Standing up for a belief, declaring a dream out loud, dealing with change, seeking advice, providing feedback, having to be confident in a sticky situation... Courageous Conversations is about how our speakers tackled a ‘courageous conversation’ in their own unique way.

DATE:       Tuesday 14 November 2017

TIME:         Registration: 5.00pm. Event: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

VENUE:     Southern Cross, EY Building, 2 Takutai Square, Auckland

TICKETS:   EARLYBIRD: $45.00* (before 31 October 2017)  |  THEREAFTER: $55.00 per ticket. 

VIV JAMES: FOUNDER, RACE4LIFE TRUST

Previously a teacher, deputy principal and a mother of three adult children, Viv found herself working in the Palliative Care area with Mercy Hospice Auckland. Viv established the Opening Doors Programme which was designed to enhance the quality of life of people living with life limiting illness. It was here she discovered the true meaning of the motto 'living every moment'. Much to their joy, the resulting Wish-List Service encouraged patients to request some of their innermost desires so they could have them fulfilled. February 2015 saw a totally unexpected development via a diagnosis of Melanoma. The pathway that this led Viv down is the subject of her Courageous Conversation - AKA the launch of Race4Life Trust.

DIANE MAXWELL: RETIREMENT COMMISSIONER, COMMISSION FOR FINANCIAL CAPABILITY

Diane leads the Commission for Financial Capability and actually could aptly be described as a 'futurist'. The Commission, best known for 'Sorted' has been gaining attention for its work around NZ's ageing population and how we can pay for it. We might think the issues that Diane grapples with are somewhat 'subject matter dry'...but Diane's impressive combination of innovation, humour, personal insights and attention-grabbing story-telling means she is one hot-ticket-item when it comes to speaking. And Diane's personal story is an inspiration.

 

KERRY BOIELLE: HEAD OF DISTRIBUTION, SOUTHERN CROSS

Kerry joined Southern Cross’s executive team in May this year to lead their sales and relationship business. Prior to this she held a General Management role within Kiwibank running their lending and investment product and marketing teams. Kerry is an experienced leader with more than 25 years in the financial services industry, working across sales, customer service, product, risk and operations. Kerry’s open and engaging style is guaranteed to captivate!