Testimonials

Great day. Very inspirational.
Pinnacle Midland Health

A big thank you for a very inspiring conference. Excellent speakers, well organised, great location, well catered. I have come back to work with much food for thought.
Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Thanks for another great day. Really worth attending. Learnt a lot of new stuff as well as reminding me of stuff I should be practising!
NZ Rugby

A very thought-provoking summit with an interesting mix of speakers.
MBIE

Summit is uplifting and educational. Inspiring. Amazing speakers.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Summit and found everyone so helpful and friendly. Look forward to attending the next one in 2020.
University of Auckland

Second time to the EA summit. Another excellent event.
Otago Polytechnic

My first experience at the summit has been beyond my expectations. Thank you to the whole team. And I love how you have prize draws – it makes you feel pampered and special.
EY

A great summit with an excellent choice of topics. Very interesting and informative. Great venue too. Thank you!
Watercare Services

You guys are awesome – fabulous event. My team loved it!
NIB NZ

Summit exceeded my expectations. Great speakers on a good range of topics.

I am still buzzing after hearing all the fantastic speakers and the valuable info given to us. The Cordis was a wonderful venue, the staff all so helpful and the meals were delicious.
University of Auckland

Valuable learnings from a diverse range of presenters and a great networking opportunity, all in a fabulous venue.
Horowhenua District Council

I have really enjoyed my day. All keynote speakers were all great and inspirational.
Massey University

Well organised. The sponsors are kind to sponsor us for this event. The organisers always take time to speak to us and make us feel comfortable. That gives a very personal touch. I’ll come again the next year.
University of Auckland

Great range and quality of speakers. Entertaining, informative and relevant. Thank you!

Had a great day! All the speakers were great to listen to, sponsors area was well organised. Mike was an excellent host.
Riverlands Real Estate

Well planned and facilitated.
Far North District Council

Fantastic as always. Incredible speakers overall.
University of Auckland

Conference was great! Presenters were excellent. Mike as MC was awesome!

As a first-time attendee, loved the content – inspiring, motivational speakers on a wide range of topics, but all interconnected.
Structex Harvard

Thoroughly enjoyed the summit! Fantastic to hear from Rob Fyfe and his journey – more of the same please. Great keynotes and variety! Mykel brought something different from a traditional agenda.
The Warehouse Group

Another great conference. Met some awesome people. Will be back next year.
ConneXu

Great speaker line up. Everything ran to time. Thank you so much to the organisers. Mike McRoberts was an amazing MC.
Site Safe

The summit is perfect. Thank you.
University of Auckland

Great conference and really interesting content. Speakers all brilliant and loved Mike McRoberts as MC.
NZ Sugar Company

Amazing day, speakers were phenomenal. I have learnt so much.
Upper Hutt City Council

Facilities excellent. Food amazing. Hotel fabulous. Great summit.
Kapiti Coast District Council

Really wonderful summit. The quality of the speakers blew me away. I’ll definitely be back next year. Thank you.
Port Nelson

Great speakers. Good networking opportunity. Outstanding MC with exceptional time keeping skills.
Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Was an awesome day, found it very informative.
Allied Concrete

This conference is my life saver. Every year I arrived excited, never disappointed and leave with my bucket full. Arriving with an open mind is essential.
South Port NZ

I absolutely loved Dr Libby, her presentation was literally life changing.
Northland DHB

Another great summit! Exceptional speakers. Rob Fyfe and Hannah McQueen were the standout speakers.
ACC

Well run, seamless summit. Thank you.
Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Really enjoyed my first summit. Some great take outs for a first time EA. I spent 12 years dancing around the world so Mykel especially resonated with me.
Metlifecare

The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit 2018:

Fabulous day at the Summit again. Looking forward to next year’s.
EA to CE, ESR

Thank you, well organised.
PA, The Treasury

Excellent venue, food and hospitality
EA, Horowhenua District Council

I love how the workshops are linked to the summit – so beneficial. Have learned so much.
EA, Upper Hutt City Council

Really enjoyed the day – excellent speakers and topics, very relevant and can put into practice. Thanks very much.
Professional Rugby Administrator, NZ Rugby

