(As published in the Sunday Star Times and on Stuff.co.nz on Sunday, June 4, 2017)
Attention all Kiwi businesses!
Be prepared to be coached, inspired and re-invigorated, because it is nearly time for the Nurture Change Business Retreat 2017 competition.
Nurture Change and Fairfax Media NZ, publishers of the Sunday Star-Times and Stuff.co.nz have teamed up for a third year to give four inspirational businesses the chance to win a luxury trip to the beautiful island of Fiji in November.
The business retreat hosted by its co-founders, top business coach and columnist Zac de Silva and leisure entrepreneur Steve Pirie aims to give business owners the chance to take a step back, reconnect with family, friends and other business people to think about their company challenges and opportunities, learn something new and share their experiences with around 200 other delegates.
Distinguished speakers include All Blacks heroes Sir Graham Henry and Sir John Kirwan who will talk about teamwork and resilience, innovations legend Frances Valentine, Jucy co-founder Dan Alpe and Foodstuffs CEO Chris Quinn, among others.
We’ll be announcing four “scholarships” worth around $5000 each, next week, giving you the chance to transform your business and rejuvenate your creativity and innovation.
Zac de Silva said: “Around 60 per cent of people come with a partner and 40 per cent come by themselves. We have people who return year after year as they love the opportunity to mix with the expert speakers in a casual setting over five days.
“Hopefully, returning to New Zealand with a succinct plan of things you should consider doing to make your business more successful and improve your own personal performance.”
“When you are away from the day to day busy-ness of your usual working day, you get to really think about what is happening in your business. how to improve or take advantage of things and what you could be.
The leading speakers share their views on how to be successful in business and life and share their learnings and mistakes so you can learn from them too. Business does not need to be lonely – that was one of the reasons for starting Nurture Change.”
Further details about categories, and how to enter will be available in next week’s Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff.co.nz.