About

My working life is about teaming up with organisations and individuals to help make them successful.

Over my career I have specialised in designing and leading large change programmes in a diverse range of organisations. 

From the smallest of organisations to the very largest, from the voluntary sector to the private sector, I know what works to make change stick and to be able to work with the culture of the organisation to achieve the change outcomes you need.  This experience of working in such a diverse range of organisations has provided me with a unique range of perspectives that means I understand what drives successful change. 

Frontline workers and  senior leaders often want the same outcome and to be able to contribute positively to change. They often just require help to be able to translate that desire into action and navigate the architecture of change.   That is where my insights can help, translating thought into action and action into meaningful change. 

Starting out working in leadership development, which I still believe is one of the key building blocks of successful change, I have spent decades helping organisations transform.  From that initial foray into leadership development I have spent many years working with organisations as both a consultant and a staff member. I have been a Training Manager, a Trade Union Education Officer, a Senior Manager in the Change Management Practice at Accenture and led the Human Resource function in some of New Zealand’s largest organisations including New Zealand Police, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Social Development.

I am an expert and thought leader in Change, Culture, Employee Engagement, Talent Management and Leadership Development I have worked in and consulted with some of our most high profile organisations. This broad experience helps me to bring a rich and varied experience to help you and your organisation..

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I have been fortunate to work with an incredible range of organisations and people and I have found that there is no better feeling than working with people who want to make change to their organisations and their lives.

I have built my business around the understanding that most people want to bring their best self to work but sometimes organisational systems just get in the way. If we want to change to happen we need to build capability and capacity at the organisational and individual level to let our employees be their best selves.

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“The coaching and mentoring I have received from Alan has been invaluable. My confidence in my own abilities at work has hugely increased and I am now taking on new challenges and excelling in them. I am Looking forward to another year of coaching with Alan and seeing what I accomplish.”

Private Sector HR Business Partner

“I was mentored by Alan over a 2 and a half year period on a regular basis. We would discuss difficult HR scenarios where he gave strategic guidance and supported me in being the one to come up with the solution myself. Alan helped me identify my areas of strength and weakness in the HR field and we built a plan and together by prioritising coaching that was also relevant to the work I was doing on a daily basis. The benefit of this was that I could immediately use our findings and put them into practise. This was amazing as it also helped me retain what I was learning. I genuinely feel that I am in the position I am today thanks to the supportive, genuine and professional mentoring that I got from Alan.”

HR Business Partner

“Alan convincingly with all levels of the organisation.  He’s comfortable with CE’s and DCE’s, and is sought out by senior managers as he can see the organisational and systemic issues and provides good advice on what might be done.”

Public Sector Deputy Secretary