An experienced public speaker with a background in social insights and  commentary, I particularly enjoy speaking on the following topics:

  • Diversity and Inclusion- what it really means
  • Personal Brand in the age of authenticity
  • Innovation vs Creativity
  • Generational Diversity
  • “Women in Leadership”
  • Reinventing ‘careers’

A few recent speaking engagements:

2019 Women4Climate C40 – Half Day Presentation/Workshop

2019 Westpac Private Wealth Forum

2017 ASB Mana Wahine – Influence by Design (co-facilitation with Caren Rangi)

2017 CA ANZ Members Group – Guest Speaker

2016 CA ANZ Women Accountants Special Interest Group – Guest Speaker

2015 Westpac Future of Work Seminar – panellist

2014 Global Women Retreat – speaker and panellist

2013 NZ Bar Association – Walk the Talk, Auckland

2012 Organisational Development Forum, Wellington

2012 Nga Aho Whakaari Annual Summit, Auckland

2012 Company of Women Annual Summit, Auckland


Women4Climate C40

Sandy delivered a day that was insightful, inspiring and full of ‘a-ha!’ moments. She had a tough brief, as we were a group of 20 women at all points of the career spectrum – spanning senior leadership through to just starting our career journeys. She hit just the right note, and feedback from all has been glowing. Sandy has an uncompromisingly honest style that tackles the tough issues with warmth and humour. It was a great day that helped us gel as a group while giving us all valuable learnings we’re continuing to action. Thanks so much!

Miranda James, Head of Corporate Responsibility

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

We recently held an event for our members on Personal Branding and Effective Networking, Sandy Burgham facilitated the presentation. It was enlightening, educational, entertaining and thought provoking, the way Sandy engaged the audience was fantastic. We were thrilled at the success of the event and the wonderful feedback from our members.  I highly recommend Sandy as a facilitator.

Mandy Booker, Auckland Regional Manager

NZ Bar Association

People who are in same profession can get into a particular mindset having studied and been taught in the workplace to have a certain way of looking at things. We feel it is important to give people an opportunity to think outside this paradigm and challenge them to put what they do into a new context.  Sandy was the perfect speaker for this – her personality is different to most corporates; she is a risk taker, and well prepared to get people to think about things with a different perspective. She challenged them to go outside of their comfort zone and gave them permission to acknowledge that what they have observed and been taught not is not necessarily the whole truth, just a part.

Melissa Perkin, LLB, Executive Director

Thought Partners

Sandy was a panellist at our 2012 Organisation Development Forum in Wellington where she spoke on the topic Working with push back from the status quo. She gave us just what we wanted – a mix of humour, irreverence, wit and wisdom. Having known Sandy for many years, we just knew she’d bring her experience of business, research, management, and life, and deliver a perspective that would be unique. She delivered this in spades! Thank you Sandy from the Thought Partners team.

Meredith Osmond, Director Thought Partners Wellington

Nga Aho Whakaari

Kia ora Sandy. On behalf of the Executive of Nga Aho Whakaari, the association of Maori in screen production, I would like to thank you so much for speaking at our National Hui on June 22nd, 2012, au AUT Marae. Your presentation on the value of executive coaching was inspirational, and I know the participants, particularly those who are senior producers and directors, were highly complimentary about your speech and your work. It resonated for them as industry leaders, and creative practitioners. So, once again, thank you so much and kia kaha.

Ella Henry, Chair: Nga Aho Whakaari

Company of Women

Sandy is an engaging presenter.  She has a distinctive blend of intelligent, thoughtful and humorous delivery that makes her compelling to listen to. Her inquisitive nature ensures she offers something fresh and stimulating every time.  A truly entrepreneurial thinker.

Tara Lorigan, Founder and CEO, Company of Women