Get to know Kenny
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Meet Kenny Bhosale
Kenny is 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. He is an ICF and IECL accredited Executive Leadership Coach (PCC) and an experienced trainer and facilitator in strategy, design thinking and innovation. Kenny’s knowledge and leadership experience is also grounded in a Master of Science specialising in Change Leadership and an Executive MBA specialising in Organisational Leadership Development.
Kenny came to New Zealand (NZ) when he was 14 and joined the NZ Defence Force when he turned 17. From a very young age he was given leadership responsibilities and understood the importance of good leadership skills in building successful teams and mission outcomes. During his 18 years with the Defence Force, he experienced the good, bad and ugly side of leadership, in all sorts of environments, from operations onboard Warships and multinational deployments in the Middle East, to natural disasters, inter-agency operations and organisational level people and culture change initiatives. His experiences fuelled his drive and interest in developing and optimising his own leadership skills and later training and coaching other leaders. Kenny gets a lot of intrinsic satisfaction from working with leaders and seeing them develop and succeed.
Following his military career, Kenny started his own business and continued his leadership training, coaching and consulting practice in the commercial and corporate sectors. He mainly works with Executives and emerging leaders to help them lead change and thrive in the real-world complexities and ambiguities of today’s business and socio-political environment. He has worked with leaders across many different industries, including finance, real estate, law, construction, recruitment and retail, as well as public sector organisations, including health, social services and police. Kenny is a leadership coach with the Institute for Strategic Leadership in Australia and NZ, works with clients internationally with Coach Hub, and is also a business mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand., and also a member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership (IECL).
From the greasy engine room of old steam Warships, the dusty deserts of the Middle East, unforgiving and relentless high seas of the Indian Ocean and North Pacific, or the high pressure environments of the front line, leadership is often needed when it is least convenient to lead, but that’s the difference between a good leader and a great leader.
Executive MBA (Organisational Leadership Development)
Master of Science (Organisational Change Management)
IECL Level 3 Executive Coaching Certificate
CMA Transformative Coaching Certificate
Hogan Personality Assessment (Accreditation)
ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Member, Institute of Directors NZ
Member, International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Member, Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership (IECL)
“Great leaders are not born, they are made – through training, support, coaching and gaining experience. Leadership development is a journey of self discovery and learning”
– Kenny Bhosale
The Bridge Story
The Bridge was founded in 2019 by Kenny Bhosale to help businesses and leaders to bridge the gap between the idealism of leadership philosophies and real-life leadership skills and capabilities necessary to get results, whilst keeping true to your identity and culture.
Leadership Development is a multi-billion dollar industry and continues growing, yet leaders and businesses are left wanting and wondering. Like everything else in business, leadership is an essential capability that needs to add value to your vision and success. Leaders often go on leadership courses or retreats, yet find it an uphill battle to implement the necessary changes across their business to embed the leadership brand and culture they envisage. Both academic research and industry surveys have repeatedly shown this to be the case.
In 2020, The Bridge conducted its own industry research and survey of NZ businesses through Massey Uiversity Business School. The study found a consistent need for multi-faceted leadership development, more consideration for the business context and a need for tailored leadership solutions. The leadership development solutions offered by The Bridge are based on these insights, are grounded in evidence based methodologies, and incorporate proven leadership strategies, processes, tools and real-life learning.
Whatever your business or industry, the truth is that you and your team are on your own unique journey through the ever-increasing complexities of today’s business, social and political landscape. The Bridge can help you navigate and create the necessary leadership capabilities to get the best out of yourself and your people, and realise your potential.
The Bridge Mission
To make a positive difference, one leader at a time, so you can make a difference to the people, business and communities that you lead.
“Thanks for a powerful coaching session. You asked great questions that were thought-provoking and enabled me to really reflect on what was under the surface of my challenge. I was able to deeply enquire into what is important to me as I grow my company and the focus I need to have in developing a team around me. Thanks Kenny.”
– Vanessa Davey (Business Owner)
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