Explain and Engage and Entertain


From time to time, we are asked to speak to share our experiences.

We aim to highlight what is possible in life with a positive mindset, a bit of determination and, the courage to take the first step.

To help influence people to reboot their life-purpose trajectory (whether business or personal), with sincere brutal honest to goodness story-telling.

And, where escape, explore and enjoy becomes explained, engaging and wholeheartedly entertaining.

Should you wish to inquire how we could work with you as speakers for any event, please email – therurus@gmail.com

Or simply complete and send the form below.


The strategies Brent imparted were outstanding.  He shared real-world techniques instead of sales theories leaving participants with the key to unlocking their potential to become remarkable sales people and beyond in their personal lives.  The ability to connect and hold their attention for the entire presentation time reflected in the feedback from all participants as exceptional.

Brent’s professional common sense no-nonsense approach incorporating personal experiences and humour were refreshing.  I would not hesitate to recommending Brent for any Sales Team training workshops, seminars or key-note presentation.”

Warren Angus, Head of Business Customer, DHL Global Forwarding

Everyone needs this message – corporate leaders, small business owners or kids just looking for a clear view of the world.  Your “Dream, Design & Do” anthem is just that.  This is the highest level of work needing to be done on the planet in my opinion and you both are living examples of it.

Dr. Patterson Stark, BSc, International Academy of Prevention Performance and Longevity

They connected with the audience and had an inspirational message that was just what my audience needed.  They were fun and passionate which makes any presentation go really well.”

Mike Caton, ‘Inspired’ Seminar Series Founder (www.mikecatton.co.nz)

Brent is a gifted speaker.

He has an abundance of entertaining stories that he uses to cement his message in the minds of the audience.  It was great to hear people quoting his anecdotes in our training, his presenting had created strong visuals, easy to apply to a range of real world situations and that is a gift few speakers have.

I recommend Brent as a trainer, motivator and inspiring speaker.

Rob Woolley, Division Director (Toastmasters New Zealand), Communication Coach, Trainer

Thank you for your Master of Ceremonies contribution to help make our event such a achievement.

We had 78 people in a room that takes 80. Perfect!

This event wouldn’t have been the success it was without your help in smoothing over the glitches. You have a wonderful leadership style and I can’t thank you enough for your role with this.

Helen McLeod, Branch Manager, Supporting Families in Mental Illness, Canterbury

Linwood Law engaged Brent to speak to our invited clients at our recent 10 year anniversary celebration.

Brent’s approach was very professional and inclusive.   His speech was relaxed, confident and hit the right note.  It was very well received by our guests and ourselves and set the stage perfectly for the evening.

We would warmly recommend him as a speaker for any corporate event.

Peter Richardson, Partner, Linwood Law

Brent and Claire are earthy real kiwis.  If you get a chance to hear their story. Take it. It could just be the start you need.

Chris Taylor, Winning Habits

The life lessons learnt were translated back to the audience in a way that was relevant to us.  Inspirational.

Michelle Hemingway-Rushton, Key Account Specialist, DHL Global Forwarding

The speech Brent delivered to thirty members on the night from his travel experiences encouraged the audience to challenge themselves to look at life in a new perspective.

Tom Downs, Director Corporate Wellness Solutions

 You are ARGHHHH – MAY – ZING !!!!!!

Your talk today to the Year 8 Leavers of St Joseph’s School was absolutely spot-on for its target market.  You were not referred to as ‘that guy’ but from my 13 year old son as ‘this really cool guy’.  That makes it a 10 out of 10 in kids’ speak.

Thank you for a truly motivational talk.

Jennie Burrell, Parent of Year 8, St Josephs School, Christchurch


To contact The Rurus about tailoring a presentation for your organisation, please complete and send the form here.