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Che was judged New Zealand's top Elvis Tribute Artist for the 2009 Elvis Down Under Contest.
Craig Horrocks has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, with special interest and expertise in the computer, logistics, manufacturing, travel and telecommunications industries.
Dr Bellini is a regular choice as moderator/chairman at leading conferences for business and government around the world.
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.
Wayne has excellent skills and tips to show people how to look after themselves in the social environment we find ourselves in today. When home invasions, bag snatching, car jacking and burglaries seems to be on the increase, Wayne will show you show how to train yourself and your children to defend themselves easily. He shares with you some of the simple defensive moves that have helped him keep his clients and their families safe. He can design a session to your time frame and requirements.
William Pike, a young school teacher from Auckland, came to the attention of the nation in September 2007 when, while tramping on Mt Ruapehu, he was critically injured during a volcanic eruption. William was trapped inside the hut, surrounded by mud and rocks and in freezing temperatures, while his friend went for help. He subsequently lost a leg.
Marketing guru and former marketing director of several top companies Winston has had the experience at the coalface of producing results and profits that would make many people envious. Winston’s presentations are always full of fun. He has done a large number of presentations in New Zealand to all types of organisations, including lawyers and accountants.
Vic Hewson was Chief Inspector, Wellington with the New Zealand Police for 25 years. He then moved on to the New Zealand Fire Service as General Manager Human Resources and Marketing. Vic has held various senior positions in large organisations, leadership in operational roles, development of executive leadership programmes, organisational development especially changing organisation culture, mentoring Senior Managers, public speaking, training and development and project management. As an influencer of people he brings energy and an infectious enthusiasm that motivates people to work towards new goals out of a sense of commitment.
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.
Canadian – Over the last 20 years Warren has proven to be a remarkable insightful predictor of the major trends that effect us as business people and as individuals. One of his topics: - “Where in the World the World is Going….the next three years” He speaks globally with presentations that combine economics, demographics, technology, corporate restructuring and psychographics, together to make sense of the changes we see swirling around us. He paints a convincing picture of where your customers, suppliers and employees are going to be – and what you need to be doing now to meet them there.Warren Evans is a trends analyst and strategy consultant. His blue-chip client list runs from American Express through Microsoft and McDonalds to Zurich Insurance, and spans more than a dozen countries on 5 continents. He brings to the platform a unique combination of genuine expertise and powerful delivery. His compelling information, practical ideas, upbeat approach and irreverent sense of humour have won him rave reviews around the world.
From the Kiri Te Kanawa homecoming concert (thought to be the biggest classical concert every staged) to a variety of pageants, product launches, trade promotions, awards presentations and concerts, Tom displays professionalism, dedication and an energy level that earns him overwhelming praise as a Master of Ceremonies.
The Baking King. Australian business success story – from very humble beginnings in a small Victoria town, he has grown an impressive bakery business from 2 part timers to a staff of 64 and is an inspiration for all aspiring and practising business owners.
Evening Post cartoonist and writer, Tom Scott is a satirical cartoonist, columnist and entertaining speaker who pokes fun at political and topical issues.
Do you have any privacy issues in your organisation. What are we really allowed to divulge?
Scott is Australia’s newest and best ‘young’ comedian who performs in excess of 150 engagements per year. Scott’s greatest natural asset is his likeability which uplifts the hears and soul of the toughest audience with consummate ease and whether performing as a stand up comic or as the Master of Ceremonies, Scott’s feedback is always outstanding.
As Program Director of the ‘Australian Centre for Retail Studies’ (‘ACRS’), he has delivered retail education programs, retail consultancy, seminars, lectures and conference addresses both within Australia, and more widely in the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on global retail trends, retail innovation, multi-channel retailing, retail strategy and sales promotion.
Steven has extensive experience in leadership, management and improving performance through people. He is co-founder of Management and Business Education (MBE), a professional training company that conducts management, leadership and people development training across New Zealand.
Is one of New Zealand’s best known faces. She has been a regular face on New Zealand screens as the presenter of a range of different news, current affairs and lifestyle shows - most notably in her role as host of Close Up. She spent 21 years on our television screens presenting a range of news, current affairs and lifestyle shows.Susan retired from daily broadcasting at the end of 2006 after a health scare made her rethink her priorities. She has won Qantas Best Presenter awards and has a Diploma in Journalism and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Against all the odds he took the New Zealand Tall Black Basketball Team into world prominence in the World Championships in USA in 2002. Tab then signed a contract with Basketball New Zealand to stay in New Zealand and coach for the next 4 years. What was his secret weapon for getting such performances from his players.
With over 14 years as a professional speaker, 10 years in sales and telemarketing management and 13 years in the hospitality industry, Robyn has clear insight into networking, prospecting and people development.
Russell Harrison has been a Lotto presenter since 2000 and is also an extremely talented singer who has sung with (amongst others) The Drifters and the late Sir Howard Morrison.
Informative, witty, incisive and ‘very human’, Bernard's style is a unique blend of substance and humour. He can provide a lively and dynamic exposÚ of cultural change and demographic shifts, focusing on the outlook and implications for business over the next two decades.Basing his presentation on hard-edged numbers, Bernard reflects on the most recent demographic, business and social information available.
Brendon Chase is New Zealand’s premier Elvis Tribute Artist and has been entertaining professionally as Elvis for 14 years.
Sophisticated multi-cultural comedy on topical issues.
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
Robin has a background in Human Resource and Office Management, but a passion for wellness. She is a professional Member of the New Zealand Association of Professional Hypnotherapists, and Reiki Practitioner. Stress is a fundamental to life and it is the management of both positive and negative stress that determines our wellness. When we understand our mind and the impact it has on our everyday decisions we can use it effectively to make choices, bring balance into our lives and experience less stress balance and a feeling of wellness or being alive. Robin has a programme that identifies stress, the triggers associates with stress, and simple ways to deal with stress to help deal with training for enhanced “coping” skills.
She was a member of the New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team for 10 years and led the squad for five. She regards the captaincy as one of the highlights, alongside winning her first test cap and like all good kiwis she particularly enjoyed beating the Aussies. Her athletic achievements were recognised in the New Zealand honours list of 2002 where she was awarded a MNZM.