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Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence. ONLINE

Growing through uncertainty

From Covid alert levels to regulation, weather events and disrupted markets – now is a time to pause, focus on what matters, plan and follow-through.

To support rural people to respond to pressure with meaningful, positive action, we’re relaunching our ‘Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence’ programme as an accessible online version.

A short, sharp and uplifting workshop over two online sessions, ‘Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence’ is guided by clinical psychologist Bronwyn Moth of Umbrella Wellbeing and AWDT facilitator and farm advisor Geordie McCallum.

It’s about making positive psychology practical for rural people - in the context of Covid and the challenges we’re facing now.

This programme is a reminder that change is a two-way street. While we can’t control everything, we can choose to positively influence the people, places and organisations we care about.



Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence runs across two interactive and engaging sessions. A small amount of pre-work and homework will help you get the most out of the programme:

  1. Session 1: explore how uncertainty and stress can affect our thinking and behaviour.  Then learn how to notice when you are stressed and more forward proactively in ways that support your wellbeing. 
  2. Session 2: drill down into how behaviour is rewarded by the brain and how you can use our values to choose how to positively influence the people, places and organisations you care about. 


Module Date Time
Online (Zoom) 1 Wednesday 22nd September 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online (Zoom) 2 Wednesday 29th September 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Thanks to our partners, Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence costs just $30.00 + GST per person – covering both modules.


Thanks to our partners

The Know Your Mindset. Grow Your Influence programme is a collaborative effort.  Support from MPI, Farmstrong and the Rural Support Trust made this programme happen, along with founding support from Beef + Lamb New Zealand.


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  • Growing through uncertainty


  1. Understand how uncertainty, disruption and change can impact your thinking and behaviour. 
  2. Clarify your priorities and more mindfully direct your attention, energy and behaviour towards these.
  3. Plan how to positively influence the people, places and organisations that matter to you

Who is Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence for?

Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence is designed for farmers, growers and members of our rural communities – both women and men – who are interested in positively responding to increasing pressure and change in their life, business or sector.

Farming partnerships, teams and families are encouraged to attend together, as these close relationships are often the best places to have conversations about the things we value the most. Individuals are also welcome.

We recognise that these are challenging and uncertain times. While Know your Mindset. Grow your Influence is designed to support a positive mindset, it is not designed for people who are experiencing poor wellbeing or significant mental health issues. Please contact the Rural Support Trust instead.


Participant feedback

“The programme gave me good ideas on how to calm down and take 5 mins before making my decision”

“I know now family is my most important value”

“I can't wait to share this with my partner and our kids”

“It’s really good to give time to stop and think about your mindset and reflect. Sometimes you get caught in day-to-day and forget to process your own feelings/mindset.”

“I enjoyed spending time with my partner on the workshops... it was revealing and surprising how much he engaged. Revisiting my values helped me understand the current disruption I am experiencing. It made me more aware of my behaviours that are unhelpful when under stress which helps me find a more helpful way of moving forward.”

“In rural NZ we have a poor understanding of the drivers of good mind health. And as we start up-skilling we realise that we have a tiger by the tail and all is not well in provincial NZ. Workshops like this are critical to raising the bar in understanding ourselves and motivations. Once we better understand ourselves, we can better understand our family and our community and everything we do next, including advocacy, comes from a more healthy and better informed place.”


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