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Gilly Chater Speaking Testimonials

Thank you for the inspirational presentation you gave on Resilience.  It has always been an important emotional skill for people in our industry, and it’s also one of hardest to train and develop.  I couldn’t be more appreciated for your generosity and passion.  The feedback was really positive.  We have also received your “key takeaway note cards”, which I have given out to all the attendees.
Pauline Chu, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network, Hong Kong​

Gilly Chater was our Keynote Speaker at our 2016 Trans-Tasman Sales Conference. The audience of 50 strong willed sales executives - together with the Management Team, were enthralled by Gilly's carefully prepared, relevant and insightful content. She had researched our specific industry and the audience, accordingly held our team's attention while winning their trust. This has resulted in significant revenue gains with our Australian results where a young sales team benefited with the confidence gained from Gilly's effortless delivery.

The connection to the team has been so effective, we have since enjoyed ongoing positive development of the team via workshops and one on one coaching from Gilly, as requested by a number of our team.  We are thrilled with the results and engagement at every touch point from Gilly's input.

Ben Moir, Managing Director, James Dunlop Textiles

We have been a long-term client of Gilly Chater.  I asked her if she would be able to do a presentation off site at our Sales conference with our sales team.  Gilly and I spoke for about one hour on the phone before we all met at our conference. Once again Gilly nailed it!  Our team is very mixed in ages and gender, youngest being 23, and the oldest 57, approximately 50/50 split male/female.   When we did the recap every team member said they wanted to do more work in this area of effortless selling.  The one thing that is never lost on me with Gilly is how sincere she is, always thanking me for trusting her with our teams.  In this day and age this is priceless.  I asked Gilly to start some coaching with the leaders of the sales and marketing team.  The feedback from those leaders has been 100% positive. Both have commented on Gilly's ability to hit the nail on the head in their coaching seasons.

Steve Sharpe, Managing Director, Hansen Products

Your keynote presentation on “Recipe for Cordon on Bleu Leadership” built on our Conference theme of “Building future Heroes” perfectly. It was really well constructed, presented in an entertaining and professional manner and contained insightful and thought provoking messages on personal development and leadership. We also really appreciated your willingness to conduct a workshop with our younger emerging leaders and again the feedback was excellent.

Eddie Devine, President -  Plastics New Zealand

Your keynote was informative, inspirational, and accessible.  Your personality shone through, and you made intimate connections with your audience right through the keynote.  The proof of the pudding is in the feedback that we received from participants. There was so much to take away and apply for both myself and others. I encourage others to use your prodigious skills and life-changing abilities.
Lorna Murray, CEO, Connect SR

Gilly’s success lies in her ability to immediately connect with her audience – no matter what their background is. We had many positive comments from the conference participants including: “Unpretentious and inspiring”; “Motivational speech from Gilly was a highlight”; “Gilly had a very engaging style”. She is a presenter with many qualities that are hard to find.
Ian Harper, Executive Officer ASENZ


In my previous role as General Manager Sales & Marketing for Marley New Zealand Ltd I decided that the National Sales & Marketing conference needed a keynote speaker to open the conference and provide a foundation for ensuring that the conference achieved the desired outcomes.  Gilly’s keynote was exceptionally well received and provided the platform for our most successful conference to date.  I am very pleased to recommend Gilly as a keynote speaker to any organisation.
John Pivac, GM Sales Australia & New Zealand, Philmac PTY Ltd

Gilly Chater was our keynote speaker at our sales and marketing conference. Her presentation was a highlight of the conference. It focused on, and supported, our One team – Together we go further theme superbly.
Jeff La Haye, General Manager, Dux Industries


I was impressed with the way Gilly’s open and confident style connected with our people. Over 70 of our staff were present and less than 50% are originally from New Zealand. Gilly connected with the entire group with ease and at times she had many of us in fits of laughter. Gilly inspired the team and SkyComms as a whole derived a significant benefit from the event.

Merv Taylor, General Manager, Sky Communications


Your presentation to our Rural Women New Zealand 2011 national conference was inspirational. Your concepts were very skillfully crafted and innovative. You certainly got the attention of the delegates early, which is sometimes not easy as it seems during the last session of a conference when thoughts are turning towards heading home. Our delegates responded well to the challenges set by your presentation because they could personally relate to the stories you told.
Liz Evans, National President, Rural Women New Zealand

Gilly’s presentation equipped us to face the huge new challenges and hold our heads high. The renewed levels of energy she generated in the team were truly amazing.
oe McDaid, Country Services Manager, Nokia


There are many challenges facing leaders and Gilly provided insight into the tools required for resilient leadership. Her session was enjoyable and her approach challenges the norm for leadership development. She has a unique gift in this field and is able to deal with all levels of leadership effortlessly.

Jason Rogers, Chairman, Te Kotahitanga O Ngati Whakaue Assets Trust Board

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