Adam Cooper
I specialise in uncovering human potential and building leadership capacity. I’ve held senior roles in the private and public sectors and am very familiar with what it takes to create the conditions for authentic, resilient leadership in these settings.

LDC facilitator

I have developed innovative and effective models of facilitation, coaching and change management, and gained a reputation for pioneering work to leverage the power of the arts, diversity and creativity. I am a co-founder of Ruku Ao, a ground-breaking collaborative initiative that involves government agencies, the arts and community and was a finalist in the New Zealand Innovation Awards in 2016.

I hold a Masters in Entrepreneurship from Otago University, and am a certified professional coach and public engagement practitioner. My strengths are in my ability to shape learning experiences for individuals and groups that broaden their thinking and perspectives. I am available to coach individual leaders and to facilitate team sessions.

When it comes to the world of work, I believe in:

Learning – from cradle to grave, we have the gift of learning. Let's learn how to grow more natural and indigenous ways of seeing the world so we can better navigate the 21st century.

Creativity – the arts and creativity can transform organisations. Let's unleash their potential to create the future of work.

Agility – let's grow leadership that is responsive rather than controlling and change that is relational and organic rather than linear and programmatic.

Diversity – as ethnic, cultural and other diversity grows, let's build new capacities to engage across difference to drive innovation and navigate complexity.

I reckon the best work happens when we connect and talk about the stuff that we really believe in. 


Business Change, Coaching, Facilitation, Organisational Development. 

If you'd like to find out how Adam can help you or your agency, please contact LDC at or 04 473 2222.

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