Testimonials From Past Clients
“Jon Unal (MWFO) delivered a combined presentation and workshop for our Bachelors and Masters students as part of a subject. The presentation fitted right into the topic with an extensive insight into mindfulness. After his presentation the classroom dynamics changed. Students become more focused, more sensitive to discussion topics and more compassionate with each other while interacting in classroom activities. Jon’s presentation was incredibly informative and entertaining with easy-to-digest yet thought-provoking material. He is really engaging with different age groups and finds the voice with people from all different ethnic backgrounds. Mindfulness is a missing concept in education. It should be taught and practiced on a daily basis by students and teaching professionals. Looking forward to Jon’s next seminar!” – Eszter Kiss, Lecturer and Coordinator – Leading to Work Program – James Cook University
“Everyone genuinely took home new knowledge and a greater awareness and understanding of mindfulness and the power behind regular meditation. Thank you Gavin Eichholz (MWFO) for delivering content and knowledge that was engaging, practical, relatable and extremely useful.” – Lucinda Mansour, Customer Experience Coordinator, GWG Partners.
“Jon Unal (MWFO) provided two Mindfulness sessions to some of our staff, as part of QLD Mental Health Week. These sessions received unanimously positive feedback. We are keen to get Jon back to provide mindfulness training to our Peer Support Officers in the near future. Jon was the consummate professional with a great sense of humour and unfaltering calmness. Thank you again Jon for your time, knowledge and expertise.” – Pip Walker, Psychologist/Senior Human Services Officer, Queensland Police Service
“Geon Property engaged Jon Unal (MWFO) to facilitate the mindfulness sessions within their GEONergy team wellness program. Jon’s engagement with the team was brilliant. He brought energy to the team, and earned the respect of all Geon team members throughout the process of teaching stress management, emotional intelligence, mindfulness etc. I would highly recommend Jon Unal to any corporate office, wanting to assist their team with some mindfulness tools.” – Susan Mercer, General Manager Marketing at Geon Property
“We have used the services of Stephen Archer (MWFO) to help us to develop our Wellness Programme and Policy at Air New Zealand Cargo. During the period of programme development and in conducting training of our workforce, I have found Stephen Archer to be knowledgeable and professional in his approach to the subject of wellness and workplace stress. Stephen has presented to two target audiences, namely half day sessions for managers and 90-minute sessions for shop floor employees, both of which have been well received.” – Rick Knight, Cargo Occupational Safety & Health Advisor
Air New Zealand
“Stephen from MWFO is an exceptional mindfulness teacher. He tailored the workshop really accurately to the unique needs of our team, helping a group diverse in age and experience – Olympic athletes, sports coaches, health team, sport managers – to connect to mindfulness in a practical, enlightening and fun way.
Stephen has a way of keeping the practices and approaches fresh, new, and fascinating. He channels a significant body of experience and knowledge into relatable, usable and often hilarious observations and descriptions, with authenticity and authority. Personally, I’ve practiced mindfulness for a decade or so to help me get more out of life and work.
Whenever I spend time with Stephen I find my motivation to practice is renewed and revitalised, and my understanding of why and how to do this whole mindfulness thing becomes clearer and simpler. Nga mihi nui Stephen from me and the NZ Team.” – Campbell Thompson, New Zealand Olympic Committee and Psychologist NZ Olympic Team, Tokyo August 2021
“Gavin Eichholz (MWFO) was immediately willing to listen to our requirements and worked with us to develop a session which was as inclusive as possible and which considered the needs of staff members with intellectual and physical disability… Post session Gavin provided us with exercises to use in our daily life and since then we have established a Mindfulness Monday short session on a weekly basis in the office. We would happily recommend Gavin to any organisation.” – Rhiannon C, Manager, Council for Intellectual Disability
“Mindfulness does work. I research and coach CEs and senior teams and note the difference between leaders who have a mindful approach and those who don’t. Leaders who’ve undertaken MWFO programmes make better, more considered decisions; they communicate more clearly; they manage their own ‘stuff’ and avoid transferring their problems to others; they role model resilience and invite it in others. I’d encourage every leader to put a MWFO mindfulness programme into their next PDP. It’s an essential leadership tool.” – Jane McCann, Director, McCann Consulting Limited
David Wills & Associates Consulting Engineers
“Karen from MWFO introduced our company to the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation. From her guidance, we are now practising this in our everyday lives to help our performance at work and our personal life. The training was simple yet knowledgeable and we are extremely grateful for Karen’s time and training.” – Gemma Paparone, Manager, David Wills & Associates Consulting Engineers
“Thank you so much Gavin (MWFO) for coming and delivering the mindfulness session… It was definitely beneficial and I have been practicing the mindful walking every day this week. Some of attendees were neuroscientists who came to me to say how well you took this information on board and presented the workshop.” – Marina J Santiago, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University.
“As Site Director for Sanofi Industrial Affairs I’ve used Jon (MWFO) twice now for different form of coaching for my team. On each occasion Jon sought to understand what our current needs were and tailored a course to suit. When we reflect on the effectiveness of our sessions Jon’s work always comes out on top and the team always ask for more and so we will continue to develop this and our effectiveness with Jon’s help. Jon has a unique way of mixing things up, is highly responsive to the needs of the wider group and I would have no hesitation in recommending his work.” – Stuart Addinall, Site Director at Sanofi IA
“Anne Rodgers (MWFO) empowers her students to discover, revel and enjoy the emotions, the psychological and physiological benefits of mindfulness. Her exercises and resources make it easy to continue practising mindfulness in daily life.” – Christopher Wainwright, Planner – APS5 NDIS
“All staff attending, thoroughly enjoyed Neil Shepherd’s (MWFO) presentation about mindfulness. As a presentation to support workers in a mental health setting, his emphasis was in the right place; on being kind to ourselves. Neil also explained to us how mindfulness can play an important role in our work with our participants and how it can have a positive impact on us, as staff, to maintain our own health and well-being.” – Manon Keir, Wellways Australia – incorporating Australian HealthCall Group