People are good at things they’re passionate about so if you follow your passion and your dreams, then success and a lot of fun will be yours for the taking



Annette Presley OMNZ has a great story to tell. It is a story of huge glittering highs that have brought dazzling success – and lows so low most of us would have given up and remained content with a life more ordinary.

But Annette has never dreamt about being ‘ordinary’ and, as a speaker, she gives a real life account of dreaming big, breaking out and achieving greatness.  She believes passionately that success is within the grasp of everyone and uses her life story to show how simple philosophies can take us all to greatness if we want it badly enough.

Making a difference to people’s lives has been the focus of Annette’s life since the 2015, $250m sale of CallPlus, the company she co-founded. She mentors female entrepreneurs through business acceleration programme Lightning Lab XX and urges teenage girls to shape strong futures through her charitable trust, Elicit – The Dream Catching Academy.

Annette’s passion for getting her motivational message across makes her a lively and entertaining speaker. The sparkle that made her a natural as the face of Slingshot and one of the ‘dragons’ on TVNZ’s Dragons’ Den serves her well in front of diverse audiences.

She is direct and honest and talks openly about her failures as well as the fun, wealth and accolades that signal her success. And although her story crosses all gender lines, the fact that she realised her dreams, and more, while also looking after her son and daughter will resonance with many women.