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how to embed habits

The name given to what we repeatedly do is 'habits' and this is the focus of this how-to series. We know people like to learn in different ways so we've prepared a video and a written guide for you.

a ceremony to move you

The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs creates examples of the awesome diversity of success to act as an encouragement for those of us working on our own. Take a peek at the moving ceremony and hear what being inducted meant to Dame Julie Christie, Dr Lee Mathias ONZM and Ranjna Patel ONZM. >> 2020 Nominations close Sept 20 - email marketing@coofwomen.biz

There is no destination perfect

In this video, Tara explains how to ‘be a researcher’ for your own success, and how (and why) to go so small so you really can’t fail. Watch the full video on embedding habits

These will surprise you

Creating new habits is awesome, but let’s face it, it’s not always straightforward and mis-takes are inevitable. But never fear! Make these two tips your new best friends and they will ensure you trip UP and not over. >> Watch the full video on embedding habits

LEGUP - how-to embed habits

Habits are everything. They make us who we are. Embedding a good habit will literally change your life. Why don’t you take some time, pour a cup of tea (or wine!) and just a few minutes to learn more about what it takes to embed a habit and essentially choose who you want to be. It’s not only life-changingly useful, it’s also science-based and utterly fascinating.

Co.W TV - Diane Hurford

Diane Hurford’s story is a total classic. Super clever mum at home with kids who has a solution to an age-old problem - toilet training. And not content to rest on her laurels, Diane has grown (and grown) her core business to include an extensive range of products, including some for that much-loved family pet. Get her whole story here - the nuts and bolts of exactly how she did it all and how she did it with a young family in tow.

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a ceremony to move you

The New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs creates examples of the awesome diversity of success to act as an encouragement for those of us working on our own. Take a peek at the moving ceremony and hear what being inducted meant to Dame Julie Christie, Dr Lee Mathias ONZM and Ranjna Patel ONZM.




>> 2020 Nominations close Sept 20 - email marketing@coofwomen.biz

Co.W TV - Diane Hurford

Diane Hurford’s story is a total classic. Super clever mum at home with kids who has a solution to an age-old problem - toilet training. And not content to rest on her laurels, Diane has grown (and grown) her core business to include an extensive range of products, including some for that much-loved family pet. Get her whole story here - the nuts and bolts of exactly how she did it all and how she did it with a young family in tow.

The Role Models series - Theresa Gattung

Tune in as Co.OfWomen board chair, Theresa Gattung ONZM shares who her role models are and what she loves about them.

Top Tips from Mimi Gilmour and Ranjna Patel

Tune in as our fab members Ranjna Patel (founder of Nirvana Healthcare Group) and Mimi Gilmour (founder of Burger Burger) share their top tips. 

Growth Camp 2019 is coming...

Growth Camp is about rolling up our sleeves and working on ourselves and contributing to others. This is enabled by the Growth Camp format that sees us convene around small group tables that will facilitate quality discussion and reflection. Click here to learn more.

The Stress Series vol. 6 - Christina Wood and Karen Walker

Our final instalment features two more very distinctive and compelling members, the fab Ms Christina Wood of Liberty Brewing and the inimitable Karen Walker of well, Karen Walker of course. Find out how they manage stress, if they manage stress and how meditation and boxing feature as solutions. Here's to less stress, more peace, joy, power and all the other things you deserve.

The Stress Series vol. 5 - Sandra Mu and Theresa Gattung

Our second instalment of this Stress series presents the strategies of two more fantastic, and very different members - Sandra Mu of Jump and Theresa Gattung, our fab board Chair. Find out how they manage stress, if they manage stress and why wine is important. Here's to less stress, more peace, joy, power and all the other things you deserve.

The Stress Series vol. 4 - Nazla Carmine and Audette Exel

We present two awesome members, Audette Exel of Adara Group and Nazla Carmine of Cocktail Collective; Tune in to add their wisdom to yours for a less stressed journey!

