Presentations and Speakers at Focus on Women Expo

Come along and listen to a great line-up of speakers, covering a wide range of topics. Your door fee includes access to all presentations.

 

SATURDAY PRESENTATIONS

Time Presentation Speaker
10.30-11.00am

Seaweed – superfood for your skin and body.

VOYA
Karen Hind

Seaweed has been used for over 300 years as a therapy for a variety of skin and rheumatic conditions. Learn how the amazing properties of seaweed can benefit you and improve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, cellulite and other skin irritations. Seaweed is also proven anti-ageing and a powerful anti-oxidant, it re-mineralises the body and balances metabolism, whilst promoting overall wellbeing.
11.00-11.30am

Improve your presence on Instagram.

Ace the Gram
Natasha Meys + Vivien Conway

Tash and Viv are co-founders of the wildly successful Ace the Gram which specialises in Instagram consulting and online courses. A few years ago, websites were ‘nice to have’, now they’re essential for every business. Facebook has followed this trend and Instagram will be next. If you don’t know where to start with Instagram, or want to improve your presence, make sure you attend the presentation by Tash and Viv from Ace the Gram.
11.30am-12.30pm

Q & A
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NAYLIN APPANNA WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTRE
Dr Naylin Apanna

SKIN DERMATOLOGY INSTITUTE + PORCELAIN SKIN
Dr Anuya Deshpande

Dr Naylin Appanna is a gynaecologist and advanced specialist laparoscopic surgeon performing hysterectomies and laparoscopic pelvic floor reconstruction. He also manages patients with menopause issues, abnormal uterine bleeding, polycystic ovary syndrome and works closely with endometriosis support groups.

Dr Anuya Deshpande has teamed up with the Skin Dermatology Institute and Porcelain Skin to offer phlebology (varicose vein treatment), cosmetic medicine, dermatology and skin cancer services.

As a doctor, Anuya loves getting to the bottom of problems that have bothered people for a long time, and as a woman she knows how looking good helps her patients to feel great. Her philosophy in cosmetic medicine is to restore balance to the face to achieve natural results.

12.30-1.00pm

Three easy and tasty vegan salads.

V on Wheels
Mila Arena

V on Wheels is the first vegan meal delivery service in NZ, offering handcrafted, ready-to-eat meals. Mila will prepare three different salads to show everyone how easy it is to whip up quick and tasty meal options.
1.00-1.30pm

The basics of making kombucha at home.

Good Buzz Kombucha
Amber Campbell

Alex and Amber Campbell created Good Buzz Kombucha out of a desire to see a functional beverage in the market place. Their product is now found in cafés, bars, health food shops, gyms, yoga studios and supermarkets throughout New Zealand.

Amber will teach you the basics of making kombucha at home in a quick and simple demonstration. You’ll also receive a step-by-step instructional handout.

1.30-2.00pm

Journaling and how it can reflect and shape your world.

Annaliese Arnold

Mindful Mummas

Annaliese talks to us about the power of journaling and how it can reflect and shape your world.
2.00-2.30pm

The relationship women typically have with money and how this may be hindering their financial progress.

Enable Me
Alisha Brady

Alisha is the franchise owner of enableMe Bay of Plenty. enableMe was established 10 years ago by Hannah McQueen who patented a mortgage optimisation formula and tailored programmes to help New Zealanders be in control of their money, get out of debt faster, grow their wealth quicker and be retirement ready sooner.

Alisha will talk about the relationship females may typically have with money and how this may be hindering their financial progress.

2.30-3.00pm

The misconceptions and benefits of hemp.

NZ Hemp Brokers
Chris Woodney

Hemp is a truly sustainable crop that can restore polluted soils (remedial organics), prevent deforestation, absorb CO2and much more. Chris Woodney breaks down the misconceptions and benefits of hemp, and shares his passion for hemp’s time-honoured agricultural tradition and the positive difference it can make as a sustainable farming crop, nutrient-rich food source and highly versatile fibre for construction, clothing and other textiles.

 

SUNDAY PRESENTATIONS

Time Presentation Speaker
10.30-11.00am
It isn’t too late to stop existing and start living again.
Kymberley Carter-Paige
Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapist

As a rapid transformational hypnotherapist, Kymberley Carter-Paige specialises in helping you to change the neuropathways in your brain to remove blockages from living the life of your dreams and to help make you happier.

Mid-life is often the time when we re-evaluate who we are, where we are going and what we want to be. We’re often concerned that time has passed us by and often feel trapped in our circumstances. Maybe we feel we’re too old to start a dream career, own our own business or find a new partner. Or, maybe it’s just easier to ignore our emotions and have a couple of glasses of wine! It isn’t too late to stop existing and start living again – Kymberley shows you how.

