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It’s time for a new way of leading

" THERE IS A NEW CONSCIOUSNESS DEVELOPING GLOBALLY

We need people with “fresh eyes” who can read the signals of change.

" OLD WAYS OF BEING AND DOING ARE NOT WORKING

Covid-19 has forced us to examine the very essence of how we operate as individuals, teams, organisations and communities.

Leading Calmly from the Heart & Liberating Structures Workshops (virtual or face to face)

Powerful, practical and experiential workshops to improve or change the way work gets done, now and in the future.

Coaching & Facilitation

Individual and team coaching and facilitation that leads to shifts in how people think and respond to the world.

Consultancy

Interventions, co-designed with our clients, that nudge changes in the dynamics of team and organisation culture.

Leadership Coefficient

Transformational deep dive leadership retreats and workshops on systems awareness and coaching. Connecting to, understanding and engaging  the system to lead collectively.

PDFS:
* Collective Leadership Retreat
* Introduction to Coaching
* Leading with Systems Awareness
* ELSP Practitioner Certification Program
* Embodied Leadership Strengths Profile

Special virtual events

In response to the current global situation

We provide leading edge Collective Leadership development as workshops and retreats. Right now, the Covid-19 message is clear; “He Waka eke noa” – we are all in this together. CLANZ have responded with an understanding of the urgency in creating alternative ways to support organisations through this tremendous upheaval – to not just survive, but to use this opportunity to realign the ways they connect with others.

Check out what’s coming up in the  weeks below:

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Events

Leading calmly – from the heart

WORKSHOP (Virtual or Face to Face)

We asked ourselves what is the most urgent need of leaders and leadership teams right now?
The answer that we have identified is for leaders to be able to access their calm space so that they can contribute to and influence the collective. We cannot lead others if we are disconnected from ourselves.
Leading calmly from the heart is a mini-programme consisting of two x 2.5 hour sessions run one or two weeks apart.
It is a virtual learning experience available right now.
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Liberating structures

WORKSHOP (Virtual or Face to Face)

The creators of Liberating Structures describe them as offering easy methods for leaders to achieve better results in every situation, provided they are willing to include as many of the affected people as possible. Problem solving, making decisions, planning, or innovating become processes they are facilitating rather than directing. They quickly discover that it is possible, and not that difficult, to include and engage everybody and give everyone the opportunity to contribute.

Liberating Structures are simple methods that anybody can use to improve or change the way work gets done, now and in the future. Every single one of the 33 structures rests on the idea that everybody is included and invited to participate in shaping the group’s shared future. The structures are easy to learn, requiring no lengthy training. They are easy to use and don’t require bringing in an expert.
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Client Testimonials

“David supported me to clarify and integrate my personal values and identify and examine limiting beliefs and habits of thought. This has enabled me to take a new leadership role with more confidence and deliver at a higher level for the team and the wider business.”

Tom

Marketing

“Coaching has assisted me in being far more intentional about my engagement both at a strategic and management perspective. The greatest benefit was David helping me recognise my own authenticity in my leadership and articulating my leadership intent in a way that can be adapted to different leadership settings.”

Rachel

Independent Director

“David provided me with the opportunity to think through some big challenges and come up with solutions, as well as to make significant progress on my career aspirations.”

CEO

Health Sector

“.. engaging, thoughtful and open to ideas … very responsive, organised and took everyone along the ride.  Kristy spread her attention across the whole group and was inclusive … showed clear interest in your learning”

Naz

Local Government

“Kristy brings a sense of humour, willing to bring her own experience and put people at ease.”

Theresa

2019

“Kristy is a great facilitator – positive, engaging, and non-defensive. Awesome, thank you!”

Sam

2019

“Some of us heard Shona speak at the Women in Public Sector summit 2019 and thought she was brilliant. We were not disappointed. Shona has a calming and inclusive facilitation style. She is warm. She is genuine. She speaks from the heart and her material is creative and captivating. She inspires a commitment to individual and collective growth. We were left energised and reflective. Thank you Shona.”

Nyree

Department of Corrections

” Shona was a guest speaker at the Women in Public Sector Summit in Wellington in 2019, attended by over 500 public sector women. Shona shared her insights and experiences on the concept of influencing from the heart through collective leadership. Shona’s session was extremely engaging, especially with her illustrating her points with drawings as she spoke. I received extremely positive feedback from people in the audience and I know representatives from women’s networks were keen to speak to Shona afterwards and extend an invitation for her to speak at their agency’s women’s networks events.”

