Walk the Talk with PGG Wrightson
Walk the Talk is Dr Tom’s latest mission, spanning over two years. Dr Tom will be travelling all over New Zealand in his ambulance, visiting at least 20 locations and walking through New Zealand’s epic country side, discussing health and wellbeing. At each location Dr Tom will be completing:
Each location, Dr Tom will give a community talk that anyone and everyone is welcome to. Dr Tom has performed these talks to the likes of Google, Microsoft and The Hilton. They cover adventures of being a doctor in the polar regions, the reality of working in New Zealand’s emergency department for over 30 years, as well as providing the audience with tools to measure, monitor and motivate their own health and wellbeing.
At each location, Dr Tom will complete a short walk (i.e in Taupo, Dr Tom will walk the Huka Falls track). These are also open to the community, where anyone can come alone, get active and discuss any health or wellbeing concerns, questions or ideas they might hold. The intention is for Dr Tom to meet the community, connect them with each other and have the important discussion about what they can be doing to keep themselves, and their loved ones out of the emergency department.
Farm and station visits
At each location, Dr Tom will be visiting one farm or station, where he will discuss farmers health and wellbeing and answer any questions anyone may have. Dr Tom’s intentions with this is to hear what farmers have to say, provide some tools to measure, monitor and motivate health and wellbeing, and connect other farmers in the area into this discussion in their community.
Access to the kynd app
The KYND app was developed by Dr Tom after his first ever mission in his ambulance. He created it because he was finding really important results for people he was testing in the community, but found they had no where to store this data or to make a difference form it.
Dr Tom is embarking on this mission to meet members of the community, improve health and wellbeing, and help keep Kiwi’s and their families out of the emergency department. If you’d like to join us on this mission, keep an eye out on the Dr Tom on a Mission Facebook page for your towns dates, venues and walking tracks.
If you’d like Dr Tom to visit your farm or station, send us an email at:
If you have an organisation or company that would like to align with Walk the Talk, send us an email to receive our Sponsorship Package Document:
We look forward to seeing you all out there, to Walk the Talk!