Te Arahi Bryers is a Māori business consultant, facilitator, educator and motivational speaker. His company Taiaha Connect helps facilitate engagement between organisations and Māori partners so they feel safe and connected. He’s also a marriage and funeral celebrant based in Tauranga whose clients are predominantly non-Māori expats. In 2015 he was a guest speaker for the TedX Talks in Tauranga where he spoke about New Zealand’s search for its cultural identity. It’s a theme that drives a lot of his work.