Team Member

Ms Christine Burns

Performance Coach
Born in Manawatu, New Zealand the second daughter of Scottish parents. From being a shy reserved child, learning many lessons the hard way, to receiving a cancer diagnosis in 2016, Christine’s story inspires people to take action, stand up for what they believe in and not get stuck in the trivia of life.

About Teaching




Fast forward several years, representing New Zealand in indoor hockey, she graduated with expertise in psychology, sport psychology, exercise science and business management, and forged a career as a lecturer and performance coach.

Christine is a dynamic and engaging presenter that will have you experiencing moments of joy and enlightenment. Christine has published articles in Thrive Global and is currently authoring a how to book on cultivating authentic resilience. As the Co-founder of WALT Institute, she specialises in disrupting the stories people tell themselves and guides them to discover they have so much more in their tank. Adversity does not need to define you, everyone can learn how to rise to the challenge, overcome the tough times, and bounce forward with limitless possibilities.

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I really enjoyed the course both the online component and the 3-day face-to-face workshop.

“The workshop was just a lot more interactive and there were some good practical exercises that I enjoyed. For example I took away lots of tips on exercises including stillness and active mindfulness – that will help me to implement breaks in my very busy life. I think that’s really important according to what I have been taught to prepare myself for that peak performance state. I thought it only applied to sports but in fact for myself to really think clearly and present the version of myself to the team. I really need to be in that state.”

Dr. Jun Yang, MBBS FRACP PhD

Dr. Jun Yang, MBBS FRACP PhD

Research Scientist, Monash Health & Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Thanks for training me to become a confident speaker.

“It has been one of the most valuable knowledge and skills gained through my PhD candidature. I enjoy applying the concepts learned, such as mindfulness practices into academic presentations or all aspects of my life.”

Dr Win Wah PhD

Dr Win Wah PhD

Research Fellow, Monash University
The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way.

“It’s given me a lot of tools and information that I can research more and new ways to think and how I can put things into action. Knowing that I have the ability, the resources, and the inner wisdom to do these things with courage, is great. The importance of being in action, not letting resistance and hesitations get in the way, trusting my own gut and my wisdom, the importance of affirmation has been really reinforced for me. Authentic Leadership is not about being a leader as the official title but leading your own life.”

Jen Haddon

Jen Haddon

Occupational Therapist, MidCentral Health