New Zealand



Specialists in innovative lived experience wellbeing workshops

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Looking to develop your business but not sure where to turn? Need help planning or executing your next project? Let us guide you. Any organization can move forward with small incremental changes, but building for the future in today’s rapidly evolving environment means taking bold chances and making insightful decisions.


Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

To Foster:

▪ Creativity

▪ Innovation

▪ Entrepreneurship

To Enhance:

▪ Resilience

▪ Confidence

▪ Wellbeing

Group sessions | Face to face | Video conferencing


A & K Thomson Limited was founded in 2019 with a single mission: to enable your vision by incorporating an array of practical solutions that impact on individual, teams and organisationsal health, safety and wellbeing. We approach each of our clients with fresh eyes to develop customized, unique strategies.

Though we’ve grown since our founding, we’re still the same agency at heart. Let us help make your dreams a reality by letting us enable your vision. Are you ready to set your brand or business on the path to success? Give us a call today and see what we can do for you.


Founder of JSC, New York, US Public Health Advisor, Researcher, Speaker
As a Public Health Advisor I help organizations identify their strengths, stay focused, and develop compassionate practices as they work to demonstrate their impact. Using quantitative and qualitative data I work with clients to develop a narrative that represents their best work for the communities they serve and to help keep projects properly resourced by creating diverse funding streams. I am dedicated to working with organizations that are leading with love and compassion to change hearts and minds and are aligned with my values that promote justice, peace and equanimity in our communities.


Co-Founder, Director and Chief Consultant at A & K Thomson Limited
Akerei has over 35 years of experience in community building, social good advocate, law enforcement and as an esteemed white ribbon ambassador. His leadership skills, humour, and compassion helps him lead others towards their own path of healing. Akerei acquired these unique intuitive skills to help others through his own journey transitioning from a survivor of trauma and adversity he experienced as a child sexual abuse and suicide victim and survivor, a youth gang member–to now a community trauma prevention advocate.

His message is simple:

Life doesn’t care about your feelings. It cares only about what you do with them. Be in control of what you can. That is your well-being.


Co-Founder MANAVA Breathing
Will is passionate for teaching breathing techniques that have been scientifically shown to calm the mind. When we breathe better, we think better and when we think better we are able to make better decisions. Trained by world-renowned breathing coach Patrick McKeown in the Oxygen Advantage method, Will now specialises in coaching our business, sports and community leaders how to be calmer when the pressure is on by using the forgotten knowledge of slow nasal breathing deep into the belly. MANAVA Breathing Ltd. weaves tradition, science and community together by harnessing the breath of life and unlocking our true potential within.


Founder and Director MYRIVR Technologies
Experienced Executive Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the information, health and social services industry. Skilled in Management, Start-ups, Healthcare, Leadership, and Relationship Building. Strong business development professional studying towards a Master of Business Administration – MBA focused in Business/Commerce, General from Australian Institute of Business.


Researcher and Founder of E-Wi
My Pākehā and Māori background has enabled me to review Aotearoa’s history from both perspectives. I’m passionate about economics and decentralised networks. I am the founder of E-Wi, a fintech company which contributes toward Māori financial sovereignty and upholding Te Tiriti O Waitangi. I touch on these in my article titled The Economics of Decolinisation.


Co-founder Manava Breathing Ltd Director Rhino Strength NZ Director The Dark Heart Grooming Co Entrepreneur
Gareth is passionate about helping people, specializing in strength and conditioning he has worked with elite athletes across many codes from NZ Commonwealth boxing representatives, powerlifters, pro rugby and league players as well as celebrities. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit Gareth also started a men’s organic skincare company from scratch that now has over 100 NZ stockists and exports to countries like the UK, Australia and soon to be UAE/Dubai and the United States. Gareth now specialises in breathing, co-founding Manava Breathing with Will Fleming offering forgotten knowledge of slow nasal breathing harnessed through science and years of research

From Our Clients

Akerei and the Police Youth Action team is commended for their work with South Auckland youth. I have tutored youth during the past thirteen years and have never seen a more successful programme than the driver’s license and literacy programme they have created and are continuing to support in Clendon.
David Rule

Learning Assessor, RULE Education Trust

Akerei has been selected in this role in the pacific because he brings with him advance engagement skills, strategic nous and an ability to get the job done. I have managed this programme for some time and he is the best I have had on the programme
Cam Ronald

Programme Manager, Pacific Prevention of Domestic Violence Programme (PPDVP)

We are grateful for the time and effort you took to share your expertise and experience with us. It seems everyone I spoke to wants me to express their appreciation for your inspiring presentation and requesting if we can share your contacts with them.
Venera Ukmata

Service Manager, Otara Mangere Locality