Hosts: Southern Government Women’s Network Te Aka Wāhine o Te Waipounamu

Venue: Online via Zoom

Date: 7 July 2022

Attendance: Approx. 80


Sofia Garcia, Senior Organisational Psychologist – NZ Police
Fien D’Haeger,
Senior Organisational Psychologist – NZ Police


The importance of leading yourself first.

Fien and Sofia took us on a journey explaining the foundations of good leadership, the importance of knowing who you are, what you value, and how this affects the way you behave. They showed us how leading ones self first is the fundamental first step to leading successfully.


Key takeaways

  • If you know who you are and where you're from, then you'll know where you're going.
  •  Building your self-knowledge helps build an invigorating work life.
  • Being more self-aware creates a better understanding of yourself and encourages self-empathy



What a powerful and brilliant session that was – thank you so much Fien and Sofia. I was really impressed with your planning, your content which had a great range of interactive activities and your superb presentation skills.

A very well-put-together presentation. It encouraged me to look at leadership from a different perspective - thank you!

Totally engaging, thank you so much!


Screen shot from Zoom event

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