Society is changing with greater and greater speed. Cultures are becoming more and more intermingled; gender and sexual identity have become less and less binary; and the complexity of our ability to function is increasing as we live longer due to technological and medical advancement.
We need a new way to think about ourselves and each other. We need to acknowledge the increasing complexity and rapid change occurring in humanity. We need a way to accept who we are now — different and similar than who we were. We need new conversations that enhance peace and love; that eradicate fear, hate and misunderstanding.
Additionally, inter-disciplinary and cross-sectorial working is becoming more and more commonplace, so we need to learn new ways to communicate and collaborate in our professional lives.
Through Diversity New Zealand I lead these new conversations and give others the capacity to continue them.
My expertise is developing leadership capacity in the areas of diversity, complexity and change. I work with individuals, teams, organisations, schools, communities and Government.
I was named one of the Top 10 diversity consultants in the inaugural Global Diversity List, the first ever assessment of the world’s leading authorities on diversity, announced on Saturday 31 October 2015.
I draw on a diverse range of skills when working with clients, including:
My style is based on my broad professional development in counselling, social work, creative and social entrepreneurship, and leadership. I combine this with my somewhat paradoxical life experience as a queer, caucasian man with unique function (disability). I also had a fifteen-year career as a professional, award-winning comedian (1997-2012).
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(Updated July 2015)