Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Wow Factor in the Worlds of Work by Paula Stenberg

Here's a sneak preview of my new book about to be released.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Personal Branding Exercise: Your Style

For those who have read my LinkedIn article and would like to see how this can work for them.

It doesn't matter what sort of creative role or work you do, with a little imagination you can translate it into those areas you may be working on.

I am uploading here details of one of my client's who is a dancer/choreographer and how she reappropriated 'her style' to meet with her aspirations and future works she wished to do.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

David Poata: Photographer

David has an immense talent in his photography. He provides haute couture, beauty and advertising photography. He will be launching a new project in 2016 called The Provocateur. You can find him here:

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Style Lab

The Style Lab

Yes, you can now view online.


Monday, May 18, 2015

I Survived A Zombie Holocaust (Official Teaser), update Guy Pigden

Hello everyone,

Guy Pigden's film 'I Survived A Zombie Holocaust' is having its official multi-platform release in New Zealand & Australia through Vendetta Films on the May 22nd.

It will be available simultaneously in cinemas, VOD and DVD. Funded by the NZFC’s Escalator Initiative and 4 years in the making, the film enjoyed a remarkable festival run, which saw it premiere to 3 sold out screenings and rave reviews at the London Fright Fest. After playing in other high profile genre festivals including Sitges and LA’s Screamfest, ISAZH went on to win the Independent Spirit Award at Sydney’s Night Of Horror International Film Festival and was voted one of the worlds top ten genre films of 2014 by popular UK film site ‘Nerdly.’

The newly released trailer for the film can be viewed here: Mixing the inventive, early career splat-stick of Peter Jackson and the rollicking humour of Shaun of the Dead, ISAZH takes an inventively fresh satirical bite out of the zombie genre.

The film follows the crew of a low budget zombie movie as it gets caught in the middle of a real, rapidly spreading zombie apocalypse. If you enjoyed the trailer and are interested in watching the film it’s available for preorder in the links below. This is a small film made with a lot of people’s love, goodwill and passion. We’re very proud of the film and in supporting it, you’re supporting those people and New Zealand films.

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you at the movies!
Yours sincerely, Guy Pigden (Writer/Director)

The film is available for pre-order in different formats below:
DVD (New Zealand):
DVD (Australia):

Or you can buy tickets to see the film in a cinema on the weekend it opens here:
Auckland 8:30pm 23/5/15 – Academy
Wellington 8:30pm 22/5/15 – Paramount:
Dunedin 8:30pm 25/5/15 – Rialto:
Palmerston North 8:30pm 22/5/15 - Downtown Cinemas:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Halmon Barber - Dani and Jack

By Dani -
Our Mission Statement To provide a quality service to the community/customers of Papatoetoe. Our service is friendly and unforgettable. Halmon Barber  is a customer orientated store where staff provide a high level of customer service with a large range of professional services and products offered.  The barber shop will be a place for members of the community to receive the hairstyling service they are looking for and advice when required. In doing so we aim to provide an understanding, knowledgeable, warm and safe environment for community residents to feel welcome and be taken care of from the minute they walk in.

Services we provide:
  • Hair cuts
  • Hairstyling
  • Facial hair threading
  • Advice on hair products

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Style Lab

The Style Lab 

When I offer this in a group setting I set it up as a 'performance' getting participants to use their imagination as if we are taking the space shuttle.

This fun exercise is designed to develop a tripartite style statement, that is, three words to describe oneself, and I introduce words to do just that, much like how the fashionista journos describe the latest runway collections. 

This booklet will allow you to identify and classify your:
  • Style Sphere: your top 10 key style sphere's of influence
  • Style Pillars: how your pillars symbolise your style's security, stability and support
  • Style Pyramid Persona: the enigma and mystery of this combination of your style translated into a tripartite statement
I will then show you how you can effectively use your understanding in your style areas to have input in the vision for your life, your career, your goals to even your conversations.
Here is an extract from the booklet:
Our final metaphor is the lighthouse. Once you are appropriating what you have discovered on this journey about your style and you start to move into your vision, you need to be prepared not only for smooth sailing but also tumultuous times ahead. The lighthouse represents the shedding of your light (brand YOU) onto the waters to signal to others how to connect to you and also where danger may be. Ensure your team/community/ tribe do not go off course or worse get shipwrecked. After all brand YOU is about gathering together "your" tribe, and staying true to your vision. 

So gather your tribe, stay true to your vision, and you will experience the caring and sharing of like minded people. You will feel a sense of belonging and an assurance that you belong with these people.

Finally, I end this exercise by getting participants to dye wash the booklet using a choice of 8 different colours. Now they know their style, what colour(s) are they going to choose.  This gets them into the zone of creativity, putting colour and light into their lives so they can burst through a very busy marketplace.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pretty Asian Theatre

PAT is the creative partnership of James Roque and Chye-Ling Huang and the result of their need to tell more stories that relate to Asian New Zealanders. 

PAT's challenge is to bring to the surface the mixed cultural experiences we all feel in some way or another within our unique identity as New Zealanders. We aim to explore, celebrate and honour the vital stories and unanswered questions at the heart of plays with Asian roots, and in turn inspire the growth of diverse new works in a theatrical landscape that is turning toward a truthful New Zealand view.

You can find more here: and

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SoftFern Ltd - video and photo editing service

Sergei Bondarenko is from the Ukraine and living now in NZ; Sergei owns and operates SoftFern Ltd. View his site here: and also: UC3Tzv2ynzZ9z7lPtN4Z7R_A and https://www pages/SoftFerncom/ 443577829119792 Here is some of Sergei's work.

He provides the following services for individual clients:
  1. Professional video clips, DVDs, CDs, slide shows created from existing photos and videos for personal usage.
  2. Memorable events – weddings, child photos, photos taken during tourist tours, etc.
  3. Improvement of existing(old)photos:retouching, upscaling, etc.
  4. Printed photo albums from your oldphotos/digital photos.
  5. Online photo albums which can be shared with friends.
  6. Conversion of old photos to digital pictures.
He provides the following services for businesses:
  1. Design of business DVDs with video clips for small and medium businesses to promote their products and services.
  2. Graphic services–creating brochures, flyers, logos, banners, Flash movies and clips for small and medium businesses.
  3. Custom advertising clips.
  4. Photography–quality photos of company's products.
  5. Stock images for sale.
  6. Online advertising for small and medium businesses (email newsletters, YouTube and various social

Monday, January 26, 2015

Art of Trees - Rachel A. Mooney Photographer

Rachel A. Mooney specialises  in floral, abstract, female nude and night photography. Her "mysterious, rich and engaging" images have appeared in several award winning books, and are collected and exhibited in galleries locally and internationally. Her Art of Trees 2015 Calendar series is a combination of New Zealand's unique native trees, taken during the day and at night.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sun Bright Beauty Clinic

Check out Sun Feng's Clinic in Parnell, Auckland. 389 Parnell Road. Ph: 022 174 7130 and website: