Health Awards

Kim feels privileged to have had her work recognised over the years through various awards in the health industry. Her goal is to help people understand the many cutting-edge opportunities which exist for helping patients recover from chronic illnesses without medication, and that in large part patients can learn how to self-heal.

Nominee – The David Awards 2017

The David Awards recognise the unsung heroes in home and small businesses throughout New Zealand, whose tenacity, courage and ingenuity place them firmly at the forefront of entrepreneurship in this country. Kim is entered in the awards under the categories of ‘most outstanding triumph over adversity’, ‘most innovative business’ and ‘Solo Meo Award’ (one-person businesses)

In the same way that David, an ordinary, unassuming young man, conquered the giant Goliath using only his shrewdness and a simple slingshot, these entrepreneurial Davids often punch well above their weight. The aim of The David Awards is to acknowledge the “Davids” who contribute so much to this country, their communities, their families and the Kiwi business landscape, and who are seldom recognised for it.

Nominated for ‘Best Kept Secret’ – WEGO Health Awards 2017

Kim has been nominated for the Health Activist Award in the ‘Best Kept Secret’ category. This is the second time she has been nominated for this award.

You can view the awards and vote for Kim here.

Nominee – Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards 2017

Kim was acknowledged in the Awhina Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Awards 2017 for her work in helping patients recover from chronic illnesses via telehealth.

She was praised by the judges for creating a program which “empowers patients to take control of their own health in these highly debilitating conditions” and that there is “clear evidence that the program has the potential to make a difference to patients’ outcomes and experience”.

The Awhina Health Excellence Awards showcase outstanding work by health professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve. The Health Excellence Awards are about celebrating research and innovation excellence in healthcare. Improving patient outcomes is the single most important benefit. For more information see the Awhina Health Excellence Awards page.

Best Paper – HINZ Health Informatics Awards 2016

In October 2016, 1200 delegates and 260 speakers from 14 countries converged at Sky City Auckland for the HINZ / GT / SFT and Nurse Infomatics global health conference. Jackie Plunkett (President of Australasian Telehealth Society) and Assoc. Professor Anthony Smith (Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland) handing Kim a ‘Best Paper’ Award in the SFT (Successes and Failures in Telehealth) Awards.

Finalist – Next New Zealand Woman of the Year

In 2011 Kim was privileged to be chosen as one of 5 finalists in the ‘Health Excellence’ award section of the NEXT New Zealand Women of the Year Award for ‘Innovation and Contribution to Health and Science’.

Kim with health colleague Dr Libby

Finalist and Runner Up – ILAB Global Impact Award

In 2015 Kim was a finalist for the ILAB Global Awards run by Entrepreneur Roger Hamilton, and won a runner-up place for a scholarship to attend the ILAB training in Bali.

The Awards celebrate Entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world.

Semi Finalist – Waitemata DHB Health Excellence Award

In 2012 Kim’s Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Online Summit made it to the semi-finals of the Waitemata District Health Award for Excellence in Health.

Kim with colleague Pat Armitstead at the Awards.

Nominee – Westpac Women of Influence Awards

2012 / 2014 – Nominee Westpac Women of Influence of Awards

Voted Top Speaker – Transform your Mind Summit

Kim was voted one of two top speakers in the ‘Transform your Mind’ Summit, an online event bringing top information from world-class speakers on how to become the master of your inner kingdom! Kim’s topic was the ‘Emotional Causation of Physical Symptoms’.
For more information on the summit go to