Our Team

- Measurable Performance Transformation -
Ross Wilson. Performance consultant, coach, and managing director of Growing Organisations

Ross Wilson – MD, Organisational Performance Consultant
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Ross brings to our business more than 30 years of experience as a company director, business leader, award-winning learning and strategy facilitator, and business performance improvement adviser in a wide range of industries throughout New Zealand. Having engaged in over forty countries, he adds a valuable inter-cultural and global perspective to all our work. He works with organisations to strengthen leadership networks, align practices with values and purpose, and create high performing teams. Ross is also the Auckland Regional Director and the Glen Eden Local Director for The Local Business NetworkOutside of work, Ross loves travelling, mountains, beach, boating, and coffee with friends.

Programme Manager and Facilitator at Growing Organisations

Louise Francis – Programme Manager and Facilitator
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With 15 years of business administration and office management experience working in various organisations in the UK, New Zealand, and South America, Louise works closely with our clients and partners to make sure that our learning and development programmes run smoothly. She also brings ten years of adult learning and facilitation experience and is a certified Growing Organisations facilitator. Outside of work, Louise is a seasoned traveller who loves the outdoors and being close to nature as well as learning about different cultures.

Harry Fox. Facilitator and coach with Growing Organisations

Harry Fox – Performance Consultant

Harry gets results for our clients because he listens to and understands their issues and applies his breadth of business and commercial experience and problem-solving expertise to each business issue. Harry is a certified Growing Organisations and Wilson Learning facilitator. Outside of work, Harry is a keen DIY builder and handyman. His 1860’s home in Akaroa provides plenty of interesting projects to keep him busy.

Rhyll Stafford. Consultant, facilitator, and coach with Growing Organisations

Rhyll Stafford – Programme Facilitator & Performance Coach

Rhyll’s engaging, astute facilitation style encourages excellence at strategic, team, and individual levels. Having worked on large team and organisation-wide leadership and cultural change projects, she is an expert in integrating learning methods to ensure training transfers into improved performance. Outside of work, Rhyll is busy with her extended family and spends any spare time keeping up with the increasing demand for her art.

Leslie Hamilton Executive Coach with Growing Organisations

Leslie Hamilton – Executive Coach

Leslie uses her experience and training in human performance improvement, organisational development, and service marketing as the foundation for her executive and leadership coaching practice. She brings a refreshing mix of challenge, encouragement, and insight that enables our clients to surpass their performance expectations. Leslie is also our subject matter expert on Women in Leadership, FeedForward Development, and Inclusivity. Outside of work, Leslie enjoys having family adventures, kayaking, tramping, travel, arts, theatre, and cheering on the New Zealand Breakers.

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Jamie Ford – Consultant, Coach, Programme Facilitator, Speaker

Jamie is a specialist in human resource development. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a charter Associate Member of the International Positive Psychology Association and a founding member of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology. He leads the Mental Toughness short course at the University of Auckland as well as the Resilient Leadership and Mental Toughness for Leaders courses at the Australian Institute of Management and is a consultant, coach, and facilitator for Growing Organisations. Outside of work, Jamie loves to ride the back roads or the track on his Honda 1000 Africa Twin motorbike, and he also plays trombone and euphonium with a couple of brass bands.

Together our team brings years of experience across multiple industries including:

  • Information Technology

  • Professional Services

  • Insurance, Finance, and Banking

  • Technology

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Primary Production & Rural Servicing

  • Manufacturing

  • Distribution & Wholesaling

  • Government & Not for Profit

  • Tertiary Education

  • Health

  • Small and Family Business

  • Automotive

  • Construction

  • Science (Agriculture, Research, Risk Management)

  • National Sports Organisations

The road to success is always under construction…