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  • Get unstuck & change-fit. Get better at getting better.

    Terry Williams is a speaker & trainer helping people plateauing in performance and wanting to spark improvement, or preparing for an imminent change. Worries and frustration about reputation and results get transformed into purposeful, focused energy as people take control and take action because average sucks. If you need to better engage your people - to motivate, change, influence & lead - not just others, but yourself, Terry helps you do that with a variety of proven personal development tools and ideas - highly interactive with practical takeaways. Clients have included: TSB, ANZ, McDonalds, Foodstuffs NI, Fonterra, Fisher & Paykel, Sony, Automobile Association, Certified Builders NZ, Cambridge Homes, Delegat, Meredith Connell.

  • Highly Recommended

     "Terry brought a unique blend of energy, humour, and focus utilising his skills as a public speaker and as a practicing comedian, and also his ability to think on his feet. This combination kept our team energised and engaged through the day and he capped it off with an excellent motivational talk that caused us all to reflect, in between the bouts of laughter. I can thoroughly recommend Terry for any event of this kind". - Murray Bain, CEO TSB Bank

    "Terry Williams is amazing, I have completed numerous personal training courses in NZ and AUS and I can say hand on heart that Terry is the most interesting and knowledgeable instructor I have had the pleasure of learning from. I would recommend his services to any of my professional colleagues." - Brad Almond, Kia Motors

What People Say


  • "Another outstanding presentation. Always a highlight to hear you speak" - Grant Vaughan, BuildSmart Otago

  • "Awesome presentation! Loved the content, takeaways, and of course the laughs!!!" - Nick Bloor, President Enterpreneurs' Organization Brisbane

  • "The best leadership development course I've been on".Rachel Olsen - OfficeMax Team Leader Training & Compliance

  • "Thank you for your guidance, enthusiasm and humor in MCing the #HRGrow event. You are an amazing talent!" - Prof Doug Waldo, Partner & Principal Consultant, Leading Dimensions Consulting (Florida)

  • "Terry, thank you for being an awesome MC. Your guidance, energy and humour were on point. We loved the 'voice' and the boots :) " - Shrabean Singh, Operations Manager at PD Training

  • "Terry, you did another amazing job MCing our conference. I love your work! A great, big thank you from NZ Certified Builders". - Eve Cooper, Membership Services Manager, CBANZ

  • "In short, Terry was amazing and the perfect fit for our recent Leader’s Day where he was both MC and keynote speaker. He was funny, energetic and managed to integrate the days core messages into his presentation. The fact that many of the team are still talking about their ‘2 Dangerous Things’ is a testament to the impact Terry had. I highly recommend people talk to Terry for any conference type event". - Mark Gordon, Project Lead, TSB Bank

  • "99.9% rated your content as good or very good!!!! Here are some comments; “Terry did a great job , a good message and more importantly,  very engaging!”; “ The afternoon speaker was fantastic”; “Terry was exceptional and worked hard to engage us in a 2 hour slot”; “ I lost a staff member within 6 weeks of this talk because he’s gone off to challenge himself after working here for 25 years.”

    Janet Walke

    Staff Capability Leader, UCOL

  • "Terry has a natural gift of humour, and the ability to bring together a room full of strangers, and make them feel like a cohesive unit.  He brings with him an ability to take charge of any situation and can take a muted crowd to being pumped and ready to go.  From an organiser's perspective he gives the reassurance that everything you need him to do is taken care of. Undeniably, Terry's sincerity, professionalism, talent and wonderful energy will inject success into every conference or event he hosts!"

    Dayrel Williams


  • "The sublime comedy styling of Terry Williams took over the night. It was truly a fantastic show, and the audience turned out in great numbers, and were red hot through the night". - Umar Rana, Comedy Masala Singapore

  • "Thank you so much Terry for being such a terrific MC at our Lead To Succeed Graduation Dinner. It was immensely helpful having you conduct the proceedings. You read the crowd well and provided the perfect mix of professionalism and humour."

