EVENT RECAP: Coffee and Jam #199

Coffee and Jam - 199 – we’re on fire!


First Speaker: Laura Hatwell

Laura is the founder of Strengthsy Coaching - skills based coaching and personal training.

Laura believes that everyone has those skills that make them unique, the trick is knowing what they are so you can focus on them to help you succeed. Laura uses strengthsfinder.com and constructs a personalised fitness plan configured from your strengths - which makes your goals easier to succeed in pursuing.

Laura runs a variety of different services at different prices. Check out her website to get a feel for her awesome services: http://www.strengthsy.com


Special Farewell to Wendy

Wendy has given so much time, love and energy to Coffee and Jam over the last 5 years, working hard behind the scenes with Ministry of Awesome.

Wendy has her last day at the BNZ Epic space this Friday, and we wish her all the best with her new pursuits to come.

Thank you for all your support over the last 199 sessions of Coffee and Jam, Wendy, you’ve been amazing.


Second Speaker(s): Jill Borland & George Berry

The Healthy Families Initiative is a Ministry of Health funded social change disruption. They aim to challenge, engage and connect leadership in Christchurch to create a better future.

Healthy Families connects like-minded organisations and communities that otherwise wouldn’t have the time to hunt each other out. They inspire groups, grow leaders and encourage people to take initiative to challenge the status quo.

What can you do differently to encourage your community to be healthier?

Check out Healthy Families on facebook to see how you can get involved: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyFamiliesChristchurch/

Shout outs:

1.Ethique movie screening: A Plastic Ocean – screens 10th April at Hoytes Riccarton. Check out their Facebook page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/180672152430975/


2.Nic is fundraising for her trip to Asia. She draws awesome pictures of people’s pets. Contact her here: 0273428343


3.Canterbury Folk festival - This fun, four day festival over Easter will leave you wanting more. You can find the Canterbury Folk Festival on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/canterburyfolkfestivaluk

Or on their website. http://www.canterburyfolkfestival.on.ca


4.Start-Up Weekend needs 2 - 3 volunteers to help with general work over the weekend. This will include setting up meals, cleaning up after sessions and just experiencing the awesome atmosphere of Start Up weekend. If you are interested, contact Wendy on Wrockhouse@gmail.com or text her: 0274347681.


5..Next week is our 200th session of Coffee and Jam! There’ll be good things so come along for a super special session. See you there!


Coffee & Jam is Christchurch's longest running weekly meet up for entrepreneurially-minded people. It’s a great place to see ordinary people doing extraordinary things, meet people, learn and share in a creative space, hear about other events in Christchurch and indulge in a little bit of free coffee, jam and bread.

If you have an idea you'd like to pitch get in touch with Gina at gina@ministryofawesome.com.