My interactions with you in various settings have been one of the major highlights this year for me, and a real source of rich reflection and growth opportunity.
Jim’s core area of interest is supporting people and organisations to grow and develop, taking joy in seeing the success of others. It is important to Jim that he and others have the opportunity to learn and grow and that those opportunities are as widely available as possible. He is acutely aware that many of the problems facing us are requiring new capabilities and the need to work together. He is committed to helping leaders navigate the emerging future facing them.
Jim has an eclectic mix of experiences with roots in rural New Zealand and a career that has been driven by curiosity, an attraction to new things and some key values. This has seen him in very technical roles solving trade finance issues or designing ground-breaking computer systems and moving into senior leadership roles in operations, sales, organisation development and change programs in the finance and health sectors – never a dull moment! He also has over ten years consulting experience and as a result of this he is an experienced, leader, facilitator, coach and consultant. His strength in Leadership and governance roles has been to take a whole of organisation overview that integrates change alongside managing risks and achieving results.
His practical technical and leadership experience is complemented by a deep knowledge of adult development concepts, understanding of ideas and approaches relating to complex adaptive systems and a quest to bring those ideas to life for the greater good. He is a certified coach, holds accreditations in a number of tools, has a Master of Commerce and post graduate DipHRM. Jim particularly enjoys using his skills and knowledge to help integrate leadership development with business improvement, innovation and complexity ideas – bringing people, processes, systems and technology together to create sustainable cultures.
Previously, Jim was a board member of the New Zealand Business Excellence Foundation. Currently, he serves clients, is Managing Director of Cultivating Leadership and is a trustee of the Growth Edge Network. He lives in Cork, Ireland with his wife (the two children are grown up) and when he isn’t working with clients can be found out in the hills on a bicycle or in the kitchen.