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Presenter Profile - MARCUS AKUHATA-BROWN
Travels from   East Cape
Based   Te Araroa
Type   Speaker
Style   Interactive, Inspiring, Motivating, Creative, Engaging, Memorable, Fun, Tailored, Informative, Entertaining

Marcus Akuhata-Brown is a gifted communicator, an emerging leader and an inspring young speaker with a powerful message!

Marcus Akuhata-Brown will stimulate, entertain and inspire you with his powerful message and creative style of delivery – he tells of how glass lids of low expectation and achievement were lifted off his life and how, through positive encouragement, intuitive goal setting as well as having the courage to break out of comfort zones, led to a life of excitement, adventure and purpose.  

Marcus motivates and inspires people to hit higher levels of performance and they leave his presentations with a fresh perspective on life.  He’s a gifted communicator and has travelled the world extensively – he’s done everything from meeting the Queen and dining with members of the Royal family to working with the poor and marginalised in countries around the world.  

Marcus grew up on the East Coast – he’s a qualified teacher and has led a number of innovative alternative education programmes addressing the learning needs of youth at risk and young offenders. Over the past 7 years Marcus has travelled all over the world as both a national and international representative. He founded a global consultancy in 2000 and is currently involved in a number of education and training initiatives. He is also previous director on the international board of CIVICUS and member of the Commonwealth Youth Caucus.

Feedback from Marcus' presentations is exceptional - from one client ... 'Marcus is the most fantastic, brilliant, inspiring & entertaining speaker I have ever heard'


Marcus is the most fantastic, brilliant, inspiring & entertaining speaker I have ever heard.  I have seen and heard many speakers, but none have ever made me want to hang around with the crowds after and wait to have my turn to simply shake his hand and say “thank you”.  I would strongly recommend everyone take time to hear him speak, to hear his story. It takes a special person to bring a room full of mostly middle aged engineers to their feet (and even some of them to tears).
Bruce Miller – Ingenium Conference

“Marcus Akuhata-Brown has a profound story to tell. His unique delivery style is refreshing and inspiring to all who listen. His ability to connect with a wide range of people from varied backgrounds is exceptional. Marcus is a gifted communicator who can inspire and motivate you to take action and move to the next level.”
Barry Purcell : National President, SWAP

"...both his content and delivery were superb.  The audience consisted of both male and female and age range from early 20's to late 60's and Marcus hit the spot with everyone"
Pete McBreen - Education Services

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He addresses a range of organisational and community issues including:

• Team Work & Community Building
• Participatory Development
• Motivational Speaking
• Youth Development
• Cultural Integrity & Globalisation
• Training & Planning for Success
• Developing a Common Vision
• Successful Living Strategies

Marcus can tailor presentations specifically to the needs of your organisation and facilitate interactive, fun and appropriate events for a variety of contexts including, corporate dinners, business networking groups, awards evenings, staff development days. 

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Motivation, Communication, Leadership, Strategy, Teams

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