Looking for a workshop or specific training to take your business to the next level?

Workshop / training topics

You can rest assured that David will provide you a well reasoned commentary with your best interests at heart.

David’s unique experience through his farming upbringing, tertiary study and rural banking career brings a blend of hands on experience, theory and involvement with farming businesses across the primary sector.

He has an empathy for rural New Zealand that reflects over two decades involvement at a variety of levels.

With a wide range of experience in financial, physical, family, succession and strategic issues he has the ability to tap into this and assist your business to be the best it can.

Click here to get in touch about a workshop for your business.

Looking for sales training?

Fundamental skills from rapport building, discovering needs, providing recommendations, overcoming objections and closing. “Sales 101” for any industry to provide a platform for sales people to move to the next level.

“Having engaged Toddy to undertake sales training previously it was refreshing to have him back in a  different business and see him go well!  Our team, whilst busy with solid streams of work, were all enlightened by the time out to think about why we do what we do  and how we can pitch that,  not only to new but also existing customers - just proves you can teach “old dogs new tricks”.”
- Keith Cooper, Managing Director, Miller Creative Group.

Sales training - Toddy Talks

Need work on time management?

Time management?  No it’s not! It is event control! Understand what you can and cannot manage. Develop strategies to change old habits and create new ones. Learn the importance of prioritising. Simple but effective. An interesting twist on a hardy annual!

Time Management - Toddy Talks

Looking to develop negotiation skills?

Return to some simple principles for effective negotiation. Develop skills for effective negotiating in your personal and professional life. Understand the phases of negotiation, potential outcomes and discuss “live” examples.

Negotiation Skills - Toddy Talks

Have an upcoming interview?

David’s experience with grad programmes provides you the opportunity to prepare for your upcoming interview with someone independent. Best to be done face to face. Let’s talk about what would suit you.

Upcoming interviews - Toddy Talks

Feedback from workshop attendees

  • ... I will take heaps away
  • One of the top sessions in whole course
  • Thought provoking
  • Relaxed pace
  • Good content and clear
  • Good presentation - good mix of humour and deep stuff
  • I left the room very motivated and long may it continue
  • Professional and definitely motivational
  • David was great and I will definitely be setting it out on paper and following through

Training is simple, interactive and he gets everyone's buy in

We have engaged Toddy for several years now to handle all of our staff training. The training he gives is simple, interactive and he gets everyone’s buy in. Our staff have grown massively with his help. Everyone is looking forward to the next training session already.
- Ash Whitaker, The Cardrona Distillery and Museum.