+64 21 489 850

'When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion.' - Dale Carnegie

Having lost my right hand in a traumatic accident as a young child and living with the judgement that follows has certainly shaped my desire to nurture the emotional well-being of people.  

That said, entrepreneur-ism and business is in my blood. My father and grand-father were both entrepreneurs. I myself have started and sold businesses. I have worked in and with many of our blue-chip organisations and brands to grow shopper engagement, sales and profitability. 'Profit Architect' being an apt description.

But I'm deeply concerned with the levels of burn out and workplace stress I have been witnessing with increasing consistency over the past ten years. Having researched and trained in a number of coaching programs and systems, today I help organisations and leaders to cultivate a culture that recognises the value that comes from operating from a place of 'people' first. 

My secret weapon is in unlocking game-changing behavioural insights that will help you discover what makes each person of your team tick, including yourself. You’ll discover how and why each person contributes at their best, leading to more harmony in the workplace and better team performance.

Workplace stress is real. Conflict within teams has a negative impact on productivity, performance and our personal lives. When you lead in a way that balances head and heart:

  • You create an environment that recognises and values individual differences and diversity of thought.
  • You create a culture of collaboration where employees feel valued, appreciated, and inspired to make a difference.
  • Leaders enhance their emotional intelligence – a crucial skill that doesn’t always come easily to highly driven individuals.
  • Organisations benefit from increased trust, engagement, productivity, and profits.

I am fascinated with human behaviour and am a personal development junkie...

An avid reader I always have several books on the go. Some of my favourite authors being; Adam Grant, Sally Hogshead, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown, Lisa Earle McLeod, Bernadette Jiwa, Bill George, Marshall Goldsmith to name a few

Currently NZ's only Certified Fascinate Advisor

Archetypes: The Catalyst & The Talent

Catalysts deliver value through creative change.  'Out-of-the-box, Energising, Expressive, Emotionally Intelligent' are some of the adjectives that describe how I'm different from others. 

The Fascinate Advantage System is a unique and fun tool that celebrates the unique attributes that make you most valuable. Based on the science of neurology and branding, it measures our naturally occurring communication patterns and pre-programmed responses in the human brain. The insights derived from this system are game-changing!   

Strengths Finder:

1. Strategic

2. Ideation

3. Input

4. Adaptability

5. Learner

16Personalities / Myers Briggs:

The Mediator / INFP 






I also have a small online business selling eco-friendly Scandinavian dishcloths and dishbrushes – born out of a passionate dislike for the disposable manky cloths sold in supermarkets and wanting to help our son fundraise $8,500k for a World Challenge trip with their school to Nepal. You can read more about that here.

Connect with me today

Email: viv@thethinklink.nz or phone +64 21 489 850


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