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Hi, I’m Jude.

I joined WALSH Trust in 2011, filling in as Quality & Service Development Leader for a year before securing my dream job as independent ENDEAVOURS Vocational & Personal Development Facilitator. Prior to that I was an Occupational Health & Safety / Injury Rehabilitation Advisor.

I graduated in 2011 with a Post Graduate Diploma in OSH from Massey University and am now working towards qualifications in Whole Person Facilitation. My passion is empowering people to celebrate their strengths, experience independence and achieve their personal goals.

There are few vocations I am not at least familiar with. I have had roles in health/wellness and facilitation within a variety of government departments, companies and NGOs since coming to NZ from Canada. Previous careers include: writing & editing, web design & marketing, public relations & journalism, laboratory & ECG tech, and metal lathe/factory work. Outside working hours I enjoy teaching Yoga, gardening, writing, travel and cooking.

Jude Derksen

Vocational & Personal Development Facilitator