Episode 42: From the Depths of Suffering to Loving Yourself Fully with Kate O’Brien

Kate has gone to the depths of human pain, hitting rock bottom twice after an emotionally turbulent & violent upbringing. She overcame huge barriers, including anorexia, bulimia, depression & a drug addiction to go on to become a national leader in her field as a registered nurse, speaking at international health conferences, being nominated for a special regional health award for her national work in training doctors & nurses throughout New Zealand as powerful change agents & was a finalist for the New Zealand Emerging Speaker of the Year in 2013. She received high accolades for her work as a national project manager with her work being featured at national conferences.

Kate O'Brien - Smiling HeadshotDespite a thriving career, Kate let it all go to pursue her life calling of empowering billions globally by combining heart and strategy. She founded GameChangerLive, her 2-day highly acclaimed transformational workshop which is run through Australasia & South East Asia, and her three month advanced breakthrough program, GameChanger High Performance.

Alongside her husband Henare, she co-founded the GameChanger Global SummitTM, an annual event connecting the top thought leaders of our generation. On her stage, she attracts luminary greats such as Jack Canfield, John Gray, Brendon Burchard, Marci Shimoff, Dr John Demartini, T Harv Eker, Gregg Braden, Brandon Bays, Sonia Choquette, Eben Pagan and many, many more.

Kate navigates her roles of mother, wife, spiritual partner, coach, speaker and author with a huge amount of commitment and love. She commits each day to stepping up further & further into her highest potential and use the gifts she was given to make a difference on the planet.

Going back through Kate’s younger years, it is hard to hear some of the things she endured at such a young age. I sit here today with an open mind and heart for Kate and other women who I am sure can relate on various different levels. The vulnerability Kate shows on this podcast, is overwhelming in such an inspirational and beautiful manner.

Taking her “mess” and therefore finding her incredible message is what I hope everyone listening today will do for themselves as well.

Kate teaches us that no matter how dark your past may be, there is always, always, always a light at the end of the tunnel.

“I actually wake up on a daily basis and cannot wait to get into my life, it is exciting”

Showing up each day and stepping full force into the work is how Kate eventually found her life’s true meaning.

“I’m not telling you that it’s going to be easy, but I am telling you that it is going to be worth it.” -Unknown

Learn how to differentiate between the two voices we all have inside of us. There is the “noise” and then there is the actual “voice,” Kate says. The noise is all the fear and worry that consumes us, which to some, can manifest into very serious situations. Then there is the voice, the intuitive part of us that knows something greater. Treasure that voice, for it’s truly a gift.

If anything, allow Kate to be that shot of inspiration that runs through your veins and reminds you daily that everything can be reached and achieved, if you only put your mind to it.

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Eating disorders
  • Overcoming struggles
  • Loving yourself fully
  • Forgiving your past
  • Breakthroughs
  • Finding the message in your mess
  • Making a difference


  • GameChanger Global Summit
  • GameChanger Live

Looking to learn more on how to forgive your past and set your future on fire? Follow up with Kate O’brien at henareandkate.com.

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