Kia ora, I am Kenny

I am a leadership development specialist who understands how business, leadership, culture, and the right talent can work in sync to create an environment where people can thrive and achieve success.

I am also an IECL accredited Executive Leadership Coach, ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and an experienced trainer and facilitator. My knowledge and leadership experience are grounded in a Master of Science specializing in Change Leadership and an Executive MBA specializing in Organizational Leadership Development.

I served 18 years in the New Zealand Defence Force as a people leader, holding various operational and strategic leadership roles, including maritime missions onboard Warships, multinational deployments in the Middle East, disaster response, government inter-agency operations, and leading strategic people and culture change initiatives. One of my most rewarding roles was my appointment as Head of the Leadership Training School for the NZ Navy.

Since 2019, as a leadership and Executive Coach, I have worked with senior leaders in diverse industries, such as finance, real estate, law, tech, construction, recruitment, start-ups, multinationals, and more, including public sector organizations like health and police. I also serve as a coach/mentor with the Institute for Strategic Leadership, Coach Hub International, and Business Mentors New Zealand.

I specialise in coaching current and emerging executive leaders for success in strategic and C-suite roles, where my pragmatic and outcome-oriented approach helps leaders achieve the results they want through coaching, support, and accountability.

Key outcomes from working with Kenny.

Every leader is different, but here are typical outcomes you can expect when working with Kenny.

Get clarity on who you are as a leader.
Help you figure our 'What's Next?' in your career and leadership journey.
Successfully make the transition from mid-tier manger to a executive and C-Suite leader.
Build genuine confidence in your leadership and abilities.
Confidently adapt your leadership style to any given situation or context.
Develop emotional intelligence so you act, think, and feel like an executive.
Create a leadership brand and an executive presence to create a following​.

Certifications & Accreditation

I have been working with Kenny for over a year now and can’t recommend him highly enough.  He has mentored me in the leadership space and always provides a different perspective for me to consider when developing business strategies and strategies for my own personal growth.”

Steve (CEO)

“Kenny has an uncanny ability to hold a mirror up so that you come to your own conclusions in a way that seems like he has planted those seeds somehow. The interactions with Kenny were fun – I looked forward to them, and always found the time went by in the blink of an eye.”

Helen (Managing Director)

“Following on from a great Leadership Course with Kenny, we had a 1:1 sessions about the current challenges. The way Kenny asked questions and challenged my thinking was amazing. I’ve now managed to implement and lead with much more clarity and positivity!”

Hayden (Director)

“I have also been lucky enough to have one-on-one coaching and mentoring with Kenny over the last couple of years. His wisdom has been invaluable during some difficult situations I have had to encounter and he has been there to coach me through every step of the way. I have always left every exchange with Kenny feeling both supported and a little wiser on how to tackle a situation, and his manner to imparting wisdom is easy to digest and impactful.

Hope (CFO)

“Working with Kenny as my leadership coach has been an incredible journey. His expertise, guidance, and genuine commitment to my growth have been instrumental in shaping my leadership approach and professional development.”

Harvey (Manager)

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