At Inspiring Stories, we believe there’s a better way of doing things. From climate change to inequality, mental health and wellbeing to the new economy – the call for leadership has never been greater. We’re the Kiwi charity with the bold vision to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world. Join us!

What we do – inspire action, build capability, create change.

We’ve built an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships that have supported thousands to engage in the big issues of our time, build capability, and make a difference for our future. Our initiatives include prestigious national awards and events, to leadership development programmes in the regions. Below is a glimpse of our work.

Changing lives and making a difference in regional New Zealand.

Future Leaders is a life-changing programme for young people in Kaikohe, Whangarei, Kawerau, Ōpōtiki, Whakatāne, Palmerston North, Kāpiti Coast, and Greymouth. Learn more –

24–26th July 2020, Wellington

The team at Inspiring Stories bring you New Zealand’s most inspiring event – Festival for the Future. The annual event receives ‘world class’ reviews and attracts 1,200+ delegates from across New Zealand and around the world. Learn more –

25th July 2020, Wellington

The Impact Awards is a premier celebration of inspiring young New Zealanders making a difference for our future, with $20,000 in prizes up for grabs. The Awards Ceremony takes place the same weekend as Festival for the Future. Learn more –

New Zealand’s social enterprise speaker bureau. Book a speaker!

Get access to top Kiwi talent to inspire your audience, with the profits backing young New Zealanders to change the world. Booking a speaker is a great way to support Inspiring Stories. Learn more –

Dreaming big, pushing boundaries – meet a few of our alumni.

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