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Kia tīrama iho te ara ki te ao mārama

The pathway to the world
of light pulses and glimmers

What we are known for

We create movement for leaders and a movement of leaders. We set new norms in:

Organisational culture change

CEO and enterprise leader development

Executive team development

Organisational Development strategy and implementation

Wellbeing strategy and services

A team of global characters

Key to our success is the diverse team who bring a set of unique skills and stories for leaders to learn and be inspired by. We exist to enhance humanity in simple ways. We love to share meals around the fire whilst chatting about what is most important to you.

Our core difference are our groundings in ancient wisdom, academic theory and modern research creating a contemporary and active approach to leadership development.

We connect to make change in your world.

Our Values

We are brave, vibrant, grounded, creative and generous


"Not a conference room in sight, coupled with the world class team of facilitators made Tīrama CEO programme the best I have experienced"

CEO Programme Alumni 2019

Our Products

Adaptivity is our superpower

Tīrama is committed to creating world-class leaders in Aotearoa and globally. Our unique history, culture, geography, ideology and diversity means we offer a unique perspective on global leadership.

We design programmes and services for you and our company’s exact requirements. We are adept at identifying key organisational or leadership issues, and ensuring solutions are future fit.


Tight 5: CEO & Enterprise Leaders Development

Personal & professional growth is slow when you try & go it alone.  Join a diverse group of peers for a highly focused & relevant learning adventure 


"Tīrama has been an amazing learning experience, facilitated by some world class people, in some unique and beautiful environments across NZ. The passion that exists for creating a next level leadership development programme exudes every session and interaction from the Tīrama team."

CEO Programme Alumni 2018

Our Team

Our organisation and programmes are led by individuals who have extensive experience in personal and team development. We bring acuity, and acumen through our chosen fields to each of our programmes or one on one approaches.



Tīrama Co-Founder



Tīrama Co-Founder


RN, dip. cln Psychotherapist
Principal Consultant


BA, MSC PGDip,Registered Health Psychologist Principle Consultant


Consulting Faculty for

Design Thinking


Consulting Faculty for

Performing Under Pressure


Hapū Matawhaiti Iwitea, Ngāti

Kahungunu ki Wairoa 
Consulting Faculty for Wayfinding

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Consulting Faculty

Our Team
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Consulting Faculty

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Consulting Faculty

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Consulting Faculty


Tirama Chef / Private Caterer


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"Having access to world leaders on design thinking, performance under pressure, wayfinding leadership and leading with purpose has accelerated my development and challenged both my thinking and approach."

CEO Programme Alumni 2019


Jo Nicol
  • Member of NZ Global Women

  • Harvard Business School short-course graduate

  • International Coaching Federation Coach

  • NZ Global Women Breakthrough Leader alumni

  • Diversity NZ Award for Talent Force Youth Employment Initiative 2016

  • ATEED Award for mentoring youth leaders

  • NZ HR Specialist and HR Person of the year 2015

  • Fortune 500 Best Leadership Development (International) for 2015

  • International Business School EFMD Award - Most Innovative Executive Development in partnership with Auckland University in 2014

Amanda Maoate
Dr. Chellie Spiller
  • Featured in “100 Māori Leaders” for services to community in 2017

  • Co-awarded Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga major research grant Māori Leadership and Decision-Making in 2017

  • Early Career Research Excellence Award, University of Auckland in 2015

  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Harvard University and The University of Arizona in 2011

  • Dame Mira Szászy Māori Business Leaders Alumni Award, University of Auckland Business School in 2011

  • Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Award in 2011

  • AuSM Best Lecturer Award – Te Ara Poutama, AUT University in 2011

  • Leadership New Zealand Scholarship in 2010

  • HRINZ Best Regional Initiative Award

Justin Ferrell
  • Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting - Investigative Series “Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency” in 2008

Dr. Ceri Evans
  • Gaskell Gold Medal by the Royal College of Psychiatrists


"Being a CEO can be a lonely place sometimes and the network of peers, who have turned into friends throughout the journey is a gift I will cherish. A fantastic experience and well worth the investment. I am both a better leader and human thanks to Tīrama."

CEO Programme Alumni 2019

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