Who are we?
We are a diverse passionate bunch of people who have dedicated our careers to developing ourselves so we can be in the best possible position to develop others.
Bridget is passionate about the application of Psychology to Business. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Bridget draws from various philosophical underpinnings to produce successful outcomes within the people development space.
Mining, DHBs, utilities, airline, government, not for profit and local councils are some of the industries of which Bridget has worked in, giving her a breadth of exposure to various types of business and people. Her skills include coaching, psychological safety consultation, resilience, well-being, leadership, conflict resolution, career counselling, general counselling, team building, recruitment, and culture transformation.
Bridget is fascinated with human behaviour, and gains great satisfaction through assisting organisations and clients through the challenges that come with simply being human. With a warm, energetic and determined approach to her work, Bridget engages people through experiential learning allowing for those light bulb moments to occur and clarity to be gained.
Steve is passionate about developing business and individuals to be able to achieve their goals. Steve has over 20 years of business experience, 14 years in London, gaining valuable experience in working with small business, providing the tools to grow and helping them to realise their potential to succeed. He has also worked extensively with large corporates, enabling them to enhance their business and strategic direction.
Steve has been part of Senior Management teams for the last 13 years with businesses that work with multiple industries such as local Government, not for profits and a variety of both small and large corporates, this has given Steve the skills and experience to work with people from a wide range of business and job roles.
Excellence in customer service, forming strong lasting relationships and working strategically with clients to pursue and achieve excellence is what inspires Steve.
With his expertise in building both brand and profile awareness across multiple industry sectors, knowledge of marketing capabilities and the desire to overcome challenges ensures Steve is always striving to help develop and grow individuals, teams and business.
Client Relationship Manager
Jacqui is our Client Relationship Manager. She is responsible for building customer relationships, managing accounts, and providing solutions that facilitate positive alliances between individuals, companies and their customers.
She brings to the team over 18 years experience in event management, brand building, marketing and communication strategy, logistics, budgeting, negotiation and client service. As a business owner herself, she is passionate about building great stakeholder relationships and prides herself on her ability to achieve successful outcomes.
Denise focuses on closing the gap between what people know and what they do. Her passion is in facilitating learning and coaching performance, helping people find practical solutions to increase success in their lives.
With a background in owning and managing small business, Denise has been involved in business facilitation since 1999 and has gained a reputation for her ability to communicate ideas clearly, effectively and with resonance. Her style is dynamic and interactive as she believes learning should be enjoyable and effective with results evident in people’s lives.
Denise’s expertise includes time management and personal effectiveness, communication skills, and emotional intelligence in leadership, and she is a qualified practitioner in Jungian Psychological Type (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and our exclusive suite of work, The Human Element. She is a group fitness instructor for Les Mills and has a diploma in Sports Studies, certificates in Adult Teaching and Literacy and Numeracy, and a BA Psychology.
Helen's passion and enthusiasm for professional development result in innovative and dynamic training solutions. Her fun, energetic personality guarantees that her sessions are always interactive and stimulating, while a strong international business background enables her to provide a highly relevant learning experience for immediate application in the workplace.
Helen has a reputation for encouraging and engaging people to embrace new concepts and try new skills by using a mix of practical and creative facilitation techniques."My goal is for every participant on every session to leave feeling inspired and motivated to strive for personal and organisational excellence" says Helen.
Helen's professional career has provided experience in sales and customer service management, coaching and recruitment within a broad range of industries including publishing, advertising, telecommunications and agriculture. She brings huge insight and experience into designing and delivering exciting and innovative training which stretches each individual and team to be the best they can be.
Stacey is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Masters of Social Science (majoring psychology). She is passionate and competent in working with group dynamics, motivating and coaching change behaviour as well as assessment and treatment of dysfunction and mental health issues. Stacey enjoys inspiring individuals and organisations to reach their full potential. A favourite whakatauki (quote) of Stacey’s is “from a small acorn, a mighty oak can grow”.
Stacey’s professional career has provided experience in educational psychology, Corrections, mental health diagnosis and treatment, leadership roles, Tikanga Maori and grief counselling. Stacey also has a background in owning and managing small business.
She has an empathetic style and client centred approach which allows others to share vulnerabilities and recognise their inner strengths. She is well versed in conflict resolution, effective communication, team building, group facilitation and individual counselling. Stacey believes people learn best when they are actively involved in the process and this is reflected in her facilitation approach.
Business FacilitatorBob has over 30 years experience in business in New Zealand, Australia and other countries. After graduating as an engineer he spent most of his career in managerial and leadership positions, the last as an executive general manager in one of the large NZ power companies. In this role he was responsible for some 400 staff, multi billion dollar revenues, plus hedge trading activities. Bob has sat on numerous boards throughout his career and is currently on three boards, one as Chair.
In the last five years Bob has run a small business providing advice and support to hundreds of small business, from many industries in the Waikato, through one-on-one advice, coaching, and training forums. Bob is the author of two small business books, "Under 5 Small Business Guide" and "Success Made Small" and is finalising a third titled "Why Businesses Fail".
Bob has an MBA in finance, executive leadership training at Columbia University in New York and is trained under the International Coaching Federation . He is also qualified to deliver eDISC profiles.
Bob is passionate about bringing out the best in people and businesses, through coaching advice, training and bringing the best research into business in a practical, achievable way.