BA Hons (Oxon), ACC (ICF)
Yvonne is based in Auckland & joined Synergy Global as a Team Leader for the North Island, NZ in 2011. She is passionate about business culture & bringing out the best in people, as they realise their true potential for themselves & for their organisations. One of her key motivators is to be a change facilitator, away from the old ‘command & control’ style of management, to one where people are actively encouraged to develop their strengths for their own benefit & the benefit of the places they work. She is a sought after Executive Coach, working 1:1 with executives & high potential leaders within a wide range of organisations - she also works with small business owners, & loves working with teams. She is available to provide Change Facilitation Workshops – including strategy, leadership development & team building.
Yvonne is currently the Program Director for New Zealand Global Women - Women in Leadership Initiative. She designed & delivers elements of the initiative’s year-long Breakthrough Leaders Program, targeted at senior women looking to advance to Executive Management or Board positions. She is also a Licensed Facilitator for: Ignite Leadership Coaching (Forton Group); The Coaching Clinic® andEssential Conversations for Developing Others (Coach Inc); & Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway® (Jeffers Press Inc). She is a certified NLP Practitioner & Professional Behavioural Analyst using the DISC tool. She also delivers the Centre for Enabling Leadership’s BetterLife Toolkit.
Yvonne’s own work experience is within large commercial law firms & a large hi-tech multi-national, reporting regionally to an HQ elsewhere in the world. An Oxford University graduate, she was a lawyer in the UK & in New Zealand, for a career spanning some 20 years. The last seven & a half years of her legal career were spent as a Senior Executive within the UK Subsidiary of Microsoft, working as the lead lawyer & as a member of the Executive Team.
Yvonne has trained as an Executive Coach with one of the world’s leading coach training providers, Coach U. She is currently an Associate Accredited Coach (ACC) with the coaching profession’s leading professional body, The International Coach Federation. Yvonne’s goal is to reach Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential. So, ongoing professional development, supervision & peer assessment are an integral part of who Yvonne is. Yvonne has been on Leadership Teams with the International Coach Federation Australasia (ICFA) for a number of years & is currently Co-President of NZ Northern Region Branch.
Her consultancy expertise/key interests focus around these 5 themes:
Executive Coaching as a trusted partner & sounding board – raising self-awareness
Managers & teams who want to improve their relationships & effectiveness/productivity
Individuals seeking direction, clarity of purpose or personal breakthroughs
Professionals wanting to shape their career to get more satisfaction
Delivery of the above programs to grow coachee’s leadership & communication skills
Yvonne is a key member of Synergy Global’s NZ Team & a valued member of our Executive Coaching Panel for a variety of organisations such as KPMG AUS/NZ, Moore Stephens, SMS Management & Technology, the Health, Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC), NZ, where we are ‘preferred providers/suppliers’. As an experienced & well-credentialed coach she is also part of Synergy Global’s Peer Mentor Coaching (PMC) Program – supporting other coaches with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Synergy Global is privileged to have an excellent team of committed Effectiveness Consultants, Change Facilitators & Executive Coaches. With our evidence-based Effective Executive Coaching Services (EECS)™ system, we are well placed to provide our clients with a comprehensive outsourced service, tailored to your specific needs. With her broad leadership background & extensive coaching experience, Yvonne is well placed to help you with this in New Zealand.