Unlocking untapped leadership 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 hospitality, 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 New Zealand, travelling to do work she loves, with people she likes, wherever they happen to be.
Kate Peterson is the only facilitator Anne is willing to let facilitate her programmes. This is not only because Anne is a control-freak when it comes to her material, but because Kate is, at least in Anne’s eyes, an even more skilled facilitator than Anne is herself.
Over the course of her career Kate has worked across a wide-range of roles reaching from sales, operations and customer service, to business management and human resources in a variety of industries. The last fifteen years of Kate’s corporate career saw her in Executive Team Leadership roles for Lion Co. (New Zealand and Australia), Gough Group, PGG Wrightson and Meridian Energy.
Her experience in these industries and from her vantage point as a member of executive teams Kate has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be effective both personally and professionally as a leader in today’s business environment.
Today Kate works as an executive mentor and facilitator of leadership development programmes. Kate is based in Christchurch, crafting a life she loves which, like Anne, includes travelling to do work she loves, with people she likes.