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ICON NZ- Influencing Without Power Breakfast

  • 22 February 2024
  • 07:30 - 09:00 (NZDT)
  • EY Auckland, 2 Takutai Square, Auckland CBD


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ICON New Zealand’s inaugural event will be a panel discussion on influencing without power. 

Often in Marketing and Business Development, our roles require us to work with multiple stakeholders and advise on outcomes without decision-making power. This panel discussion will dive into how to present with confidence to create influence and put your best foot forward, whether it’s in the boardroom or when leading your own teams. 

The panel includes personal presence expert Maggie Eyre, transformation and leadership coach Peter Johnston and Dave Colquhoun, Procurement Manager (Infrastructure) at Auckland Transport. 

The morning will include a light breakfast kindly provided by Home Recruitment. 

About the speakers

Maggie Eyre, Executive & Senior Leadership Coach, Author, Keynote speaker.

Maggie Eyre MNZM Maggie is an internationally recognised expert in personal presence and leadership charisma, with over 30 years’ experience in business, public relations, education and professional theatre. She has coached many senior business executives, public figures and academics to improve their presentation skills and build unforgettable brands.

As well as being recognised as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2023 for her for services to business and the community, she was also nominated as ‘one of New Zealand’s 10 most powerful behind the scenes PR people’ in National Business Review in 2001. She was invited to be a member of Global Women in 2022 and sits on two not for profit boards, Star Jam and TYLA (turn your life around).

Maggie is the Managing Director of Fresh Eyre, an international company with a team of specialists, coaching people in presentation and personal branding skills. She’s the author of three books published in seven countries; “Being You, How to Build your Personal Brand and Confidence”, "Speak Easy, The Essential Guide to Speaking in Public, and "Speaking in Public with Confidence".

Over the past 20 years Maggie has helped thousands of people around the world overcome their fears of public speaking. She is inspired by helping others make life-changing memorable speeches.

Peter Johnston, Strategy & Transformation Expert and Writer.

Peter works with founders, CEOs and senior leaders to improve and grow businesses through better customer and staff experiences, focusing on effective leadership and teaming. 

Trained in applied psychology, early in his career he published research on how people experience work and how leadership styles, culture and strategic clarity impact employee motivation and customer outcomes. Then, for almost 10 years he worked across the UK, Europe and the US as a strategy and transformation consultant. Peter now works as an independent consultant across a range of organisations on customer and staff experience, leadership and influencing, and digital transformation programmes.

Dave Colquhoun, Procurement Manager (Infrastructure and Place) for Auckland Transport.

Dave is a respected senior leader with over 30 years’ experience in procurement, logistics, supply chain, transport infrastructure delivery and sustainable procurement in both the public and private sectors, including the New Zealand Defence Force and Auckland Transport. 

He was a finalist for the NZ Procurement Excellence Awards in the Procurement Professional of the Year category in 2017 for his work on Auckland’s City Rail Link (CRL) and holds a range of memberships including as a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM). 

Event Details:

Thursday, 22 February 2024

7:30 am - 9:00 am

EY Auckland,
2 Takutai Square
Auckland, CBD


Members: Free
Non-Members: NZD 50

Note: Payment will be charged in AUD.

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