Working with you means we are supporting the growth of great communicators and ultimately great leaders for your organisation. You can expect participants to experience learning that develops their confidence, enhances presence, and can positively influence your business.
With a core competence in communication and presentation coaching, we can work with you and your organization to deliver one of our existing workshops, or we can design and deliver relevant sessions to meet your needs. We are lively, interactive presenters, and we’d love the opportunity to work with you and your team.
Fiona is passionate about communication. She has an active career in the performing arts; acting in theatre, film and television and began her career studying at a drama school in France. Fiona's performance career highlights include winning the Fisher and Paykel best actress award, roles in TV dramas; Duggan, Plain Clothes, Street Legal and Shortland Street, feature film roles and more recently theatre in the award winning play Seed at the Basement Theatre.
Fiona compliments her passion for the arts with a business career. She has a Masters of International Business & Bachelor of Commerce and has had business strategy and development roles both in the arts and commercial sectors. For the last 15 years she has worked predominantly in the corporate training and development arena.
Fiona is an experienced trainer and facilitator and has worked with a variety of business owners and managers in NZ; focused in the areas of business planning, marketing, brand development and presentation consulting. She has an active interest in business start ups and investment as a way to grow the NZ economy.
Fiona brings a live performance sensibility to the world of business and offers passion, energy and focus for your business project.
Nina Burchett is a highly regarded New Zealand actor and speech and drama teacher. Nina has worked in theatre, television, film and as a teacher around the world. Through her teaching, she loves helping people to believe in themselves and be the best they can be. She is delighted to be working with Fiona and the opportunity to build better organisations; by building the confidence and skills of adults to effectively communicate and engage.
Nina's teaching career began in 1992 in Auckland and since she has taught children dance, drama and speech in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong.
After graduating from Toi Whakaari The New Zealand Drama School, Nina's performance career highlights to date have included being nominated forNew Zealand’s Most Promising Actress Award for her portrayal of May in Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love.
In Australia from 2002 - 2004, she co-devised the play Convict Women, which was awarded the 2002 Enerco Australian Cultural Award. She also wrote and produced the award-winning children's film Gabriel, which won prestigious international A-list awards including Winner Best Short Film - Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Winner Best Short Film - Giffoni Hollywood.
Since returning to New Zealand in 2008, Nina has had roles in several film and television productions including Spartacus (USA), Legend of the Seeker (USA), Billy (NZ), Rage (NZ) Foreign Exchange (AUS), Hillary (NZ), more recently staged in the award winning New Zealand play Seed (NZ) alongside Fiona Mogridge.