Rae MacDonald

Rae MacDonald

Facilitator, Waikato

Rae has been a dynamic workplace trainer, coach and guest speaker for over a decade. She specialises in creating events that enable people to connect and collaborate with curiosity and kindness.

Rae designs and facilitates her bespoke workshops, providing a safe space for people to lean into their vulnerability, which enables them to address ‘elephants in the room’, look at their own leadership styles and build on their accountability.

She believes that everyone is a leader in their own way and uses experiential play tools and resources, included Emotional Culture Deck and Lego, to help people to have a greater awareness of their own behaviours and triggers. This leads to the discovery of the rituals or actions that can be changed or developed so that teams can thrive, whilst enabling people to feel empowered to share their views and needs, and to be motivated to achieve their common goals.

Wellbeing is an area that Rae is passionate about. She uses ‘The Wellbeing Deck’ to elicit thought-provoking conversations that lead to people recognising and planning how to ‘re-fuel’ their own wellbeing tanks. This process makes team members feel valued and inspired, so they are more resilient and productive at work.

Rae has a thirst for helping women who have experienced personal challenges, to support them to stand in their truth, so that they can move forward to achieving their dreams with confidence, courage and dignity through coaching and workshops.

When she is not working with people, she likes to escape the busyness by exploring our beautiful country on the motorbike or chilling on the boat, fishing.

Qualifications and Accreditations:

  • Pro Rider Certified Emotional Culture Deck Consultant
  • Certified Facilitator of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methodology
  • New Zealand Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace)
  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

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