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Tuesday 24 November 2020

Overcome the Overwhelm

with Lauren Parsons

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Thursday 26 November 2020

Unleash your full potential and become the best version of YOU

with Sasha Dumaresq

Welcome to ‘Overcome the Overwhelm’ 

Led by: Lauren Parsons

This full-day masterclass will be held on Tuesday 24 November 2020

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Feeling stressed or overwhelmed with your workload? Tired of constantly juggling dozens of things at once?

This masterclass will help you get out of the ‘overwhelm trap’, showing you how to regain control, boost resilience and super-charge your productivity so you make the most of every day.

It’s common, even for high-performing professionals to feel overwhelmed at times. With the current rate of change, impact of technology and level of connectivity we now experience, it can be difficult to switch off or to prioritise so many competing demands. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to break out of that cycle and start to achieve more with less time, this session is for you.

Learn exactly how to juggle the multiple demands of life, work and family, while staying in control. Enjoy extraordinary energy and vitality throughout the day. Strengthen your communication skills to set boundaries that keep you in-balance. Transform the way you approach and structure your life and workflows so you achieve much more in less time, regain balance and experience more joy and satisfaction.

Designed exclusively for EAs and PAs, and for the Corporate PA Summit New Zealand, this is a must-attend session for any busy admin professional who wants more personal and professional success.



Lauren is an award-winning Wellbeing Specialist who believes that everyone deserves to thrive. She is passionate about equipping and inspiring people to truly boost their health and happiness. With 19 years’ experience in the health and wellbeing profession she is a sought after speaker, coach and consultant.

Described as inspiring and life-changing, Lauren is a dynamic and highly-engaging presenter, and master story-teller who will have you laughing, moving and learning in a memorable way. You will leave Lauren’s session feeling uplifted and empowered to create positive change, today!

TEDx speaker, Author of real food less fuss, and Seven Fitness Myths to Overcome, founder of the Snack on Exercise movement and regular contributor to AAPNZ and Executive Secretary Magazine among other international publicationsLauren helps busy people re-discover how to feel vibrant, confident and energised.

Based in Palmerston North, New Zealand, where she lives with her husband and three children, she can often be found hosting dinner parties, spending time outdoors or playing board games. Lauren travels regularly to speak at conferences or in-house, and specialises in helping organisations create a high-energy, peak-performance team culture, which enables people to thrive.



9.00 SESSION 1: Secrets to Remaining Resilient and Highly Energised

Discover the essential (but not often used) daily routines that set the foundation for your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Uncover the secrets to massively strengthen your energy, focus and resilience so you perform at your best.

  • Learn the worst way to start your day and what to do instead
  • Discover how to ‘win the day’ from the moment you wake and the top morning routines successful people use to ensure a magnificent day
  • Discover the negative consequences of poor sleep and how restorative sleep enhances every system in your body and brain
  • Improve cognitive performance and decision-making ability by establishing daily routines that will augment your sleep and boost your vitality
  • Learn how to engage in deep restorative sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and energised ready to perform at your peak

10.30 Break

10.50 SESSION 2: Overcome the Overwhelm

This session will help you carve a pathway through the overwhelm and show you how to get the most important things done each and every day. You’ll massively boost your effectiveness and remain cool calm and collected, even on the busiest of days.

You’ll discover:

  • The biggest mistake that makes you lose hours every week (and how to overcome it)
  • How clarity around what is truly important will transform your decision making ability
  • Exactly how to overcome the ‘tyranny of the urgent’ and get the right things done
  • How and why to carve out time for yourself to increase your resilience
  • The critical mindset shift and practical steps to ensure you take regular time to recharge – completely guilt free
  • How to create a calm, positive atmosphere in which you can thrive
  • The steps to reduce anxiety and be confident and centred within seconds, regardless of what’s going on around you

12.30 Lunch break

1.10 SESSION 3: Super-charge Your Productivity – Less Stress, More Joy

Imagine being so productive and focused, you achieve all your key tasks in less than a standard workday and head home early, completely satisfied and feeling ahead of the game, ready to spend quality time with your loved ones. Packed with practical time-saving tips to reduce stress and help you achieve more with less time, this session can help make that a reality.

  • Understand the best places to focus your time and effort to live life the way you really want
  • Discover a revolutionary way to plan and schedule your week that will transform your life
  • Maximise your productivity by mastering daily success planning so your highest objectives are never missed
  • Uncover productivity techniques that top-performers use to create more freedom and flexibility
  • Work smarter not harder and gain hours back every week
  • Learn the best time-savings tips, hacks and strategies for both home and work

2.40 Break

3.00 SESSION 4: Set Boundaries, Say No and Get What You Want

Master the skills of confident, positive and assertive communication to significantly improve the quality of your interactions and both your personal and professional relationships.

