Federated Farmers Speaker Series

Speaker Series

Tuesday 25 January, 12.00pm

Dr Lucy Hone kicks off the series on 25 January talking about ‘Secrets of Resilient People’. The Co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and adjunct senior fellow at the University of Canterbury, Lucy speaks at global conferences, creates online courses, writes books (Resilient Grieving is a best-seller), academic articles and blogs to spread her insights far and wide. Her PhD was acknowledged internationally for its outstanding contribution to wellbeing science and her research is published in leading psychology journals.

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Tuesday 1 February, 12.00pm

Paul is an expert in helping people and organisations strive towards their potential and flourish through change and adversity. He works with everyone from senior leaders at Google to at risk-teens. He is a regular contributor in the media, an author, and his recently released second book, “Mental Fitness; Build your mind for strength and resilience every day”, was another best-seller. Paul’s passion for the pursuit of excellence and turning adversity to advantage comes from his own journey from delinquent to Doctor of Psychology. Paul uses this journey to illustrate key lessons for us all.

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Tuesday 8 February, 12.00pm

For the past 30 years Tom has led an expeditionary clinical life. From working clinically in hospitals, surf camps and on Russian Icebreakers and being the first ambassador for Farmstrong, he has seen the highs and lows of the human condition. An Emergency Medicine hospital doctor and Rural GP, since 2014 he has been touring NZ in his retro chevy ambulance trying to keep people out of hospital in rural areas. He is the founder of the Healthy Thinking Institute, has written two internationally bestselling books, and founded the Kynd wellness app www.kyndwellness.com used by the likes of PGG Wrightson. His aim is to get 10, 000 farmers to measure, monitor and manage their health and wellbeing risk using the KYND app.

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Hosted by: Matt Chisholm

Matt is a former television journalist and author of Imposter.