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)