Empowerment through Free Diving
Presented by First Steps, in partnership with Auckland Business Chamber and business.govt.nz we invite you to join us for a live chat with Renee Taylor.
Renee Taylor is a Director and Clinician at Swallow & Speech Therapy Consultants Ltd which is a private Speech-language Therapy practice specialising in swallowing disorders in aged residential care. She has a passion for supporting older adults in their later stages of life, especially those with progressive neurological disorders, to be able to dine with dignity. Renee is also a free dive instructor and the Founder of Salt Aotearoa which is an organisation that supports wāhine to connect to themselves and to the ocean through freediving and spearfishing. She whakapapa’s to Tauranga moana and Albania, born in Taranaki, raised in Tāmaki Makaurau, and now lives in beautiful Kūaotunu on the Coromandel Peninsula awaiting her first pēpi.
Working in the Health Industry had a whirlwind of emotions and experiences for Renee, having been one of the very few Māori SLT clinicians at the time, saw her being pushed into “cultural” roles that at the time were out of her skillset and capacity. This led to her experiencing burn out and trauma, which impacted her ability to continue working in the public health space.
Through this difficult time for Renee however came learning and growth. It led her to reconnect more with her Maoritanga and to be more confident and proud in that space, to set boundaries, as well as discovering the world of freediving which in turn helped her own mental health.
The concept of freediving and the breathwork have been instrumental in providing a healthier way of dealing with stress and burn out and has also enabled her to move into the Business world by starting her own private practice for speech therapy as well as becoming a free dive instructor so she can help others in similar situations
This event is an invaluable opportunity for entrepreneurs, business professionals, and individuals seeking to enhance their resilience skills and unlock their true potential.
Don’t miss out on learning from Renee, a captivating speaker who embodies resilience and inspires others to overcome obstacles.