Steffi & Kirsty are bringing

It's time to TALK to...

Taranaki - Saturday 28 September

Palmerston North - Sunday 29 September

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Check out Steffi's interview with The Breeze re "It's time to TALK" Men's workshop

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It's time to TALK...


  • Four out of five suicides are male - 475 males committed suicide in 2018. 

• Nearly 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime.

• Depression is set to overcome heart diseases as the biggest global health burden by 2020.

• 1 in 5 New Zealanders will experience mental illness this year. 

So come along and discover the patterns that are holding you back

from living a happy and fulfilled life.

This seminar is especially designed for YOU to understand: The quality of life is the quality of your communication from the inside out.


These days very few people make the time to have deep and meaningful conversations to check in on their friends, family and loved ones.  There are various reasons but people are busy and many reply on social media as a way of ‘connecting’ with others.

Everybody is stuck on Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat or Twitter and there are very few personal conversations going on.  Sometimes you even see couples having a dinner out and both are glued to their cellphones - crazy. No wonder there are so many mental health issues, suicides and lonely people when people don’t make the time to connect to each other.

So, "It's time to TALK!" 

It’S TIME TO TALK - Are you searching for answers?

  • What do you REALLY want in life? 

  • Do you lack life purpose?

  • Are you struggling with stress. anxiety, and/or depression?

  • What is your REAL passion in life?

  • Do you feel like you're never enough?


IT’S TIME TO TALK - Learn how to:

  • Break patterns that are holding you back from living a happy life

  • Improve your ability to express feelings

  • Become a better partner, feel valued, loved, and understood

  • Unlock your full potential from the inside out

  • Cultivating your passion

In order to encourage and support awareness of mental health issues in this country, we will be donating 10% of ticket sales to the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

It's time to TALK...


Saturday 28 September


Novotel New Plymouth

Cnr of Hobson & Leach Streets


Sunday 29 September


Copthorne Hotel

110 Fitzherbert Ave

Tea and coffee available and everyone receives a goodie bag! 

10% of ticket sales will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.

Meet Your Seminar Facilitators

Steffi August

Steffi emerged from behind the German Iron Curtain in 1988. Her early life was minimalist,structured and controlled.


Three times she risked her life trying to escape to the West, but was instead ostracised from friends, put under secret surveillance by the secret police and lost her job. 


She eventually escaped with her partner and young daughter in 1988.

No challenge or wall is too high for Steffi. “If you are not happy with something, whatever it is, change it. But you have to be ready for the consequences, otherwise you won't have the strength to follow through. Change is a process not an event.”

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Kirsty Salisbury

Kirsty's passion comes from her own traumatic life event when just 3 weeks after her 12th birthday, she was left paralysed on her left side due to a rare brain malformation.  It turned her world (and the world of her family) up side down.  And there started what she calls 'her second life', one in which she aims to live consciously, filled with purpose and gratitude.  


Even at such a young age, Kirsty made the decision that this major life event would never define or limit her and she would in fact 'thrive'.

Kirsty is driven by a passion to live her best life and to help others.  A strong believer that we can all 'design' our future regardless of our circumstances.

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We are very grateful to our sponsors

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Need help?

Neither Steffi, Kirsty or this seminar is designed to treat, diagnose or cure any form of mental illness or distress. If you need extra support or are worried, please contact any of these help lines:

If your situation is an emergency, or if you or someone are at risk, please CALL 111

For other support, you can contact:

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor 

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Healthline – 0800 611 116

Samaritans – 0800 726 666


Phone: 0800 111 757

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Steffi August - Inspirational Speaker
New Zealand

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