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4 05, 2020

Get ready to re-think things in May by Jo Hutchinson

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Change|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Get ready to re-think things in May by Jo Hutchinson

May brings an opportunity to re-think and change things up. We seek more freedom, movement and new adventures – in short, new experiences. How are you doing during these extraordinary weeks that have slipped into months?  The weeks of being in lockdown, from home-schooling, being on the front line, having COVID-19 or simply on a [...]

9 04, 2020

Leading and Living in Uncertainty … Develop your Intuition

By |Apr 9th, 2020|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Comments Off on Leading and Living in Uncertainty … Develop your Intuition

You're invited to my FREE Masterclass where you'll learn proven strategies to tap into your intuition to guide you in these times of great change and uncertainty. Imagine everything just falling into place. Flowing. From one thing to another. Effortless. Easy. Joyful. Imagine being calm, relaxed and happy regardless of what’s happening in the outer [...]

27 03, 2020

A Time to Re-Set

By |Mar 27th, 2020|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Comments Off on A Time to Re-Set

At A Standstill -  A Time to Re-Set By Jo Hutchinson The world stands still – hovering over the giant pause button as we adjust to this new reality.  Moving into these last few days of March, the global lockdown now sits around 25% of the world. That’s one in four people.  Something we’ve never [...]

3 02, 2020

What’s Up In February 2020 by Jo Hutchinson

By |Feb 3rd, 2020|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Comments Off on What’s Up In February 2020 by Jo Hutchinson

Where are we Now? January was the first month of your new decade.  It set the scene for a cracking year ahead.  The pace.  Where time feels like it has sped up.  Many have started the new year feeling exhausted, even after taking a break or having a holiday.  This is a sign that self-care [...]

14 01, 2020

2020 The Heart Leads the Way

By |Jan 14th, 2020|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Comments Off on 2020 The Heart Leads the Way

Here we are. In 2020.  A new year and a whole new decade where the heart leads the way. A year to journey within the self, to uncover hidden talents and abilities, and to step out with a renewed sense of purpose. A new you. A new version of you.  2020 is about perfecting our [...]

30 12, 2019

A Tribute to Whakaari/White Island

By |Dec 30th, 2019|Categories: Heartcentred, OnePeople, Personal Growth and Development|Tags: , |Comments Off on A Tribute to Whakaari/White Island

This short story is an excerpt from my book ‘Journeys of the Heart and Spirit’ written in 2015 and is shared to honour the brave souls who lost their lives on 9 December 2019 whilst visiting Whakaari/White Island. May we stand together as One people, united in our aroha and hearts, and may we find [...]

16 08, 2019

Are You Well? by Jo Hutchinson

By |Aug 16th, 2019|Categories: Leadership Matters, Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Are You Well? by Jo Hutchinson

What started out as a routine visit to my Doctor to check out my knee ended up being an unexpected wellbeing revelation.  About two months ago, I was walking swiftly to catch the ferry.  I glanced up to look to the harbour when unwittingly the front of my shoe stumbled on the uneven path where [...]

9 05, 2019

Are you Coachable?

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Comments Off on Are you Coachable?

What makes someone coachable?  In my experience, it’s the willingness to grow.  Coaching is not a comfortable journey – it is challenging, confronting, and life changing all at the same time.  Not everyone is up for it.  Breaking out of a comfort zone carries fears and beliefs that will be triggered and need to be [...]

8 03, 2019

‘Begin with the end in mind’

By |Mar 8th, 2019|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , |Comments Off on ‘Begin with the end in mind’

‘Begin with the end in mind’ is what bellowed in my head!  Of course, it made sense.  Everything had been leading to this moment - the phone call with an editor, the meeting with an artist, the daily writing practise. The term ‘begin with the end in mind’ is a principle from Stephen Coveys’ The [...]

11 12, 2018

A Powerful Tool to Complete 2018

By |Dec 11th, 2018|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Comments Off on A Powerful Tool to Complete 2018

Just 1 day ago I was talking to a client about Christmas holidays.  As we spoke, they had a light bulb moment when they mentally calculated that they had less than 2 weeks before going on holiday.  On the one hand they were excited about this and on the other, they felt the enormity of [...]

