OUR TEAM

We have a team of passionate trainers nationwide as well as aligned partners around the world. This allows us to deliver a global consistent offering across your international workforce.

Our facilitators have all completed a rigorous 12 month globally recognised mindfulness teacher training pathway through MTIA. This comprehensive pathway and ongoing framework sets us apart from many other providers in the industry. Not only are our facilitators trained to work with a full range of mental health conditions, we deliver globally recognised evidence-based curriculum in a way that aligns to the business environment.  

Every teacher also has at least 10 years of personal practice, attends regular teacher lead retreats, and has ongoing mindfulness teaching supervision to ensure they adhere to global mindfulness teaching standards.

DEBBIE SCHULTZ
Founder
DEBBIE SCHULTZ

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 has worked across a range of industries and organisations including delivering mindfulness programmes to doctors, nurses and non-clinical staff at middlemore hospital.

Debbie is a MBSR and MBCT registered Mindfulness teacher through Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI). She has a Commerce degree and a postgraduate diploma in Business Management. She is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) consultant.

RACHAEL LA PINE
Business Operations Manager
RACHAEL LA PINE

Rachael is our Programme, Marketing and Business Operations Lead, managing the successful delivery of a wide portfolio of projects across BlueSkyMinds. Prior to joining BlueSkyMinds she worked as a Project Coordinator for an Educational company in London. She was responsible for coordinating programs, planning and delivering events with schools across the UK, as well as managing the company’s publication sales. She has extensive experience in account management from previous work in the retail sales industry. Rachael holds a degree in Political Studies & Media with a background in Psychology from The University of Auckland. She was also a volunteer crisis counsellor for Lifeline Aotearoa.

JAN HAWORTH
Facilitator
JAN HAWORTH

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 Manukau 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 SPIGEL
Facilitator
BETSY SPIGEL

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, team building 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 MAY
Facilitator
DIANNE MAY

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.

EVE RUDKIN
Facilitator
EVE RUDKIN

Eve is a dedicated mindfulness teacher, working in organisations and running private group sessions. She is registered to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by the Mindfulness Training Institute Australia-NZ. Eve has an honours degree in Psychology, where she specialised in mindfulness research.

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