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Our facilitators

Meet our events and training facilitators – a talented group of accomplished Diversity Advocates

Heidi RosserHeidi Rosser

Diversity Consultant, Diversity Works New Zealand

Heidi brings over a decade of HR experience at a senior level and a number of years as a Director of her own HR and Marketing consultancy business. She has worked in New Zealand and offshore for private, publicly-listed, and state sector organisations.

One of Heidi’s strengths is providing practical advice and solutions for organisations looking to undertake workplace diversity initiatives but who are not sure where best to focus their efforts.

Vasa Cynthia Collins (Fia)Fia Collins

Diversity Consultant, Diversity Works New Zealand

Fia is of Samoan heritage and was born and raised in Ranui, west Auckland. She is a trained secondary school teacher of History, Social Studies and Gagana Samoa. She has previously worked in the State sector, community engagement roles and employment advocacy. She has particular expertise in designing and delivering cultural responsiveness and inclusion programmes for the workplace as well as mentoring young women.

Skot Barnett

Diversity consultant and media producer

Skot has been facilitating and delivering diversity training to New Zealand businesses for many years. Assisting people to deliver everyday success and bringing the offering of DWNZ to life through accessible platforms for NZ business by engaging the tools and resources available to them.
He is experienced in group training and facilitation, and coaching in personal development. He has a background in strategic and marketing roles.

Sue Watson

Executive Coach

Sue is an experienced facilitator and presenter who has worked with a wide range of business, educational and not for profit organisations for more than 25 years. She brings commercial and strategic acumen gained from directorships and CEO roles in business and the not-for-profit sector, including as the Global Chief Executive of Kea – New Zealand’s global expatriate network. Sue has a particular interest in gender inclusion and growing the female talent pipeline.

Creative and inspiring, Sue has a reputation for ‘keeping it real’ while finding innovative ways to engage, encourage and support people to set their own purpose and goals and find their motivation to achieve them.

Sue has a Doctorate in Education from Victoria University.

Bevan Catley

Bevan Catley

Associate Professor and Director, Healthy Work Group.

Bevan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management (Albany). He is also
a director of the Healthy Work Group, which is a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Massey interested in psychosocial factors in workplace health and safety. Bevan teaches on the first year BBS core and in 2010 was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award.

Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson

Wellness Expert, Author and NZ Herald columnist.

Louise is a corporate escapee turned wellbeing pro. After 17 successful years on the commercial side of media a serious health crisis led to a complete lifestyle overhaul and a brand new direction.

As a life coach, and the first Martha Beck accredited coach in New Zealand, she loves nothing better than to help her clients get inspired, get happy and make their own rules for a connected, passion-fuelled life.

Her first book, The Busy Woman’s Guide to High Energy Happiness, aims to motivate people with practical solutions to step up and live their best lives. A qualified yoga teacher she also runs her own yoga studio and leads corporate wellness seminars.

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