September 23, 2017

About Us

Debbie’s career has allowed her to work with many different organisations and business cultures, where she saw workplaces becoming busier, faster, and more complex.

She recognised that the ability to manage our own minds in these environments is absolutely critical to our ability to perform, lead, connect, inspire and deliver.

Based on that belief Debbie founded BlueSkyMinds in 2016 to facilitate evidence-based organisational mindfulness programmes that deliver measurable individual and business benefits.

She now has a team of passionate people partnering with her.


As a leader in the field of organisation development, consulting and coaching, Debbie has been supporting individual and organisational growth for over 15 years.

Debbie is one of a very few organisational development leaders in New Zealand who is also a trained mindfulness teacher through MTI. She has a well-established mindfulness practice, attends regular teacher lead intensives, and has ongoing mindfulness supervision.

She is also one of the teachers delivering mindfulness programmes to doctors, nurses and non-clinical staff at Middlemore hospital.

In her previous role, as Head of Client Partnerships Australasia for a global HR software company Fuel50, she helped companies such as Z Energy, Frucor, IAG, Westpac and Coca-Cola deliver wide scale employee engagement programmes to graduates, employees, and leaders.

Debbie has a Commerce degree and a post graduate diploma in Business Management. She is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) consultant.


Jan first came to mindfulness when undergoing treatment for cancer. She was offered mindfulness as a tool for coping with the physical, emotional and psychological pain that comes with a serious illness. Jan soon found the benefits of mindfulness extended way beyond simply a coping strategy, and found it so transformative across her life she was inspired to become a teacher and share mindfulness with others.

Jan received her training in evidence-based Mindfulness Based Interventions through the highly rigorous training pathway of the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australasia (MTIA).

Alongside her work in organisations with BlueSkyMinds, Jan provides courses to staff in hospitals across Counties Manakau District Health Board, and runs MBSR courses for the general public.

Jan has a degree in psychology, and also has extensive knowledge and qualifications in holistic nutrition, health coaching, positive psychology and preventive health. She does her best to bring a down-to-earth and approachable attitude to her courses, making them engaging and accessible to all.


Lotty is a forward thinker in New Zealand in the field Change Management and Leadership with nearly 20 years’ experience leading and coaching people through large scale change and transformation programme. During her career Lotty has led and built many high performing teams - most recently as ‘Head of Strategic Change and Transformation’ for Bank of New Zealand.

7 years ago Lotty discovered Mindfulness to help her manage some ongoing chronic pain - it did indeed help her manage the pain but she found the benefits much further reaching than she had ever expected.

Lotty now works as an independent consultant helping companies and individuals lead and navigate themselves through change using a combination of her hands on experience as a leader and change expert, along with mindfulness techniques and even some yoga philosophy. As well as being a qualified Yoga teacher, Lotty is also currently on her MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teaching pathway and partners with BlueSkyMinds to deliver their specialised corporate Mindfulness programmes.