Hi, I’m Tui

strengths coach, author, speaker, yoga teacher, marketer, wife, mummy, friend, daughter, beach lover. Like you, I wear many hats but none of these define me. Beneath all of them is ME, a melting pot of strengths, skills and support I bring to relationships in life and business.

My strengths lie in relating, activating, maximising potential and leading people to a place of true belonging and peak performance – just as I’ve done for myself.

At 21, I began my career. I’ve worked out of corporate towers and start-ups in portacoms, with CEOs of financial corporations and entrepreneurs. I’ve been recognised, led and nurtured by visionaries, and so learned to do this for others. 

My friends and family thought I was a “career woman”, another label that ill-defined me. At 31 I became a mother and so much more than my career. Boundaries were broken, my capacity expanded, my strengths sharpened, skills amplified.

I went back to work part time and began writing to make meaning out of how my corporate mind and maternal body were synchronising; how the whole was greater than the sum of parts; of who I am – who I’ve always been beneath the hats.

My words became a book, that book became a business, and that business a mission to give others permission to celebrate their true selves and become authentic leaders in life and work.

I wrote, I spoke, became a regular on TV, hosted workshops and retreats, giving, guiding, growing people – all the while growing myself. I trained as a yoga teacher, a CliftonStrengths® coach, a Danielle LaPorte Desire Map® facilitator. I was busy, but intentional; mindful of where I was heading, mindful of keeping well.

I am Tui. I value vitality and harmony, I want to feel strong, light and free.

I am Tui. I value independence and courage. I want to feel expressed.

I am Tui. I value relationship. I want to feel connected.

The yogic concept of sthira & sukha – steadiness & ease – is at my centre (and perhaps in my blood – my parents having first met at a meditation camp!). I know I can hold steady through painful times having lived through the shock and trauma of my daughters’ nanny dying suddenly and unexpectedly after being with us, second mum to my daughters, for 3 years.

I know how to navigate change, in life and in the workplace. I know pain, I know heartbreak, I know uncertainty, and I also know strength. I understand the resilience of the human psyche and body and how to overcome adversity, rise up and stand tall. 

We are complex beings who think we’re not enough. But there is strength in vulnerability, and beauty in the flaws. We are more than enough because we are all more than we know.

I am Tui. I understand people and I understand business. I am your friend, confidante, coach and guide, trained and proven to deliver transformation in leadership and life.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 15 years corporate experience (BCom, GradDip)
  • 15 years yoga practice
  • Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher RYT500
  • GALLUP certified CliftonStrengths® coach
  • Licensed Danielle LaPorte Desire Map® facilitator
  • Author ‘Dear Mummy, You’re Important Too’
  • Founder of Dear Mummy
  • TV3 parenting and mindfulness commentator (The Café)

What you see is what you get. When you engage me, you get all of me.

These are my business values and my promise to you:

I’m trained in multiple wellbeing and performance leadership disciplines. I can offer any single one, though the beauty of working with me is I naturally layer these for a more meaningful discovery and lasting change.

 

GALLUP CliftonStrengths®

I use and am qualified to coach with GALLUP’S CliftonStrengths assessment, which is renowned for bringing clarity to who you are, and what you naturally do best. It’s about building strengths not overcoming weakness; it’s positive, practical and the most personalised personality assessment I’ve ever encountered. Over 19 million people worldwide have used this assessment and coaching method to lead authentically and live their best life.


I lead with the strengths: Relator, Maximiser, Harmony, Positivity, Responsibility

 

Desire Mapping®

I’m a licensed facilitator of Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map curriculum:  a tool for more holistic, heart-centered living. The Desire Map book has sold over 150,000 copies and it has helped people all over the world identify their Core Desired Feelings™ and use that clarity to design the lives they want to live.


My core desired feelings are: Strong, Light, Free, Expressed, Connected

 

Yoga & Meditation

I’m a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher (RYT500) – this means I have 500+ hours of yoga teacher training under my belt, having taught in Auckland, NZ at Jaya Yoga, Golden Yogi, lulu lemon and privately. My philosophy is that yoga is for everyone and every body, no matter age, shape, or flexibility. It is a way to access true presence, to release tension, to quiet the mind so you can hear the whispers of your own heart, supporting you to live and lead authentically.

 

Dear Mummy

The foundational Dear Mummy principle is you have to be selfish to be selfless. Since founding this business in 2016 I’ve developed a toolkit of techniques and teachings, used in several events, retreats and one-on-one, which I use now not only for mums, dads and carers, but for everyone. After all, this notion applies to all humanity:

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete”

What others are saying about Tui

“She is extraordinarily gifted.

“Tui worked with me over several months to introduce me to meditation and life skills management.  The program was well structured and thorough.  The delivery was exceptional.  Tui spent hours with me gently guiding me, and during that time I came to know Tui as a highly skilled, sincere, caring and empathetic practitioner and life coach.  I came away feeling confident in using the learnings in my daily life and the knowledge that at any time I could reconnect with Tui for further coaching.  I am already reaping the rewards on my investment in Tui and her teachings.  She is extraordinarily gifted.”

– Mark Gray, husband, father, business owner

“Tui has a wealth of expertise…

“I first met Tui when she attended my Yoga Teacher Training. What I perceived from her was an existing level of knowledge and understanding around mindfulness and wellbeing, which shined through in her teaching straight away. Tui has a wealth of expertise: from yoga, to women’s wellbeing, to lifestyle support, she has so much to offer. Tui’s ability to bring accessibility to the practices of yoga means that anyone, of any level of capability will be made to feel nourished and supported under her guidance. Having been in the industry for over 15 years, I recognize a natural ability to act intuitively with students whilst providing them a space of healing, and Tui is full of this gift.”

– Jennifer Allen, founder JayaYoga

“She is an activator of others, with magnetism as a leader and coach.

“Tui’s greatest gift is her wisdom, compassion and understanding of people, especially mums. She is also inspirational as she made her dream a reality which is no mean feat, and this gives her credibility as an activator of others, and magnetism as a leader and coach. I recommend her to all my clients.”

– Jojo Hogan, founder Slow Postpartum

Hi, I’m Tui

and I help people to show up, stand tall, be seen.

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