The pre- and post-summit masterclass programs are designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in your role, maximise your career opportunities and make the most of every interaction.

Monday 28 November 2022

Work Smart: Back yourself, and uncover the keys to brilliance

with Jess Stuart

Please note: This masterclass has now sold out


Wednesday 30 November 2022

Unlock everyday efficiencies and unleash your productivity

with Samantha Garrett

I love how the workshops are linked to the summit – so beneficial. Have learned so much.
Upper Hutt City Council

Welcome to ‘Work Smart: Back yourself, and uncover the keys to brilliance’ 

Led by: Jess Stuart

This full-day masterclass will be held on Monday 28 November 2022.


When you back yourself, you lean in rather than miss opportunities, your imposter syndrome disappears, you don’t fear speaking out, and you build resilience and grow. And so often, we procrastinate or over-work to try and get everything perfect – but these things just lead to us missing out on our best performance.

Quantity does not always mean quality and being busy does not mean we’re productive, in fact the opposite is often true. The reality is that workload is high, that won’t change.  We also live in a world where uncertainty and change is the norm and there’s more pressure than ever placed on our mental health.

This is a must attend workshop to ensure you’re getting the best from yourself and to thrive in your working environment. The programme will reenergise you, and sustain you to unleash your potential, stand in your power, and unlock the keys to brilliance. In this workshop, you will:

  • Overcome imposter syndrome and retrain the brain for a positive mindset
  • Beat procrastination and perfectionism
  • Understand the difference between busy and productive
  • Work smarter not harder and master the habits of high performance
  • Turn down the inner critic and stop overthinking
  • Learn how to recognise and leverage your strengths and build confidence to speak up
  • Understand the neuroscience behind thinking patterns and rewire the brain
  • Learn strategies to cultivate a more calm, clearer mind
  • Keep calm amid the chaos and give yourself space to thrive, even in the tough times
  • Improve productivity and effectiveness

You will also master the art of slowing down to speed up, understand the power of the mind and how to use it to stay focused, calm and effective. You will appreciate the difference between busy and productive and ensure you are a sustainable resource. And you will learn what it is resilient people do, build your own plan to overcome challenges and uncertainty and deliver on your potential.

Be your best, without burning out in the process.


Jess helps busy, high achieving career individuals find more time for them, reprioritise what matters, build resilience, beat the overwhelm and keep calm in the chaos, discover your true self and believe you can.

Jess is an author, coach and international speaker with 15 years in senior HR roles and two decades of coaching. She has featured on TV3, BBC, RNZ, Dominion Post, Stuff, Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal and NZ Business Magazine.

Jess believes that tapping into your potential doesn’t mean doing more or having to be different. It’s uncovering what’s already there and being enough as you are.

Working closely with charities that empower women and inspire the next generation, social impact is at the heart of what Jess does. She is committed to the value of lift as we climb and collaborating and believes we are more powerful together than we are apart.

Welcome to ‘Unlock everyday efficiencies and unleash your productivity’

Led by: Samantha Garrett

This full-day masterclass will be held on Wednesday 30 November 2022.


Have you noticed that technology has the potential to be either a great tool for boosting your efficiency and productivity…or a massive source of wasted time and frustration? And that it has an uncanny ability to make you feel overwhelmed and out of your depth – just when you think you’ve got it all figured out?!

Here’s the thing. Tech tools like to keep secrets! Their most powerful features are usually hidden below the surface. Many people spend years using the same tools every day and never discover the sources of efficiency and productivity lurking in their depths.

You’ve heard the saying ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’, right? Well it’s time that you do know what you don’t know!

Much of your tech frustration, time wasting and overwhelm can be solved by learning how to unlock the efficiencies available in your everyday tech tools. Couple that with clever tips and strategies for optimising your time and energy and you can unleash a whole new level of efficiency, productivity and organisation!

So are you ready to unlock and unleash? Here’s the plan to make it happen.



Samantha is a highly experienced and respected technology trainer who works with education, business and government clients across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. She specialises in helping organisations make the most of their cloud collaboration platforms, including Google Workspace (G Suite) and (Microsoft) Office 365.

She is deeply passionate about helping people become more efficient, productive and organised. Samantha is well-known for her signature training style – delivering practical, relevant and easy-to-understand content with energy, enthusiasm and joy. You won’t get bored or lost in her training sessions!

So what does all this mean in practice? That Samantha LOVES helping people clean up their inboxes, organise their files, get in control of their task list and generally become more efficient in using their everyday tools.


8.30 Registration and welcome coffee

9.00 SESSION 1: Under the inbox: Unlock the full efficiency-boosting power of your email tool

You spend so much time managing email, just think what it could mean if you found new hidden efficiencies in your email tool! In this session we’ll explore under the hood of Microsoft Outlook and Gmail to uncover features that will save you time and take your email management to a whole new level. Inbox Zero here we come!

10.30 Morning coffee

11.00 SESSION 2: Beyond the inbox: Master communication, connection and collaboration in a team chat environment

Team chat tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams & Google Chat are definitely the ‘new black’! Most days it probably feels like you’ve got ten chat conversations on the go at once, trying to make sure you don’t send the wrong message to the wrong person (we’ve all done it!). All while still having multiple inboxes to keep under control – it’s enough to make even the most tech savvy feel a little overwhelmed.  In this session, we’ll explore all the features that you need to know to master team chat and prevent it from being a productivity killer.

12.30 Lunch

1.30 SESSION 3: Optimising your personal productivity, efficiency and organisation

Your time and energy are precious resources – ones we all wish we had more of! While this session won’t give you more time or energy (sorry about that!), it will provide you with tips, tricks and strategies for using them in ways that optimise your personal productivity, efficiency and organisation. Which means that you can spend less time wishing you had more time and energy, and more time spending your energy on the things you love.

3.00 Afternoon tea

3.20 SESSION 4: Working together effectively: Together or apart

No matter how awesome your own efficiency and productivity is, it can feel super frustrating to be at the mercy of other people’s poor planning, time management and communication. To wrap-up our masterclass, we’ll take a look at some collaborative tech tools you can use to work together effectively no matter where you are – together or apart!

4.30 Close of masterclass

Note: This masterclass will be an interactive, hands-on learning experience. To get the most from the workshop, please bring along a laptop. The masterclass content will be tailored further to delegate’s needs both prior to and during the workshop.