Denise Hartley-Wilkins


Denise Hartley-Wilkins is a people and organisation development consultant, executive coach and trainer with over 25 years’ experience gained in a diverse range of organisations in New Zealand, the UK and Canada. She has extensive strategic and operational experience and has held a number of senior roles where she has implemented large scale OD programmes. Her industry experience includes central and local government, IT, high tech and food manufacturing, education, health, forestry, publishing, seafood, hospitality, financial services, not-for-profit and NGOs.

Denise subscribes to the belief that 'you don't have great organisations, you have great workplaces'. She is passionate about developing people and organisations to help them realise their potential and shine. She is an experienced facilitator, designing and delivering programmes aligned to business outcomes. Clients value her practical, friendly and professional approach, along with her ability to quickly get to the root of a problem, to identify and implement solutions and deliver great results.

Her areas of expertise include programme design and facilitation, leadership and culture, change management, talent management, employee engagement, performance management, workplace bullying and harassment awareness, conflict resolution, performance and behavioural coaching. She has written numerous articles for professional journals and has presented at conferences and symposiums.

She is a Fellow of HRINZ and is currently a National Board Director. She is active in the HR and HRINZ community, having served as a past HRINZ Branch President, is a professional mentor and a judge for the HRINZ awards. Denise is a chartered professional member with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK and an accredited Business Mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand.

Outside of work, her interests including hiking with her husband, travels in their '66 Kombi splitty (aka Rosie), peeking around the corners of the world, and chilling with family and friends.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Arts (History and European Humanities)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI Step I and Step II)
  • Extended DISC Level 2 Accredited Consultant
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Lominger Leadership and Interview Architect
  • Art of Deliberate Success certified trainer and coach
  • Intercultural Awareness and Communication certified trainer

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