Alana is a Skillset specialist in negotiation, investigative interviewing, resolving conflict and people skills. She coaches executives and team leaders in communication skills and helps teams work together more effectively.
Alana is a relaxed and engaging speaker with a great sense of humour.
The thing standing between what you want and what you've got is you.
How to tap into your power to create your new reality.
Let's explore what Alana could do for your conference or meeting.
Put it this way. If you just want a traditional motivational speaker to give your conference a bit of a lift and you don't care if nothing happens afterwards, Ralph is not for you. If you want inspiration with substance, read on.
Substance? Yes. In two ways.
He will keep them entertained too - with memorable examples, surprises and laughter.
You'd need to talk through your issues with him, but do these issues seem familiar?
Discover what top achievers around the world really do to thrive at work and contribute more.
Certainly. And it makes sense.
A conference presentation is for new ideas and inspiration. A workshop consolidates and extends the learning. In workshops we can help your teams focus on the new ideas, think about what they really mean for them and begin to turn good intentions into action.
Talk to us about a package - maybe a conference presentation followed by training, followed by coaching.
Ralph is the founder and managing director of Skillset New Zealand. He has extensive experience in business and a background in psychology and journalism with Television New Zealand and the BBC.
Ralph's CSP is the top international accreditation from Professional Speakers Australia. (He is a Kiwi, but also speaks in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.)
Ralph has written more than 100 articles and blogs and six books - three of them on psychology. His reviews of the research in psychology have been published in international research journals. His most recent academic article was workshopped at the London School of Economics.
Here's what the National Speakers' Association (New Zealand) said about Ralph's address to its members:
'He captivated and informed us for an hour. It was a superb performance. His engaging, relaxed manner was the mark of a true professional, using anecdotes, research, absorbing content and humour. It was a presentation not to be missed.'
Ralph's selection of the most useful ideas from what science reveals about successful people.
1. The vital choice that liberates top achievers
2. Goal-setting strategies that work (and the ones to avoid)
3. Real optimism - not just unrelenting positiveness, but the ways top achievers really think
4. A growth mindset - the extraordinary effect of a new way of thinking
5. How a healthy dose of pessimism can keep you on track
Let's discuss what's likely to be most useful for your audience
Here he is telling the story of one of Sir Ernest Shackleton's crew surviving in the Antarctic in 1915. The theme is resilience and commitment - to the team and their plan. (Extract 52 sec)
Here he is talking to a business audience in Christchurch a year after the earthquake in Christchurch that killed 185 people. He's talking about celebrating progress. (Extract 1min 55sec)
Let's explore what would be most useful for your conference or meeting.