David Galbraith: Unpacking expectations, sport and wellbeing for our children

David Galbraith: 

David Galbraith is a psychologist with over 20 years of experience in both clinical and sporting sectors, and is back by popular demand talking about all things wellbeing from a children’s perspective! 

David, better known in the sporting world as DG, has been a Team Performance Psychologist for many sports teams including The All Blacks Sevens Team, Chiefs Super Rugby Team, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic Netball Team and is currently working with the Japanese National Rugby Team. David is also in his 3rd Olympic cycle with High Performance Sport NZ having been a part of the Olympic programmes for London, Rio, and Tokyo as a Performance Psychologist. Being a part of these cycles has meant he has also worked with individual athletes such as Lisa Carrington, Sarah Walker, Mike Dawson and many MORE!!

We kōrero to David about how we can foster environments for children to thrive into being their best selves with strong wellbeing foundations, whether this is through learning at school, being at home or even getting outdoors and exploring! David talks to us about the layers there are when creating expectations for children, as well as amazing insight on topics such as questions to ask our children each day, the power of pausing, and the elements of coaching children in sports and what being a part of the team looks like for children! 

As well as being a psychologist David is also an Author, but most importantly he is a father of two girls, and he shares some of the experiences and learnings from his own journey as a parent with us during our kōrero!  

Our kōrero is filled with learnings, helpful tips and tricks as well as actionable steps you can use to help not only your children’s wellbeing but also your relationship with your child! So make sure you take the time to have a listen to this kōrero today!


Topics include:

  • Children’s wellbeing and how we as parents can foster environments, learnings and conversations to help children thrive!
  • Pressure as your best friend
  • Expectations on our children
  • 110 decibels for the ultimate day
  • Coaching kids in sport

If you enjoyed this kōrero we are sure you will love our other kōrero, click here to hear more from the legend himself! 


Action Points: 

  1. David’s other interview with us about connection, self-awareness, 10 seconds of courage and more!
  2. David’s website
  3. David’s book Unleashing Greatness

Pst. You are the first to know about this event! 

This is not your ordinary run of the mill leadership or wellbeing event.
This, is ten amazing speakers.
Each speaking for ten minutes each.
To motivate.
To inspire.
To challenge perspectives.
To be impactful.
To create meaningful moments.
To send you on your way replenished, refocused and ready to lead more authentically and effectively.

We are inviting you to join us to reflect, connect, share, learn, cross pollinate and make change happen.