An HR specialist of some 30 years standing, Ann is also a seasoned conference speaker. She is regularly invited back to challenge people with her infectious humour and common sense tips. One organsiation has had her speak at their conference 5 years running! She has presented at conferences around the world, including Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Belgium, Australia and London.
Ann is a past National President of the National Speakers’ Association of New Zealand, and was the recipient of The Spirit of Excellence Award in 2000 and again in 2009, the highest award in the speaking profession in NZ. She is the only speaker in NZ to have received the award twice and is one of only six CSPs (Certified Speaking Professional) in New Zealand.
Ann specializes as a conference ‘opener’. She delights audiences with her humour but can be equally successful as a respite between highly technical sessions or for the sleepy after lunch period. All her keynotes are designed to give an audience real-life, practical tools designed particularly for dealing with the challenges of the modern workplace in a global downturn:
Boiled Frogs and Faulty Guillotines (Dealing with never ending change)
The 4 ‘E’s’ of business in a ‘wired’ world: Efficiency, Effectiveness, Entrepreneurship and E-commerce
Computer Says NO! (Dealing with ‘feed me – feed me’ attitudes in the workplace)
How to turn ordinary groups into extra-ordinary teams
I know I’m Here to do Something Great if I could Only Work out What it is (Finding your passion). Particularly popular with women’s conferences
How to Motivate the Late, the Lazy and the Terminally Uninspired (dealing with less than fabulous performance)
- WARNING! Unsafe Acts Can Cause Major Headaches. A very humorous keynote for Health and Safety conferences
"Ann was the speaker of choice at our last Employer Forum. The 300-plus attendees rated her as the best speaker on the day, and the evaluation forms that we received back, showed that her material was both informative and relevant to the attendees. Her effervescent personality and animated delivery added a very special dimension to our conference and we look forward to working closely with Ann on our next Forum later on in the year."
Neil Mookerjee - Team Leader ACC Claims
"It has been a privilege to meet and work with Ann. She was a speaker at an event I produced recently and she was one of the outstanding presenters on the day. I hear a lot of presentations but unlike 99% of them Ann's presentation will stay in my head. Ann is a wise person and we are incredibly lucky to know her."
Shirleyanne Evans - Conference Organiser EMA (Admin Assistants 2013 Conference)
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