Maggie Warbrick is a highly accomplished professional with a BCom ACA (accountancy and commercial law) from Victoria University, showcasing her strong educational background. With extensive experience in the field of Public Relations, she has successfully held CEO roles for both New Zealand and international companies. Maggie's skill set is distinctive, encompassing hands-on PR expertise and effective leadership qualities. Throughout her career, Maggie has demonstrated her proficiency in advising corporate clients from diverse sectors on various communication needs. Her areas of expertise include PR strategy development, capital raising, media and investor relations, crisis management, presentation skills as well as web and digital content. This comprehensive skill set positions Maggie as a valuable asset in addressing the multifaceted challenges of the business landscape. Collaborating with Maggie Eyre, collectively known as "The 2 Maggies", the duo have worked together for twenty years conducting presentation skills workshops globally. Their collaborative efforts have spanned locations such as Dubai, the UK, and Europe, making a significant impact on clients worldwide. The synergy between "The 2 Maggies" results in a unique combination of skills, providing participants with a memorable and rewarding experience. Their workshops not only focus on enhancing the visual appeal of presentations but also emphasize the importance of messaging and cocontentensuring a well-rounded and impactful communication approach.
Allie Webber is a creative, media all-rounder with strategic and practical experience in public relations, print, radio, television, research and teaching. She is a nationally recognized media teacher who has trained over 7,000 clients in the government, corporate and community sectors over the past two decades. An additional bonus is six years recent experience as Media advisor to the Mayor of Kapiti. Allie is our ‘Content Queen’ and her speech writing talent adds tremendous value to the Creating Presence programme. She has a strong background in community development and has served on a Community Board, a school Board of Trustees and a number of local Trusts. Allie has been co-leading media and presentation workshops with Maggie for fifteen years having met in the Public Relations firm The Acumen Group in 2001.
Louise is one of New Zealand’s most well-known broadcasters with a long career in television news and radio. Currently working as a newsreader at Radio New Zealand her skill base includes TV reporting and weather presenting. Louise has also forged a successful career outside of this as a speaker on the topic of building a public profile and being "media ready.” She provides experienced advice and coaching to businesses and individuals who are wanting to raise their profile and get free publicity through the media. Over the last three years, Louise has trained Fresh Eyre clients in the corporate sector on the skills needed to handle a media interview and present their message on video. She also works with Fresh Eyre’s international clients providing online feedback on message clarity and presentation skills.
Daniel is a freelance camera operator, editor and video producer with over 16 years experience in television and corporate video production, filming and editing in New Zealand and overseas. He has created work for broadcast TV, websites, corporate videos, media training and presentations. His specialties include; Avid, Photoshop, After Effects, 3D Studio, filming, graphics, animation, directing, filming motorsport (rally, circuit and Speedway).
Grant started shooting professionally in 2002, in London, UK. Freelancing and one of two contract photographers for The Daily Mail & Associated Newspapers. Covering fashion, travel, portraits, health, investigative pieces, PR and more. Emigrating back to New Zealand in 2012, Grant was asked to head photography for an Auckland-based digital marketing agency, later heading the photography and video department while also shooting and editing videos. Primarily for all aspects of digital marketing, web content, eCommerce. He has been freelancing since 2017. Working with SME’s and bigger brands. Saatchi, Fonterra, Mercedes, Redbull, TANK, Oracle and many more. Grant also has a background in acting, studying at UNTEC Performing Arts School then went on to act on various well known TV shows and numerous theatre roles. This has been invaluable with his work in photography and video with directing the best out of his clients and models.
Linda acted at Theatre Corporate and the Mercury Theatre during their respective heydays. She was then Head of Voice at Unitec’s School of Performing & Screen Arts for fifteen years. During her career Linda has been given Creative New Zealand grants on two occasions to study Voice with well-known teachers both in England and the United States. She has worked as dialogue/dialect coach on films such as The Lord of the Rings, No. 2 and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and on television shows including Shortland St and Terry and the Gunrunners.
For 30 years Theresa Healey has worked extensively in the New Zealand, film, television and theatre industry . Her TV credits include Shortland St, Dancing with the Stars, Blue Rose, Go Girls, Harry and Agent Anna. A regular on stage with the ATC she also is one of NZ's busiest voice over artists. Recently she has been using her experience as an actor and voice coach to help successful business people become aware of how to use their voices more effectively.
Find your voice - in every sense! Judy Apps is an international coach in voice and confidence, an author and inspirational speaker. Combining the skills of a performing arts and business management background, she teaches the secrets of how great leaders inspire others to people from all walks of life from directors of major corporations to BBC producers, politicians, and others. Her work emphasises the reconnection of mind and body – walking the talk – and awakening the ability to move, energise and influence others. Judy’s published books contain powerful tips for speaking and presenting effectively. Her most recent are Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies (Wiley) and The Art of Conversation,(Capstone).
Mary Fenwick on a mission to help women who are driven to make change in the world, without losing themselves. And the men who support that vision. She's a journalist since last century, and a business coach for the last seven years - so that’s a mix of scepticism and optimism. For just over half the working week, her day job is running the charitable foundation for the University of Auckland in the UK. She is originally from Alexandra, Central Otago, and now lives in the U.K. In the last year she's worked with people from Libya, Tanzania, Georgia, India, Tibet, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and of course England and Scotland. All of them, men and women, committed to seeing more women in decision-making, with the overall aim of making the world a better place for our daughters and sons. She's raised four children on her own since my husband died in 2008. She speaks rusty French, and believes in shallow therapy (hello eyelash extensions)!
Giulia Sirignani is an Australian Walkley-nominated journalist with 25 years’ experience working internationally in broadcast and print journalism and as a documentary director. Giulia began her career with Australian Broadcasting Corporation working as a political reporter, Olympics Correspondent and news presenter. After relocating to Italy in 1999, Giulia worked as a presenter for “World Business” which was broadcast in over 30 countries, reported and produced for Nine Network Australia, CNN, RAI (Italy) and written for Fairfax publications. She has trained Fresh Eyre clients both in the U.K and New Zealand.
Tony is a chartered accountant with 40 years’ experience in public practice. He established his own firm in Dunedin in 1985 and merged with JW Smeaton Ltd in 2007. Tony has a particular interest in the creative sector and has provided professional services to a large number of art practitioners over the years. He has served on the boards of a number of community organisations and has been on the Permanent External Advisory Committee (PEAC) of the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic since 2004. He is also an advisory board member of the Dunedin School of Art Foundation. He integrates his professional life with a range of literary and artistic pursuits. With his writing interests Tony focuses on creative nonfiction and essay and feature writing and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines. His website is www.tonyeyrewriter.com
Margaret is our credit control administrator and provides client services. She also assists with PAYE, GST returns and general tax administration. She has gained valuable experience in accounting in both New Zealand and Australia. She has a son in Auckland and enjoys collecting antique china, gardening, travel and reading.
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