I had the pleasure of engaging Filipo to speak as one of six speakers for the Waitakere Ethnic Board's online out-reach program during the latter part of 2020, during the deep challenge of Covid-19. Titled 'Moments That Matter', it was designed to provide inspiration, hope, strategies and opportunity for the Ethnic community from Waitakere to the Far North and further afield, and Filipo's presentation was perfectly geared to the audience and the event - I couldn't have been happier with his performance. Filipo Levi is a natural talent, both on and off the playing field. By natural talent, I don't mean he's gifted, or uniquely endowed (although his physicality certainly played no small part in his on-field success), or that he was destined for greatness. Filipo Levi's career and constant upskilling and reinvention, is the perfect example of what can happen when you create a vision for yourself, and commit to the hard work, long hours, uncertainty, embracing of failure along the way and sheer determination and perseverance to achieving that vision and goal. That his focus is in helping others succeed to greatness in their own right is the mark of his leadership and commitment to excellence, not simply for himself, but for his clients, colleagues, family and community. I have no hesitation in recommending Filipo as a speaker, coach and innovative leader with heart, and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again in the future.
Filipo Levi is a master presenter. He was the keynote at one of Nesian Network events and commanded the room from his first word. His story about leadership and humility had us all on the edge of our seat. Many of our guests messaged us after the event telling us all how great Filipo was and how inspired they were afterwards. If you are hiring Filipo to speak to your team or at an event you are hosting, you will not be disappointed.
Filipo is one of the most humble person you can come across and with a wealth of knowledge and experience from his time as a professional rugby player, he is now impacting the communities he works with as a business and motivational speaker. I was fortunate enough to have him grace Rejuvenate Edition 5 and he has most definitely left a lasting impression on our viewers. Highly recommended!
GWF has worked closely with Filipo through our Winning at Wiri programmes. It has been a pleasure working with Filipo to grow and develop our team. Filipo is a real charismatic speaker, who is able to genuinely connect with everyone in the room. He leads with empathy and understanding of all different cultures.
"Filipo has a great sense of humour plus decades of experience in top level sport as well as in peak human performance. Also love his journey going from top level sport being ex-Samoan rugby captain, to corporate, and now being in business. Filipo ran a series of high performance workshops with our Auckland, Hamilton, and Christchurch BNZ SME Hubs. Our team performances have really stepped up another gear in the past 3 months across all 3 teams, especially Auckland!"
An inspirational leader always looking to contribute to others, share his experience, and fire-up the passion of any audience. Filipo, it was fantastic to hear you share your story for Business Strategy Networking in February. I'm looking forward to following your track-record of success working with people at all levels.
Filipo is a professional speaker that has a great work ethic. His level of preparation and attention to detail is noteworthy, and he has great platform presence. His leadership principle is unique yet very relatable. He knows how to use his personal and professional background to craft inspiring and impactful messages. Thank you for being gracious with your time and wisdom Filipo!
We used Filipo's services as a public speaker for an online event for our members who are all young tourism professionals. This was online during the Covid19 recovery phases. His style and messages were fantastic around resetting yourself as a person and in your professional life. I would recommend Filipo on behalf of the Young Tourism Export Council as a key note speaker or a speaker within a wider series.