Liz Chin

former Programme Director, Government Women’s Network

“Over the last twelve months our leadership team has had the pleasure of working with Shona developing our leadership culture.

What started as a collection of leaders (relatively) effective within their areas of responsibility is rapidly transforming into an effective leadership collective. The power of this cannot be overstated.

Our transition has been clearly evident through the covid -19 pandemic where connected collective leadership has driven a higher degree of clarity, courage and creativity in decision making across our team in the most uncertain of times. In the leadership sense the whole is now clearly greater than the sum of the parts and it has been an absolute privilege to experience the transition.”

Senior Manager Emergency Services

“Shona facilitated senior manager meetings on two occasions for me. Shona is an experienced and excellent facilitator. I appreciated Shona’s preparation in advance of the sessions ensuring she had a thorough understanding of the situation, goals of the session, participants, and a good structure.

Shona has a warm, inclusive, compassionate and caring approach and she was quickly able to develop a rapport with participants and gain their trust. Participants were engaged throughout the sessions and the meeting goals were achieved, thanks to Shona’s efforts and guidance on the day.”

Liz Chin, former Programme Director

Government Women’s Network

Collective Leadership Aotearoa New Zealand

Helping You Lead Through Critical Challenges

The time has come to learn how to tame egos and to build deep and meaningful relationships with ourselves. When we build those relationships with ourselves then we can begin to connect with others in ways that will heal our relationship with the world and the damage we have caused.

Old ways of being and doing are not working and are being challenged. There is a new consciousness developing globally. The power of the collective is being recognised. We need people with “fresh eyes” who can read the signals of change and respond to the emerging future. CLANZ offers a uniquely Aotearoa/New Zealand approach to people development. We support your people to build deep and meaningful relationships with themselves so that they can begin to connect with others.

Covid-19 has forced us to examine the very essence of how we operate as individuals, teams, organisations and communities. At CLANZ our mission is to support the understanding and practical application of collective leadership across Aotearoa New Zealand. It’s time for a new organisational model – Collective Leadership is that model. Whether it is coaching, facilitation or interventions, we will work with you to bring about meaningful change.

David Bennett

David Bennett

Leadership Coach

David is an experienced leadership coach and facilitator who speaks the language of business. His transformational coaching helps leaders and managers thrive in a complex and uncertain world by understanding and growing their most important leadership asset: themselves. He balances challenge and support by listening deeply and questioning with humility.

Shona Munro

Shona Munro

Leadership Development

Shona is an experienced facilitator committed to supporting people to connect with their authentic selves so that they can contribute fully to their team, their organisation and their communities. She has a PhD in workplace well-being and leadership development and was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar award to further explore her research interest in the relationship between Te Ao Māori (the world of Māori)  and collective leadership development.  

Kristy Meates

Kristy Meates

Facilitator/Coach

Kristy is an experienced facilitator and coach who is passionate about supporting leaders in their development. Her style is unique, authentic and powerful. She loves working alongside leaders, enabling and really challenging them to make behavioural and mindset shifts that create positive, conscious and sustainable changes for them, their teams and their organisations.

Ash Patea

Ash Patea

Facilitator/Coach

Ash is an ambassador of ancient knowledge and indigenous systems of practice with a mission to inspire people to reconnect with ancient truths that can guide us into modernity. He believes innovation in leadership is key. It is the opportunity to continue crafting, weaving and sharing key messages of empowerment in the ever-changing world we live in. As a descendant of Whanganui River tribes, his strength is drawn from Te Awa Tupua – The
Whanganui.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please don’t take our word for it! Read some of the answers to questions on just how effective the CLANZ approach is and how this relates specifically to New Zealand organisations.

1. What does CLANZ offer that is different?
The CLANZ team is constantly learning (the more we know the more we realise how little we know!). We are prepared to go to the learning edge ourselves to ensure that our clients are able to find and explore that edge for themselves. We strive to operate from the Collective space and in doing so are able to support our clients (teams and individuals) to access their unique  “head heart and gut” wisdom. We want your team to surprise themselves, to do the unpredictable and achieve the unimaginable.
2. Is Collective Leadership just another buzz word for teamwork?


