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Shona has been engaged  in leadership development for twenty plus years. She has fifteen years  experience in designing developing and delivering leadership development  for NZ Police. Over the years  she has developed a leadership development kaupapa (values/principles/plans), that recognises the deep connections between self, people place and higher purpose. She is grateful for the personal and professional learning she has been privileged to experience and is driven to offer the same opportunity to others.

Shona received a  Fulbright Research Scholar Award in 2020. She is researching the implementation of  a systems-based approach to leadership development within policing. The collective approach begins with embodied practices and  impacts on individual wellbeing, leadership team trust and innovation.  Shona’s long term goal in  exploring this approach is fuelled by its potential to positively impact justice reform.

Shona has experienced immersive development in te Ao Māori, including awa and marae experiences and on-line learning through Te Awanuiarangi and Kii Tai Culture Code. Her  recent facilitation clients include: The Office of the Ombudsman, New Zealand Police, Department of Conservation, Government Women’s Network.


♾  PhD in Leadership Development Learning Transfer (Deakin University Melbourne)

♾  Embodied Leadership Coaching trained – Power of Embodied Transformation (Coaches Rising)

♾  Collective Systems-Based Leadership facilitator and coach (Leadership Coefficient)

♾  Vertical Q Assessor – Embodied Personality Profiling (Leadership Coefficient)

♾  Certificate in Coaching (AUT)

♾  Diploma Physical Education (Otago University))

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