Public Speaking

I am available to give presentations and deliver keynote addresses. All topics are evidence-based and most have a meaning-orientation. As meaning-orientation is applicable to all areas of life, talks can be tailor made. As a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator I am available to speak about the Dare to Lead™ Program based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown.

Please contact me to discuss your particular needs.


I particularly focus on topics like meaning-orientation, gratitude, epigenetics, the interface between science and consciousness, and couragous leadership.


To date, audiences have includes doctors, nurses and allied health care professionals, Palliative Care groups, and the Logotherapy community. Many of these principles apply to corporate environments and to Parent-Patient Support Groups.


Examples of presentations:


Logotherapy: What’s that?

An introduction to the principles of this life philosophy and therapy, based on the work of Dr Viktor Frankl


LEaP: logotherapy, epigenetics and personal responsibility

Some thoughts on the intersection between Logotherapy and epigenetics. Audience does not require a scientific background.


Meaning in work

Explores some theoretical concepts of logotherapy including Meaning and the three ‘avenues to meaning’ as described by Frankl. Then using these concepts to personally and concretely explore meaning in work. Much of what will be covered can be applied to other areas of life.



Thoughts on the importance and benefits of gratitude, and explores the intersection between Meaning and Gratitude


Spirit in Action: Meaning-Centered Medicine

Explores some theoretical perspectives of spirit and spirituality and the intersection between this and logotherapy. Includes suggestions for practical application within our own, and our patients’ lives. Aimed at health care professionals.

Dare to Lead™

Keynote addresses introducing the key concepts of the Dare to Lead™ Program, an empirically based courage-building program, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Suitable for any team or organisation interested in exploring a new paradigm of leadership. 


Average 45-50 minutes.

Copies of the slide presentation are not available. A hard copy handout of the key principles of some of the presentations (except Dare to Lead™ keynote addresses) can be prepared for distribution, on request.

Cost (NZD): $ 500, excluding travel and/or accommodation costs



instant rapport

"Powerpoint presentations were informative and easy to absorb and there were other resources provided such as reading lists and websites. I noticed that Nerine had an instant rapport with her audience and her approach encouraged interaction and contribution. Indeed, there was always a queue of patients waiting afterwards thirsty for more information."   


Individual clinical Supervision for health care professionals, with a meaning-orientation


Short-term individual intervention with a meaning-orientation. Particularly useful for patients, their relatives, or anyone experiencing a sense of despair


Workshop Facilitation 

Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Other tailor-made meaning-oriented workshops





Public Speaking


Facilitation of reflection groups, with a gratitude focus. For patients and health care professionals, or any group with a common interest.

Can be used for Supervision.


Facilitation of deep relaxation sessions (yoga nidra) or training in eliciting the relaxation response. For groups or individuals, for general wellbeing, stress-reduction and healing