Mental Health Crusader
Mar28

Mental Health Crusader

    For more than 10 years Julia Rucklidge has been battling society’s norms, highlighting the importance of nutrients on mental health. Julia Rucklidge doesn’t hold back. She has had her fair share of blows and setbacks, yet continues to battle through, because she knows that she is onto something worthy of the fight. New Zealand is currently in the middle of a mental health crisis, and I don’t use the word ‘crisis’...

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“It’s Been Great” – Dame Lynley Dodd
Mar16

“It’s Been Great” – Dame Lynley Dodd

    Learnings in life and business are learnings in life and business; they belong to more than the field or culture in which they were realised. As one of New Zealand’s most beloved and celebrated authors, Dame Lynley Dodd offers invaluable insights we would all be better off for soaking up. The world today is a starkly different place to the one Dame Lynley was born into. The only child of Scotsman Matthew Weeks, a...

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Bartercard’s Big Move
Feb15

Bartercard’s Big Move

    Bartercard New Zealand CEO John Scott takes on Australia, combining trans-Tasman operations, bridging the gap for networking across the ditch. Contrary to his new title, John Scott is taking off his CEO cap and stepping back into his apprentice shoes as he enters a new market. “As with anything when you take over a new business, or get involved in it, you have to go in with an open mind and open eyes,” he explains, “You...

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Leeann Watson – The New Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce CEO
Feb02

Leeann Watson – The New Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce CEO

  Leeann Watson has always taken great pride in seeking out opportunities, putting herself forward and giving it her best — climbing the ladder rung by rung. Her latest opportunity got her to the top. Stepping into 2018 as the new CEO of The Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, Leeann admits, is a humbling feeling. “I am proud to be given the opportunity to lead the organisation. We have an incredibly talented team at The...

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Driving the Digital Revolution
Dec14

Driving the Digital Revolution

  Global tech giant Cisco has built its culture around giving. So when Mark Cathro, creator of Auckland-based emergency services charity fundraising event series, Rescue Run, approached Cisco’s New Zealand country manager, Dave Wilson, about sponsoring the event, it was a natural coming together of two likeminded visionaries.  To sum Cisco up fleetingly is the antithesis of its nature, but simply put, Cisco created the technology...

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Catalysing People Power
Nov23

Catalysing People Power

  Just when you thought he’d reached the pinnacle, Derek Handley pulls another rabbit out of his hat. I would list all that he has accomplished since he began his entrepreneurial journey, but my word count won’t allow it. However, I won’t demean its relevance, all is well worth the mention. In more recent times, you may recognise Derek from his appearance with John Campbell and Nigel Latta on their television show What’s Next,...

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