Flying helicopters, writing long hours over coffee & the ever-present passion for pulling on the threads of psychology. That's what you'll find here.
A Brief History
Carsten flew Iroquois helicopters on 3 Squadron, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), where he deployed to East Timor (twice) and the Solomon Islands. In 2008 he deployed to Afghanistan on the ground as a Patrol Liaison Officer where he was responsible for mentoring district officials and contributing to the provincial reconstruction of Bamiyan Province.
Carsten promoted national mental health campaigns for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, while contributing to the psycho-social recovery of Christchurch following the Canterbury earthquakes.
Carsten coaches for Seth Godin's altMBA which brings together high-performing individuals who want to leap, level-up, and lead.
Carsten splits his time between Wellington and the RNZAF Leadership School in Blenheim where he coaches mental skills, mindfulness, and how to have brave conversations as leaders.