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Expert consultancy

for leaders and teams

to help your people shine

Take the guesswork out of managing teams and get to the real root of what makes your team hum.

From the far north to the deep south, we work with businesses across New Zealand to develop:


Inspirational leaders who people want to follow

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Teams that people want to be a part of.

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Workplace cultures that shine.

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Working with Leaders

  • 121 executive coaching for transformative leadership
  • HR/people-management expertise to save you time and money
  • Proven frameworks to help inspire and lead change, stamp out bullying and develop a healthy team culture
  • Progressive ‘shared leadership’ and ‘team-centric’ strategies that you can implement immediately

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Working with Teams

  • Transformative interventions to address team dynamics
  • Team ReSetTM programmes to develop shared values and behaviours
  • Constructive approaches for working with change
  • Bullying and harassment awareness to raise understanding
  • Developing trust, mutual respect, inclusivity and psychological safety

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Working with Individuals

  • 121 coaching to create positive changes – both personally and professionally
  • Counselling to overcome obstacles, challenge behaviours and develop resilience
  • Supervision to promote professional competence, ongoing development and practitioner wellbeing

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Our Mission

We understand that building successful teams is a complex task, full of pitfalls that can impact your business and reputation. We are experts in seeking out complex issues in the workplace and can help you and your team to reflect, reset and discover more transformative ways of working.

At Shine People we believe you don’t have great organisations, you have great workplaces. Our mission is to support businesses across New Zealand to create standout workplace cultures that help their people shine. After all, exceptional teams deliver exceptional results.

A trusted reputation

With over 25 years of experience in driving sustainable change, our Director, Denise Hartley-Wilkins, is known for her friendly and down to earth approach, alongside her unrivalled expertise. She is the former National President and Elected Director of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development – amongst a host of other accolades.

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What our clients say...

Michael Linley

Managing Director, BrandCapital International

I worked with Denise on a complex project for the State Sector. Denise’s first-class mind was able to continually navigate the multi-layered facets of the project. Drawing on her rich experience, she challenged, questioned and articulated the issues with both humour and deftness of touch. Denise is knowledgeable, bright, politically astute and great to work with.

Julia Stones

Former National President of HRNZ

Denise is a wonderfully vibrant and funny person. Her ability to engage people and take them on a journey is one of her key strengths. She brings an impressive range of skills to her work: strategic business management gained in global leadership roles, specialist knowledge in organisation design, as well as robust HR experience. She is not afraid to challenge, and her integrity and managerial courage shine out.

Tracy Goss

General Manager Kaituna Sawmill, OneFortyOne New Zealand

Denise challenged our colleagues to step outside their comfort zone and discover Patrick Lencioni’s ‘5 Dysfunctions of a Team’. Denise created a bespoke training day that was well-executed and built morale. Don’t live in artificial harmony, challenge yourself and build your team. Denise will not disappoint.

Who we work with...

We work with medium and large organisations across all private, public and not-for-profit sectors in New Zealand – both in-person and online:

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Based in Nelson, covering New Zealand wide.

Phone: 03 545 0055 or 021 1371 589


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