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Winter Cocktail Evening – The Alternative Board

We had the privilege of bringing Lesley on board to elevate our Whangarei Business Owner Cocktail Evening earlier this year, and the results were nothing short of spectacular! With New Zealand’s No. 1 Motivational Speaker headlining, ensuring a seamless and successful night for over 100 guests was paramount. Lesley’s extraordinary talents and expertise were an invaluable addition to our team, for which we’re immensely grateful.

Her wealth of real-world experience and extensive network translated into an event that surpassed all expectations. Thanks to Lesley, we delivered an unforgettable evening that will be talked about for years to come. We wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone looking to take their event to the next level. Thank you, Lesley! ????”

Warwick Taylor


July 2023


Comfort Hotel Flames, Whangarei

Customers Brief

The Alternative Board offer business advise, coaching and mentoring solutions to business owners, CEO’s and Directors in Northland.  I want to bring together all the members I have on my advisory boards and open the evening up to other local businesses and connectors in the community.

I want to create a winter cocktail evening to offer an opportunity for everyone to put work aside, get on their glad rags and have chance to meet new and old friends and colleagues.  As well as, listen to a known keynote speaker and create some fun and energy in the room.

Can Unforgettable Fun help me to pull the event together – liaise with the venue, look at the timing schedule, input on what is needed for the event to be a success and take on the creation and delivery of the activities.

The Outcome

It was an impactful evening connecting local business owners

  • Pre-Planning to ensure the success ending was achieved
  • Liaison with the venue to ensure the event was setup to have maximum impact with stage, sound, lighting for speakers and MC
  • The event timed to precision


  • From a quiet room to a room full of fun and frivolity, this was certainly achieved
  • All inclusive teaser to start the activities – got everyone in the room standing and loosening up
  • To your table aka your team, empty everything you have in your purses, pockets and wallets and let’s have some fun!

Guest Speaker:

  • Insightful with powerful messages was certainly a fantastic addition to the event

An event still talked about – so much so the guests for asking for the date of the next one and what fun activity can we expect next time?

Key Vendors: Flames Hotel and Restaurant, Ash Boyd (Photography)

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