Previous keynote speakers

Laura Maxwell, CEO Stuff
Louise Bentley, Energi
Amanda Billing, Actress, Visual Artist, Occasional Writer, Portrait photographer
John Maybury, Presentation Coach
Jennifer Del Bel, Managing Director Downlights NZ
Treza Gallogly, End-of-Life Doula
Natalie Ferguson, Powrsuit
Henry Lynch, co-founder of Faraday.
Kate Coughlan, editor of NZ Life & Leisure magazine
Ines Curin, founder of Girls Talk Business
Christine Liggins, DebtFix
Verity Craft, thought leadership coach
Bonita Nuttall, presentation coach, speaker
Theresa Gattung, CNZM
Ryan Flynn, CEO of Everybody Eats
Miriam Chancellor, public speaking and presentation expert
Deb Bailey, leadership expert
Kate Billing, Blacksmith, a specialist human-centred leadership development practice
Sarah Page, founder and CEO of the Kindness Collective
Mary Holm, personal finance journalist & author
Viv Beck, Chief Executive of Heart of the City
Julia Grace, Keynote Speaker, Singer/Songwriter, Teacher, Writer and Mental Wellness Advocate
David Ferguson, Table Talk, The Gentle Art of Negotiation
Michael Barnett, CEO of The Auckland Chamber of Commerce
Myriam Heynen, employment relations consultant
Cathy Mellett, Net Branding
Ann Andrews, entrepreneur and futurist
Cynthia Johnson, Challenge of Change
Aaron Young, RNZYS Commodore
Kirsty Harkness, Managing Director at Mount Base Vineyards
Linda Wells, Business behavioural specialist
Hannah McQueen, enableMe
Michelle Sokolich, Show & Tell Video
Shelley Gawith, Functional Nutritionist
Dr Liesje Donkin, Mental health
Jennifer Del Bel, Downlights NZ
Glenn Marvin, Konnector, Digital marketing coaching & consultants
Jackie O'Fee, personal stylist and shopper from Signature Style
Yvonne Lorkin, Co-Founder & Chief Tasting Officer at WineFriend, Wine Writer, Wine Judge & Host and Producer of 'Thirsty Work' on TV3
Annah Stretton, fashion designer
Cat Levine, speaker
Cat Coluccio, Educator, Personal Trainer, Life Coach
Cath Vincent, business consultant
Jess Stuart, Author, Speaker & Coach
Sharn Piper, Attain Sales NZ
Robyn Pearce, Getting a Grip
Murray Thom, Thom Productions
Peta Mathias, gastronomad, author, culinary escapes, television & broadcasting, agony aunt
Mary Holm, New Zealand author
Tammy McLeod, Davenport Harbour Lawyers
Lisa MacKay, HR Toolkit
Diana Thomson, founder of Speech Marks Coaching and Speaker Sisterhood Auckland
Wanita Fourie, everything social media
Mandy Beverley, Denise Melton, Dina Ceniza - Women's Wellness
Karen Malthus, Auckland’s Police District Commander
Glen Sharkey, connector, inspirer, communicator & educator
Will Martin, singer
Bill James, sales business speaker
Lynda Moore, money mentalist
Dr Ron Jones, former gynaecologist
Julie Raine, JRtalks, Civil Engineer and speaker
A political forum with candidates from the major parties, facilitated by Louise Pagonis. Featured Candidates: Chlöe Swarbrick Green Party, David Seymour MP ACT, Fletcher Tabuteau NZ First MP Helen White Labour, Melissa Lee, National
Dr David Galler
Karen McMillan
, author
Debbie Mayo-Smith, motivational speaker
Angela Stone, stylist, fashion designer and author
Natalie Cutler-Welsh, CEO & founder of Go to Girl Social Media & Networking
A forum with mayoral candidates Phil Goff and Vic Crone, facilitated by Cath Vincent.
Suzanne Masefield, Body Language Company at Think Success
Angela Buglass, CEO Trilogy
Nicolette Connors, New Zealand’s Queen of Property
Fiona Clark, business woman & entrepreneur
Louise Thompson, Wellbeing
Dame Diane Robertson, CEO Auckland Mission
Penny Whiting, business woman & entrepreneur
Diane Foreman, business woman & entrepreneur
Linda Guirey, speaker and trainer
Allyson Gofton, author and cook
Louise Pagonis, media coach
Tina Cross, entertainer, singer-songwriter
Joanna Delamere, Eating Psychology & Wellness Coach
