Linzi Ebbage-Thomas

Linzi Ebbage-Thomas

Consultant/Facilitator/Coach, Otago

Linzi is an Executive Coach and Organisational Development Consultant for a number of local, national and global organisations, offering coaching, consultation and facilitation.

She has worked in operational Human Resources leadership roles for the British Army, a National UK Recruitment Company, a Global Investment Bank and a US retail brand roll-out in the UK.

Linzi worked with the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand for many years, offering consulting and facilitation to many organisations – assisting their workforce to become more resilient, and their workplaces to develop higher levels of wellbeing. She is a strong advocate of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and she integrates wellbeing and resiliency into her successful consulting and coaching practice on a daily basis.

She has also used her business and HR skills to create and operate successful hospitality businesses. She is currently an Owner/Director for PURE New Zealand Ice Cream, a Board Director for the Cancer Society of NZ (Otago and Southland), and a Trustee for So They Can (NZ) - an African-based educational programme. She is putting into practice what she preaches!

Linzi regularly receives positive feedback from clients about her fresh and pragmatic style, and effective style of facilitating and coaching. Clients often comment that they feel ‘inspired’ and ‘energised’ following their sessions and certainly more focused on improving their skills and behaviours. Described as an honest sounding board and skilled questioner, she strives to enable robust reflection and improved self-awareness in those she works alongside.

In her various roles as Coach, Consultant and Facilitator, she has worked with numerous organisations including WYMA, Fire and Emergency NZ, Springfree Trampolines, Airways, Dynamic Controls, Cavell Leitch Lawyers, PGGW, Totally Tourism, Lake Wanaka Tourism, Tracplus, The International Antarctic Centre, King Salmon, Holcim, Kelly Recruitment Services, High Performance Sport NZ, Cardrona Alpine Resort, Edgewater Hotel, Mainpower, Snow Sports NZ, Road Transport Logistics, Canterbury District Health Board, as well as various Crown Research Institutes, councils and universities.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Master of Science (Human Resource Development)
  • Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance
  • GENOS Emotional Intelligence Practitioner Accreditation
  • SHL Psychological and Cognitive Assessment trained
  • International Coaching Federation Coach Accreditation

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