Lauren Parsons - Workplace Wellbeing Specialist

Lauren Parsons is a Workplace Wellbeing Specialist whose vision is to inspire and educate business leaders to find the sweet spot between wellbeing and productivity, creating positive, energised workplaces, where people thrive. If you’re concerned about poor staff wellbeing, low engagement, absenteeism or staff turnover affecting your organisation’s success, Lauren is here to help.

Manawatu, New Zealand

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Lauren Parsons is a distinguished international speaker and one of New Zealand’s select few Certified Speaking Professionals. Recognised for her exceptional contributions, Lauren clinched the prestigious titles of NZ Keynote Speaker of the Year and Educator of the Year 2023/24 bestowed upon her by the esteemed Professional Speakers Association.

With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Lauren is passionate about empowering busy people to rediscover vitality, confidence, and energy amidst demanding lifestyles. Drawing upon her extensive expertise in wellness and business, she guides leaders to find the sweet spot between enhancing wellbeing and maximizing productivity, so people thrive.

A luminary on the TEDx stage, Lauren is also the author of acclaimed works such as “Thriving Leaders Thriving Teams” and “Real Food Less Fuss.” She is the visionary behind the innovative Snack on Exercise movement and the captivating host of the Thrive TV Show. Described as inspiring and life-changing, Lauren is a dynamic and highly-engaging presenter, and master story-teller who will have you laughing, moving and learning in a memorable way.

Residing in the Manawatu region of New Zealand with her husband and three children, Lauren can often be found hosting dinner parties, playing board games or spending time outdoors. She travels regularly to speak at conferences and in-house and specialises in helping organisations create a high-energy, peak-performance team culture, where people thrive.

Keynotes and Workshops

Get ready to experience a keynote session like no other with Lauren. Say goodbye to mundane conference sessions and hello to an engaging and inspiring presentation filled with actionable tools that attendees can implement immediately.

Gone are the days of “death-by-powerpoint.” Brace yourself for an immersive experience filled with laughter, interactive activities, and masterful storytelling that will leave your audience energised and equipped with valuable takeaways. Book Lauren to infuse your event with a perfect blend of professionalism and fun!

Popular Topics Include:

  • How to Thrive – Five Steps to Feeling Vibrant, Confident & Energised
  • Boosting Your Resilience
  • Dealing with Stress and Anxiety
  • Getting a Grip on Time Management
  • Leading So People Thrive
  • Snack on Exercise – Boost Your Brain, Body & Mood
  • How to Stop Technology Ruining Your Life
  • Harness the Power of Positive Thought
  • Set Boundaries, Say No, and Get What You Want
  • A Great Place to Work – Team Workshop (using the Emotional Culture Deck)


Unlock the power of Lauren’s expertise with tailored presentations which can include 1-hour keynotes, 90-minute workshops, half or full-day professional development.

Feel free to contact us for more information on what Lauren can offer for your organisation or company.

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"90-minutes with Lauren Parsons Wellbeing Specialist passes by in a flash, leaving you feeling energised for the rest of the day. Her sessions are a great mix of research and information, activity and laughter, and take-home practical tips and tricks. "
Emma Hissey, Senior OD Advisor, The Treasury
"Lauren Parsons Wellbeing session was fantastic! I thoroughly enjoyed the engagement of all the staff, including the many measurable smiles!! It was all the energy, the influential audience grabbers, but also the positivity and the vibe that engaged everyone."
Major Glen Whitton, NZ Defence Force
"Lauren Parsons Wellbeing Specialist was loved by delegates and easy to work with, Lauren is organised, efficient and articulates her message with energy and passion. Highly recommend working with her!"
Karen Tui Boyes, CEO Spectrum Education

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