Tessa Johnstone



Tessa Johnstone is a recovering cynic, fairweather cyclist, mum of one, and works in media and communications. She took the long way there, working and volunteering for a number of not-for-profits in New Zealand and overseas before she got here.

Tessa Johnstone's posts

Part-Time Perils and How to Overcome Them

There are a lot of great things about working less than 30 hours a week, as more than half a million part-time workers in New Zealand would tell you. After nearly a year as a full-time, first-time mum, it allowed me to transition back into the workforce gently, and now allows me to balance my […]

Avoiding Burnout

Tips on taking care of yourself Doing good can be a tough job sometimes – so if you’re going to avoid burning out, you’ll need to take care of yourself. You might be supporting young people with addictions, former refugees with post-traumatic stress disorder, rehabilitating neglected animals, lobbying for urgent action on poverty or climate […]