About us

Our passion is securing the best speakers, mcs, and comedians for your special event or conference

Our Story

Following a 30-year career in media, launching radio stations, publishing companies, and recording studios, Shaun O'Neill founded Essential Talent New Zealand, a keynote speakers agency that aims to invigorate your events and inspire your audiences.

At Essential Talent, we understand that the right speaker can turn any event into an unforgettable experience. Leveraging Shaun's extensive media background, we've built a roster of exceptional individuals, thought leaders, and influencers from various industries. From corporate events to educational seminars, we pride ourselves on delivering speakers who not only captivate your audience but also drive home your event's core message with impact and clarity.

In 2023 Shaun's eldest son Ben launched Essential Talent Australia