“Kieran recently provided a media education session for around 20 of our youth team and first year professional footballers. He was extremely skilled in building up rapport with the group in a very short space of time, and framed all advice and tips in a context that they could easily understand and relate to.

The practical nature of the session ensured that all players were fully engaged for the duration, with technology being employed effectively so that they could instantly analyse their own performances.

Our first team players receive a sizable amount of media attention, and therefore it is vital that our younger players have a rounded understanding of both how the those in the media work, and how to portray themselves and their club positively.

I have no hesitation in recommending Kieran to your sporting organisation for work of this nature.”

George Delves

Head of Education / Academy Youth Development Phase Coach, Sheffield United Football Club

“If you are in the UK and want help with providing a program of learning centered around media interaction by colleagues, sport persons or teams then get hold of this guy. Kieran developed a series of workshops and individual development options for use with the Wellington Lions and Hurricanes rugby teams. He hit the spot, the level and won over the players resulting in improvement in a very important area for our brands. Contact me directly for more information.”

Steve Symonds

Personal Development Manager, Hurricanes Rugby and Wellington Rugby Football Union

“Kieran ran a session for the HPSNZ Athlete Life team as part of a wider series of workshops for medal level athletes in the NZ HP sport system. Having run a number of these workshops over the last four years, Kieran’s proactive and professional approach to planning and coordinating the session was very refreshing and made my role as coordinator much more manageable.

In the session itself, the participants responded very well to the content. This is a reflection both of Kieran’s personable presentation style, well thought out structure and obvious depth of knowledge of his subject area. The exercises used to try out the methods and apply the ideas were engaging, relevant and energetic.

Kieran’s follow up support after the session was also very good, he actively checked in on participants and promptly provided me with feedback on the session and continued to engage with participants to ensure they were continuing to practice the concepts from the session.

I would certainly recommend booking Kieran’s time if you are able to get him.”

Nathan Twaddle

Athlete Life Advisor, EMPOWER and Athlete Friendly Network Manager, High Performance Sport New Zealand

“Kieran has recently spent time with the All Blacks Sevens and New Zealand Women’s Sevens teams looking specifically at the post-match interview situation. His sessions were excellent with a heavy focus on participation, rather than lecturing. Feedback from players was very positive. Kieran structures short sessions, high on interaction and with very relevant real life examples to guide players. His relaxed, uncomplicated style is tailor made for busy athletes. All will have left with some good tips to better equip themselves in any engagement with media. Would highly recommend and will use Kieran again.”

Mike Jaspers

Media manager , New Zealand Rugby Union / All Blacks

“Kieran ran a media training session for the Black Caps player group in October 2014. Kieran engaged the players well and the feedback from the players has been very positive. I have no doubt the group picked up quite a few tools that they can use in their day to day interactions with media. We are keen to engage Kieran again to educate our players in the future.”

Sanjeewa Silva

Career and Personal Development Manager , New Zealand Cricket Players Association (NZCPA)

“Kieran recently ran a couple of really useful media training sessions with our BLACKCAP New Zealand cricketers. The players were highly engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the research-based nature of the training. Lots of food for thought for the players, and we’d be keen to work with Kieran again as his sessions are perfectly tailored to young or mid-level experienced players.”

Joanne Perry

Media and communications manager, New Zealand Cricket

“Kieran is awesome to work with! For me personally he helped me through a very tough season with the Wellington ITM cup team as captain. We Skyped five times and emailed various times through a ten-week campaign to keep on the same page and give me more techniques and messages.

The main things he helped me with were:

  1. Learning how to use my language in different ways (positive, constructive) to address the team, the coaches and the media
  2. Learning how to use my body language positively on the field, and
  3. Where and when to do leadership on and off the field through my language

As a first time captain, Kieran was/is still instrumental in my development to becoming a stronger leader – whether we were under our sticks or if I was in front of a camera faced with a positive or negative interview. I hope to work with Kieran in the future as he is very easy to work with and can no doubt continue to grow me as a leader!”

Brad Sheilds

Professional Rugby Player, The Hurricanes and Wellington Lions