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Sharing wellbeing journeys through kōrero

We are sharing stories from all walks of life to give you insights, advice, and things to try to help with your own wellbeing journey! 

From the local shop owner to the CEO we want to kōrero with everyone! Wellbeing is a continuous journey and is a space where we can learn through other’s experiences. 

So, if for your wellbeing today you need some advice, a little laugh or something new to try, our interviews will help cover all the above! 

Find a video and take some time for yourself today! 

The Good Day Matrix wellbeing kōrero with Daz Burns
Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson talking about Menopause and her wellbeing journey

Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson: Redefining menopause

Menopause transformed to Power Pause! We kōrero about having understanding during the phase of menopause, the importance of mental health conversations, what workplace wellbeing looks and feels like and Jeanette’s experience with hiring people for attitude!

Read More
Tesh Randall talking with The Good Day Matrix about her wellbeing journey

Tesh Randall: A life of lasting impact

Raglan Food Co taking on the world to a special morning ritual with her husband, our kōrero with Tesh is something special! Dinner parties, workplace belonging, gift giving, where to start with sustainability, and more!

Read More
Suzy Cato talking to The Good Day Matrix about her wellbeing journey

Suzy Cato: A few pages of my story

It’s our time, Kia ora! Talofa! We kōrero with Suzy about her childhood, a special letter she write to her principal, her children’s influence and much more that helped shape her pathway into the musician and author she is today. We also dive into parenting, intentional moments, the energy you surround yourself with and the mindset of a bad moment not a bad day.

Read More
Laura talking about her charity and wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Laura Casey: Founding a charity and a slice of wellbeing

We kōrero to the Cake Detective herself, Laura Casey! Laura is the founder of an incredible Waikato based Charity, The Cake Detective! We talk about her journey founding the charity and the mahi she does! We also dive into her wellbeing journey, losing her mum in her early twenties, her mental health journey, meditation and more!

Read More
Meg Mansell talking about her wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Meg Mansell: Making this year mine

This jam packed kōrero with Meg was something special! From the journey of her radio career to now the journey and balance of motherhood, we delve into the recent changes that have been within Megs life! As well as the changes that she has made this year to help her wellbeing, from journaling to social media we delve into it all!

Read More
Tamati Ellison shares his wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Tamati Ellison: Wellbeing off the field

A fabulous kōrero with Tamati about juggling six children and the passion he has to give back to athletes and leaders to help them be their best! We also dive into open communication, feedback, his non-negotiable values and filling. whiteboard of notes daily!

Read More
Jay Carter Golf National NZ Coach talks about his wellbeing journey

Jay Carter: Identity constantly evolving

Jay Carter shares with us his personal journey as an athlete, the times he was tested and learned valuable lessons about himself! We also talk about his 12 hour walk, immersing yourself in nature, the impact of community involvement and our relationship with being uncomfortable!

Read More
Bridget Williams the path to Bead & Proceed and her wellbeing journey!

Bridget Williams: Threading beads of growth

Energy, tools and perspective are three things you’ll get from this kōrero! We talk to Bridget about her business Bead & Proceed and the journey to founding it! We also delve into using your strengths, her 3 C’s concepts, the power of journaling, becoming a ‘runner’, being creative and knowing your strengths!

Read More
Miria Flavell talking about the journey of Hine and wellbeing

Miria Flavell: Trusting your point of difference

We kōrero to Miria about her journey with identity and why it is important for her that Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori are at the forefront of all she does! We also talk about entrepreneurship and navigating growing a business with a supportive community, the negotiable of exercise, her beliefs in sticking true to who you are and so much more!

Read More
Brodie Kane talking about her wellbeing journey and finding your why

Brodie Kane: Finding your why

From growing up in an active surf-lifesaving family to owning her own media business, we talk to Brodie about her wellbeing and all the in-between of her journey so far! From running marathons to making time for yourself and finding your why in the middle!

