Organisational wellbeing & leadership programmes.

• Facilitating deep team connection • Getting to root causes • Creating cultural health • Increasing productivity
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Would your organisation benefit from these services?

Stay Well

Mental/Emotional Wellbeing Programme

15:3:1 Personal Wellbeing System

Coordinated Organisation Wellbeing Strategy

Psychological Safety

Proactive and Holistic Team Wellbeing

1:1 Executive Coaching

Maximise Team Performance

Team Culture Design 

Trust, Vulnerability, Belonging

Cultural Awareness Programmes 

Building People, Productivity, Performance

Internal Coaching System 

Team/Group Coaching 

Perform Under Pressure

Recovery and Rejuvenation Programme

Strategic Thinking System

Unique Ability Focus

Navigate Stress/Growth Cycles

Value Creation and Innovation

Measure What Matters

Who It’s For | Mā wai tēnei?

We coach Boards, Directors, senior leaders and frontline managers to create an environment that facilitates positive development, cultural health, social good and growth in results.

Directors and Senior leaders

Ngā Kaitohu Matua

Professional services who want to lift performance and productivity of teams in an empowering, healthy and sustainable manner.

HR business leaders

Kaiwhakahaere Pūmanawa Tangata

Professional services who want to improve team wellbeing and work/life balance.

Leaders

Kaiwhakahaere

Individuals who want to lift their personal performance and improve personal wellbeing management in support of further career advancement.

Teams

Te Hunga Tautoko

Professional groups who want more effective work/life balance.

The Process | Te Ara Poutama

The Kānuka tree is an Aotearoa native forest pioneer species and has two key roles in the ecosystem: to revegetate and rejuvenate whenua (land) that has been burnt, eroded or experienced some form of trauma; Kānuka also grows tall and has a role in pushing other trees like Tōtara and Kahikatea to grow tall and straight to reach the canopy. We compare these key roles with our wellbeing and leadership philosophies.

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Co-design Program

Auahatia tō ara

The tree analogy helps to represent our core value of deep connection coaching. This begins with the early effort to design a programme, with you, that is measurable, well grounded and reflects your specific situational knowledge and context.

Deliver Workshops and
Coaching

Mahia te mahi

We then facilitate engaging and interactive workshops that teach key principles of wellbeing, leadership or cultural health. In between workshops we use connection-coaching to mentor individuals through the development and application of these principles.

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3Toru

Measure and Iterate

Haere whakamua, titiro whakamuri

We measure and review individual/team progress against co-designed outcomes and programme success criteria. For best results, we iterate our focus as the development unfolds.

Report and Review

Tātaihia te mahere

We provide a 90-day reporting cycle to decision-makers/SLT based upon the co-designed outcomes and programme success criteria. At the end of the programme, we sit down with this group to evaluate the programme and consider recommended next steps.

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Client Journeys | Ngā Hīkoi

Typically, our clients are doing really well and want to go to the next level; some are also experiencing challenges, which are restricting their organisational development. Our unique NZ model enables leaders and teams to be highly vulnerable, speak the unspoken, get real on where ‘it’ is at and address the obstacles which stand in the way of improved performance.

The Process | Te Ara Poutama

The Kānuka tree is an Aotearoa native forest pioneer species and has two key roles in the ecosystem: to revegetate and rejuvenate whenua (land) that has been burnt, eroded or experienced some form of trauma; Kānuka also grows tall and has a role in pushing other trees like Tōtara and Kahikatea to grow tall and straight to reach the canopy. We compare these key roles with our wellbeing and leadership philosophies.

1Tahi

Co-design Program

Auahatia tō ara

The tree analogy helps to represent our core value of deep connection. This begins with the early effort to design a programme, with you, that is measurable, well grounded and reflects your specific situational knowledge and context.

2Rua

Deliver Workshops and
Coaching

Mahia te mahi

We then facilitate engaging and interactive workshops that teach key principles of wellbeing, leadership or cultural health. In between workshops we use connection-coaching to mentor individuals through the development and application of these principles.

3Toru

Measure and Iterate

Haere whakamua, titiro whakamuri

We measure and review individual/team progress against co-designed outcomes and programme success criteria. For best results, we iterate our focus as the development unfolds.

4Whā

Report and Review

Tātaihia te mahere

We provide a 90-day reporting cycle to decision-makers/SLT based upon the co-designed outcomes and programme success criteria. At the end of the programme, we sit down with this group to evaluate the programme and consider recommended next steps.

Testimonials | Ngā kōrero tautoko

“Kānuka worked in depth with us to create the programme and the board was fully engaged with what was going to be delivered…that was different to anything else we had ever experienced. We knew what they were going to deliver would be very beneficial and that is what led us to engaging in the journey… and we’re still on it.”

