All of our volunteers have extensive
experience with working with leaders &
large teams through times of adversity.

 

They have specialist & generalist skills & you can find them easily by their specialties. Part of our criteria is
that they must have worked with larger teams. They are giving their time freely to be available for you to
book in time with them to meet, virtually, to ask any questions that you may have or just to get a sounding
board on thoughts you may have.

 

3 STEPS TO BOOK A MEETING
WITH A VOLUNTEER

 

Professional Business Volunteers

Professional Business Volunteers

Doug Casement

Founder | Strategy | Comms

Analysis, strategy development, technology and effective communications. Make excellent coffee.
Professional Business Volunteers

Mel Rowsell

Leadership | People & Culture

What you see is what you get. I am deeply authentic & genuinely care but can make hard calls.
Professional Business Volunteers

Deon Swiggs

Strategic Thinking | Business Development

Experienced in disaster response & recovery. Let’s work together to turn adversity to opportunity.
Professional Business Volunteers

Victoria Mahan

Strategy, Sales, Finance and Management Executive

I have a proven track record of delivering results in a high-pressured, fast-paced environments.
Professional Business Volunteers

Colin Gardner

Business Growth Consultant | Adaptation Strategist | Exit Strategist

Right now it is simply a case of 'adapt or die' so we need to adapt & look for the opportunities.
Professional Business Volunteers

Cheryl Gush

Leadership | Strategy | Sales | Finance

I have extensive sales and marketing experience, as well as leadership experience and coaching.
Professional Business Volunteers

Malcolm Fraser

Collaboration, Governance and Digital Strategy Professional

Extensive experience in over 30 countries, I have the skills & experience to help in times of need.
Professional Business Volunteers

Jason Biggs

Leader Performance | Accredited CliftonStrengths Coach

In times of crisis, your people are your key assets. I'll help you to be the boss that they need.
Professional Business Volunteers

Laurel McLay

Leadership | Sales | HR

I help coach leadership team through uncertainty and support them with resilience and focus.
Professional Business Volunteers

Ron Lal

Strategy

I’m infinitely passionate about creating value by designing extraordinary experiences.
Professional Business Volunteers

Lyndon Forrest

Leadership | Strategy | Marketing | Sales | Operations

I want to help any business through these difficult times.
Professional Business Volunteers

Leigh Kennedy

Strategy+, 'Good Shift' Change Management and Governance

I help businesses and organisations needing a strategy boost, facing change, and / or needing help.
Professional Business Volunteers

Adam Dodds

Governance | General Management

My skills lie in a pragmatic discussion about state of the business, structure & policies/playbook.
Professional Business Volunteers

Dougie Beck

Leadership | Strategy | Marketing | Sales | Technology | Operations

Expert in helping B2B technology companies achieve profitable sales growth.
Professional Business Volunteers

Vijay Nyayapati

Leadership | Strategy | Marketing | Sales | Technology | Operations

Running businesses for over 25 years, I can help with direction and strategies.
Professional Business Volunteers

Theo de Koster

Finance Specialist

A Chartered Accountant with financial & commercial management experience, I offer help with numbers.
Professional Business Volunteers

Colin Brown

Leadership | Strategy | HR | People & Culture

I am a versatile and values driven coach/consultant with a proven business leadership background.
Professional Business Volunteers

Nick Muller

Business Evolution Advisor | Providing Certainty and Direction

I help company's that have fallen behind increase their profit and regain their market leadership.
Professional Business Volunteers

Sadiq Basha

Data & Analytics | Finance & Strategy

Specialising in Data & Analytics focussing on their Pricing, Strategies, Finance and Sales.
Professional Business Volunteers

Jerry Beale

Leadership Coaching | Business Strategy & Customer Engagement | Employee Alignment

I work with businesses to help build a brand, brand story and communications.
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Dougie Beck

Leadership | Strategy | Marketing | Sales | Technology | Operations

Expert in helping B2B technology companies achieve profitable sales growth through a total focus on selling and delivering the right things, at the right price, to the right customers.I combine strategic consulting, performance coaching and operational management to ensure organisations have the Right Resources (systems, processes, tools, and management) blended with the Best Practices (skills, methods, people and attitude).

