Change Makers Programme

Make Your Mark, Faster.


Making change happen can be a difficult, lonely job. It can often feel like being in a maze…wading through treacle. If you want to accelerate change in your organisation, Change Makers is your catalyst.

To shift the culture of your organisation, first shift the people who will make the biggest difference: your Change Makers.

Change Makers is a programme for restless go-getters on a mission to make a difference. They’re self-driven, self-starters, who don’t need hand holding, but they do value fresh perspectives, ideas and inspiration to help them make the impact they want to make.

The Change Makers programme lifts people up above the maze to help them see a broader perspective, and develop a practical set of strategies to help them accelerate their mission, stimulate growth and expand perspectives.


We aim to move everyone towards becoming an accomplished Change Maker, and in doing so, shift your entire organisation too. It’s like growing a culture in a petri dish: accelerate the growth of a few key bacteria, and the entire culture changes faster.



This programme will help your Change Makers to:

  • Build an active network of fellow change-makers to learn with and from
  • Develop their compelling ‘Why’ story so they can articulate in ways that others engage with
  • Build strategies for resilience and thriving, especially for when the going gets tough
  • Identify and map the broader systems at play in their industry and organisation
  • Strategically build relationships with the people who matter
  • Identify and leverage their strengths in ways to have more impact
  • Upgrade their thinking patterns to navigate complexity successfully
  • Get a guaranteed shift in their ability to amplify their impact.

How it works:

  • The Change Makers Foundation Programme runs over six months and is designed to accelerate your cultural transformation.
  • We meet as a group every six weeks for intensive learning, critiquing and planning workshops.
  • Our days together include sharing successes and failures, identifying lessons learned, fresh perspectives from guest speakers, ‘Change Maker under the spotlight’ sessions, peer coaching, and action planning.
  • You’ll work with a mentor throughout the programme.
  • Participants receive a fortnightly dose of inspiration in their inbox, and access anytime to Digby via email and phone.
  • Between workshops, you’ll keep momentum by getting involved in a number of useful activities, including an interactive webinar, home group sessions and practical elective sessions.
  • The total contact time is five days plus five mentoring sessions.
  • A huge resource library of videos, templates, articles and tools.

Once you’ve completed your six-month Change Makers Foundation programme, you have the opportunity to continue on with the programme for another six or twelve months, by joining the Change Makers Amplify Community. This about continuing to strengthen your mindset, skillset and network so you keep your change mojo strong.



What happens in the programme?

It’s a blend of getting it and doing it:

Getting It: We share and dissect successes and failures, and highlight lessons learned in a confidential environment. We listen to in-depth stories from guest conversationalists who share their own change-making insights. Through a blend of structured activities and relaxed conversation, we seek out, and gain, inspiration in our own stories and challenges, and those of others.

Doing It: We learn practical tools and methods to apply in our own context. We develop a plan for what we each will do between our meetings, which we call ‘workouts’. Between workouts, it’s all about implementation. Interactive webinars, home groups and practical elective sessions are scheduled mid-way between workouts help to keep the energy and focus up.




To sign up to Change Makers Foundation programme and get all of the above, your investment is $5,500 + GST



Then come along to a Change Makers Taster Session.

This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about what Change Makers is all about and to get a taste of what to expect.

Digby will be hosting a Taster Session in Wellington on:

1st December 2020  from 7:30am – 9:30am in the CBD.

It’s easy to register, just click here

If you have any questions, please email:


See how Change Makers makes a difference.

Sign up to the Change Makers programme today.

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“Through Change Makers I’ve gone from being restless and scattered about where I want to put my energy to being crystal clear about the change I want to see. Now I’ve got that clarity I am really focused and committed to the change contribution I want to make, now and in the future. A critical ingredient of Change Makers is the tribe. I’m now part of a team that supports, encourages, challenges and shares in each others’ change agendas. This has to be the best part of the programme!”

Gillian Brookes, Founder & Director of My Kids Village

“Change Makers is unlike any other development programme I have experienced before. Digby has cultivated a network of people who are all motivated to make change happen, and given us the space and tools to really push the boundaries of our thinking. It’s an opportunity to grow your personal and professional resilience, to grow and challenge ideas, and to connect with an inspirational and supportive group of people”.

Claire Baillie, Manager Communications, Ministry for Culture and Heritage

“The Change Makers tribe relishes uniqueness, welcomes different perspectives, and maximises our diversity.   I look forward to every Change Makers workout and the opportunity it provides to ‘step off the world’ for a day, refocus, reset, then enter again more refreshed, purposeful and invigorated.”

Lisa Allen - Coach, Facilitator, Contractor

“I’ve been in the Change Makers tribe since December 2017 and I found the experience truly transformational. It most definitely isn’t a standard course and it is so much more than a development programme. It is an opportunity to learn together with a group of like-minded people who are busy building a better world through meaningful connections, sincere conversations and unabated curiosity.
Being part of Change Makers pushed me out of my comfort zone and brought me into the mindset of growth, spirit of servant leadership and made me realise that there are a lot of people out there who consciously work on becoming better versions of themselves every day. Who knew?Oh, they are also a quirky, cool and funny bunch who do great things and have each other’s backs. Always.A word of warning – nothing will be ever the same when you become a Change Maker.”

Ewa Ginal-Cumblidge, Business Development Manager, Change Makers alumni