Ngahihi O Te Ra Bidois

Businessman and Inspirational Leadership Speaker

Ngahihi o te ra Bidois is a recognised leader who has been described as a 'modern-day warrior'. A highly influential speaker, Ngahihi has exceptional academic and business pedigree. By drawing on his academic qualifications, his leadership experience in business and education, and the ancient wisdom of his Maori culture, his keynote presentations empower audiences to believe in themselves and excel as leaders.

Highly influential, Ngahi has received various awards such as New Zealand Speaker of the year and New Zealand Inspirational Speaker of the year.

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Ngahihi o te ra Bidois has always been driven to achieve success. In fact, his personal life goals saw him achieve success in business by the age of 26. However, he quickly realised he had turned his back on his own indigenous Maori culture - he did not know what it meant to be Maori.

Confronted by this realisation, Ngahi realigned his personal goals and based them on identity. As a consequence, he retrained, achieving a business degree, a teaching diploma, and a Masters degree in education with honours before being employed in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of education. He taught in a primary Maori Total Immersion school, taught and managed in the secondary sector, and developed programmes and lectured in the tertiary sector before becoming a tertiary senior manager. In the business sector, Ngahihi has been a director and the Chair of multi-million dollar organisations.

Ngahihi believes that leadership starts with the person in the mirror and refers to ancient wisdom from his Maori culture and others as 'Modern Solutions' for you.

In his keynote presentations, Ngahi provides the keys to help you stay sharp and engaged. Importantly, he enables and empowers you to be the most important person you will ever lead - namely ... yourself!

Audiences are challenged by his leadership principles and inspired by his leadership journey.

His real life experiences, appropriate qualifications ensure Ngahi has the keynote speech and workshop to meet your requirements.

Client testimonials

Ngahihi o te ra Bidois has an immediate impact the moment he walks on stage. His sincerity, his commitment, and his connection to his heritage are powerful. His message is universal and yet somehow fresh. But, what will ultimately win you over is his heart. It shines like a bright light on every person he touches. Audiences will long remember and appreciate his message and will long admire his life's journey.


He was very inspirational, and down to earth, he challenged everyone on a personal level, so much so that he moved many delegates to tears. He was able to do this because of the immediate rapport he was able to build with the delegates….within minutes of his talk commencing he had the audience captivated. All delegates walked away, moved, inspired, motivated and focused. We couldn’t have asked for more.

RAMS Financial Group Pty Ltd

Ngahihi o te ra Bidois was one of the keynote speakers at our annual Urology Nurses conference. His presentation on leadership was perfectly presented, extremely appropriate and delightfully entertaining. He captured the essence of our conference theme and as such, connected with our delegates on a professional and personal level. Our delegates feedback confirmed these factors and one of the words used most to describe his presentation was inspirational, as was demonstrated by the enthusiasm and interest shown him during the break. I would commend Ngahihi o te ra Bidois as a speaker to health professionals because he connects comfortably, demonstrates kindness and compassion while reflecting his culture and passion for life.

Pene Meiklejohn