• Date: 1 & 2 March 2022
  • Venue: , The Loft, Black & Gold, 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington Central


The relationship we have with our Self is the single longest partnership we have with anyone in our lives and yet we invest little to no time, energy and attention in ensuring it is a healthy one.

When it comes to the challenges and obstacles we all face as part of a 24/7, “always on”, high-change environment of life and business, self-talk can be our biggest enemy or our most powerful ally.

But we just don’t know how to tune in to it and, even if we do, we don’t like what we hear. In a series of studies people preferred to distract themselves by self-administering electric shocks rather than sit alone with their own thoughts for between just 6-15 minutes!

For women this is especially relevant. Study after study shows that women’s lack of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-belief, their overwhelming self-doubt, and their internal struggle with identity (creating role-conflicts like motherhood vs career, woman vs leader) lead to negative impacts on their quality of life, career success, and wellbeing.

Personal Leadership means developing our ability to connect more deeply with our “self”; build our  confidence; access our capacity for creativity, problem-solving and innovation; embrace vulnerability in order to stretch towards new opportunities or to make the most of the ones we have in our hands right now.

“The most important conversation is the one you have with yourself.”

Kate Billing


This edition of Tune In: Unlocking the Power of Self-talk is for women who want to:

  • Quieten self-doubt and negative self-talk
  • Change the conversation with their Inner Critic
  • Access their Inner Coach; and
  • Increase their sense of personal power.

This immersive development experience is for women who see themselves as self-driven learners with a growth mindset about their character, ability and potential.

They’re also aware that something is holding them back from owning their full potential. Negative self-talk, niggling self-doubt, and a noisy Inner Critic are stopping them stepping up to the next level in their career, or stretching into the next level of leadership, or becoming a better version of themselves in life.

Sound like you?

Tune In: Unlocking the Power of Self-talk provides a much-needed opportunity to increase your awareness of the way the brain is wired and the constant stream of ‘chatter’ it creates between your ears. We’ll explore the negative impact this has if left unchecked and the power it offers as a guide and self-coaching tool when harnessed.

This workshop brings women together as a learning community to share their experiences and insights as they explore their internal dialogue, the impact it’s having, and how to tune in and take charge of it.

The spacious, conversational design allows you to reflect on, connect with and share your own experience; to learn from the experience of others; and to contextualise new mental models, tools, and practices within your own reality. PLUS you’ll leave with a self-set action plan and an Accountability Buddy for support.

Tune In is a two-day workshop designed with ‘new ways of working’, family responsibilities, and travel requirements in mind. Day One runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm and Day Two is from 9.00am to 3.00pm.  This creates space for whatever life and work requirements you may have, including traveling from outside Wellington to attend.


  1. A new awareness and wider perspective on your internal dialogue;
  2. Personal leadership insights and self-coaching practices to implement immediately to improve your ability to tune in to and take charge of self-talk;
  3. A new understanding of, appreciation for and relationship with your Inner Critic
  4. Identified opportunities to develop new habits and practices to grow your ability to use ‘chatter’ as a self-coaching tool;
  5. An action plan based on learning insights; and
  6. An Accountability Buddy to support you in your evolution.

INVESTMENT: $1,955 (includes GST & fees)



  • Dress – comfy casual layers so you can warm up or cool down as you need and a brollie/coat if it looks like rain
  • Phone – our workshop time is ‘unplugged’ so make sure those that will want to connect with you understand you won’t be glued to your phone
  • Materials – a well rested YOU, energy for exploration, and a learning mindset – we’ll provide everything else!


What’s the refund/transfer policy?

We don’t offer refunds for this development experience however you may transfer your place in this workshop to a workshop being held at a later date.

Can my dietary requirements be catered for?

Coffee, tea, water and morning/afternoon tead will be provided as part of your registration and we will cater for vegetarian and gluten free options. If you have other dietary requirements please let us know as part of the pre-event communications you’ll receive directly from Kate.

PLEASE NOTE THAT LUNCH ISN’T PROVIDED. Rather than squeeze in a short break and eat lunch in the workshop space, we create an hour in the middle of each day so you can get out of the space, stretch your legs, and enjoy a delicious bite to eat at one of the local cafes/restaurants.


Kate believes it’s time for a new kind of leadership. Human-centred leaders who together will create the world we need for our shared future. Leaders who are examples of what’s possible when we commit to the deepest levels of humanity and responsibility in the ways that we live, lead and do business.

For 25 years she has worked in the people, culture and leadership space building a reputation for sharp insights, compassionate challenge, warmth and energy. Her work draws on thinking from the fields of psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, sociology and philosophy in order to embrace a ‘fully human’ approach.

Kate has undertaken deep development work on herself over the years and continues to push her own personal evolution to better support others in theirs. She believes that committing to becoming a better and better version of herself, with all the productive struggle that brings, is fundamental to leading the work of being FULLY HUMAN with others.

Feedback from previous Tune In participants:

“Kate’s expert facilitation immediately created a supportive and safe environment for the participants to share our thoughts, feelings and experiences. She packed in a huge amount of knowledge and techniques for listening and responding to our self-talk, without it ever feeling rushed. The activity sessions were especially helpful as they gave us an opportunity to immediately apply what we were learning. I have found that daily practice of the tools taught in the Tune In workshop is transforming my life.” – Daria Williamson, Business Owner

“Kate has deep knowledge and experiences to draw from so the course content is always meaningful, appropriately contextualised and facilitated with just the right amount of challenge to ensure we left feeling fully accountable for and more in control of our future selves. For anyone who needs to become more aware of the impact of your own thoughts on your behaviours, ‘Tune In’ and the exceptional Kate Billing need to be on your personal development plan for the year.” – Jacqui Simpson, HR Director & Masters of Technology Student

“I was lucky enough to attend the Tune In workshop with Kate recently and it was extraordinary. Kate is a wonderful mix of smarts, humour and human compassion. She had us laughing, thinking, connecting, planning, doing (and the odd bit of crying) and I now have some simple tools in my kit to manage my headspace. We don’t often spend time on our brains, we expect them to work their best while we continue to pile more and more into them. Kate made us all realise how important it is to look after our thoughts and internal processes. I recommend this workshop 120%.” – Angela Barnett, Founder of www.prettysmart.nz