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OUR COACHES

We are a collective of inspiring experts with proven results in our fields, we share a passion to drive growth and increase capability.

We have an astute ability to empower and challenge businesses and leaders to stretch and explore new thinking, to learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. so they are always reaching new heights.

Leadership Collective’s coaches have:

  • Over 20 years of experience transforming businesses and developing leaders
  • Worked with over 5,000 leaders
  • Worked with over 300 businesses across multiple industries
  • Enabled leadership across organisations with up to date digital and technology
  • Coached and presented internationally
  • Translated international and local best practice to design programmes that are 100% connected and relevant to New Zealand businesses
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Kirsten Leng

Kirsten brings 20 years of proven business results in transforming businesses through strategy and their people. She is an author, facilitator, business coach and key note speaker and works throughout NZ and internationally. Her astute commercial acumen and contagious enthusiasm helps people and businesses reach heights they never thought they would. Her passion is being an enabler, unlocking a person’s true potential and achieving short and long term business results. To Kirsten, nothing beats seeing her clients’ smashing their goals and planning for their next one!

With 25 years in leadership and sales positions, she’s been there, done that… however, she compliments this with the ability to guide her clients, not just tell them what to do. She prides herself in creating independence and success, not dependence. Coming from a wide variety of interests and studies including commerce, sales, leadership and even clinical nutrition (to give her clients the edge!), she is fully committed to learning and keeping up to date with future trends and thinking.

Sara Eddington

Sara is workplace culture specialist who takes the data driven approach to measuring and monitoring culture and leadership; and makes it human centred and approachable.

She has specialist accreditation in Culture and Organisational Development, Leadership Development, Group and Individual Development.

Sara is the founder of Culture Catcher, a professional development business that delivers people focused work that gets results.

Sara’s previous extensive experience in Senior Human Resources positions across a range multinational and local businesses was the launch pad, for developing a bespoke business that realizes the potential in people activates change in people and business and creating uplifting workplace cultures

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Ryan Watkins

Ryan has managed massively successful e-commerce and data enterprises such as GrabOne and led sales teams across a huge variety of industries. He loves helping businesses understand the technology available to attract and maintain their customers, and how to look after them once you’ve got them. He’s been there and done that on some of the biggest marketing tools out there including Salesforce, HubSpot and Marketo, and works with these tools to help businesses become customer-centric and inbound led by developing clear strategic plans that help them grow.

Coming from a background as a schoolteacher, his interest was peaked when he saw what was happening in the digital space. He made the move to digital and the rest is history. Over the past 13 years he has worked in sales, CEO and General Manager roles and loves bringing his passion in helping middle business to the role, helping companies unleash the potential that they have within their customers and transforming the way they do business.

Romi Dexter

Romi is a digital heavyweight who has worked in the digital arena for over 20 years and is passionate about delivering results and creating amazing teams. She transforms clients’ digital capabilities and drives growth in an increasingly competitive landscape

Romi helps in removing clunky admin jobs with the digital tools, automation and technology so clients work smarter, not harder.

Romi has always spanned technology and marketing communications usability, and prides herself in being able to bridge the gap between people and technology. Not only this, she loves helping people up-skill and become stars in their careers. She has worked with a huge number of digital agencies including TVNZ, Vodafone, NZME, GrabOne and Finda/Yellow Pages to lead digital and product teams and managing the entire digital experience. And if that wasn’t cool enough, she even worked with Microsoft and Apple to roll out the original streaming media platforms.

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Suzi Nevell

Suzi’s professional career spans 27 years as a physiotherapist and health coach. Her qualifications include NZRP A.D.P (OMT), a CHEK Level 4 Practitioner  /  HLC 3 and certified in ELDOA  /  Myofascial Stretching.

After years touring the world with a variety of high-performance athletes and sports teams, and becoming New Zealand’s Women’s Trampoline Champion, Suzi moved to the United States.  While there, she was invited by Paul Chek to join the CHEK Institute’s senior teaching staff in San Diego. Over the course of the next 16 years, she absorbed Paul’s teachings on blending physical, nutritional, mental, emotional and spiritual coaching into a coaching model for health.

The fundamentals go far beyond the physical and look at the impact of food, lifestyle and exercise on pain, injury, general health and vitality and, in short, how to stay younger and live longer.

Kim Rippin

Described as a highly astute, straight-shooting HR practitioner and an extremely valuable asset to have on your side, Kim has provided outsourced services and managed projects for small and large businesses in various industries including Trades, Retail, Professional Services, Media, IT, Recruitment and Law. Her passion for working alongside small businesses and her dedication to support them defines her purpose through her industry dedicated, click-and-collect online consulting model that demystifies all things HR.

Kim loves helping others to find the right level of advice and support quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. With a background of 15 years of diverse HR experience working with both large and small organisations in various stages of their business cycles, she has experience with HR process, policy development and implementation, change management, recruitment and training.

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Nick O’Neill

A digital sales & marketing leader, mentor and coach, Nick has extensive B2B and B2C sales experience at all levels: from digital and media start-ups as well as enterprise level sales execution.


Nick has been Sales Director of GrabOne, 90 Seconds and most recently Customer Radar. He has been a major factor in the growth of all the businesses who have been lucky enough to have him.

Sue Blair

Sue is an experienced management coach, specialising in personality-based professional development. She works with managers and teams across diverse industries to improve motivation, communication and performance. Her premise is that managers at all levels need to know themselves, know how they come across to others and how to adapt contextually to improve outcomes. She achieves results through focused personality-based coaching and personal development training. Her coaching style makes complex psychology simple and easy to implement.

Her work ideally suits anyone who wants to be a better manager by understanding personalities and how they affect the workplace, and any team that wants to thrive. She has been specialising in training, facilitating and writing on psychological type for 17 years and is a qualified MBTI® practitioner and adult educator.

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