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Cassandra is an expert in the areas of creativity, transformational change, passion and happiness. She is regularly profiled in the media for many of her creative and professional pursuits.

Cassandra Gaisford's art in New Zealand House and Garden

It takes courage to transform a vision into reality. Check out Cassandra’s art and be inspired by her story of reinvention in the February 2021 edition of New Zealand House and Garden. Click here>>

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Cassandra is a well-known writer in the area of ‘passion at work,’ beauty and art. She currently writes for New Zealand House and Garden. She has contributed regular articles New Zealand’s most popular daily newspapers, as the career columnist for The NZ Herald and The Dominion Post. She has also contributed to international and national publications such as Marie Claire, Employment Today and Career Edge.

Increasingly Cassandra’s views on self-employment, careers and well-being have been creating a lot of media interest.

Self-Made Story An Inspiration to Others—read how Cassandra didn’t take no for an answer and created her own publishing empire. Navigate to here>>

Take a real break from work—check out her interview in the New Zealand Herald, “Escape the Always-On Culture,” navigate to here—

Read about Cassandra’s first group painting exhibition and her celebration of joy through creativity>>


Cassandra has been interviewed on National Radio, ZMFM, and Radio Live about a wide range of topics including improving the quality of career guidance and how to live and work with more passion.

Radio NZ Interview

Listen to Cassandra’s Interview on RadioNZ below:


Cassandra was the resident life coach on Television New Zealand’s The Good Morning Show. Follow the links on this page to see more

TVNZ One » Creative goal setting

TVNZ One » Change your thoughts, change your life

TVNZ One » Writing romance novels

CW Iowa Live >> Fork in the Road Well-Being Interview Summit

Sheree Clark, Fork in The Road

Recently Cassandra was invited as a career expert on Healthy Living Coach Sheree Clark’s ‘Fork in the Road interview summit.’ Listen to a replay of this interview below:

Sheree Clark showcased Mid-Life Career Rescue: The Call for Change on American television. Watch a short clip below:

Interviews With Other Experts

Rescue Your Career. Listen to Cassandra’s interview with Greg, founder of the podcast Fathers After 50, where she discusses her book series Mid-Life Career Rescue. Be inspired by her ideas on how to rescue your career, possibly with a “career combo.” Click here >>

Discover the joy of sobriety. Listen to Cassandra’s interview with Melinda Hammond. Click here >>

Learn the truth about prosperity. Listen to Cassandra’s interview with Ande Anderson on her Be Do Succeed Online Conference. Click here to watch to listen here

Find Happiness at Work: How to Create a Successful Career Strategy. Listen to Cassandra’s webinar presentation, for the Alumni Career Speaker Series 2017. Listen to it here (The sound improves 20 minutes in!)

Find Your Passion and Live It Each Day. Travelpreneur and professional blogger Drew Crawford interviewed Cassandra to share practical and inspiring strategies to help people find their passion, live and work anywhere in the world and still pay the bills. Listen to it here.

How To Overcome Your Mid-life Career Crisis. Recently Cassandra was interviewed by Olivia Gamber a US Career Expert. Do you know what she put as the lead quote? “The biggest skill you need during a career transition is to have an imagination.” If your imagination could do with some stimulation check out the interview here

How To Cultivate A Success Mindset. Podcaster and author Melinda Hammond and Cassandra had a blast sharing tips and strategies to help others live their dreams. Check out the interview here …including how Cassandra once felt like a bird trapped in a cage and then learned how to fly.

YouTube. Cassandra regularly broadcasts on YouTube click here to view »


Happy at Work Interviews with Cassandra – check out these inspiring stories of reinvention….

Happy@work interview with UK Best Selling author Nick Williams
From selling computers to work philosopher, writing books and travelling the world Click here to listen or download »

Happy@work interview with Zofia Miliszewska
From statistical analyst to arts professional at Christies
Click here to listen or download »

Happy@work interview with Maartje Ten Berge
From selling life insurance to designing clothes
Click here to listen or download »

Happy@work interview with Rumi Shivaz
Reinvention following receivership
Click here to listen or download »

Happy@work interview with Sarah
From economics professor to tango teacher
Click Here to listen or download »

Happy@work interview with Lawrence Green
Doing the career combo
Click here to listen or download »

Cassandra Chats

Inspire yourself!
Click here to listen or download »

The Joyful Artist

I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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