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Cacao Ambassadors & Emissaries

An essential part of The Cacao Ambassador is not to work alone, but to connect, inspire and collaborate with like minded and hearted Beings. To work together for the possibility of making real change in the cacao industry and in sharing the power and benefits of enjoying cacao on a daily basis with as many Beings as possible.


We have created a way for this through:

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Our Ambassadors

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Diana Yates

Diana was born on the Solomon Island of Isobel and grew up there amongst Cacao Trees, and had a desire to make local cacao products. She started the Company Cathliro (The combined names of her four children). One day she heard there was a lady from NZ visiting who was a chocolate expert and she made a bee line to meet her.


The rest is a Cacao and chocolate love affair between Diana and Oonagh. In that first trip they spent most evenings together exploring what could be possible and Oonagh sharing knowledge on how Diana could begin and then Oonagh supported Diana to gain the support of Strongim Bisnis an Australian Aid organisation on the ground in Honiara for funding to set up a small chocolate making factory and to upgrade the fermentary and sun drying.  And now together they weave a new story for the Solomon farmers, Solomon Cacao and Cacao and chocolate locally on the ground in the Solomons and imported here into NZ. As soon as Covid allows, Oonagh will be back on the ground in the Solomons, supporting Diana and the work with her beautiful Cacao farmers.

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Irma Schutte

When Oonagh and Irma connected at a Cacao event, it was Cacao love at first sight! It was like two long lost sisters had refound their connection in the love and magic of Cacao as a medicine and a support in life.
Irma is a qualified homeopath and like Oonagh, she has navigated transformative times with the support of Cacao. Over the last five years the call grew stronger and stronger to work with Cacao and she created the beautiful company called Mamamuti. Attending one of Irma’s Cacao workshops, is truly a wonderful inspiration and eduicational experience.
 
Irma truly is a Cacao Ambassador, and Oonagh and Irma are showing what’s possible in serving one love, Cacao, together whilst running two different enterprises as they brainstorm and weave new magic for the coming times through Cacao for New Zealand. Watch this space for an amazing project they are working on.
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Giulia Mattioli

From a young age, growing up in Italy, Giulia always had a love affair with Cacao, but never fully understood why, as everyone around her just saw it as chocolate. To her. it had magic in it and she was very fortunate to have a mum who made legendary hot chocolate! She now realises that her first Cacao ceremonies were were with mud as a child!

 

Giulia moved from Italy to Scotland and her quest for knowledge opened and here she began her connection with yoga. Her travels continued and included completing a 200 hour Yoga Teacher training in Kerala, South India. An experience that thought her to live in harmony with herself and her surroundings and to share this knowledge with everyone.

 

The Universe of course worked its power and through a friend, Giulia found her way to The Cacao Ambassador and to Oonagh. Magic truly happened as Giulia completed the 6 week Emissary program and it was clear to Oonagh that Giulia was not only training to be a Cacao Emissary, she was a true Cacao Ambassador and each time they connect, cacao magic and joy erupt and knowing of great work to come in serving Mama Cacao. Giulia hosts Cacao workshops, circles and will be soon making her own Cacao & Chocolate. Part of her dream is to fully give back be being on the ground in the Solomons with the farming communities.

Giulia is the founder of Rawhiti Self Love.

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Kimberli Schuitman

Kimberli has vast experience in owning many successful businesses the most recent being My Cup, which she recently sold. Her full time focus is now her plant medicine Apothecary called 'Wild Crafted'.

One day Oonagh recieved a voice message from a lady saying she was looking to source authentic Cacao and from that moment magic happened between them. Kimberli joined the first ever group Cacao Emissary training and it was a home coming into a deep remembering of the power of Cacao.

I travel this sacred journey of re-connection to ancient wisdom that lies within. My divine path has led me to Mama Cacao and her potent plant medicine. Communicating with nature at this level creates the deepest form of spiritual connection and unlocks the mysteries of what connects humanity to our ancient forest world'.

