“Brylee came and spoke to all 800 Manurewa Intermediate kids, and she had them engaged within the first few sentences!
Her story of tragedy and persistence truly struck a chord with our kids – you could see the admiration in their eyes!
From all of us here at Manurewa Intermediate – thanks for sharing your story with us… and thanks for sharing your strength!”
– Sam Holt
Associate Principal Manurewa Intermediate
“We had an wonderful visit from Brylee!
Her message of resilience resonated with both staff and students , a week later students are still mentioning to me how much they gained from her talk to them. I also appreciated the time she had with our student leaders. She related to them as someone although, similar in age, wise in experience and life
We regard Brylee as a honorary ‘Girls’ High Girl’ , which is the highest compliment we can offer”
– Sarah Davies
Principal at Timaru Girls’ High School
“We were very lucky to have Brylee come and speak to our school recently. We can’t thank her enough for her inspirational, positive and motivating speech. As students, we were able to connect and engage with her on a personal level. Brylee has impacted us with inspiration for our futures.”
Head Girl at Timaru Girls’ High School 2018
“I was introduced to Brylee in my capacity as Global Director for the World Class New Zealand network. I was producing the “Inspire” series at the time and was looking for incredible speakers to share their journeys to an audience of 500 business and political leaders and students.
She was speaking alongside the co-founder of Tesla, a tech investor in NYC, a high profile environmentalist, and a world-leading scientist. Brylee was not only a consummate professional, she showed up, and completely stole the show! She looked incredible, spoke impeccably and took the audience on a powerful journey. I HIGHLY recommend Brylee if you are looking for an inspirational speaker. She is also a genuinely beautiful young woman who is fun to host”
– Ngapera Riley
Global Director ‘Kea NZ’
“We recently invited Brylee Mills to speak to an assembly of year 9-13 students, asking her in particular to focus on the theme of resilience. Increasingly, we find that young people who are struggling lack the practical tools and inner strength needed to overcome challenges.
Brylee took our request and tailored her presentation to focus on positive ways of working through life’s difficult times. Both students are staff were genuinely inspired by her personal story and its strong message – that it is us who define our own path, rather than the setbacks we encounter along the way. Weeks later, I am still hearing from young people and their parents about the profound impact Brylee’s presentation had on individuals during her visit. As well as the whole school presentation, Brylee was able to connect with individual students later in the day and they responded to her genuine warmth and enthusiasm. I cannot recommend Brylee more highly. She is an outstanding young person with a unique and powerful story that has left a lasting impression on our school community.”
– Belinda Develter
Deputy Principal, Papamoa College