End-to-end workshop development, digital and print design, facilitation and evaluation

MC highlights:

TEDx Christchurch in 2018, Canterbury Tech Summit in 2019 and ReConnect Conference, 2018

Speaker Coaching:

TEDx Christchurch, TEDx Youth, Ministry of Awesome, E Tipu Agri Summit.

'Queer Identities and Allyship' workshop

I developed and designed this workshop on "Understanding  Queer  Identities and Allyship", for the Citizens Advice Bureau in Auckland. I'm passionate about facilitating content that supports understanding of queer identities and my own personal stories bring this workshop to life. Learn more about this workshop,  or the topic of queer identities in my medium article.

Digital design and development

Design and technology are a part of me and infuse everything I do. I've taught myself so many new programmes, systems and code over the years and I love diving into new platforms. I founded New Media Design, a website design and branding company in 2002 and have been creating logos, print material and websites ever since.

Programme Design and Facilitation

Content development, programming and facilitation for the Boma New Zealand Education Fellows. A year-long fellowship for Canterbury Educators. I was fortunate to lead the San Francisco tour to IDEO, Stanford d.school, GoogleX, High Tech High and the June Jordan School for Equity in 2019 and lead delivery of this programme for three years in total.

Recipe Book and Superfood Bar

While getting certified as a health and nutrition coach, I wrote and designed a recipe book "Come Alive". You can read it for free here.

I then created a raw, superfood bar, designed the branding, packaging and website and sold them in organic stores and yoga studio nationwide.

  • Working with Kit on our Futures review was an absolute pleasure. The professionalism, knowledge, and calm approach before, during and after the workshop was very much appreciated. Kit's ability to facilitate many different views, thoughts, and inputs on the day to clarify the way forward was amazing. They supported us through a process that allowed us really to think outside the box, ask the hard questions, be open to new ideas and different scenarios re what our future could look like. We had the full report back within days, which was impressive and are now able to move forward confidently to make plans for our future success. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend Kit to anyone thinking about how to meet future challenges, fully informed with the right plans for success.
    Jane Sheard, CEO
  • I worked with Kit over a number of years. Kit is a wonderful, thoughtful , deep thinking and empathetic facilitator who has a real commitment to people and to helping them to be their best. Kit is a rare human who can both look after the details and the people. I look forward to working with them again in the future.
    Melissa Clark-Reynolds ONZM
    Independent Director, Futurist
  • Of all the professionals I have worked with I consider Kit one of the very best for creative, design and strategic foresight. I’ve been working with Kit for more than 10 years. We’ve had a number of tasks over the years that required a focus on detail and the ‘big picture’. Kit’s communication skills mean that we nail the task in half the time. Professionalism, honesty and integrity wrapped up with a great sense of humour.

    Mike Pero, CEO
    Mike Pero Real Estate
  • Kit has major expertise in designing and facilitating workshops and delivering high quality events. They are one of Aotearoa New Zealand's emerging leaders in the futures and foresight space, having trained with some of the finest practitioners globally. Kit has a unique ability to 'use the future' today, combining tried and true futures tools with a commitment to action. Anyone working with Kit will gain many new skills and have a wider view of the futures landscape.
    Cheryl Doig, Futurist
    Think Beyond
  • Very thought provoking and disruptive. Forced us to think outside the box.
  • Really enjoyed the presenter style & energy, clarity of instruction and the simple process. Great scenarios!
  • This workshop both scared the bejesus out of me and enlightened me. We are at a crossroads and it has forced me to think how to be resilient while we navigate the road ahead
  • Today with Kit, was fun, inspiring, provoking and enlightening. I have a series of lenses with which to view the wider set of futures and make decisions.
  • The future is challenging, exciting and uncertain in equal measure. Kit helped us through confronting this is a positive way.
  • Kit is extremely impressive in style, facilitation of agenda, explaining process. Great patience. Enjoyed the session, learned new things, want to do more!
  • Claire Stainton, Manager
    "This workshop was the perfect introduction as Kit patiently covered all aspects of non-binary life in Aotearoa. With positivity and insight, Kit shared their life experience while acknowledging the experience within our management team.   What Kit provided us with is a window into this world and the opportunity to become allies as part of our work at the CAB. Following on from this workshop my own eyes have been opened. I have shared the written material with all volunteers and spoken with them about the workshop. At least two volunteers have printed the material to share with their families; hoping for example, to provide support for close family who are puzzled by what they are experiencing. In addition, I have observed the binary nature of support offered and am in a position to kindly point out the potential for the inclusion of our nonbinary community here.   It is a great privilege to have learned from Kit. To use pronouns correctly, to provide clients with all options for their demographic record and to manaaki all clients with respect for their identity."
    Claire Stainton, Manager
    Citizen Advice Bureau
  • I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kit for over 5 years and know that their facilitation will always be fun, engaging, professional, and focused on delivering outcomes. Kit has a unique mix of skills in strategic foresight, entrepreneurship and innovation, and coaching which gives them the empathy and know-how to facilitate groups through tough conversations. They are an exemplary facilitator, strategist, and coach and have consistently overdelivered in all of our engagements together.
    Marian Johnson, CEO
    Ministry of Awesome
  • I've had the privilege of watching Kit work for some years, and working with them directly more recently. Kit is skilled, energetic, compassionate and highly professional. As a facilitator,  Kit is inclusive and enthusiastic; as a programme designer, thoughtful and outcomes-focused. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kit for any facilitation or coaching work - you'll be lucky to work with them!
    Kaila Colbin, CEO
    SingularityU, Boma
  • Lucy Hunter-Weston
    You were fabulous Kit! You kept us all so engaged... never a dull moment. So glad you’re doing it again. Definitely planning to be there next time.
    Lucy Hunter-Weston
  • Tracey Topp, Topp Contractors
    An awesome and inspiring day. You were a fantastic MC - so calm and kept the day running on time with a personal vibe.
    Tracey Topp, Topp Contractors
  • Jane Gilchrist, Red Plum Planning
    Everyone thought you were a fantastic MC Kit. We all enjoyed the way you kept everyone in focus and made the day flow really smoothly. You bought the whole day together!
    Jane Gilchrist, Red Plum Planning
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