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You were the favourite speaker of the day. Combining personal stories, humour and strong principles to deliver a powerful message. As a professional speaker myself I know when someone is good and you are very good, I would highly recommend you to any organisation looking for an inspiring speaker to take their team to a whole new level.

Paul Bolte, CEO of Bartercard New Zealand


Hi, I'm Lisa Tamati, one of New Zealand's most prolific and sought after speakers: presenting at corporate and industry events both locally throughout New Zealand and around the world.

Through speaking I inspire and educate teams and individuals on goal-setting, leadership, change management, health and safety, risk management using my own personal brand of humour, resilience and time-honed skills from a 10-year career as a professional speaker.

You might recognise from my ultra-endurance exploits such as being the first Kiwi woman to finish the Badwater Ultramarathon (217km), running non-stop through the hottest desert in the world. Or you might have seen me on my charity run which saw me run the length of New Zealand (2250km). Or perhaps you've read one of my best-selling books, Running Hot or Running to Extremes. 

Along the way I've had my fair share of obstacles. At 21 I broke my back and was told I'd never run again. I've also struggled with depression, which I've overcome through sports. I'm also a severe asthmatic, but with my contagious never-say-die attitude, I've come out stronger, and even more determined to make a change in the world. 

I work hard to receive the highest ratings from conference goers. As your keynote speaker I make sure you get a tailored, dynamic, engaging and highly  entertaining presentation: anecdotes that your people will remember, insights that will make you stop and think, and images that will stick in your head. No jargon, no sugary self-help double speak. Just real world frameworks and techniques that leave you energised and more effective in your work and life.


Because you can guarantee your team will leave feeling inspired, motivated, and with a new quench to conquer the previously unobtainable. 

I use the ups and downs of my preparations, the successes and failures I've had, the setbacks, the drama, to create a powerful learning environment, leaving my audience on the edge of their seats. 

From CEO's, salespeople, students, athletes and everyone in between, I see two postures in my audience's postures: they're either leaning forward madly writing notes, or leaning back laughing.

But the real proof is in what my clients say:

A few of Lisa's testimonials

That was such a powerful presentation. To get a standing ovation from our people was just outstanding. Thank you so much for your energy and telling your story with such passion

Fergus Clark, Hello World

Having Lisa as our opening speaker at our conference was a superb choice: inspirational, authentic and engaging, relatable. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, experience, and the reality that is your life - you are amazing!

Alison Buck, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

I've had great feedback from staff on your talk. It was a great to end the day on such a high note – so often people are winding down at the end of a day like this so it’s a real credit to you the way you kept the audience engaged and inspired.

Rusty Richie, Taranaki Regional Council

When I first heard about Lisa Tamati I knew nothing about her or her achievements. Lisa was invited to speak at our corporate business breakfast where she spoke to 100+ business managers from the Auckland Business Community. Her attitude to life and passion for success was inspirational. The feedback from our guests was amazing and she left a significant impression on all of us. If I could have a fraction of her mind I’m sure I would have conquered Mt Everest blind with both arms tied behind my back.

Adam Roi, Robert Half Technology

Lisa is not only an extraordinary athlete with an incredible and unique story to tell but she is also an inspirational speaker who manages not only to be extremely entertaining but who also leaves the audience, motivated, moved (often to the point of tears) and feeling like 'Wow if she can do it then so can I' She is a warm and open hearted person, a passionate speaker who will appeal to conference goers, business people, sport groups, schools and charities alike. Her message and the analogies she draws on from her very tough sport, are relevant across the board. 

Phil Kingsley-Jones, Sports Manager/Comedian

Lisa Tamati was inspirational, entertaining, honest and one of the best speakers I have seen at the Sports Awards. I left the event feeling elated and motivated with the many thoughts and feelings she had shared with those lucky enough to have attended. Her story was an example of determination and strength that can come from all of us, she was not your usual sporting star and was not armed with the expected talents and training of a star. It gives the ordinary person the feeling of being able to conquer anything

Natarsha Nikora, Tararua Regional Council

Just some of the companies Lisa has worked with...

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