The former captain of the All Blacks still has a high profile from his battle with cancer, his charity appearances and his work with prostate cancer awareness.
Graeme has faced and won some big challenges. Now in a wheelchair but still producing television programmes. Really nice guy with fascinating stories of fishing, bear hunting etc
John Anderson is one of those people you meet that is inspiring, humourous and you remember his story long after you have heard it. You will find him funny, interesting and astute.
A hugely experienced speaker and accomplished story-teller – Kevin is the author of three books (including the award winning ‘Oarsome Adventures of a Fat Boy Rower’) and now a presenter on the hit TVNZ documentary series ‘First Crossings’ – he will take your audience on a fast-paced unforgettable journey toward high performance.
His coaching and motivation of the World Champion Seven's side has made him a legend in the sport. He has four Commonwealth Games Gold Medals to prove it!
Tony’s topic “How the Hell did that Happen?” is described as a no-nonsense, common-sense, roller-coaster ride of adventure, fun, intrigue, mystery, and if time permits, a little bit of travel. His message of “if an ordinary guy like me can do this, just imagine what you can do” is hugely entertaining and empowering to all audience types.
Aaron Fleming is an Ironman, New Zealand’s Olympic Games torchbearer, an author, and one of New Zealand’s youngest speakers with one of the most moving tales you will ever hear …At 16, Aaron was a promising gymnast when his lung collapsed and had to undergo many surgeries to save his life. He was told he would never again be physically active. Following the grueling surgery and the devastating news, Aaron got addicted to his painkillers and suffered from severe depression. After hitting rock bottom, he decided to turn his life around. He went off his painkillers, finished school and went on to finish a degree in Science and Commerce specialising in Environmental Studies. He then discovered Ironman. Aaron's story is gripping, emotional and truly inspirational. He can talk about change, overcoming adversity, goal setting and perseverance.
For 10 months he was trapped by crushing ice. For 5 months he endured soul-destroying solitude. For 3 months he lived in total darkness. For 1 hour he will have you on the edge of your seat. Explorers are a special breed of people blessed with courage, determination and an instinct for survival.
Ant Williams is recognized as one of the best free divers in the world. Ant can hold his breath for 7 1/2 minutes - in the ocean he can dive deeper than 225 feet on a single breath and in a pool he can swim 200 meters without breathing.
Billy Graham's presentations are 'punchy', 'lively' and 'fun'. He is full of energy and his humourous presentations are always memorable.
One of the biggest challenges facing millions of people daily is getting out of bed in the morning and looking forward to going to work. A lot of people go through the motions to fulfill a function, to earn some dollars, to live a life. We all know that there is more. The key is finding it. It’s having the positive mindset in the first instance then the motivation and confidence to seek.
For over 20 years Cath Vincent has been inspiring business leaders and sales people to learn the tools of change that will revolutionise their personal effectiveness. Those tools are to:
• master yourself – how to operate at maximum motivation, energy and confidence every day; a great shake-up to get even better results from yourself or your people with very simple micro-changes
• influence others – how to get your message across in meetings or presentations so that others are inspired to respond favourably and/or take action
…or put another way, how to Wake Up Your WOW!
Denis’ experience encompasses restructuring businesses, doing one-on-one mentoring and coaching of CEO’s and management teams, devising and implementing high-level business strategies, turning managers into leaders, helping companies to analyse operations, develop and implement change management strategies and return organisations to sustainable profitable long-term growth. He is an informed and entertaining speaker.
Dick Tayler has an inspirational story with amusing anecdotes and poignant messages.
She was born in Zimbabwe and has lived in England, Norway, South Africa and now New Zealand. Getrude is an African poet, an artist, a self published author, an entrepreneur and the founding director of three successful companies in New Zealand. She has an extraordinary ability to manifest her dreams into reality and has the Midas touch as everything she touches turns to gold. Her presentations have drawn hundreds at recent engagements.She works exceptionally hard to tailor every speech to the situation and the personalities involved.
