BCS, BSc(Hons), GradDipPsych, DipProCoaching, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Cert III Fitness | CEO/Founder – Revolutionaries of Wellbeing
Sarah McGuinness is a wellbeing disruptor, burnout awareness advocate and Founder/CEO of Revolutionaries of Wellbeing (ROW). Sarah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate wellbeing and behaviour change and has supported well-known organisations to improve the wellbeing of their people, including Sealord, nib and Mitre 10.
She draws on her honours degree in psychology and degree in communication, training in health behaviour, coaching, fitness and facilitation, plus a 15+ year career in the corporate sector specialising in leadership and organisational development in Australia and New Zealand, working across Government, the private sector and not-for-profit.
Her research on midlife eating attitudes and body dissatisfaction, published in the New Zealand Journal of Psychology, continues to be cited in leading literature. Sarah is determined to reduce stigma and improve conversations around mental health. Her perspective is informed by her professional expertise and her lived experience of burnout, anxiety, and fibromyalgia. It is also informed by her father’s experience of chronic work stress as a Chief Financial Officer, and his reflections on what he would have done differently to improve his health and wellbeing. She has been featured in the media and regularly presents to workplaces – inspiring and motivating people to take thoughtful steps towards positive change.
ROW Executive Assistant
BCom in Marketing
Jane has a marketing and administration background with roles at Immigration NZ, The Court Theatre, and the Recreation & Sport Unit at Christchurch City Council.
She has mentored a young teen through the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme for four years. Jane is passionate about championing wellbeing having had lived experience of mental health challenges and has a newfound respect for working parents and the challenges of balancing their own wellbeing, after becoming a mum.
Jane also manages a successful online retailer with her husband.
ROW Commercial Partnerships Manager
BA/BCom Politics and International Business
Chris brings almost 15 years of experience in the professional development and events fields, with the last 7 spent managing a commercial portfolio of publications and events in the health, safety and wellbeing industry. He brings a wealth of programme management and commercial partnership experience, and has strong networks across the health, safety and wellbeing sectors both in New Zealand and overseas.
He cares deeply about workplace wellbeing and is passionate about helping businesses lift their wellbeing performance.
ROW Communication Specialist - Korimako Communications
Cathie is ROW’s Communication Specialist.
Cathie is an award-winning journalist and an experienced communications professional, with a 30 year-long career in journalism and public sector communications. She was a press secretary for successive ministers of agriculture in the Labour-Progressive coalition government headed by Helen Clark, as well as in several government agencies, and has an appreciation for politics, public service, primary industry, and life in the regions.
A long-time Wellingtonian, Cathie now lives in sunny Marlborough and enjoys the vastly-better climate and Marlborough’s abundant food and drink scene.
She loves to write, whether it’s a good story, a report, or a media statement. She’d love to help you with your wellbeing-writing needs.