Carolyn Bates

Carolyn Bates

Facilitator/Coach, Canterbury

As a freelance Learning and Development Specialist, Carolyn is an expert in helping individuals, teams and organisations to identify and deliver bespoke, pragmatic learning and development solutions. From needs analysis, to facilitation and training design, she has a wealth of L&D expertise, coupled with leadership experience and generalist HR experience. 

With a background leading teams and over 20 years in HR in both the public and private sectors, Carolyn is well positioned to create solutions for a range of needs across all levels and industries. In particular she has a passion for helping to build leadership capability and skills; from developing staff into their first leadership roles, building leadership competence for those who are new to leadership, and supporting experienced leaders with the next phase of their leadership journey.

Her clients include organisations in retail, tourism, farming, local government, construction and property.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration (Human Resources) with Distinction
  • Certificate in Adult Education (Level 5)
  • Kirkpatrick Certified Professional - Bronze
  • SHL psychometric tools
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Strong Interest Inventory (career planning)
  • EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Assessment for Leadership

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I really enjoyed Alison's coaching style - warm and connected but still challenging and accountability-driven. I have implemented tools and ideas discussed based on my profile tests. I have some techniques I can now utilise quickly and effectively when in workplace situations that might produce a strong emotional response, so that I can self-regulate at speed and communicate effectively.

Karin is a really fantastic coach. I really enjoyed her toolkit and ideas for moving me forward. She was able to challenge my thinking and it was good to get a second opinion on things. Loved the Strengths conversation and to have that lens in place to practically move forward in my leadership journey.

It went really well. I appreciated the empathy given. I really, really enjoyed Kathryn being able to read me so well, it was awesome to have that feedback about myself. I now do not have to go back and have a second discussion in order to rectify what I have agreed to that I didn't actually want to agree to in the first place!

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