Rebecca HawkeChief Executive Cheal

“Our organisation has been experiencing a time of considerable change…Kānuka have steered us through this change which has ensured a positive outcome. Staff have given me positive feedback about Kānuka’s connective-coaching style and I now have a plan of how to deal with a situation that had previously been overwhelming, despite my many years of management experience.”

Jeanette CrookGeneral Manager Mountain View

“Even though I have been a manager for many years, Kānuka has introduced me to a whole new range of skills that have enabled me to better manage my stress levels at work and strengthen my working relationships…in this fast changing and stressful world I cannot recommend Kānuka highly enough to companies who want to get the most out of their teams.”

Jacob KajavalaCompany Leader Kajavala Forestry Ltd

“Kānuka’s programme helped us to grow, develop and get clear on what was really important to us in our lives…the guys (Steve & Wiremu) climbed into our heads, sorted things out and climbed back out…”

Phil ReilyDirector Cheal

“From my perspective, Kānuka has added incredible value to the team here and I am extremely appreciative of the work done in upskilling some of our team members…personally, input into me has been great and has led me on the trajectory that I am currently on. I am truly grateful.”

Brad KorewhaManager Fulton Hogan

Our Team | Ko wai Mātou

As an effective leader, it is unlikely you are looking for a ‘quick fix’ solution. Our philosophy is to build deep connection and a long term commitment to facilitating leadership growth and organisational prosperity.

Wiremu

Wiremu

Director | Kaiwhakahaere

Choosing to move beyond the western model of health, for over 20 years I have studied medicine, exercise, nutrition, psychoneuroimmunology, leadership, coaching and behaviour design underpinned by Te Ao Maori principles and Tīkanga.

A core value of Kānuka is that we build partnerships, we do not offer off-the-shelf solutions. Our programmes teach leaders and teams how to produce optimal results without increased burnout and stress.

Steve

Steve

Director | Kaiwhakahaere

I believe the absence of deep personal integrity and fundamental character strength cause relationship challenges across both our professional and personal lives. Having held leadership roles within the private and not-for-profit sectors within national and multinational organisations, and having also studied mediation and dispute resolution, I recognise that the journey of shifting paradigms and building character strength are a mutual investment in time, commitment and trust.

Dr Anna Rolleston

Health Director and leading voice in health

Dr Rolleston is a recognised health practitioner and health researcher and holds various governance roles within the health sector.  Anna combines a robust scientific and academic background with an understanding that change comes from within, but that we often need a good deal of support to facilitate that change.

Anna’s vision and lifelong mission is to create a healthcare system that works for you and with you. The philosophy behind the vision come from a Maori worldview and acknowledges an all-of-person, and culturally appropriate approach to health and wellbeing regardless of your cultural context. 

 

Eden Hersey

Communication & Educational Project Leader

Of Ngāi Tahu and Scottish heritage, Eden is an experienced adult educator and communications leader. Having worked within adult education for ten years, Eden brings her experience and educational qualifications to Kānuka and enjoys working with clients to support them through needs assessment, planning and development, implementation, and evaluation processes to create engaging and effective educational programmes.

Education and communication are two areas of personal passion and professional qualification – Eden believes they are both fundamental to growth and both create the opportunity to change our lives for the better.

Marie Roberts

Client Care Team

I have always loved working with people and have spent my whole career working in customer focused industries. As a manager for an international car rental company based at Heathrow Airport in the UK I came into contact with people from many different nationalities and from all walks of life. I built a team that was focused on meeting our customer’s needs through listening to what they required and then working together to meet those expectations. On returning to New Zealand, I became the Operations Manager at a stand-alone rest home and retirement village in the Bay of Plenty and had the privilege of working to provide the best possible care and environment for the elderly people of the community. Both roles were fascinating and very rewarding.

I look forward to being a part of Kanuka’s journey and am proud to work for a company that “walks it’s talk’.

Liz Rentz

Executive Administrator

I love working with awesome, genuine people and helping to find solutions to streamline business processes. I have a history of working for local government in both operational and project roles, moving on to becoming an independent contractor working in a variety of admin roles after having my second child.

I really enjoy being part of the Kānuka team – the values and integrity of the people behind Kānuka really resonate with me – they truly live and breathe what they teach, and have challenged me and inspired me on many levels regarding my own personal wellbeing, as well as in the workplace.

Islay Goldsmith

Client Care Team

Most recently my focus has been on creating and running my own successful business for the last six years.  My favourite part of that business was the genuine connection I formed with customers.  My personal passion is my family and this extends to my passion for client care.  I hold a degree in Psychology and Education and a post-grad in Teaching.
 
I’m excited to transfer my skills, my wairua, and my willingness to help others into the Kānuka Whānau.   I have come to know and have great respect for our directors.  They truly live what they teach. Our work environment is uplifting, encouraging and inspiring.  If they can do that for us, they can do that for you too!

 

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