Henare O'Brien - A gifted intuitive coach, spiritual teacher and a breakthrough trainer. Together with her wife, Kate—they are known as Australasia's #1 Transformational Leadership Couple and produce the World’s Biggest Personal Development Summit collaborating annually with over 100 of the greatest thought leaders of our generations—Jack Canfield, Gregg Braden, T Harv Eker, Brendon Burchard, Marci Shimoff, Dr John Demartini, Dr Joe Dispenza, Michael Bernard Beckwith and many many more.
Henare comes from a long line of New Zealand Maori Tohunga (Shaman) and has gifts in seeing into the non-physical world. Seeing the dark that wants to be illuminated into the light. His own struggles have brought him to the edge of his own life. And his subsequent journey of embracing both the dark and light within, has led him to understanding that with love, we can come home to all of who we are.
After a professional basketball career (and professional drinking career), Henare stopped rejecting the pains brewing underneath, that nearly claimed his life, and began acknowledging the journey that he was called to. Over the years, he's been directly trained and coached by luminary greats such as Neale Donald Walsh (author of Conversations With God), and Jack Canfield (America's #1 Success Coach). In 2002, he travelled throughout Europe with beloved teachers Dr Wayne Dyer, and Louise Hay and now mentors many of
the industry's biggest names in personal development from his home in Bali where he lives with his wife and spiritual partner, Kate, and their two children. Together they run their global GameChanger programs which has people flying in from all round the world to attend. Each year they collaborate with the likes of Brendon Burchard, Gay Hendricks, T Harv Eker, Michael Bernard Beckwith and many more of the industry greats on their annual expert panel.
Henare emerged to create a loving yet direct and unique style of training & coaching more in line with Zen then Personal Development which cuts swiftly through layers of conditioning to reach the core part of the personality, giving people a direct access to a new level of expanded freedom or explorative pain. Here are some of his favourite topics that he can speak on for the interview…
Conversations for Action
Theoretical insights vs experiential growth
Making changes at the level of identity
Moving through breakdowns and breakthroughs
So often people are so desperately seeking inspiration and happiness, that they reject anything that they deem as ‘'not that'. This 'stay positive' notion blocks them from dropping into other parts of themselves, and in doing so, blocks the depths and heights of their expansion.
Embracing the polarities of life is in essence being able to move and flow WITH life. Expanding into new levels of what's possible, while expanding into new depths of the self.
Consciously choosing to go to and navigate conversational domains that we're unfamiliar with, allows us to intentionally develop aspects of ourselves and in doing so, open up our power in unexpected ways.
We each have areas that we are familiar with, and areas that we are unfamiliar with. As human beings we tend to stay relatively in the known. This includes further strengthening the aspects of our personality that we are already strong in, while rejecting, or ignoring the aspects of self that we are uncomfortable with.
Some 'Conversational Domains' that're frequently repressed for people include: sexuality, internal power & personal 'voice'
Practical Spirituality. I have zero interest in conceptual spirituality that’s designed to 'sound' and 'look' good. Where we sit around and talk about spiritual concepts, and use big words to debate our positions & have us feel significant. Practical spirituality is less about what you post on social media, and more about how you show up in your life, with your loved ones, when you're challenged. It’s less about what you wear, and the tone of your voice, and more about applying what you know in the moments that count.
So often people are trying to 'eliminate' the aspects of themselves that they deem as 'not good'. Trying to get rid of fear or eliminate shame. How can we cut out parts of our neurology? We can't. Avoiding it doesn't have it go away either. The work I do helps people to go to.
My cultural lineage is New Zealand Maori, and my family blood line has descended from a line of Tohunga (Shaman) who feel energy and connect with other realms.