Kristen Cooper
Want to reach your career potential? Passionate about contextual delivery? I help people identify the leadership demands posed by their role, organisation and industry - and then explore, adapt, and develop practices to make positive impact.

LDC coach and facilitator

My work in middle and senior leadership roles, as well as research and consultancy practice, provides plenty of real experience to inform my work with clients.

I have a background in senior delivery in strategy and planning, marketing, human resource management and service operations, and have been running my own consultancy practice for over 20 years. My experience spans a broad range of organisations.

My leadership development practice is grounded in heightening self-responsibility and self-awareness for leadership impact, and is informed by strengths-based research.

I help people explore the leadership requirements posed by their role, organisation and industry contexts, and align those contexts with the unique experiences, perspectives and skills they bring to their work. This is all done with a view to helping them find, align, hone and develop confidence in their particular leadership voice and contribution. It’s not always easy. I challenge people to grow, and we look for the learning and development opportunities together.

I have coached hundreds of people in many different situations, with roles ranging from chief executives to specialist staff members. I am a current facilitator for University of Otago post graduate courses, including their online MBA, and the University of Canterbury MBA. I am accredited and experienced in a number of self-awareness tools, including 360 feedback.

My prevailing specialities are inspiring and charismatic leadership, strategy implementation, and managing people and performance. I am also interested in brain research as it relates to leadership practice, strengths-based leadership and positive psychology, innovative practice at work, challenges for women in leadership, and immunity to change.

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


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