Michele A’Court is a fulltime stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, freelance writer and best-selling author. She has a raft of awards from various comedy festivals including being the winner of “Female Comedian of the Decade” at the 2010 NZ Comedy Guild Awards, and in October 2015 she was presented with the Reilly Comedy Award by the Variety Artists Club of NZ for achieving excellence in the field of comedy.
Michele first came to NZ’s attention 30 years ago as the award-winning host of What Now, the children’s TV show which aired live for two hours each week, and The Video Dispatch, a current affairs programme aimed at youth but, according to legend, was the “must-see TV show” for NZ’s politicians who were looking for a weekly, easy-to-understand explanation of the big news stories.
As an after-dinner speaker, event host and conference MC, Michele’s hundreds of corporate clients over the past 20 years include financial advisors, health care workers, classical musicians, IT specialists, plumbers, insurance specialists, bankers, builders, lawyers, electrical workers, travel industry professionals and scientists.
Michele is the Patron of the Moving & Handling Association of NZ (MHANZ) which cares for carers in the health sector.
Firstly, I’d like to extend a massive and slightly belated thank you for your contribution to the Women in Leadership Summit 2019. Without your generosity, honesty and courage it simply would not have been the success that it was. The overall event feedback has been outstanding, and it seems the mix of personal insights, organisational accountability and business case studies were very well received by the audience. Well done! “"Breath of fresh air" - Loved her courage, her different approach to break convention. She is truly challenging the status quo.”Paul Mumme, The Leadership Institute, 2019