Yvonne McLean
I love working with people to support their development and growth as a leader. I am not afraid to challenge clients - to stretch them, and their mindset and thinking.

LDC coach and facilitator

I have broad experience working with leaders at all levels both in New Zealand and overseas. People appreciate my warm and empathetic style both in my coaching and facilitation. Based in Auckland, I work with clients around New Zealand, Asia Pacific and further afield. Geography has never been a barrier for clients who choose to work with me.

I was the inaugural Programme Director for the Global Women, Women in Leadership initiative and launched the original Breakthrough Leaders’ Programme in 2010. It has established itself as a highly sought-after programme for senior women leaders. Since then, I have developed and delivered several other in-house Women in Leadership programmes for commercial organisations. I also work with my clients to deliver leadership programmes for mixed audiences.

In my coaching, I meet my clients with whatever they present, and work to the outcomes that they are looking for; I do not specialise in specific coaching topics or niche areas as such. I have a special interest in communication, coaching (both coaching and training people in coaching leadership), building resilience, overcoming fear and negative self-talk and dealing with conflict.

I work with clients both from the private and public sectors. With my background as a senior lawyer in the UK and New Zealand, and outside the public sector, I bring a fresh and commercial perspective, which my public-sector clients have found refreshing.

I have a BA Hons degree in Modern Languages from Oxford and was a qualified lawyer, admitted both in England and Wales and New Zealand. I am now a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with over 2000 hours coaching experience. I have also qualified as a Professional Coach Supervisor. 

I am on the Faculty of an ICF accredited coach training provider, The Forton Group and regularly provide coaching training as part of my suite of offerings. I am accredited to use globally-recognised tools including: The Leadership Circle Profile and Genos Emotional Intelligence. I have also trained and use the DISC personal assessment tool.

If you'd like to find out how Yvonne can help you or your agency, please contact LDC at info@ldc.govt.nz or 04 473 2222.


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