Mike King – “2019 New Zealander of the Year”.
Mike has for years been known as the iconic Kiwi entertainer but that role has changed dramatically since the conception of his hugely popular radio show ‘The Nutters Club’.
The show evolved from Mike’s own experience of mental illness and addiction and has become a huge success. The aim of the show is to ‘forever change the way people feel, think, talk and behave in relation to mental health’.
These days Mike is better known for his work as a prominent mental health educator and motivational speaker with the work he does under his charity and with his conference speaking. Mike’s aim is to reverse the population trends of depression and suicide by effecting a positive social change.
Mike works with all levels within an organisation to help with mental health and safety in the workplace. His message tells of how he overcame drug and alcohol addiction, and his continued battle against depression. It is accessible and pertinent to all staff and often helps companies identify anyone who may be struggling and in need of further assistance.
Nigel has worked for the last two decades in a number of agencies including Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation, Sex Offender Treatment Programmes, Family Therapy agencies, Child Youth and Family, Probation Services, and extensively in private practice.
He continues to work as a clinical psychologist in private practice consulting with organizations and agencies from throughout the country, and has lectured on a number of senior courses at the New Zealand Police College.
A sought after speaker, Nigel has presented keynotes at a range of industry and corporate conferences both in New Zealand and overseas.
His particular gift is blending real world pragmatism, the latest psychological research, and humour in an engaging and thought provoking manner that has relevance to a wide range of audiences and organizations.
His specific interests include the psychology of success, dealing with difficult people, mental toughness, decision making skills, leadership, the process of change in an organisation, the ‘myth’ of happiness and stress management.
Andrew is an experienced freelance business correspondent, broadcaster, writer, speaker and corporate MC.
Before joining MediaWorks in 2006 where he covered business for nine years, Andrew was based in Sydney, Australia as a presenter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) continuous news network, NewsRadio. He previously worked in the finance and tourism sectors before shifting into business media which he describes as “… the best job in the world.”
He has a particular interest in disruptive innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, future trends, youth engagement, the future of work and business start-ups.
Recently completing a Master’s degree in Business Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland Business School, Andrew described the experience as “… a long overdue mental workout.” He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Business Strategy and Economic History.
You’ve seen her on TV. You’ve heard her on the radio. You might have read her NZ Herald business column, or one of her weekly regional APN newspaper weekend columns.
You must not miss Debbie’s presentations. A five star International business speaker and best selling author you’ll enjoy her wonderful style. Debbie mixes stories, step by step how-to’s and case studies in an unforgettable way.
What makes Debbie’s presentations so popular is she walks her talk and shares many of her personal experiences and those of her clients with you. Her approach to business is customer focused, practical and devoid of hype. She knows all the latest secrets as well as pitfalls to avoid in using everyday software and the Internet for marketing and business development.
When it comes to CRM and database marketing – she’s an advocate of using the desktop software you already have and she’ll wow you explaining the magic you have at your fingertips. You won’t want to miss her.
Karl is one of New Zealand’s most diversely accomplished young executives recording significant results as a business owner across retail, wholesale, hospitality and professional services industries.
In addition to his own business successes he has consulted to companies covering transport, logistics, distribution, construction, investment, banking, real estate and IT throughout New Zealand, Asia, Europe and Australia. He has also served 18 years as a director putting his strong business acumen and communications skills to good use.
Karl is a recognised international speaker for the Entrepreneurs Organisation and has presented Workshops and Seminars for thousands of businesses around New Zealand as well as presenting at the prestigious India School of Business in Hyderabad.
As one of New Zealand’s most diversely accomplished young professionals he talks from experience as someone who has walked the talk. His first business at 21 grew to a $15 million company before he sold it at 28. Since then he has owned, developed and sold businesses in retail, wholesale, hospitality, and professional services – each business recording significant financial improvements in often challenging environments.
Karl’s drive and determination shows through in his private life as well. Karl is an accomplished martial artist instructor for the International Karate Organisation Kyokushinkaikan. In 2002 he gained international acclaim when he broke a Guinness World record by kicking through 30 baseball bats in under 60 seconds.
Westpac’s Chief Economist Dominick Stephens will sort the facts from the fantasy, sharing insights into our economy, what’s happening globally, financial markets and house prices.
A key focus will be around how the new Government’s policies will impact businesses and households.
While Dominick’s roles at the Reserve Bank and now Westpac keep him busy, he’s also no slouch in his personal life. His adventures include crossing Mongolia on horseback, and he once spent a year living in the Amazon jungle.
His genuine, friendly advice will resonate with large and small businesses – come armed with your questions for an educative discussion.
Janet Brothers started her own business, Life Care Consultants, 25years ago and at present, she employs 75 staff based around New Zealand. Janet is passionate about health and firmly believes there are huge opportunities for workplaces to increase their productivity, improve staff engagement and reduce downtime from illnesses and accidents through better management of the health of their workforce.
Janet works with a large number of industries, including forestry, rail, electrical and contracting and coupled with her own experience of the challenges associated with building a successful business Janet is not only here to talk about opportunities with managing the health and wellbeing of your staff but also the challenges of costs vs. value in most business decisions.