Hainoame Fulivai

Hainoame joined The Learning Wave team in 2014 as lead instructional designer for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Engagement with Pasifika workforce programme, aimed at improving services in the health sector.

Taking a socio-educational approach to inspiring learners, Hainoame crosses cultural boundaries with confidence and a strong sensitivity and awareness. A well-balanced extrovert/introvert, she strives to clarify difficult concepts in a simple way that is interactive and engages learners at all levels.

Hainoame has worked for more than 13 years in roles including community leadership and development, research, academic and career development, project leadership and business entrepreneurship. Her business experience ranges from corporate to government and not-for-profit organisations.

At the University of Auckland she successfully led a programme for high-achieving Maori and Pacific students, securing ongoing funding within eight months. A community advocate and business enthusiast, she has worked for Pacific Business Trust as a tutor for the First Steps to Business Programme, which encourages Pacific people into business.

Hainoame has a Master of Arts (Hons) in education, and is studying for a postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, leading into doctorate study. Her research interests are in the Pacific diaspora for economic sustainability in the Pacific, in which education and business are key factors.

“I love the challenge of inspiring others to learn, and finding less complex, creative ways to engage learners. My goal is always to see learners feeling inspired, engaged and therefore more aware of the world around them and their part in it.”