Tim Jones: The importance of connecting and knowing who you are
This kōrero delves into the importance of connecting to your whakapapa, knowing who you are and why you are the way you are! We also talk about meditation, moving the body, mindset and the importance of giving things a go, getting out into the community and being your true authentic self!
Vanessa McGowan: Chasing a music career from New Zealand to USA
Our kōrero with Vanessa explores wellbeing as a musician, Vanessa’s musical career journey, navigating tough decisions and making time for yourself while on tour! We also kōrero about creativity, feeling as if you are always translating yourself across two cultures, and making your work, work for you!
Bex Lipp: Mental health journey | Value of generosity | Leading change for our tamariki | Therapy as life saving
Bex is an amazing human, with not only a big heart but a big journey! Bex talks to us about her mental health journey and how this has helped shape the work he now does an a children’s author! We talk about what fills her cup including going to the gym, spending quality time with family, connecting to her community as well as being genoursity in ever day life! A kōrero we are very blessed to share!
Tegan Yorwarth: Being in the public eye | Connecting back to culture | Diversity as a superpower | Finding balance in busy
We kōrero to the bubbly Tegan Yorwarth from Mai FM all about her wellbeing journey! Topics include her journey from army brat to radio host, understanding and learning more about Te Reo Māori, the importance of movement being boxing, CrossFit and just moving to feel good, understanding your social battery and lots more!
Samar Alrayyes: Knowledge is power | NZ Women in tech | Overcoming the odds | Inclusion and diversity
We talk to Samar about her journey to get to New Zealand including the Gulf War, guns at school, family sacrifice and more! We also kōrero about the many wellbeing aspects that fill Samar’s cup including cultivating space for startups to thrive, encouraging women to get into tech, helping refugees feel at home here in New Zealand and even catching pokemon with her son! This interview will touch your heart and leave you knowing that perspective is important!
Husain Al-Bradry: Third cultured kid | Non-negotiables | Loss and resilience | Power of connections
Husain’s journey is powerful, and we are incredibly grateful to him for sharing so openly with us about it and how it has impacted his wellness! Just to name a few topics: finding your people, Islamic faith, creating boundaries, being present, racism, psychological safety, the power of having perspective and more, all in this kōrero!
Dom Vettise: Red and green and mindset | Focusing at work | Meditation | Why connection is important
Do you ever wonder why your mindset flicks a switch? We talk to Dom about the red and green mindsets and how we can use these when pressure and stress occur! We also kōrero about courage and sharing goals with special people, how to focus better and also about meditation and where to start!
Jason Gunn: Powerful storytelling | Definition of success | Small moments everyday | Family is key
We are so pumped to be releasing our interview with Jason! We kōrero about the change in priorities after Jason’s heart attack and what this meant for him both personally and professionally! We kōrero about the importance of going easy on yourself, finding joy in every day, and why storytelling is important for us all to master, no matter your age or job!
Vanessa Sorenson: Leading with authenticity | Prioritising what’s important | Microsoft community and environment | Boundaries for wellness
A lady that is a force of nature within the leadership space, now the Managing Director at Microsoft, Vanessa shares with us what elements of her wellness she prioritises to ensure her cup is full! We talk about being your authentic self in the workplace, her journey to where she is, how she prioritises what’s important and sticks to her boundaries, and the community and environment and Microsoft!
Miriam Wood: Health Psychology | Stress and identifying our stressors | Self talk strategies | Long COVID
We kōrero to Miriam about stress, how we can identify our stressors, and what to do when we feel like we are getting stressed! We discover what Health Psychology is and how it can help us, we talk about preparing for challenges and having tough conversations, as well as self-talk and how women can talk to themselves through a kindness lens! All this and MORE in our epic kōrero!