Founder & CEO, Boma

Speaker/ facilitator

C-Suite Whisperer

Future Thinker
Performance Leader

Human Being


Kaila Colbin speaking

Kaila’s understanding
and knowledge set
her apart

Scott "Razor" Robertson
Head Coach, ALL BLACKS

Visionary and

Lianne Dalziel
former Mayor of Christchurch

Kaila leads with
heart and mana

Dr Hana O'Regan
CEO, Tātai Aho Rau CORE Education

Walks her talk and
knows her stuff

Malcolm Johns
CEO, Genesis Energy

Building a world of
intentional, intelligent
courageous leaders

About Kaila

Kaila Colbin is founder and CEO of Boma, an organisation building a world of intentional, intelligent, courageous leaders.

An award-winning leader renowned for impact, Kaila developed TEDxChristchurch into New Zealand’s flagship TEDx event and brought Singularity University to New Zealand and Australia, supporting thousands of people to engage with exponentially accelerating technologies and their impact on humanity. Her work to champion Aotearoa New Zealand on a global stage saw her given the 2022 Kea World Class New Zealanders Friend of New Zealand award.

As a founder of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome, Kaila played a critical role in developing Christchurch’s startup ecosystem. She has extensive governance experience, and has been involved with mergers, capital raises, and company sales in the US and NZ. She trained with Brené Brown and Al Gore, and is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors and a certified Project Management Professional.

A native New Yorker, Kaila speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian and holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Cornell University. Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.

“The future doesn't happen to us.
It's created by us.”

Some of the extraordinary organisations
Kaila has worked with