Public Speaker Kristina Cavit, MNZM

Kristina has spent almost a decade working with marginalised communities facing stress and trauma in New Zealand and around the world. After she experienced Mindfulness, Yoga and The Work of Byron Katie as profoundly effective in overcoming challenges in her own life and the lives of others, she founded The Kindness Institute in 2016, a not-for-profit organisation hellbent on creating a world where everyone has the tools to manage stress and live meaningful lives. 

Kristina is also the founder of NPH New Zealand, which supports almost 4,000 orphaned and abandoned children in South America. She lived at the NPH orphanage in the Dominican Republic for two years in management, education and development. She was nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year 2018 and received a Local Hero Award in 2014.

Kristina is an experienced and dynamic public speaker and delivers inspirational talks to support people to explore mindful leadership, stress management, volunteerism, community work and their connection in order to be able to thrive.  Kristina  also talks about her personal experience with anxiety, the projects she’s worked on in New Zealand and around the world and how she uses her skills to support those whose voices aren’t being heard. Her public speaking presentations are honest, fun & invigorating. They can include Mindfulness meditations for the audience.

As a registered charity, The Kindness Institute’s workplace presentations, Mindfulness and Yoga programs fund our mahi with marginalised youth.

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Workplace Testimonials

‘We invited Kristina to provide an inspirational talk on her life story, Mindfulness and the value she gained from volunteering. Our employees loved the Mindfulness session and her talk. They appreciated being given the opportunity to take time out from their busy work day to take a moment to focus on themselves, coming away feeling more calm and knowing they could continue to use this practice in their own time also.’  – Sum Green, Westpac Community
Manager, Sustainability

‘Kristina spoke at our 'Upgrade Your Wellbeing' event... Her approach was so warm, engaging, educational and authentic. Kristina's work is far-reaching in its effect and our event was no exception. Simply put, she changed my life as well as many others in the room that night.’  
– Taryn Kljakovic, Co-Founder, Women's Collective