Working as a natural therapist for the past two decades, in a world which for centuries has side-lined and maligned 'alternative' practitioners as 'woo woo' and illegitimate, has not been easy. There have been many times when I have considered throwing in the towel and getting a 'proper job'.
However, having gone through my own very personal and long journey of recovery to heal from a multitude of symptoms and diagnoses I was told by doctors were either incurable or untreatable without drugs, and having witnessed first-hand the remarkable and seemingly 'miraculous'* recoveries of hundreds of clients, I cannot stay silent. This information is FAR to important to be kept secret. The world needs to know, and the time is ripe now.
For years it has been my mission to bring a deeper understanding of the potentials for health to both the public and the western medical system. Whilst I've barely made a dent in the behemoth of mainstream medical care, there have been times when my work has been recognized, and for this I am truly grateful.
Why is this so important?
Because for more than a century now mankind has been steeped in the allopathic medical model, which has trained people to believe they are powerless over their health and wellbeing, telling them symptoms and illness are a mistake, and addressing only the end-results. People have been programmed to rely on medication and surgery as the best and only solution, and this simply is not the best approach.
The human body has incredible potential to self-heal, and what is needed is RE-EDUCATION for both the general public AND medical professionals.
As the old legacy system breaks down, it's time for a new and better way to be born, where the best of the legacy allopathic system is kept, and the multitude of cutting-edge natural health modalities which have been kept secret for decades are finally allowed to emerge and be seen for what they are: proven solutions for a vastly better healthcare system.
Below are some of the health awards I am grateful to have been nominated for or won. I am proud to be a mouth-piece standing for a better system of healthcare. This is my mission in this life.
* note on the use of the term 'miraculous' above: actually what are commonly seen as 'miraculous' are actually just 'normal' when you understand the deeper potentials of healing.
Finalist – Next New Zealand Woman of the Year 2011
In 2011 Kim was one of 5 finalists in the ‘Health Excellence’ section of the NEXT New Zealand Women of the Year Award for ‘Innovation and Contribution to Health and Science’.
Kim pictured here with health colleague Dr Libby Weaver.
Winner Best Paper – HINZ Health Informatics Awards 2016
In October 2016, 1200 delegates and 260 speakers from 14 countries converged at Sky City Auckland for the HINZ (Health Information NZ) / GT / SFT (Successes and Failures) and Nurse Infomatics global health conference.
Here pictures with Jackie Plunkett (President of Australasian Telehealth Society) and Assoc. Professor Anthony Smith (Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland) handing Kim a ‘Best Paper’ Award for her presentation in the SFT (Successes and Failures in Telehealth) section.
Semi Finalist – Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Award 2012
In 2012 Kim’s Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Online Summit made it to the semi-finals of the Waitemata District Health Award for Excellence in Health.
Kim pictured here with colleague Pat Armitstead at the Awards.
Voted Top Speaker – Transform your Mind Summit
Kim’s presentation on the ‘Emotional Causation of Physical Symptoms’ earned her the title of 'one of two top speakers' in the ‘Transform your Mind’ Summit, an online event bringing top information from world-class speakers on how to become the master of your inner kingdom!
Finalist and Runner Up – ILAB Global Impact Award
In 2015 Kim was a finalist for the ILAB Global Awards run by Entrepreneur Roger Hamilton, and won a runner-up place for a scholarship to attend the ILAB training in Bali. The Awards celebrate Entrepreneurs and Impact Makers who are making a difference in the world.
Nominee – Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards 2017
Kim was acknowledged in the Awhina Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards 2017 for her work in helping patients recover from chronic illnesses via telehealth.
She was praised by the judges for creating a program which “empowers patients to take control of their own health in these highly debilitating conditions” and that there is “clear evidence that the program has the potential to make a difference to patients’ outcomes and experience”.
The Awhina Health Excellence Awards showcase outstanding work by health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. They are about celebrating research and innovation excellence in healthcare. Improving patient outcomes is the single most important benefit.
Nominated for ‘Best Kept Secret’ – WEGO Health Awards 2017
Kim was nominated for the Health Activist Award in the ‘Best Kept Secret’ category. This was the second time she was nominated for this award.
Nominee – The David Awards 2017
The David Awards recognise the unsung heroes in home and small businesses throughout New Zealand, whose tenacity, courage and ingenuity place them firmly at the forefront of entrepreneurship in this country. Kim is entered in the awards under the categories of ‘most outstanding triumph over adversity’, ‘most innovative business’ and ‘Solo Meo Award’ (one-person businesses)
In the same way that David, an ordinary, unassuming young man, conquered the giant Goliath using only his shrewdness and a simple slingshot, these entrepreneurial Davids often punch well above their weight. The aim of The David Awards is to acknowledge the “Davids” who contribute so much to this country, their communities, their families and the Kiwi business landscape, and who are seldom recognised for it.
Nominee – Woman of Influence Awards 2018
Now in its sixth year, the Women of Influence programme recognises and celebrates women from all walks of life who make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow New Zealanders. Kim is proud to have been nominated for the health and science award for women who are driving scientific, technological, or other significant innovation, either within their business or workplace or within the broader community.
Presented by Westpac and Stuff, the programme highlights the significant contribution women are making to New Zealand’s growth and development. It recognises female leaders, and reaffirms the value of bold and diverse thoughts and actions they bring in creating a vibrant present and a bright future for all New Zealanders.
Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award 2018
Presented by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Foundation, this award recognizes an individual who is currently providing leadership in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, helping strengthen the foundation laid by others, while advancing it through innovation. This individual is recognized for the extraordinary contributions he or she has made in any one of several domains:
Patient Care: A healthcare provider who is practicing lifestyle medicine to provide extraordinary quality and compassionate patient care.
Education: An accomplished healthcare educator who is incorporating aspects of lifestyle medicine into training and inspiring the next generation of healthcare providers.
Innovation: A person who is breaking new ground in a healthcare arena through an advancement, improvement of efficiencies, an IT product or a novel initiative, while incorporating the principles of lifestyle medicine.
Management: A healthcare leader who is exceeding expectations when it comes to influencing growth and development of healthcare and lifestyle medicine to meet the needs of the community.
Community Service: A healthcare provider making a meaningful contribution to community health improvement, including, but not limited to, increasing access to healthcare and lifestyle medicine for low-income residents.
Kim was proud to be nominated for her service in patient care, education, innovation and management.
Nominee – Westpac Women of Influence Awards
2012 / 2014 – Nominee Westpac Women of Influence of Awards