Pauline Grogan

Inspirational speaker

A Speaker who can capture any audience...

In the last 10 years Pauline’s presentations have drawn critical acclaim in New Zealand and Australia . True stories from her life are the basis of the presentation. The stories that proved to be the most powerful from her books and from her one Woman theatre play “500 Letters,” are used. As Pauline recounts her true life stories with humour and humility she explores the universal themes of challenge, change and triumph. She leaves her audiences in no doubt that the hardships of life are often the very opportunities we need to awaken unknown possibilities within ourselves.

 

A Speaker who can capture any audience...

In the last 10 years Pauline’s presentations have drawn critical acclaim in  New Zealand and Australia . True stories from her life are the basis of the presentation.  The stories that proved to be the most powerful from her books and from her one Woman theatre play “500 Letters,” are used. As Pauline recounts her true life stories with humour and humility she explores the universal themes of challenge, change and triumph. She leaves her audiences in no doubt that the hardships of life are often the very opportunities we need to awaken unknown possibilities within ourselves.

Who are you when no-one sees...

Feedback from the presentation indicates that individuals find themselves asking the following types of questions: Am I pretending everything is fine? Am I being honest? Why am I doing this work? What is my purpose? Where am I going? Am I holding onto old beliefs that no longer serve me? Do I have a fear of facing up to/ letting go beliefs that no longer serve me? Will I make a conscious decision to become aware of my judgments of others? Am I prepared to become an unobserved observer of my reactive behaviours? What are my habitual thought patterns?

Following the presentation individuals often say ...

They see a need to make positive changes to their attitudes and life-style choices. Feedback suggests that they find themselves thinking a lot about the following questions: How do I create time-out opportunities? Am I comfortable in stillness and silence? How do I discover who I really am? How do I honour my story from childhood until now? What techniques help me keep calm in the midst of turmoil?

Pauline offers practical strategies to rebound from the challenges that overwhelm us at different times in life. After a lifetime’s experience, she demonstrates that it is possible to bounce back when unexpected challenges occur.   Pauline’s insights and stories find application in any sphere of life where opportunities wait to be discovered. “Pauline can be described as a true orator. She held the audience of Professional Educators and School Board of Trustee members in awe as her true story unfolded. Pauline is a woman to be admired and respected, a woman of substance, a woman of faith and a woman of courage.”

Alan McIntyre – NZ Principals Association

“A life unexamined is not worth living.”  Henry James

Be prepared to change your thinking and be flexible Re -create yourself, discover new things when you can Don’t forget to laugh, always plan some fun Life will make more sense when you look back on it.

North Shore Woman of Year 2009 – Acceptance Speech