When I work with people, my ultimate goal is to enable them to adapt, thrive and reveal their innate potential and strength.
I am self-employed and my husband and I co-own a company with offices operating in different regions. I understand the public sector work environment from both team member and managerial perspectives and have worked with, and for, not-for-profit organisations. This varied experience enables me to understand work challenges and drivers across a range of sectors.
I work with business owners, managers and team leaders to develop strengths-based, high-performing teams. I help them to see the big picture and make sound decisions. I also provide individuals working in the helping professions with a confidential space to reflect on their work.
Having spent 15 years as a Librarian in the National Library, Alexander Turnbull Library and at the University of Otago, I then successfully led a small team in Archives New Zealand for 16 years, 12 years as Library Manager. This role included responsibility for strategic and business planning, budget planning and management, staff management and service delivery. Today I use these skills to help and extend the abilities of the people with whom I work. I discovered the Gallup CliftonStrengths tool (then known as StrengthsFinder) through my voluntary youthwork. I trained as a CliftonStrengths coach to enhance my work with youthworkers. I left Archives New Zealand to develop a coaching business based on my passion for enabling and coaching teams. I find it is both exciting and rewarding to bring a strengths-based approach to a team and work environment. This is the perfect tool to help recognise, value and respect the differing contributions we can make, to operate in those abilities and achieve higher levels of engagement with our team, our work and our organisation.