23 08, 2018

How to Turn Conflict into Your Greatest Leadership Capability

By |Aug 23rd, 2018|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Turn Conflict into Your Greatest Leadership Capability

It was a sleepless night. I wished I hadn’t read that email just before I turned my phone off to head to bed. All it did was fire up the burning issue, the yet to be resolved conflict with an electrical supplier. Like a light bulb, the electrical circuit of my brain lit up into [...]

9 05, 2018

Kintsugi – the Art of Transformation

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Tags: , |Comments Off on Kintsugi – the Art of Transformation

It started out as a random conversation. I was in a retail shop when one of the staff approached me to see if I needed some help.  We started chatting. She told me she had just become the store manager and was new to the role.  She was young and enthusiastic.  I could tell she [...]

9 05, 2018

The Shared Economy

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Shared Economy

It was the end of my work day and I needed a lift.  Embracing the shared economy, I opened the Uber app. It was 4.42pm when the Uber driver finally picked me up.  He’d been a good 10 minutes stuck in traffic trying to reach me said the Uber app, keeping me updated every moment.  [...]

8 02, 2018

Why Failure is a Key to Success

By |Feb 8th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, Leadership|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Why Failure is a Key to Success

by Joanne Hutchinson It was that time of the year.  Exam results were out.  I remembered the day when they were delivered in the mail and we anxiously awaited their arrival.  We had a long driveway, so it was an errand running up and down, triple checking the letterbox for that 1 letter. I had [...]

15 12, 2017

What are your Most Important Things?

By |Dec 15th, 2017|Categories: Great Spirit, Leadership, Leadership Matters, Personal Growth and Development|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What are your Most Important Things?

Endings prepare us for new beginnings.  The sun-sets on another year as Christmas lurks just around the corner.  This year more so than other years has flown by and I was glad back in August that I carved out some creative time to reflect on my most important things and get more focussed on my [...]

6 09, 2017

The Secret to Achieving your Goals – Formula for Change.

By |Sep 6th, 2017|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Secret to Achieving your Goals – Formula for Change.

By Joanne Hutchinson Last week I was speaking at a Women’s Leadership Summit and I had the opportunity to enjoy the speakers who went before me.  In one of the presentations, the Formula for Change was briefly touched on and I remembered this from many years earlier. It’s one of those models that is easy [...]

21 06, 2017

Winter Solstice – The Turning Point

By |Jun 21st, 2017|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Comments Off on Winter Solstice – The Turning Point

The fact that we’ve just passed the shortest day of the year and are now in winter in the Southern Hemisphere means we just passed a natural turning point - the solstice.  This is where the sun is at its lowest point relative to the equator and now the light slowly increases until it reaches [...]

30 03, 2017

Let Your Purpose Define You

By |Mar 30th, 2017|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Comments Off on Let Your Purpose Define You

I had the incredible pleasure to hear Dr Tererai Trent speak at the Worldwomen17 conference held in Auckland last weekend.  This event was the dream of Theresa Gattung and Barbara Gabler who wanted to create an event to inspire women to create meaningful change in the world. Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today's most [...]

2 03, 2017

20 Seconds of Insane Courage

By |Mar 2nd, 2017|Categories: Personal Growth and Development|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 20 Seconds of Insane Courage

Today, I was looking back in my archives and came across this article I wrote in 2009 about courage. I have just returned from a fabulous couple of weeks exploring the historic ruins of Greece. A last-minute change enabled me to fit in a one day tour of the three closest outer islands which was superb [...]

12 08, 2016

Leadership Matters – Survive or Thrive?

By |Aug 12th, 2016|Categories: Leadership Matters|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leadership Matters – Survive or Thrive?

No matter where we look – at work, at school, in our community, in our country, in politics, in sport or in our world, we see leadership in action in a myriad of ways.  Some of it is inspiring; some of it is corrupt and lacks integrity.  Whichever way you see it, leadership matters and [...]