Cheryl Gush

Leadership | Strategy | Sales | Finance

I have extensive sales and marketing experience, as well as leadership experience and coaching. My most recent work experience has been in larger organisations but I have been with BMNZ for the last 10 years as a volunteer and been involved in helping small to medium size organisations figure out how to drive revenue.I have both a MBA and a Masters in advanced Leadership Practice both from Massey University and am very comfortable helping organisations un-bundle complex issue to move forward.

Laurel McLay

Leadership | Sales | HR

Supporting you with your talent management, particularly when looking at repurposing their roles.  Coaching your leadership team through uncertainty and supporting them with self awareness, resilience and focus. Helping with clearly articulating new concepts, particularly via simple models and communication.

Lyndon Forrest

Leadership | Strategy | Marketing | Sales | Operations

I want to help any business through these difficult times, been involved in small businesses for over 25 years.

Colin Brown

Leadership | Strategy | HR | People & Culture

I am a versatile and values driven coach/consultant with a proven business leadership background in top tier organisations, enabling me to advise and assist in enhancing all behavioural and process aspects that enhance individual and organisational performance. I see myself helping in redefining strategic priorities during this crisis and post Covid challenges. Helping with advising leadership on how to cope with challenges relating to staff and helping reinventing themselves given the uncertain future. Having weathered a number of crisis events in my career (and survived), I could offer wisdom and help and support to leaders in a crisis situation.

Ron Lal

Strategy

I’m the Founder and CEO of Momentum Mind Lab a Design Thinking Organisation. I’m infinitely passionate about creating value by designing extraordinary experiences. I do this by drawing on my practical business and academic knowledge. I teach people how to use Human Centred Design to create amazing businesses whether it’s a start-up or an existing business. My current clientele is spread through multiple countries where we have created strong and sustainable business strategies that not only creates profit but also deliver real value to all stakeholders.

Vijay Nyayapati

Leadership | Strategy | Marketing | Sales | Technology | Operations

Running businesses for over 25 years, and lived through some tough situations such as the current one. I can help with direction and strategies.

Jerry Beale

Leadership Coaching | Business Strategy & Customer Engagement | Employee Alignment

I have a background in multinational ad agencies as both planning and creative director. I work with businesses of all sizes to help build a brand, brand story and communications that connect you strongly with your customer audiences. I also lead a team of trained coaches that help people in leadership and within businesses stay resilient, look after each other – and crucially, start to focus on the strategies and tools that you’ll need to emerge from this crisis in better shape, and with full appreciation of how the relationship between businesses, brands and human beings will have changed shape dramatically. Many of the old rules will no longer apply!

Deon Swiggs

Strategic Thinking | Business Development

After the 2010 Canterbury Earthquakes founded of the Rebuild Christchurch Foundation and the Insurance Advocacy Service which helped support many Cantabrians both community and businesses of various sizes through the many struggles of the earthquake recovery. I also served as a Christchurch City Councillor for the central city of Christchurch through the enormous rebuild. I focus on problem solving and solution orientated outcomes to support businesses and people.  I have degrees in Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneurship and an MBA with a finance endorsement. My strengths in this time will be to offer high level support from governance to operational from my raft of experiences through the earthquake recovery, fires, floods and the terror attack. This is about people helping people and through crisis comes opportunity, lets find them.

Colin Gardner

Business Growth Consultant | Adaptation Strategist | Exit Strategist

I'm a Chartered Accountant with more than 45 years of experience in providing advice to SME business owners across a broad spectrum of industries and at all stages of development. I was a KPMG Senior Partner for 29 years (20 yrs in SA and 9 yrs in Russia). I retired in February 2009 after 40 years in the profession. I was a Regional Manager Partner and served on a number of KPMG's National Committees. I also have management and leadership experience in both upsizing and downsizing of the KPMG practices in Russia and South Africa.I was an independent director of two companies listed on the NZAX and a number of SME companies, so I have extensive experience in Compliance and Corporate Governance.I currently practice as a Business Growth Consultant and Exit Strategist helping SME business owners grow their businesses, improve their profitability, and increase the value of their business asset. This builds their legacy and helps them achieve a better work-life balance and enables them to spend more time with their loved ones.

Jason Biggs

Leader Performance | Accredited CliftonStrengths Coach

I want to help workplaces and our people hum. A job is only as good as your boss and having been both on the giving and receiving end, I wish I had been given good insights and tools from the start. So, I am on a daring mission to help people to not be just A boss but be THE BOSS, whether you manage others or not, in a pragmatic and cost-effective way. This is done through coaching, workshops and self-sustaining tools that help you short circuit the process and DIY. I see it we need to do three things1. Identify and play to yours, your teams’ and your organisation’s strengths2. Have better, regular and more impactful coaching conversations3. Focus on the important stuffI’m a fan of a good long black (with a dash of milk) and a burger. To make sure I don’t look like a burger I exercise too. I’ve worked in the corporate sector for over 20 years, marketing brands like NESCAFE, KLEENEX and HUGGIES. I like to help people understand why they do what they do and to leverage this to get what they want. I’m a commercial guy at heart so that means delivering good business outcomes. In the last five years I’ve coached hundreds of people either as individuals or teams and worked with organisations such as Westpac, Chapman Tripp, New Zealand Blood Service, Nestle, Spark Health, Hellers, Frucor, and Kimberly-Clark.

Nick Muller

Business Evolution Advisor | Providing Certainty and Direction

Nick has been a business advisor and management consultant for the past 10 years.
Prior to this, Nick exited his last larger business in 2009, successfully negotiating the sale of parts of his business during the Global Financial Crisis.
Nick has multiple startups with the last business prior the GFC exceeding $10million per annum in revenues.
 As well as private ventures, Nick has change managed the successful turnaround of a publicly listed company that was de-listed from the stock exchange.
Nick’s has transformed and increased sales in multiple businesses over the last 10 years and has written a book “BiPolar Business” that is for sale on Amazon.

Adam Dodds

Governance | General Management

I have a reasonable amount of experience with most industries and most business models. My skills lie in a pragmatic discussion about the state of the business, the structure and the current policies / playbook for running the business. I have been a GM, CEO, Commercial Manager, Director and Chairperson. I am well versed in strategy and technology and have the time as I am semi-retired. Feel free to check me out on LinkedIn and ask around any of my connections. Don't be alone out there - I am happy to assist.

Leigh Kennedy

Strategy+, 'Good Shift' Change Management and Governance

I help businesses facing change, needing a strategy boost, or help with their leadership. This involves relationship building, listening, questioning and understanding. It can involve deep dive strategic planning, organisational & cultural development; clarifying effective governance and more. I can introduce and guide you through practical tools, and clarify where your priorities and focus should be. There's an abundance of really helpful advice, tools and information for business owners and leaders facing change, sometimes it's just a matter of accessing what you need when you need it. I can help you find - and apply - what you need.

Sadiq Basha

Data & Analytics | Finance & Strategy

Experienced working with multiple Banking and FMCG companies as a team leader and a member. Specialising on Data & Analytics focussing on their Pricing, Strategies, Finance and Sales.

Penny Soo

Brand, Social Media & Content Strategist | Digital Marketing Specialist

As a branding &online strategist I help entrepreneurs, SMEs scale their business through strategic brand and marketing tactics. Before becoming an online entrepreneur, I have worked as a consultant for award-winning ad agencies, fashion e-commerce and government agency. Through my extensive background in PR and Marketing, I have developed my unorthodox approach in branding by incorporating marketing communications, consumer behaviour , psychology and creating profitable buyer behavior through Storytelling. Being a full-stack marketer and also being a business owner myself I understand the challenges businesses face every day which is what drives me to help them implement profit strategies.

