Ghostwriting for Business Leaders

If you want to work with an award-winning business storytelling writer on your book, bio, speech or presentation, we should talk.

Do you want to communicate with confidence, connect with your audience, or celebrate your success?
My mission is to work with good people, doing great things, who need to tell better stories.

Everyone has a story to tell.
What’s your story?

Do you want to stand out or fit in?

Storytelling isn’t hard.
But finding and sharing the right stories is the key to storytelling in business. 

I’ve distilled what I’ve learned from 20 years as an award-winning journalist and a ghostwriter for entrepreneurs into a powerful process that makes it easy to mine your past for meaningful stories. 

I’ve helped hundreds of people tell their stories. I work with business leaders to write books, bios, speeches and presentations to share their knowledge and expertise.


One of the privileges of working with business leaders to help them tell better stories is the opportunity to hear the secrets of their success.

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to work as a ghostwriter on Tony Quinn’s book Zero to 60.

Zero to 60 went to No.1 on the NZ non-fiction bestsellers list and received over 130 reviews on Amazon with an average of 4.4/5.


If you’re like most business leaders, the thought of sharing stories about the journey you’ve been on makes you cringe.

But, in a world where AI-generated content is making it more and more difficult to stand out from the crowd, your story is about the only asset your competitors can’t steal from you.

ChatGPT might be able to churn out content for you, but it can’t capture your voice or your unique journey.
It can’t explain where you’ve come from or why you’re so passionate about what you do.

Don’t just take my word for it.
I’ll let some of my clients share their stories…

“If you ever get the chance to write a book of your own, then do it.”

One of the privileges of working with business leaders to help them tell better stories is the opportunity to hear

“It ties my story together in a way in which I would struggle to communicate myself because it’s not my strength.”

Jamie Roy’s background is in professional connection and he’s coached hundreds of business owners on how to connect online and

How telling their Origin Story helped two co-founders get clarity on their purpose

Wires Uncrossed helps technical experts and cross-functional teams connect and deliver more value through better communication. The company is run

Bruce Trevarthen
Bruce Trevarthen
2023-07-05
Robert takes the time to deeply understand the topic and his writing reflects that. So many writers apply too much of their own assumption to the topic, especially with technical writing, which can result in substandard outputs. Robert stays true to the source material and delivers very readable and articulate copy. Highly recommended.
David Fish
David Fish
2023-05-28
Partnering with Robert on a program we delivered in Australia was a great experience. He brings a depth of knowledge and insight from his time as a journalist that makes a real difference to how teams and individuals think about their personal stories and what defines them. I hope that we get the opportunity to work together again in the future. Fishy
Stu Lees
Stu Lees
2022-07-05
Robert has been transformational in my perspective of storytelling in my content. His process is simple and elegant so that anyone can do it - so if you are wanting to take your personal brand to another level - you should talk to him
Simon Whyte
Simon Whyte
2022-02-22
“Robert presented to Weave Group after we worked together to discuss how his Origin Story programme could also be adapted to engage business audiences focused on business growth, leadership development and staff engagement. I have always found him to be trustworthy, personable, adaptable and pragmatic. Robert’s Origin Story sessions for me at Weave were very well received. His Origin Story provides a very useful tool by which business leaders can share their personal stories of background, learning and experience to increase customer & staff engagement. It’s power is rooted in the sharing of an authentic personal story or experience that shows the human qualities and experiences of the presenter and grows connection and understanding. I consider it a powerful new tool whose quality and potential has already been identified by practitioners in leadership development. “
Julia Grace (Julia Grace)
Julia Grace (Julia Grace)
2021-09-14
Robert’s ‘Your Origin Story Workshop’ was a thought-provoking, practical and professionally run event. Robert is an expert in the field of story telling and his way of getting the audience to dig into and create their own stories was brilliant. I came away feeling inspired and educated and with a file of great story ideas under my belt. Robert is a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend him for your business to help with visibility and authenticity.
Richard Howarth
Richard Howarth
2021-09-06
Robert is a story telling expert, combining logic, business principles, art and creativity. He’s empathetic yet pushes you to think how your story can be applied and interpreted. The whole Origin Story process was fun, yet I’m already experiencing the commercial benefit. Highly recommended.
Simon Fawkes
Simon Fawkes
2021-09-04
I attended Robert’s “Your Origin Story Workshop” and I highly recommend it. The way he told his origin story was a great way to explain the power of this type of story. He made all the participants feel comfortable so that we could all tell some of our stories. Good stories resonate and are memorable.
Bob McCarthy
Bob McCarthy
2021-08-30
Robert has a way about him. I approached Robert to help me market myself and my business better via LinkedIn and website. Robert took the time to really get to know me, what our business does and (most importantly) how we want to be seen to our clients and potential clients. Based upon taking the time to get to know these things - then, and only then, did he suggest excellent means of marketing what I and we do. I cannot recommend Robert Tighe more highly.
Faye Lawand
Faye Lawand
2021-08-18
I loved working through the process of the Origin Story with Robert. He was able to capture the essence of the story that I had lived and put into words and sentences while preserving the emotional tone. I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps on my back as I was reading my own story!! Highly recommend Robert and the whole process!
CM Chung
CM Chung
2021-08-03
Robert is an expert story-teller and the workshop is a real eye opener on crafting your own story, the power of story telling to connect with people. I find that it is fascinating to look to your own past stories to help make sense of the future. Thanks Robert.

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