Brenda counts as a career highlight winning a Leadership Development Centre Fellowship to Stanford University to study Leadership and the Effective Use of Power, and returning to coach other senior executives to step into their own power.
In 2016, she travelled to the International School in Brunei where she was the guest author for their Book Week. Brenda ran over 20 workshops with children and teachers on Story Telling as a resilience tool. Once you place yourself as the Hero in your own story, then you can take action to overcome obstacles, find the treasure in your life, and return home triumphant.
Brenda has published three books on Amazon. The first is titled “Polished Leadership, Enhance Your Natural Charisma to Boost Your Career Success”. This book is part of her work with clients on developing Personal Power. The second book is called “The Pointy End of Conflict at Work; Why it Hurts, and What You Can Do About It.’ Her third book is ‘Fabulous Presentations’, which she completed because she felt compelled to collect all her favourite presentations coaching tools and put them all in one place.
To spread a little love in the world, Brenda is also a Civil Union and Marriage Celebrant, specialising in themed weddings (sci-fi especially). She was recently inspired by one couple who had a Game of Thrones Ceremony, and her hope for the future is that everybody finds the love they seek.
Certifications and Memberships:
Certified: iWAM coach, NLP Coach and Trainer, Multiple Brain Integrated Techniques (mBIT) coach, Transforming Communications Instructor The Leadership Circle TM 360 coach.
Member: Leadership Development Centre and All of Government Panels of Approved Coaching providers. Member and approved supervisor NZANLP, and member HRINZ.
His extensive career in the public service has given him a fantastic insight into organisation change processes and assisting clients to thrive, not just survive. One of his strengths is assisting coaching clients to identify their next career move, identify their strengths, purpose and a process for taking positive action. He writes a ‘cracklingly’ great CV and has insightful strategies to get clients into roles they care about.
As a trainer within MindMeld Coaching, Kristan is adept at designing and tailoring training packages for individual clients, as well as delivering MindMeld Coaching’s Pointy End of Conflict, Polished Leadership and Facilitation and Presentation Skills workshops.
Kristan is a seasoned facilitator with extensive experience in sector engagement and workshop facilitation within the health and disability sector, most recently managing high profile sector engagement workshops for local District Health Boards.
Prior to joining MindMeld Coaching, Kristan had an extensive career in the health sector in project management and policy analysis at a senior level. Funding evidence based psychological and therapeutic health services has been a big part of his career. His notable successes have been improving young people’s access to primary health care in the Wellington region, putting in place highly effective school based health services and contributing to initiatives that reduced the incidence of Rheumatic Fever in Wellington children.
The meaning behind the logo
While traveling in Ireland over the Millennium, in a tiny rain-soaked village, at the back of the green beyond, Brenda learned about these stone carvings of eighth century monks, and did a quick free hand
drawing. She chose this motif as her logo because of the companionship and calm demeanor expressed in the carvings, which to her, represent the essence of the journey travelled by clients in their quest to be the
best they can be.