In 1996, having moved from teaching into the emerging world of professional sports management, I found myself leading a collection of my colleagues on a planning retreat. The experience was stimulating and satisfying - the seed of a future possibility as some kind of people and organisation development professional was planted. Fast forward 20 plus years and it seems I am one.
With career experiences in education, sport, business and communications, underpinned by a fascination with human behaviour, I have found my calling in helping people to better understand themselves and others in a way that makes a difference to effective leadership.
Previous to setting up mattlock I spent two years working for Neish Leadership Consultancy supporting a range of corporate clients and deepening my leadership education. I was Head of Communications for sportscotland through the period of the London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Prior to that I was part of the Executive at the Scottish Institute of Sport and a Business Advisor at Prevista in London. My early career was in education and sport in my native New Zealand.
Diploma in Executive Coaching (AoEC)
Certificate in Systemic Team Coaching (AoEC)
NLP Certified Practitioner and Coach (ExcelR8)
UK Sport Endorsed Mentor (UK Sport)
Insights Practitioner (Insights)
Humanistic Psychology training at Neish (NLP, EST, Bioenergetics, TA, EI)
Diploma of Business Studies (Massey University)
Diploma of Teaching (Wellington College of Education)
BA English Literature (Victoria University)
What’s in a Logo?
The logo takes inspiration from chaos theory and its fundamental role in shaping our universe and life within it. Pattern and form emerging from complexity; dynamic movement and flow, connection and inter-connectivity, continuous and unending change.
These concepts inform the living systems approach to organisational, leadership and personal development at mattlock.