Nau mai haere mai!

Welcome to our Indigenous leadership consultancy.

We find solutions using Indigenous wisdom.

Our goal is for Indigenous wisdom to become the standard not the exception

Let’s build an economy of abundance.
Let’s lead with compassion & love.
Let’s live in tune with our environment & the cosmos.

We are committed to the advancement of Māori & Indigenous Peoples.

We specialise in leadership and workforce development. Including supervision, mentoring, facilitation, strategic planning, workshops & wānanga.

Contact us: turama.practise@gmail.com

Our values


Profound passion, fascination & illumination for humanity, the environment & the universe. 


Responsibility & grounding to protect, nurture & thrive. 


Meaningful relationships with people, places & spaces.

Our practise

We are passionate about systemic change grounded in Indigenous scholarship. We understand that everything has a connection, requiring patience and an ability to zoom out of individualistic thinking to a collective method.

The achievement of authentic being is an unfolding process of living an authentic life and that all things are in a process of becoming.

Marsden, 2003

Individual Supervision

Supervision is delivered through whole sensory learning and strength-based approaches using co-creation/design methods, Māori mindfulness, whitiwhiti korero – creativity and reflection using pūrākau, hoa haere – peer support practice and skill sharing.

Collective Supervision

Collective supervision provides opportunities for individuals to come together and discuss workplace challenges, reflect on practice, share knowledge and to further develop mātauranga Māori in combination with clinical practice. Currently, supervision models are outdated and do not cater for the needs of the Māori workforce. Collective supervision is an excellent platform to support staff, raise professional practice, build confidence and is supported by one-on-one supervision.

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning can begin with a 1-2 day workshop exploring and developing/revise your organisational/operational vision, mission, aims and working objectives. We can tailor planning towards existing operational documents and frameworks as suited. Throughout the process we engage through whole sensory learning and strength-based approaches using co-creation/design methods. We will work with you to finalise the strategic vision and produce a document to socialise with the organisation/workforce.


Wānanga method is based on a reciprocal relationship of providing a space to learn from each other and explore rangahau pathways. It is envisioned that the wānanga will be conducted at a marae and will follow tikanga and kawa practices. Tikanga will provide a core reference foundation for which discussion can develop.

Latest Work

Aro ki te Wairua o te Hā, is set within an enclave of native bush on the lands of Te Kawerau ā Maki – Aotearoa New Zealand. I combine videography, words and painting to articulate my identity and journey as an Indigenous artist, activist and community psychologist. I begin with an abstract image that appears visually dislocated, fluid, and non-complementary to my words; however, this process is purposeful. I invite the audience to the experience by asking, “What do you see?” “What do you hear?” “What do you feel?” “What do you taste?” “What are you touching?” “What smells are around you?” drawing on senses to emancipate stories and spirit otherwise choked in Psychology. I invite the audience to make sense of the image – to try and create, light up and connect. Inviting mystery, curiosity, confusion and misperception, mirroring parts of my reflective, emotional, and practical responses to psychology and spirit.

Latest news

Indigenous Anthology

A HEALING JOURNEY George and I have been part of the Indigenous Ancestral Healing Collective since 2020. The collective includes two tribal coalition directors, two Alliance staff (from Turtle Island/USA), along with Indigenous people from Kānaka Maoli (Hawai’i), Māori Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Aboriginal (Australia) representing subject matter experts, professionals, academia, radio broadcaster, artists and…

Hapai te hauora

“it’s like breathing your ancestors into life” Drawing from the wisdom of the whakataukī ‘Te Amorangi ki mua, te hāpai ō ki muri’, explorations of breathing our ancestors into life can be attained through ‘amorangi’ spiritual realm and ‘hāpai o’ physical realm. Further, the late koroua, Wiremu Tawhai explained that those who follow are as…

Shapeshifting in the Journal of Critical Psychology

Have you ever worked on something for so long it seems like it might never arrive – like an overdue baby that’s got to come out sometime right? My friends and I – Rachel and Ali have been working hard / shapeshifting in the background to get this publication live. And now it is! And…

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