Read More
Dr Angela Lim from Clearhead talking about her wellbeing journey and the mahi of Clearhead

Dr Angela Lim: Life’s work through Clearhead

Angela shares with us the story of founding Clearhead and her passion behind the incredible mahi that they do! She also talks about the importance of finding what works for you, journaling, block meetings from productivity, assumption checks and how they implement this at Clearhead, and why fairness is her ultimate value!

Read More
Phil Thomson talking about his wellbeing journey, founding Auror and the power of technology

Phil Thomson: Opportunities through tech

During this kōrero we delve into Phil’s journey from a curious mind to founding a tech company that is changing the game for our communities! We also talk about hiring epic people, diversity, exercise as a must, resilience, leading a team and so much more, take a peek and have a listen!

Read More
Shiray Kaka talking about her wellbeing journey

Shiray Kaka: Showing up as yourself

Our epic kōrero with Shiray dives into her journey learning the samoan language, the importance of showing up as yourself in all environments, the value of patience and a few tips about procrastination and happiness! Of course there is multiple laughs weaved in as well!

Read More
Theresa Gattung shares with us her wellbeing journey

Theresa Gattung: Making positive change happen

In this kōrero with Theresa we delve into her learning’s as a leader and the power of using your voice to stand up for others and make change happen! We also talk about the importance of sleep, doing the little things that make you feel good, and understanding what you need to be at your best!

Read More
Cam Calkoen shares his wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Cam Calkoen: Reaching the pinnacle

Cam brings the energy in this kōrero! From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to being a world-class speaker Cam shares with us his epic life journey so far! We also delve into the importance of taking time to connect with people in your community, why your words hold so much power, pursuing your dreams and why different is a good thing!

Read More
Sarah Cowley-Ross talking about her wellbeing journey

Sarah Cowley-Ross: Every minute maximised

Sarah Cowley-Ross, wow what a kōrero! We delve into so many topics from making movement a priority for you, the importance of journaling to Sarah’s passion for looking after the environment! All of course with a few funnies along the way, listen in to hear what her dream is for her birthday!

Read More
Sacha Coburn sharing her wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Sacha Coburn: Progress, purpose and perspective

Our kōrero with Sacha is nothing short of brilliant! Filled with perspective and conversations that encourage reflection on what your purpose is, we talk about body image, finding your community, making choices that have positive effects and the journey to getting the last name Coburn!

Read More
Te Pūoho Katene wellbeing interview with The Good Day Matrix

Te Pūoho Katene: On a journey to create meaningful impact

Our kōrero with Te Pūoho dives into his journey with identity and the significance he places on knowing who you are and what you stand for not only personally but professionally too. We also talk about what wellbeing looks like for him, from Kapa Haka to making a meaningful impact within communities Te Pūoho is passionate about seeing positive change!

Read More
Stacey McIntosh from Harrïe and Sam on her wellbeing journey

Stacey McIntosh: Prioritising life amongst the hustle

Our kōrero with Stacey delves into the realities of juggling the season of life and being a business owner! We talk about being realistic with your expectations, organising your life to allow you to do and be your best, working from home, living for today and the value there is in communities!

Read More
Erana Severne on her wellbeing journey

Erana Severne-Takataka: Community leader paving the way for the future

This kōrero is immensely powerful, we think it’s because of the energy and vibe that Erana brings to the room! We chat to Erana about her journey to leadership, her unique leadership style, why she believes in collective success, how she juggles many different kaupapa and being a māmā, the importance of grazing your knees and a whole lot more!

Read More
Bex Lipp talking about her wellbeing journey

Bex Lipp: Leading mental health change for our tamariki

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!

Read More
Tegan Yorwarth on her wellbeing journey

Tegan Yorwarth: Navigating the spotlight

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!

