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Kerene Strochnetter | Workplace Mindfulness Consultant | Speaker | Author | Coach

People to leave my speaking events understanding what mindfulness really is – and excited about making small changes in their own lives to counteract stress, so they can be more present, connected, engaged and productive – both at work and at home!

We’re living in an always-on-action-addicted culture, made worse by rushing, multi-tasking, information overload and non-stop distractions.  

Everyone knows it’s important to look after your physical body, but how do you look after your mind!? 

Weaving stories and humour I expose the impact of staying  ‘crazy busy’ while explaining:

  • The link between mindfulness and peak performance
  • Impact of a mismanaged mind
  • Challenging nature of the modern workplace (VUCA)
  • The downside of staying too busy for too long
  • How multitasking destroys productivity, causes exhaustion and dissatisfaction
  • Why stress is not solely related to circumstances but to our mindset
  • The dangers of relying on numbing behaviours to deal with stress
  • How mindfulness interrupts fast brain reactivity (provides greater perspective and allows us to focus on what really matters long-term)
  • Demystifying mindfulness to incorporate it into your day (tips and tools)
  • Debunking the myth that mindfulness is ‘just’ a calming practice
  • Mindfulness for self-awareness and a growth mindset (essential for leaders)
  • The risk of treating the individual and not the workplace culture.

I also share my own messy story of burnout and divorce and why I wrote the book ‘Crazy Busy’.

Mindfulness supports peak performance

Contact Kerene to discuss speaking to your business, team, conference or organisation.

Get Kerene to speak to your business, organisation or conference

Speaking Engagements

  • Keynote Kahui Ako Conference (June 2021)
  • New Zealand King Salmon (May 2021)
  • Crown Law (April 2021)
  • Kapiti Law Waikanae (March 2021)
  • Crazy Busy Area Events (March 2021)
  • Seven Electrical (Nov 2020)
  • Public Sector EA Conference (Nov 2020)
  • Plus4 Conference (Nov 2020)
  • NZ Scaffolding Group (Oct 2020)
  • Crown Law Office (Aug 2020)
  • Leadership Dev Centre (July 2020)
  • Kapiti CoC (May 2020)
  • Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit (Feb 2020)
  • Kaibosh Food Rescue (Feb 2020)
  • Wellington HELP (Jan 2020)
  • Expert Panel Wellington Mindfulness – The Workplace Superpower (Dec 2019)
  • Commerce Commission Snr Leader Group (Dec 2019)
  • New Zealand Beef & Lamb (Dec 2019)
  • Deloitte Rotorua (Sept 2019)
  • ANZ Bank Wellington & Auckland (Sept 2019)
  • Crown Law Wellington (Sept 2019)
  • Entrepreneur’s Organisation (July 2019)
  • Commerce Commission (July 2019)
  • New Zealand Police (June 2019)
  • Weta Digital (June 2019)
  • New Zealand Transport Agency (May 2019)
  • Crown Law Office (Feb 2019)
  • Strategic Pay Conference (Feb 2019)
  • Lululemon (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 and Wellington (2019)
  • Mindful Leaders Conference March (2018)
  • Public sector Managers and Emerging Leaders Forum
  • Chorus (2017)
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (2017)
  • Wellington (2017
  • Z Energy Legal Team (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 Conference (2015)
  • ACC Wellington (2015)
  • Z Energy Safety Day (2015)

Kerene was such an engaging speaker, demystifying mindfulness and bringing to the forefront the impact of modern-day busyness and its negative impacts on personal behaviours and efficiency.  Also some excellent tips and tools on how to bring mindfulness into the work environment particularly in regards to meetings!  Thank you Kerene!

Cushla Fitchett

Senior Finance Manager Projects and Financial Systems, ANZ

“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