Brenda Ratcliff (she/her)

Coach list: Chief executives and system leaders, Mid-level leaders of leaders, People and thought leaders

Email: brenda@mindmeldcoaching.com
Phone: 021 847 727
Website: linkedin.com/in/brenda-ratcliff-396b2446
Location: Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington
Face to face delivery: 
Locations without disbursements: Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington, Ōtautahi/Christchurch, Ōtepoti/Dunedin, Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland
Locations with disbursements: Rest of Aotearoa New Zealand with travel expenses.
Virtual delivery: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, FaceTime

Brenda’s past experience includes treasured roles as the Lead Human Resources Advisor Organisational Development at the Ministry of Social Development, and as the Director Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector, living and breathing the interface between government and the non-profit sector.

She has over a decade’s experience in leadership coaching and has a depth of lived experience in the New Zealand public sector.

Brenda knows that the soft skills are really the hard skills, and is highly attuned to providing a safe and supportive environment. Her coaching style is honest and accountable, in what she calls ‘assertive kindness’.

She is skilled in working with diversity and inclusion, and enjoys individual and group coaching to support these networks to reach up and out and be successful.

She is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer and Coach, and Multiple Brain Integration Techniques (mBIT) Coach. She is also certified in Leadership Success Profile (LSP) 360 and The Leadership Circle TM 360.

Areas of specific leadership coaching expertise:

  • Honesty and Courage as identified on the LSP— how to be the best leader they can be when times get tough, make the hard decisions and have the tricky conversations, and be authentic leaders.
  • Communication skills — presenting leaders and their work to advantage, using the skills of confident self-talk, influencing, body language, and story-telling.


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