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About me

Growth Coach | Leadership Coach | Team Coach | Change Manager | Consultant | Director (ICF)

My goal is to grow leaders , teams and businesses to be the best they can be.  

I bring significant business knowledge, international professional qualifications credentials and associations and diverse life experience.  I also give back  the community through teaching team coaching, pro-bono work, and I am also a budding author and speaker.

I do my best work when I partner with professionals and their teams, and middle/senior managers and their teams. 

I have been there, I have been you...

I can  help you grow!

                                                                 
 
My experience

My experience includes a corporate career spanning 20 years working within large multinationals in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia and Europe. 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 help leaders and teams grow to be the best they can be. 

 

Why me?

 My professional qualifications include

  • Masters in Science (MSc) Coaching Psychology, Sydney University. (Coaching Psychology involves the application of psychology to the enhancement of life experience, work performance and personal growth.   The University of Sydney is the leader in this field and created the world's first university-based Coaching Psychology unit).  

  • 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

  • International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) 

  • Team Coaching Practitioner,  Coaching and Mentoring International

  • Strengths Profile Practioner Accredited - Individuals, Cappfinity

  • Strengths Profile Practioner Accredited - Teams, Cappfinity 

  • Change Management Registered Practitioner, APMG International

 

I also have professional associations and membership with these organisations

  • International Coach Federation (ICF), member 

  • International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), member

  • Change Management Institute (CMI) member

  • Charted Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ) 

 

 

Life experience

​My life experiences include growing up in a small rural community in New Zealand, nurturing strong connections to European heritage, and living 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. 

Giving back to community pro-bono work

I spend a proportion of my time giving back to the community, 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. Members lead this journey by representing the highest quality in professional coaching).

  • Springboard Trust, pro-bono coaching as part of senior teacher leadership development programme

  • St John, pro-bono coaching, mentoring and leadership development

 

 

 

Teacher, author and speaker

​I am a faculty member of the Global Team Coaching Institute (GTCI) teaching others how to be team coaches.  The curriculum is based on the work of David Clutterbuck and Peter Hawkins, and the course is gaining considerable momentum globally.

I have also written a chapter to be included in an academic book "Team Coaching Handbook" (In press) .  The chapter is about my learnings as a team coach with a senior team.  The chapter title is "Case study: the good, the bad, and the unexpected impact of internal coach on a High Performing Team development journey".  I will let you know when it is published!

You may also see me at various events and conferences speaking about coaching, positive psychology, or my book chapter.  See you there!

Please contact me if you would like more information in relation to my experience and background.

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