GinaHainesTV presents 'Project Happiness - The Lived Experience' documentary

Project Happiness - The Lived Experience is the documentation and digital portrayal of several individuals. This project is positioned in a phenomenological approach together with positive psychology measures, the 'Values in Action' character strengths survey or 'VIA'. The project identifies and analyses how these participants' fundamental self-knowledge effects their life satisfaction within their work through videoed interviews that consider the research question; How does who you are affect what you do?

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GinaHainesTV presents Tony Perkins aka TP: Hospitality General Manager

Tony Perkins, also known as TP has worked in hospitality for many years. In this work-happiness interview TP shares insights into how he runs a successful team and what that means for him. Currently he is the General Manager at the OGB in Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand, however, when our interview took place he was the General Manager at Supreme Supreme Coffee. Enjoy!

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GinaHainesTV presents Dr Simon Pollard: Spider Biologist, Writer, Photographer & more!

I loved meeting with Dr Simon Pollard, Christchurch’s very own ‘Spiderman’, to discuss many things life and work-happiness related and listen to his interesting adventure stories. My favourite takeaway gem? “Pursue what you’re passionate about.” Watch out for the close up and personal images of spiders and bugs - especially if you get a bit spooked by them!!!

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5 tips to de-stress this Christmas

Here are my 5 tips to de-stress leading up to Christmas and the link mentioned to my book You-phoria: The Art of Authenticity, aka The reflective guide to inner happiness. :)

https://ginahaines.com/store/you-phoria-the-art-of-authenticity

Enjoy!

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GinaHainesTV presents Benji: Jean Whisperer

Benji is Christchurch's very own Jean Whisperer. Located in The Tannery, his unique and soul-filled store, specialising in denim, is called Encompass Clothing. In this work-happiness interview Benji shares gems from his work journey, advice and the joy he finds in his job. I hope you enjoy this authentic interview with Benji and I'd love to hear your thoughts below. Have a great day!

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GinaHainesTV presents Frank Pipe: Misceo café owner/operator.

Frank Pipe is the owner/operator of Misceo café in Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand. Likened to Coronation Street's 'Rover’s Return', Misceo’s slogan of “world famous in Fendalton”, highlights its key community role. Frank loves his work and in this interview, Frank talks about the joy of being part of the “local tapestry”, along with providing a business that “adds value”. Frank says (and I just love this), “Nobody has a franchise on brains, you can learn from everyone”. Open-minded, creative, enthusiastic, friendly, warm, happy and caring, join me for this delightful afternoon chat with Frank Pipe as he shares his work-happiness story. Enjoy!

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GinaHainesTV presents David Chambers: Director of Drama

David Chambers is the Director of Drama at Christ's College, New Zealand. David turned his hobby into his work when he made the move from an economics teacher to a drama teacher at the beginning of his teaching career. In this work-happiness interview David shares some of the joys of his job including enabling and empowering students and likens his role to that of a circus ringmaster who “enables great magic and great feats.”  Enjoy!

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GinaHainesTV presents Joanne Laing: Harbour Pilot

Joanne Laing works as a Harbour Pilot. In this work-happiness interview, Joanne talks about her challenges parking big boats, huge waves and bad weather. She shares stories of her years at sea as a Ship Master (or Captain), and discusses her work as a Harbour Pilot. Calling a spade a spade - please join me for this interview and see Joanne at work, climbing rope ladders - one step at a time! Enjoy!

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