Shelly

(Ngātiwai, Ngāti Porou)

I have a long history of working in Māori and indigenous education through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and as a consultant I’ve worked with hapū and iwi throughout the country, facilitating and writing. That work has included strategic planning, evaluation, resource management plans, and governance.

I’m actively involved with my hapū Ngāti Rehua on Aotea, Great Barrier Island.

    • Whakatō te Kākano – Certificate in Karanga – EIT
    • Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi – Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
    • Te Pūtaketanga o Te Reo – Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
    • Master of Arts – Brigham Young University (Utah)
    • Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) – Brigham Young University (Hawaii)

 

  • Finalist, Waikato Business Awards 2017 (Micro-business)
  • Winner, MWDI Māori Business Women Awards (Tainui Rohe)

Benita

(Ngāti Kahungunu, Tūhoe)

I am a leader, a strategist, an educator, a tender rebel, and a compliant activist.

I see the future, and I plan and act strategically to achieve results in that future—for my whānau, for me, for my employers, and for any kaupapa I’m part of.

When I look back on my life, that’s what I see. I didn’t realise it at the time, but I was very strategically planning for a future that would keep my children safe and looked after. Through challenges, relationships, study, developing my career, and all the ups and downs of raising a whānau, I keep that vision strong and it saw us through. I wanted to and I have ensured that my children were looked after, strong, confident, knew themselves, passionate, had a place in the world, and had the skills to live that passion.

The same aspects of my personality that have led my whānau to achieve shine through in my career. When you choose to bring my skills, character, and values into your team you’re choosing to transform, strengthen, empower, and future-proof.

I’d really like to do this with you.

  • Masters in Education (Māori Education) – VUW
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) – VUW
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching Māori – VUW
  • Higher Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language – Auckland College of Education
  • Te Kohanga Reo Certificate of Attestation (endorsed by NZQA)
  • National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education
  • Gallup Strengths Finder Coach
  • Korn Ferry & Lominger Leadership Architect
  • Korn Ferry & Lominger Team Architect
  • Cox & Gray Effective Feedback Techniques
  • Christopher Howard:
    • Master Practitioner Neuro Linguistic Programming
    • Master Practitioner Neurological Repatterning
    • Master Practitioner Hypnosis
    • Master Results Coach

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