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I am a former Broker Sales Manager and an Operations Manager who is now working as a leadership coach, consultant and strategist across four key areas:

  • Leadership of successful teams
  • Optimisation of mental performance 
  • Leadership psychology
  • High performing teams

Within these areas, I design, coach and facilitate bespoke leadership development programmes for individuals and teams including managers of all levels, directors, executives, professional athletes and aspiring leaders. My clients include the Delegates of the European Union, The Fred Hollows Foundation in Timor-Leste, the Fiji Sun newspaper, Lakes DHB, Kmart and Foodstuffs.

I am listed by Evan Carmichael as one of the top 100 leadership experts in the world to follow on Twitter.

When I design leadership programmes I draw from my twenty five years of managerial experience across a range of industries in the United Kingdom and here in New Zealand. I am accepted in the MBTI suite of tools and I am a professional member of NZAPT (New Zealand Association of Psychological Type) NZIM (New Zealand Institute of Management) and NZATD (New Zealand Association of Training & Development). I am a published author of two leadership books and I've had articles published in a range of magazines including Lifestyle for Men Magazine, M2, New Zealand Management Magazine as well as having a weekly business column with the Fiji Sun Newspaper. I am the current editor of Elite Leadership magazine.

If you want practical effective coaching and facilitation based on a foundation of modern leadership theories then get in touch via Twitter, the enquiry form below or call me direct on 021 354 831 (New Zealand)

