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Rob has won 29 international gold medals including eight Paralympic gold medals, and has set 22 world records. He has cycled around Europe; driven a racing car at high speed at Brands Hatch; he’s skied on snow and on water and played golf, football and cricket. He believes your attitude to life dictates your outcome. He's not blind; it’s just that he can't see!
Our own Halberg Sportsman of the Year and winner of three world rowing titles, Rob then became a grinder for Team New Zealand. Amazing sporting and academic achievements which culminated in his Beijing Olympics bid in the double sculls. During his years rowing Rob also achieved a Bachelor of Management Studies with honours at Waikato University. Rob is an excellent role model who has clearly demonstrated the benefits of applying his management and planning skills, and what can be achieved through preparation, training and determination.
Robin achieved fame for his small business rural community when in 1997 he became the Toastmasters International New Zealand Speech Champion and competed in the World Championship in New Orleans that same year. From a Dairy Farming background, it was the Young Farmers Club he joined that sparked his interest in public speaking.
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.
coach of the Southern Sting Steel, Netball legend Robyn Broughton is putting her name behind the Air New Zealand Golden Oldies World Netball Festival which will be held in Queenstown for the first time in November 2009.
A dynamic speaker Robyn works with a range of companies on moving organisations from “ordinary to extraordinary”. Her assignments are diverse and include assisting organisations to set professional standards; team training, etc whereby the teams develop their own sales tracking methodology; strategic planning and writing specifications for customer service centres. She is no stranger to the challenges of demanding sales, marketing and operational environments, both for large corporates and owner-operated businesses. Expert on personalised and customised, entertaining programmes and keynote presentations on the 'brain chemistry secret' for sales, leadership and marketing. Robyn is a real livewire.
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.
Robyn Pearce sparks contributions from tired conference delegates, provides a welcome relief from ‘death by PowerPoint’, energises them, helps them believe they can win their time battles, and gives them specific and practical strategies they can apply immediately.
Strategies for success. The prime mover behind Sydney’s bid for the 2000 Olympic Games. Prior to that he had a career of national prominence in the legal profession, proven management skills and an abiding interest in sport.
Rod was Editor of the Business Herald section of the New Zealand Herald, 1997-2000, and is an adjunct professor in the Business School at Unitec. He has won numerous media and journalism awards and is a very knowledgeable business speaker with a lay touch. Rod uses his skills in journalism, management and leadership to help New Zealanders face some tough economic challenges and seize some exciting business opportunities.
Roger has been a radio broadcaster all his working life since the 1960's working as a Radio Windy original 1973-75 and 1982-1990 in Wellington, as a guest announcer on ZMFM, Classic Hits, NewstalkZB, Capital Radio London, 6VA Albany, WA, TVW7-6IX Perth, WA, BBC Radio 2005-7 and on National Radio since 2003
Dame Jenny Shipley retired from NZ politics in 2002 and returned to the private sector while still retaining her intense interest in the development of leaders in NZ and globally. She is an Independent Director of a number of companies in NZ and offshore.
The Bug Man, Ruud is equally at home, talking about human or insects – in fact he draws interesting parallels in their lives.
Sam Johnson is the founder of Christchurch's 9,000 strong Student Volunteer Army (SVA), an elected member of the Riccarton/Wigram Community Board and is in his penultimate year studying law and political science at the University of Canterbury.
Samantha Hayes is best known for her presentation role on TV3's Nightline. She is an excellent, professional MC highly in demand for corparate work.
Co-host of Televison One’s Good Morning, Sarah not only an excellent MC but is also a talented jazz singer and can entertain as well.
World champion cyclist and Gold Medalist at the Athens Olympics, Sarah has what it takes to persist and achieve your goals.