Glenda is a recognised expert in working with the media. She has a BA with a double major in Sociology and Criminology, supported by communication papers from Victoria and Massey Universities. On leaving the police foce, Glenda took up freelance writing and documentary production. She has assisted many of New Zealand’s top sportspeople with public speaking and dealing with the media. She used lessons learned in the sporting corporate and criminal world as models for how we function and what motivates people to perform.
This man is legendary for his forward thinking visionary ideas. Still at the forefront of technology and in demand throughout the world, Gordon has had amazing foresight into the shape of things to come in the future both in the business and educational sectors. Few people have packed as much experience into their lives as Gordon Dryden. - He worked on the documentary “Where to Now” which looked at problems of the future in work, education, health etc.
Ian is one of NZ’s most well known business authors. He has written books on management and customer service and is a specialist in human resource management and developing your people. He is very experienced in all aspects of business. Ian puts together a customised session for each client. Some of the sessions he has presented are organisational change, focus and growth, communication, customer service, management, organisational skills etc.
A self-described ‘tornado’ Jenene has never stood still for long…. Her first foray into digital came at 16 as a high-school drop out, which drove the launch of Jenene’s first digital business www.nzgirl.co.nz from her spare bedroom on a second-hand computer.
Joan is a lovely Irish lady with a long career in education and management. Brings a wealth of experience to her presentations. Partner of Martin Hawes.
If you have Julie as your speaker you will -
• see change as opportunity
• get to laugh along with Julie as she tells you her hilarious adventures as a blind woman
• Become engaged with your life, work and community when you discover those two small words: BE INSPIRED!
Justin Jones and James Castrission earnt their place in history, when they became the first people to successfully kayak 3318km across the treacherous Tasman Sea. Staggering upon the shores of New Zealand the adventurers were sun-burnt, bearded, underweight, physically and mentally wasted … and most of all happy to be alive.
Karen Scott is one of New Zealand’s most recognised business women renowned for her determination and passion to succeed in the competitive magazine world. Sales are her strength and Karen’s dream of owning her own magazine began when she found herself fully responsible for two young children and unable to find a publication that provided her with information about the city she was living in for the whole family. In 2003 she created Tots to Teens - a magazine that identified kid friendly locations, shops and events around Auckland. In recognition of her success Karen was named Her Business – (2005) Most Inspirational Role Model AND Best New Business. In 2006, Karen embarked on the next exciting chapter of her adventure by joining forces with Australian-based on-line parenting directory kidspot.com.au
In the early 1990’s Kathy became one of the country’s top producing travel consultants, then later developed her own travel wholesale business with franchised branches. Within a few challenging years she’d “lost the lot”. Kathy is an exceptional woman who has already experienced more in her first forty plus years than many people do in a lifetime and she’s only just getting started!
Starting at the age of 14 Laura Dekker set off on her journey to sail solo around the world with the blessing of her parents, but not of the Dutch government. She completed the journey aged just 16 years old, proving all naysayers wrong.
Balancing your lifestyle and coping with stress. Lee will give ideas to improve well-being which will benefit both business and personal life. An entertaining and motivating speaker, Lee has written several books including “The Competitive Edge” and ‘The Corporate Edge’ and most recently “Why are we killing our kids and ourselves”.
“The Power of Choice -Your choices today, define your tomorrow”
Linda truly understands the power of choice, and the courage it takes to make the hard decisions and live with the outcome. Most people will face a time in their lives of extreme stress - when life jumps up and slaps you in the face. Linda faced that moment - a life changing moment.
Standing on the summit of Mount Everest has always been a boyhood dream, a dream that Mark thought he had lost in 1982 when as a Search and Rescue Mountaineer in New Zealand’s majestic Mount Cook National Park, He had a ‘hiccup’ in my climbing career, stuck in an ice cave dubbed ‘Middle Peak Hotel’ near the summit of Mount Cook for 14 days. As a result of this stay Mark lost both legs below the knees to frostbite.