Who we are
We’re thought leaders who stay ahead of the game. That means we’re up-to-date, onto it and always open to sharing our thinking and ideas. We’re authentic, practical and energetic. We live in the real world, where our fresh thinking creates new futures. And you’ll find us focused, flexible and adaptable to meet your needs.
Director and Development Consultant
Hilary facilitates successful leadership, government, communications, emotional intelligence and business agility programmes. She’s a dichotomy of thoughtful reflection and practical action. She’s been a senior manager in central and local government, a communications consultant and a tertiary education lecturer.
Hilary meshes together ideas from a wide variety of sources and distils them down to meaningful reality. She’s presently continuing her research into agile and adaptive leadership.
Hilary has two tertiary teaching qualifications and recently completed her thesis on Emotionally Intelligent Leadership to become a Fellow of Speech NZ.
She has two degrees in Political Behaviour and is an avid follower of the NZ political and public sector scene. She leads The Training Practice’s government and local government work.
Kristen facilitates successful, learner-centred programmes. She brings energy and warmth to her facilitation, and engages with a wide variety of audiences. As an experienced communicator and relationship manager, she ensures programmes are tailored to organisations and their needs.
Kristen has been heavily involved with transforming a major State sector organisation and promoting improved staff engagement.
She's an experienced agile practitioner and innovator. Her focus is on delivering what’s required to develop people and teams. She’s worked with international teams and successfully delivered complex public sector projects. These have involved working with multiple stakeholders and facilitating workshops to understand their needs and priorities.
Kristen is a second degree black belt in Kenpo Karate. Her twenty plus years of karate training have empowered her to apply discipline, focus, and practicality to her work.
Dinah has worked in public sector organisations and private businesses, including running her own communications consultancy. She’s worked with teams locally, nationally, and internationally.
Dinah has a wealth of leadership and management experience.
As a Communications Manager, she's managed permanent and project teams, supported organisational change, and developed and implemented strategy to increase engagement.
Dinah’s coaching and training style draws on her early career in radio. She quickly develops and maintains trusting relationships. Participants enjoy her warmth and humour, and her ability to break down concepts and make connections.
Dinah is a lifelong student with a particular interest in how dress practice affects identity. She has a PhD (Fashion Studies) and an MA (English Literature).