Co.W TV - Debbie Sutton (Case Study)

In this case study, founder of WineFriend, Debbie Sutton shares her experiences with the board, her strategies, what's next and how she grew her business.

Co.W TV - Hady Wenham

Having built the largest national spa & wellbeing business Hady Wenham has a vast array of experience to share. We sat down with her to draw from that so we could add that wisdom to our own. 

GETTING TO KNOW THEM SERIES - CHRISTINA WOOD


Christina Wood's passion for brewing started at home, and was given wings through Liberty Brewing Co. Christina has worked with beer companies such as Hallertau, Tuatara and Hashigo Zake - but this journey has not been without its challenges.

Co.W TV - Kiri Nathan

In this video get to know Kiri Nathan, a much loved member of our community. Kiri has built her high-end fashion business harnessing her indigenous Maori traditions and was chosen to create the stunning Korowai used each year in the induction ceremony for the New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs.

Co.W TV - Audette Exel

Audette Exel founded the Adara Group in 1998. In honour of her significant achievements and generosity, Co.OfWomen inducted Audette into the New Zealand Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs. We sat down with her as she shared an abundance of experience and advice.

The 'Personal Challenges' Series: Volume 2

For our second instalment in the personal challenges series, we hear from Ranjna Patel, founder of the Nirvana Healthcare Group and her challenges with doubt from her peers, while Megan May, founder of Little Bird Organics shares her challenges with managing staff. 

Co.W TV - Karen Walker

Karen Walker is a truly iconic fashion designer who has blazed the trail for many NZ designers. She is a much respected member and in this 'conversations with entrepreneurs' instalment Karen gets candid about finding confidence and curating her own style of leadership in the process of building a global fashion empire.

Karen Walker shares top tips

We sat down with the inimitable Karen Walker, arguably NZ's most successful global fashion house, to hear what she loves about being a Co.OfWomen member and, her awesome tips for business owners. As well as being creative, she's damn smart, funny, insightful and soooo cool. Listen up people.

The Resilience Series - Vol. 1

Our latest series is all about resilience. We're kicking off the resilience series with two of our fab members - hospitality queen Mimi Gilmour, founder of Burger Burger and the leading lady of the healthcare sector, Dr. Lee Mathias. They share their very different perspectives so you can add more wisdom to your own tool kit.

IGNITE Leader Series featuring Naomi Ballantyne

Live from our IGNITE Leader Series gathering, this intimate interview with our fab member, insurance industry doyenne, Naomi Ballantyne ONZM, is facilitated by Theresa Gattung. Naomi was Inducted in to the NZ Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 in recognition of her significant achievements and generosity.

Peri Drysdale shares her top tips

Peri Drysdale, founder of Untouched World, was inducted by Co.Of Women into the NZ Hall of Fame for Women Entrepreneurs this year. She has an abundance of experience under her belt and we got her to share some of her top tips so you can add them to your journey to success.

Co.W Talks

Co.W Talks - Sarah Bruce

Two things strike you when you spend time chatting with Sarah Bruce: her infinite optimism (matched by her awesome smile) and her mum-determination. These two factors have been major drivers of her success and are evidenced in her fun and thriving business. Get into the full, in-depth chat with Sarah and add her practical thinking to your journey.

Co.W Talks - Jessie Jarvie

In this podcast, we talk to emerging entrepreneurial rock star Jessie Jarvie (of The Baby Bag). Tune in as we learn more about Jessie as she shares her journey so far.

Co.W Talks - Sophie Gilmour

We chat with Bird on a Wire co-founder Sophie Gilmour about the multiple facets of her journey in building this great biz. Tune in to hear her conversation with Tara Lorigan as Sophie shares her business journey in her hallmark generous, laid-back way.

