Breaking Boundaries in Wellbeing

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Join us for an unforgettable evening of inspiration and empowerment as we bring together influential wāhine toa who have reached the top of their respective fields.

This panel-style event, designed to break boundaries in the wellbeing domain, will provide you with the opportunity to hear first-hand stories, gain valuable insights into the world of wellbeing, and have the chance to ask your burning questions.

Experience the extraordinary journeys of our phenomenal speakers:

  • Jazz Thornton: International mental health advocate and co-founder of Voices of Hope, Jazz has dedicated her life to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide prevention. Through her powerful storytelling and advocacy, she has touched the lives of many, inspiring hope and resilience.
  • Brooke Neal: Former Black Sticks field hockey player turned wellness entrepreneur, Brooke Neal, inspires people to be healthier in their lives while pursuing their dreams to the highest level. Come and learn from her incredible journey.
  • Sue Johnston: As a leadership coach and facilitator, Sue has empowered countless individuals to develop their personal and professional leadership potential. As the creator of the LifeStar™ Wellness and Resilience Programme, she supports people to have more clarity about lifestyle choices that will recharge them and improve their enjoyment and quality of life.

This event will be led by actor and presenter Kim Crossman, best known for her role as Sophie McKay on Shortland Street. With her vibrant energy and passion for personal growth, Kim will guide us through the evening.

Open to all, this event is your chance to connect with like-minded individuals and expand your network. Don't miss this chance to be part of an inspiring evening that will transform the way you approach wellbeing.

This evening marks the second event in our Empowering Speaker Series, made possible by the Government’s Hine te Hiringa funding. This series sets out to celebrate women’s achievements and inspire the next generation of female leaders during FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.


  • Friday, 11 August 2023 | 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM


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