The Team

The Team

The Lifehack Team is a small but passionate group of committed people who have diverse backgrounds and skills, tied together by the desire to unlock the creative potential of the people of Aotearoa New Zealand to lead positive change.

Whether we’re running creative weekend events, writing resources, facilitating a social innovation lab, or tapping out an email from our desks in Enspiral Space, we’re a flat-structured team which works collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to make the magic happen. If you share our kaupapa, we look forward to meeting you to see what we can do together.

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Paul McGregor

Paul works to inspire and facilitate better wellbeing for people, organisations and communities. His introduction to the Lifehack kaupapa was […]

Dayna Carter

Dayna Carter

People, esp kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) is a huge part of Dayna’s life, a passion she brings [...]
Toni Reid

Toni Reid

Toni is all about being alongside people, supporting others to curate meaning in their lives through breaking down obstacles and [...]
Gina Rembe

Gina Rembe

Gina has a background across journalism, strategy consulting, event production and sponsorship. Whether she was honing her skills at marketing [...]
Penny Hagen

Penny Hagen

Penny assists organisations to apply participatory and design-led approaches to the development of policy, organisational process, strategy and services. Over […]

Our Story

Our Story

Lifehack was launched in 2013, and is part of the Prime Minister’s Youth Mental Project, which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people. Specifically Lifehack was seed funded by the Social Media Innovation Fund.

PM's Youth Mental Health Project

Currently Lifehack is run as a collaboration between the Enspiral Foundation and the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development.

Our story is still unfolding actively on our blog, in the press, across social media, and of course in the hearts and minds of all the people involved in the Lifehack Community, so why not dive in and see what we’re saying now?

Partners & Supporters

Partners & Supporters

  • The Prime Minister Youth Mental Health Project
  • Ministry Of Social Development Lifehack
  • Enspiral Logo - Social Innovation Collective
Mentors & Supporters

Mentors & Supporters


Simon Jarvis

Simon is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in product/industrial design, digital media, communications, and business. A strong interest in [...]
Chelsea Robinson

Chelsea Robinson

Chelsea Robinson was one of the founders of Generation Zero, she was a New Zealand Youth Delegate to the United [...]
Sam Rye West Coast Event

Sam Rye

Having arrived in New Zealand six years ago, Sam soon fell in love with the country and became passionate about reversing [...]
Paul Ingle - Lifehack Governance Advisory

Paul Ingle

For more than 20 years, Paul Ingle has brought a passion for building partnerships to his work in community mental […]

DK Lifehack


  • Pro

Specialties: Making people think / smile. DK is a speaker, advisor and producer. He is an expert on how / why […]


Damian Sligo-Green

  • Financial Consultancy
  • Service Design

Damian’s experience spans the Financial and ICT industries where he’s worked as a consultant for the last 5 years. Damian […]

Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford

  • design
  • Pro

Mark Bradford is a designer and Massey University senior lecturer exploring design leadership within creative practice through both theoretical and applied […]


Julian Apatu

  • Dreamer
  • design
  • Pro
  • Ninja
  • Newbie

Julian is a service designer and dreamer who has been working on the web since 1998, applying design thinking to […]


Chris Jupp

  • Social Justice

Chris is World Vision NZ’s Youth Partner Manager, spending his days contributing to a broad spectrum of initiatives that promote […]


Megan Williams

  • Business Analysis
  • Career Guidance
  • Facilitation
  • Research
  • design

Megan is a web business analyst. She is skilled in group facilitation, design research and launching web products. She supports […]


Charlotte Hayes

  • Production
  • design

Charlotte has a background in visual communication design, and has spent the last 10 years working both overseas and locally across a […]


Chris Jackson

  • Design Strategy and Research
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Led Innovation
  • Service Design

Chris is service design lead at DNA. His experience traverses academia, public and private sectors. His work focuses on how […]


Meena Kadri

  • Communication
  • design

Armed with the double goodness of an undergrad in Anthropology and a Masters in Design, Meena is fed by a […]


Vickie Helson

  • Customer Experience
  • Product Strategy
  • Innovation Management

Vickie has 15 years of experience in technology product strategy and customer experience, now focusing on innovation management and lean/agile […]

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Alina Siegfried / Ali Jacs

  • LGBT Rights
  • Storytelling
  • Poetry Slam
  • Communication

Alina Siegfried is a communications specialist with a background in campaign management, environmental advocacy and community engagement. She has worked […]


Niki Harré

  • Infinite Games

Niki Harré is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. Her recent research projects […]


Michelle Blanchard

  • Youth Mental Health
  • Research

Dr Michelle Blanchard is the Head of Projects and Partnerships at the Young and Well CRC and an Honorary Research […]


Logan Elliot

  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneur

Logan runs Highly Flammable – a creative entertainment organisation that creates unique entertainment at events. Highly Flammable use fire performances, stilt […]


Richard D. Bartlett

  • engineer
  • activism
  • Facilitation

Rich is one of the cofounders of Loomio. He wants to make it easy for anyone to work on meaningful […]

Josh Forde - Lifehack Governance Advisory

Josh Forde

Josh Forde serves the Lifehack project with a focus on technology and development support of the projects. He is excited […]