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Ganesh is a regular commentator on the New Zealand economy for various media and oversees production of BERL Birds Eye View, which assess the New Zealand economy’s outlook.

Gareth is involved in producing the firm's regular forecasts and news analysis service, providing regular updates on trends in economic data for clients. He also regularly does presentations to clients on the economic outlook relevant to their industry.

He works with people who are ready for change, ready to take things to the next level and with a desire to be the best they can be. Geoff's clients want to live and work intentionally, blow out excuses and limiting emotions, cope better with the life’s challenges and tap into their most resourceful states to unleash their full potential.

Getrude Matshe is an inspirational speaker who has been described as a vibrant bundle of African energy whose zest and passion for life inspires everyone she meets. She is passionate about helping people achieve their full potential and find their individual life purpose. She is passionate about individuals’ success. This makes her an energetic, inspirational and enlightening speaker. Getrude has written several books and is now a book writing coach.

Gilly believes that being a great leader is like being a great chef. She will take your audience on a journey to understand her “Effortless Leadership” philosophy and discover how leading can feel effortless with relevant stories of her life including being a Cordon Bleu Chef.

Commonwealth Games shot put champion, policewoman, media consultant, investigative journalist, TV frontperson and producer, talkback host and board member.

For five years his live radio program Thinking Caps broadcast weekly on Radio 3AW in Melbourne and Thinking Caps the book has sold more than 7,000 copies.

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.

Graham blends his own CEO performance ideas with up to the minute personal development practices and everyday common sense service skills for customers which generate profits and increased sales results. Graham has developed a great seminar on “Urgent Profit Recovery” and the effects of increasing or discounting prices and offers a money back guarantee. He has recently published a book “The Power of Positive Profit” and uses an exciting Financial Analyser programme that at a glance can forecast performances of individual companies and predict changes in financial performance generated by raising or lowering prices, costs, etc. Former New Zealander but now USA based he still spends time in Australia and New Zealand.

Greg specialises in assisting owner operated trade based businesses. Recently Greg has developed a programme specifically for the Automotive Trades called ‘The Successful Auto Repairer’ and how to make the transition from being a good tradesperson to a successful business owner.

An expert in reputation, Hannah Samuel is a sought-after award-winning professional speaker, MC and author. Her engaging, high-energy, common-sense style, and business acumen enable her to connect with people at all levels at conferences, training and networking events both nationally and internationally.

A marketing and sales professional with diverse management experience in New Zealand, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region his major strengths include a proven strategic background, excellent written and spoken communication skills as well as the ability to work with and manage people from different backgrounds. Experience includes agency management, multi-national product launches, sales, consumer research projects, managing advertising production and targeted distribution projects.

Former head of TVNZ after a long career in the media.

Jackie is a university-trained psychotherapist who is known both nationally and internationally for her wisdom, wit and down-to-earth approach. She cites her Irish heritage with giving her the ability to get the story of “From the bedroom to the boardroom - it’s all about performance” across to the audience in an entertaining, enlightening and thought-provoking way.

He is Chairman of Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG), Chairman of Ripcurl, Chairman of the Business-Arts Council and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Woolworths. He is perhaps best known as the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Qantas Airways Limited, Australia’s largest airline. Under his leadership Qantas was voted Number 1 airline in the world. He is also a former Chairman of IATA, the International Air Transport Association, which represents the airline industry, and the first Australian to be honoured with this appointment.

Jan coaches on topics including interpersonal skills, people management, team leading and conflict resolution. She is also working with emotional intelligence as a new topic.

Chairman of the Securities Commission, also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) . She is an officer of the General Division of the order of Australia and was honoured for her services to business and commerce, to public administration and to the community.

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.

Several of these companies have grown to be international with significant operations outside New Zealand.

He’s grown his Wellington-based team tenfold and proceeded to earn some major awards. These include the Merino New Zealand Inaugural Innovation Award 1996, Tradenz Entrepreneur Scholarship 1997, Ernst and Young Inaugural Young Entrepreneur of the Year 1998, Wellington Gold Award: ‘Rising Gold’ for best small business in the region 2001 and Finalist ISPO Brand new Award: best new sportswear or outdoor brand in Europe 2001. Jeremy's presentation topics include export market development, innovation, branding, marketing and innovative management.

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.

book “An Absolutely Outrageous Adventure” is the account of their journey, the places they visited, and in particular the people they met. They were angered, humbled, scared and tired – but never bored. John Bougen, an Auckland businessman and his NZ born cousin, James Irving of Brisbane, completed their staggering All Nations Quest Journey amid some of the most anxious security times the world has seen. They journeyed through the Middle East as the US was poised to attack Iraq and they encountered many harrowing moments in other parts of the world. Bougen's Guinness book record is for ‘the most countries visited in six months’. He is later expected to receive another world record for the biggest air ticket every issued for a single journey. Bougen journeyed 242,000 km – which is equivalent to circumnavigating the world six

John Hart spent 30 years with Fletchers and ultimately became Group Employee Relations Director, responsible for leading the development and co-ordination of the Human Resource function for Fletcher Challenge’s international operations. John played a major role in the New Zealand Rugby scene in the period 1987-1991 as an All Black Selector and Coach. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of New Zealand’s pre-eminence in Rugby in the late 1980’s. His motivational, man-management skills and vision have been recognised worldwide.

Fantastic speaker. John offers countless and proven ideas on modern business developments and he specialises in sales and small business. His presentations are guaranteed to be enjoyable, and capable of profoundly affecting the business performance of people. John can do keynote and after dinner sessions

All Black Doctor, Warriors Doctor and Clinical Director for an Insurance Company dealing with medical claims.

Since the early seventies John has been involved in hands-on sales and marketing. He specialises in the areas of networking, building strategic alliances, new client acquisition and client retention, especially in the professional services areas.

A top sports coach with a sports psychology background, John Shackleton shows international business audiences ideas and techniques that exercise and improve the biggest, most powerful muscle in the body: the brain.

Laughter and Learning. Audiences are uplifted with laughter as they experience the insightful wisdom, researched information and genuine caring from Jolene Brown

Jonar Nader provides clients with the necessary tools to re-orientate their business practices by building on the fundamentals and linking technology with management. He defines his talents in three words, observation, memory and analysis.

In 1995 with only $50 in his pocket, Justin Herald decided to start his own business. He had enough money to buy 4 blank t-shirts and have them printed with his logo. At last count, his company "Attitude" had sold over 150,000 units!

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