Sat, 01 Aug | La Vida Centre


Presenting fresh perspectives on change to help people to build a tough adaptable mindset and make the best of the current rocky work and business environment.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

01 Aug 2020, 9:00 am – 4:45 pm NZST
La Vida Centre, 34A Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

About the Event

Buy tickets for step by step raw interviews, personal narratives and 'how to' workshops that will take you to a new level of personal growth and give you a fresh sense of direction. Breaking the surface of how people successfully navigate difficult situations.

The Point of Change Forum is designed to create a place and a space where people can reimagine, find a new sense of wonder, of inspiration. Where ‘what ifs’ can be considered without judgement. It’s a community where new hopes and dreams can emerge, where people can grapple with difficulty and find the beginnings of a new path, a new plan.

Brett Muir

Brett's background has involved several reinventions of his career. 

Having always felt that there was an elusive next step waiting to be found, Brett attended a Life Coaching course this year before Covid had unleashed its full impact and found it to be a Point of Change for himself. 

Out of that training event Brett began to gather together people with a similar vision to run this Point of Change Forum. With the Covid pandemic across the world, it became clear that a forum offering reflection around change and personal development was a timely option. 

Brett sees the need for a space where WHAT IFS can be fully explored and the forum as a definite part of meeting that need. Brett is continuing to train in Life and Career Coaching to be able to offer both one to one help as well as facilitating a range of forums.

Julia Grace

Julia Grace is a keynote speaker, award winning singer/songwriter and mental wellness advocate.

Having tackled her own journey of crisis and depression, her infectious sense of humour and ability to tackle the heavy topics with a light touch, has seen her take a message of honesty and hope onto the international stage.

Julia has spoken and sung at over 150 events on the subject of mental wellness over recent years. She combines her authentic story with songs, humour and practical insight into everyday life, dealing with issues of depression, anxiety, stress and burnout. Be prepared to laugh, cry and be inspired by this unique communicator.

Birte Becker-Steel

Ever since finishing her university studies in 1999, Birte has developed and facilitated a multitude of workshops, courses and events. The natural follow-on, as she has, was to make her profession, ‘accompanying and supporting people on their development journey’. Based on the belief that small changes and inspirations can make a significant difference, Birte offers customized training workshops and individual coaching sessions with a strong focus on solutions. Her strengths are structured as well as creative thinking – she loves to see the BIG picture whilst paying attention to detail. 

She recently opened a branch of her German company ‘vis a vis’ Coaching, Workshops and Courses’ on the West Coast of the South Island, her new home of choice.

Alistair Boyd

Alistair is a seasoned professional in areas of sales, motivation and entrepreneurial opportunities driven by passion. He has studied business coaching, business management and mentored others to achieve their goals and passions. He started a career in sales aged 17 and worked up from a warehouse position to senior leadership before being made redundant. 

He embarked on a new career in a retail franchise and won the NZ franchise associations supreme award and best retail award 2 years running. Following careers have included barista, business development, marketing and sales across a number of industries including travel, entertainment, print and office supplies. He has been made redundant 4 times and fully understands the importance of using transferable skills to create new careers.

Sharee Retallick

Bringing her social work background into the frame, Sharee strongly believes that everyone has the answers and everything they need in themselves when that is mixed with the resources of their own support team. Sharee will help to unlock what holds you back and to embrace your own unique qualities, strengths as well as growth areas. Drawing on her professional and personal knowledge , Sharee will gently support you towards identifying how you can overcome the huge variety of life’s obstacles. Thoughts, patterns, behaviours all are brought forward for a review so that you can become more resilient and more able to live your best life.

Tracy Ilton

After 25 years as a flight attendant Tracy chose to embark on a new journey. Building on her natural affinity with style and her love of people, she trained to become a personal stylist. She clearly saw that what you are wearing has a direct impact on your self esteem and achievements. Her passion is to help her clients increase in confidence through knowing who they are. She sees this being communicated visually through a client’s choices and developing their own style personality. She has helped many women and men better achieve their goals and dreams and sees this as being her lasting career.


Birte Becker (AM Workshop) ‘Life More Meaningful’.

Life is full of big questions and answers don’t always come easy. The Japanese concept of IKIGAI provides a helpful framework to explore and find your answers. Solutions and life coach Birte brings a fresh outlook and creative solutions.

Birte Becker (PM Workshop) – ‘Habitually Fixed’. Investigate your existing routines and those you would like to establish. Birte brings clarity regarding how to use everyday habits to awaken and enlarge your possibilities.

Alistair BoydTransformative You’

An exciting insight into your full range of transferable skills in employment. As a seasoned professional Alistair helps you draw out the full range of possibilities in any employment situation and helps put the power back in your hands as you navigate through your work life.

Sharee Retallick –  Pathway to Resilience’

From a background in social work, Sharee brings a practical approach and proven skills to help live a more successful life. With personal examples and helpful tips, this workshop will give you keys to build a revitalised sense of self. 

Tracy Ilton – 'Kick-Start Your Style’ - styling workshop. 

As a personal stylist, Tracy brings a comprehensive understanding of both style and budget to your choice of wardrobe. Knowing that everyone’s starting position is different, she will help you to assess what adds value and delight to your own style personality. Practical tips will help to bring out your own fashionista. Your takeaway will be style follow-up, to practice and enjoy at home.

Arrive by 830am - event starts at 9am.

  • Regular Ticket
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  • Concession Ticket
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