11.00-11.30am
The misconceptions and benefits of hemp.
NZ Hemp Brokers
Chris Woodney
Hemp is a truly sustainable crop that can restore polluted soils (remedial organics), prevent deforestation, absorb CO2 and much more. Chris Woodney breaks down the misconceptions and benefits of hemp, and shares his passion for hemp’s time-honoured agricultural tradition and the positive difference it can make as a sustainable farming crop, nutrient-rich food source and highly versatile fibre for construction, clothing and other textiles.
11.30am-12.00pm
Do you feel stuck or have you lost your mojo and need to find your spark?
The Fierce Female Force
Joyce van der Lely
Joyce van der Lely provides mindset coaching and creative business strategies for multi-passionate women who feel stuck, have lost their mojo and need to find their spark. Joyce weaves creative exercises and unique approaches into her programmes to mentor women to rise up again, unleash their Fire (feminine energy) and Find their Force, so they can create an independent business and life with freedom and fun.
12.00-12.30pm
Practical mindful parenting techniques that reduce stress and improve family relationships.
Mindful Mummas NZ
Annaliese Arnold

Annaliese’s mission is to connect with and inspire women to share this message, through the teaching of mindfulness and self-care practices, restoring the imbalance many women have and reconnecting them with their true path.

Mindful Parenting – Finding Calm Amongst the Chaos. Parenting is often stressful and it’s difficult to prioritise our own self-care needs in amongst family life. If this sounds a little too familiar, then this is the perfect talk for you.

Mindful parenting helps us to tune in and parent from a place of connection, communication and compassion. Annaliese will share her experience as a mother to three young children and the impact mindfulness has had in her life.

12.30-1.00pm
Practical tips and tricks for communicating with conviction and boosting self-confidence.
Tide Studio
Laura Tuck

Do you ever feel your voice isn’t being heard in the workplace? The disparity in how we communicate can make things challenging for women looking to get ahead in their careers, especially in workplaces dominated by men. The good news? It’s 2018. Women have power, but why are we apologising for it rather than using it to our advantage? During this presentation we’ll explore some of the language habits that negatively affect the way we communicate, and talk through some practical tips and tricks for communicating with conviction and boosting self-confidence.

Tide Studio is a communications powerhouse specialising in copywriting, PR and content creation across a wide range of industries. The face behind Tide is Laura Tuck, who’s spent a number of years in New Zealand and Australia helping brands tell their stories through a powerful combination of words and strategy.

1.00-1.30pm
Session of Laughter Yoga.
LOL Laughter Wellness
Trish Baars

Laughter really IS the best medicine and, besides being free, triggers the release of the feel-good hormones dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins, all of which are freely available from our own inner cellular pharmacy. It also decreases the levels of stress hormones adrenalin and cortisol, and thereby helps with depression and anxiety.
Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. It is the conscious act of laughing without relying on humour, jokes or comedy. Science has proved that the body cannot differentiate between real and fake laughter and, in most cases, this soon leads to real and contagious laughter when surrounded by others who are laughing.

Laughter Yoga is the only technique that allows adults to achieve sustained hearty laughter without involving cognitive thought. It bypasses the intellectual systems that normally act as a brake on natural laughter.

1.30-2.00pm
How mindfulness and self-compassion are skills that can be learned by anyone, and enable one to “breathe underwater”, when life feels overwhelming.
Dr Anna Friis
Health Psychologist
Anna understands stress and its negative effects at a personal, professional and academic level. She is a regular speaker on the power of mindfulness and self-compassion to increase resilience and happiness, blending scientific evidence with real world examples and practical tools for daily life. Anna has a Ph.D in health psychology and is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

Self-compassion is emerging as a balm for many modern day ailments, arising out of scientific studies into the health benefits associated with mindfulness. Not only does self-compassion increase emotional resilience but also protects against the negative effects of stress on wellbeing and physical health.

2.00-2.30pm
How to turn your limiting beliefs into limitless beliefs.
Hayat Coaching
Hayat Berkaoui

Emotional wellness is a very important aspect of Hayat’s life. She’s been on both sides of the spectrum – from unfulfilled and unhappy to finding out what gives her joy and how to incorporate this into her working and daily life.

No matter how successful we are in our lives or careers, we all deal with limiting beliefs. What story are you telling yourself? Hayat wants to make you aware of how you can turn limiting beliefs into limitless beliefs. It’s all in the mind.

2.30-3.00pm
Reconnect with your purpose and find your inner sparkle.
Smile from the Inside
Kerry Louise Liddell
What do you dream of? More family time? A nicer home? Extended vacations? Better health? Paying off debt? Financial security? Kerry has created a tribe, a community of incredible individuals globally, focusing on supporting others to reconnect with their purpose and find their inner sparkle.

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