We say a resounding NO!    Good teamwork is really important but  what we are proposing is way more than the traditional approach to teamwork. We invite people to begin to build a deep and meaningful relationship with themselves that will enable them to then learn how to capitalise on the collective. We support team and individual learning so that leaders can become fully present; with “fresh eyes,” that can read the signals of change and respond to the emerging future.

3. What is CLANZ’s kaupapa?
At CLANZ we understand that there are profound changes in culture, consciousness and social systems occurring across the globe. We know that  those changes can impact on the values, practices and structures of organisations in ways that can greatly benefit mankind. We believe that in Aotearoa New Zealand we are uniquely positioned to  help individuals and teams to tap into the place where ancient wisdom and modern science intersect to realise that benefit. 
4. How credible is the CLANZ team?
We have put together a very powerful team. We understand ‘he waka eke noa’ (we are all in this together) and  that none of us is as great as all of us. Alongside this kaupapa we bring a wealth of experience to support our collective wisdom. Shona, Kristy and David have all completed facilitator training in Collective Leadership and continue their professional development in that field while deepening their understanding of Te Ao Maori.  We have a wealth of public and private sector and life experience. Our backgrounds include law, corporate, tertiary and secondary education, policing, professional services, infrastructure development, programme management, alliances, manufacturing, broadcasting, SME business ownership, and the not for profit sector.
If what you have read here resonates with you and you would like to know more – don’t hesitate to contact us any time.

In this video, the CLANZ team discuss what it means to lead your team as a collective, and how empowering this different approach is.

Current models of Leadership training just aren’t working within the complex environments teams are exposed to. The CLANZ approach draws on the latest in neuroscience, in accessing the head, heart and gut – and invites you to lead from those places.

We understand the importance of Leadership roles, Our individual journeys have bought us together – each from a different pathway, with a shared vision of realising the potential of the people that work within organisations. It’s time for a new way of Leading.

We Specialise in Collective Leadership

CLANZ are the New Zealand partners for the global consultancy, Leadership Coefficient. We offer their Collective Leadership workshops and retreats here in New Zealand.  At the heart of this innovative systems approach to leadership is a focus on leadership embodiment: enabling leaders to access their whole body intelligence – head, heart, gut – in order to solve ever more complex problems.

Leadership Coefficient offers a pioneering, body-based assessment that reveals people’s strengths through the natural intelligence of the body. This is the Embodied Leadership Strengths Profile (ELSP). This unique methodology provides immediate visibility into a team’s combined strengths, challenges, dynamics and performance opportunities.

Leaders increasingly need to be able to think in more complex, systemic, strategic and interdependent ways. Collective Leadership is based on the premise that answers to complex challenges will emerge from a collective’s full embodied intelligence. Our ELSP approach enables teams to develop unique competencies that are essential for sustainability in the dynamic business environment of today.

Leadership Coefficient clients have measured significant business impacts in employee engagement, productivity, quality improvement and innovation. Leadership Coefficient’s Collective “Leader Being” Model frames our approach in the following:

Embodied Leadership Strengths Profile

(ELSP) is an innovative, body-based assessment methodology that reveals an individual’s inner strengths through the natural intelligence of the body.

This unique methodology provides immediate visibility into a team’s combined talents, strengths, challenges and performance opportunities. Applying this awareness and understanding, collective performance increases.

Focus on the "Being" versus the "Doing" of Leadership

The emphasis is on exploring the core, authentic being that we are, versus the traditional focus on what leaders are supposed to be doing. Through deepened awareness of ourselves and of how we impact others, we can begin to change how we choose to be in relationship.

Leading by Capitalising on the Collective Intelligence

A collective leadership model demands of us increased awareness that we are part of a larger whole. In the complex and dynamic world of today, it is not possible for one person to know everything and leaders must be capable of leading from the intelligence of the whole system.

Leading from the Future as Opposed to only the Past

We address the power of being fully present in order to see with fresh eyes and discover a future that is emerging moment by moment. It requires us to come from future possibility, not only past experience or prior mental models. “Presencing” the future is the place of true innovation.

To find out more about our Embodied Leadership Strengths Profile program please click here

To contact us directly for program information, please click here

It’s time for a new way of leading

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