Health and Lifestyle

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.

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 the two words that changed her life.

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”.

In 2014 he turned his life around after hitting rock bottom while at university. He went onto win two gold medals and a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. He also broke the previous Paralympic records held by Oscar Pistorius. His times on the track make him New Zealand’s second fastest 400m sprinter ever – legs or not.

Linda Guirey is one of the most respected and sought-after experts on ‘Mindset’ and changing the way we think. She is an inspiring and compelling international speaker and trainer, who transforms and inspires people and organisations from the inside out.

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.

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.

MaryJane O'Reilly has studied at the Royal Ballet School, co-founded and danced with Limbs Dance Company, choreographed the Opening Ceremony of the 1990 Commonwealth Games and most recently has been the artistic director of the Tempo Dance Festival.

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.

One of only 25 speakers Globally to have the CSP Global. Mike was NZ Speaker of the Year 2014 (other National Awards in 2007, 2009 & 2011). He has been mentioned by President Bill Clinton for his Philanthropic endeavours. He is the award winning author of 13 Books, a musician with 11 albums and a No#1 hit and consistently makes over $1m a year from speaking.

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 MNZM is a respected and prolific New Zealand chef, author, entertainer and broadcaster, who writes about food and travel and hosts gastronomic tours in the South of France, Morocco, Spain, Italy, New Zealand and India.

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.

Sian inspires and empowers business leaders and individuals from all walks of life to be more effective in their decision making, both professional and personal. Being confident enough to take responsibility for significant choices is something we all face. Her clients describe Sian as ‘real’ – as Sian tells it as it is, ‘it’ being your life, with pragmatism, humour and pinpoint perception. What do you really want out of life? It’s about making - Real Choices for a Real Life.

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.

Could give you an entertaining address on ‘How to become a wine Expert in 2 hours”. He can combine that with choosing suitable wines to taste which blend with your menu.

William is an accomplished inspirational speaker who doesn’t retell stories, he relives them. 10 years ago, William almost lost his life in a volcanic eruption on Mt. Ruapehu. Doctors noted William’s survival as a miracle. William’s obsession for the outdoors, education and seeing life’s challenges as opportunities to try again have helped him overcome adversity more than once.

Several times each year he talks to Bachelor of Nursing students. All of his presentations are either on advertising (Not-for-Profit related), communication theory, direct-marketing, or, what some people may find a strange combination, social science. But that's what affected his life. Of course he also talks about stroke (CVA). As his stroke affected his life in a major way. Whoever the audience, he fine-tunes his presentations to their requirements.

She has also been awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to community health through education in nutrition and dietetics.

Allison Roe won the Boston (2h 26m) and New York marathons setting records at both in 1981. Her record in breaking Grete Waitz string of wins in New York was a World Record at the time (2h 25.29m). She also won a number of road races in the US including the famous 10k Peachtree Roadrace in Atlanta breaking Mary Decker’s record. Allison represented New Zealand in track and cross country and at the age of 18 as NZ Cross Country champion, led the NZ team to the World Cross Country Championships in Morocco, where they finished second to the USA. She went on to win a number of cross country races internationally in Spain and Japan. Allison also has New Zealand championship gold medals in cycling and triathlon and won the Brazil International Triathlon from a strong field of top performers. She has also won many awards for services to sport including, Member of the British Empire, NZ Sportsman of the Year, Nurmi Awards for Best Female Runner and Best Female Road Racer 1981 and more recently the Abebe Bikila Award presented at the United Nations in 2002.

Craig was previously Performance Coach to the New Zealand Kiwis rugby league team and played a critical role in assisting the team to break a forty-six year old Sydney losing streak in the 2006 Gillette Tri-Series of Rugby League, when the Kiwis defied the odds and predictions by claiming victory over Australia.

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