Read More
Ziena Jalil wellbeing interview with The Good Day Matrix

Ziena Jalil: Finding your place

We kōrero to Ziena about what wellbeing looks like for her, including sleep, navigating migraines, Vitamin D, celebrating and understanding differences, being reflective, finding people to connect to and creating warmth in the place that we work! All this and more during our first kōrero for 2023!

Read More
Deb Brockelsby talking about her wellbeing journey

Debs Brockelsby: Doing what’s best for you

Deb is an epic human! We talk to her about starting a business and running it as ethically as she can, all during a pandemic! The tips and tricks throughout this kōrero are endless from controlling your controllables to noticing the small moments, sticking to boundaries to sharing the love!

Read More
Samar Alrayyes sharing her wellbeing journey

Samar Alrayyes: Overcoming all odds

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!

Read More
Husain Al-Badry talking about his wellbeing journey

Husain Al-Badry: Having perspective to decimate racism

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 wellbeing! Just to name a few topics: finding your people, being a third cultured kid, Islamic faith, creating boundaries, being present, racism, psychological safety, the power of having perspective and more, all in this kōrero!

Read More
Brooke Neal on her wellbeing journey, motherhood, retirement

Brooke Neal: More than a hockey player

In this kōrero, we talk about managing high-performance environments and prioritising well-being within these. We talk about meditation, knowing who you are outside of your job title, ensuring you connect to communities and ensuring your toping up your cup regularly!

Read More
Jason Gunn talking about his wellbeing journey

Jason Gunn: The power of storytelling

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!

Read More
Creative Waikato's Jeremy Mayall on his wellbeing journey

Jeremy Mayall: Being curious to get creative

A performer, a composer, a producer, a published author, there is little Jeremey hasn’t done within the creative space! We kōrero to Jeremy about the importance of creativity for wellbeing and the things he prioritises to fill his cup including focusing on small moments of joy!

Read More
Vanessa Sorenson talks to The Good Day Matrix about her wellbeing journey

Vanessa Sorenson: Leading with authenticity

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 wellbeing 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!

Read More
Miriam Wood shares psychology tools and strategies to help on wellbeing journeys

Miriam Wood: Stress, rest and squishing our inner critic

We kōrero to Psychologist 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!

Read More
Craig Smith talks about his wellbeing journey

Craig Smith: Wellbeing for a creative mind

We were so grateful to talk to Craig who is the author of the epic children’s book The Wonky Donkey! We talk about what his wellbeing looks like when he is away from writing books and music, we kōrero about outdoor adventures, his identity journey, and the commitments Craig is making towards sustainability.

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Nicola Turner from Mainstream Green talks to about her wellbeing journey

Nicola Turner: Changing small habits for sustainability

Nicola Turner, founder of Mainstream Green, talks to us about what fills her wellbeing cup and the mission she is on to help create sustainable change within our communities! Topics include the power of pausing, the ability to pour energy into spaces and people that value it as well as simple changes to be more sustainable.

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Cecilia Robinson talks about her wellbeing journey and healthcare in New Zealand

Cecilia Robinson: Passionate about people

We kōrero to Cecilia about the realities of juggling corporate work life with motherhood, how she aims to change access to Healthcare with Tend here in New Zealand and the importance there is around leading and building companies with a strong sense of community!

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Arohanoa Mathews talks about her wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Arohanoa Mathews: Never stray from your authenticity

Arohanoa shares with us her wellbeing journey as a Māori contemporary artist and the immense pride that she has for her culture. She talks to us about the importance of remaining true to yourself in all environments and how her artwork aims to help wahine use their voice and empower themselves!

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James Ashcroft and his wellbeing journey

James Ashcroft: Power of forecasting your week

We talk to James about his journey with wellbeing and how he juggles this as a director and father! James shares his journey connecting back into his whakapapa, finding a new community in a new region, and his experience with working from home!

