Gaynor Parkin

Holidays and happiness

Back at work and feeling blue? Don’t be discouraged - research shows that the effects of your holiday may have had more long-term benefits than you might think. We all know that taking a break is good for our mental health and our productivity. But could travel have long-lasting [...]

2020-02-03T14:00:41+13:00January 31st, 2020|

New workshop: Strengthening Psychological Safety

Imagine a senior advisor is sitting in a meeting about an upcoming major project. He notices the person leading the project may have missed a pivotal point. The senior advisor recalls the last time he provided feedback and how he was made to look incompetent, so he says nothing [...]

2020-02-03T14:01:58+13:00January 31st, 2020|

Wellbeing and remote working

Remote work and “virtual” teams are becoming common particularly for knowledge work. A third of New Zealanders reported having worked from home in 2018, according to Statistics New Zealand, and this proportion was higher in those in their mid-career and with children.[1] Remote work offers a number of advantages [...]

2020-02-03T14:03:21+13:00January 31st, 2020|

Boost your wellbeing with compassion

If you are reading this in the midst of a frantic day, you may be thinking swear words in your head. I don’t have time to even catch my breath, how on earth can I fit in compassion?!? Harnessing more compassion for ourselves, and others, may be, however, just the [...]

2020-01-29T10:03:23+13:00October 28th, 2019|