Auckland Central/North Shore

Welcome to the Central Auckland and North Shore centres

Central Auckland Local Secretary

Christine Nash
T (09) 817 1419

North Shore Local Secretary

Stephanie Caisley
T 021 919 840


Celia Mannion BA, Dip Tchg, LTCL, ATCL (Music), TESOL, ECC

Celia teaches Speech NZ syllabus and Trinity College, London Syllabus.  She has been a teacher for 44 years and is a trained secondary teacher of English.

17 Spencer St, Remuera
Auckland 1050
M 021-069-9265

Deborah Farrell ATCL

T (09) 575 9886
M 021 228 8744

Del Costello MEd, BA, LTCL, LSB, RTSCA, Acc Examiner SNZ, Cert TESOL

Del is a Ministry of Education accredited facilitator, corporate trainer and private teacher of Speech, Drama and Communication. She offers classes nationwide online.


Diane Ripley L.T.C.L. Cert Eff Comm, Cert TESOL R.T.S.C.A.

I enjoy working with adults and children, encouraging them to be confident communicators and to believe in their own ability. I ran two Drama and Communication schools for many years. Taught at my home studio and worked in two private schools putting students through Speech and Drama examinations.

T (09) 4797618
T 021-100-9157

Glenda H.M Pearce M.Ed(first class Hons), LTCL, B.A., ATCL, Dip.Tchg, Dipt.Tesol, COP French, Cert Te Reo Maori, SCA Adj and Registered Teacher

  • Full time professional effective speaking coach
  • Develops confident, expressive and artistic voices
  • Workshop facilitator: all aspects of theatre, public speaking, poetry, bible reading
  • Theatre director
  • A proven record of practical experience and examination success  (every year over 90% @ Honours) in a range of courses
  • President of Speech Communication Association. (SCA)
  • Currently registered as a national adjudicator for public speaking, debating and performing arts.
  • Theatre productions reviewer:,, Theatre NZ
  • NAPTA regional assessor.
  • Professional educator and workshop facilitator

T 027-5555-395

Jacqué Mandeno BA Hons, PGDip International Communication, LTCL, RTSA

T (09) 473 5454
M 027 522 7836

Kate Laurence ATCL Speech and Drama,  BCom,  Post Grad Dip Secondary School Teaching

Kate teaches in 20 different venues throughout south, central, west and north Auckland. She passionate about building the confidence, character and communication skills of people of all ages.  She works with 3.5 year olds right through to adults.

T 021 366 102

Meredith Caisley M Mgt, BA, FSB, FTCL, ANZIM, CLTA, Dip Bus Admin Dip Pub Sp, Dip ATE, SNZ Examiner
Specialist in teaching public speaking, professional speaking, voice and speech to secondary school students and adults preparing for career development

T (09) 410 8738

Nina Burchett

Nina is a speech teacher, actor, film-maker, acting coach and voice artist. Her unique offering to students is her real-world experience and success combined with her proven ability to teach speech to the highest levels.

The Founder & Director of Shine School of Confidence, Nina is a dynamic, highly experienced speech tutor who creates a genuine chemistry with her students who love the experience of developing their speech skills and consistently achieve excellent exam results (honours and above).

Nina trained at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and at Toi Whakarri NZ Drama School. Since graduating, she has won acting and films-making awards in film and theatre around the world.

T 021 160 9197

Sarah Hartley BA English Literature; Graduate Diploma of Teaching; LTCL Speech and Drama Trinity College London.

Sarah started Ten Feet Tall with a passion to empower students with a variety of communication skills that contribute to school and career success. Teaching students from Year 1-13, Sarah designs and oversees the Ten Feet Tall curriculum. Sarah is on the West Auckland Performing Arts board and loves to create opportunities for her students to perform.

T 027 3337 385