Speaking requests

Do you need a speaker for your next conference, professional development day, school graduation or gathering?

Then look no further. In person, pre-recorded or live via Zoom, in Aotearoa New Zealand or abroad, we’ve got you covered.

Learn about the value of inclusion, diversity, human rights and the exciting world of coffee by having The Lucy Foundation (TLF) speak at your next event.

Dr Robbie Francis Watene is an experienced public speaker. She uses her own journey of disability together with learnings from her studies, travels and business adventures around the world to deliver a raw, yet inspiring message of hope that will appeal to anyone, of any age. She tailors each presentation to the audience and event, ensuring the message is relevant for those in the room. 

Our trainees and staff are also available to speak upon request.


Here at TLF, we believe all people should be able to hear our message of inclusion and diversity, so we use a sliding scale for speaking fees that is responsive to an organisation’s needs.

We ask that all costs incurred are covered for in-person events (for example travel, accommodation and food) and that in lieu of a speaker’s fee, a donation to TLF is made. This ensures the full amount can be used to advance our charitable objectives.

To make an inquiry about your next event, please contact: