Ko Anah Ahau
I am Anah Aikman
“I am passionate about teaching and role modelling values-based leadership because I believe that the way we lead matters, and that through positive leadership, we can change the world.”
Anah is passionate about positive change. Of Maaori (Ngaati Maniapoto and Ngaati Wairere) and Scottish descent, she cares deeply about people and our planet, and believes that we have a duty of care to leave the world a better place.
Her mission is to educate others on the importance of values-based leadership and demonstrate the power this practice has to positively impact the healthcare landscape.
Having practiced as a Registered Nurse for 40+ years, in 2013 Anah became the first certified Integrative Nurse Coach outside of the United States. Becoming an Integrative Nurse Coach has allowed Anah to further develop her expertise in the health and wellness sector, and to share her extensive knowledge with others.
An avid traveller, natural storyteller and registered New Zealand Celebrant, Anah’s skillset is multifaceted. Tying together her unique experience, she encourages others to think differently and embrace personal growth.
Evolving is an organic part of life’s journey and Anah’s vision today embraces a global purpose. She hopes to leave behind a positive legacy and inspire change from within.
Who Am I?
A poem by Anah
I am the past, the present, the future.
I was born from ancient story tellers.
Wisdom keepers. Seekers of knowledge.
Noble. Brave. Gentle and Kind.
I am the young girl who gazed upwards, the first snow
Through the big glass windows, awestruck in presence
Who lay at the hearth of the open fire.
I am the girl who loved the mountains, the lake, the earth and the sky.
Of care free days. Of running free.
I am the girl with the sun tanned skin.
The Dancer. The Reader. The Thinker. The Empath.
I am the girl of ‘Now we are Six’ with long black hair
Fur coats, intrigues and mysteries
Of Aslan of Narnia.
I am the daughter of the scottish soldier in Italy,
Of the mother, the nurse, of an almost extinct race
I am the girl whose parents allowed
The roads less travelled,
And the grace of manners
I am the girl with the positive heart, the ease of a smile
And oceans of soul
I am this girl who then grew up,
The mother of two
And nurse of many
I am the woman of this ‘now’.
Past Present and Future
The girl alive inside is me
For I am her and she is me
And here I am and hold this space
From me to you
I see you too….
For I am …