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Conference Moderators

Wednesday 14 September 9.00am to 10.00am

Mary Alice Arthur    

Conference Orientation

Mary Alice Arthur, SOAR

This session will introduce you to the conference and to each other. It will also set the scene and help you to break the ice.

Mary-Alice Arthur is a facilitator for inspired change, ConferenceWeaver, a Storyteller & Mythmaker and an aspiring social artist in her own consultancy, SOAR (Significant Orientations, Amazing Results).

As a facilitator Mary-Alice has worked on culture change, building teams, creativity & innovation, communication and facilitation skills and with executive teams. Her clients include public and private sector organisations, associations and community groups and have run the gamut from Volunteering New Zealand to the Reserve Bank.

During the second half of last year, she spent 5 months working on the merger between Telecom Advanced Solutions and Gen-i, heading up the cultural integration workstream and applying the technique of
Appreciative Inquiry.

As a ConferenceWeaver, she has taken part in over 30 events over the past few years, and relishes working with large groups to create clarity and collaboration. She often uses story to weave themes, reinforce messages and guide participants to insight, observation and discovery. As a storyteller and narrative practitioner, she works with individuals and groups and organisations to recognise and unleash the stories that will take them towards their greatest future.


Conference Moderator

Pinky Agnew

Pinky Agnew is a Wellington comedian, radio columnist, MC, actor, and motivational speaker.

Working as a full-time performer and entertainer since 1990, much of her comedy work is done privately for corporate clients and large organisations, at conferences, seminars and team building days. Pinky has also developed a public profile through writing and performing in her own shows, as well as radio (as a weekly columnist on Wellington’s Newstalk ZB), and television (as Jenny Shipley on McPhail & Gadsby and panelist on TVNZ’s Good Morning). She is also a marriage celebrant and a civil union celebrant.

Since she MCd last year’s HRINZ conference, Pinky has been touring the musical comedy The Truth About Love, which she co-wrote with Lorae Parry. She and Lorae are currently writing a political satire for election year, The Candidates. Last year Pinky published her first book, Heartsongs, a collection of readings for weddings, which made the top 10 best sellers’ list shortly afterwards.

In the 2004 New Year’s Honours list, Pinky was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for her services to entertainment.



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