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How throwing tantrums and giving up got me my dream job - An ex-teacher’s account of embracing the inner toddler, seeking more and finding it.

Thinking that you deserve more is valid, seeking more is your right, and remembering what brought us joy as children can reveal who we really are and what we really want. 

Join us for an ex-teacher’s account of career-jumping, letting go of expectations, being a quitter and how every step of the journey counts towards something  (even if you don’t know what that is yet!) 

Laura Scatchard is a Learning Producer for VIVITA Aotearoa, a children’s innovation agency that focuses on facilitating creativity education through practical learning experiences and design thinking processes. With a tool belt comprising of visual communication design skills, secondary teaching experience, and a passion for wellbeing, she currently spends her time laying down foundations for a future generation of resourceful, critically thinking, and empathetic change makers. 

Laura is 29 years old and earned her Bachelor of Design (VCD) at Massey University in 2015, and her Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching at Victoria University in 2017. She is originally from Tauranga and considers herself a generalist, joy seeking magpie who loves to follow her gut, learn new things, and solve problems.


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