Greg Kirk

Greg Kirk

Facilitator/Coach, Taranaki

Greg helps businesses achieve peace by simplifying leadership and employment relationships, through executive coaching and facilitating workshops covering all aspects of the employment/business relationship, from best practice recruitment to succession planning and strategy development. He has nurtured leaders on both sides of the globe as a lawyer, manager and confidante. He enjoys simplifying the complex, and allowing others the space to build their confidence.

Greg brings 20 years of experience in employment law, employment relations and human resources to his coaching practice and workshops. He managed the Taranaki branch of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (now Business Central), was an employment lawyer in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and led Human Resources teams at the Taranaki District Health Board and New Plymouth District Council. He has been a licensed trainer for Blanchard International NZ in organisational and leadership development, and continues to be a Business Mentor for Business Mentors NZ, and coordinator and facilitator of a 9-day community leadership programme in Taranaki.

Greg’s strengths include building quick rapport with clients, getting a deeper understanding of an individual or team’s work environment, and using a reflective practice approach (asking questions to allow clients to reflect on their own abilities and strengths) to develop self-awareness about the impact they have in the workplace.

Greg is based in New Plymouth where he lives with his twin sons, Marlon and Willow.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Certificate in Professional Mentoring, Supervision and Workplace Coaching Skills
  • Accredited Instructor - Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® workshop
  • Certificate in Tikanga Māori (Level 3)

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