Alex Smith
I am known for the energy, enthusiasm, fun, support, challenge, powerful insight and intuition I bring to my work.

LDC coach and facilitator

I am an experienced executive educator, coach and facilitator with 20 years’ experience as an HR and OD leader. I specialise in leadership development, leadership team effectiveness, organisation culture and empowerment. My purpose is to create amazing, robust organisations by growing powerful and compassionate leadership. A significant element of my work is building successful leadership peer groups that are empowered, well connected, and well-integrated.

I am interested in system leadership and raising awareness about how context shapes leadership choices. Seeing and reading context well is a critical component of powerful leadership and healthy organisation culture.

After 10 years at PwC in the United Kingdom, I moved into independent consultancy in 2006 where my client base expanded to include not-for-profits, elite sport and public sector organisations. In 2012 I migrated to New Zealand.

My clients have included public, private and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand and overseas.


  • The Human Systems Thinking of Power and Systems Inc – Barry Oshry: The Organisational Workshop and When Cultures Meet
  • The Leadership Circle and Leadership Circle Culture Survey (TLC)
  • Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) accredited Professional Executive Coach.  
If you'd like to find out how Alex can help you or your agency, please contact LDC at or 04 473 2222. 

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