by Fiona Fenwick

Another sold out event ended 2015 on a very high note for our Wellington members.

An inspiring panel including Jayne Muller, Director and Executive Coach at Altris, Suzi McAlpine, McAlpine Coaching and Nicole Younger, CEO of REANNZ shared their tips and strategies for making the most of the year ahead.

Not coping but thriving

The consistent theme was not just to cope, but to thrive in both professional and personal lives.

A highlight from Jayne was learned optimism and the impact this can have on everyday activities.

She also spoke about the value of connection and building your professional and social capital through valuable networks.


Suzi talked of purpose and having a clear vision of what you want to achieve and quoted a wonderful conversation from Alice in Wonderland between Alice and the Cheshire Cat :

Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?

That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,said the Cat.

I dont much care where–” said Alice.

Then it doesnt matter which way you go,said the Cat.

Big girl pants

Nicole, who recently became a CEO at REANNZ, talked about her need to keep a balance in her life and also what she describes as “putting on her big girl pants” and getting comfortable with uncomfortable situations, which resonated with many in the audience.

Be kind to you

A lasting memory for me will be the spontaneous and universal support when someone mentioned women need to be kinder to themselves and treat themselves as they would a dear friend. And so say all of us !

Thanks to Jann Watt-Drake for arranging the event and for her on-going support of the Wellington Chapter and to PWC for their generous partnership with our events in Wellington.

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