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.
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 and communities.
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).
(Updated July 2015)