Creative Welly Episode #36 | Laurinda Thomas & Guy Marriage

Courageous conversations with bold humans (from the most creative little capital in the world).

Laurinda Thomas, Advocate for libraries, digital equity, and public spaces.

Curious librarian, local government person, optimist. I like kicking the tyres on stuff. I was once called the consummate public servant and I’m still not quite sure how to take that comment.

My career keeps on coming back to libraries. They’re so amazing! Who would dream up a library these days? I love their potential, the people they can help. They are such satisfying places to make things happen.

I like to make things happen. Finding the best opportunities out of a crisis. Getting in the thin end of the wedge. Figuring stuff out. My career has been about turning problems into good stuff: in libraries, IT, archives, information management.

In the weekends I watch the kids swim and the broccoli grow. Sometimes it rains, and we watch Disney movies.

Guy Marriage, Architect

Guy Marriage is an Architect. Teaching construction at Victoria University in Wellington, and practising architecture at First Light Studio, he is an architecturaholic and a bookaholic too. He not only reads lots of books, but writes them as well – Tall, Medium, MAD. And get this: he raves about buildings, and space, and knows a thing or two about libraries as well.

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Creative Welly Episode #22 | Jane Guy & Brian Lucid

Courageous conversations with bold humans (from the most creative little capital in the world).

Jane Guy, Women’s Business coach, blogger and podcaster.

I’m Jane waving, a UK born citizen of Aotearoa. I am a lover of connecting with people and the sparks that that creates. After 20 years, I have worked with high risk young people and families in both England and New Zealand. A variety of non-profit organisations who specialise in Family and Sexual Violence, Mental Health and young peoples sexual health.

I then launched a blogging and podcasting business and 2021 I now have a womens coaching and programme business where we create safe spaces for women to learn about business online. And I also have a four year old (hardest job in the world).

Brian Lucid, Professor of Interaction Design / Head of School, Ngā Pae Māhutonga / Wellington School of Design

Brian Lucid is a designer and educator whose creative practise is centred upon conceptualising and implementing tools that facilitate creativity and decision-making.

Today, Brian consults on some of the world’s most popular cloud-based online services. His clients include U.S. government agencies, Fortune 500 technology companies, global consumer product manufacturers, cultural institutions, and emerging start-ups.

Brian leads Ngā Pae Māhutonga, the Wellington School of Design at Massey University. He oversees a 135-year-old research-led comprehensive design programme that ranks in the world’s top 100 Art and Design schools. Ngā Pae Māhutonga’s research and curriculum are concentrated upon the impact­ful application of design to uplift people and planet, with an emphasis placed on critically examining the complex problems facing Aotearoa.

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Creative Welly Episode #21 | Shadoe Stone & Troy Hammond

Courageous conversations with bold humans (from the most creative little capital in the world).

Shadoe Stone, Creative Director + Storyteller, five and dime.

Shadoe is interested in stories. The ones that shape us, the ones that defy us, and the ones that tickle us. She runs a storytelling agency, five and dime, on a mission to reshape our beloved narratives into ones that are more inclusive, regenerative and consider what it means to be fully human. Warts and all.

Having started her career in design, then studying and working in marketing and comms, and now channeling her energy into narrative co-design and production, Shadoe is happiest when listening to others, and leaning into the discomfort so that she may grow and learn to be a better ally for positive outcomes – for our tangata and our taiao.

Troy Hammond, Founder of Talent Army, Cultivate, Mission Control & SalaryData.

Troy is not a thought leader or Ted Speaker. He is just a regular idiot trying his best and failing as much as he is succeeding.

He is a serial entrepreneur and most known as the Founder & CEO of Talent Army who are New Zealand’s premier and fastest growing IT recruitment company.

Having now successfully taken on the broken recruitment industry, Troy is spending more time focusing on other areas that he can help the tech ecosystem with People & Culture consulting, applications and remuneration software.

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