Wellbeing | Motivational

Jehan Casinader

Jehan Casinader is a prominent New Zealand journalist and television presenter renowned for his exceptional storytelling skills and deep commitment to sharing compelling Kiwi stories.

Jehan’s career in television began at a young age, with his first appearance on the game show 'Small Talk' in 1997. By the age of 13, he was already pitching stories to TV One's 'Holmes' programme, and at 15, he interviewed then-Prime Minister Helen Clark for the youth magazine 'Tearaway'​​. He pursued a Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University of Wellington, majoring in Public Policy and International Relations, further cementing his foundation in journalism and public affairs​​.

Post-university, Jehan's career flourished at TVNZ, working on shows like 'Close Up' and 'Seven Sharp', and later moving to the current affairs programme 'Sunday' in 2016. He also hosted the talk show 'The Inside Word' in 2018, covering critical social issues such as body image and cyberbullying​​​​. His journalistic excellence was recognised with awards, including 'Best Team Video' at the 2018 Voyager Media Awards and 'Reporter of the Year' at the 2018 New Zealand Television Awards​​.

In addition to his journalism career, Jehan's personal journey with depression led him to author the book "This Is Not How It Ends", where he discusses how storytelling helped him navigate through his mental health challenges. He shares his belief in the power of storytelling to transform lives and advocates for using it as a tool for improving mental health and rewriting personal narratives​​​​.

Jehan Casinader brings his unique experiences and insights to the stage. He discusses the influence of stories on our mental health and offers practical tools for attendees to rewrite their own stories, aiming to improve well-being, productivity, and relationships. His ability to connect with a diverse range of audiences makes him a valuable addition to any event​​.

Duration: 45 minutes. 15 minutes Q and A.

Essential Talent arranges a prep call with Jehan Casinader prior to the event and provides an industry-standard agreement for peace of mind.