growth cultivator | leadership coach | team coach budding academic & author
I cultivate leaders and teams to be the best they can be.
I have significant business knowledge, international professional qualifications credentials and associations and diverse life experience. I also teach team coaching, when I can, with the Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI). I am a Director of the Australasian chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and give back to the community through pro-bono work. I am also a budding author and speaker in the are of team coaching.
I do my best work when I partner with professionals and their teams, and middle/senior managers and their teams.
I can help you grow!
My experience includes a corporate career spanning 20 years working within large multinationals in New Zealand and globally. Corporate roles include strategic and commercial business partnering, change management, consulting, commercial and financial management, and people leadership. I also have a decade of experience in senior leadership teams and people leadership.
Now I cultivate leaders and teams to be the best they can be.
My professional qualifications include
Masters in Science (MSc) Coaching Psychology, Sydney University
Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Auckland University
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS(hons)), Waikato University
Chartered Accountant (CA), Charted Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
My credentials include
European Coaching & Mentoring Council (EMCC) Team Coaching Senior Practitioner (ITCA)
European Coaching & Mentoring Council (EMCC) Individual Coaching Senior Practitioner (EIA)
International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Strengths Profile Practioner Accredited - Individuals and Team, Cappfinity
Change Management Registered Practitioner, APMG International
I also have professional associations and membership with these organisations
European Coaching & Mentoring Council (EMCC)
International Coach Federation (ICF)
International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology (NZAPP)
Change Management Institute (CMI) member
Charted Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ)
Giving back to community pro-bono work
I spend a proportion of my time giving back to the community through my trade, including:
Director of the Australian chapter of International Coach Federation (ICF). The purpose of ICF is to advance the coaching profession so coaching becomes an integral part of society.
Springboard Trust, pro-bono coaching as part of senior teacher leadership development programme.
Teacher, author and speaker
When I can, I am an assistant faculty member of Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) and Turner International, teaching others how to be team coaches. The curriculum is based on the work of David Clutterbuck and Peter Hawkins, and the courses are gaining considerable momentum globally.
You may also see me at various events and conferences speaking about team coaching, positive psychology, or my book chapters. See you there!
I have quite diverse life experience. My early life included growing up in a small rural community in New Zealand, nurturing strong connections to European heritage. Later I lived and working in large cities all over the world. I have travelled extensively through many continents. One of my most exhilarating life experiences was being a tour guide in Central and Eastern Europe for three years. This experience contributed significantly to the development of my people relatedness and leadership skills.
Please contact me if you would like more information in relation to my experience and background.