She has extensive first-hand experience in building teams and developing business strategies, and a high awareness of social responsibility in business with a penchant for entrepreneurship and innovation.
Michael Groom is unquestionably one of the world’s greatest 'big' mountain climbers. In 1999 he successfully climbed Makalu, the smallest and for Michael, the last of the 'big five' - the five highest mountains in the world. Makalu, Lhotse, Kangchenjunga, K2 and Everest. Michael climbed them all without the assistance of bottled oxygen, and all but Kangchenjunga he climbed without the front third of both feet.
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.
In 1984 Patricia Cameron-Hill and Shayne Yates changed their career directions as a nurse and doctor to establish their own business in Melbourne. Since then they have inspired, informed and entertained thousands of people worldwide, with their unique presentations. Their ideas have helped people in government; professions and private industry make better use of their time.
Paul speaks on relevant topics for today based on his personal experiences. He has been in management since he was 22 years old in Australia and came to New Zealand over 10 years ago where he held the Chief Executive role at Omegatrend before taking up the role of CEO at Bartercard New Zealand in June 2007.
On December 26th 1998, 114 Yachts left Sydney harbour in the annual Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race- only 44 finished. Of the remaining vessels, 12 yachts were abandoned, 5 yachts sank, 6 men lost their lives and over 50 yachtsmen had to be winched to safety. The event is recognised as one of the worst Maritime disasters in Australian history. Peter Davidson, paramedic aboard the first rescue helicopter to reach survivors, talks about what it took to rescue men from the stricken vessels in the midst of some of the worst conditions in sailing history
Ray Pitch has over 25 years experience in the computer and information technology field. He is an international speaker and seminar leader focusing on the non-technical and managerial side of information technology, encouraging organisations to examine and use technology to leverage sustainable competitive advantage for their businesses.
His main topics focus on customer service, creating "magic moments”, company culture, and sales. He believes “people make more happen”
After a 2.2m fall in 2004 Rhett Brown became paralysed. He has has a new career path as a professional speaker, talking to corporate and industry groups about the consequences – the end result of a serious work place accident. This talk will amaze you with insight; candid gritty insight of how Rhett now lives and manages is daily routine. His body is broken, but the spirit and will to strive is still strong.
Ric Charlesworth is a doctor of medicine and a former captain of the Australian Hockey Team, the Western Australian State Hockey Team and Cricket Team. He played hockey for Australia for a record 16 years. His coaching formula is part of the reason for the sustained success of the team at Atlanta and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. For 8 consecutive years the team was ranked number one in the world. He won Australian Team Coach of the Year six times in 1994. In 2005 Ric was selected as Western Australia’s greatest ever hockey player and also Western Australia’s greatest ever coach. He was appointed as the High Performance Manager of New Zealand Cricket and took up that position in October
Richard is an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management. He spent 6 years as General Manager of a major Australian Credit bureau before forming his own credit agencies in New Zealand. Richard was a Director of Creditcorp Services Ltd and National President of the New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute
Rev. Richard Randerson CNZM is Dean of Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell. As Anglican priest and bishop over 40 years he has exercised a diverse ministry at the cutting edge with community, commerce and governments, both in NZ and overseas. In all such endeavours he has sought to bring a strong social and ethical dimension to policy, working with decision-makers in the private and public sectors to integrate enterprise with social concern.
The accolades Robyn Williams receives for his knowledge and genial delivery are almost outdone by accolades in academic circles. Williams was the first and only journalist to be elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science; he has been a fellow at Oxford twice; and is a Professor at the University of Qld and UNSW. He has received 5 honorary doctorates (Deakin University, Sydney, Macquarie, ANU and UNSW). He is a science heavyweight who has a light touch with audiences.
One of the most successful All Black Captains, credited by most with the leadership abilities that made the All Blacks the great team they were when they won the World Cup.
Gliding over the finish line at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games saw Steven’s name etched into the history books. Skating in the 1000m final and in fifth place, the unthinkable happened. The race favourite and the other three skaters ahead of Steven, fell in a tangle of skates and arms and legs on the ice. Leaving the path clear for Steven, he glided across the finish line in first place and became the first ever Australian to win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal!
Stu is an interesting and witty speaker and his story of how Hell grew to become a leading NZ brand, before the owners sold it (and later bought it back) is an amazing tale. Stu speaks alone of with Warren Powell, also of Hell Pizza.
If you ask Terry what her speciality is she will tell you PEOPLE, whether it be discussing the more cutting edge sales techniques or teambuilding, her audience walk away inspired and motivated. Australian based, she is one of those people who has such an impact on her audience that she can deliver a message that you will remember forever. She specialises in all areas of people performance including communication, team building, leadership, sales skills, conflict resolution, time effectiveness and personal development.
Terry is a clever, business savvy speaker on engaging employees – how to attract, develop and retain talent. With a background in comedy, he is also an excellent and entertaining MC, trainer, facilitator and entertainer.
The “Power of Commitment” enabled Tony Mowbray to become the fastest Australian to sail solo non stop and unassisted around the world. A record-breaking 180-day adventure that required total focus and unswerving self-belief. It also gave Tony the opportunity to “Look It In The Eye” when he finished some unfinished business in the 2001 Sydney to Hobart yacht classic. Tony and his crew on board “Solo Globe Challenger” were part of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart fleet, which encountered the worst race conditions on record. Little did Tony know that within 24 hours of the start he and his crew would be fighting a 15-hour battle of life or death – nature was asking them to reach further within themselves than they ever had before. “Solo Globe Challenger” surfed down the face of a 60-foot wave upside down after a monumental knock down. In 160 km/hr winds Tony “could see and smell death in the water”. As Tony says “the devil took me by the hand and led me to the edge of a huge precipice and made me stand there on tippy toes for 15 hours – he allowed me to walk away but tragically 6 men died throughout that afternoon and the next day”. The fight for life was won but Tony’s dream of sailing around the world was shattered. His boat was all but a wreck as he was physically and mentally. Within 4 months Tony’s spirit had reignited the flame of a solo world circumnavigation. His boat was rebuilt and he left Australia in search of some answers.
This super motivated woman is a mum to 4 children – two with cystic fibrosis who constantly need medical and hospital treatment. In 2002 she ‘hit the wall’. She was hugely overweight and suffering from ‘chronic sorrow’ where a person lives with someone else’s illness on a daily basis. She joined a gym and read an advertisement for a ‘Special K’ Triathlon and that changed her life.