Empowering individuals & transforming communities

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

This passage is commonly mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela’s 1994 Inaugural Address.
It actually comes from the book A Return To Love (1992) by Marianne Williamson


Mission Statement:

To empower individuals to let their light shine and by doing so transforming communities spiritually, financially, economically and socially.


Our Vision is to see small towns throughout New Zealand that are struggling economically and socially transform into thriving hubs of local and social activity. Engaging in the planning and implementing of economic and development strategies in small towns with a population of fewer than 10,000 residents. To engage with these small communities that are facing real challenges and provide concrete ideas, inspiration and hope by facilitating networking between individuals and organisations in these towns and those in cities.