OUR PEOPLE

Our 20 years' of experience has shown us that business and employee needs, that initially seem clear and straightforward, can turn 'on the spin of a coin'. Our dedicated people have a proud reputation for managing the unexpected, developing long lasting business to business partnerships and delivering on our promises - every time!​


Clients frequently tell us that the obvious passion and drive that characterises the CDL Insight Consulting® (CDL) team is what sets us apart. This is consistently reflected In our 'business as usual' philosophy that, in addition to meeting standard business needs, means that our corporate business managers don't hesitate to take calls at midnight from frantic HR Managers who are looking for last minute guidance; that our coaches and facilitators enthusiastically kick start in house workshops at 3 am to meet the needs of rostered employees; and that each one of us works tirelessly around the clock to cater to the time zone needs of our internationally based corporate clients.

MEET THE TEAM


Al Dickman

Al Dickman

Consultants and Coaches

Inspiring, passionate and supportive, Al comes from a background involving extensive managing director and general management roles. An inspirational personality combined with his professional expertise and an engaging, approachable manner, means Al quickly and easily builds trust and rapport with clients.

Alan McIntyre

Alan McIntyre

Consultants and Coaches

Supportive, approachable and motivational, Alan specialises in career coaching and is at ease working with clients at all levels within an organisation either on a one on one individual basis or with groups in a workshop setting.

Alison Hood

Alison Hood

Consultants and Coaches

Warm, authentic and practical, Alison brings to CDL a twenty-five year career in learning and development and organisational development. She is highly experienced at supporting CEO’s and Senior Leadership Teams to invest in and grow their talent.

Alistair Coleman

Alistair Coleman

Board of Directors

As the owner of Global Tactics and Strategies (GTS), Alistair is the Independent Chairperson of the CDL Board of Directors. In this role held by Alistair for five years, he takes responsibility for chairing the monthly Board Meetings to ensure effective governance of the company both across New Zealand and offshore.

Alyson Scott

Alyson Scott

Consultants and Coaches

Collaborative and outcome-focused, Alyson also facilitates vocational rehabilitation coaching programmes and provides career information and advice to individuals across multiple industry sectors and at varied levels of seniority.

Anna Coleman

Anna Coleman

Consultants and Coaches

As a leading confidence coach, Anna has a particular passion for helping people to find their voice and to speak out with confidence. She specifically focuses on public speaking, business presentations, interview techniques, interpersonal communication and voice over, to achieve results.

Blake Gwilt

Blake Gwilt

Management and Support

As CDL’s website designer, developer and online marketing executive, Blake is highly results driven and enjoys leveraging off his technological skills to engineer online marketing strategies that drive business and grow profitability.

Carolyn MacDonell

Carolyn MacDonell

Consultants and Coaches

Carolyn is a highly skilled and results-focused leadership facilitator, coach and business consultant. She has specialist expertise in working with organisations, understanding their strategy, people and culture challenges and then developing tactics and interventions that result in the attraction, appointment and development of key talent.

Cherri Holland

Cherri Holland

Consultants and Coaches

Commercially-savvy, engaging and inspirational, Cherri quickly builds positive rapport with a wide range of clients, inspires their confidence to take the necessary actions in their unique situation.

Colin Brown

Colin Brown

Consultants and Coaches

Accomplished, versatile and knowledgeable, Colin brings to CDL in depth skills and experience in strategic management, leadership development and executive coaching, lending both a strategic and practical approach to enhance individual performance.

Dave McKissock

Dave McKissock

Consultants and Coaches

Practical, engaging and professional, Dave specialises in career assessment, development and planning. The consulting services that Dave provides ‘do make a difference’.

Dave Tams

Dave Tams

Consultants and Coaches

Pragmatic and highly commercially focused, Dave brings to CDL extensive experience in People Strategy, Executive Coaching, Leadership, Cultural Change and Organisational Development and Design.

David Somerset

David Somerset

Consultants and Coaches

Enthusiastic, client focused and inclusive, David is passionate about ‘going the extra mile’ for CDL clients. David is an absolute people’s person and thoroughly enjoys supporting and encouraging the clients he works with.

Eoin Keith

Eoin Keith

Board of Directors, Management and Support

Eoin is a Chartered Accountant, with over 30 years of commercial experience of which the last 20 have been directly information systems related. Eoin is independently accredited as an Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP) by the Institute of IT Professionals (IITP), the professional body of the IT sector in New Zealand.

Gloria Selkirk

Gloria Selkirk

Consultants and Coaches

Sensitive, compassionate and empathetic, Gloria acts as a catalyst for positive change. She sees the potential in others and has the ability to create ideas that help others to grow and develop. Gloria ensures that strict professional standards are maintained.

Gwyn Hayward-Ryan

Gwyn Hayward-Ryan

Consultants and Coaches

A friendly and engaging manner means Gwyn quickly and easily builds trust and rapport. Being ‘alongside’ as a partner and mentor, Gwyn involves her clients very easily in the process and value of coaching.

Helen Broughton

Helen Broughton

Management and Support

Helen organises the materials that support the expansive coaching and training services provided by CDL and is the administrative interface between the CDL coaching teams based in New Zealand and Australia and the management team within the business.

Jenni Murphy-Scanlon

Jenni Murphy-Scanlon

Consultants and Coaches

Supportive, positive and future focused; Jenni is both a qualified mentor and mentor trainer with the New Zealand Centre for Notational Analysis. Jenni also brings to CDL vast experience in project, people and team management.

