Leigh Kennedy


Leigh specialises in facilitating best practice strategic planning and change management to enhance client impact and success.

She guides clients in developing their vision, mission, purpose and values; managing change; and initiating, implementing and executing strategic planning.

Her approach is tailored to the specific needs and priorities of each client. Using a proactive approach, she utilises a variety of best practice tools and models (environmental scanning, Eisenhower Principle, stakeholder mapping, etc) to best support organisational development. Leigh believes that by working collaboratively to identify priority actions and improve capabilities, we build capacity to succeed independently.

Leigh is an experienced business advisor to new and established business ventures both nationally and internationally.

Having started her first business in 1995, she has an insider’s appreciation of the challenges faced when running a successful business.

The following are some of the ways in which Leigh can bring particular value to organisations:

  • facilitating vision, mission and purpose statements
  • identifying and implementing organisational values
  • strategic planning – initiation through to execution
  • guiding change initiatives and change management
  • environmental scanning
  • stakeholder mapping
  • strategic HR management
  • accountability partner to strategic planning

Leigh has lectured at the Christchurch College of Education (Professional Studies and Certificate in Supporting Children’s Learning) and is an experienced Change Manager to the Ministry of Education, having served with the Springboard Trust Consortium.

She is also an experienced Governance Advisor, and an endorsed provider of professional development and support services to NZ School Trustees Association (NZSTA). Leigh has presented at NZSTA national workshops and provided board support in the following areas:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Board Chair mentoring
  • Management and governance distinction
  • Charters and strategic planning
  • Community engagement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Succession planning

Leigh has a demonstrated ability to network and effectively communicate with individuals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

Qualifications and Accreditations:

  • Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education and Psychology)
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • ANSUA – A New Start for Underachievers Certification 

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0508 ODI ODI  (0508 634 634)
03 943 2373


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