Jemarl Paerata: Finding Purpose After Hitting Rock Bottom...

Publish Date
Monday, 9 October 2023, 12:00PM

On this episode of Between Two Beers, we talk to Jemarl Paerata. 

Jemarl was the inspiration for starting our Low Key Legends series. I heard him speak during a presentation at Dave Wood’s Calm Under Pressure workshop earlier this year, and was immediately captivated and knew we had to get him in for a chat. 

These days, Jemarl is as a motivational mentor and the founder of Te Kaiarahi –where he inspires people to reach their full potential based on Te Ao Maori principals and connecting back to nature. 

But his journey there has been one hell of a ride. 

In this episode we talk about why his dad was sentenced to 30 years at the Bangkok Hilton in 1991, and how he tried to get him out, his 20-year career as a professional firefighter and the trauma and darkness associated with the job, his relationship with alcohol, hitting rock bottom and how he pulled himself out of his hole, discovering his purpose, starting his own business and realising his vision. 

Jemarl is just at the start of his journey helping and building community. But his story is one that needs to be heard. 

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This episode was brought to you from the Export Beer Garden Studio. Enjoy!

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