September 23, 2017

About Us

BlueSkyMinds have a passionate team of people across New Zealand, as well as partners in the UK and Australia.

All of our Mindfulness facilitators have undergone a rigorous globally recognised 12-month teaching training pathway.


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.


Betsy is an organisation development consultant and facilitator who specialises in mindfulness training and coaching. Her emphasis is on sharing mindfulness practices that develop self-awareness and focus, cultivate resilience and wellbeing, and enhance relationships.

She runs regular courses for the general public as well as offering in-house programmes for organisations.

Betsy’s approach is informed by ongoing advances in neuroscience, the field of positive psychology, and strengths-based methodologies such as Appreciative Inquiry. She combines this knowledge with her experience facilitating leadership development, teambuilding and strategic planning workshops, to offer training that engage and inspire participants to bring out the best in themselves and others.

Betsy is a registered Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Trainer through the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand


Dianne is recognized as a Senior Mindfulness Based Teacher in New Zealand, being one of the earliest teachers to offer the 8 week MBSR programme in Auckland, and has been providing Mindfulness Based programmes for the past 16 years.

She is the NZ Co-director of Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI) - Australia & New Zealand and is involved in supervising mindfulness teachers on their mindfulness teacher training pathway.

Over the past 17 years Dianne has undertaken a number of intensive MBSR trainings with Jim Carmody, and in 2009 attended the Sydney health professionals training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli.