Business | Innovation

Vaughn Davis

Vaughn Davis is a dynamic MC, engaging speaker, and accomplished speaker coach with a proven track record of captivating audiences worldwide.

Ex-RNZAF pilot, airshow aerobatics pilot, ad agency owner, business author and media commentator... Vaughn brings a unique range of experiences to your next event.

Vaughn has spoken to crowds ranging from small groups to thousands in locations spanning from Chicago to Shanghai. As an MC, he has hosted conferences, award ceremonies, pub quizzes, TEDxAuckland and even a fireside chat with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. After five years hosting the Radio Live show Sunday Social, Vaughn is an accomplished interviewer and panel moderator.

In 2020 he wrote the small business resilience handbook "Covid Schmovid: 19 ways to make your small business boom," and has since shared its lessons at business events around the country. Vaughn is also an in-demand media commentator and columnist, including RNZ, TV3's The Project and AM Show, Stuff, NBR and the New Zealand Herald.

Vaughn's topics include marketing, technology, entrepreneurship, effective communication and real-life lessons from the flight deck of the C130 Hercules. He inspires audiences to think critically, embrace innovation, and strive for excellence in their personal and professional lives.

Vaughn's charisma and passion for sharing his experiences make him a sought-after speaker and MC. Audiences leave his presentations with valuable insights and a renewed sense of motivation, ready to tackle their own challenges and seize opportunities for growth.

“Inspiring talk from Vaughn Davis – no-nonsense straight up approach of how to get your messaging across for your business. For me the story telling was a great reminder on being unapologetically myself and sharing my business journey. Well worth the early start to the day!” – Hawke's Bay business owner