About Focus Training & Consulting

With a passion for helping organisations achieve their goals Focus has delivered and facilitated a variety of interactive and engaging workshops for teams, worked directly with key staff in organisations to achieve specific goals and undertaken stand-alone projects for organisations.

Training

No matter what type of business or charity you are or what you do, it is essential for everyone to work effectively together, be clear about their roles, know what is needed, and by when, and have the tools to achieve this.  In small entities this need is amplified often with people undertaking multiple tasks impacting many parts of the organisation.

This is where I can help you by working with owners, managers or the whole team to look at what is needed to ensure the best outcomes for your organisation.

I can do this by providing practical tools for staff and volunteers and by helping your teams to work together, understand communication styles and approaches and increase productivity through skills development and better use of the basic software programmes most businesses work with (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)

 
To provide a framework for understanding personality styles and organisational planning TetraMap© is one of the many great tools available, developed in New Zealand and now used internationally it works and engages diverse teams.

Consulting

Do you just need a job done?

I can deliver projects to achieve your goals, you set the parameters or we can work together to achieve small projects or create strategic and action plans to allow you to work towards larger goals with support if needed along the way.

Some of the amazing people and organisations I have worked with include:

                                                                                     

My Background

I have had significant experience working in leadership roles across, small business, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. I enjoy working with people and am passionate about helping people develop the core skills they need.  Below are examples of roles I have held:

General Manager of Linkage: (Now part of LinkPeople) Linkage Trust was a not-for profit entity focused on helping people navigate health and social services.

Director Magnum Automotive(1993-current): A specialist workshop tuning, repairing and building performance engines.

Manager LLLNZ Peer Counsellor Programme:  A comprehensive train the trainer course with a focus on training community workers and health professionals working in Maori, Pacific, Asian and new migrant communities.

Operations Manager for CBG Health Research: Focused on the logistics of planning and managing a 12 month roll out of the 2009 NZ Oral Health Survey

Auckland Regional Manager Panacea Healthcare: (Now part of Healthcare Rehabilitation NZ) Responsible for a diverse workforce of Nursing and Healthcare workers (200+) delivering service to a large client base receiving home or community based care.

Certified TetraMap Facilitator

Letticia Mincham

Telemarketing & Survey Contracting:
While an at home Mum I managed a small home based business training and employing a part-time workforce to provide a variety of direct marketing and survey services, sub-contracting through larger marketing companies who distribute overload. Methods used included Computer Assisted Telephone interviews (CATI) and Computer Assisted Personal Interviews (CAPI), and direct to customer sales.

Volunteer roles including:

  • Board Member: Postnatal Distress Support Network
  • Steering Group Member: Maternity Services Consumer Council
  • La Leche League Leader