The Healthcare Champion

Together with her husband, Ranjna Patel is the founder of the Nirvana Healthcare group, the largest primary healthcare provider in the country. Hear the conversation Tara Lorigan had with the ever-humble Ranjna about her compelling and impressive journey. 

it's all about the bounce

Sandra Mu is the founder of Jump, NZ’s Premier Indoor Trampoline Park. Jump was the first of its kind in NZ when introduced it in 2013 and has taken the backyard trampoline fun to the extreme, not only for kids as most expect but also for adults.

she's the hospo queen

Mimi Gilmour has hospitality in her blood. Just 25 when she opened her first restaurant, she how has 5 under her belt, including one national brand, the fab Mexico restaurants. We found out what drives this inspiring woman.

Lady Lush was her game

Sarah Paykel is the founder of Lush Australasia and is a board member of Co.OfWomen. Listen to her conversation with our founder, Tara Lorigan about entrepreneurship, resilience, managing stress, and the job of motherhood.

CO.W Tales

From The Mouth of a Badass Babe

Marnie Hillier, founder of Eskimo Nell, shares her up close and personal experience of business, attachment parenting and how the challenges of motherhood were the catalyst for a the launch of a business she's building around her family, in her hallmark badass way!

Leading the Charge - Naomi Ballantyne

Naomi Ballantyne (ONZM), founder of Partners Life, talks about crashing through the glass ceiling of the insurance industry with a healthy dose of intellect and humour.

the ultimate juggler

Founder of Lush Australasia, investor, advisor, philanthropist and mum extraordinaire, Sarah Paykel shares about juggling the balls of life and business, empowerment, and creating A-Teams.

leaving brinkville

Jenny Joblin is the founder of the iconic Kiwi streetwear label, Federation. She’s shares openly about surviving a perfect storm in her business and coming back from the brink.

to be the best

Ranjna Patel and her husband Dr Kantilal Patel have changed the face of Auckland’s healthcare, transcending barriers and using a simple philosophy: Here to serve.

CO.W Thinking

Co.W Thinking - Understanding the Female Way

Nurturers, supporters, multitaskers — you might scoff at the world's stereotypical view of women, but evidence shows it's not far from the truth. In life and in business, women are inherently multitasking nurturers. The question is, do these intrinsic behaviours help or hinder our success in business?

Real Talk: Jenene Crossan - Suckcess

Jenene is the founder of Flossie.com and among her many other successes, recently closed a multi-million dollar partnership. Why then, given this, did she hit an almost devastating personal break point? In this edition of 'Real Talk' Jenene shares her story with brutal honesty form a passion to now share the only version that truly helps.

I Love Food Co.

Our fab members Maree Glading and Jesse Stanley are the founders of I Love Food Co. They share with us how they keep inspired, motivated and nourished while growing their super-successful business

what to do when you stuff up :)

We check in with emerging entrepreneurial superstar Sophie Gilmour of Bird On A Wire and internationally successful Dame Julie Christie about setbacks, near-fails and working through hurdles.

From burnout to bliss

If you feel the juggle of life and business weighing you down, take heart. You’re most definitely not alone and maybe you can take a leaf from these members stories.

on being fearless

As business owners we face myriad challenges and difficult decisions. It’s how they deal with those challenges that makes all the difference.

CO.W Tools

how to embed habits

The name given to what we repeatedly do is 'habits' and this is the focus of this how-to series. We know people like to learn in different ways so we've prepared a video and a written guide for you.

LEGUP - Habits preview (LITE)

Habits are everything. They make us who we are. Embedding a good habit will literally change your life. Why don’t you take some time, pour a cup of tea (or wine!) and just a few minutes to learn more about what it takes to embed a habit and essentially choose who you want to be. It’s not only life-changingly useful, it’s also science-based and utterly fascinating.

LEGUP - how-to embed habits

Habits are everything. They make us who we are. Embedding a good habit will literally change your life. Why don’t you take some time, pour a cup of tea (or wine!) and just a few minutes to learn more about what it takes to embed a habit and essentially choose who you want to be. It’s not only life-changingly useful, it’s also science-based and utterly fascinating.

