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"Leading is a way of life"

About Us

 Whakatira Leadership is a bespoke consultancy firm based in Aotearoa New Zealand. We specialise in providing strategic client services and solutions, predominantly in the health sector. People-driven engagement, strategic communication, and collective impact are the pillars of our approach. Our team have extensive experience in mental health and addiction strategy, cultural confidence, lived experience leadership, service design, co-production, supervision and workforce development. 

Our Story

Alesha (Ngāti Porou, Te Roroa, Lalomalava) and Aaryn (Ngāti Whakaue, Te Ātiawa, Leulumoega, Nofoali'i) co-founded Whakatira Leadership to support organisations to 1) strengthen their strategic congruence with the clients, customers and communities they serve; and 2) operationalise strategy that creates value, impact and transformation. Both Alesha and Aaryn have their own recovery journeys and diverse portfolios of experience. They are passionate about social justice and whānau-driven community initiatives.

Our Vision

We believe in a future where our communities lead all health sector service commissioning, design, delivery, governance and monitoring. There is power in cultivating lived experience leadership, cultural confidence and strategic congruence in organisations. This is possible with a different approach to strategic leadership. Come join the movement. Let's keep moving, let's keep moving together. 

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