Keynote and event speaking | Performance coaching

“Excellent Presentation! Very specific to our needs. A lot of new material we can work with.”

Sue Smith, Team Leader, Green Prescription, Sport Hawke’s Bay

“You were a huge hit with our staff! The Evaluation Forms were overwhelming marked – ‘excellent’. The BPL staff really enjoyed your presentation style, behavior modification techniques, and practical exercises… But to me the most important outcome of your workshop was the team-building that occurred during the workshop and after. Our job as managers will be to build on that momentum and keep the communication going. Thanks again for an excellent workshop!”

Patricia Harding, Executive Director, Burlingame Systems

“Edmond provided business coaching and motivational speaking to our Senior Team of 15 Managers in a series of 4 training sessions. Senior Team loved it! they were higly complimentary about Edmond’s style, knowledge, professionalism and integrity. The investment in Edmond’s training sessions have been excellent from the company’s perspective: Senior Team have already applied the knowledge that they gained.”

Sanja Majstorovic, CEO at PSEC

“Edmond Otis is a training-coaching professional with engagingly effective presentation skills. He always keeps the focus where it should be—on the learners he serves. It was always a pleasure to have Edmond facilitate conflict resolution sessions when I was serving as training director for the San Francisco Public Library system, and I would jump at the chance to work with him again.”

Paul Signorelli, Social Media Strategist, and Consultant

“Edmond Otis is a vibrant speaker that immediately establishes a rapport with the audience. His ability to tailor his presentation to our needs and deliver the content but still keep it entertaining was a refreshing change from the usual circuit of boring speakers. He mixes real world experience with humor in such a way that our customary dry subject matter became interesting and had all of us participating, even that grump who always sits at the back of the room! The feedback from the group was outstanding and we look forward to having him return soon.”

Shannon Kane, Controller at Revchem Composites

“The comments I received can easily be summed up with the word ‘outstanding’. You were engaging to say the least. Your dynamic way of sharing made the presentation a welcome dialogue between you and the audience.”

Shirley Ewells, Chair Person: City of Pasadena EAP Advisory Committee

“The entire room was swept up in your energy and ability to seemingly ‘touch’ each member of the audience. As you can see by the audience evaluations, everyone felt that this was an outstanding, exciting, and extremely insightful presentation!

Lucia Ortega, AmeriCorp Int.

“Well spoken, direct and interesting. Very helpful and insightful. Related knowledge to our needs very well.”

Rachel Gunsan, Green Prescription, Sport Hawke’s Bay

“Edmond was great! Easy to understand, exciting to listen to and a great sense of humour! He was excellent and presented material not just relevant to Safety but to management and leadership generally.”

Unison, The NZ Powerlines People

“Excellent presentation! Captivating and easy to listen to!”

Sharon Hanne, Physiotherapy NZ

“Edmond is not only a karate master, but a master of guiding businessmen and women to develop healthy communication styles and open trustworthy work environments.”

Kenneth G. Jordan, M.D., President, Jordan NeuroScience Inc.

“Your message came through loud and clear! The presentation was exciting, but also real and practical. Best of all, you gave us solutions that worked.”

Ed Taylor, President, IMG Inc.

“Your presentation was wonderful … I am especially grateful for the hit of our staff training this year.”

Barbara Adams, Director of Health and Human Resources, Nippondenso Int., Inc.

“Fantastic day. Motivational and thought provoking! Gave us lots to work on and think about.”

C. J. Dixon, Physiotherapy New Zealand

“Your participant evaluations for each of the 13 sessions you have presented for us over the last 12 months have been uniformly ‘excellent’, consistently averaging 9’s and 10’s in each category.”

Cher Gould, The Infopeople Project

“All comments have been overwhelmingly positive, citing examples of your use of humor, and the ‘real life’ situations.”

Jane Hinshaw, Chair, City of Los Angeles Advisory Committee

“Wow! What a presentation! Your team-building session afterwards was absolutely outstanding.”

Scott Boston, President, US Industrial Hygiene Association

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Combining a lifetime of traditional martial arts training with experience as a licensed psychotherapist, peak-performance coach (executive and sport), author and university lecturer - Edmond's motivational speaking events, workshops and seminars are effective, entertaining, and tailored to every audience.  


I understand how our individual “personal psychology” directly impacts our success, our performance, our relationships and our health and use this knowledge to enable clients to achieve their desired outcomes. My ability to connect, combined with a diverse career, training and personal experience provide my clients with direct access to a wide range of unrivaled strategies and cutting edge motivational tools. Find out more here


My talks and workshops combine modern psychology, cutting edge research, personal experience, the bleeding obvious, and classic martial arts strategies to life’s most challenging personal and professional challenges. I show clients that being fearless in the truest sense;  focusing clearly on the goal, strategising effectively, acting decisively, and communicating persuasively – is the most direct way to get results – when results matter most. Find out more here


“What we do is way more important than what we feel. Fundamentally, the only way to get anywhere is to get up and go!”

I’ve helped people from all backgrounds achieve their goals, overcome obstacles and create more satisfying professional and personal lives. I build on your own levels of motivation and creativity to find tools which are effective in helping you achieve your goals, creating the life and career you want. Find out more here

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