Glen Sharkey

Educator, Motivator, Communicator

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2x Educator of the Year
NSANZ 2015-2016 & 2018-2019


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ENGAGEMENT EXPERT: Do you need your teams to be self-motivated, organised, forward thinking, positive and on the same page as you?

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I offer a proven formula for shifting corporate culture by transforming individuals thinking, attitudes, and behaviours. Having worked with some of New Zealand’s premium businesses I have a track record in brokering team development and leadership growth. If you want your employees more committed, your leaders more collaborative, and your customers more engaged, then get in touch with me now for a free consultation.

I also can train you to deliver your own motivational presentations and can coach you to become an excellent speaker or trainer yourself. 

Glen Sharkey
Award Winning Educator



Glen has honed his training, facilitation and speaking skills over more than 30 years working in the education industry. Glen has a degree in Business Communication, a Teaching Diploma, and several other education related diplomas and certificates. He was awarded the National Speakers Association of New Zealand’s (NSANZ) “Educator of the Year” 2015-2016. He is also one of only nine people in New Zealand to have received the coveted international “Certified Speaking Professional” award (CSP).

Glen is sure you’re after results, and so is he.

Conference Speaking


KEYNOTES 20-120 minutes.
Entertaining, engaging and inspiring.

Specialist keynotes include
- Effective Leadership
- The Importance of Influence
- Building Trust
- Team Engagement
- Fixed Versus Growth Mindsets
- Personality Types
- Courageous Conversations
- Living and Leading 'Above the Line'
- Work/Life Balance

Warning - there will be no chance of a coroner ruling ‘Death by Powerpoint’. My keynotes are interactive, high energy and fun.

Workshop Delivery


Learner centered, fun and interactive.

Subjects can include:
- Communication
- Team Building
- Leadership Skills
- Problem Solving Skills
- Planning and Decision Making Tools
- Training Others
- Presentation and Public Speaking Skills

Glen is an award winning educator with decades of experience. He is skilled at shifting mindsets, clarifying culture and cementing new skills. He can deliver in block time frames or over the course of a year with easy to follow manuals. His workshops target your pain points or areas you want to upskill or enhance and can be delivered as part of a wider conference or a related program.

Building healthy teams builds healthy businesses!

Training Delivery


Glen is a gifted and experienced presentation skills coach and has coached celebrity speakers, CEO's and people simply wanting to put together their own speech.

He is available for 1-1 coaching as well as group work.

Glen is also adept at facilitating business discussions, meetings and strategy days. He is a perceptive 'thought coordinator' and is able to bring alignment of core values and vision into business planning and problem solving.


“Glen is without question the most dynamic, engaging, patient and humorous course facilitator I have had the pleasure of learning from.” – Julian Moore KIWIRAIL Check out these videos for more stunning responses to the impact that Glen has in his keynote speaking, leadership training, seminar presentations, and educational workshops.

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Sharkey has an incredible ability to connect with his learners within seconds of the programme starting. His passion for developing others breeds a positive learning environment where everyone in the group has the ability to contribute. Sharkey is not your textbook facilitator, he’s outgoing, informative and captivating. He links content to situations that are relevant to his learners to ensure they truly understand what the tool is, when to use it and how to use it to achieve the best outcome. We hold many leadership programmes in our organisation but none quite as successful as Sharkey’s.

Kelsi Veld - KIWIRAIL L & D Coordinator

“The thing with Glen Sharkey is that he knows his material extremely well from both a theoretical and a real life application perspective. This enables him to stimulate meaningful discussion and play out real life scenarios within the group to better reinforce the learnings. His style is very inclusive and he has an innate ability to connect with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Sharkey is importantly very clear on what his objectives are, but isn’t a slave to the course structure and so is a master of adapting on the fly to best deliver on the needs of the particular group he is working with.”

Richard Keenan - KIWIRAIL Tourism | Tourism Brand Manager

“I first entered the leadership training with some doubts and misgivings. Due to Glen’s approach, within an hour my doubts vanished and I found myself engaging with him and other participants in ways quite uncharacteristic for me. Due to the appropriate, quality knowledge that Glen provided I have grown substantially, both personally and professionally, and I continue to do so.”

