With over 30 years of experience of leading and developing people, in a career ranging from an Army Officer to Group Learning and Development roles in some of the UK and NZ’s largest organisations, I have learnt that most people want to grow and perform at their best; often they just don’t know how to – that’s the business I am in.
Pushing people and organisations in the right way, encouraging them to think clearly and to take action in ways they probably wouldn’t otherwise attempt is one of my key strengths. Making sure that whatever I do delivers a tangible return on investment is another.
My other passion is sport, watching it, playing it and as a qualified Personal Trainer, sometimes helping others to take part in it.
I am a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel Development (UK), qualified NLP trainer, Accredited Coach in the NeuroLeadership Group approach (formerly Results Coaching Systems) and Accredited TetraMap facilitator
Member of the Human Resource Institute NZ
Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development in the UK – part of their world-wide charter and use their web-site and ‘chat’ facility to keep up to date with latest trends in training and development
Certified NLP trainer – London 2000
Accredited to use the Facet 5 Profiling tool 2008
Attended many training and education courses over the years focusing on adult learning and key models and concepts for leading and managing people
Qualified as Personal Trainer 2008
Leadership Development strategies – from diagnosis to return on investment
Working with teams to improve effectiveness
Facilitation of groups to agreed outcomes in a positive and supportive environment
1-1 coaching to achieve business outcomes
Customer Service improvement strategies and training
Twenty five years business experience working in operations, Human resources and management consulting roles. I began my career in retailing in the UK , moving from operational management into HR, Leadership development and business improvement project roles. I have operated in senior management roles and managed teams of up to 10 professional managers.
For 7 years I worked as a Director with Deloitte in Auckland managing their Human Capital practice. This certainly gave me the opportunity to work in diverse industries from “Banking to Kindergartens!” in New Zealand and a number of countries in the Asia Pacific.
I started my own consultancy GHA Limited in 2004 focusing on fostering leadership impact and organizational change flexibility. I operated as a Coach Consultant using consulting, facilitation, training, mediation and Executive Coaching as targeted interventions . I also volunteer my time as a Business Mentor and Coach.
A keen student of human nature and definitely a systems thinker I try to translate insights from neuroscience research into our training and facilitation approach. I am also a trained and accredited Executive Coach with the Neuroleadership Group . I like to think of my style as being supportive, authentic commercial and results orientated.
Professional Member of Human Resources Institute of New Zealand
Accredited Neuroleadership Group Coach Assessor and Lead Trainer
B.Sc. Hons Biological Sciences Portsmouth University.
Diploma The Effective Manager Henley Management College
Post Graduate Diploma: Personnel Management.
Graduate of Institute of Personnel Development United Kingdom
SHL Accredited Psychometric and personalty questionnaires
Trained and accredited user of DR Jack Phillips ROI methodology (HR Measurement).
Strategic Human Resource Development
Leadership Capability Development
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