Welcome To Change Makers

It’s great to have you as part of the tribe.

To ensure you hit the ground running at your first workout, it’s important that you first invest some time and thought on a few aspects of your Change Makers agenda. There are a number of short, yet mind-stretching, activities that you’ll need to do.

Start by watching the welcome video below, then complete each of the activities which are outlined in each of the videos below. Take each activity one at a time. The whole lot will probably take you a total of 30 minutes to complete.



To complete the activities, you’ll need to download and print the Change Makers Plan on A Page and put your completed answers to each of the activities in the relevant sections there. Don’t worry – you don’t have to complete the whole thing.  Bring this document with your answers along to your first workout.


Here Are Your Activities:


My Big Question:


My Why:


My 6 – 18 Month Goal:


My Certainty:


Bigger Me:

The ‘Bigger Me’ activity is outlined here.

That’s it! Remember to bring along the Plan On A Page with your completed answers to the workout.


Approximately every 6 weeks we meet as a group for a full day of intensive learning, critiquing and planning in what we call ‘workouts’ (because it’s like going to the gym for your mind and spirit).

To give you more of an idea of what happens at these workouts, click here to see a standard agenda.


An important element of this programme  is having a mentor to assist you on your change making journey.  After your first workout you get the opportunity to select a mentor to work with you throughout the programme (based on their availability).  To help with your decision, here’s some information on our faculty.

To find out how to make the most of mentoring download this document. 

Claire Baillie

My background is in organisational communication, with a focus on building culture that supports high performance and ultimately makes a difference. I’m interested in how communities of people can work together to support the greater good, and how integral communication and story-telling is to making that happen. I’ve worked across private and public sector organisations in Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. One thing I know to be true is that when people get together behind a cause they believe in, anything is possible.


Katie Hair

Originally from Dunedin, I’ve spent several years overseas and settled in Wellington a couple of years ago.

I’m lucky enough to lead the People and Culture team at Manatu Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage – an organisation with a purpose and vision I feel genuinely connected to.

My background is in HR, learning and leadership development and my passion is helping people to grow and fulfil their potential. 

It’s amazing what can happen through the power of a great conversation and I’m looking forward to connecting : )


Gillian Brookes

I’m originally from the UK and moved to New Zealand in 2011.  I’m permanently settled in Wellington with my young family.

I’m the Founder and Director of My Kids Village, a social enterprise I started in 2016.  I also work in the world of HR, which is my area of professional expertise.  My big question is “How do we make our economic systems more people focused?”  This is the thread that ties together the things I am really passionate about and drives where I put my energy.  I love mentoring people who want to scale up the impact and influence they can have in their world, whether that’s in work or their wider community.  I love watching the confidence grow as people surprise themselves at what they can achieve, when they’ve got the right support.


Jeremy Leslie

I love working with people who want to do something – anything! – that shifts them along in their journey.  I’ve worked with inspiring people flipping burgers, modelling play-doh, casting actors, and doing their bit to keep building Aotearoa (not all at once).
I’ve loved Change Makers for the challenge it’s made to keep me evolving. You’ll be asked to come with your big question – mine’s changed several times over a year and I expect it to keep changing over time.
My day job is working with individuals, teams and organisations where they want to ‘throw the ball out’ for stretching how they experiment with leadership, whether that’s coaching, group work or helping organisations with leadership initiatives.
Bring some purpose and restlessness and I’ll walk that path with you from there.



Colm Kearney


Lisa Allen


Remember, if you have any questions drop Belinda a line.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at the workout!