About Us

Terry Williams – Trainer

Terry is an extraordinary mix of practical, down-to-earth advice and wisdom as well as a funny and entertaining trainer and speaker. We’re delighted to have him as part of our team.

“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”
“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”
“Terry Williams’ presentation style is attention-grabbing and energetic. I was very impressed with the way he captivated and involved his entire audience for the entire length of his presentation.”
Kate Kennedy, Customer Access Manager, AXA

Kim Chamberlain – Trainer

Kim has extensive speaking and presentation experience plus a masters degree in Linguistics. She ran her own presentation training business for 10 years and we are delighted to have her join our team.

She was the founding President of the Wellington chapter of the National Speakers Association and winner of Toastmasters International NZ Evaluation Competition. She speaks internationally and has written several books on language and communication including “Better Speaking Better Thinking” (2010)

“Thank you Kim for an enjoyable, enlightening and at times terrifying training these past two days. I certainly have picked up nuggets of wisdom and techniques that will help me in presentations and public speaking. They are truly life skills that are now planted and will be developed over the years for all of us.”
Godfrey Fernandez, Director, Catalyst IT
“Excellent energetic speaker. Simple effective tools, a reminder that simple things work. Well worth coming.”
Institute of Chartered Accountants
“Before I received training from Kim Chamberlain I had quit a course because I was too scared to give a seminar. Since working with Kim I have won two prizes for public performances. The way Kim teaches it you can’t fail to grow in confidence. She imparts the skills and techniques in a friendly and expert manner. I recommend her wholeheartedly.”
Kate Docherty

Tipu Ngapo – Trainer

Tipu joined our team in 2013 already having huge experience in training, facilitation and coaching.

He has over 13 years of corporate experience as a facilitator and trainer in a multitude of countries, cultures and diverse business environments.

Originally from Scotland, Tipu has travelled extensively and now lives in Auckland.

Tipu is known for his warm and engaging manner, his sense of humour and his passion for helping people to grow.

“Tipu was fantastic, informative and engaging. The day flew by, not once did I check the time, which has to be a great sign!”
Angela Lewes, Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation”
“Tipu was really interesting and engaging and made us all feel at ease and enjoy the day.”
Sherilyn Olls, Simpson Grierson
“Tipu is an amazing communicator and it was great as the day progressed to see that the way he presented was in line with the content.”
Tamsin Messa, Inland Revenue Department

Tony Burns – Lead Trainer

Tony BurnsTony is a founding director of Effective Speaking. Tony has had a variety of roles during a nearly 20 year career in broadcasting including Technical Trainer, Outside Broadcasts Manager, Sound Engineer and Music Producer. After a brief stint at the New Zealand Institute of Management Tony completed a psychology degree in order to understand better the fear of public speaking. As well as managing Effective Speaking Tony still enjoys running courses and delivering keynote presentations at conferences.

“To experience both group learning and individual transformation is fantastic. Tony seems to be able to identify exactly what each person needs to improve and has the ability to extend them in a positive way.”
Anne Harvey, Life Coach and Communicator – Thoroughgood Ltd
“I found the training effective in changing my comfort levels with presenting to a group. Tony achieved this through one-on-one coaching with a live audience, so that recommendations could be acted on and the results were
tangible and immediate – this made the whole experience enjoyable, a word I never thought I would use when describing speaking in public!”
Pat Beath, Consultant, Synergy International Ltd
“I was nervous about getting our three most senior people presentation coaching, as they are all experienced and skilled speakers. Tony, from Effective Speaking, won them over with his no-nonsense approach and streams of practical advice. All three people were full of praise afterwards and asked Tony to accompany them to their first live presentation to give more feedback.”
Katie Mathison, Manager Communications and Public Affairs, Meat New Zealand

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