The presentations are all conducted by Warwick Pascoe, BSc (Hons)(photo to the right), an exploration geologist who worked for seven years exploring for gold, diamonds and other precious minerals in some of the most remote and challenging environments on the planet. Now as a self-employed resource management consultant, Warwick is able to indulge his passion for exploring the world of the developing human, and revealing its wonders to audiences in a way that gives them a fresh appreciation of their own value and uniqueness.
Warwick began delivering this presentation in 1998 in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he lived until 2012 with his wife Michele. They are now resident in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands. The Pascoes have five children born between 1982 and 2004, so Warwick brings to the presentation his own insights as a husband and father.
Warwick is willing to travel "anywhere, anytime" to conduct presentations, subject to prior work and family commitments. All presentations for non-profit organisations (such as schools and community groups) are done on a "cost only" basis, although as an ex-member of Toastmasters New Zealand, Warwick seeks to set a professional speaking standard.
In response to the often asked question of "why do you do this?", Warwick explains that his love of science, coupled with the life-changing experience of becoming a father, led him to search out the best and most fascinating information available on human development. In addition, Warwick's Christian faith has instilled in him a profound appreciation of the wonder of life.
Every effort is made to base all presentations on independent, current and credible research. The medical information used in the presentation has been verified as accurate by Dr Norman MacLean MB, ChB, MNZM (photo to the left). Dr MacLean is a obstetrician and gynaecologist who began practicing as a specialist in 1976. In 2007 Dr MacLean retired from full time practice at Southland Hospital, Invercargill where he was the Clinical Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology from 1995 until 2005. He retired from part-time practice in 2012. Dr MacLean was also a Clinical Senior Lecturer and examiner with the Otago Medical School from 1995 until 2013. Dr MacLean was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services over 30 years to obstetrics and gynaecology in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours.
The DC Communications Trust Board is made up of Mr Bill Malloch, and Warwick & Michele Pascoe.
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"...Warwick's enthusiasm and his valid scientific information and visuals were outstanding. This was very informative, factual and truly brilliant. Warwick's presentation is inspirational and a worthwhile experience."
"...One of the most interesting and worthwhile presentations we have seen, beautifully illustrating the journey from conception to birth without bias or pushing any message other than that life is precious, our bodies are a miracle of engineering and we need to appreciate and respect the process of human development...."