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I want individuals to live meaningful lives characterised by strong connections, robust health and deep satisfaction. I want leaders to support their teams with confidence and clarity. I want organisations to succeed through cultivating a workplace culture that is psychologically safe and innovative. Put simply, I want people to live a good life and I believe we all can. That's my core motivation for doing what I do.

As a prominent mental health thought leader, Jacqui harnesses her exceptional communication skills, traditional media and modern technology to promote wellbeing and fight against our nation’s mental health crisis. She draws attention to challenges that could otherwise remain invisible in public discussion, and provides clear pathways for meaningful change.

Jacqui’s professional career has been anchored in corporate wellbeing; managing a national company of clinical psychologists providing wellbeing and mental health support across the public and private sector.

Jacqui independently provides workplace wellbeing services to Kiwi businesses; including consultation with executive teams and Boards, wellbeing programme design and training facilitation to small and large teams.

She is highly sought-after keynote speaker, presenting in person and via webinar for organisation-wide audiences and national conferences.

As the only female psychologist consistently present in the public domain, Jacqui works tirelessly to overcome the historic stigma attached to mental health and to increase access to evidence-based support. She is regarded for her rare ability to relate theory to people’s everyday realities; and to provide practical ways to enhance their wellbeing.

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Interviews across NZ’s major television, radio, print and online media sources

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1,000,000+ online views of her media interviews

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Regularly quoted by international publications such as The Guardian

“Jacqui, you share coherent, practical information which is often missing from interviews with other mental health professionals. Yay! And Thank you so much”.

Fellow Clinical Psychologist

Jacqui Maguire is an expert we seek out regularly to interview because she is able to break down complex ideas into relatable concepts for our audience. She always provides great advice that large audiences like ours can relate to.

Hilary Barry, TVNZ Anchor

Jacqui is the founder and presenter of the “Mind Brew” podcast; which is New Zealand’s first mental health and wellbeing podcast to reach #1 on the iTunes podcast charts. “Mind Brew” has featured some of the world’s leading psychology experts, discussing globally relevant topics through a New Zealand lens. Jacqui is mid-way through recording Mind Brew’s third season, which will be released in April 2021.

Not forgetting the smallest Kiwis, Jacqui has also published a children’s book “When the Wind Blew” aimed at helping primary-aged children and their families recognise and regulate unpleasant emotions in the face of unexpected change.

Jacqui also acknowledges how difficult it can feel to access meaningful, evidence based wellbeing support in New Zealand. To help fill the gap, she is committed to creating and distributing free mental health and resilience resources across her social media channels. At a community level, she is also on the Board of Life Squared Trust. This charitable trust was formed following the suicide of Jacqui’s neighbour, and is dedicated to supporting mental health within the legal profession. Under Jacqui’s guidance, the trust has funded a profession-wide, longitudinal wellbeing assessment in partnership with Dr Aaron Jarden and Melbourne University. This study is currently active.

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