The Engine Business Forum “Workplace Wellness”

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The Engine Business Forum 2022
Workplace Wellness 

“Immerse yourself in wellness topics critical to success in business.

A happy team increases productivity, builds great culture and retains good people”

Keynote Speakers


Now more than ever Business Owners are focusing on creating a culture of wellness for themselves and their workplace. Because, a happy team increases productivity, builds great culture and retains good people.

To help empower you and your business, The Engine and our sponsors Alley Estate and Wine Time have pulled together a staring line up of speakers to address this topic and share valuable insights.

This Forum will give you access to insights, have your identifying the areas of wellness required in your business and how to make them infinitely stronger. Our empowering speakers will push you to put the wellness back into your business while teaching you to inspire your employees along the way to achieve their own personal wellness.

With 6 action packed hours this event is not to be missed.

Your ticket includes a light breakfast, morning tea, buffet lunch, and a goodie bag. The value you receive is through the roof!

Book now to hear our incredible speakers.

You owe it to yourself and your business to invest in your workplace wellness.

Main Sponsors

Meet Lopstream – Who will be recording the event


Livestream and event recording specialists 

We are very excited to have the Lopstream team recording our event.

They bring a high standard of excellence and cutting edge to all that they do and we look forward to the final result. 

Check out, in their own words, more about what they do below: 

“Heard of live streaming? That’s basically what we do – but we take it to a whole different level.  Think multiple cameras, on-screen branding, animated titles, extra video played into the stream, sponsor ads, background music and pro-level audio – and you’re getting a good idea what we’re capable of. You heard the the quote ” Strike while the iron is hot” with livestreaming you enjoy it today, not tomorrow.” – Lopstream 

We also give our thanks to Allely Estate Vendors for their contribution

Meet our Keynote Speakers

Tony Alexander 

Leading Economist

Just as we were looking forward to a post-Covid surge in economic activity, along comes Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Commodity prices have soared, confidence levels have declined, and the multi-decade shift towards greater internationalisation of the world economy may have come to an end.

How is New Zealand placed to handle the changes lying ahead?

The cost of living is soaring and interest rates rising. But this is not the 1970s and a wage-price spiral eventually requiring the Reserve Bank to create a deep recession to get inflation under control is not likely.

Businesses are struggling to find labour and materials. These problems are likely to persists all through 2022 into 2023, with a likely loss of young people to Australia causing staffing problems to worsen for a few more years.

Looking forward to sharing my insights on the above with you all.

You can also check out my weekly column for OneRoof in the NZ Herald.

Charlotte Lockhart 

4 Day Week Global

Charlotte Lockhart is a business advocate, investor, and philanthropist with more than 25 years’ experience in multiple industries locally and overseas.

As founder and managing director for the 4 Day Week Global campaign she works promoting internationally the benefits of a productivity-focused and reduced-hour workplace. Through this, she is on the board of the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University and the advisory boards of the US campaign and the Ireland campaign for the 4 Day Week.

Since a diagnosis with Stage 4 breast cancer, Charlotte has become very focused on changing the way we work today to a better, more inclusive experience for everyone.

In their spare time Charlotte and Andrew enjoy working in their vineyard business on Waiheke and spending time with family.

Christine Rankin

Organised Chaos

Christine Rankin started life in the little town of Blackball on the West Coast of the South Island where her father was a coal miner. Her childhood was very challenging to say the least. At 25 she found herself on DPB with two small boys.

From Beneficiary to Temporary Clerk in the Department of Social Welfare, against all odds, she went on to have a glittering career achieving many firsts in the Public Sector. She became CEO of Work and Income NZ in 1998 only to see this career take a death defying crash in 1999.

Her story of that time is she says “not only a shocking story but a travesty” and one that made her for a long period of time- The most hated woman in New Zealand. Despite nationwide controversy regarding her short skirts and big earrings Christine won the Best Dressed woman in NZ in 2001 and was a runner up in 2006. Christine has gone on to rebuild her life and her career which includes Radio and Television commentating including a radio talk show with Radio Live.

She has been the CEO of several organisations and Director of The Transformational Leadership Company, in partnership with her son Matthew. Christine has also had a career in local Government, and is currently the Deputy Mayor of Taupo and a member of the Lakes District Health Board. She has also had a very successful career as a public speaker for the past 20 years.

