Region Advisor Biography
Kees Broos, DTM
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Member Since: 2000
Region Number: 14
Home District: 95
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):
- 2014-2015 District Governor
- 2013-2014 Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
- 2012-2013 Lieutenant Governor Marketing
- 2011-2012 Division Governor
Toastmasters honors and recognition:
- 2014-2015 Presidents Distinguished District
- 2014-2015 President’s Extension Award
- 2013-2014 Excellence in Education and Training
- 2012-2013 Excellence in Marketing
How does your experience relate to Toastmasters and the region advisor role:
The region advisor role fits like a glove and is a natural extension of my past district leadership roles. I had a one year break to re-energize and go back to club level and participate in contests. During this time, I was a finalist in the International Speech Contest in District 95 during the spring of 2017. I look forward to motivate the new district teams and achieve the maximal possible. It will be a tough ride turning two districts in six new ones, but I feed on challenges and very determined to make things work .
What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams? What key strengths do you bring to the district leaders?
I have the very broad and actual life experience of coaching. In my younger years, I coached sports like volleyball and soccer. In my time here in Europe, I have delivered many workshops: for students of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, fellow Toastmasters, and the public in general. I love to compete and create winners; whole serving as club growth director in 2012-2013, we achieved third place in the world for building clubs in the district.
Why are you interested in serving as region advisor?
I was asked to serve as region advisor by colleagues who know my strengths. I am prepared to apply and share those strengths with district leaders, so they in turn will feel rewarded and recognized for the tremendous investment they make in their own lives and that of others, not only as a team player, but also as an individual.