Better Relationships. Better Business.


My vision is to connect decision makers with their own true nature, with humanity and nature, in order to contribute to business in ways that are better for our people and our planet.

Navigating how to “do good in the world” in todays complex business environment is tricky. The stronger our own connection with our inner conviction and with our external environment, the easier this becomes. My personal mission is to build and strengthen my own connection to my True Self and to apply that in the most effective way possible. I have found dedicated time in nature under the guidance of powerful teachings has been invaluable in becoming who I am today and in doing what I do. 
I’m enthusiastic about Business and the place it plays in creating opportunities, employment and products or services that enhance the lives of all. I combine over 25 years of professional and entrepreneurial experience with my curiosity for innovation and commitment to my own personal development. 
It is an ever evolving journey – this website is a place where I can share this journey and inspire you to take a holistic approach to incorporating all that you are into your business.
I am based in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, where I am fortunate to have the Pacific Ocean at my back door and an abundance of native bush, rivers and mountains near by to fuel my creativity and innovation. I get to share this with my husband, Duncan Catanach and our son, Mani. 

Deborah Crowe

Better Relationships. Better Business.

When you are clear about your own vision and boundaries, you are able to articulate your business vision and objectives to key people in ways that are authentic and meaningful

Love & Care Limited

A mantra to live by

Love and Care is as much about a philosophy as it is a business in it’s own right. We are ambassadors for our planet and committed to the growth and transformation of leaders and entrepreneurs who are committed to doing less harm and more good, for the benefit of humanity, the environment and all other beings in this world.

Way of Nature New Zealand

Spiritual Fellowship

The Way of Nature New Zealand is part of the global Way of Nature organisation. The Way of Nature offers programmes that connect people with outer nature and their own inner nature, working with principles such as relaxation, presence, cultivating energy and opening the heart.


Heartland Festival

This May, Deborah joins Fritz Henglein and Nikolaj Sonne at the Heartland Festival in Denmark as part of the Future Talks Series. They will be discussing the emergence of blockchain, what it is and delving into the underlying questions of trust and transparency.

We will talk about how it is currently being applied, and explore some the implications of its future application. What are the social considerations and how to we ensure blockchain serves us in a good way?


Deborah is currently providing business advisory services to two blockchain start-ups; one in Europe and one in the USA.


Executive Director and COO of Fiducia

During 2017, Deborah assisted in the running of Fiducia and applied her business acumen and facilitation skills to business leaders of Anti Money Laundering Reporting Entities, enabling effective and efficient AML compliance in a way that supports their business objectives.

Foundation co-founder of Isonomy

Leveraging the experiences gained in Fiducia and the vision of Claire Piper, Deborah co-founded Isonomy with Claire mid 2017. Isonomy is a digital platform providing tools, resources and anti-money laundering business intelligence to global, high risk financial institutions. Isonomy applies AI across the multitude of legislation and uses blockchain to provide transparency of information where appropriate.


Previous business advisory clients include Sign CreationsVenture CentreFiducia and
a Bay of Plenty charity, Teacher in the Paddock.

One on one coaching clients include a senior staff member at Ballance and the founders of SeesprayHappyLocal and Venture Centre.

Facilitation clients include the boards of Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service and New Zealand Avocado and various entrepreneurial start up workshops and hui’s.

Speaking engagements include the local chapter of the Project Management Institute and Ballance’s Women’s breakfast group.

Latest Blog Posts

Blockchain and Love

Why is important to consider love in our blockchain solutions? At the end of May I spoke at the Heartland Festival in Denmark on the topic of Blockchain - Future questions of trust? I was on a panel with Fritz Henglein who spoke more to the technical aspects of...

What does trust mean to you?

I’ve just finished a piece on Blockchain and Love, and in it I reference an old irish proverb I came across earlier this year. “When mistrust comes in, love goes out.” In the writing of that piece, I realised I really needed to get curious on what Trust means. What...

Listening to Nature

In 1996 I experienced my first eleven-day nature retreat in Crestone, Colorado, with John P. Milton, founder of the Way of Nature. Up until then I had spent a lot of time outdoors, having grown up on a farm in Southland, New Zealand, and then through the joys of...

Emotional Bruising in the Work Place.

A friend was in a river rafting accident that resulted in both a compression fracture coupled with a spiral twist break of his leg. The bruising was so great that he had to wait nearly 2 weeks for the swelling to subside enough before having the necessary operations....

Finding my purpose

On Monday this week, I went to an event at Comvita’s premises in the Bay of Plenty hosted by The Natural Step:Surfing Both Waves to Success. The theme was Doing Well by Doing Good and there were three inspirational speakers, Alan Bougen (Comvita), Nik Gregg...

The Relaxation Unchallenge 21 – 30 Nov 2014

The idea for this blog started earlier this year, however moving our life of 4 years in Santa Monica back to New Zealand was a big transition. Being now somewhat settled in the stunning Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, it's become time to get on with some of these ideas...

Relaxation as a State of Being

his time a year ago I had the amazing experience of being in a Relaxed State for about 6 weeks. 6 weeks you say? Did I get anything done during this time? Yes, this period included my ongoing role of mother and chief organiser in our household, supporting my husband...