Hooray! 3 more (of our 10) speakers for TEDxTauranga 2017.

3 More Speakers for TEDxTauranga 2017

4. Mel Lee

In the future, my workout shirt will have a mind of it’s own; I feel sorry for that thing! Mel’s upbeat perspective on the future of artificial intelligence will have you chuckling …and leave you thinking. Mel Lee, Founder of Backchat Media, lives in Katikati

Mel Lee has developed digital, social and content strategies for some of the

world’s biggest brands including McDonald’s, Pepsi Co, Seven West Media and

Cadbury. In 2014 at 24 years old, Mel founded Backchat Media Ltd, a boutique agency focused on ‘digital innovation with imagination’. The company now has offices in Auckland, Melbourne and Tauranga. Mel also developed the Lady Business Bootcamp, an online programme to help females set up and run their own online businesses from anywhere. Previously Mel held senior digital roles at OMD NZ, Southern Cross Austereo and Television New Zealand. She is also an active blogger, presenter and public speaker. Mel’s passionate about exponential technologies, cabernet sauvignon and anything made out of carbohydrates.

5. Aisha Te Kani

Aisha is one of a kind… the kind who refuses to accept limitations and defies expectations, no matter the odds. Aisha Te Kani, lives in Tauranga

Aisha is a 37-year-old woman from Tauranga who is an accomplished public speaker and is passionate about inspiring, motivating and introducing hope to her audience. Aisha has been invited to speak on many stages, both nationally and internationally, and welcomes the opportunity to keep doing what she loves

“My love of public speaking began when I was young when at the age of 12 I spoke for the first time in front of a school assembly sharing about my life.  I am a unique New Zealander in the type of medical condition I grew up with. I use my story and different aspects of my personal experiences to encourage and inspire those I speak to. I have spoken at a range of events, conferences and gatherings both here in New Zealand and overseas”.

6. Claire Baker

Does the thought of discussing your private bits make you cringe? Claire talks about surprisingly common issues which most of us don’t dare discuss. Claire Baker, Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, lives in Tauranga

Claire Baker is a pelvic floor physiotherapist and health coach passionate about reconnecting women to their bodies after childbirth and beyond. Warning signs of incontinence, prolapse, bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction are often ignored by women and men because of shame and embarrassment or belief that these issues are a “Normal”. Claire is passionate about letting people know that these issues are super common but not normal and you do not need to put up with them. Claire graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from Auckland University of Technology and in 2008 completed her Clinical Masters in Brisbane, Australia. Claire is kept busy running her physio practice and raising two young children and makes every effort play in the great outdoors with her family.

Have You Got Your Tickets For TEDxTauranga 2017 Yet?

  • When?: Saturday 7 October 2017, 10am to 6pm
  • Where?: Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
  • What?: 10 live speakers on stage + 3 entertainment acts + glorious food all day
  • Cost?: $100 per person (discounts available for students and seniors)
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Sheldon Nesdale
Marketing Lead for TEDxTauranga 2017