Main Stage | Day 1 | 9:30am

"Storytelling is a vital skill for any business leader. In a world that's overwhelmed with negative news, you'll have a competitive advantage if you can tell hopeful stories."

Award-Winning Journalist

In this session, award-winning journalist Jehan Casinader will offer a rare, unique "insider's view" on how the media works.

From clickbait to algorithms and everything in between – he'll explain how we can take back control and find the good news, especially during this period of economic uncertainty.

Jehan Casinader is a journalist, keynote speaker and mental health advocate.

He was named “Broadcast Reporter of the Year” at the Voyager Media Awards in 2020, and “Reporter of the Year” at the New Zealand Television Awards in 2018.

In the aftermath of natural disasters, terror attacks, sporting triumphs and everything in between, Jehan has helped hundreds of Kiwis to share their vulnerable, deeply personal stories with the rest of the country.

A survivor of depression and suicidality, he is the author of This Is Not How It Ends: How rewriting your story can save your life (HarperCollins).

Now, Jehan helps individuals and organisations to unleash the power of storytelling. He is a respected voice in the areas of wellbeing, leadership and diversity.

Jehan Casinader on video:


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