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Wade Jackson Travels from Auckland, NZ

Wade Jackson


  • Brain / Neuro Science
  • Business Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Facilitator
  • Inspirational
  • Leadership
  • Performance
  • Personal Development
  • Presentation Skills
  • Resilience
  • Team Building

Wade’s purpose in the work he does is to inspire meaningful happiness. He is passionate about helping you get the best out of yourself and others so you can live your best life. He is blessed he gets to do this in a variety of ways, speaking, coaching, facilitating, and writing.

His values when it comes to this work are:

People first – he delivers with dignity.

Excellence – he brings his best.

Play – he finds the fun.

Wade is a dedicated high-performance strategist who can inspire you to achieve the level of success and fulfillment you desire both professionally and personally.

A master storyteller, Wade has spent his adult life perfecting his skills through academic channels and through life. After decades on stage and in dojos around the world, this is a man who has written critically acclaimed books on human development and can authentically lead by example.

A dynamic background in improv theatre both in his home country of New Zealand and on the global stage has earned Wade a match fit mind of extraordinary agility. Wade’s journey to become a specialist in high performance began in Japan aged 18, where he earned two of his three black belts in martial arts. Living as a minority set him on a path of holistic thinking and over the years he's gained a deep understanding and appreciation of other cultures, traditions and beliefs. The experience also cemented in him an incredible discipline that he's learned to pass onto others in a very human and practical way so that you too can experience your best self and success in life.

Wade holds post graduate qualifications in both Drama and Health Science, is a clinical hypnotherapist and he always brings an academic robustness to everything he does.

Wade is the founder and Artistic Director of the Covert Theatre, where he performs and produces improvised comedy and writes and directs sketch comedy. A playwright, an actor, an award-winning comedian and producer who works in film, TV and radio, Wade has also taught and mentored hundreds of improvisers in a 30+ year career.

Married to Evie Ashton, his wife and children Sabina and Axel are Wade's biggest teachers and influences. Wade is a global citizen who lives in Auckland, New Zealand when he's not on stages around the world.

Keynote Titles

  • Beyond High Performance
  • Personal Leadership & Transformation
  • Resilience & Wellbeing
  • Collaborative Creativity
  • Organisational Storytelling & Communication
  • Improv Your Life
  • Build it and They Will Come
  • Make it Easy
  • Connection & Belonging


"Wade Jackson is an outstanding presenter. He has relevant, fresh, interesting thinking that speaks to the zeitgeist and supports this with great, compelling research and sound thinking. I have seen only a few people, in my 30 year career, who can energise, entertain, inform and illuminate very busy groups of people in the way that Wade can."

Chris Till | CEO | Human Resources Institute Of New Zealand

"Wade is highly entertaining and knowledgeable. His high-energy and humour created an experience our leaders will remember and skills they will continue to use in creating cultural change at Spark.”

David Havercroft | Chief Operating Officer | Spark

“Wade has the unique ability to inform, educate and inspire simultaneously. He is quick on his feet, entertaining and intelligent. The feedback from my team was fantastic and they're a difficult bunch to impress! I'd highly recommend Wade.”

Josh Comrie | Managing Director | Potentia & Aspire Executive Search


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