About Pauline Grogan
Pauline Grogan is a well known motivational speaker. She has held her audiences spellbound for 20 years recounting her true life experiences. Her life has had many twists and turns including 12 years as a Catholic nun, 23 years of Marriage, 4 children in four years and a lifetime in Education.
At 50, after being a support person for families whose children who had had a stroke, Pauline studied for her first degree researching the “Impact of Trauma on Siblings.”
In 2005, she took to the stage for the first time when her life story premiered as a One Woman Theatre Play “500 Letters.” Her play brought to life some of the stories in her two published books. She toured the country in 2006 and Creative New Zealand gave a grant for another tour in 2008. She performed her play over 50 times in centres all over NZ to enthusiastic reviews.
In 2009 Pauline received the “North Shore Woman of the Year,” award from the North Shore Women’s Centre. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow. She was humbled to receive the award through the East Coast Bay’s Rotary club in 2013.
In 2013 Pauline began to write songs for the first time and she launched her “Songs of Life,” at the Pumphouse, Takapuna in 2015. She has enhanced her speaking by including her songs about life experiences.