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Tara Lorigan on her wellbeing journey

Tara Lorigan, MNZM: Building self confidence

Tara talks to us about her journey to founding Company of Women and what this journey was like starting out as someone with little self-confidence, to now being someone that helps others realise their potential and capabilities! Tara shares her identity journey as one that has helped shape her immensely and along the way talks to us about the many tools and tricks she uses for her wellbeing!

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Ranjna Patel talks about her wellbeing journey

Ranjna Patel, ONZM, QSM: Being proud of who you are

Ranjna talks to us about her wellbeing and the journey she has with balancing the multiple roles she holds within her community, and more specifically her Indian community. We talk about her journey facing racism and the intergenerational impact this has had on her whānau, and we talk about her mindset and her ability to connect people together to positively impact society.

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Hannah Mellsop shares her journey building the company Real Rad Food alongside her wellbeing journey

Hannah Mellsop: Pressure is a privilege

We talk to Hannah about her journey of growing Real Rad Food, the environment she created and the strengths she has drawn upon to get her to where she is today! As well as what she does for her wellbeing including pilates, running, spending time with friends and family, her strong work ethic!

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Kat McIntosh talks about her wellbeing journey and small business adventure

Kat McIntosh: Don’t sweat the small stuff

Wellbeing for Kat is all about making the most of the small things, not seating the small stuff, and learning to grow and navigate challenges as they arise! We talk all about how she juggled a small business, family, COVID and everything in between!

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Joel Holmes talking about his wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Joel Holmes: Connecting to your people

We kōrero to Joel about how he prioritises his wellbeing, why he thinks it’s important to take notice of your people around you, the importance of connecting to them and your community as well as his journey with work/life ‘balance’!

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Ngawai Hawera talking about her wellbeing journey!

Ngawai Hawera: The journey of identity

We talked to Ngawai about her passion for health and hauora! Ngawai is also strongly connected to her identity and we discuss the importance of using Te Reo Māori in her home! We kōrero about the transitions she endured, being adaptable and harnessing different mindsets to tackle whatever is thrown her way!

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Dan Walker on his wellbeing journey

Dan Walker: Navigating life’s challenges with resilience and awesomeness

We are so grateful for this korero with Dan Walker about the journey he has been on not only personally, but with his whānau! Dan shares with us the impact cancer has had on his whānau and how important the cancer and Starship communities are. We also talk about Te whare tapa whā and the importance of holistic wellbeing, the power of karakia to connect to the day, and Dan’s identity journey to discover who he is!

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Justeena Leaf (Chickee) on her wellbeing journey and being a nurse during COVID

Justeena-Jayme Leaf (Chickee): Not all superheroes wear capes

We had the absolute pleasure of talking to Justeena-Jayme Leaf also known as Chickee about her inspiring story and wellbeing journey. Chickee is a Nurse and we talk about her experience being on the frontline during the pandemic and the effect this had on her family. We also delve into about the power of people, supporting Māori whānau, and the importance of perspective!

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Brodie Retallick and his wellbeing journey

Brodie Retallick: Balancing the game of life

We were fortunate enough to talk to All Blacks Legend Brodie Retallick about not only his experience being an All Black but what he does for his wellbeing to help him be the best version of himself! We talk about fixing cars, spending quality time with family, resilience and mental skills as well as living overseas!

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David Galbraith talks about unleashing your greatness on your wellbeing journey

David Galbraith: Embracing your authentic self

David’s korero is jammed packed with goodness that’ll make your notebook full of brilliant takeaways to implement into your life! We talk about wellbeing, identity, courage, being your authentic self and MORE! We highly recommend this kōrero, make sure you take the time to watch it!

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Will Hall and his wellbeing journey

Will Hall: Community, charity and finding clarity

A fabulous kōrero with Will about his wellbeing! We dive into why running has impacted Will so much and how the Park Run event has helped him get back into running! We also talk about following your dreams, connecting to where you are from and the Starship hospital cancer family community that supports each other!

