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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.
Most well known as a Television Presenter, Jason Gunn was also the host of ‘The Rich List’, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and the front man for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for five years. He is also an actor, a musical entertainer, celebrity and motivational speaker.
Jayne one was of NZ's top track and field athletes before retiring and turning her hand to television presenting. Jayne is a professional and warm M/C.
Several of these companies have grown to be international with significant operations outside New Zealand.
Jeremy was born in Canada, raised in the UK and has lived in New Zealand for nearly 20 years. In that time, he has become one of New Zealand’s favourite stand up comics with his unique brand of insightful, intelligent and irreverent comedy. Having been performing for more than 15 years, he has the ability to get any crowd laughing be it a corporate hosting or a pub in Timaru.
A former PR professional, Jesse is a popular MC choice thanks to his corporate-friendly wit and charm; he's hosted some of New Zealand's most prestigious awards ceremonies and continues to receive fantastic feedback from clients across a range of industries.
Still one of the best after dinner speakers and Master of Ceremonies around with his intellectual, satirical wit. Jim makes a great effort to tailor his address to suit your people.
Jim is one of the most versatile and professional entertainers in the country.
Joan is a lovely Irish lady with a long career in education and management. Brings a wealth of experience to her presentations.
Prolific columnist and writer of books written in his inimitiable comic style.
An outstanding teambuilder and motivator, John Adshead was engaged by Michael Fay’s America’s Cup Challenge to manage and co-ordinate the team. He received wide acclaim for his involvement in the New Zealand challenge and as crew motivator and confidante he played a key role in maintaining morale under high pressure conditions.
John Anderson is one of those people you meet that is inspiring, humourous and you remember his story long after you have heard it. You will find him funny, interesting and astute.
book “An Absolutely Outrageous Adventure” is the account of their journey, the places they visited, and in particular the people they met. They were angered, humbled, scared and tired – but never bored. John Bougen, an Auckland businessman and his NZ born cousin, James Irving of Brisbane, completed their staggering All Nations Quest Journey amid some of the most anxious security times the world has seen. They journeyed through the Middle East as the US was poised to attack Iraq and they encountered many harrowing moments in other parts of the world. Bougen's Guinness book record is for ‘the most countries visited in six months’. He is later expected to receive another world record for the biggest air ticket every issued for a single journey. Bougen journeyed 242,000 km – which is equivalent to circumnavigating the world six
As a professional entertainer for 15 years, John uses character, comedy, hoaxes, magic juggling and trickery, in fact almost anything to get the message across. He can create a suitable ‘hoax” character to fit in with the theme of your evening and your industry and deliver a believable address. An excellent MC and now used extensively by clients to give a ‘closing wrap up’ at the end of their conference – to tie the whole conference together.
If you are looking for a Hoax Speakers, M/C or stand up comedian for hilarious entertainment, look no further than John Glass. Your people will love you for it. With many years of comedy experience from stand-up to clubs to the corporate boardroom, John Glass is a comic you can trust.
John Hart spent 30 years with Fletchers and ultimately became Group Employee Relations Director, responsible for leading the development and co-ordination of the Human Resource function for Fletcher Challenge’s international operations. John played a major role in the New Zealand Rugby scene in the period 1987-1991 as an All Black Selector and Coach. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of New Zealand’s pre-eminence in Rugby in the late 1980’s. His motivational, man-management skills and vision have been recognised worldwide.
Winner of six Mobil Radio Awards for excellence in broadcasting and winner of awards for best TV presenter. Former news presenter for both One News and 3 News and host of It’s in the Bag. Since leaving the broadcasting industry, Hawkesby has been active in the NZ wine scene as a judge and reviewer.
Book "Johnny and his Angels" to light up and entertain your event or conference this year.
All Black Doctor, Warriors Doctor and Clinical Director for an Insurance Company dealing with medical claims.
A man of many words - when it comes to sport - John has been a prominent sports commentator for over thirty years.
Since the early seventies John has been involved in hands-on sales and marketing. He specialises in the areas of networking, building strategic alliances, new client acquisition and client retention, especially in the professional services areas.
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.
Josh Kronfeld is a former rugby representative of Otago, the Highlanders and Leicester at first-class level, as well as being one of the more memorable All Blacks of the 1990's. During his international career, Kronfeld played in 56 games for the All Blacks, gaining 54 test caps, including appearances at both the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups.
Julia is the international best selling author of three books, 'Infidelity', 'Suddenly Single' and 'Julia Moore PI' which have been translated and sold around the world. Julia features regularly on television, radio and in print in New Zealand and Australia. Julia's company also offers a wide range of unique services such as locating Blood Parents and Missing Persons and a comprehensive range of Investigation Services including: GPS Vehicle Tracking, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Covert Camera Surveillance, and Handwriting Analysis.
Pianist/vocalist Julie Mason (B.Mus.) has 20 years experience in the New Zealand music scene. Most renowned as a jazz artist, she has performed extensively throughout New Zealand, appearing at all the major festivals and performing with the country’s foremost jazz musicians. She has performed with top Australia musicians at the Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney and Magnetic Island Tropical Jazz Festival, Queensland. She has been a regular artist at Auckland’s Montana Winter Jazz Series, and has presented sell out concerts at Auckland’s Aotea Centre with “The First Ladies of Jazz”. Julie performs with her own band as a solo, duo with husband Phil Broadhurst, 3 or 4 piece and can do background music or be the main entertainment for the evening, or both.
In ten years representing the All Blacks (81 caps) half back Justin Marshall thrived on the challenge of the competitive arena. His strong willed combative nature combined with his physical strength was often referred to as being like a ‘fourth loose forward’.