Excellent day with so much to take away, remember and action
EA to GM, ESR

Very inspiring and well-run summit – really enjoyed it
EA, University of Auckland

Great summit, great venue and great food
EA, MSD

An amazing opportunity to network with other fabulous EAs/Pas from around the country and to listen to and be inspired by wonderful speakers. Thank you.
Executive Assistant, University of Otago

Beautiful event, well organised and smoothly run
EA, University of Otago

Awesome line-up of speakers. Better than any I’ve been to before. Venue and food excellent.
PA to MD, Progressive Enterprises

Fabulous event – inspiring, refreshing, enlightening, wonderful
Executive Assistant, Health Hawkes Bay

Full of inspiration from a selection of fabulous speakers
EA, HW Richardson Group

Awesome day – great speakers and definitely worth attending!
EA to COO, ACC

Great day and really enjoyed it
Executive and Financial Assistant, Massey University

Best PA Summit I’ve been to. Great speakers – got loads from each. Thanks.
PA, Bill Richardson Transport World

All the speakers were great. I’ve got a lot out of the summit, thank you. Hope to see you next year. Really interesting content.
EA, CBRE

Excellent summit – very well put together
EA to CEO, Auckland Racing Club

Great speakers, excellent content
EA, Mitre 10

Excellent conference!! Great venue.
Executive Assistant, Massey Univerisity

Was very good to hear from a CEO and get their tips and perspectives
EA, Parliamentary Counsel Office

Excellent speakers, good flow.
EA, ACC

Fantastic event, great speakers and good value for money. Will certainly return again next year.
Executive Assistant, Hastings District Council

Was a lovely day – all speakers were amazing – great time and got a lot out of it
EA, Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Fantastic line up of speakers. Great conference.
Group EA, NZ Aviation Security Service

Staff were lovely. Fantastic agenda as always!
Personal Assistant, Inland Revenue

Excellent Summit! Thank you.
PA to CEO, Ngati Porou Fisheries

Wonderful summit, genuinely the 1st of this kind where every speaker has been entertaining and engaging – great selection!
HR Manager and EA, Apollo Projects

Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you.
EA, Otago Polytechnic

Great day. Will be back! Thank you.
EA, Mitre 10 NZ

Amazing as always!
EA, University of Auckland

I enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to next year.
Operations Coordinator, University of Auckland

Great conference.
EA, Massey University

Even better than last year! Continue to have speakers who discuss wellbeing. Thank you.
EA, University of Auckland

My first Summit – have thoroughly enjoyed the event and the speakers. Keen to return in 2018.
EA to CEO, NZ National Fieldays Society

Second time I have been to this summit – always great speakers!!
Executive Assistant, Department of Internal Affairs

I think all of the speakers have been excellent. They have exceeded my expectations.
EA to Head of Client Services, Craigs Investment Partners

Lovely to be with peers. Great to hear ‘real’ speakers with lots of energy. Great venue.
PA, DIA

Fantastic speakers on a very motivational day
PA, Nelson Orthopaedics

 

The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2016 at SkyCity Auckland

“Fantastic speakers. I’ve gained a lot of personal insight. Thumbs up, thank you!”
ACC

“A great day – worthwhile attending!! Valuable information”
Siemens

“First time at a conference run by ThinkTank and it exceeded my expectations”
Palmerston North City Council

“This was a truly wonderful and learning experience away from the office”
Parliamentary Service

“Awesome summit, so glad I attended for the day – maybe I’ll make it 3 days next year! Thanks!!”
MAS

“My first time – fantastic speakers and learning. It won’t be my last!”
Greater Wellington Regional Council

“I thoroughly enjoyed this summit. The speakers were amazing”
South Port NZ

“This was a wonderful experience, will definitely promote within our organisation”
Waipa District Council

“This was my first PA Summit. I have been a PA/EA for 14 years and found this very valuable and great for networking with other EAs. Thoroughly enjoyed – I have new ideas to take away with me and hope to implement in my workplace”
Designworks

“Outstanding day – speakers fantastic and very inspirational”
University of Auckland

“What a great day! Thank you to all amazing speakers! Great experience!”
DB Schenker NZ

“Great venue, food excellent. Well-run event. Really enjoyed the speakers and topics, very inspiring”
Ministry of Health

