About Me

Nine years as a professional speaker, twenty years as a corporate trainer and a working lifetime as a manager and salesman of products, services and ideas gave me a lot of experience and success in positively influencing the lives of others. My book 'THE GUIDE' was acclaimed in 2008 as a platform for people to reach the young people in their lives that they wanted to influence for the better. With the book still flying off the shelves, audiences are demanding not just influential content but content about influencing. How can anyone increase their positive influence over others without being manipulative or obvious? Given that demand, that content is what I'm delivering.

I have a monthly column on the back page of New Zealand's 'Employment Today' magazine called 'The Last Laugh', again combining some serious business learning with an accessible and humourous writing style.

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Clients Include:

Project Management Institute, Singapore HR Summit, University of Auckland, The Icehouse, QualMark, Amnesty International Secret Policeman's Ball, Compass Group, Airways NZ, NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (Wgtn), NZ Dairy Industry Awards, Zeacom, Marsh, Mike Pero Mortgages, Mercedes, Sony, TelstraClear, Robert Half International, Automobile Association, GS1, Yellow Pages, Drake International, NZI, Auckland University, Asia-Pacific Venue Management Association, Pulp & paper Industry Technical Association, All Blacks v France Eden Park Hospitality Marquee, All Blacks v Canada Waikato Stadium Hospitality Marquee, Orix Racing Team, Certified Builders' Association, Frucor, Otago Museum, Corporate Events Guide, Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, NZ Biotechnology, APL+ Software, Rothbury Financial Services, Tauranga Master Builders Association, Trimble Navigation, Hachett Livre Publishing, Franchise Association, Macpac, Nelson Jazz Festival, SmartNet, Mortgageworks, RadioWorks, Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, Institute of Environmental Health, Concrete Society, Investors in People, Northland Regional Council, TMP Hudson, Compaq, Customer Contact World, Local Government Customer Service, Ministry Of Justice, Waitakere City Council, Magazine Publishers Association, Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre, IPENZ, SOLGM, ALGIM, INGENIUM, Manukau Festival Celebrity Debate, First Time Principals, Educational Leaders' Forum, Delegats / Oyster Bay Wines, Otago Primary Principals' Association, SafeGuard / Thomson Reuters, Pet Food Industry Association, MIOMO, Alzheimers Auckland, Hawkes Bay Cystic Fibrosis Association, Red Vespa, William Buck Christmas Gouwland Accountants, RemNet, VanBurWray Accountants, EdBiz, Life Health Foods,, Mitre 10 Mega, Pak n Save, RepCo, Thomson Reuters, John Andrew Ford, McCains, Auckland Transport, New World, Kensington Swan, Compass Group, Vet Enterprises, Four Square, ANZ, MacConnel Dow, Golden Bay Cement, NZ Sugar, Turners & Growers, Komatsu, Hawkins Construction.


Massey University 1994-96:

Post-graduate DBA (Management)

University of Canterbury 1985-87:

Bachelor of Arts (History)

University of Auckland 2006:

  • Creative Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Resilient Leadership

Sheffield Consulting Group:

  • Behavioural Event Interviewing

Oakley Brown Associates:

  • Criterion Referenced Instruction
  • Training manager Workshop

Watkins Emerson:

  • Managing Effective Relationships

Eric Jensen:

  • Accelerated Learning 1 & 2

Rich Allen:

  • From the Front of the Room
  • Storytelling

News Talk ZB on workplace humour

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Singapore May 2011