The ‘Co’ in CoPlantation stands for collaboration, community, and consciousness.
My life began on a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, and my childhood was spent growing up in tea, rubber, sugar and coconut plantations across the island. Life on plantations instilled a love of community and collaboration, the importance of a strong work ethic, and a deep respect for the land.
These values informed the creation of CoPlantation. It’s a place where ideas grow, nothing is wasted, where people collaborate and learn, where feeding, housing, and caring about others is a way of life.
"It always seems impossible
until it's done."
- Nelson Mandela
In a world where companies are continually redefining their industries, CoPlantation was created to harness the power of collaboration and new ideas to help organisation enter the circular economy.
I’m about developing and implementing ideas faster and more cost effectively. I help you access new markets and tell the stories your consumers want to hear. I’m about making the impossible into the everyday.
Meaningful change comes from meaningful values. The CoPlantation values are influenced by Maori business kaupapa (foundations and principles) and a focus on meaningful, positive impact. These innate truths align closely to my own cultural values, instilled growing up in plantations.
Mediocrity is not an option – wonder and curiosity drives us to new discoveries. It helps us find inspiration in the most unexpected places, even when something seems impossible. It makes us want to find and create something new, exciting, and inspirational. Together we can discover the power to do the impossible.
Changing the world begins with understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent. Lasting change requires alignment and collaboration. This journey begins with self-awareness – understanding one’s own perspective and how that filters the needs and desires of others.
Achieving the impossible requires perseverance and a passion for long-term, purpose-driven goals. Perseverance is a commitment to always follow through – to achieve excellence, despite the fear of failure. This is about remaining optimistic and trusting to creativity and adaptability to give resilience in the face of adversity.