Monica Moore

Organised Chaos

Monica Moore is a dynamic award-winning international speaker, award-winning author and a coach. She is experienced in digital and live presentations.

Known as ‘‘The Communication Evolutionist’ she engages sensitively with her target audiences through tailored keynotes and presentations specialising in communication, decision making, company culture and innovation. She has a special interest and notable success empowering women.

Her approach is comedic, infused with important and inspirational messages, ensuring that audiences leave with tips and tools to enable them to personally evolve in the areas they seek.

Monica is the current President of the Professional Speakers Association of New Zealand. She is an accredited member and an Associate of the Trinity College in London for Communication (Distinction). She is also the recipient of the Fast Track Speakers Scholarship (2020) and the Brightstar Speaker of the Year (2021).

Julia Grace

Organised Chaos

Julia Grace is an international keynote speaker and Tui award winning singer-songwriter, with a strong background in Health Education. Using a unique blend of Science, Story and Song, Julia shares her personal journey with depression and anxiety to encourage audiences to Be Kind to their Minds.

Tackling a heavy topic with a lighter touch, she specialises in practical tools and language around mental health that anyone can use. Audiences laugh, cry and learn with this unique communicator.

Julia’s keynotes and workshops are focussed around using her ‘Grab-Able words’ to develop a Mental Wellness first-aid plan for your business, team or family. Themes include:

The Wobbly Point: Planning for the Tough Stuff

Make a Big Scene, and Carry On: Positive Communication

Happy Hobbies: Creating Calming Brain Breaks

One Degree of Change: Small Steps towards Wellbeing

Julia is the current Vice President of the Professional Speakers Association of New Zealand and Founder of the Juliagrace Charitable Trust, a Mental Wellness educational initiative.

Meet your Host

Hi, I’m Catherine Cooke

 A business owner turned business advisor and Founder of The Engine.

I’ve always been fascinated by business and the opportunities to scale to greater heights personally and professionally.

If you want to thrive in business you need a supportive and collaborative community surrounding you. This is why I’m passionate about creating a space for Business Owners to connect, collaborate and network. This upcoming forum is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.   

The Engine – Where Business Grows

The Engine is a collaborative community of carefully selected business professionals from experienced advisors, to a network of specialist service providers.At the heart of The Engine are community and education – because lets’ face it – running a business is a lonely business. And knowledge is power.

So we’ve created a space for business owners to gather to support and learn from us and each other.

The Forums are our way of bringing businesses together to network and learn in one day (quarterly) – a day where they feel supported and take that valuable knowledge away to implement in their business and personal lives.

The combination of skilled Business Advisors, trusted service providers and a strong business community to cheer you on is invaluable and a key to business success.

The Engine are a powerhouse in story telling the information which is widely marketed and remarketed.

Our Forums are only one part of what we do to educate businesses. We have a TV show, 10,000+ nationwide business database, a collaborative community where we share valuable resources, LMS training and also we get our providers and clients on our PODCAST.

“Working well – Why creating a culture of wellness is great for your bottom line!”

Why Attend?

Wellness at work: Building Healthy Workplaces

In recent years, wellness has moved into the workplace – the workplace being both for profit and not-for-profit companies, businesses, firms, institutions and organisations designed to provide goods and/or services. While workplaces have the responsibility to provide safe and hazard-free work environments, they also have the opportunity to promote worker health and foster healthy workplaces.  The average person spends more time working than any other daily activity of life, and, over a lifetime, an average of 100,000+ hours on the job.  The focus on the workplace as being an important part of one’s life and a major role player in the community, for health protection and health promotion has become a big focus.

The concept of the healthy workplace is not new, but it has indeed changed in New Zealand, evolving from a nearly exclusive focus on operational health and safety to include wellness.  Today’s healthy workplace should include both health protection and promotion.  In short, it includes wellness.

As a Company Owner or leader in your workplace responsible for Wellness this forum is designed with you in mind to take learning/s and implement them back in to your workplace.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has captured these elements in its definition of the healthy workplace.