  • Discover the most common communication mistake you make and how to avoid it
  • Learn the fundamentals of assertive communication to calmly and respectfully ask for what you really want and need
  • Learn a new way to approach difficult conversations and the non-confrontational way to change the way people treat you
  • Establish positive boundaries that create more freedom and give you hours back every week
  • Be able to say no, guilt-free
  • Come away equipped with practical strategies you can use immediately in your personal and professional life to reduce stress and help you thrive

The session will finish with an opportunity to create your own action plan to ensure you take the transformational ideas and strategies from the masterclass back into your own environment, and know exactly how and when to implement them to create sustained positive change!

4.30 Close of masterclass

The masterclass will be conducted using a combination of presentation material and group exercises; maximising your learning potential. Please note that the masterclass content will be tailored to participants’ individual needs so the length of each session may vary.

Welcome to ‘Unleash your Full Potential and Become the best version of YOU’

Led by: Sasha Dumaresq

This full-day masterclass will be held on Thursday 26 November 2020

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Does everyone around you seem much more together than you? Do others see you differently from how you see yourself? Is there a feeling of discontentment deep inside you even though your life is going well?

Most people will never have the courage to express their true self and even fewer get to truly connect with their centred self. Start today by giving yourself the gift of discovering powerful tools and techniques that allow you to bring your whole self to work and to live life with more meaning, simply by being authentically you.

You’ll uncover unconscious patterns and behaviours that are holding you back and learn how to demystify the behaviours of the people you live and work most closely with. Gain clarity and confidence around what drives your decisions and insights into what drives the decisions of those around you.

By joining this masterclass you will start to experience the clarity and confidence that comes when you connect to yourself at your core, you’ll learn what drives your decisions, and of those around you. You will begin to see how your life can be deeper and more fulfilling, and as a result, you’ll become much more effective at work and in your personal life.



Sasha Dumaresq is a passionate advocate for living your best life by being truly connected to ourselves. Sasha partners with individuals, leading organisations, and social enterprises to deliver programs on career development, diversity and inclusion, and workplace wellness.

Sasha believes everyone is worthy and revels in inspiring others to believe in themselves. Sasha brings warmth, humour and lightness to her audiences while delivering world-class human behaviour concepts. Sasha champions her clients with unparalleled commitment and dedication.



9.00 SESSION ONE: Get to know YOU better than before

In this first session we get curious about what shaped your beliefs, values, and behaviour. When you understand this, you have the power to choose a new experience of the world, today.

  • The principles of self-esteem and how to live them
  • The mindset shifts we can make to get what we truly want
  • How focusing inward can help your relationship with yourself, your colleagues and your loved ones
  • Let go of what’s holding you back, propel yourself forward on your terms

10.30 Break

10.45 SESSION TWO: Keep the power, live consciously and create effective boundaries

Boundaries give us a sense of where we begin and end and show others how to interact with us. A lack of healthy boundaries can lead to pain, anger and resentment; we effectively give our power away. Creating clear boundaries communicates what’s important to us which improves the quality of our relationships and enjoyment in our daily lives.

  • Boundaries vs. rules, and how they’re vastly different
  • Realign and focus on what you gain from having clear boundaries
  • Remove unwanted emotional charge and choose harmony instead
  • Learn to recognise when the world around you is leaving clues
  • Choose to live consciously instead of living on automatic

12.30 Lunch break

1.15 SESSION THREE: The secret to life-long joy – that you can give yourself

Many adults have a fractured relationship with meeting their own needs. Often, we try to meet our needs externally through work, friendships, family and partnerships only to find ourselves lacking. Learning to connect to, and appreciate, our internal needs is vital to our ongoing happiness and fulfilment.

  • Our internal and external worlds, and how they’re worlds apart
  • How to quit elevating others’ needs before your own
  • Identify and connect to your desired needs resourcefully
  • Learn the secrets to living a most connected life

3.00 Break

3.15 SESSION FOUR: Colour your emotions, colour your life

Emotions shape our existence every day. In this session we’ll delve into the wonderful, multi-coloured world of emotions. It’s time to step into your personal power and feel the way you want to feel.

  • Discover the emotional spectrum and how to access all of your emotions
  • Learn how to communicate the rich language of emotions congruently with your words, emotions and body
  • Open up emotions you may not have felt in a while to bring joy and healing
  • Create healthy emotional connections by being clear on your emotional needs

4.30 Close of masterclass

This masterclass will equip you with the awareness and areas of focus required for you to live your best life. You are truly worthy of the most spectacular life you can imagine!

The masterclass will be conducted using a combination of presentation material and group exercises; maximising your learning potential. Please note that the masterclass content will be tailored to participants’ individual needs so the length of each session may vary.