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NORTHLAND ONLINE: Leading our people through change

Join Northland Branch and Joanne Ashby, HR and OD consultant, as we discuss leading our people through change.

Change is so commonplace in our lives and businesses today that you would think we would all be taking to it with gusto. And yet, many individuals appear to be change weary and wary and most organisations still fail to achieve the smooth transformation they are looking for. Why? What are the vital components that we are missing which underpin successful change? Change creates uncertainty. Uncertainty generates fear or anxiety and unfortunately, fear and anxiety are contagious.

We will be using robust evidence and research with a healthy dose of neuroscience to understand how the brain perceives change. Once we appreciate how change affects people at an individual level, we can create strategies to engage them in a positive and compelling way.

About our Presenter

Joanne Ashby a Human Resources and OD consultant who has worked across a wide range of industries. Over the years she has worked in NZ, Hong Kong, the UK and Australia. She is the owner of a business called Purpose Built Careers which specialises in Executive Search and Recruitment, Executive Coaching and Career Management. The premise of Joanne’s leadership and coaching model when working with individuals and organisations is to lift and shift thinking. This is achieved using processes which raise self-awareness so that individuals can identify their own opportunities for growth as leaders. Self-reflection and self-recognition deepen commitment to change.Central to Joanne’s ethos is manaakitanga. Demonstrating respect and preserving mana for all people during a time of change and growth fosters a healthier, more collaborative approach and contributes to building trust.As a parent of two teenage children, Joanne also specialises in taxi driving, cooking, nursing, psychology and repeating herself endlessly.


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