Hi, I am Karl. I am a Facilitator, and I Coach.
For more than 25 years, I have been working with people, helping them improve their satisfaction with their working relationships. I have always been fascinated by people and how we work.
It started with formal training in psychology and education. My first application of this led me to work on an Indian reserve in Canada as a child welfare officer. I learnt a lot about prejudice, discrimination and human struggle from that.
When I returned to New Zealand, I worked with a consulting company delivering customer focused “Sevice Excellence”. This was my first foray into organisational performance.
In 2000, I started up a small employment relations practice providing employment law, industrial relations and human resource advice and support.
In 2005, I discovered systems thinking. The application of systems thinking to the ‘human system’ to increase workplace productivity really made sense to me. Since then, I have supported hundreds of organisations, teams and individuals to develop better working relationships through a range of collective problem solving and coaching methodologies all based on systems thinking.
Over time, my practice led me to understand that I was helping people to think clearly at speed. In a fast-changing world, this is important. Clarity and speed are the ingredients for breakthrough innovation and growth.
High Performance through Engagement or “HPtE” evolved as a strategy for building that clarity, innovation and growth into an organisation. It harnesses the power of systems thinking and collective problem solving to deliver sustainable high performance.
Along the way, I have worked with many amazing people on a variety of important projects. We have worked together, learnt from each other, made our contribution and achieved great success together.
I welcome the opportunity to connect with you and, if I can be of service, please message me.