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  • Why Leaders Need People To Disagree With Them
    I was working with a company last week where both the Manager and the team weren’t happy with each other. The team felt that the Manager wasn’t listening to them and wasn’t even interested in their opinions while the Manager felt that these accusations were silly because he actually thought the opposite was true.
    Posted: Wednesday 6 April 2022
  • Why Leadership Is About Serving Others & Not Others Serving You
    A common complaint I hear from workplaces is that the Manger in charge is too authoritarian, telling people what to do rather than asking them, taking credit for other peoples’ good work while at the same time distributing blame whenever anything goes wrong. Ultimately this kind of Boss places their own personal interests ahead of those of the team which is unfortunate because this behaviour is the complete opposite of what Leadership is meant to be about.
    Posted: Monday 4 April 2022
  • 5 Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs by Mark Wager
    During the past few years there’s been a lot of changes. Businesses that were once thriving are now struggling while those who remain have had to adapt and pivot their business and as a result careers are no longer as secure as they were previously. Yet in this time of uncertainty there comes opportunities and there are many people who have decided to embrace these opportunities and start their own business
    Posted: Thursday 24 March 2022
  • P&O Ferries - What Were You Thinking?
    This is more of an opinion piece rather than one of my traditional articles but something has happened recently that I have to talk about and that is the disgraceful behaviour of P&O Ferries
    Posted: Tuesday 22 March 2022
  • How To Lead Remotely
    As the workplace has changed so has the people within the workplace and this is especially true for Leaders. Having a team that is not in the same location as them creates a lot of challenges. So Leaders need to learn how to adapt to this new way for working. In this week’s article, I want to share some advice on how to lead remotely.
    Posted: Thursday 17 March 2022
  • 6 Ways To Become A Visionary Leader
    Every Leader has a vision of what they want the team to achieve but they soon realise that there’s a big difference between a Leader who has a vision and a visionary Leader. So in this week’s article I want to share the six main ways that will help you turn ideas into reality and become a visionary Leader.
    Posted: Wednesday 9 March 2022
  • 5 Ways Good Leaders Can Become Great
    Whenever I recall the story of Mack Robinson it reminds me that in business, just like in sport it’s not enough to be good at what you do, in fact it’s not enough to be very good. In order to win you need to achieve greatness and this is no easy feat. In this week’s article I want to share with you how you can become a great Leader.
    Posted: Wednesday 2 March 2022
  • How Leaders Can Avoid Making Bad Decisions
    Decision making is an important aspect of Leadership and it’s vital to get those crucial decisions right, so in this weeks article I want to explore how Leaders can avoid making wrong decisions.
    Posted: Tuesday 22 February 2022
  • The Lost Art Of The Apology
    During the past week we’ve seen several world Leaders apologise for their mistakes or at least attempt to apologise. Firstly, there was the Prime Mister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, who apologised to the Queen for the all night parties held at Downing Street the night prior to the funeral of her husband Prince Philip while in the United States President Joe Biden apologised to a reporter that he was caught on his microphone insulting.
    Posted: Thursday 17 February 2022
  • 6 Ways To Improve Your Chances Of Getting A Promotion
    People often believe that a promotion is something you shouldn’t chase after. It is something that should come to you naturally as a reflection of the work you have done. That is great if only life was fair, but unfortunately we all know that it is not. Sometimes good work goes unnoticed and often there are times when the promotion doesn’t go to the most deserving. So this week I want to explore with you some tips on how you can increase the odds of getting the promotion that you rightfully deserve.
    Posted: Wednesday 16 February 2022
  • How To Retain Your Best Employees
    Does this scenario sound familiar? You hire someone smart and ambitious and you invest a lot of time training and developing them and just as the moment arrives when they are at the level you want them to be they present you with the news that they are leaving. So now you are back to square one, looking to hire someone new that you have to spend valuable time training them again as well while costing your business more money in recruitment, training and lost productivity.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022
  • How To Achieve Your Goals In 2022
    Now that we are in a New Year, there’s a good chance that you have joined millions of people around the world and have set some New Year resolutions taking the opportunity to make positive changes to your career and your life. In this week’s article I want to explore how you can avoid the mistakes that the majority of people make so that you can achieve your goals in 2022.
    Posted: Tuesday 18 January 2022
  • Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man
    In a sea of superheroes, what makes Spider-Man so special and what does this have to do with Leadership? In this weeks article I want to explore the story of Spider-man, it’s enduring popularity and the lessons that can help everyone become a superhero leader.
    Posted: Saturday 18 December 2021
  • Leadership Lessons From Formula 1
    The best Leaders are learners, they have a desire to discover ways in which they can become better leaders and they are the most passionate. Learners look for any example of excellence regardless of the industry in which that excellence occurs because they understand that where you find excellence you will find valuable lessons. In this weeks article, I want to explore the world of Formula One
    Posted: Saturday 18 December 2021
  • The Best Advice For Young Entrepreneurs
    I was contacted this week by a young entrepreneur, Markos from South Africa who is currently writing a book to help fellow young entrepreneurs and he asked me “What’s the single greatest mental strength you believe young people need to possess? (Eg Confidence, Discipline, Self-Awareness etc)”. In this week’s article I want to share with you the answer I gave Markos.
    Posted: Thursday 16 December 2021
  • Why Performance Reviews Don’t Work
    It is the time of the year that no one in the workplace looks forward to. It’s when Managers everywhere sit down with each of their staff and perform the dreaded performance review which typically staff don’t like participating in and Managers don’t like doing them yet there are many organisations around the world that still engage in this outdated practice. In this weeks article I want to explain why the traditional performance review process just doesn’t work and soon will be a thing of the past.
    Posted: Wednesday 15 December 2021
  • The Top 10 Qualities Of High Performing Leaders
    In this week’s article I’m going to explore some research that shows just how much of a difference a quality leader can make to an organisation’s profits in comparison to a poor leader and what precisely is the difference and what are the top ten qualities that the highest performing leaders possess.
    Posted: Thursday 2 December 2021
  • Why Humility Is The Most Important Leadership Quality
    Have you ever wondering about what the most Important quality a Leader needs in order to be successful - have a read of this article and discover why Leaders require humility above all else
    Posted: Wednesday 24 November 2021
  • The Seven Deadly Sins Of Leadership
    I am often contacted by the Human Resources departments of companies that want me to help address a Leader who has made a mistake and there has either been a series of complaints made about the Leader’s behaviour or the team they are responsible for is just not performing at the required standards. Here are the common mistakes that Leaders make
    Posted: Monday 22 November 2021
  • Five Ways To Negotiate A Better Deal
    If you want to be successful in business or in your career, then you need to know how to negotiate. Whether you are trying to negotiate a deal with a supplier or wanting to get a pay rise, you need to know how to ask people in a way that makes them more likely to say yes to what you want. While this is a detailed and complex topic, in this week’s article, I want to share some practical tips with you on how you can get a better deal for yourself.
    Posted: Thursday 23 September 2021

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