Chal­lenge a jump­start for life

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

A per­sonal de­vel­op­ment course orig­i­nally aimed at cor­po­rates is be­ing opened up to the pub­lic for the first time.

Jolt Chal­lenge is not your stereo­typ­i­cal course – for a start it lasts much longer than a day, a fault the brains be­hind the chal­lenge say many cour­ses make.

Kiwi pair Wade Jack­son and Steve Hill have be­tween them more than 30 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the fields of ap­plied psy­chol­ogy, multi-me­dia, cre­ativ­ity, the­atre and or­gan­i­sa­tional sto­ry­telling.

Their Jolt Chal­lenge nine­week pro­gramme has been taken up by some of New Zealand’s lead­ing cor­po­rates and lo­cal gov­ern­ment, in­clud­ing West­pac, the North Shore City Coun­cil and Les Mills, who re­port in­creased lev­els of hap­pi­ness, cre­ativ­ity and pro­duc­tiv­ity among their em­ploy­ees af­ter they’ve taken the chal­lenge.

“Jolt Chal­lenge is a holis­tic ap­proach to de­vel­op­ing peo­ple – their phys­i­cal, men­tal and emo­tional well-be­ing – so that they can lead ful­fill­ing and pur­pose­ful lives,” Mr Jack­son says.

Mr Hill says the course has been de­signed to en­sure good habits are formed that are life chang­ing, not a flash in the pan.

The chal­lenge has re­ceived rave re­views from Dr Stephen R Covey, au­thor of The 7 Habits of Highly Ef­fec­tive Peo­ple and Ed­ward de Bono, the lead­ing au­thor­ity in the world in the field of creative think­ing and the di­rect teach­ing of think­ing as a skill.

The first pub­lic course runs for nine weeks from Septem­ber 30 from 6pm to 8pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.joltchal­

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