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Thrive - Inspiring Women

Gina shares inspiring stories of women who are making a real difference to the world around them. She aims to celebrate women doing amazing work, often behind the scenes, to transform people’s lives and create a positive impact upon society.

Gina McKenzie is a communications director who is passionate about the power of positive story telling. Her communications and public relations consultancy, Real Communications, focuses on creating real change through positive communications.
She also runs two free networking groups that connect positive people and inspire them to achieve their goals. “Connect, Collaborate, Caffeinate” is a monthly networking group for local business owners to connect over complimentary coffee while learning from a guest speaker and “Thrive” is a quarterly networking group with complimentary tapas which aims to connect inspirational women who are passionate about supporting and motivating each other.

For more information you can visit Gina’s website – www.realcommunications.co.nz and Facebook page

Thrive-Inspiring women is broadcast every Wednesday at 11am and repeated the following Thursday at 4:30pm

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Thrive - Inspiring Women-18-09-2019 - Tray Mortensen – Holistic Healthcare Practitioner
Overcoming her own health issues led Tray Mortensen to set up Tray Wellness; a holistic healthcare practice. We’ll learn more about Tray’s journey and how we can create sustained improvements in our wellbeing.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-11-09-2019 - Clare Giffard – Entrepreneur
Connecting people and creating communities drives entrepreneur and café owner Clare Giffard. Learn how she keeps people at the heart of everything she does while running two successful cafes.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-04-09-2019 - Jo Bailey – Uniting Canterbury
In July, Uniting Canterbury Women hosted over 600 women at its inaugural event designed to bring women of all backgrounds together. Founder Jo Bailey tells us why she created this space for women, and we’ll learn about the group’s plans for the future.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-28-08-2019 - Kyla Kuzniarski – Artist and Designer
Bringing joy to people through art and design inspires Kyla Kuzniarski of Kyla K Design. Find out how Kyla’s authenticity and positivity inspires her art and design.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-21-08-2019 - Becky Crystal – Brazilian Beatz dance studio
A chance meeting with a touring Brazilian dance group changed Becky Crystal’s life after she fell in love with a new style of Brazilian dance. She shares her story of moving to Brazil to dance and then travelling around the world as a professional dancer before starting Brazilian Beatz dance studio in Christchurch.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-14-08-2019 - Lorraine Heffernan – Energise Health and Fitness.
Focusing on the “why” behind fitness goals and creating personalised exercise programs has helped Energize Health and Fitness founder Lorraine Heffernan create a community-focused fitness centre.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-07-08-2019 - Shirley Cairns – Kaiapoi Food Forest Co-founder.
Bringing back the skills of gardening and working with others inspires Kaiapoi Food Forest co-founder Shirley Cairns. Together with trustees and volunteers, Shirley has turned 1.5 acres of red-zoned Kaiapoi land into a thriving food forest.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-31-07-2019 - Cathy Bouma – Tuahiwi Botanicals.
How can you turn a hobby into a thriving business? Herbalist Cathy Bouma will share how she turned her passion for herbs into a boutique business.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-24-07-2019 - Hannah McKnight –Communications Consultant.
Business for good has soared in popularity but what does it really look like? Communications consultant Hannah McKnight shares her story with us and gives us an insight into how she incorporates this philosophy into her business.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-17-07-2019 - Juliette Capaldi– Photographer
How do you capture the true essence of people through photography? Award-winning photographer Juliette Capaldi shares some of her secrets for creating the perfect photograph with us.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-10-07-2019 - Jann Meehan– Bakery owner and business
Overcoming challenges in her family’s bakery business led former accountant Jann Meehan down an interesting path to becoming a business coach. Find out how she turned challenges into opportunities for growth.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-03-07-2019 - Rebecca Hodges– NAWIC Canterbury
More women than ever are joining New Zealand’s construction industry. National Association of Women in Construction Canterbury Chair Rebecca Hodges tells us what her organisation is doing to ensure that women enjoy a thriving career in construction.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-26-06-2019 - Emma Courtney – Dentist and Personal
What do dentistry and personal training have in common? More than you may think. Dentist and personal trainer Emma Courtney shares her story and shows us how two different professions can complement each other.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-19-06-2019 - Melinda Collins - Metropol editor
A passion for sharing people’s stories drives Metropol editor Melinda Collins to uncover the unique aspects of each person she interviews. Find out where she gets her inspiration from as she shares some of her most memorable stories with us.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-12-06-2019 - Alison Hood – Leadership and Team Development Coach
What is emotional intelligence and how can it help you be your best? Leadership and team development coach Alison Hood will share her tips on how to tap into emotional intelligence for a successful life.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-05-06-2019 - Carol Chessum – Breakthrough Coach and Author
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Breakthrough coach and author Carol Chessum will share her transformational journey with us today. We’ll learn how to move forward and have the life we want.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-29-05-2019 - Anita Jackson – Life Coach
Does your self-confidence need a boost? Find out how to build your confidence levels with life coach Anita Jackson. Anita will share her story with us and provide practical advice for developing authentic confidence.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-22-05-2019 - Camia Young OHU founding partner
Can we create a property development structure which puts the local community at its heart? OHU founding partner Carmia Young and her team have done just that with their holistic approach to delivering high quality urban developments with heart.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-15-05-2019 - Darlene Mathieson - Traction Business Acceleration
What do car racing and marketing have in common? Find out more when I interview entrepreneur and motorsport champion Darlene Mathieson of Traction Business Acceleration.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-08-05-2019 - Lorraine Taylor - Be Brand You
How important is it to develop your own personal brand? Coach author and speaker Lorraine Talyor, believes that in a global world being able to develop your unique brand is the key to living your best life.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-01-05-2019 - Bronwyn Sheehan - Business Support
Sometimes the process of hitting the reset button on your own life can open up new opportunities. Learn more about Bronwyn Sheehan's journey and how she transformed her personal learnings into a new business.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-24-04-2019 - Kirsty Martin – Farm Environment Consultant
More women than ever are working in senior roles in the agricultural sector. Kirsty Martin of Dairy Farm Management Services is using expertise gained from her PhD in agricultural science to try and reduce nitrate leaching on farms.
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Thrive - Inspiring Women-24-04-2019 - Kirsty Martin - Farm Environment Consultant
More women than ever are working in senior roles in the agricultural sector. Kirsty Martin of Dairy Farm Management Services is using expertise gained from her PhD in agriculture science to try and reduce nitrate leaching on farms.
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