Victoria Mahan

Strategy, Sales, Finance and Management Executive

I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic executive with extensive commercial experience both in New Zealand and abroad. I have spent the last 15.5 years working in the IT Sector for Hewlett Packard and more recently HP New Zealand as a Chief Financial Officer, Category Marketing Manager, as well as my more recent role as the Commercial and Enterprise Sales Manager and Company Director.   During that time, I have built authentic connections throughout NZ.  I am pursing a career in governance and currently sit on the Dress for Success Auckland Board, and am the Board Chair for Takapuna Normal Intermediate School.  I also have consultancy experience having worked for Ernst & Young as a Business Risk Consultant.  During that time I worked with many businesses across NZ. An effective communicator and inspiring leader, I have a proven track record of delivering results in a high-pressured, fast paced, target based environments.  I am a strategic thinker who brings a unique skill set, blending chartered accountancy, sales and transparent, inclusive people leadership.  I am highly focused on empowering people to see their own value and to provide the tools to help them stretch and grow.

Mel Rowsell

Leadership | People & Culture

Experienced in Human Resource Management, helping to establish the innovative Vend culture with its award winning employee engagement. More recently trained as a coach with a neuroscience perspective - to support people to their goals by changing their thinking. Interested in mindfulness and have established these practices at Vend including weekly meditation and yoga. A skilled facilitator and life coach. Developing and facilitating a bespoke leadership programme at Vend, to reinforce our values and leadership ethos. Check out my blog at http://wisdomatwork.co.nz/blog

Theo de Koster

Finance Specialist

I am a Chartered Accountant with many years of corporate financial and business management experience in Senior Financial and Commercial Management roles. I am able to leverage this experience to add value and to assist smaller and medium sized businesses, particularly during this time where many are affected by the Covid-19 lockdown as well as by the challenges surrounding a 31 March year-end. I have recent experience of a crisis type situation after being closely involved in the financial, analytical and commercial aspects of the Canterbury earthquakes catastrophe insurance claims.

Malcolm Fraser

Collaboration, Governance and Digital Strategy Professional

With extensive experience in over 30 countries, I truly believe in the potential for science and technologies to contribute to the well-being of humanity. I help industry leaders, government agencies and educationalists to ‘join-up’, collaborate and craft programs that foster sustainable economic growth, so everyone can access the benefits digital technologies provide and the opportunities they create. A Fellow of the Charted Governance Institute and Governance New Zealand, I hold an MBA from Southern Cross University in Australia and have had the privilege of working with some truly great teams around the world as an adviser on Regional Innovation Ecosystems, Local Software Economies, Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation and Hi-Tech Cluster Development.

Doug Casement

Founder | Strategy | Comms

Armchair experts argue that “most solutions are just common sense.” But according to writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.” And right now we need common sense solutions by the shed load. Multiple research studies suggest 65 to 80 percent of business / digital transformation projects will fail. Not because of the ideas or the technology, but because of poor communication. Analysis, strategy development, technology and effective communications are my strengths. If you need a hand to get into your working clothes and nail down some common sense solutions, get in touch.

Debra Chantry

Founder | Professional EOS Implementer | Entrepreneurial Leadership Coach

Running a business isn't always easy - I know this first hand as an Entrepreneur myself! But even in times of adversity, it doesn't have to be hard.  

Thanks to being an EOS Implementer, a leadership coach and having run my own businesses through various levels of adversity, I have a wealth of information, experiences, tips & tools at my fingertips to help people get through these times.

  Plus I know how to ask the hard questions & get your leadership team engaged.

I love helping Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders live a life that they love. I work with Leadership teams, using the EOS® Traction System to help Entrepreneurs get what they want from their business.

 

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