A healthy workplace is one in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of all workers and the sustainability of the workplace by considering the following, based on identified needs:

– Health and safety concerns in the physical work environment;

– Health, safety and well-being concerns in the psycho-social work environment, including organisation of work and workplace culture;

– Personal health resources in the workplace; and

– Ways of participating in the community to improve the health of workers, their families and other members of the community.”

Today we bring to you leaders in their fields to share with you their knowledge of life experience, best practices and to have you walk away thinking more how to implement wellness of your best asset ‘your people’ and ‘you’.

Today’s business leaders must govern their organisations with wellness always at the forefront to drive their business forward.

Who Attends?

Wellness at work: Building Healthy Workplaces

Not being a coffee drinker, I always hear there’s a massive difference between an amazing cup of coffee and a terrible one. I also know many business owners rely on this necessary drink to get them through the day with many never leaving the inside of their business operations which means you are on the same daily merry-go-round knowing no different. If this sounds like you then this Quarterly Forum is designed with you in mind. Discover that the chokehold on the growth and wellness of your business is directly related to the psychology of those leading the company. By this we mean that if you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got. To be different means stepping outside of your business to learn from others who are experienced to open your mind through sharing of their experiences and to challenge your thinking to the opportunity of change.

The Engine have brought together a starring line up of top leaders in a variety of fields, to deliver strategies, learnings and opportunity for your business wellness. Sponsored by Allely Estate and Wine Time, they believe in being responsible corporate leaders that provide information and education to enable business owners to be better equipped inside the walls of their business., a not for profit organisation led by Andrew Barnes and Charlotte Lockhart are challenging people on the concept of a 4dayweek and the huge benefit on your business, community and most of all your people. The ladies at Organised Chaos – Christine Rankin, Julia Grace and Monica Moore will bring life lessons and accountability with humour. Tony Alexander will provide the injection reality of where the economy sits from his very experienced mind.

What are the benefits?

Grow your business through networking

A good network can be the difference between a good business and a great business.

You can’t do business alone and the connections you make open doors, opportunities and partnerships that would otherwise not be possible.

At The Engine we understand the importance of building a strong, healthy community and our Forum event has many opportunities to mix, mingle and find out more about other attendees to see if there are any alignments or collaboration opportunities.

You will walk away from the event with knowledge, wow & ahhh moments along with a networking opportunity designed to provide you with 22 new business connections. We believe this forum is exceptional value for the 6 hours it will provide for you and your business. Oh, and did we also tell you there is a goodie bag, light breakkie, morning tea, and buffet lunch. You owe it to yourself to look after your business wellness to take it to the next level.

“Immerse yourself in wellness topics critical to success in business. A happy team increases productivity, builds great culture and retains good people”

Guaranteed new business connections with our Business Forum.  

Immerse yourself in our workplace wellness topics critical to build happy, healthy workplaces. 

Real conversations to inspire positive change. Invest in your people.

Main Sponsors – Allely Estate 

Main Sponsor: Allely Estate

Corporate events are anything but boring at Allely Estate

From seminars and conferences, to client days, product launches and corporate parties.

Our extensive landscaped gardens provide plenty of space for team building activities and outdoor games, as well as laid-back cocktail soirees. There’s plenty of great team-bonding activities in the area, including clay shooting, tree climbing at Woodhill, paintball, quad biking and wine tasting, if you want to make a full day of it before you celebrate late into the night at Allely Estate!

For seminars or business strategy days, we can organise breakout rooms before your delegates come back together for lunches or large group sessions.

Our talented chefs are passionate about food and create amazing meals or finger foods to wow your team.

Main Sponsors – Wine Time

Main Sponsor: Wine Time

Strengthening your brand with personalised wine & bubbles since 2014


We help businesses strengthen customer relationships and promote your brand with quality personalised corporate gifts that wont break the budget, yet hold a high perceived value in the eyes of your customers, so it’s a win/win situation.

– Got a client event coming up and want to stand out from the competition and be remembered?

– Have a company training day, conference or strategy planning day coming up?

– Or do you want to lock in those Christmas gifts early with our special corporate christmas discount?*

Wine Time has your personalised solution available.

*subject to minimum order quantities

Discover the true potential of your business through workplace wellness.

“Remember know who you are and use it to your advantage”.

Catherine Cooke – Founder of The Engine