    Megan Brice, Director
    High Performance Centre

  • "Terry is a fantastic MC. He is very professional and great to deal with. I love the way he really listens to the presentations and uses content to tie together the whole day. It enables delegates to have a cohesive and seamless experience that is imperative to a successful event. The fact that he is also a great Comedian is an additional bonus in keeping the energy alive in the room. I have full confidence in Terry and I would highly recommend him."

    Emily Byrne

  • "Not unlike a jovial Hughesy onThe 7pm Project from across the ditch in Australia and has a charm of his own... Remarkably good."

    TheatreView (2015)

  • “WEX are an IT Company, who have experienced phenomenal growth, and the challenges it presents. Terry presented a seminar on Change, and provided insights into the different personality types that make up the office environment. Presented with more than a touch of humour overlaying a serious message, the office was alive and buzzing afterwards. We have also contracted Terry to MC an event to our ELT team, again with great success”

    Simona Turin
    Director Wex NZ

    • “We wanted a speaker who would be informative and humorous.  We quickly settled on Terry Williams as the ideal speaker for us and he delivered. A witty , informative, challenging presentation that had the audience laughing as well as giving them great information to take away and ponder. The feedback from our guests has been excellent, Terry’s involvement made it the perfect event we were hoping for. Thank you Terry!”

        John Brosnan
      Cooper Aitken Accountants

  • "Great feedback from delegates regarding your presentation, rating 4.8 for facilitation out of a maximum of 5.0 (which I might add I’ve never seen delegates rate up to!)"

    Diane Robinson

  • “Terry is a delight.  His energy and enthusiasm is contagious and his presentation hit the perfect note for our conference.    He had the audience in the palm of his hand whilst sharing some great insights and nuggets of truth for everyone to take away.  I would absolutely recommend Terry as a Key Note speaker”

    Susan Doughty, Executive Manager

  • "An awesome job. The feedback has been really positive."

    Marnie Burke, Events Director
    Alzheimers Auckland

  • "Terry, many thanks for your key contribution as MC at this week's PMINZ Conference. Your ability to maintain positive energy, provide clear direction and smoothly manage the occasional curve-ball directly contributed to the conference success."


    Calum Robertson
    Project Management Institute NZ

  • “Terry came to Nelson and presented to close to 200 of our clients.  Even though the topic was potentially a little dry, Terry made the presentation fascinating and entertaining.  Terry is a fantastic, entertaining speaker and the feedback we got from our clients was excellent.  Thanks Terry for a great show on such an important subject”.

    Gilbert Robertson
    Robertson Chartered Accountants

  • "Your seminar helped transform our company in terms of building and keeping an effective team. I am a chronic sceptic of business seminars and the slightly evangelical feel that many of them have.  Your presentation was focused on practical ideas from the real world, and all the better for it."

    Kevin Townsend, CEO

  • "A class act... this new breed... attractive, charming, incredibly well prepared, has good material and, surprise of all surprises, he's actually very funny."



  • "A unique brand of comedy that inspires as well as entertains, with wisdom among some well-woven tales.”

  • "He takes to the stage like a seasoned pro... some of the best punchlines I’ve heard. Terry’s superb comedic timing and innate ability to tell and build up a good story will have you hooked.  His stories are engaging, well written and just downright funny."

    Whimsical Banana

    • We recently engaged Terry as MC for eight different award ceremonies across the North Island. He adapted well to the different audiences and ensured that our programme was delivered within our tight timeframe while being entertaining and professional

      Chris Keeping
      New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

  • "Terry is an engaging presenter and works well in small/large group situations. In my case we were wanting to use a comedy ‘bent’ to not only better engage with our customers, but also find innovative ways to consider issues, find solutions and of course ‘connect’ people. Terry did a brilliant job for us in this capacity. Highly recommended."

