Approach to Success
Why the need for change?
I have for some time been looking for a Maori Leader for whom I would be prepared to go into ‘battle’ with to deal with the many social, economic and cultural challenges that face our people. With little success, I have decided to become that very person.
An Olympic Approach
The Athens Olympic games were a brilliant and exciting
sporting event which saw many athletes rewarded for years of hard work and
training. Did these athletes achieve this on their own?
Some individuals may have but many had a network of support people to
ensure they were able to qualify and compete successfully.
This made me think, what if we were to give the same kind
of support and knowledge to assist our rangatahi/whanau, in overcoming the many
challenges they face. I propose
delivering a pilot scheme to work with our rangatahi/whanau based
around effective ‘life coaching’ techniques that are proven and time bound.
The scheme is to be implemented over the next four years.
Participants will be involved in a series of workshops to develop their
own goals and processes to overcome the challenges that they or members of their
My goal is to provide this pilot scheme free of charge to
participants who are interested in being involved in creating successful
processes and systems to enable Maori to flourish.
With 12 years
experience as a primary school teacher, I will share simple but effective ways
to encourage and promote more effective learning.
As a member of the Hurricanes Referee Development Squad, I
will share my knowledge and experience of staying fit and healthy.
My paper is based around this whole idea of being
more creative to ensure that our people have access to the same ‘life
coaching tools’ that make individuals in the business and sporting environments
About the presenter
Tena Koutou Katoa
Ko Te Arawa oku waka
Ko Tu hourangi, Tapu Ika oku hapu
Ko Rangiuru oku maunga
Ko Kaituna oku awa
No reira tena koutou katoa
I have 12 years teaching experience and was a teaching
principal for 6 years before being offered a position in 2003 with the NZRU and
WRFU as a Referee Education Officer.
I currently live in Masterton with my wife Sarah and two children Wi
Heketa and Georgia.
I am currently a member of the Hurricanes Referee Zone
Squad and have set a goal to be the first Maori Super 12 and NZRU Test Referee.
I look forward to being able to present an Olympic Approach to
Achieving Success For Maori.