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“Wow! Is only a starting point for Billy – The staff are still absolutely “glowing” from Billy’s visit and it was just what we needed here in our environment. We could never thank him enough for the engagement we have since received from our staff. Billy is an absolute pleasure to be around. He is as humble as could be - and a “real person” that everyone could relate to... so very, very funny he had us in absolute stitches!!! …. And so real that every word he spoke he had us on the journey right there with him. What an amazing person Billy is! Exceptional!”


Billy is stunning, we have used him many times and he has my complete support. A highly charged motivator who emphasises fitness, health and focus. Billy’s story reinforces that anyone can do anything if they set their sights high and get on with the job. I would be surprised if you haven’t seen Billy somewhere, but if you haven’t and are considering him, he is a good choice”.

Stephen Collins, formerly Harcourts Real Estate New Zealand

“The Tactical Options Trainers can be a hard audience. Some of them are experienced instructors who have been in the firearms world for a while… Billy had them captured. There was absolute attention and a lot of laughing. On completion, Billy got an instant standing ovation and people coming up to shake his hand. A first I have seen this group do and I have been in it for 8 years… I would recommend Billy to any occasion.” 

Fiona McPhail, New Zealand Police

I arranged for Billy Graham to speak at our site safety day. His theme was health and safety from within. They were predominately factory workers. Billy did a fantastic job of getting the theme across using very humorous personal experiences. I got very favourable comments from the factory staff. Great entertainment!

M. Field, Operations Manager, Dulux

Billy Graham was awesome! He kept everyone engrossed – anyone that can get 170 winery & vineyard staff to sing “You Are My Sunshine” has everyone’s attention. His talk was very relevant to our theme. He kept to time and asked when he thought he might be going on too long. He was truly inspirational – a walking billboard on how to treat other people with respect and overcome drinking issues and family violence”.

Anishka Jelicich, Pernod-Ricard

“Please pass on our very genuine thanks to Billy for what was an inspiring and very enjoyable presentation at our conference. He truly is a legend and a national treasure.”

John Tidswell, National Business Development Manager, NZ Drug Detection Agency

Thank you for playing a large part in making our Sales Conference a great success. The feedback has been unanimously very positive. All were pleasantly surprised that your presentation was such fun and contained many valid points to consider… I was looking for a guest speaker to inspire, motivate, enthuse, and challenge my staff’s way of thinking. You surpassed my objectives!

A. Old, General Manager-Regional Sales, TV3 Network Services

“Thank you for your outstanding presentation. Your no compromise enthusiastic message motivated many to look at themselves, set new goals and view the challenges ahead of them positively… Your involvement was the spark that ignited the conference to become our best ever!” 

W Brewin, Betta Electrical

“Billy surpassed my expectations which were great anyway. The audience loved him! Inspiring, relevant, motivating, highlight of the workshop, his energy is fabulous. Everyone mentioned Billy in their evaluation under the ‘what went well?’ section”.

Amelia Hargreaves, Public Trust

“We received very positive feedback: ‘Best motivational speaker I’ve heard’, ‘my week was quite depressing until Thursday when I saw Billy.’ I have recommended Billy for the Telecom Sales Conference.” 

Leanne Buer, Telecom NZ

“Billy is an amazing man who is an inspiration to the human race. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and being in his presence.”

Paquita Gooden, Australian Posters

Lifestyle References

Thanks Billy for coming and being our guest speaker at our Fundraising Dinner for the Nelson youth mentoring organisation, Big Brothers Big Sisters. We love what you and your team are doing and loved having you with us last night! Keep up the fantastic work you do for kids in our country!

Dave Marshall (National Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters)

…(We) really appreciated your ideas and insights on leadership, and were grateful for the practical tools you shared…in such a vibrant and humorous way.

A. Fale, National Director, Young Leaders

“You are the talk of the Lions District…and the topic of many Club Bulletins…Reports written in bulletins say how everyone left with the need to get on with it with ‘ATTITUDE’… We appreciate that you had a ’small’ audience in comparison to many you have spoken in front of, but…can see that you are just the same if you are talking to one person or to 1,000.”

Lion’s Club Convention 2002

Health & Fitness References

“You are a great inspiration with your energy and optimism? I think the key to your success is that you put across the message in an easy to understand way” When all is said and done, the prescription isn’t that complicated but there is no way to get around doing the press-ups irrespective of what new gear or words are on offer.” 

RJ Garters, Chief Executive officer, NZIM, Delegate of the Rotary Conference, Invercargill

"Your valuable insight into what physical and mental fitness means to the Business Executive of today, is much appreciated… We had a diverse group of cultures, and representatives from many countries and all of them enjoyed your presentation and balance brought to this productivity focused meeting."

B. Harmse, General Manager Distribution, Caltex New Zealand

Sport References

"... I would like to thank you so much for such a brilliant talk you gave at the College Sport Wellington awards night. My daughter won an award for outstanding contribution to Taekwon-Do and she was so motivated by your talk that I really felt the need to thank you, you were so inspiring to her. She, like a lot of teenage sports people struggle with the pull in different directions of wanting to be the best she can be in her chosen sport and the pull of friends/socialising/alcohol etc. The thought of only 120 months of top performance really hit home to her as well as the things you talked about mental toughness being so important...Thank you once again for your ever enthusiastic contributions to the young people of Wellington."

M & S Biddisombe

“Thank you for your…support. (It) helped contribute to the success with this fundraising evening…you have been terrific!”

Special Olympics NZ Gala Dinner

“Thank you for putting on a really good after dinner speech…Quite a number of the diners commented…about the wisdom you expounded and the indelible impression it had on them.” 

North-East Valley Bowling Club