Joanne Orchard

Joanne Orchard

Consultants and Coaches

Empowering, grounded and professional, Joanne strives to always assist clients to develop goals, action plans and strategies for success. Her approach to her work is at all times effective and ethical.

Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers

Board of Directors, Management and Support

As a CDL Director, Jonathan is responsible for leading the strategic and operational needs of the business. Jonathan develops and maintains effective client relationships and provides superior business and people focussed project management capabilities.

Karen Russell

Karen Russell

Consultants and Coaches

Flexible, enthusiastic and with a style that focuses on practical and pragmatic problem solving, Karen has lead national and international Career Transition and Talent Management organisations across both New Zealand and Australia.

Karen Slee

Karen Slee

Consultants and Coaches

Practical, empowering and adaptable, Karen blends this wide ranging experience in business with her passion for supporting and coaching at all levels. As a Lead Coach for CDL in the South Island, Karen facilitates training workshops and one on one coaching programmes.

Kate McKay

Kate McKay

Consultants and Coaches

Holistic, resourceful and client-focussed, Kate combines her wide regional industry and labour market knowledge with significant experience in providing career assessment and job coaching services.

Katrina Alley

Katrina Alley

Management and Support

Katrina comes to CDL with a professional background in purchasing, merchandising and production control. Blending a creative passion with exceptional attention to detail, Katrina manages the national and international Accounting and Payroll systems within the company.

Kirsten Nicholl

Kirsten Nicholl

Consultants and Coaches

Whether change and professional enhancement is something being actively sought or is being imposed externally, Kirsten provides expertise throughout the journey to help people to make positive and lasting change.

Lesley Hooson

Lesley Hooson

Consultants and Coaches

Approachable, encouraging and supportive, Lesley is passionate about assisting people to move forward. Her friendly and relaxed manner allows her to establish rapport and positive relationships quickly across all levels of an organisation.

Lillian Baker

Lillian Baker

Consultants and Coaches

Calm-thinking, logical and energetic, Lilian supports and advises both individuals and groups of people that are experiencing change. She assists employees to identify and take advantage of the positive opportunities that change creates.

Mark Rigby

Mark Rigby

Board of Directors, Management and Support

Mark brings to CDL extensive experience in business management, account management and people development, having taken responsibility for overseeing and developing large national and international accounts with major corporates across New Zealand.

Michelle Coronno

Michelle Coronno

Consultants and Coaches

Michelle has worked directly with commercial and industrial clients in staff recruitment as well as providing one on one and group facilitated career counselling, assisting with goal setting, career planning, career assessments, job search, work placement and CV development.

Murray Carter

Murray Carter

Consultants and Coaches

Murray has an in-depth passion for understanding performance. As a People Manager, Murray has been responsible for recruitment, training, resourcing and sales management and in those leadership roles became intrigued as to the diversity of performance between individual direct reports.

Nikki Hommes

Nikki Hommes

Consultants and Coaches

With a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, specialising in workplace coaching and mentoring, Nikki has implemented training programmes in management, induction, development, train the trainer, and E learning.

Patricia Bexley

Patricia Bexley

Management and Support

Patricia (Trish) comes to CDL with an extensive professional background in office management and administration. She has a strong work ethic and a proud reputation for getting ‘stuck in’ and doing whatever is necessary to meet the administration needs of CDL clients and colleagues.

Rhys Walter

Rhys Walter

Consultants and Coaches

Calm, motivational and pragmatic, with an extensive background in business leadership roles, Rhys is driven to enable individuals, teams and organisations to realise their potential.

Robyn Ellison

Robyn Ellison

Consultants and Coaches

Friendly, perceptive and motivating, Robyn encourages positive change. She assists people to recognise their capabilities and potential, and then generate ideas to allow them to develop. Robyn follows strict professional standards as a member of the International Coach Federation.

Russell Booth

Russell Booth

Consultants and Coaches

Committed, challenging and effective, Russell is passionate about making sure that clients receive the best possible service. Russell is widely known for bringing out hidden talents and abilities and for providing effective coaching and mentoring.

Shirley Keith

Shirley Keith

Board of Directors, Management and Support

Shirley founded CDL Insight Consulting® (CDL) in 1997 and with more than 25 years’ experience in Management Consulting, Coaching and Facilitation, she leads the Instructional Design, Consulting and Delivery Teams within the company.

Stuart Low

Stuart Low

Consultants and Coaches

Results focused, challenging and supportive, Stuart uses his vast HR experience to inspire and stretch senior managers to set and achieve goals for themselves and for their businesses.

Susan Handsides

Susan Handsides

Consultants and Coaches

Holistic in her approach, intuitive and challenging; Susan is a qualified Life and Career Coach and holds several accreditations to administer personality and coaching assessment tools.

Tania Lamb

Tania Lamb

Consultants and Coaches

In applying more than 18 years’ of career coaching expertise, Tania supports and advises CDL clients in exploring their options to pursue and create a manageable plan so they can realistically achieve their professional goals.

Wim van Petegem

Wim van Petegem

Consultants and Coaches

Respectful, focused and encouraging, Wim specialises in employment advice and supporting people into work. As the former Chairperson of more than 25 trades committees, Wim has an extensive field knowledge of trades and trade training.

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