Health and Lifestyle
Alister Brown - chef, TV presenter, writer and Wellington restaurant-owner - is one of the best known faces of New Zealand cuisine. With his Wellington business partner restauranteur Steve Logan, Brown has been co-owner of the capital’s celebrated Logan Brown Restaurant & Bar since 1996. Logan Brown received New Zealand’s highest restaurant honour - Cuisine Restaurant of the Year - in 2009.
Former ballroom dancing champion, presenter on TV One’s Good Morning and judge on Dancing with the Stars. Alison is the morning host on an Auckland radio station and is a cheeky but professional MC, she also tells some amusing stories as an after dinner speaker.
An International Speaker of vast experience, Allison has not only gained respect, but built a powerful brand inspiring high profile companies such as Air New Zealand, Pharmac, Fonterra, Ministry of Justice, Commerce Commission, Wella International, NZI, Lockwood Homes, Drake International, Westpac, The Professionals Real Estate, Works Infrastructure, Tourism NZ, Burger King, to name a few.
Amanda is best know for her training programmes on how to present yourself, rather than the traditional skills of how to present a speech. She facilitates change in human behaviour and enables people to focus on their fears or self doubts and to work out what is holding them back or blocking their progress. By encouraging people to express their fears she can give them the practical means to move forward and present themselves well.
Entertaining life experiences that demonstrate the sacrifices needed for success. Former NZ netball player.
Billy Graham's presentations are 'punchy', 'lively' and 'fun'. He is full of energy and his humourous presentations are always memorable.
Most well known for her appearances on "Sensing Murder" and as a magazine columnist.
Reaching your full potential so you can lift the performance of your team and business can be achieved with the guidance of a skilled professional. His skills have been highly sought after by the All Blacks, The Canterbury Crusaders, Super 12 rugby team and the New Zealand Cricket Team. You will find Gilbert’s workshops ‘matter of fact’ and interactional providing you with the winning tools and skills used by many of our corporate and sporting heroes.
Jason was a Super 12 rugby player whose story makes compelling listening. It tells of the courage and strength an individual can find when life deals out some cruel blows. Jason tells his story – as a professional rugby player who suffers the worst of all injuries, a broken neck. Listen as he begins a new career as a policeman – and then has to face life threatening brain surgery.
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!
Achieving balance on an individual level, she contends, is the key to impacting the company’s bottom line and ensuring success.
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!
A sports psychologist and executive development consultant, Lawrence has been successful working in the areas of organisational psychology, organisational behaviour, systems thinking and accelerated learning.
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.
Mary's personal finance Q&A column appears in the Weekend Herald, and her award-winning syndicated column runs in the Dominion Post, Christchurch Press, Waikato Times and Gisborne Herald. She has also written several best-selling books on personal finance, including KiwiSaver.
Host of the ITM Fishing Show and famous for catching very large fish from very small vessels, Matt Watson has appeared on the David Letterman Show, 60 Minutes and BBC World amongst other shows.
He provides executive coaching globally to a variety of entrepreneurs and corporates, and has recently been described as one of Asia’s top ten coaches and Asia’s leading Edu-tainer. He combines his unique talents in music, with humour and his knowledge of business and people to provide entertaining and informative learning experiences.
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.
With a BA in Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Communication Management and Public Relations, Nic has helped audiences to face their fears and reach goals they thought impossible.
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.
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.
Peta Mathias is a wonderful, colourful celebrator of life and food.
While at the Barcelona Olympics competing in equestrian, he was unknowingly infected with a rare parasite from a sand fly bite. The illness he contracted as a result, usually kills by destroying the bone marrow within twenty months. Now in his twelfth year of treatment, he is considered a medical pioneer, he is heading towards 800 doses of treatment date. Now partially blind and profoundly deaf from the effects of the treatment, Peter brings a refreshing personal perspective to dealing with change and staying motivated. Peter will challenge, entertain, inform and inspire any audience. His positive attitude is infectious as he uses humour to spread his message of ‘Don’t Postpone Joy’.
Most recently seen as one of the judges on MasterChef NZ, Ray is also a lecturer at AUT, an acclaimed chef, a columnist and food advisor to Cuisine magazine. When it comes to food, Ray knows his onions.
Sir Ray Avery was named the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2010. The award recognises Kiwis who make a major contribution to the nation and inspire through their achievements. He was awarded the Sir Peter Blake medal for leadership in the same year. In 2011, Sir Ray was named “most trusted person” in New Zealand.
MP since 1999, member of the Green Party and passionate about environmental and women's issues.
Sven is a medical practitioner who has specialised in preventative medicine, emotional intelligence, cognitive training and stress mastery. With a background in Sports Medicine, he has run corporate wellness programmes since 1988. He now spends most of his time training executives and professionals in the application of resilience, helping people develop and refine the personal disciplines of success
is a powerful motivational speaker, stockbroker and businessman. He inspires audiences with his passion for achieving against adversity. Crippled at birth and battling dyslexia throughout his childhood, he beat horrendous odds to win numerous national dance titles as a teenager before becoming New Zealand’s first male tap dancing teacher and has recently set a Guinness world record as the fastest tap dancer in the world.