Elias Kanaris


Liberate your Leadership Potential


Elias Kanaris is a thought leader in the area of leadership and team building, specializing on the topics of cultivating values-based leadership, developing trust and making more profit.

With over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing roles (culminating as a senior consultant in the Telecommunications & IT sector), Elias has used that experience to understand how to develop C-level connections and to transition relationships from ‘commodity supplier’ to ‘trusted advisor’. He was part of a team that serviced 24 clients, turning over $450M per annum for his company. To give some context, the next 3,200 clients COMBINED billing was slightly over twice as much at $1B.

Elias is a Past President of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) and is the Past President of the National Speakers Association of New Zealand (NSANZ). He is also a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team (where he served on the President’s Advisory Council).

His latest book, ‘Liberating Your Leadership Potential: Changing self-limiting beliefs to lead your team, organisation or country with influence’ allows the reader to apply Nelson Mandela’s character traits and wisdom to lead more effectively.