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Life and lifestyle – wilderness or manicured?

Posted by Philip on 8 January 2016, 1:36 pm in , , ,

I've been contemplating my garden in the last week, for a project in which I'm involved. I've noticed my preference for a wilderness-styled garden rather than a highly manicured one. At the same time, I appreciate nicely manicured gardens.

What occurred to me is, we can see life on a wilderness-manicured spectrum. Sometimes it feels very orderly and controlled while other times can feel messier or completely chaotic.

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To choose the life I want to lead: submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into More Effective Social Services

Posted by Philip on 19 July 2015, 1:51 pm in , , , , , , , ,

This is the submission I made recently to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into More Effective Social Services, in response to Chapter 11: Client choice and empowerment. Submissions closed in June. 

I am Managing Director of Diversity New Zealand Ltd. I am recognised in New Zealand and overseas as a social and creative entrepreneur with fifteen years’ experience as a professional, award-winning comedian. My company works to develop capacity in individuals, teams, organisations and communities in the areas of leadership, diversity, complexity and change.

I use Individualised Funding (IF) to manage my support.

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