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Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson talking about Menopause and her wellbeing journey

Jeanette Kehoe-Perkinson: Redefining menopause

Menopause transformed to Power Pause! We kōrero about having understanding during the phase of menopause, the importance of mental health conversations, what workplace wellbeing looks and feels like and Jeanette’s experience with hiring people for attitude!

Read More
Tesh Randall talking with The Good Day Matrix about her wellbeing journey

Tesh Randall: A life of lasting impact

Raglan Food Co taking on the world to a special morning ritual with her husband, our kōrero with Tesh is something special! Dinner parties, workplace belonging, gift giving, where to start with sustainability, and more!

Read More
Suzy Cato talking to The Good Day Matrix about her wellbeing journey

Suzy Cato: A few pages of my story

It’s our time, Kia ora! Talofa! We kōrero with Suzy about her childhood, a special letter she write to her principal, her children’s influence and much more that helped shape her pathway into the musician and author she is today. We also dive into parenting, intentional moments, the energy you surround yourself with and the mindset of a bad moment not a bad day.

Read More
Laura talking about her charity and wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Laura Casey: Founding a charity and a slice of wellbeing

We kōrero to the Cake Detective herself, Laura Casey! Laura is the founder of an incredible Waikato based Charity, The Cake Detective! We talk about her journey founding the charity and the mahi she does! We also dive into her wellbeing journey, losing her mum in her early twenties, her mental health journey, meditation and more!

Read More
Meg Mansell talking about her wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Meg Mansell: Making this year mine

This jam packed kōrero with Meg was something special! From the journey of her radio career to now the journey and balance of motherhood, we delve into the recent changes that have been within Megs life! As well as the changes that she has made this year to help her wellbeing, from journaling to social media we delve into it all!

Read More
Tamati Ellison shares his wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Tamati Ellison: Wellbeing off the field

A fabulous kōrero with Tamati about juggling six children and the passion he has to give back to athletes and leaders to help them be their best! We also dive into open communication, feedback, his non-negotiable values and filling. whiteboard of notes daily!

Read More
Jay Carter Golf National NZ Coach talks about his wellbeing journey

Jay Carter: Identity constantly evolving

Jay Carter shares with us his personal journey as an athlete, the times he was tested and learned valuable lessons about himself! We also talk about his 12 hour walk, immersing yourself in nature, the impact of community involvement and our relationship with being uncomfortable!

Read More
Bridget Williams the path to Bead & Proceed and her wellbeing journey!

Bridget Williams: Threading beads of growth

Energy, tools and perspective are three things you’ll get from this kōrero! We talk to Bridget about her business Bead & Proceed and the journey to founding it! We also delve into using your strengths, her 3 C’s concepts, the power of journaling, becoming a ‘runner’, being creative and knowing your strengths!

Read More
Miria Flavell talking about the journey of Hine and wellbeing

Miria Flavell: Trusting your point of difference

We kōrero to Miria about her journey with identity and why it is important for her that Te Reo Māori and Te Ao Māori are at the forefront of all she does! We also talk about entrepreneurship and navigating growing a business with a supportive community, the negotiable of exercise, her beliefs in sticking true to who you are and so much more!

Read More
Brodie Kane talking about her wellbeing journey and finding your why

Brodie Kane: Finding your why

From growing up in an active surf-lifesaving family to owning her own media business, we talk to Brodie about her wellbeing and all the in-between of her journey so far! From running marathons to making time for yourself and finding your why in the middle!

Read More
Dr Angela Lim from Clearhead talking about her wellbeing journey and the mahi of Clearhead

Dr Angela Lim: Life’s work through Clearhead

Angela shares with us the story of founding Clearhead and her passion behind the incredible mahi that they do! She also talks about the importance of finding what works for you, journaling, block meetings from productivity, assumption checks and how they implement this at Clearhead, and why fairness is her ultimate value!

