Being courageous and ‘Daring to Lead’

I recently completed the Dare to Lead program offered by Boma in New Zealand and created after years of research by my fave social worker – Brene Brown. https://nz.boma.global/dare-to-lead What a wonderful few days it was! Learning to remove my armour, enter the...

Becoming Maori. Becoming whole.

What an incredible journey! One that I am totally loving every minute of. Past I’ve been a Social Worker in Aotearoa now for around ten years. During my studies, I learned about the Treaty of Waitangi and so forth. Most of that journey has been as the Pakeha I...

Just be’

Take some time out I sit marveling at the glorious weather today knowing all to well that we just have to make the most of each beautiful sunshiny day at this time of the year! The birds are chirping, the waves are crashing and everybody seems much happier when the...

Professional External Supervision

What a gift it is! I really wish more organisations could afford it and be supported to provide it. How can we make it more affordable? More attainable? How can we learn more from colleagues across the country and further enhance the mahi of social work and similar...

Professional external social work supervision – what a gift!

Lately, I have been pondering (yes, more often than usual!) the incredible gift the opportunity of external supervision can bring to those lucky enough to be part of a partnership that explores professional practice. What a glorious gift! To come and quietly sit with...

Restorative, holistic professional Supervision

I believe Supervision has room for expansion. The frameworks we currently have are fantastic and much mahi/work has gone into their creation and I respect that deeply but, let’s stretch it a little further to really honour the person sitting before us during the...