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“Me aroha tētahi ke tētahi, ahakoa ko wai.”

(Having regard for one another and those for whom we are responsible,

and to whom we are accountable)

Ko Aoraki te māunga.

Ko Waimakariri te awa

Ko Tākitimu te waka.

Ko Ngāi Tahu tōku iwi.

Ko Koukourarata tōku hapū.

Ko Tūtehuarewa tōku marae.

I te taha o tōku mama – nō Ingarangi, nō Taimana ōku tipuna.

Nō Ōtautahi ahau.

Ko Brent Ruru tōku ingoa.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katou.

I tick both Māori and European boxes for ethnicity, have two children to a first marriage and am remarried to Claire and, who shares the same life philosophies as me.  Life balance includes illustrating, micro-adventures – everything outdoors in nature; playing the ukulele, travel with adventure, and story telling with mates over a glass of red wine.

My career kaleidoscope includes, but is not limited to:


  • Youth Mentoring
  • Registered Marriage and Independent Funeral Celebrant services  (www.brentrurucelebrant.co.nz)
  • Freelance Illustration
  • Bookkeeping
  • Volunteering


  • Business Coach
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Quality & Business Transformation
  • Owner/operator of a primary aged childcare business

Click here to view my Linkedin Profile


I have authored and self-illustrated a book titled ‘Re-Kindle You, Dream • Design • Do – From Goal Setting to Goal Getting’.  It’s about reminding ourselves to pursue more of what matters most, in order to have greater meaningful happiness.

Memorable travel adventures experienced, rewarding us with priceless enrichment have been:

  • walking from Istanbul to Gallipoli to commemorate ANZAC Day in Turkey, 360+ kms
  • cycling across Spain to love it so much, we walked the same route in reverse, 1,600 kms
  • volunteering in an Orangutan Sanctuary in Borneo
  • climbing Mount Kilimanjaro; trekking up to Mount Everest Base Camp; standing on Machu Picchu
  • cycling a tandem across Canada, from Vancouver in the west to St Johns in the east, 7,500 kms
  • heck, as a family we have even cycled the length of New Zealand, 2,400 kms, to raise money for Child Cancer.

Click here to view our travel blog →  www.therurus.com

From time to time, I get asked to speak to help reboot trajectories (whether business or personal), with sincere brutal honest to goodness story-telling that engages, entertains and enlightens.

“The strategies Brent imparted were outstanding.  He shared real-world techniques instead of sales theories leaving participants with the key to unlocking their potential to become remarkable sales people and beyond in their personal lives.  The ability to connect and hold their attention for the entire presentation time reflected in the feedback from all participants as exceptional.

Brent’s professional common sense no-nonsense approach incorporating personal experiences and humour were refreshing.  I would not hesitate to recommending Brent for any Sales Team training workshops, seminars or key-note presentation.”

– Warren Angus, Head of Business Customer, DHL Global Forwarding


“They connected with the audience and had an inspirational message that was just what my audience needed. They were fun and passionate which makes any presentation go really well.”

– Mike Caton, ‘Inspired’ Seminar Series Founder (www.mikecatton.co.nz)

“Me aroha tētahi ke tētahi, ahakoa ko wai.”

(Having regard for one another and those for whom we are responsible and to whom we are accountable)

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katou.

To contact me regarding discussing working with you , please call or send an email.

P:      +64 27 511 0249                 E:       brentruru@gmail.com

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