April McLennan


"We'll each work about 80,000 hours in our lifetimes – imagine what we could achieve in that time if we were really passionate about our jobs, and they had a greater sense of purpose.

April graduated from the Live the Dream programme run by Inspiring Stories and is the founder of Limitless, an organisation that helps young people find purposeful work. She has a mission to equip young New Zealanders with the self-awareness, confidence and opportunities to pursue and excel in work they are passionate about.

She is a firm believer that with purpose, an awareness of your personal strengths, values and passions that anyone can live a more meaningful life through meaningful work.

Key steps in the journey

April grew up in Canterbury. After finishing high school in 2015 she took part in the Live the Dream programme, which supports aspiring young social entrepreneurs to develop their ventures, and founded Limitless.

In mid 2016, she was selected as one of 3 New Zealand delegates to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in California.

Prior to starting Limitless, April gained experience organising events for various causes. April now works full time on growing and developing Limitless. During this time she and the team has run three conferences for year 9-10 students in Canterbury, and developed various workshops and support pathways for students to discover their passion and channel it into meaningful career pathways.