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Training  |  Coaching  |  Facilitation  |  Keynotes


Specialists  in training, coaching & inspiring people at work

Blurred Busines People



To help people be more, be better, be inspired.


We care about helping people be better in skills that matter to all of us: to thrive at work through good leadership, relationships, and personal effectiveness.    


Our intent is to inspire growth and challenge our clients to stand out with excellence rather than just blend in. 

Our goal is to equip people with strategies, insights, and ideas to be and help others be, successful.

About us
Young Women Brainstorming

Arlene Nicholson

Post Grad Cert Mgmt Public Sector Leadership  Nat Cert Adult Ed  

Debi Higson



Dip Org Psych  |  Grad Dip Training & Development | Member NZATD 

Certified practitioners in these profiling tools:

The Leadership Circle, TetraMap, LBP, ESI, TMP, QO2, SI


About Us

Our careers started in business working in customer service, sales, and marketing.  We had the pleasure of managing teams and business units in a variety of corporate and government industries and know the challenges that being in business brings.  

And then we discovered learning and development.  Collectively we have over 40 years experience in training and coaching others to be more effective in business outcomes and relationships within our culturally diverse world.  We work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries and have a specialist interest in health, having worked in district health boards and pharmaceuticals for many years.   

We pride ourselves on doing our best work every time and all our programmes are tailored to have the look, feel, and voice of our clients.  


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We are proud of the difference we make for people who work with us.  We are acutely aware that we only get one chance to make an impact with our clients so we make every interaction count.  Here is just a small sample of what our clients have to say.

Thank you so much for your wonderful facilitation of the Rhythm of Leadership Programme.  I have benefitted from the programme immensely and, like my manager said to me, it was my Sage-like qualities and the ability to navigate through the storm that helped my team remain afloat.”

Tamaki Health


Some clients that we've had the pleasure to train and coach while working with ProFormance, the EMA, and our own business are listed below.  Industries range from healthcare, pharmaceuticals, finance, engineering, city councils, education, museums, spas, and many more.

Active Plus | ASB | APAC | Auckland Kindergarten Association | Autex | Chiropractors College | Chow Hill Associates | Counties Manukau DHB | DHL International | Douglas Pharmaceuticals | EDC | EMA | Fertility Associates | Fire & Emergency NZ | Funeral Directors Association | GEA | Globex Engineering | Hapag-Lloyd | Henry Schein Schalfoon | Hills Laboratories |James Hardie |  Johnson & Johnson | JR Duty Free |  Kiwi Property  |  Ko Awatea | Mercedes | MMC | MOTAT | Merck Sharp Dohme | Mylan | nib | Novartis | Nutricia | NRA | OBEX | OPUS | Pacific Medi-imaging | Paymark EFTPOS | Pfizer | Ports of Tauranga |  Roche | Sika | Sir Peter Blake Trust | Sky Chefs | St Kentigern School for Girls | Sovereign | Sysmex | Tauranga Council |  Te Wananga o Aotearoa | Tamaki Health

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Website design by Alex Nicholson 2020

Contact us
Arlene Nicholson​
+64 21 764 603
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