Got To Get Out
Posted on 7th Jun 2016
Robert has always had an entrepreneurial streak – setting up his first business from his parents’ spare room in Wellington in 2006, at the age of 21. His marketing agency managed big events, sponsorships, brand activation, tours and employed thousands of promotional staff for major brands throughout New Zealand.
In 2014, his agency was acquired by a global public relations company. Robert became the General Manager of the Experiential Marketing division, managing major campaigns in New Zealand, and across the ditch in Australia. As with many business owners, the price was starting to pay on Robert’s health – the long hours and stressful deadlines resulted in an unsustainable lifestyle. He wasn’t getting outdoors enough.
“I decided to make a change in my life – I had little other choice, something had to give. I started getting out a lot more, going on as many hikes as I could – and seeing different parts of New Zealand in the process. I ended up dropping around 30kgs by being active and eating better” says Robert.