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As a prospective client, it is helpful to learn more about Impactful Conversations by hearing

what others have to say. I’m grateful to be able to post testimonials from some of my clients,

and below you will find some of those stories. Do you have a testimonial you’d like to share?

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I worked with Vitale when we were both sworn members of the NZ Police. Vitale has a very calm nature in rapidly evolving situations which allowed him to think and react positively and professionally. He is an experienced and respected leader, both professionally and in the community. You will find Vitale to be a very genuine and authentic person who offers valuable insights in managing demanding situations.

Sean Coutts
Business Manager
Philips NZ 2020

Thanks Vitale, I found your talk and message you shared to be valuable and inspiring. Making decisions based on personal values is a key element to strong leadership. Thanks for sharing your story with us. Keep well.
Dave Rudd
Sales Leader – Consulting Services
Assisting Business with Sales Process, Team Development and Sales Management
Bakels Edible Oils (NZ) Ltd 2020

A true inspiration Vitale. A sincerely inspiring conversation today with our members of real-life situations which I am sure all will find relatable. In all types of sales, the biggest thing needed right now is resilience and having a plan. All types of business will come away with learnings to improve the business bottom-line. Vitale, you are an inspirational leader.

Alan Vessey
Real Estate Agent
Barfoot & Thompson NZ 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of working for, and then working alongside VJ. He is a truly authentic leader that inspires others and sees the big picture. He also has some awesome “war stories” that illustrate his leadership style including some vulnerabilities along the way that all levels of organisations can relate to.
Ross Anderson
Westpac NZ 2020

VJ is a fantastic people leader with an outstanding pedigree. His ability to mentor, guide and advise is second to none. He has the great ability to communicate across a broad range of stakeholders which allows him to communicate and engage with all walks of life. His delivery is outstanding, and his credentials are rock solid. VJ adds real value to any business he engages with.

Ray Miller
Senior Manager
Westpac NZ

You have been an absolute rock. Your leadership, knowledge, and mentorship has helped me and the team beyond words.
Leon Wood
Senior Manager
Westpac NZ 2019

I was fortunate to have worked alongside VJ for several years. He is a true leader and brings an unrivalled wealth of real-life experience. He is very humble but is able to impart his wisdom when required. In short, when he talks, people listen.

Wade Harrison
Harrison Tew – Emergency Management Consultants 2019

The feedback from business owners are very positive and they all comment on the significant value Vitale brings as a Business Mentor.
Mentors Manager
Business Mentors
Auckland Business Chamber 2019

Vitale facilitated an outstanding workshop on authentic leadership centred around the intersection of purpose and identity. His inclusive nature resulted in a highly engaging team building session for our diverse team. Vitale created a safe space that allowed all to explore the alignment of personal values and purpose with that of the organisation

Don Mann
Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) 2019

I would describe VJ as a highly capable and effective leader across the tactical, operational and strategic spectrums. VJ’s people leadership is excellent and I have learnt a lot when working with and for him.

Project Executive
NZ Police 2019

It was an honour to attend and support the annual Tamaki Makaurau Police Pasifika Fono. The theme for 2019 was O le Taeao Fou (Dawn of a New Day), based on the NZ Police Pasifika Strategy 2018. Acknowledgment to the organisers and all those past and present who supported the Fono’ over the years.
Vitale VJ Lafaele, Rangatira we are very grateful and respectful for the outstanding leadership and service you provided and continue to provide. Few would know just how crucial you were in paving the way for many others to follow.
You will always be a legend and an inspiration to us. Never forgotten!
Principal Advisor
NZ Police 2018

Wonderful Man as a Police Negotiator, we had lots to do with him…was always calm and sure under pressure.
Yes…RESPECT AND TRUST – Great Boss and even better person, Respect Sir
Team Leader
NZ Police Negotiating Team 2018

Thank you for attending our Awards evening and sharing your amazing journey. There is a Samoan saying Ua ta fia Falealili fua. I am a proud Samoan, but I was inspired and even more proud to be a Samoan that evening listening to you.
Security Team Leader
SKYCITY Auckland 2018

What an amazing treat you gave us last night. Your story connected with a lot of our team. The General Manager was absolutely impressed by you. You made Ellie and I feel very proud. I can’t thank you enough and I think you have unlocked some thinking in our team and put dreams within reach. Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s going to change thinking and change lives.
Junior Toleafoa
Manager Security & Host Responsibility
SKYCITY Auckland 2018

Thank you for your magnificent presentation on Tuesday morning. It was very informative and entertaining. People I spoke to were greatly impressed. It’s a pity we were constrained by time being a breakfast meeting. All the best for your speaking future,
Lucy Chang-Lorenz
Auckland Rotary 2017

I spoke with a young leader at our Rotary Club and mentioned he heard Vitale speak at their recent Rotary Youth Leadership Awards dinner. He was so impressed with Vitale’ leadership and motivational keynote that he had one of Vitale’ quotes tattooed on his forearm to motivate and inspire him every day. Very impressive and obviously made a huge difference in this young man’s life.
RYLA Rotary International 2017

“We used Vitale’ services when we were considering moving into a new market.
Vitale prepared a strategic plan that analysed competition and market opportunity for the way ahead. The plan was solid in both detail and accuracy -the result is that we now have a business unit operating effectively outside New Zealand. The plan was instrumental in helping the directors make informed decisions. Vitale was totally professional and his business acumen and knowledge extensive. He led the management team through the various change management phases with his team and his one on one coaching and leadership skills inspired and motivated the team to achieve great results. I would highly recommend Vitale as a business and leadership coach.
Craig Bidois
Managing Director
FearFree Safety and Security Consultancy, Australasia 2017