Kaila Colbin


Kaila Colbin is a co-founder of Boma Global and the CEO of Boma New Zealand. She spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,500 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity.

She is also a co-founder of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Deputy Chair of CORE Education Ltd; and Deputy Chair of ChristchurchNZ, the Christchurch agency responsible for tourism, major events and economic development.

Kaila is a certified Dare To Lead™ facilitator based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, a certified ExO consultant, a Climate Project Ambassador who trained with Al Gore, and a Project Management Professional. She is a renowned national and international public speaker, sought after by corporates, government agencies, industry groups, and more.

A native New Yorker, Kaila speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian, holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Cornell University and has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 22. Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.



Audience Comments

“Amazing! OMG! Mind blown! I want to quit my job and spread the word!”

“Excellent presenter. Off the chart.”

“Mind blowing and so inspiring.”

“A super hub of knowledge. So good to have had the opportunity to listen to her.”

“Fantastic presentation. Gave a broad, expansive on technologies.”

“Amazing talk, so useful.”

“Excellent ideas, very well presented, inspiring.”

“Words fail me. Better than awesome!!”

“Mind blowing presentation! Really interesting and relevant.”

“Absolutely amazing – could have had the whole morning on this.”