The Power of Embracing Failure
to Fall Forward to Achieve your Goals



Introducing “Chase that itch” – a captivating tale of resilience, determination, and the incredible power of the human spirit.

In this inspiring true story, follow the journey of Hazel who defies all odds as she faces relentless challenges without ever surrendering. From the depths of despair to the heights of triumph, her story will leave you mesmerized and awestruck.

With every stumble and setback, she learns to embrace failure as a stepping stone toward success. Through vividly painted experiences and heartfelt emotions, you will witness her transformation from a discouraged soul to an unstoppable force, all while discovering the untapped potential lying dormant within yourself.

This gripping narrative will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions as you witness her battle against adversity – workplace bullying, loss, abandonment – and her sheer determination to rise above it all. Along the way, she discovers the invaluable life lessons failure has to offer, teaching her the importance of self-belief, resilience, and the unyielding strength of the human spirit.

“Chase that itch” is not just a book, it is a guide to unlocking your inner warrior. Through her inspiring journey, you will uncover the true power of embracing failure, turning it into a catalyst for growth and achievement. This book doesn’t sugarcoat the struggles but rather illuminates the immense power we possess to conquer them.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a transformative and empowering voyage, grab a copy of “Chase that itch” and discover the overwhelming resilience that lies within every one of us. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and empowered to overcome any challenge life throws your way.

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Hazel possesses a wealth of experience in teaching and leadership within mainstream schools for more than 23 years in Aotearoa New Zealand. Throughout her journey, Hazel has overcome self-imposed limitations and achieved success in leadership by embracing new opportunities that often seemed like failures or setbacks. Carrying the spirit and prestige of her people, she has enhanced her grandmother’s legacy, accomplishing this through various teaching and leadership positions. Hazel understands how progressing despite obstacles can bring about positive transformations in her own life and the lives of others. The motto she lives by is never giving up, and her unwavering determination ensures that nothing can impede her progress.

Hazel embarked on her journey from Wairoa at the age of 14. During the initial years of her life, she resided in the countryside before eventually venturing to Palmerston North, a city where she attended university. It was in Palmerston North that she began her teaching career, and it eventually led her to various parts of the North Island of New Zealand, shaping her internal journey rather than an overseas experience. In New Zealand, the Overseas experience holds significant cultural value. It symbolizes a rite of passage for young adults, involving an extensive trip to foreign lands. However, it was not until Hazel reached her thirties that she embarked on her own Overseas experience.

In her early twenties, Hazel found herself in various leadership positions, working in the primary, secondary, and tertiary education sectors in New Zealand. These were demanding times for her as a young leader, often facing obstacles and needing to return to her hometown of Wairoa to rejuvenate and regain focus. Alongside her professional journey, she also experienced transformative partnerships that greatly influenced her personal life.

As Hazel entered her thirties and forties, she secured her first role as a principal and developed a relationship with her former partner, an Irish chef from County Cork. Their marriage took them on a lifetime of discovery, filled with both moments of great joy and challenging lows. They tied the knot in Rarotonga and embarked on extended trips to destinations such as Dubai, England, Belgium, Ireland, Scotland, California, Dallas, and Houston. These experiences played a pivotal role in fueling Hazel’s ambition to pursue her educational leadership career abroad. However, amidst running a school, maintaining a relationship, and completing her master’s degree, the pressures of being a principal led her back to Auckland, New Zealand.

It was in Auckland that Hazel began her pre-doctoral and doctoral program at Unitec in Mt Albert and Auckland University of Technology. During this time, she unknowingly underwent personal growth and transformation, while her relationship was crumbling internally. However, her strong connection to her people and her commitment to te ao Māori (the Māori world) began to take center stage. This led Hazel to realize her true purpose and pathway in life.

Now, Hazel is eager to share her journey of overcoming challenges, difficulties, and experiencing personal healing. She hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of others by sharing her insights and wisdom.