My courses are designed to illuminate your authenticity, inspire your next step and ignite your spark, so you can live a happy and fulfilling life - YOUR best life!
The Art of Living Authentically or TAOLA is an 8 week course. Designed to light up your life and bring you home to yourself, this course will show you ways to be true to who you are, do work that works for you and to love living your life.
Each week you will receive… dah dah dah… your weekly ‘I’m possible’ mission.
These ‘I’m possible’ missions will vary and be made up of creative, reflective, written, thinking and practical adventures designed to get you glowing and connecting to your authentic self.
Each weekly ‘I’m possible’ mission will also include a demonstration video outlining the week’s adventures and ways to get glowing…
Let's take this part of your journey together, I'll guide you, cajole you, 'dance' with you, amuse you, maybe even sing to you ;) and check in with you each week to ensure you are on board and I'll hold you accountable too. Of course you have to do the work... but I'll facilitate your journey and encourage your success.
This course is all about you... plugging in to your authentic self and reconnecting to your creativity and confidence. Your life is about YOU. It's about who YOU are and what YOU do. YOU are important. Learning how to live your best life as your best self begins with YOU. Everything you say and everything you do every day in every way matters. Happiness lies within each of us and it all starts with YOU!
Living this way is amazing - but don't take it from me - try it for YOURSELF. Why not make this course YOUR course?
Here's a couple of testimonials from past TAOLA participants to whet your appetite for growth and change:
Your authenticity is your
opportunity to make a difference
in the world.
TAOLA will help YOU
connect to YOURS
and make it shine!!
Gina Haines is New Zealand born and bred and is an educator specialising in authenticity, happiness and work. Gina has over 20 years experience as an educator - 15 of those spent as a Visual Arts and Education lecturer at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she was awarded a prestigious University of Canterbury Teaching Award recognising excellence in 2008. She holds a Masters of Visual and Performing Arts degree (CSU), a Bachelor of Education (UC), a Trained Teachers Certificate (NZ) and a Diploma of Teaching (Commendation) (CCE) along with her Nia Technique White and Blue belts.
Gina has crafted an international reputation in the fields of teacher-education, happiness, authenticity and work. She has presented her research at many conferences both nationally and internationally most recently receiving the People’s Choice Award for her presentation content at the Fourth Global Conference on Happiness in Ireland (2018). Gina has participated on panel discussions (including the New Zealand Medical Students' Associations Conference 2014), and in numerous presentations both collaboratively and individually. She has several international publications in academic journals and reviews manuscripts for international publications, including the Journal of Happiness Studies.
Leaving lecturing in December 2014 to chase more of her dreams and to continue to 'walk the talk', Gina now writes, hosts and directs her online TV show and blog showcasing authenticity, happiness and work. In addition, she works as a global educator, artist, interviewer and author.
Gina’s work is in self-empowerment focusing on authenticity, happiness and work, centred within a research framework and a lifetime of learning thus far. It is designed to develop self-discovery through self-awareness, self-knowledge and self-love, and to help you reconnect with the heart of who you are, to bring you home to yourself and raise your level of joy and happiness.
She loves to initiate inquiry and to illuminate, inspire and ignite through her teachings. Her most recent publication is her award-winning book, 'You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity’, which is the recipient of a Silver Award in the Nautilus Book Awards 2019 and Finalist Awards in both the International Book Awards 2019, and the Best Book Awards 2019 (sponsored by American Book Fest).
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How does TAOLA work?
What can I expect to find inside the course?
TAOLA is an eight week course which is broken into eight modules.
We will journey through your self awareness and creativity and connect you to your most authentic self.
- WEEK ONE - INTRODUCTION
This is our introduction and setting the scene week. We'll get to know one another and go over the nitty gritties of the next eight weeks.
- WEEK TWO - BE
In week two, we will explore who you are and how that effects what you do. We'll look at your beliefs, values and attitudes, the way you see the world and the way the world sees you.
- WEEK THREE - DO
This week we consider the work you do in the world, we identify your values and character strengths and how you use these in your daily life.
- WEEK FOUR - LOVE
Week four is all about the love. We'll deep dive into passions and joy, and identify your unique cosmic twinkle.
- WEEK FIVE - FIVE STEPS IN DEPTH
This week, we'll dissect my '5 Steps to Authentic Self-Being & Happiness' process for application in your own life.
- WEEK SIX - APPLICATION
This week, is all about creating your own 'Life Philosophy' and melding an integrative plan for daily application and authentic living.
- WEEK SEVEN - PROBLEM SOLVING
What happens when the wheels fall off the trolley? This week, we explore the journey from 'Rock Bottom' back to 'Destination Point'.
- WEEK EIGHT - BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
This week is about claiming your space, uniting the learning thus far, to master your authenticity, and live your best life as your best self.
Within each TAOLA module, you will receive a combination of instructional videos, worksheets, information and supplementary learning recommendations. Along with of course, the Mission I'm Possible for the week, which is a fun package all in itself (Videos, music links, tasks and activities for adventure and self discovery). The variety is an intentional combination, designed to reach and connect with all learning styles and to light up the creativity, authenticity and fun centres of the brain. Gina will also host a weekly live classroom session and will be available always via the internal messaging system. There will be the opportunity to connect with your classmates, ask questions and share your work and discoveries, in the classroom chats and comment areas as well. This is a wonderful opportunity to build a supportive, positive and enhancing mastermind community as we grow on this journey together.
Why is it called TAOLA?
And other frequently asked questions...
Frequently Asked Questions
Ok, before I sign up...
What if I buy it and don't like it, is there a refund policy?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. WE really believe in the product we are selling, but we want YOU to love this course. So, we would like to offer you the opportunity to purchase the course and complete the first few weeks 'worry free'. If you aren't totally satisfied, or discover that this just isn't the course for you, we will happily refund you within the first 30 days of your purchase. This is the perfect opportunity, to take the leap and master your authenticity, so that you can start living your best life as your best self. Now's your time to shine. And if not now, then when?!