“Thoroughly enjoyed this event, thank you”
Callaghan Innovation

“Awesome, motivational speakers”
Multivac NZ

“Really enjoyed the speakers – people who can inspire and reinvigorate how you feel about work and life”
NZ King Salmon

“Loved the focus on wellness in many of the speakers this year, and how topical it is”
University of Auckland

“Fantastic conference”
Alpine Energy

“Another brilliant day”
Auckland Transport

“Very informative and great networking opportunity”
Prime Port Timaru

The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2015 at the Hilton Auckland

“Fourth time attending the conference and, once again, another motivational day listening to inspirational speakers. Well done ThinkTank Media.”
EA, Methanex NZ Ltd

“I found this Summit really enthralling. Brilliant speakers. I learned a lot.”
PA to Mayor, Napier City Council

“Incredible, amazing – so much to inspire. My mind is buzzing.”
EA to CEO, Upper Hutt City Council

“By far exceeded expectations with a lovely mix of light and fun and serious information gathering. Very inspiring.”
Communications Coordinator, Green Cross Health

“A great day full of inspiring speakers. Positivity and empowerment.”
EA, Green Cross Health

“Another great day, just as good as last year. Fantastic speakers. Will definitely be back next year.”
Regional Admin Manager, AON New Zealand

“Another good line-up – look forward to next year.”
EA to Chief Infrastructure Officer, Auckland Transport

“Excellent summit with great motivating speakers. This seems to be the same every year. Well done again.”
PA, Auckland Council

“Incredible speakers this year. I feel really inspired.”
Xelocity

“Wonderful day. Amazing speakers. Feel very lucky to have experienced today.”
Team Administrator, Northland Regional Council

“What an amazing event. Very insightful. Be back next year. It was great listening to these very clever people and sharing their experiences.”
Office Manager, Dayle Timber

“Really enjoyed the day. Great speakers.”
EA to the Chair and Board, EPA

“First Summit I have been to. Great calibre of speakers and MC”
EA / Project Coordinator, Deloitte

“Thanks again for reinforcing that I am a leader. So inspiring.”
EA to CE, Site Safe NZ

“The topics and speakers were excellent.”
EA, ESR

“Enjoyed all speakers and the diversity of their views.”
ELT PA, IRD

“First time at summit and thoroughly enjoyed it. Inspirational speakers.”
EA, Palmerston North City Council

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this PA Summit and will definitely recommend others to come along.”
PA, NZ Post

“Brilliant day, was sad to see it end. Wishing we had booked for the masterclasses as well.”
Assets Business Manager, Tararua District Council

“Waited 3 years to attend. Well worth the wait.”
EA to Director, Christchurch City Council

“Really enjoyed today – meeting new people and listening to the speakers. Fabulous – thank you!”
Legal Administrator, Simpson Grierson

“Great speakers. Worth every penny.”
EA to MD, Fuji Xerox

“Fabulous again!”
EA, Arnott’s Campbell’s NZ Ltd

“Being my first Summit, I thoroughly enjoyed it and definitely walked away with a bit more knowledge. Thank you to the organisers and look forward to 2016.”
PA to GM, DIA

“Loved Dame Jenny Shipley. Brilliant to have a great female keynote speaker.”
PA, Christchurch City Council

‘Well put-together topics from a broad range – very enjoyable.”
EA, MBIE

“Very invigorating.”
PA, Napier City Council

“Thank you for organising this event. Very enjoyable.”
PA to Editor-In-Chief, Fairfax Media

“Very great day with lots of inspirational speakers.”
EA, Antarctica NZ

“This is my first year – I would like to come back every year and bring everyone from the office with me. Thank you.”
Executive Officer, Venture Taranaki

“Great experience and fantastic speakers. Very inspirational!”
PA, Napier City Council

“Excellent content. Inspirational new speakers, and a great opportunity for professional development and networking.”
EA to CEO, NZ Rugby

“Another fantastic summit with great speakers – look forward to next year’s summit. Thank you to the ThinkTank team.”
PA to CE, Napier City Council

“This has been an excellent event and would highly recommend it to others in my line of work. I would love to come back next year.”
Senior EA, Ministry of Health

“I have been so totally enthralled and impressed with every aspect of the summit.”
PA, Northland Regional Council

“Very informative and I will walk away with so much more knowledge. Enjoyed all the speakers. Thank you for a lovely day.”
EA, IB4T – GS Group


The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2014

Great organisation, good, classy speakers, a wide range of approaches and styles catered for all.
Technix Industries Limited

A great event. Met a lot of liked minded women. Would recommend to others and definitely look forward to coming next year.
Northland Regional Council

Very well organised, enjoyable day. Fantastic speakers.
CDHB

Fantastic day – really enjoyed all the speakers. It’s given me a lot to take away.