Read More
Phil Thomson talking about his wellbeing journey, founding Auror and the power of technology

Phil Thomson: Opportunities through tech

During this kōrero we delve into Phil’s journey from a curious mind to founding a tech company that is changing the game for our communities! We also talk about hiring epic people, diversity, exercise as a must, resilience, leading a team and so much more, take a peek and have a listen!

Read More
Shiray Kaka talking about her wellbeing journey

Shiray Kaka: Showing up as yourself

Our epic kōrero with Shiray dives into her journey learning the samoan language, the importance of showing up as yourself in all environments, the value of patience and a few tips about procrastination and happiness! Of course there is multiple laughs weaved in as well!

Read More
Theresa Gattung shares with us her wellbeing journey

Theresa Gattung: Making positive change happen

In this kōrero with Theresa we delve into her learning’s as a leader and the power of using your voice to stand up for others and make change happen! We also talk about the importance of sleep, doing the little things that make you feel good, and understanding what you need to be at your best!

Read More
Cam Calkoen shares his wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Cam Calkoen: Reaching the pinnacle

Cam brings the energy in this kōrero! From climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to being a world-class speaker Cam shares with us his epic life journey so far! We also delve into the importance of taking time to connect with people in your community, why your words hold so much power, pursuing your dreams and why different is a good thing!

Read More
Sarah Cowley-Ross talking about her wellbeing journey

Sarah Cowley-Ross: Every minute maximised

Sarah Cowley-Ross, wow what a kōrero! We delve into so many topics from making movement a priority for you, the importance of journaling to Sarah’s passion for looking after the environment! All of course with a few funnies along the way, listen in to hear what her dream is for her birthday!

Read More
Sacha Coburn sharing her wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Sacha Coburn: Progress, purpose and perspective

Our kōrero with Sacha is nothing short of brilliant! Filled with perspective and conversations that encourage reflection on what your purpose is, we talk about body image, finding your community, making choices that have positive effects and the journey to getting the last name Coburn!

Read More
Te Pūoho Katene wellbeing interview with The Good Day Matrix

Te Pūoho Katene: On a journey to create meaningful impact

Our kōrero with Te Pūoho dives into his journey with identity and the significance he places on knowing who you are and what you stand for not only personally but professionally too. We also talk about what wellbeing looks like for him, from Kapa Haka to making a meaningful impact within communities Te Pūoho is passionate about seeing positive change!

Read More
Stacey McIntosh from Harrïe and Sam on her wellbeing journey

Stacey McIntosh: Prioritising life amongst the hustle

Our kōrero with Stacey delves into the realities of juggling the season of life and being a business owner! We talk about being realistic with your expectations, organising your life to allow you to do and be your best, working from home, living for today and the value there is in communities!

Read More
Erana Severne on her wellbeing journey

Erana Severne-Takataka: Community leader paving the way for the future

This kōrero is immensely powerful, we think it’s because of the energy and vibe that Erana brings to the room! We chat to Erana about her journey to leadership, her unique leadership style, why she believes in collective success, how she juggles many different kaupapa and being a māmā, the importance of grazing your knees and a whole lot more!

Read More
Bex Lipp talking about her wellbeing journey

Bex Lipp: Leading mental health change for our tamariki

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!

Read More
Tegan Yorwarth on her wellbeing journey

Tegan Yorwarth: Navigating the spotlight

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!

Read More
Ziena Jalil wellbeing interview with The Good Day Matrix

Ziena Jalil: Finding your place

We kōrero to Ziena about what wellbeing looks like for her, including sleep, navigating migraines, Vitamin D, celebrating and understanding differences, being reflective, finding people to connect to and creating warmth in the place that we work! All this and more during our first kōrero for 2023!

Read More
Deb Brockelsby talking about her wellbeing journey

Debs Brockelsby: Doing what’s best for you

Deb is an epic human! We talk to her about starting a business and running it as ethically as she can, all during a pandemic! The tips and tricks throughout this kōrero are endless from controlling your controllables to noticing the small moments, sticking to boundaries to sharing the love!

