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Health and wellness top of mind at AIA adviser summit

Advisers at the recent AIA NZ Peak Performance summit have been encouraged to look after themselves with the one-day conference focussing on health and wellbeing to support advisers to perform at their best.

Monday, May 24th 2021, 10:49AM

by Matthew Martin

AIA NZ chief executive Nick Stanhope at the summit.

The summit was held at the Park Hyatt in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter on Thursday last week and in line with AIA NZ’s flagship AIA Vitality programme, the conference was dedicated to inspiring and encouraging more than 130 advisers to look after their health and wellbeing so they can be the best they can be for their team, their business, their clients - and most importantly - for themselves.

AIA NZ chief partnership insurance officer Sam Tremethick says the last year has been challenging for everyone so it’s important to prioritise health and wellbeing.

"This is something the team here at AIA NZ are really passionate about - our purpose is to help New Zealanders live healthier, longer, better lives.

"We are leaders in our industry and we want to lead this important conversation with our advisers and the wider market,” Tremethick says.

The event offered a line-up of international and local guest speakers, laddering up to the overall theme of AIA Vitality's four wellbeing pillars - Think Well, Eat Well, Move Well and Plan Well.

“Our opening guest shared some thought-provoking insights into what drives high performance, and the importance of being in the moment," Tremethick says.

"Attendees also gained a better understanding of anxiety, the world’s fastest-growing mental health issue, and how something as simple as breathing correctly can make a huge difference in times of stress.

“We also heard from Claire Turnbull, our AIA Vitality partner from Mission Nutrition, who provided inspirational ideas on eating well, and the value of forward planning when it comes to the food we use to fuel our bodies.”

The afternoon sessions focused on planning and moving well, highlighting how fitness truly is medicine for the body and that having structure in your planning can help you thrive.

“The event wrapped up with an incredibly powerful presentation from Ngahihi o te ra Bidois, who, using ancient wisdom from Maori culture, demonstrated the importance of words and taking small steps to become a leader of influence.”

Feedback from the conference has been overwhelmingly positive, Tremethick says.

“It was an outstanding summit which we are confident has set our advisers up well for the coming year and will support their ongoing development."

The fact an event of this size was even possible wasn’t lost on the AIA NZ team either.

“It really was a privilege to have been able to host our advisers with so many other nations not as lucky as we are to be able to meet in this way, in a place as beautiful as this, to celebrate another successful year of business."

Panel discussion at the AIA NZ Peak Performance Summit. From left, Len Elikhis - chief product and vitality officer, Sam Tremethick - chief partnership insurance officer, Sharron Botica - chief customer officer and Nick Stanhope – AIA NZ chief executive. Photo/Michael Bradley

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