Grant Verhoeven: Navigating the Great Resignation

Grant Verhoeven is a career and leadership coach who has amassed over 2000 coaching conversations with clients. Describing himself as a ‘recovering door to door salesman’, he realised he found joy in helping others to identify their strengths and make career decisions.  In this episode Grant explores the impact of the Great Resignation, sharing what…

Moumita Das Roy: Get the Conversation Started

Happy International Women’s Day! Whilst we should be celebrating women every day, it feels great to stop and highlight the wonderful contribution of women across the globe. To mark this occasion, I am pleased share my latest episode featuring the amazing wahine, Moumita Das Roy. Moumita Das Roy is a Cross-Industry Marketer with a story…

Jason Naylor: Creatively Positive

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’ve all had an amazing start to 2022. It feels great to get back into podcasting again and I’m so pleased to release this new episode featuring US-based artist Jason Naylor. What makes it more exciting is that I’ve been a big fan of Jason’s work for the past year…

Louise Chan: The Voice of Growth

Louise Chan is the Associate Director of Nursing (ADoN) for the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability services (MHAIDS) covering Capital and Coast DHB, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. With a passion for development, Louise aspires to enhance the experiences of nurses. In this episode, Louise shares how volunteering and charity work shaped her values, she…

Jess Stuart: Love Your Mondays!

Who says you can’t love Mondays? Jess Stuart is a coach, author, international speaker and former senior HR Professional who draws upon her experiences to help people to reach their potential. In this episode, Jess shares how ‘work is part of life’ and how we can thrive both at home and at work. She talks…

Adrian Coysh: Getting Disabled Kiwis into Work

Having grown up in South Auckland, living overseas and working in different industries, Adrian Coysh understands the benefits of embracing diversity. In this episode, Adrian shares how his personal experiences with the disabled community led him to advocate for fairer practices in the workplace. He also talks about why he created ‘Drink my Coffee’, a…

Happy 70th Birthday Dad!

Manuia lou aso fānau. Today is the 21st of September and it’s my dad’s 70th birthday, but due to the current Lockdown in Auckland I am unable to see him in person. It also happens to be World Gratitude Day, so I wanted to take a small moment to say thank you to the most…

Time for a coffee break?

Wow, what a week it’s been… moving into lockdown happened so quickly, so my thoughts are with everyone during these uncertain times! Whilst COVID-19 interrupted many of our daily activities, it also created new opportunities during lockdown. In fact, one thing I appreciated from the lockdowns in 2020 was the opportunity to learn and create…

Ali Cowley: BAM! Creativity as a Superpower

Having grown up idolising The Hulk and Michael Jackson, Ali Cowley spent his youth surrounded by the great forces of creativity. His Samoan father also taught him the craft of drawing and sketching. After a colourful OE in Australia involving dance performances and working in a Chicken Farm, Ali trained in animation and went on…

Anna Fleming: Supporting Māori Mental Health

Check out the latest Career Coffee Chat episode! Anna Fleming had an upbringing based on service and being hospitable to others, so her curiosity led her to explore pathways in the helping professions.  A chance opportunity in social work, allowed her to grow her skills and eventually led her to retrain in psychotherapy.  Now fully…