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Sharing wellness 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 wellness journey! 

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

So, if for your wellness 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! 

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!

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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!

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Tara Lorigan, MNZM: Co.OfWomen Founder | Building Self Confidence | Tools for Wellness | Knowing your Values

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 wellness!

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Ranjna Patel, ONZM, QSM: Impact on Society | Journey facing Racism | Meeting the need of the Community | Making a Difference

Ranjna talks to us about her wellness 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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Dan Walker: Importance of Whakapapa | Mens Mental Health | Child Cancer Journey | Te Whare Tapa Whā | Microsoft NZ

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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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!

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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!

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Tara Lorigan, MNZM: Co.OfWomen Founder | Building Self Confidence | Tools for Wellness | Knowing your Values

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 wellness!

Read More

Ranjna Patel, ONZM, QSM: Impact on Society | Journey facing Racism | Meeting the need of the Community | Making a Difference

Ranjna talks to us about her wellness 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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Dan Walker: Importance of Whakapapa | Mens Mental Health | Child Cancer Journey | Te Whare Tapa Whā | Microsoft NZ

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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NEW INTERVIEW ALERT!

Tegan is one talented wāhine and a bright spark radio announcer on the breakfast radio show Mai Morning Crew! 

We talk to Tegan about her journey with identity, on a personal and professional level! This has been something important for Tegan to navigate, being in the public eye and representing her whānau and the community of listeners, she wanted to understand herself before sharing herself with Aotearoa!

This was a great kōrero and one we think you’ll love, take the time to check it out!

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