Sacha Haskell, speaker
Christine Rankin, speaker
Lady Deborah Chambers QC, Barrister
Murray Thom, Thom Music
A political forum with Hon Paula Bennett MP, National Party; Hon Sue Moroney MP, Labour Party; Metiria Turei MP, Green Party; Roshni Sami, Kelston Candidate, Internet Party; David Seymour, Epsom Candidate, Act Party; Melissa Perkin, Conservative Party 
Dr Frances Pitsilis, Doctor of good health
Jane Daniels, Fashion designer
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Actor
Dame Malvina Major, Opera star
Robyn Pearce, Time Management Expert
Janis Grummitt, SPECS
Michael Hurst, Actor
Nici Wickes, Author, Food writer, TV chef
Amanda Fleming, Presenter At Large
Kerri Thompson, Managing Director, Retail, ANZ
Jennie Vickers, The Customer Experience Revolution
Dianne Appleton, Founder and Director, Equagold Ltd
Kathryn Tuck, Torricelli Co-op
Tracey Barnett, Journalist
Lindsey Dawson, Writes & Speaks
Terry McCloy, Leadership Facilitator
Val Dorling, Company Director
Marianne Elliott, Zen-peacekeeper, Change-maker
Yvonne Godfrey, Executive Director, Miomo
Bill James, Inspired Learning Systems
Linda Coles, Social Media Expert
Dr Anna Sandiford, The Forensic Group
Robyn Galloway, The Innovative Travel Company
David Wild, Managing Director, Smith & Wild
Dr Catherine Frethey-Bentham
Graham Reid, Journalist
Cathy Quinn, 2010 Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman
Jan Bilton, food writers and editors
Mark Powell, CEO, Warehouse Stationery
Tania Clifton-Smith, Breathing Works
Michael Boulgaris, Director & Sales Broker
Paul Meyer, keynote speaker and author
Tristan de Chalain, Operation Restore Hope
Graeme Hunt, writer, commentator and historian
Gretchen Hanley & Claire Dower, Investment Advisors
Greg Fleming, CA, BCA CEO
Leand Macadaan, Instant Kiwi's "Mexi-Doug"
Nic Russell, motivational speaker
Greg Doolan, author and speaker
Daniel Batten, speaker
Michelle Boag, public relations consultant
Liz Jamieson-Hastings, counsellor and author
Eugene Moreau, certified master coach
Naomi Ballantyne, ING Life (NZ)
Jackie O'Fee, Signature Style
Yvonne Godfrey, Leadership Communicator
Annah Stretton, Publisher, Designer
Peter Taylor, Restaurateur
A political forum with Judy Turner, United Future; Heather Roy, Act; Jackie Blue, National; Sue Bradford, Green; Judith Tizard, Labour
Kirk Torrance, actor/performer/athlete
Alan Froggatt, Genratec
Charles “Tremendous” Jones, motivator & author
Colyn Devereux-Kay, Egg Maternity
Ian Grant, Parents Inc.
Allyson Gofton, Celebrity Cook
Carmel Fisher, Managing Director, Fisher Funds
Tony Murrell, Landscape Gardner
Sally Anderson, Legacy coach
John Key, Leader of Opposition
Dianna Hubbard, Mayoress
Kaye Maxwell, Professional Golfer
Murray Thom, Entrepreneur of the Decade
Karl Sim, artist, art forger 
Allison Mooney, Personality Plus
Peter Young, Heather Macdonald, Helen Polley, Oxygen Therapies Ltd
Susanna Burton, Photographer
Jane Hunter, Hunter's Wines
Sarah Mahoney, The GoodUse Company Ltd 
Carol Comer, ex High Impact Marketing Ltd
Pat Armistead, Joyologist
Annette Presley, Slingshot
Colleen Hartnell, Emphasis Ltd
Tina Richards, Club Physical
Martin Urban, Inspired, coach and trainer
Deb Bell, speaker, facilitator and celebrity debater
Naomi Simson, Chief of Experiences, RedBalloon Days
John Cooney, Grapevine Magazine
Jillian de Beer, de Beer Marketing & Communications
Ilona Rodgers, Actor

"It’s wonderful to see familiar faces and meet many newbies at every event (... and the more you attend, the more friendships grow too!)

With so many of us starting or running our own businesses these days, gaining insights into your own experiences and business successes makes every AEC event so special and valuable every month."

Gaye Wood

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