Jon Lasenby


Jon is an expert in leadership and team development, and improving organisational culture.

Early in his career, Jon was an elite sportsman and coach, before turning to adventure education to focus on developing the whole person via facilitated experiences outdoors.

Jon deepened his understanding of the process of personal and professional development by undertaking a Masters degree in Outdoor Education, and working in a range of roles in that sector including tertiary education, the Royal New Zealand Police College and a leadership role at Outward Bound New Zealand.

In 2018 Jon established his own business in Nelson to focus on designing and delivering powerful development experiences for leaders and teams across Aotearoa.

This work has naturally evolved into working with team and organisational culture since these are inextricably linked, ie the success of any initiative with a team, a leader or an organisation is dependent on the level of development and openness of the other two.

In 2020 Jon launched his Light the Fire podcast, which is igniting leadership conversation across Te Tauihu. His interviews with the stars of organisations from the Top of The South offer inspiration and tangible insight into how really effective leaders and teams operate.

Jon offers a deep curiosity to clients to understand their specific challenge and deliver developmental solutions that make a real and lasting difference.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Leadership Circle Certified Practitioner
  • Master’s Degree in Outdoor Education
  • Team Management Systems: Personality profile and team roles tool
  • Brain Based Coaching: Neuro-Leadership Institute

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