Finding a guest speaker & an MC for an event can be scary. It’s hard to get someone that appeals to all of the audience & can also competently manage the evening. There’s a lot of pressure on the organising committee to get it right.

This year we made an excellent choice in you.

You had everyone engaged & laughing throughout the night, the design awards evening ran smoothly & you were awesome at keeping us on track regarding the time schedule.

While your adventures are starkly different to our roles in the design industry, you customised your presentation to show us what we could achieve by overcoming obstacles. I could see many members being inspired & motivated by you during the evening.

Many members after your presentation talked about getting out of their comfort zones more, opening up to new ideas and thinking a bit more out of the square. Thank you for your time & effort with our event; you were very professional and contributed greatly to the success of our event. It was a pleasure working with you.

“Keep on rowing!”

Julie-Ann Ross
Architectural Designers NZ Inc. Otago / Southland Regional Secretary