Merepeka Raukawa-Tait is an outstanding Maori business woman with a passionate concern for quality leadership in New Zealand, starting in the home.
Merepeka has served community development for over 16 years in tourism, small business, forestry, farming, health and education. She has been trustee/director of a number of Maori trusts and incorporations. Her concern for the environment prompted her to stand successfully for the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
As Chief Executive of Women's Refuge, Merepeka was directly credited with taking the organisation from the back streets to the front of the national consciousness and spearheading a successful funding programme that doubled the Refuge annual appeal.
Merepeka's career began in Switzerland, where she spent 10 years, and she has an MBA in International Management.
She now works full time with businesses and individuals. She helps individuals gain more clarity, direction and self-confidence, a new perspective and sense of priority, and perhaps a better understanding of their strengths and abilities.
She works alongside businesses to help them meet their specific challenges in order to bring out their best in leadership, relationships, teamwork, change, communication and strategic planning.
Whether she’s working with individuals or businesses, Merepeka is committed to delivering exceptional results. She shares her wealth of management, business and community experience as a challenging and inspirational speaker. Her passion is sharing a vision of New Zealand where everyone is empowered to make their contribution to “our beautiful country”.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait travels from New Zealand
As always, great communication, follow up and quick turnaround time for all queries. Very patient too – it took us quite a while to confirm Greg, but Anita was very patient and just kept following up.
I also always enjoy working with Anita and Jean. The CSNZ staff are so knowledgable about all the speakers on your books and, although we didn't book any others through CSNZ this year, both this year and in the past CSNZ have recommended people who would be a perfect fit for what we are after.
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