Read More
Samar Alrayyes sharing her wellbeing journey

Samar Alrayyes: Overcoming all odds

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!

Read More
Husain Al-Badry talking about his wellbeing journey

Husain Al-Badry: Having perspective to decimate racism

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 wellbeing! Just to name a few topics: finding your people, being a third cultured kid, Islamic faith, creating boundaries, being present, racism, psychological safety, the power of having perspective and more, all in this kōrero!

Read More
Brooke Neal on her wellbeing journey, motherhood, retirement

Brooke Neal: More than a hockey player

In this kōrero, we talk about managing high-performance environments and prioritising well-being within these. We talk about meditation, knowing who you are outside of your job title, ensuring you connect to communities and ensuring your toping up your cup regularly!

Read More
Jason Gunn talking about his wellbeing journey

Jason Gunn: The power of storytelling

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!

Read More
Creative Waikato's Jeremy Mayall on his wellbeing journey

Jeremy Mayall: Being curious to get creative

A performer, a composer, a producer, a published author, there is little Jeremey hasn’t done within the creative space! We kōrero to Jeremy about the importance of creativity for wellbeing and the things he prioritises to fill his cup including focusing on small moments of joy!

Read More
Vanessa Sorenson talks to The Good Day Matrix about her wellbeing journey

Vanessa Sorenson: Leading with authenticity

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 wellbeing 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!

Read More
Miriam Wood shares psychology tools and strategies to help on wellbeing journeys

Miriam Wood: Stress, rest and squishing our inner critic

We kōrero to Psychologist 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!

Read More
Craig Smith talks about his wellbeing journey

Craig Smith: Wellbeing for a creative mind

We were so grateful to talk to Craig who is the author of the epic children’s book The Wonky Donkey! We talk about what his wellbeing looks like when he is away from writing books and music, we kōrero about outdoor adventures, his identity journey, and the commitments Craig is making towards sustainability.

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Nicola Turner from Mainstream Green talks to about her wellbeing journey

Nicola Turner: Changing small habits for sustainability

Nicola Turner, founder of Mainstream Green, talks to us about what fills her wellbeing cup and the mission she is on to help create sustainable change within our communities! Topics include the power of pausing, the ability to pour energy into spaces and people that value it as well as simple changes to be more sustainable.

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Cecilia Robinson talks about her wellbeing journey and healthcare in New Zealand

Cecilia Robinson: Passionate about people

We kōrero to Cecilia about the realities of juggling corporate work life with motherhood, how she aims to change access to Healthcare with Tend here in New Zealand and the importance there is around leading and building companies with a strong sense of community!

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Arohanoa Mathews talks about her wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Arohanoa Mathews: Never stray from your authenticity

Arohanoa shares with us her wellbeing journey as a Māori contemporary artist and the immense pride that she has for her culture. She talks to us about the importance of remaining true to yourself in all environments and how her artwork aims to help wahine use their voice and empower themselves!

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James Ashcroft and his wellbeing journey

James Ashcroft: Power of forecasting your week

We talk to James about his journey with wellbeing and how he juggles this as a director and father! James shares his journey connecting back into his whakapapa, finding a new community in a new region, and his experience with working from home!

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Tara Lorigan on her wellbeing journey

Tara Lorigan, MNZM: Building self confidence

Tara talks to us about her journey to founding Company of Women and what this journey was like starting out as someone with little self-confidence, to now being someone that helps others realise their potential and capabilities! Tara shares her identity journey as one that has helped shape her immensely and along the way talks to us about the many tools and tricks she uses for her wellbeing!

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Ranjna Patel talks about her wellbeing journey

Ranjna Patel, ONZM, QSM: Being proud of who you are

Ranjna talks to us about her wellbeing and the journey she has with balancing the multiple roles she holds within her community, and more specifically her Indian community. We talk about her journey facing racism and the intergenerational impact this has had on her whānau, and we talk about her mindset and her ability to connect people together to positively impact society.