Metlifecare Ltd

Inspiring and motivational. Learnt heaps
CDHB

Fantastic day. Very inspirational speakers. Definitely lived up to my expectations. Thoroughly enjoyed the day
Auckland Council

This has been an amazing summit. My head is buzzing with all the information and tips. The inspirational speakers have all been incredible.
Upper Hutt City Council

Fabulous conference.
Far North District Council

The PA Summit has been very enjoyable with a great selection of motivational speakers with lots of interesting things to take away and apply in my work and personal life. Thank you for getting such an amazing bunch at speakers at one event.
Methanex NZ Ltd

Very inspiring, moving, motivating and funny.

Inland Revenue

I applaud you on the calibre of speakers – they were perfect and pitched at the right level.
NZ Post

The conference totally exceeded my expectations. Well done. Loved it. This was a great conference day. Can’t wait for the next one. Very motivating
University of Auckland

Incredible conference. Amazing speakers.
Xelocity Ltd

Fantastic speakers. Fantastic day
AON New Zealand

The following testimonials are from the Corporate PA Summit NZ 2013

Fantastic day. Thoroughly enjoyed every speaker.
Napier City Council

Fabulous day – my mind didn’t wander once which is a testament to good speakers. Inspiring, life-changing interesting – a great bunch of talented people being the best they can be!
Waipa District Council

I expected to get one or two gems to take away. Instead I have taken some ideas to change my way of working and living to hopefully enhance my life.
Antarctica New Zealand

The majority of the speakers were the most inspirational I have come across at a conference or seminar.
Christchurch City Council

Just fantastic.
Eastland Group

What a fantastic day! Inspirational speakers from start to finish. I’m looking forward to putting in to practise the tips I have learnt today. Very thought provoking. Well done.
Sovereign

This is my first Corporate PA Summit and have been overwhelmed with the inspiration, motivation and information from all of the speakers. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and meeting amazing people.
Coffey

Thank you for bringing such inspirational and motivating people together at the one time in the one venue.
HIC

A brilliant conference with outstanding speakers. Definitely lived up to my expectations.
Ravensdown Fertiliser

Thank you for providing fantastic speakers like Petra, Lisa and Libby. All three were very motivational, energetic and passionate about what they believe in.
Livestock Improvement Corporation

Excellent day with pitch at the right level. Engaging and enlightening.
CSIRO

The whole day from start to finish was superb. Fromspeakers, to food & venue. Highly recommend for any EA or PA to gain insightful knowledge into how to be great at your job.
Kordia NZ

Great selection of speakers. Very thought provoking.
Westpac NZ Ltd

Thank you for coming to NZ. Excellent, inspiring topics and creating such an alive, supportive group day.
Heartland Bank

An extremely enjoyable day. Enjoyed the speakers and learnt that it’s OK to take risks.
Argus Fire

A well organised & informative day with great speakers.
Arrow Group

Had a great day. A well run event that helped solidify I’m in the right career for me.
Arrow International

Focusing on myself and validating feelings and behaviour has been well overdue forme and extraordinarily worthwhile. I can’t thank you enough for raising this awareness within me and prompting me for action. Thank you for the opportunity.
Arnotts Campbells NZ Ltd

Thoroughly enjoyed the speakers at the conference – a highly motivating day. Thank you.
Taronaki Regional Council

Libby’s presentation was the direction I need for personal health management as I train for a marathon while preparing for possible surgery mid training so the reality check for me is valuable and she was a great factual / knowledgeable yet still connected presenter.
Christchurch City Council

Dr Libby was amazing! Great to have something not directly about work but about ME!
Anon

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