New Zealand's No. 1 Speaker Coach

Michael Philpott

Michael works with leaders, innovators, creative thinkers, change makers, disruptors, and inspirational individuals. 

He coaches CEOs, celebrities, sales executives, tech giants, best-selling authors, professors, PhDs, and start-up founders to achieve outstanding results from their keynote talks, investment pitches and formal presentations. 

Michael has coached inspirational people, like best-selling author Lilia Tarawa, attract millions of views on Youtube and become New Zealand’s most viewed TEDx talk and fifth most viewed TEDx talk on the planet. 

Michael also coaches sales executives, like Stephen Pike from Williams Corporation, sell real estate value at over $700,000 from a 5-minute talk and start-up founders attract over a half a million dollars in funding from a 7-minute investment pitch whilst also winning ‘Best pitch of the night’ award in front of an audience of over 900 potential investors. 

“Whether it’s pitching to investors, inspirational or educational speaking, every public engagement presents an opportunity to influence outcomes.” 

- Michael Philpott 

No other coach offers Michael’s credentials, experience, and singleness of purpose.

Michael’s powerful obsession with adult teaching and learning stemmed from engaging with master trainer, Dr. Rich Allen, in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and America.

Dr. Rich Allen’s work is rooted in brain-based learning, specifically how the brain receives, processes, stores, and recalls information. In addition, Michael trained and obtained his practitioners in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) with Dr. Richard Bolstad (NLP is the study of excellence in influence, performance and persuasion). Dr. Richard Bolstad is a master trainer and global authority on NLP, he spent time in Bosnia training doctors to deliver fast and effective trauma cures for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the war.


Michael has over 20 years experience in training and development that includes 5 years of providing subject matter expertise on how to effectively coach adult learners. Michael successfully redeveloped and retrained New Zealand Police and New Zealand Fire Service to integrate and deliver a high performance coaching programme aligned and certified to New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) standards throughout New Zealand.


Michael spent 6 years training and coaching speakers for Full On New Zealand and Australia, and has recently concluded 4 years as the TEDxChristchurch Speaker Coach including working with the curation and speaker selection committee. 

For 2 years, Michael volunteered as a ski coach for Special Olympics New Zealand, helping athletes with disabilities prepare for the International Special Olympic Games and was a floor hockey coach for ParaFed Canterbury.


Michael innately understands people, he knows how to quickly put people at ease and still push them beyond what’s comfortable, his life has been dedicated to helping people achieve outstanding results.


Michael has worked with many individuals and organisations including: 


All Blacks Senior Management Team  •  New Zealand Fire  •  New Zealand Police  •  Inland Revenue Department (IRD)  •  Farmers Mutual Group (FMG)  •  Foodstuffs  •  Fonterra  •  Horton Signs  •  Cigna Insurance  •  Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA)  •  Fulton Hogan  •  Westpac  •  Cookie Time  •  Wynn Williams  •  Deloitte  •  Meridian Energy  •  Jade Software Corporation  •  Vodafone  •  New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)  •  Callaghan Innovation  •  Antarctica New Zealand  •  Hertz  •  Ace Car Rental  •  SaaStr  •  Eagle Protect  •  Firefly Digital  •  Kea Aerospace  •  Brewster and Associates  •  New Zealand Financial Planning  •  Williams Corporation  •  OPES Partners  •  Medispace  •  Limpidity  •  Watch this space  •  The Executive Connection (TEC)  •  Colliers International  •  Harcourts  •  The Blue Rower  •  OnSide...and more 







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