Hi, I’m DK. A  creative producer  crafting delicious learning experiences & a  speaker coach  working with impressive humans. In between, am a  speaker-for-hire  as well.

TESTIMONIALS

DK helped us plan and facilitate a hack style event focused on innovating government’s sourcing model. We wanted to apply a different approach to problem solving – something that was engaging and entertaining while also giving us the outcomes we needed. DK exceeded our expectations on all fronts. He was meticulous in his planning, thought outside of the box in his design of the day and offered the experience we needed to facilitate a range of divergent thinking. His creative leadership helped shape a unique experience and we received an overwhelmingly positive response from attendees. His calm and gentle manner meant the process was stress free and most importantly fun!

Chris Webb, General Manager Commercial Strategy & Delivery at Department of Internal Affairs

As part of Wellington’s business leveraging during the DHL New Zealand Lion Series, we collaborated with DK to create a unique experience melding together the worlds of sport and tech, drawing out ideas from Wellington businesses to tackle the challenge of how to improve the sports fan experience. DK and his colleague Emilie facilitated The Tech Ruck with seamless professionalism, a positive outlook and a real can-do attitude within extremely tight project deadlines. Working with DK was a great experience and I would do so again.

Tiana Rakete, Senior Events Advisor, Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency

DK crafted and facilitated a two-day off-site for a cross-departmental group of folks to explore the digital and social media opportunities / consequences of a new initiative. He steered the discussion and activities superbly, sensitive to the levels of literacies whilst igniting the latent talent in the room to a great set of outcomes.

Phil Sage, Senior Director : Global Product Acquisition & Inventor Relations, Hasbro

I was fortunate to have DK’s coaching on preparing for an industry event presentation. DK brings a refreshing approach to workshopping the structure, content and style for delivering a memorable presentation. He’s very much focused on engaging with your audience and is great to have involved early in your process.

Arturo Arrarte, Head of Growth – APAC @ Slack

Even experienced professional speakers need help sometimes! Recently I had a showcase event for 200 conference organisers. I was so nervous, because I wanted to do such a good job (and have them book me, and my agent love me more). DK worked with me on my message, story, slide deck. He helped me get the cadence and rhythm of my talk just right (and I nailed it). His coaching made all the difference, and the bookings have been pouring in.

Melissa Clark Reynolds, Company Director

DK has provided great coaching in developing my story for a number of key presentations. He has a great ability to connect and focus on the delivery and would wholeheartedly recommendation him.

Clive Spink, Chief Executive Officer, Pukeko Pictures

We contracted DK to run several sessions with members of our leadership team and other staff who are required to present ideas, solutions, explanations and work flow information to clients and audiences. The sessions were so insightful and the feedback was extremely positive, even the most cynical were surprised at what they could achieve and change the way one approaches preparation and off the cuff speaking. A highly productive and useful experience and one we will repeat.

Vicki Jackways, Head of Marketing, Park Road Post Production

DK says that “Public speaking is a skill that needs to be nurtured.” Coming at me was a number of high profile speaking events – and very little time to prepare, and I was out of practice. DK was my saviour! Over a few weeks I went from bumbling idiot to well – less so! And even received praise on a job well done. DK helped frame the conversation, refine some skills and introduce some new ones. Just what I needed. Thanks DK.

Linda Oliver, Result 9 Manager, MBIE
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