NOW – Current focus

Updated 10th October 2017

WORK

Leading the sales and marketing team at EDENZ Colleges to expand student enrolments in our local and international markets.

  • Continuously improving Agile Marketing with daily scrums and weekly retrospectives for print, web and social media refinement. Balancing regulatory requirements with customer-centric content marketing. Our mix? A blend of hyper-targeted micro-campaigns, marketing automation, and rigorous CRO.
  • Continuously improving Agile Sales with my team of 16. Weekly scrums and retrospectives around knowledge transfer, scripts, and performance. Our mix?Focused on holding space for self-management, wholeness at work and challenging the status quo.
  • Realigning business strategy and rebranding. Yes, all that it entails. From strategy to execution.

PROJECTS

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Growth Architect

Management Consultant (for want of a better name) and Adventure Capitalist. Consulting to early-stage slow start-ups and small to midsize organisations looking to work sustainably and inclusively – promoting self-management, wholeness at work and challenging the status quo.

Current work:

  • A DDO supporting high caliber migrants.
  • A communications and marketing company.
  • A crab meat import company.

DIY wannabe

  • Creating a deck and landscaping our house. Three tonnes of shells and 100 plants.
  • Sewing curtains.
  • Custom garden shed.
  • Retaining wall and seat.
  • Raised beds.
  • Swing and a pull-up rings.

MIND

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    • Searching opportunities to drive Teal and DDO initiatives in the work environment.
    • Wanting to talk to developers about BauGruppe home ownership in New Zealand (a guide to BauGruppe PDF) and micro, multi-unit developments.
    • Thinking through how to start a school and residential care center for kids with Autism. Here are my thoughts/plans so far: oasis.school. I need help with: funding, governance, security and succession planning.  The goal is to create a space where our Autistic son Oli (and other children who cannot care for themselves) can be cared for THRIVE when we pass.

READING

    • Reinventing Organisations
    • Never Eat Alone
    • Makers The New Industrial Revolution
    • Hooked
    • The Obstacle Is The Way
    • Smartcuts
    • Tools of Titans
    • Nice Companies Finish First
    • Small Is The New Big
    • Hacking Growth
    • Pre-suasion
    • Holacracy – The revolutionary management system that abolishes hierarchy
    • The Side Project Report
    • Sun Tzu – The Art Of War For Executives

BODY

noun_75817_ccWith Oli often reluctant walk or needing a lift to get places, I am upping my arm & core strength to carry him.

  • Daily
    • 60 push ups
  • Saturday +
    • 600 sit-ups with 30kg weight bag
    • 20 dips
    • 20 pull-ups
    • 100 push-ups
    • 20 legs to bar lifts
  • Preparing for the Auckland marathon with Wednesday and Sunday runs.
    • Current PB. Half marathon in 1:59.
  • Refining my LCHF diet. Experimenting with various Kimchee recipes, sauerkraut and intermittent fasting (one large meal per work day, two on weekends).

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