I’m Francesca, the founder of Get Ahead Media, and I spend my time helping small business owners and
Pushing through fear, using the power of the ocean
Life or business is never done in the absence of fear. It’s about pushing through it at the right time/right way. The fear is just letting you know you truly care about what you’re doing. There are two things I love, my business and the ocean. I bring the two together to demonstrate overcoming fear and what the ocean can teach us about life and business.
Adithi leads the Social Impact Practice at Deloitte, and her mission is to help bring about systemic change to improve the lives of New Zealanders. She’s passionate about equity, empathy and excellence. Adithi is based in Wellington and has a young son, two teenage step-kids and a wonderful husband.
A personal and professional perspective on the roots of fearlessness – how do we find freedom from fear, what does fearless leadership look like, and why does it matter. I’d like to challenge us on what love-based leadership looks like at an individual, social and national/global level.
Alyson Garrido is passionate about helping women advance their careers and find jobs they will enjoy. As a career coach, she partners with her clients to identify their strengths and create a path toward a more fulfilling career. Alyson provides support around preparing for interviews, performance reviews, and salary negotiations, ensuring that you present yourself in the best possible light for job search and career advancement. Learn more or book a session with Alyson by visiting www.alysongarrido.com.
Work Your Network
How can you become a fearless networker? It’s time to reframe your networking story and get out there to build meaningful relationships authentically! Networking is a necessary skill for professionals at all levels. Your colleagues and connections can provide industry insight, tactical solutions and opportunities to advance your career. Despite the many benefits of networking, many consider networking a chore or fruitless endeavour. This workshop will provide ways to make networking easy and even fun. During this presentation, Alyson will discuss proven techniques to use and expand your network – it’s bigger than you think.
Lat Nayar is an
Ready, Aim, Fire – Your Path to Fearless,
Value Based Life Goals
The session will be a focused, hands-on workshop on
Kim Chamberlain is an international professional speaker, trainer, author of over 10 books, director of Chrysalis for Women, a support service for women in small business, and real estate investor. Her background is in helping people to take a step forward in life, and for over 20 years she has shared practical advice and suggestions in her presentations to a wide range of audiences, on three continents.
There probably aren’t many women who would leave their comfortable established life and move to a small town in East Africa with their husband and two children, armed with just a suitcase each, two days’ accommodation in a guest house and a belief that it would work out.
Kim did, and will share with you her experiences including the steps she took to be able to do what someone called ‘jumping off a cliff’, how she counteracted bemused friends doubt with ‘well how difficult can it be?’ and a three-step formula for taking risks and achieving more.
Jen is a coach, facilitator and leadership development consultant (specialising in mindfulness,
The unexpected positive side effects of 40 days of facing fear
What happens when you do something every day for 40 days that either (1) is outside your comfort zone, (2) you’ve never done before or (3) scares you sh*tless? I decided to find out for myself in 2017. In this interactive
I am me. Unique in my own way, but no different to you in others. No different to you in the way that often, my thoughts and my actions and my beliefs are what stand between me and the work that I want to do. I am a mother. I am an immigrant. I am a woman. I am someone who has learned the power of the questions I ask of myself and others, the actions I take and choices I make and that ultimately, I am personally responsible for taking control of my life. I struggle. I have
Questions, Actions, Choices…and Personal Responsibility
Your thoughts and actions are ultimately responsible for where you are in life. Certain actions I have taken have resulted in me shifting the direction of my professional and personal life. Join me as I share with you my experiences and lessons learned in bringing about ‘the shift’.
Ask questions to get to know yourself and your values; Acknowledge that without action, knowledge is useless; Accept that there is always a choice – it might not always be an easy one, but it exists, and Accept that nobody but you can take responsibility for the direction of your life. Your questions, actions and choices are ultimately what matters, and all that you can control.
My story started 14 years ago when I fell 15 meters onto rocks, breaking my back and partially paralysing my right leg. At the time I was an avid outdoors person, rock climber, mountain biker, mountaineer. I didn’t want to stop climbing but walking any distance across rugged terrain was painful so I focused on more technical climbing, like climbing water ice, with shorter approaches. This meant overseas travel and climbing with strangers. I had to work through puzzles and the fear of travelling alone. I was climbing with a partially paralysed leg and a
Coming back stronger
When I first started climbing in 1986 I attended an Alpine Club event and there I listened to a female climber tell stories of travelling around the world alone, meeting strangers and climbing mountains with them. From that day I knew that if she could, I could and I began travelling and climbing. My story is about focusing on the ending that I want in life. I am often scared and overwhelmed by the obstacles around me but I keep going because there are so many things I want to have done or tried before my life is over. Since my
I grew up dealing with depression, feelings of shame and failure never being an option. In 2014 something bad happened that I never imagined would happen to me. 2017 was a new beginning in my life, a chance to re-start, to look at awesome opportunities in front of me. I could have grabbed these opportunities with both hands or let my depression win and take over my life. I chose to start again. In spending a great deal of time in reflection and having a good honest look at myself, I am the happiest and most content I have ever been. I wanted
How to overcome shame and move past it
In this session, I will share with you the lessons I have learned the hard way – from losing my business to losing time with my kids, to being diagnosed with cancer – then losing my freedom. I want you to know that shame and depression do not discriminate but there are ways to overcome both. Join me as I share with you the good, the bad and the ugly of overcoming shame and moving past it.
Anna cares most about people; how we find our place in the world, and how we make the best of it (and ourselves) along the way. Anna is a facilitator and supporter of Aotearoa’s social enterprise landscape. She designed and managed social enterprise programmes Future Leaders and Live the Dream for Inspiring Stories Trust. More recently, she has worked with social enterprises including crowdfunding platform PledgeMe, the PopUp Business School and Peer Academy. Anna’s keen interest in social enterprise grew from her time as a corporate lawyer, where she grew so disconnected from her values that she felt she had no choice but to leave corporate law and craft herself a lifestyle of impactful work.
We often read stories and attend conferences that focus on founders, who started from nothing and created something wonderful; ideally something impactful. The subtext is that each of us should start up something, make our individual mark on the world. But what about those founders’ supporters? Or those already doing something similar? It takes courage to ask if you are really the right person to be launching your solution onto the world. And it takes courage to take ownership of the role of supporter, in a world that celebrates the founder at the top. We will explore the paradox of leading by following; learn how we can look at what’s already out there to build something better; and become comfortable in celebrating the ‘supporters’, as well as the ‘leaders’.
“It is a privilege to be a woman” ~ Jada Pinkett-Smith. I couldn’t agree more! We are privileged to live in the time and society we live in today. While there is much that is still unequal there is so much more that has been fought for and won. I believe, as women, we have the power to change the world if we equip ourselves with the right skills, mindset and people. I am a former primary school teacher, a management consultant by day and a social entrepreneur all the time. As the Director of M.A.D Skills and the Founder of More Than
Being fearless is not the absence of fear. It is an acknowledgement of fear and choosing to move forward despite it. Being fearless is a choice. It has the power to change our lives if we let it. Join me as I explore what it means to be fearless and WHY we must choose to do it.