So what makes my knowledge and advice so useful?
For three decades, I’ve worked in research, in government and in clinical practice, helping people and organisations find their way through challenging times with greater equanimity, resilience and connection.
As an expert in psychosocial response and disaster mental health, I’ve advised the UK and New Zealand governments and the World Health Organisation through some of the major crises of the last decade, including the H1N1 pandemic, the Canterbury earthquakes, the Kaikoura earthquakes, the Christchurch mosque shootings and the Covid-19 pandemic.
I’m an experienced workshop leader, keynote speaker and the MC of TEDxWellington. My engaging storytelling approach has been honed over decades of writing and producing content for media outlets around the world. Alongside my own podcasts and YouTube channels, I am a frequent guest and podcast co-host for Radio New Zealand National. My work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC World News, Al-Jazeera, The Project on TV3 and The Spinoff, as well as countless online and print publications.
I adore travel and channelling my abundant energy into challenging physical pursuits. I’ve run eight marathons and two ultra-marathons, all since turning 40, not to mention all the time I spend running around after our three amazing daughters.
I serve with the knowledge I am privileged to have
Service to others is a fundamental pillar of Sikh philosophy and so I offer this work to you.
Join me and discover how simple psychological tools and principles can transform your life, your organisation and your everyday experiences for the better.