Karl Burrows

Haka Expert
Karl Burrows

Who Am I

Karl works with senior management teams and companies to help teams work better together. As a sought after speaker and workshop presenter, where he shares and applies Maori cultural knowledge with its emphasis on connectedness and togetherness to help build teams and embrace and implement values. 


Karl says: "While the methodology has specific cultural origins, I work on the premise that we all have the same capacity to draw on the energy and power that resides within and that we can share this capacity with others to enhance group power and effectiveness. I teach how to engage this energy and share it with others in a unique and accessible way." 


Karl Burrows is a founding partner of Manaia and the General Manager of the company. Karl has an MBA from Cranfield University. He was a practicing commercial lawyer in New Zealand and in the United Kingdom before starting up Manaia with friends in 2005.


He is an experienced performer of kapa haka (Maori cultural performance), a student of tikanga Maori (Maori culture) and is passionate about sharing Maori culture with the world and creating opportunities for Maori to learn from international experiences. 

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About Speaking Minds

When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge. Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.


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Our History

The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the corporate world, globally.


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