WHO WE ARE
SPEAKNZ is New Zealand’s most experienced skills-based education consultancy specialising in professional and business / workplace presentation skills courses.
We provide intensively interactive bespoke in-house programmes to business, professions, government, sales, tertiary and community clients, plus open courses and small-group coaching.
SpeakNZ operates nationwide.
Peter J Donoghue
Founder and Director of SpeakNZ
Continuously involved in business presentation skills and public speaking courses since 1978
Founded and directed Group Communication Consultants. (GCC) (1979-1995)
Developed, and with psychologist Dr Andrea Polzer, evolved the uniquely intensive psychology-based programme employed by SPEAKNZ.
Award-winning speaker, speaking coach, systems analyst, chartered accountant.
Richard is a dynamic speaker, an incisive and positive analyst of business presentations, a public speaking contest judge and speaking supporter/mentor to schools.
Dr Andrea Polzer PhD.(Org. Psych.)
Course Developer and Facilitator.
An original at GCC, now SPEAKNZ’s principal course developer and adviser.
Andrea is a significant asset to us and brings considerable value to our clients.
Simon’s background is as a broadcaster here and overseas and is an experienced speaker and conference MC. He is now and has been for some years, one of the country’s leading corporate, radio and television voiceover specialists. Without knowing it, or being able to put a name to it, you will already be quite familiar with his voice.
The time Simon has spent as a speaking coach, performer and voice artist dovetails well with what we seek to add to our course approach. Smooth, professional, relaxed, efficient and polished business presenting with an innate ability to cultivate it in others.