Client Endorsements

Jenny Farrar de Wagt

Regional Operations Manager Department of Corrections

“Andy relates to a wide range of audiences…the training he has facilitated for us has had a huge impact on our organisation…turning long standing negative attitudes to positive ones…staff have become motivated to up-skill and improve themselves both in their professional and personal lives.”

“Allie, we learnt so much about how to deal with different personalities that I am sure it will bode well for our workplace and staff.”

Gillian Harrison

Practice Management in Health Sector

Murray Robertson

EGM Hawkins

“I can honestly say Trevor’s manner, humour and ability to communicate and connect is inspiring. Kingy has made a real difference to our business and we really appreciate his enthusiasm for building leadership capability at all levels. He’s a good bloke too.”

“Andy has worked alongside Drake both in NZ and Australia for a number of years. From his facilitation we have seen tangible results which have improved the company’s results both financially and staff retention.”

Gay Barton

Drake International

Dave Packer

Manager – Capital Products Fonterra

“Allie’s style of presentation got the group fully engaged and the humour kept it lively while getting the point across. The experience  not only made them think about their relationships at work but at home as well”


“Trevor has an excellent approach with people and a very outcome focussed bias that gets good results.”


Steve Killeen

CEO - Downer New Zealand

Jo Cameron

Target Pest

“Andrew is a passionate and positive speaker…has excellent strategies for encouraging and involving everybody in discussion and feedback…he brings life to the material that he is presenting by using plain-language anecdotes.”

“Allies presentation ‘Pressing the Right Buttons’ highlighted that if we better understand ourselves and our colleagues we can transform relationships and create high performing teams to deliver on growth and business goals…”

Nigel Donne

Plastics New Zealand Business Manager

Andrew Norton

Group GM HR Kiwi Rail

“Trevor creates immediate rapport and has been instrumental in achieving great results, from those on the tools to executive level managers.”

“Ports of Auckland embarked on a comprehensive program to establish values within the company as well as developing a leadership program to underpin and reinforce those values – we called it Compass. Andrew provided a format and structure to the Compass program that enabled our staff to communicate some difficult and challenging messages to the company. His courage and ability to engender trust with our staff was outstanding – he became a valuable conduit for information – seeking information on the issues within the organisation and providing guidance on how best to address these issues. Andrew Smith’s input has been invaluable in developing the Compass program and changing the way we think about our interactions in the workplace.”

Jon Baxter

HR Manager Ports of Auckland

Grant Crackett

Manager – Design Carter Holt Harvey

“Allie – I’m positive with the day my team and I spent with you, we along with our company will benefit. Actually I can already say that both my home and working life has already improved.”

“…I have found Mr Smith to be both flexible and accommodating in developing the concepts my organisation has required…engaging, professional and most approachable. His ability to ‘connect’ with students is also evidenced in the positive feedback they have provided… ”

Major Ian Martyn

New Zealand Defence Forces

Michael Jones

(former All Black) Reef Shipping

“It is without hesitation that I make reference to Andrews integrity of character and commitment and passion to empowering others through his own talents and skills.”