Corporate and Motivational Speaking



Lisa Tamati has run the equivalent of over three times around the circumference of the Earth in training and racing. All that despite having asthma, breaking her back and never really being a talented runner.


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Lisa is a Motivational Speaker who has competed in the most difficult and brutal races on earth including over 2000km in the Sahara, and running across New Zealand (2250km) in just 42 days. She ran the Badwater Ultramarathon (217km) through Death Valley twice. It is known as the unofficial 'World Champs of Ultrarunning' and is the hottest desert on Earth.


Using her experiences as a backdrop, Lisa is an entertaining speaker who shares powerful messages about overcoming adversity, never giving up and facing your fears. Her stories show how these traits apply to everyday life and work, not just endurance athletes.


“Having Lisa as our opening speaker at our conference was a superb choice. She was inspirational, authentic and engaging, and the way she talked about her personal story, highs, lows and challenges was instantly relatable. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, experience and the reality that is your life – you are amazing!”

- Allison Buck, Conference Producer at Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

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Lisa is a Keynote Speaker, an MC and Facilitator covering:

  • Goal Setting

  • Resilience

  • Project Management

  • Team Building

  • Leadership

  • Discipline

  • Time Management

  • Beating the Odds

  • Never Letting Anyone - or Anything - Stop You From Achieving Your Dreams!

  • A winners mindset


See What Lisa Can Bring to Your Corporate Event as a Keynote Speaker


The entire Lichfield team were so impressed with your presentation and in awe of your amazing achievements. Your message was clear and inspiring - with passion, determination, mental toughness and a sense of humour – nothing is impossible. You delivered succinctly – the team ‘buzzed’ all day yesterday and even those at work today are still talking about how ‘wow and personable’ you are. You’re definitely the favourite speaker we had at a Lichfield Site Day by far!! You now have a fan club at Lichfield. We look forward to following your next amazing feat.

- Anna Leuii, PA to Julio Rodriguez, Central Waikato Operations Manager, Lichfield

Lisa is one of seven people to have conquered the Himalayan High race (222km) which navigates over the two highest passes in the world. Her last mission was to run across the North Island of New Zealand to raise money for the Samuel Gibson Memorial trust to aid people with disabilities.

Lisa is the Author of two International Bestselling Books, "Running Hot "and "Running to Extremes." She has Produced, Directed or been the focus of 8 documentaries and movies to date.

She is also a business women, the Director of five companies and knows very well the challenges of the business community.

Lisa has spoken for many national and international companies from Shell Oil, Fonterra, Chartered Accountants Association, Cosmetics Association, Clinique, Southern Cross Insurance, DLA Fox, Bartercard, Juice Plus in Los Angeles, The North Face in Australia, USANA touring the North Island, Pharmac, Sporting bodies, NZ Army, Massey University, Auckland University, City Councils, Regional Councils (to name just a few!) and would love to make an impact at your next event.

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