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Partnership Story: AA Insurance

AA Insurance and BlueSkyMinds have partnered together since 2019 to offer a range of mindfulness based programmes to employees.


AA Insurance, are not only an award winning NZ General Insurer, they are also committed to growing their own talent - enhancing people's careers and improving performance by supporting the ongoing learning and development of every individual.

In 2019 AA Insurance was looking to compliment their employee wellbeing strategy with practical tools to empower people to manage pressure, stress and increase focus. It was important that any initiative would bring about lasting, long-term individual and organisational change, rather than being a “one off” initiative. The view taken was this will have an ongoing ripple effect, positively impacting customer interactions and team communication. 

AA Insurance were looking for a provider that could align offerings to their culture and wellbeing strategy, as well as ensure the programme was positive, transformational, empowering and offered practical support.

The Initiative:

In 2019 AA Insurance piloted two High Performing Minds 8 week programmes inviting middle level managers to attend. After receiving excellent results the following was implemented:

  • Regular "High Performing Minds" Programmes offered throughout the year.
  • Specialised training offered to Support Network Volunteers to help them in their roles in Mental Health First Aid, and supporting victims of domestic violence.
  • Ongoing online webinars and live mindfulness practice sessions offered as and when needed.

Company Bio

  • Company name: AA Insurance
  • Industry: General Insurance
  • Location: Auckland, Hamilton - New Zealand

AA Insurance has been offering general insurance to New Zealanders for over 25 years.

It’s such a pleasure to partner with BlueSkyMinds to support the wellbeing and performance of our people. The results speak for themselves. We have been so pleased with the results of the courses run to date and have seen a positive improvement in how our people respond under pressure, a significant reduction in self-reported stress levels, and an improvement in customer interactions and working relationships.
Erin Brearley
AAI Safety & Wellbeing Business Partner

The Impact Snapshot


Increase in Response Under Pressure


Increase in Personal Productivity


Reduction in Stress Levels

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