Hello, and welcome to the By Doing Good podcast, where we feature powerful conversations with people working on the front line of social innovation. I’m Scott, a leadership coach and Big Bloom facilitator, and your host for this episode.
Our guest today is John O’Connell, the Chief Executive of Life Education Trust, New Zealand’s largest health education provider, supporting classroom teachers to develop professionally, and helping children and young people make positive choices about their health and well-being for the last 35 years.
John and I chat about how he ended up working in the non-profit space, and discuss the importance of his business background to his current role as CEO of a charity. John shares the values that underpin the work the trust does, and the incredible impact the organisation is having on the lives of young New Zealanders.
To get started, I asked John about the approach Life Education Trust takes to engaging with children and young people.