LegUP - The Me Plus Principle

As women we are largely, innately driven to nurture and not focusing on ourselves is therefore natural.  But, this drive only works in the 'mothering' role. For us to be as successful as possible in our careers, we need to be optimal. Embedding the ME+ Principal will ensure that.

How-to create habits

In this feature, Co.OfWomen founder Tara Lorigan shares the how-to of creating good habits for the awesome career, business and life you deserve.


LEGUP - 3Q's Review (Forming and Building Habits)

This LEGUP segment features incredibly accessible, science-based ways to create habits and keep them. Formulas to train your brain to take action and keep up that good work on a regular basis.

LEGUP - The 3Rights Tool

The 3Rights is a model for the optimal approach to take any time we're heading for a new level. It will help us get there faster and less painfully too. Use it every time!

LegUP - The Female Factor

LegUP delivers practical tools to champion success. This LegUP is called The Female Factor and shows the 5 key areas where we can harness our innate female drivers to propel our success and how to avoid the ones that hand-break it!

LegUP - My #1 Role

In this legUP video we spotlight the critical role in very business responsible for results and the impact of not including it on our progress and results.  A must view for any keen to make sure we're on track!

reduce your risk and succeed

It’s official, NZ is the No. 1 place for ease of doing business according to the World Bank but the flip is half of our businesses fail in their first 5 years. Here are some clues to ensure we keep ours on track.

finders keepers

Quality insights on how to find and keep the best support crew from one of the best in the industry, the fab Ms Wynnis Armour

CO.W Tips

how to embed habits (lite)

The name given to what we repeatedly do is 'habits' and this is the focus of this how-to series. We know people like to learn in different ways so we've prepared a cheat sheet for you.

One step at a time (LITE)

Want to guarantee success today? Go as small as you can so you really can’t fail. Here’s why (and how).




>> Check out the first tip on Habits

There is no destination perfect

In this video, Tara explains how to ‘be a researcher’ for your own success, and how (and why) to go so small so you really can’t fail.





Watch the full video on embedding habits


This may surprise you (LITE)

Here, Tara explains why only focusing on your end goal may not be the best course of action, and what a more effective alternative might be.




>> Watch the first tip on Habits here 

These will surprise you

Creating new habits is awesome, but let’s face it, it’s not always straightforward and mis-takes are inevitable. But never fear! Make these two tips your new best friends and they will ensure you trip UP and not over.





>> Watch the full video on embedding habits

10 ways to be your own Champion

As an entrepreneur your biggest champion is YOU. You must factor in self-care for commercial success. Living on the edge isn't sustainable. Most people don't realise the brain tires sooner than the body does, so nurturing your brain as well as your body is a smart business move.

10 ways to work smarter

Entrepreneurship is about working smarter right? Have you got your smarty-pants on? Tick these 10 tips off your list to ensure you do.

7 Types of Funding

If we're going to grow a business one thing is for sure, it will need funding at many points and the challenge of raising those funds can become an entrepreneurial endeavour in its own right. Here's a nudge to your thinking with seven options on this subject to get you going.

Back to the Motherboard

We asked some of our  members to share their best tips for blending business with motherhood. This is what they told us.

10 Ways to Fuel your Leadership

Mark time in your diary to integrate at least one or two of these into your day to supercharge the leader within you.

12 ways to find me-time

We asked some of our gals how they refuel their tanks and take some much needed me-time. In other words, how they find their bliss to avoid entrepreneurial overwhelm.

10 ways to kick failure to the kerb

Ever feel like packing it in and getting a job with a regular payday? We hear you! Here are 10 common stumbling blocks to conquer before you do.

10 ways to be kick-ass

Need some pearls of wisdom to inspire you on your journey? Here are 10 kick-ass ways to don your big girl’s pants, from us to you. Go to it!

Top 10 habits of successful women

We just love that women share so openly, so we asked around and compiled a list for those of us serious about the game of entrepreneurial success. Grab your pen...

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