Pauline Grogan is a dynamic, challenging and entertaining speaker whose presentations have drawn critical acclaim in Australia and New Zealand. She has been described as “a speaker who can capture and enhance any audience. Her presentations are a triumph as she recounts true life stories with humour, honesty, humility and conviction.”
Pauline Grogan‘s life and her triumph through love and faith in the face of apparently insurmountable odds was the subject of a Television New Zealand documentary, “Extreme Close-Up”, series following the publication of her autobiography, “Beyond the Veil.”
A former nun, mother of four children, a distinguished career in education, and a passionate involvement in the sphere of disability, Pauline draws upon her astonishingly varied life experiences to inspire audiences with her stories and the insights she has gained. Through her stories Pauline challenges each person to ponder the self-talk and self-beliefs that dominate their lives.
Pauline Grogan left a 30 year career in Education and began a new career as an Inspirational Speaker and Writer. Pauline’s second book, “A View From Within,” tells the extraordinary story of her mentor James Lynch who spent 44 years paralysed in Tauranga Hospital and of his influence on hundreds of people.
In 2005 Pauline Grogan‘s life story was developed into a “One Woman Theatre” play called “500 Letters.” She toured NZ in 2006 and has been given a Creative NZ grant to tour again in 2008.
Pauline is a great speaker, a lovely person and is articulate, passionate and inspiring.