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HAWKES BAY BRANCH: Emotional Culture Mini-Experience

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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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    Regional events

  • Region: Hawkes Bay
  • Venue: Council Chambers

Join Gill as we play an insanely simple card game that can help organisations co-create an emotional culture

This event with Gill will give you a taste of how her card game workshop can help organisations co-create an emotional culture – a culture that drives engagement, trust and motivation, and ultimately the bottom line.

Why is this important?

Research has proven that the emotional culture of an organisation significantly influences employee satisfaction, burnout, creativity, engagement, teamwork, and even hard measures such as financial performance and absenteeism. This is true now more than ever, as leaders navigate uncharted territory following COVID-19 and where hundreds of thousands of people are feeling nervous and vulnerable as teams are re-formed, disrupted, re-created and even dismantled.

Who is already using the Emotional Culture Deck to help?

KPMG, Air New Zealand, Chorus, Sharesies, MBIE, IBM Romania and even the Hurricanes Rugby Team (to name a few).

About our Presenter

Gillian is a co-founder of the brand Couragus, whose purpose is to “Bring ‘the real’ back to business so people can thrive”.

As an experienced Agile coach and trainer, Gillian is happiest when educating, inspiring and motivating others, and having a bit of fun along the way.

Gillian has worked with leaders and teams at organisations such as Air New Zealand and Trade Me, helping them understand and apply the mindset shifts and principles behind successful agile transformations. She continues to work with individuals and organisations that have a real desire to benefit from her broad experience and learnings in this area.

Gillian’s culture work focuses on helping organisations unlock their emotional culture, so that people can be their best selves at work, and so that organisations can thrive and attract and retain great talent.

Gillian’s leadership work focuses on what it means to lead with agility, how to respond rather than react, and how anyone can be a leader, irrespective of title or authority. This means helping people understand and experience the shifts needed for individuals, leaders and organisations to succeed in a complex, uncertain and unpredictable world. And by providing practical tools and techniques to help develop these skills and capabilities.


  • HRNZ Members $20.00
  • HRNZ Student Members FREE
  • Non Members $40.00

Please note our prices include GST

To Register

HRNZ Members: to receive the member discount please log in to the HRNZ website FIRST and register through the BUY TICKETS link in the event listing. This will give you access to your member discount.

Non members can register through the BUY TICKETS link


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