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Hannah Mellsop shares her journey building the company Real Rad Food alongside her wellbeing journey

Hannah Mellsop: Pressure is a privilege

We talk to Hannah about her journey of growing Real Rad Food, the environment she created and the strengths she has drawn upon to get her to where she is today! As well as what she does for her wellbeing including pilates, running, spending time with friends and family, her strong work ethic!

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Kat McIntosh talks about her wellbeing journey and small business adventure

Kat McIntosh: Don’t sweat the small stuff

Wellbeing for Kat is all about making the most of the small things, not seating the small stuff, and learning to grow and navigate challenges as they arise! We talk all about how she juggled a small business, family, COVID and everything in between!

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Joel Holmes talking about his wellbeing journey with The Good Day Matrix

Joel Holmes: Connecting to your people

We kōrero to Joel about how he prioritises his wellbeing, why he thinks it’s important to take notice of your people around you, the importance of connecting to them and your community as well as his journey with work/life ‘balance’!

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Ngawai Hawera talking about her wellbeing journey!

Ngawai Hawera: The journey of identity

We talked to Ngawai about her passion for health and hauora! Ngawai is also strongly connected to her identity and we discuss the importance of using Te Reo Māori in her home! We kōrero about the transitions she endured, being adaptable and harnessing different mindsets to tackle whatever is thrown her way!

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Dan Walker on his wellbeing journey

Dan Walker: Navigating life’s challenges with resilience and awesomeness

We are so grateful for this korero with Dan Walker about the journey he has been on not only personally, but with his whānau! Dan shares with us the impact cancer has had on his whānau and how important the cancer and Starship communities are. We also talk about Te whare tapa whā and the importance of holistic wellbeing, the power of karakia to connect to the day, and Dan’s identity journey to discover who he is!

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Justeena Leaf (Chickee) on her wellbeing journey and being a nurse during COVID

Justeena-Jayme Leaf (Chickee): Not all superheroes wear capes

We had the absolute pleasure of talking to Justeena-Jayme Leaf also known as Chickee about her inspiring story and wellbeing journey. Chickee is a Nurse and we talk about her experience being on the frontline during the pandemic and the effect this had on her family. We also delve into about the power of people, supporting Māori whānau, and the importance of perspective!

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Brodie Retallick and his wellbeing journey

Brodie Retallick: Balancing the game of life

We were fortunate enough to talk to All Blacks Legend Brodie Retallick about not only his experience being an All Black but what he does for his wellbeing to help him be the best version of himself! We talk about fixing cars, spending quality time with family, resilience and mental skills as well as living overseas!

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David Galbraith talks about unleashing your greatness on your wellbeing journey

David Galbraith: Embracing your authentic self

David’s korero is jammed packed with goodness that’ll make your notebook full of brilliant takeaways to implement into your life! We talk about wellbeing, identity, courage, being your authentic self and MORE! We highly recommend this kōrero, make sure you take the time to watch it!

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Will Hall and his wellbeing journey

Will Hall: Community, charity and finding clarity

A fabulous kōrero with Will about his wellbeing! We dive into why running has impacted Will so much and how the Park Run event has helped him get back into running! We also talk about following your dreams, connecting to where you are from and the Starship hospital cancer family community that supports each other!

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Join us for the Big Day out!

What is the Workplace Wellbeing Big Day Out?
It is a day to come together, to learn, to cross pollinate, to challenge perspectives and to leave empowered and inspired to make a difference for our teams – all in the name of long term, authentic, effective and thriving workplace wellbeing.

Some themes we will cover:
Connection, Accountability and behavior, Boundaries, Values and expectations, Communication, shared language and conversations, Diversity and authenticity, Psychological safety!

A workshop filled with connection, problem solving and meaningful kōrero!