Scott Wightman - WEST AUCKLAND TRUSTS IT Operations Manager

“This course was one of the most enjoyable and rewarding training courses I had been on. The course content alone wouldn’t have been as easy to digest if it wasn’t for your enthusiastic and engaging delivery and approach. I said this on the final day of the course and I have no hesitation saying it again, “You sir are a Rock Star at what you do.”

Tamati Howard - KIWIRAIL Locomotive Engineer

“Glen’s ability to relate and deliver key messages that people actually want to hear and take action on is outstanding. His content has a massive relevance and his connection to a variety of audiences has obviously got him to this space he now occupies.”

Annah Stretton - Founder ANNAH STRETTON CLOTHING and RAW

“Sharkey, is thoroughly competent; has great energy, is well prepared in the way the space is set up, makes a point of greeting everyone as they enter the space. He has vast life experience, a great memory for quotes and theories.  He is a master of his trade.”

Reuben Araroa - KIWIRAIL Freight Manager

“I have thoroughly enjoyed and gained immensely from Glen’s presentations.  He makes the presentation so very interesting and engaging and his delivery is so impeccable.”

Lawrence Albuquerque - WEST AUCKLAND TRUSTS Stock Auditor

“Glen did such an incredible job of crafting his session. His delivery is so smooth, polished and authentic. Everyone raved about it. It’s just a real pleasure to work with him.”

Vanessa Frost - Head of People and Capability, LUMINO DENTISTS

“I’m not articulate enough to express the gratitude for not only the course content but the way you lead the course with personal anecdotes and stories.”

James Robson - TIPTOP Bread Maintenance Manager

“The speaker was outstanding – interesting, knowledgeable, energetic and believable – I didn’t find myself ‘drifting off’ like I often do when I go to seminars!  Huge thumbs up to him!”

Marion Jackson - MY VIRTUAL ASSISTANT Director

“We went to the seminar this morning and may I say that it was absolutely fantastic.  I have never heard a speaker with such clarity and an awesome way with words. Also excellent body language.  I sat forward on my seat the whole time.”

Kelley Clifton - DKGM Ltd Director

“I got a huge amount from that most eloquent and relevant presentation. Many and enviable congratulations to that beautifully articulate, fluent, and genuinely celebrity–style deliverer.”


You held all our attention over the days of training, gave time to individuals and used examples of leadership that related to our day to day business and company values. It truly has inspired me!

Andrew Keogh - DOWNER UFB Site Supervisor

“Glen’s standard of delivery and interaction was of the highest standard I have experienced. Awesome.”

Sam Kahui - KIWIRAIL Senior Infrastructure Technology Technician

“Glen is an electrifying public speaker. His passion for his subject matter is infectious.”

Evan Cooper - ZEALD Marketing Manager

“I’ve been involved in a lot of training over the years and Sharkey is by far the best trainer I’ve ever had!!!”

Maurice Clarkson - HYNDS Precast Manager


Hardeep Singh - WEST LIQUOR Store Manager

“Sharkey is simply the best!”

Aileen Tough - MASH Learning Development Advisor
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Glen Sharkey has created numerous resources: Check some of them out below to see if any can help you with where you are at on your journey.

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The Art of Persuasive Influence

What works and why in positively influencing people and outcomes. Full of stories from the workplace that illustrate practical lessons for leaders. Inspiring and informative.

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The Motivation Equation: 30+ “Motivation Equations” to inspire you to get more out of life!!

30+ “Motivation Equations” to inspire you to get more out of life!!

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Fairly Common Tales

Fables with real life relevance for leaders in the workplace. Fun stories based on common fairy tales, to help you easily assimilate high level learning in your leadership team.

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Discover the Keys to Training Excellence

Tips for training others from someone who has worked in the training field for over 30 years.

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30+ Training Activities

Practical exercises and activites to help energise and engage those you are training.

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Glen can help you to think strategically about your business leadership needs. After decades of experience he can offer clarity and expertise about the best way to develop an engaged team culture. He would love to meet with you for a no-obligation coffee or a simple phone conversation!

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