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.

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.

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.

Gary Cashman

Gary Cashman

National Account Manager

Gary joined CDL in 2018 as the Private Sector National Account Manager. Based in Auckland Gary takes responsibility for providing our clients with an immersive and superior CDL experience, ensuring that high quality client relationship management is consistently 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 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.

Keryn Paykel

Keryn Paykel

Consultants and Coaches

Warm and Intuitive, Keryn supports and encourages positive change, motivating and inspiring people to realise their full potential. She is passionate about helping people find careers and jobs that they really love and feel truly engaged in, while also ensuring a healthy balance is achieved in their lives.

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.

Layla Dowthwaite

Layla Dowthwaite

Consultants and Coaches

Supportive, encouraging and future-focused, Layla is passionate about helping to facilitate change, seeing clients formulate a plan for themselves and supporting people to take action and achieve their goals. She believes it is important to create an environment where the person feels safe before any real change can happen.

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.

Lisa Halvorson

Lisa Halvorson

Consultants and Coaches

With over 20 years of management experience, Lisa brings a depth of knowledge to CDL of what it takes to help people help themselves. Lisa has a great understanding of what makes people tick and is able to build rapport quickly and connect with each person at their own level.

Lorraine Rowlands

Lorraine Rowlands

Consultants and Coaches

Lorraine is a registered psychologist and chartered organisational psychologist. She is accredited and experienced in a wide range of psychometric assessments and 360 tools as well as research-based coaching and counselling methodologies. With this background Lorraine brings a holistic person-centred approach to her work, both to assist organisations in transition and to help individuals grow and flourish whatever their challenges or developmental goals.

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.

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.

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 Handisides

Susan Handisides

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.

Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultants and Coaches

Tony brings to CDL more than ten years' senior business management experience with Massey University. His most recent work has involved career redirection for clients undergoing physical and vocational rehabilitation.

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