Ep. 8 Workload and wellbeing – walking the talk  artwork

Ep. 8 Workload and wellbeing – walking the talk

  • E8
  • 44:13
  • October 19th 2021

In late August 2021 Mark Aspden, CEO of Sport Hawkes Bay, a Regional Sports Trust in the North Island of Aotearoa NZ posted on LinkedIn. copy of an email he had recently sent to his staff.

It was prompted by the tragic death of Olivia Podmore a well-known New Zealand high-performance cyclist and the impact her death had on many working in the sporting community.

In it he noted the following:

‘what I do know is while our work in the community is important and makes a real difference, there is nothing we do that is so critical that any one of us should be sacrificing our mental health for it. NOTHING’. 

This is a conversation about the link between workloads and wellbeing from a leadership perspective –the role of boards, management teams and funders – in walking the wellbeing talk. 


Hi, I’m Julie Hood, and welcome to my podcast TimePeace.

It has been created in honour of my dad, a watchmaker who spent a lifetime restoring people’s time, by his daughter who for many years felt there was never quite enough of it - until she learned there was.

It took longer to get to that place than I thought and like all change it was challenging. When I look back, I wish I’d rescued her sooner.

I now teach others what I’ve learned, and continue to learn, in the hope their time can be restored. These podcast conversations are part of that.

Because in a world that seems obsessed with speed there is no better time to learn to make haste more slowly than now.