Bio, Background and Experience
Kit is an activator, facilitator and coach working with strategy, tech, diversity and culture. Kit can be found supporting entrepreneurship accelerators, driving strategy and culture; coaching early-stage founders; facilitating workshops; spearheading programme design; educating around queer and non-binary identities; and designing brands and websites
Kit is passionate about building the new; diversity and inclusion; emerging technologies; culture and communication.
See below for career history and recent certifications.
Top 5 Strengths
WOO (Winning Others Over)
Facilitation and Teaching
Strategy and Ideation
Programme and Workshop Design
Digital Design, Coding and Technology
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Recent gigs and experience.
OngoingFacilitator and MC
Working with various organisations across Aotearoa as an MC, facilitator and consultantClients include:
Citizens Advice Bureau, NZEIC, SEIB; TEDx Christchurch, Canterbury Tech Summit; Canterbury Mayoral Forum; MSD; Future of Learning; Think Beyond.
2022'Ara' Innovation and Entrepreneurship teacher
Teaching classes at Ara polytechnic on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Includes topics such as: design thinking; ideation; validation; scoping & analysis; user journey mapping; user engagement; sustainability; innovation tools; building teams; social impact & license to operateAra website
2022 - present'Rea', CoachFacilitation and Coaching. Enabling next-level, world-class learning outcomes for tech careers. Preparing learners for a meaningful life & career in tech by developing & delivering learning experiences that surprise, delight & inspire learners.
2022Programme Director for 'Electrify Accelerator'
The Electrify Women Founders Accelerator is a competitive startup accelerator that turbocharges the progress of woman-led startup ventures from early-stage to potentially investable over the course of the 12-week programme. It was NZ's first ever whole ecosystem backed startup accelerator made for woman founders and backed by Aotearoa's leading investors, government, and startup enablers.
Key responsibilities: Programme design; Event MC and facilitation; Coaching and supporting teams; Mentor and VC relationship development.
Electrify Accelerator website
2022Strategy and Culture Consultant at 'Jix Creative Tech Agency'
Jix Creative Tech Agency are the leading experts in immersive and interactive technology in Aotearoa. They build cutting-edge immersive and interactive solutions for global clients and take impact and equity into the metaverse.
Organisational design; Culture, people and teams; Leadership development
2018-2022Programme Strategy and Facilitation at 'Boma'
Lead the execution of live and online programmes, hosted events, coached speakers, and spearheaded programme development and strategy.
Leading the development of leadership programmes and workshops for executives, directors and educators; Facilitating and developing workshops and events; Creating digital content;
AchievementsDeveloping and facilitating workshops for ChChNZ, IAG, Ara, Future of Learning, Rangi Ruru faculty; Developing and facilitating content for the year-long education fellowship and leading the San Francisco tour to IDEO, Stanford d.school and GoogleX
2017Startup Activator at 'Ministry of Awesome
Best job title ever! I coached start-ups and facilitated workshops on entrepreneurship.
Key responsibilities Facilitating workshops and hosting events in the start-up space; Coaching early-stage entrepreneurs;
Hosting the weekly startup event “Coffee & Jam”; Developing and facilitating community hack-a-thons
Ministry of Awesome website
2014Founder at 'Raw Evolution '
Founded and developed 'Raw Evolution Bar', an organic superfood bar that is sold in yoga studios and organic stores nationwide.Key responsibilities
Product development and manufacturing; Branding and design; Marketing, Sales;
Successfully sold bars all around Aotearoa; Sold the business after 5 years.
2011Co-founder at 'Revolution Food Company'
Co-founded 'Revolution Food Company', an online retail store selling organics, local and raw foodsKey responsibilities
Business development, Logistics; Branding, design and ecommerce development; Marketing, Sales;
2002 - presentFounder and Designer at New Media Design
Main gig, turned side-hustle. I founded this branding and design company in London in 2002 and have designed and built hundreds of websites, logos, brands and print material for clients around the world.Key responsibilities
Graphic and website design; Website development and programming; Project management; Strategy and ideation; Client consultancy; Business management; Marketing and administration;
New Media Design website
2022Scrum Master Certification
2021'Conflict Management with Emotional Intelligence' certificate
2021'Nonviolent Communication (NVC): Resolving Conflicts and Improving Relationships' certificate
2021'Psychology of Diversity and Unconscious Bias' Certificate
2021'Become a Futurist’ certificateFrom Metafuture
2019Dare to Lead™ trained
2019Action Surge™ Master ActioneerFrom Actionsurge.com
2017NLP Master PractitionerFrom Worldwide Institute of NLP Sydney,
2017Certificate in Life CoachingFrom Learning Cloud
2018Certificate in Nutrition & Health Coaching Psychology, Behaviour Change & Wellbeing ManagementFrom Cadence Health
2016Certificate in CoachingFrom NZ Life Coaching
2013Certificate in Practical Counselling SkillsFrom David Garb
2014Certificate in Transactional AnalysisFrom Training and Certification Council
2000Diploma of Internet TechnologyFrom The National College of Design and Technology,