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Dr Kathryn Owler (Company Director)

BA, MA (hons), PhD (UNSW), Perf. Cert. (Trinity), NZCA Lvl 4 Cert. Te Reo Māori (Awanuiārangi)

Kathryn is one of the founding Directors of Joyworkz. She loves learning and has completed a B.A. in Sociology and Music, an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Auckland; and a PhD in Sociology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Currently, she is studying for a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. Kathryn has previously held a number of teaching, research and project management positions in business, education and not-for-profit.

Today, Kathryn plays an active role in Joyworkz, partnering with companies to create effective workplace wellness strategies and presenting seminars on building resilience, joy at work and workplace inclusion. She released first book at few years ago, a memoir called 'Fun at Work'. Kathryn is also passionate about work-life balance; her current interests include flute playing, her puppy, walking and learning te reo Māori. 

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Ross Thomson (Company Director)

NZCE, Diploma Therapeutic Massage (NZCM)

Ross is also one of the founding Directors of Joyworkz. Ross has over 30 years experience in a range of industries and workplace environments, including Telecommunications and Industrial Automation. He has worked in engineering as well holding Sales and Management positions. Fifteen years ago he decided to retrain in the Health Industry, gaining qualifications in therapeutic massage. During his time as a massage practitioner it became obvious (through his client's conditions) that if you let it, work can negatively impact on one's health.

Ross has become extremely experienced in the delivery of preventative solutions for workplace wellness issues as a workstation assessor, providing workstation assessor training and presenting a range of onsite wellness seminar. Current interests include walking, pilates and learning the piano. 

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Kerry Granger (Occupational Health Nurse)

NZRGON, Dip Occ Health Practice (Otago), Cert OHS Management, Adult Vaccinator

Kerry trained at Middlemore Hospital and then went in to Occupational Health Nursing. She has worked for many companies including manufacturers, printers, warehouses and service providers. Kerry enjoys the time spent with each individual, to assess their lifestyle and discuss small changes that can be made to improve their quality of life.

Kerry provides occupational health services for Joyworkz, monitoring the health of workers in order to avoid any negative impact of work on their long term health.

She lives with her partner on a Kiwi quarter acre with fruit trees, a large vege garden, 3 chickens and 2 cats.

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