Kia ora and Welcome to Essential Talent: Your Premier Destination for Keynote Speakers, MCs, and Comedians in 2024

Discover Excellence in New Zealand:

Explore our top-tier talent, featuring award-winning keynote speakers, charismatic MCs, and renowned comedians. From corporate events to conferences, we bring unparalleled expertise to every stage.

Uncover Exceptional Talent for Every Occasion:

Our diverse roster includes world-class experts, influential thought leaders, and entertainment icons. Find the perfect match to inspire, engage, and captivate your audience.

Elevate Your Event with Professional Speakers and MCs:

Transform your event into a memorable experience with our seasoned professionals. From motivational speakers to experienced MCs, we ensure every moment is impactful.

Trust in Our Expertise - Your Event's Success Begins Here:

With over a decade of experience, Essential Talent is your trusted partner in delivering successful events. Our proven track record and commitment to excellence guarantee an unforgettable experience for your audience.

Ruby Tui
Ruby Tui

New Zealand rugby union player

"They said nobody cared about women's rugby. Well guess what? We are here! We are here, fam!"

Rebecca Wright
Rebecca Wright

Acclaimed journalist and anchor with over 15 years of global experience in broadcast news

"Life is like breaking news, you do the best you can, with the information you’ve got"

Gilbert Enoka
Gilbert Enoka

Former All Blacks Mental Skills Coach

"Resilience is not about avoiding the storm; it’s about learning to dance in the rain."

Holly Ransom
Holly Ransom

Globally renowned speaker & master interviewer

"Everyone has the capacity to lead the change they care enough to make."

Dave Letele
Dave Letele

Mental Health Advocate

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

Freddie Bennett
Freddie Bennett

Guinness World Record holder & Ultramarathon Athlete

"If you want what you've never had before, you must do what you've never done before"

It was a pleasure to work with Shaun at Essential Talent. He made booking a keynote speaker for our Conference easy, communicated effectively throughout the process and connected us to the right speaker for our event (Dave Letele)

Michelle Alexander

CEO of Burger King NZ


Jessica Vandy

Tourism New Zealand

Working with Essential Talent was outstanding for rapid response, great service and excellent support – highly recommended!

Jamie Walker


Incredible integrity. Incredible service. incredible ET

Brad Hay

Signature Homes

I contacted Essential Talent to find a keynote speaker for our conference and the service was fantastic. I was really impressed how quickly Shaun with the speaker confirmed the presentation making it a perfect fit to our conference theme. I would happily recommend using Essential Talent for your next event.

Jo Brown

Lotto NZ

Shaun and the team at Essential Talent were brilliant to deal with in finding us an inspirational speaker for our Leavers Dinner. Shaun nailed the brief and also gave us an option between two world class speakers to choose from. I highly endorse Essential Talent and recommend them to all.

Kent Favel

St Mark's Church School

ET has helped me beyond what I could imagine. They provided such great service in record speed, and truly went above and beyond to get the most suitable candidate for our events.

Alice Westcott

McDonalds, NZ

The level of service offered by Essential Talent has been phenomenal!

Lou Tantrum

Toyota NZ Limited