    Jason Roberts, Marketing Manager

  • "The feedback I have received from our sponsors and media contacts re your performance last night has been 100% positive. I am confident your skills and most importantly "culture fit" will only but complement our desire to provide the most professional hospitality product within the series this season."

    Glenn Middleton, Manager Operations

  • "Thank you, Terry. You are an ingenious performer who invigorated our audience with your rapid-fire repartee and observational wit. A skilled master of ceremonies, assured compere, and polished stand-up left our delegates screaming for more! Sincere thanks, for your commitment to our 2008 Asia Pacific Venue Industry Congress."

    Debi Chalmers
    Asia-Pacific Venue Management Association

  • "Terry presented in a humorous manner very imperative information for business managers/leaders to use in their workplaces, to influence those people around them. 83% of attendees (senior finance managers) rated Terry as excellent."

    Megan Alexander, General Manager
    Robert Half International

  • “Terry you were a pleasure to work with – your ease at understanding the brief, and willingness to fit into the brief for the conference was fantastic. You had a complete appreciation of how a conference needs to run and you earned the respect of conference delegates quickly.”

    Glenda Harding
    Harding Consultants (IPENZ07 Conference)

  • "We, as a team, enjoyed your honest, practical and straightforward (yet impactful and valuable) presentation (and training)......not to mention the wonderful humour."

    Shimrath Paul, Chief Executive
    Otago Museum

  • "A marvelous job... very professional, respectful yet still hilariously funny... It was the perfect end to a successful conference.

    Roseta Jacobs
    Auckland University Centre For Professional Development

  • "I'm not sure that we have ever had such positive and enthusiastic comments from our staff on evaluation forms... This was the best staff meeting we have ever had."

    Linda Stansfield
    Northland Regional Council

  • "Among the many speakers I have met, Terry is among the rare ones who can turn a conference to be an entertaining event for all. Terry did a brilliant job for us in this capacity at HR Summit 2011 in Singapore."

    Eka Merdekawaty Talji
    Key Media, Singapore (HR Summit 2011)

  • "Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did as MC. It was great being able to get on with what I was doing outside the room knowing that all was under control inside! The activities with the delegates worked a treat and really helped with the overall feel of the conference. I will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a professional MC who is really cool to deal with!"

    Annette Vao , Organiser
    Safeguard National Health & Safety Conference

  • "Terry added spice and life to our conference. He educated and entertained us with examples of how to communicate with humour, and showed how breaking out of the day-to-day patterns of the workplace can make everyone’s work more enjoyable, and thus more effective."

    John Rogers
    Trimble Navigation New Zealand Limited

  • “Terry is a very engaging speaker who presents with passion, humor and a mischievous streak. He clearly knows his subject but much more importantly he is able to impart his knowledge and connects with the audience. He leaves you not just inspired to take action but with the information and tools to do so. Terry’s presentations were interesting, funny, thought-provoking and educational. Many of our delegates gave him two-thumbs up for his session and have asked to hear him speak again next year.“

    Fiona Sim
    Key Media, Singapore

  • “The best corporate entertainment I’ve ever been to.”

    Professor Alan Stenger
    Business School, University of Auckland.

  • "Terry’s session as Keynote Speaker finished our conference on the 'high' that we were looking for. His very humorous session gave us skills to apply not only in our businesses but also in our personal lives."

    Brian Berry
    Rothbury Financial Services

  • "Terry rocked our world! We got him to do a stand-up routine at a celebration event for the whole Macpac team. Breaking all all the rules of stand-up comedy - 10 am start, the audience having no clue why they were there, and no lubricants - Terry had us rolling around the aisles. His gags were funny, original and often deliciously unpredictable. Thanks Terry for a great event."

    Graeme Lord
    Macpac Wilderness Equipment

  • "Why waste time looking for anyone else?"

    Pauline Prince

  • "I thought you were really good - you are both funny and likeable, and from what I have seen of other comedians, the two don't always go together. I really enjoyed your bit of the evening."

    Beryl Oldham
    NZ Navy

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