Mindful at Work

Changing the way you work

Speaking events

Available for speaking engagements for your business, organisation, conference, or group.

Think you’re the only one with a busy cluttered mind – think again!

We all have busy minds, but constantly rushing, multi-tasking and our addiction with  technology increases mind wandering and makes things worse.

We all know it’s important to look after our physical bodies, but did anyone ever teach you how to look after your mind?

So how do you do things differently when you have so much going on? Does mindfulness really work, and if so what are the benefits at work?


  • develops deep self-awareness
  • builds emotional intelligence
  • improves resilience
  • helps you navigate difficult situations
  • reduces cognitive bias
  • improves physical, mental and emotional health
  • and boosts solution-focused thinking

Mindful leaders know how to lead authentically, while being firm, kind and courageous. Their behaviour inspires other people to show up at their best.

Kerene is a natural storyteller who can engage with any audience. She authentically shares her personal stories, weaving them in with humour and flair, to debunk the myths around mindfulness, simplify the science (for the skeptics) and explain how incorporating simple daily practices into your routines counteracts stress, so you can be more relaxed, engaged and productive both at work and at home.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Crown Law Office (Feb 2019)
  • Strategic Pay Conference (Feb 2019)
  • Lululemon Mindfulness (Feb 2019)
  • Strategic Pay Wellington (Dec 2018)
  • Safety Psychology Conference Auckland (Nov 2018)
  • Crown Law Office Wellington Nov (2018)
  • The Treasury Leader’s Group Oct (2018)
  • Anaesthetic Technicians Boulcott Hosp Sept (2018)
  • Department of Internal Affairs Sept (2018)
  • Treasury HR Group August (2018)
  • ITx Wellington Expert panel July (2018)
  • HRINZ Summit Christchurch & Wellington (2018)
  • Mindful Leaders Conference March (2018)
  • Public Sector Managers and Emerging Leaders Forum
  • Z Energy Legal Team (2017)
  • Chorus (2017)
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (2017)
  • BNZ Wellington (2017)
  • Rival Wealth Wellington (2017)
  • Women in Local Government Leadership (2017)
  • Electra Business Breakfast Kapiti Coast (2017)
  • Z Energy Marketing Team (2016)
  • Kapiti Coast Chamber of Commerce (2016)
  • ManpowerGroup (2016)
  • School of Practical Philosophy (2015)
  • Dress for Success (2015)
  • International Coach Federation (Wellington Chapter)
  • Woman’s Work Success (2015)
  • ACC Wellington (2015)
  • Z Energy Safety Day (2015)
“What can only be described as a carefully curated presentation, Kerene’s wealth of knowledge and passion in all things ‘Mindfulness’ is so transparently obvious and well researched, it’s educational and inspiring. Filled with so many practical tips – our team absolutely loved her session. A thoroughly engaging speaker!” Carissa Fairbrother

Authorised Financial Adviser and Director, RIVAL Wealth

“Kerene gave us a fantastic overview of what mindfulness actually is, and how practising mindfulness can help us in our personal and work lives. I really liked how Kerene made the session practical and relevant, and created an open environment to discuss how we could apply what she shared.” Kim Beech

Senior Legal Counsel, Z Energy Limited

“Fantastic speaker. Really made you think about taking time out and putting yourself first.”
“Loved it! Learnt something new which is always refreshing.”
“Definitely going to try and get husband to do it as well.”
“Best of the day. Fantastic delivery of great topic – very credible. More of this please!” Delegate Feedback

Executive Assistant Conference, Wellington 2016

“Kerene is an engaging, entertaining and very informative speaker, who knows her stuff.  She’s an expert on Mindfulness.” Samantha Hannah

Business Coach, Keynote Speaker, Self Employed

“Kerene delivered an amazingly valuable and thought-provoking session on mindfulness and its value both at work and home.
One of the things that jumped out from Kerene’s presentation is that in a few years’ time, daily mindfulness practices (like meditation) will be as much a part of your routine as brushing your teeth.” Lotty Roberts

Head of Strategic Change and Portfolio Office, BNZ Wellington 2017

“Kerene is an excellent public speaker who presents with confidence, clarity and really knows her subject.” Neil Meekin

Innovation Manager, Fire and Emergency NZ