The HOPP Tour

Healthy Ocean People and Ports

Dr Tom is currently on a mission. He is sailing around New Zealand in his 40 foot Catamaran, following the wake of his retro chevy ambulance on land.

Dr Tom and the team are spending the next two years, travelling the country to do free community talks about wellbeing, setting up testing sites and completing workshops to improve the overall health of New Zealanders.

There are three aspects to the HOPP Tour. They are community talks, testing and workshops.

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In each location, Dr Tom will be completing a free community talk. This will be at a location confirmed prior to Dr Toms arrival into that specific port. These talks have been performed to the likes of Google, Microsoft and TedX. Dr Tom’s presentations are based on 25+ years experience working in NZ emergency departments, with personal stories of adventure, hardship and humour weaved throughout the talk. They are a great way to learn about the importance of health and wellbeing, with engaging and easily digestible medical stories and recommendations.

“Tom has got a great message which he presents in a humorous way. How do we change things? By changing our attitudes. He provides great examples of what and how.” Sir Ralph Norris, CEO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia


With many missions and projects on the go, Dr Tom’s schedule is almost always booked years in advance. The HOPP tour provides a unique opportunity for local businesses in New Zealand to lock Dr Tom in for a workshop for their employees. The workshops can span from half a day to a full day, and provide great value to an organisation.

Dr Tom will begin with a presentation and provide employees with the tools to measure and manage their health and wellbeing. Dr Tom covers the material in his internationally best-selling books, Healthy Thinking. This empowers individuals to manage their emotions and make the most out of life.

To book a workshop for your organisation or enquire about pricing, email

“Healthy Thinking is the single fundamental paradigm shift the NZ education system needs to empower the lives of both students and teachers.”

Graeme Aitken - Dean Faculty of Education University of Auckland