Michael Hill, Sir

Motivation, Inspiration, Goal setting, Retailing. Queenstown based. Speaking style: Exciting, dynamic, friendly, good use of humour, down to earth.

Michael Hill Jewellery has 300 outlets across New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States of America, and the company has a reputation as a world leader in efficient and innovative business. Michael Hill is a well-known face and a legend in the world of retailing. He is an inspirational, dynamic thinker and keynote speaker with a powerful fighting philosophy for success in your personal life or in your business.

He tells how he discovered the drive and motivation that got him to where he is today. Pulling no punches, he shares many of his secrets – personal motivation, strategies for personal growth, philosophy behind his retailing success, and much more.

Michael Hill has a message for everyone. His achievements are the stuff business legends are made of. He is the man who led a team to revolutionise an entire retail sector and in the process became a household name. Today he is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated and successful businessmen with a global empire spanning four countries.

But his is much more than a business success story. This remarkable New Zealander is a best-selling author and an accomplished violinist who, through his international violin competition, helps talented youngsters achieve their dream. He is a passionate golfer whose vision created the beautiful Hills golf course near Arrowtown which became the venue for New Zealand’s premier golfing event, the New Zealand Open and now the NZ PGA tournament.

Sir Michael was awarded The New Zealand Order of Merit Knights Companion in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to business and the arts. He was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008.

Above all, Michael is a man with a passion to help others achieve success, in business and in life. His story is a compelling one and will make you think a lot differently about success.
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Michael Hill has a 30-year goal: to have 1000 shops by the year 2022 and make Michael Hill Jeweller a world-renowned brand. It is an audacious goal but one that he believes is achievable simply by THINKING BIGGER