New Zealand

A & K THOMSON LIMITED:

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Specialists in lived experience wellbeing training, coaching, mentoring and pastoral care.

What I Can Help You With

STRESS MANAGEMENT

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION

BUSINESS CONSULTATION

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ABOUT US

CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY BUILDING

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.

AKEREI MENTORING PROGRAMME

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

To Foster:

▪ Creativity

▪ Innovation

▪ Entrepreneurship

To Enhance:

▪ Resilience

▪ Confidence

▪ Wellbeing

Group sessions | Face to face | Video conferencing

ABOUT US

Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, family, team and organisation enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life. Past experiences, attitudes and outlook can all impact wellbeing as can physical or emotional trauma following specific incidents. At A & K Thomson Limited we are specialists in lived experience wellbeing training, coaching, mentoring and pastoral care designed to enhance your wellbeing and turn adversity into opportunity.

As a proudly Maori and Pasifika owned business, manaakitanga is deep rooted into our business. This is evident in our social good initiative, where profits from our workshops delivered to businesses funds our free deliveries to youth across Auckland’s most deprived locations. We believe that access to quality education should not be a barrier to our young people.

JOANN STEVELOS

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.

INU AKEREI MARESALA-THOMSON

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.

WILL FLEMING

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.

ELIA CHAN

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.

From Our Clients

OUR TESTIMONIALS DO THE TALKING
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