Talent Unlocker

Unlocking untapped talent has been the through-line in Anne’s career. From her early days in equal opportunities, to designing and facilitating leadership development and major culture change programmes, to coaching and mentoring senior leaders and their teams, she has been fascinated by what it takes to be our individual and collective best. 

Drawing on this experience Anne now designs and leads programmes that enable leaders to successfully bring out the best in themselves and future generations of leaders. 

Anne has had stints based in the UK and NZ and worked with leaders from Europe to Asia, Africa to the US, as well as Australia and New Zealand. She has experience in industries ranging from manufacturing to FMCG, financial services to utilities, health to entertainment, as well as government and not-for-profits, adapting to each with her down-to-earth style. 

At her heart Anne is a teacher. Whether speaking to an audience, or working with groups, teams or leaders her joy comes from witnessing people realising their potential. She belives the key to individual and organisational flourishing is mining for the unique genius in each of us and putting it to best use.

Known for her perceptiveness in quickly getting to the heart of issues she has a reputation for being supportive yet direct when it comes to calling leaders and teams on behaviours that are limiting their performance.

Thirty years ago, Anne set off to university determined to be a lawyer. After realising her talents lay elsewhere, she turned her impressive intellect to studying politics and religion and realised she had a fascination with how people acquired and utilised personal power to influence their own and others behaviour. She ended up with a Master’s degree in Political Science and clarity that her life's work was to show others how to give their best and achieve big things.

Today Anne is based in Auckland and the Waikato, travelling to do work she loves, with people she likes, wherever they happen to be.


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Anne has a powerful yet understated style, which means she can work really well with people from all levels of the organisation. Anne is a connecting force, getting straight to the heart of those she works with, helping them think about what they need and holding them to account. People warm to Anne for several reasons – she is a grounded person, real and solid, not ‘high-falutin’. This comes out in her easy, plain language. She never hides behind psycho-babble or management jargon, but exudes warmth and care, a personal connection and it’s clear she wants people to succeed. I love working with Anne. She’s the only presenter I know who has had a ‘rap’ written by her clients about how great she is!
— Gil Sewell, Director Organisational Development, Auckland District Health Board

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Anne has an easy manner and is great at building rapport. She is quick and perceptive in reading an audience and adjusting her style to meet the needs of a range of personalities and situations. Her own stock of self-awareness is brilliant for encouraging others to step up their own levels of self-awareness and self-actualisation. Anne has really taken the time to understand the wider people aspects of our business, which allows her advice to have practical outcomes rather than being theoretical.
— Jason Stein, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Meridian Energy

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Anne has a talent for putting ideas together that make intuitive sense and have obvious and immediate practical applications. She speaks in a way that is thought-provoking, inspiring, and confidence–building. Working with Anne to think about my leadership style and how I needed to show up to bring my best has been powerful. The results have been life-changing and not just at work. It’s enabled me to think about all aspects of my life in a really positive and affirming way.
— Graham Bethune, Director, Marketing & Communications