Hi and thank you for visiting my website. I love festive moments, I love weddings and life in general. I am a positive person, confident speaker, careful listener and good communicator. I enjoy life and would love to get involved in your big day.
As a child I would be the one to take on the responsibility to organise the school events and would stand on stage hosting.
Later in life I studied marketing and business and took on similar roles as at school, except for large international companies as Director of Marketing and General Manager. Today I am a Business Coach, helping people to be successful with their businesses (www.businesskitchen.co.nz).
One day I was listening to a radio show about retirement and a man said: "Some people take on new meaningful roles, such as celebrants." The penny dropped for me! I wasn´t going to wait until retirement. When I told people around me, the usual comment was: "That is so much you!"
Being a celebrant feels like a natural extension for me and it feels easy.
I have been a celebrant since 2015 and am a proud member of the Celebrants´ Association of New Zealand.
I live with my family on Waiheke island, a stunning wedding location yet close to Auckland city (35 min ferry ride).
Positive, energetic, honest, reliable, down-to-earth, driven, open minded, ambitious and caring. I believe in the good in people and always strive to deliver optimal results.
I have always loved public speaking, starting as a kid.
My 5-year management education (MBA) placed great emphasis on preparing its students for public speaking. My 20-year management career has also very regularly put me in front of audiences of different sizes.
Personally I often get asked to talk at celebrations, including weddings.
I really enjoy public speaking and always make sure I am well prepared.
Working with people
I have always been socially very active and surrounded by many people, both personally and professionally.
In my other role as a business coach I need to quickly be able to put myself into other people´s shoes, problem solve and motivate people to give their best.
As a celebrant I want to get to know the couple in a short space of time, trying to understand their needs in order to translate those into a memorable and special ceremony.