At the core of my being I feel a calling to help people and the planet to flourish into a beautiful, harmonious society. Overcoming challenging experiences growing up, like being bullied and developing social anxiety, steered me onto a path that would define my career and given role within communities. As I explored psychology and mindfulness in the context of improving myself, I began to discover that disseminating the tools of my personal progression could be of great benefit to others.
As a Clinical Psychologist I've worked at a Inpatient Rehabilitation centre, contracted with the Mental Health Foundation of NZ, worked in private practise at Healthfit Collective, and created content for Coliberate's mental health first aid programme. I also co-founded Mindfulness for Change, a growing community of people working together on the intersection of mindfulness and social change. I have been teaching mindfulness and psychological tools in a variety of settings – Healthfit Collective, Enspiral Dev Academy, Victoria University, University of Otago, and several music and arts festivals.
My current project is Tough Talk, a web series for men's wellbeing. I’ve spent nearly a year traveling around New Zealand interviewing and talking with Kiwi’s about their perspective on problems and solutions to the mental health of New Zealand.
I believe that the key to solving the many of the world's problems is to first solve our own, so we can better serve our purpose and co-create a sustainable existence.