Meet the TNG Area Group Managers

Andy Burrows The Trades CoachAndy Burrows
The Trades Coach
Andy specialises in working with and coaching the owners of trades-based businesses associated with the construction industry. Andy works with clients either on a 1:1 basis or via his unique, semi-group coaching course, called the Construction Business MasterClass.

TNG Area Group Manager for:

Mairangi Bay

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Las Akurugoda Devitise Las Akurugoda

Las has a proven track record of outstanding results in Tech & Marketing Sectors as a successful business leader. Las is highly proficient in all areas of Business to Business Sales and Marketing with over 12 years’ experience in this arena. Las has been successful in optimizing business and team performance at the highest level. He is self-motivated and always delivers on business commitments.

TNG Area Group Manager for: 

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Tibor Mackor Better Business Strategies Tibor Mackor
Better Business Strategies 

Tibor has more than 15 years business growth experience through leadership, (up to 20 staff), sales growth, (from $1.5m to $6m), developing capability through business coaching, advisory, project and general-management experience. Leading diverse businesses including co-operatives and private companies to greater profitability, portfolios and revenue streams. Tibor excels in having business owners understand that business structure and systems implementation lead to greater profits and a sense of satisfaction.

TNG Area Group Manager for: 
East Tamaki 

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Aaron Mok, 
Bank of New ZealandAaron Mok
Retail and Business banking professional with a passion in helping small businesses be good with money. Aaron has extensive experience in the retail, hospitality and health sector so I understand the day to day challenges of small business owners and how to add value to your business.

TNG Area Group Manager for:
Eastern Suburbs

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Rawinia (Mattie) Matthews Ray White Real Estate Rawinia (Mattie) Matthews
Arizto Real Estate
The 20 plus years of real estate experience that is behind Mattie proves that she knows property and that she delivers. Friendly, compassionate and very tuned into the needs of clients; Mattie retains her passion and drive that keeps her at the top of this industry. Mattie's unique and finely tuned process ensures that she achieves the results her clients want whilst exceeding their expectations in regard to service.

TNG Area Group Manager for:


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Sharon Kawe, SJK AccountingSharon Kawe
SJK Accounting

Sharon is a Chartered Accountant working with business owners keen to grow and maintain profitable businesses.  Family Trusts and investment reporting are also a core part of her practice.  A fan of cloud based accounting software Sharon believes accountants can provide better value and timely help to clients using online software.

TNG Area Group Manager for:

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Bruce Cameron Camelot NZBruce Cameron
Camelot NZ

Bruce is a professional experienced in advising clients on arriving at sound Investment decisions, for both business and personal decisions. Bruce helps to achieve sustainable business growth, and helping people achieve their personal, career, business and life plans.

Soapbox Area Group Manager for:

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Paul Foster Iron Bridge Real EstatePaul Foster
Iron Bridge Real Estate

Recognised for reaching a standard of excellence, I received Gold Badge Status in 2012 in the Pittard Training Group putting me in the top 5% of the industry. Later that same year Paul became the first Kiwi to win an award at the Australasian Real Estate Awards being awarded 'Most Improved Salesperson'.

Soapbox Area Group Manager for:
North Harbour

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Yvonne Procter Insurance WorksYvonne Procter
Insurance Works

With over 25 years’ experience, the award-winning advisers at Insurance Works create personalised insurance strategies providing advice and protection for all aspects of your business and family life, utilising medical, income protection, trauma and life insurance products.

TNG Area Group Manager for

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Nigel Ekins Phoenix ConsultancyNigel Ekins
Phoenix Consultancy

Nigel Ekins is the owner of Phoenix Consultancy Services Auckland. He specialises in web development and makeovers, lead generation, web analysis and copywriting. Nigel has worked in a variety of industries and his focus has been on the back end, looking at processes regarding how businesses communicate with clients, staff etc.

TNG Area Group Manager for:


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Theo Simeonidis UProtectNZ Insurance ServicesTheo Simeonidis
UProtectNZ Insurance Services

Theo specialises in risk protection for individuals, families and businesses. All insurance companies have their specific 'sweet spots' – Theo’s detailed product knowledge enables him to find the best 'sweet spot' for his clients, in terms of the type, quality and amount of cover, as well as making sure the cost is competitive, manageable and sustainable. He provides a comprehensive and professional service, including advocacy, in pursuing claims on behalf of his clients.

TNG Area Group Manager for:

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Martin Talbot HomeBoostMartin Talbot
An accountant by trade, Martin has a strong financial background with close to 30 years’ experience in finance and business advisory roles. Working for several large international corporates he has successfully set-up and managed a number of his own businesses and has been involved in the IT industry in senior consulting, and sales and marketing roles. Martin knows that buying a property is one of the most important investment decisions a person will make and specialises in getting to know his customers personally and working alongside them to ensure they get the right advice.

TNG Area Group Manager for:

Takanini (opening soon)
Carolyn Bassett Astrum CoachingCarolyn Bassett
Astrum Coaching

Carolyn is an internationally recognised achievement based personal performance coach and motivational speaker. Her speciality as a personal performance coach is partnering individuals, teams and businesses to achieve exemplary performance beyond the norm. Having competed at the highest levels of sporting competition, regionally, nationally and internationally, Carolyn knows first-hand what it takes to achieve extraordinary results.

TNG Area Group Manager for:

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Catherine Sherwood, Advantage BusinessCatherine Sherwood
Advantage Business

Entrepreneurial-minded senior executive with consistent successes in building start-ups, growing and improving the profitability as well as lifting performance to increase the value of companies. Renowned human centric expert who delivers strategy by getting the culture right first.

TNG Area Group Manager for:
Connect@Noon Mt Eden
Connect@Noon North Shore
Connect@Noon Sylvia Park

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Howie Clare, Hey Presto PublishingHowie Clare
Hey Presto Publishing

Howie was a commercial lawyer and Dale Carnegie Trainer. Howie now helps business consultants win more clients by making prospecting fun. He also helps consultants and professional advisers to create their own personal brand by writing books and developing their own intellectual property.

Regional Area Group Manager Napier/Hastings

Steve Smith, EmbroidMe TaurangaSteve Smith
EmbroidMe Tauranga
Steve is a multi-faceted sales and marketing professional with experience across a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, retail, publishing, electrical engineering, leisure and financial services. With a particular focus on customer service Steve’s mission is to work on your brand to make your brand work for you. He does this by supplying customised apparel and promotional products, helping your brand ‘get noticed’.

TNG/Soapbox Area Group Manager for:

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Barbara Jaques BJ ProjectsBarbara Jaques
BJ Projects
As a coach and trainer specialising in the art of communication, Barbara enjoys seeing her clients light up when they discover that they already have what they need to get what they want.  She works with clients individually, as well as delivering communication skills training using the Transforming Communications licensed programme which has been delivered throughout NZ and around the world.

TNG Area Group Manager for:

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Michelle Habib
Naki Real Estate
Michelle has always been in the service industry and spent many years in the travel industry. In 2016 Michelle decided it was time for a career change and her journey in the real estate industry began at Professionals Real Estate. Michelle’s motto from her earliest working days has been “Under Promise.  Over Deliver”. To this day, she strives to deliver exceptional service, even when it’s not convenient or easy.

TNG Area Group Manager for:
New Plymouth

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Lara McCormick Big Rock CommunicationsLara McCormick
Big Rock Communications
Lara’s goal is to ensure your business succeeds for you – either by providing sound advice, or greater communication between your company and your customers.

TNG Area Group Manager for:
Hamilton North
Te Rapa

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