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What We’re About

At Life101, we’re passionate about people.

We deliver a comprehensive life and financial skills education through our one-day, four-day and eight-day programmes. Since 2013, we have worked with school students, people in prisons and on probation, community groups and youth with complex needs.

Our programmes give people direction, motivation, and the life skills to make positive and transformational change.

Why Life101?


Get motivated

Think differently

Tools for life

Self understanding


“I found the course absolutely amazing. It is inspirational, educational and has encouraged me to really take stock of my life and make some necessary changes.”

“I think my mindset in regards to my future has changed for the better. I couldn’t have imagined this could happen in only three days.”

“I’m able to recognise my triggers that have the potential to be problems and will stop them before they become a problem.”

“A light has been turned on for me personally which is going to have a profound impact on my life. Thank you Life101.”

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Human beings are social creatures

We know the importance of connectedness to friends, family, and community. We help participants build a strong social-skills toolkit, so that they can communicate their thoughts and feelings, enhance their relationships, and get on well with new people.

Activities include:

  • Expressing gratitude
  • Conscious communication
  • Giving back
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • How to deal with conflict


Who am I? Who are you?

You have to love yourself, before anyone else. We build confidence, resilience, and a sense of self-worth, so that participants feel empowered to make positive changes in their lives.

Activities include:

  • Developing personal leadership
  • Building emotional intelligence
  • Psychometric testing/personality profiles
  • Identifying personal, core values
  • How to deal with difficult emotions like anger, sadness, frustration, guilt


Make your money work for you

There’s more to life than just “working for the man.” Whether it’s starting your own business, investing in companies, or learning about the share market – we tap into participants’ potential to earn more.

Activities include:

  • How to start your own business
  • Learning about investment property
  • Learning about the share market
  • Other investment tools, like Sharesies


Money – ways to earn it, save it, and budget it

Successfully managing your money is a fundamental skill.

We teach participants how to save money, reduce debt, and make a financial plan. We build understanding and awareness of key financial concepts to help people be more money-savvy.

Activities include:

  • Creating budgets
  • “Lifetime cost” exercises
  • Learning saving techniques and tips
  • Defining key terms like credit, debt, tax, inflation
  • Setting up a Kiwisaver
  • How to teach your children good financial habits


Finding purpose in employment

Jobs don’t just pay the bills - they can be engaging, satisfying, challenging, and help us to grow as people. By identifying skills and interests, exploring further education, and acting as the interviewer, we help participants to get work ready.

Activities include:

  • C.V. building
  • Role playing job interviews
  • Applying for jobs online
  • What to wear to a job interview
  • Identifying strengths and positive traits
  • How to talk to employers