Here's what happens at Wellbeing Deck Meetups
Meetups are 60-minute virtual events where we get to meet each other and learn from each other. So you're always meeting new people who adopt and use The Wellbeing Deck.
At each Meetup, we invite a guest leader to present their wellbeing story, insights and lessons with us all.
Wellbeing Deck Meetups are not Wellbeing Deck coaching calls or designed to teach you how to use The Wellbeing Deck.
Bring your cards along to our Meetups! We always play with The Wellbeing Deck in each Meetup!
2023 Virtual Meetups
Register for the Wellbeing Deck Meetups you'd like to attend below. If you can't make the live Meetup, we'll share the recording with everyone who registers.
Your Meetup Host
Tamara Buckland | Wellbeing Deck Designer & Bloom Chief Visionary Officer
Tamara is the Chief Visionary Officer at BloomHQ. She’s a big advocate for bold honesty in the workplace and believes in the power of ‘saying the hard thing’ to create better outcomes. Tamara loves to challenge organisations to find new ways to centre employee needs and improve overall wellbeing. She applies that same focus to the future of BloomHQ, creating a business that grows in line with our values. She’s always on the lookout for innovative new trends, collaborative partners and a community to grow connections with.
Read more about Tamara here
Catch up on what you missed out at our Wellbeing Deck Meetups.
Tim Corbett – CEO, John Kirwan Foundation
Tim Corbett is the CEO of the John Kirwan Foundation that delivers Mitey, a mental health education initiative into primary schools to ensure schools have the resources and support they need to equip our tamariki with the ability to safeguard and nurture their own mental wellbeing and those around them.
Tim has a diverse background in health, business and social impact, he is also on the Board of Women in Sport Aotearoa and a recent Grandad.
Married to Catherine, they have raised 5 children together and are now racing towards empty nest status.
Tuihana Ohia, Founder, Woo Wellbeing Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Te Arawa, Ngāi Pāk, & Rae MacDonald, Culture Navigator, RaeMac Training.
Tuihana – seamlessly navigates all sectors of business and communities, working among diverse range organisations both Māori and mainstream, community and corporate. Recognised as one of Aotearoa’s leading wellbeing practitioner she has won several awards for her work, notably with the launch of Manaaki Peer to Peer Support initiatives in Vodafone and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s wellbeing programme Tau Ora.
Rae – "Last year, I couldn’t have been more excited for my pre-Xmas delivery… It was 20 Wellbeing Decks. I had started working with a client that wanted their staff to know how valued they are. I had six workshops booked in before Xmas and was rearing to go. Upon talking to them, I got the feeling that the staff actually needed to give themselves permission to undertake self-care. They needed to value themselves and be in the right space before we started working on team building and company business – I thought that The Wellbeing Deck would be the perfect tool for this. And it was!"
Dr Joanna Sinclair, Senior Medical Officer Wellbeing Lead at Counties Manukau Health
Dr Jo Sinclair is an Anaesthetist with a career-long interest in doctors’ health and wellbeing. Since early 2020 she has been the Senior Medical Officer Wellbeing Lead at Counties Manukau Health, working with the Organisational Development Team, and is now one of two Interim Clinical Leads for Employee Wellbeing with Te Whatu Ora. She works to improve the wellbeing of healthcare workers at an organisational level, and leads several hospital-wide initiatives such as Schwartz Rounds, Stress First Aid and The Well-Being Index.
Jo has undertaken additional training in coaching and mentoring, critical incident stress management, and communication. She recently formed a small business with three medical colleagues, running wellbeing retreats for doctors, called Thriving in Medicine. Life outside of work is no less busy, with two active teens, two retired greyhounds and a long-suffering husband who is also a doctor.