Kimberli's beautiful space in Otautahi now also holds the Cacao Ambassador's Cacao stock from the Solomons as the our Cacao Embassay can no longer hold the full shipments. Kimberli's commitment with the support of the Cacao Ambassador is to shine a light on the magic on one of natures most potent plant allies: Mama Cacao.

Being a wizard in business, Kimberli is beautifully supporting the Cacao Ambassador with advice on many levels and of course Oonagh returns this with the depth of knowledge on Cacao & Chocolate crafting as Kimberli now has a number of amazing unique potent Cacao blends and medicinal chocolates, with much more to come.

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Dean Campbell

Dean has had a vast and diverse background from engineer, mechanic, entrepreneur, business owner, metal Artist, retail shop owner, band manager and more!

 

With his current venture flowering, the beautiful Spiral store in Nelson, Dean knew something big and new was coming his way.

He found himself becoming activated through the most wonderful
introductions to Cacao at one of Oonagh's Cacao Mindfulness workshops.​ Dean started to use Cacao daily and unearthed a part of himself hidden for years, maybe lifetimes.

"I find the path of Mamma Cacao Loving, nurturing, energetically full and opening. Her subtle hints guide me. From this place, I am inspired to serve Cacao and Community. I am inspired to assist in bringing her forward in all her magic and beauty, as the healer she is, to show the capacity she has to nourish and fulfil her mission on Earth, as a daily staple in the hearts and minds of us all. I am honoured in My connection to Mamma cacao and for this Journey with The Cacao Ambassador, and having this potent Cacao in our crystal store called Spiral in Nelson.

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Brownyn O'Hara

From an early age, Bronwyn had a healthy appreciation for the art of the handcrafted and was curious to understand what it takes to make something beautiful, delectable, and beneficial.

Along with a touch of social anthropology and stints of awe-inspiring travel, her admiration for, and understanding of indigenous cultures grew, and she found what enriched and fed her mind and soul.

Her love of art, culture and science melded and it all merged into one incredible surprising funnel, cacao and chocolate, with the emergence of MALVA Chocolate, a company driven by a social mission to Illuminate the magnificence of nature and the ancient origins of chocolate. A real turning point in gaining a deep appreciation of the power of the cacao came in 2019 when on she attended Oonagh’s 6 day Cacao Retreat in Samoa.

"I am now honoured to support the work of The Cacao Ambassador, providing cacao to my community, and the source of my main ingredient in Malva chocolate, It’s a radically transparent, healthy, and happy pathway. To all of Taranaki, Cacao and I are here for you!

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Tracy Cartwright

As an intuitive healer and Family Constellations facilitator Tracy is always open to receiving guidance and support from nature and the elements,

She began her journey with Mama cacao during a time in her life when her body and soul were asking for more connection and time. Like many of us, she has had a colourful journey and experienced a lot of PTSD in her early life. But now with Mama Cacao she feels a deeper layer of support for her whole self.

''I am so grateful for the chance encounter and conversation with a soul sister who led me towards Oonagh and The Cacao Ambassador.

After connecting with The Cacao Ambassador I signed up immediately for the one on one with Oonagh's Emissary training and onto becoming an Ambassador. Sharing the bliss and gifts from mama cacao with my friends, clients and community opens my heart even more'.

Tracy will soon start making her own Cacao infusions incorporating her vast expience.

 Oonagh & Tracy are excited to see where this journey will lead together and what else is possible for a wider community to recive the gifts of Mama Cacao. Tracy is the founder of Cosmic Muma.

Cacao Ambassador Customers

It is often difficult for a company on the ground in NZ to be able to be on the ground in growing communities to ensure their supply of ingredients is ethically sourced and this is where the synergy works with the Cacao Ambassador, as that is our love and skill set.

 

These are companies who are committed to source their ingredients in an ethical transparent way and have looked to the Cacao Ambassador for Cacao Products.

 

Our beautiful customer list is coming soon.