-6m seas and winds reaching 50 knots.
But the perseverance required to cross the Tasman by oar power and eat cold food when they ran out of gas, was fuelled by five years of pursuing the dream, raising the sponsorship, building a team and overcoming every hurdle imaginable just to cross the Sydney Harbour start line.
Paddy has been a rugby referee for 20 years and is New Zealand’s most capped test referee and is currently the most experienced referee on the world refereeing panel. A born and bred Southlander, Paddy can give a motivational entertaining talk with the theme “controlling the controllables” to a humorous account of his life as a world class referee.
Mister Meana, a Christchurch based band, delivers a variety of music, which is diverse in style and appeals to all age groups. Their music is entertaining and audience responsive. They associate with clients and agencies in a way that demonstrates their professionalism and work ethic
Paul has been the resident radio commentator at Carisbrook since 1993 and is known to many as the “Voice of Carisbrook”. Over 14 seasons Paul has called many famous Otago and All Black victories from the commentary box – a position he regards as the best seat in the house.
Well known for his quick mind and charm as a Master of Ceremonies and Feature Act Comedian, Paul began his stand-up comedy career in London in 1994 His first award was many years earlier when he won a talent quest at age 14. His second came almost 20 years later when he won the Billy T James Comedy Award. Now can be heard on the Breakfast session at Rock FM.
Paul's presentations contain both motivational and educational aspects in equal parts. Ten years of real estate practice in London formed the basis of Paul's motivation, coaching and speaking career in New Zealand. More than two decades in the sales, goal setting and motivational fields have given him a keen understanding of personal achievement and business success.
Once the stereotypical marketing man – busy, overweight, stressed. You name it, that was him ! Then not long after his 40th Birthday – fast paced living caught up. Paul was diagnosed with terminal Bowel Cancer and given 6 months to live Describing it then as the “Wake up call from Hell” – he now refers to his Cancer diagnosis as a gift that saved his life.
Outstanding Olympic medal winning canoeist, and motivational speaker.
International Gold Medal Magic Champion Paul Romhany has entertained the Royal Family of Monaco, performed at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and appeared in over 100 countries. He shares his time between New Zealand and North America and is in demand as one of the top acts for high end cruise ships and around the world.
Paul Watkins was a double winner in the 1996 NZ National Tourism Awards for “Best Marketing Campaign” and “Best Regional Development “ and was the Chief Executive at Tourism Waikato for nine years. After leaving University Paul was employed in retail, sales and sales management for several consumer goods companies. He then made the move into owning and franchising a chain of video retail outlets, selling out to his partner in 1989. Since starting his own business consultancy in 1998, Paul Watkins has helped a number of corporations in their marketing strategies, with a direct result on bottom line sales for numerous companies.
An amazing lady with a story of courage and fortitude and amazing achievement. Pauline entered the convent at the age of 17 and at the age of 29 found herself back within the secular world, having to begin her life all over again. Her daughter Mary had a stroke whilst still at primary school and Pauline talks about the effect that had on her and on Mary’s siblings. Whilst visiting Mary in Tauranga hospital she met a severely disabled man who changed her life. Her recent book and play ‘500 Letters’ tells the story of her 17-year friendship with him.
Founder of internationally successful brands Snowy Peak, Untouched World and MERINOMINK, will share her secrets behind her success, including the strategies she employed to position her brand globally, as well as the challenges and opportunities she has faced along the way
Peta Mathias is a wonderful, colourful celebrator of life and food.