“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.  He does not set out be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.”

Douglas MacArthur (1880 -1964) United States Army General

Hi, it’s Joanne Hutchinson here – most people call me Jo. I help people like you transform your leadership capability, strengths and passions into positive, profitable and sustainable results.”

Take the Lead

I’m on a mission to inspire more leaders.  Just take a look at the news and you will see why.  No matter where you are in the world, there is a leadership crisis – be it in sport, government, business, schools, countries, humanitarian or environmental!

We need leaders who are authentic, who act with integrity and who act for the greater good.  A true leader creates more leaders, creates futures and leaves legacies.  They step up and stand up for what is right and they take responsibility for their actions.  They understand their leadership purpose, they understand that business is more than just profit and they understand themselves and the impact they have on others.

I believe “the heart of a leader starts on the inside.”  And if you’re up for exploring the depths of  your inner leader, you will discover your intrinsic leadership purpose which of course is completely unique to you.

Everyone has the potential to be a great leader.  It is a choice.

”I believe people have a tremendous  potential to create positive change in the workplace and in the world and I’m passionate about playing a part in helping people step up to lead authentically – with heart, head and integrity.”

Perceptive and insightful, I see potential in people then help them see it in themselves.

From as long as I can remember, my passion has always been centred on growing and developing people.  What lights my fire is the potential that we all have and it really is exciting to me as to what we could achieve if we were all living our purpose and fulfilling out potential (just imagine how different the world would be!).

I’ve lived my purpose in many different roles and industries over the years and naturally I’ve grown as a person and as a leader along the way.  I am gifted with understanding people and I see beyond fear and limitation to see the real spark or essence within someone.  People say that I have an incredible ability to get to the heart of the matter and my job is simply to light that inner fire and help you see it, feel it and act on it.

I wish there were words to describe the joy I feel when I see that spark igniting.  Whether I am working as a Leadership Coach, Mentor or Facilitator, there is nothing more powerful than seeing an individual leader or a team excited, inspired and passionate about delivering real positive impact.

I don’t know if I can help you, but I do know that if you are committed to change and growth and really stepping up to be authentic as person and as a leader, then we’d definitely have a strong foundation to work together. Leadership of course is a journey and what you do ripples far and wide out in the world. Joanne Hutchinson

“Individually we are one drop, TOGETHER we are an ocean.”

Leadership 4 Life

There are many aspects to developing your personal leadership journey.  You can start anywhere – be it breaking through a fear, to igniting an inner passion or aspiration, to creating a bigger vision.  You’ll get there faster and easier when you develop a support team around you.

Leaders @ Work

Whether you are a new leader, an emerging leader, or a seasoned leader, the truth is leadership is an ongoing journey of self-awareness, insight and growth.  There is no one way – we are each unique and bringing your uniqueness out at work creates meaning, fulfillment and impact.  Have courage and carve your own path in this ever changing world.

Building One Great Team

Change and GrowthAt the heart of a business is its people and bringing everyone on the journey is part of the leaders mandate.  “We may be in different boats but we share the same river”.  According to Gallup, the most effective leaders invest in and focus on strengths, surround themselves with the right people, maximize their team and understand their followers needs.

What people are saying

“I have been fortunate to work with Jo in both a personal coaching and facilitation capacity. Jo has played a critical role in my career journey and I believe I’m a confident authentic leader as a result of her contribution to my leadership growth. Her passion to install executives with a greater level of confidence continues to manifest in some amazing outcomes.  I have valued Jo’s deep and present listening skills, as often as a CEO it is difficult to discuss situations within the realm of the business.  She has pushed me to lean into situations outside my comfort zone enabling me to be the best version of myself by making good choices.  Without a doubt I would not have achieved my current role without her continued belief, guidance and valuable coaching advice.” 

Nadine Tereora - CEO, Auckland
“Jo has helped me out a number of times by providing mentorship and support over the years. This support gave me clarity and direction for my career and also guidance and insight in how to be a more effective leader.  She at times has also coached my teams which helped to build a close knit team, increase engagement and we have gone on to deliver incredible results.  Jo has a natural affinity to mentor people to help them achieve their goals, both personal and professional.”

Richard Raj - Frucor Beverages, Auckland

“In my time working for and with Jo, I have found her to be a leadership inspiration. A true example of how a leader should be.  As an up and coming leader, I learned bucket loads from her.  Jo helped me realise that it is ok to think outside the square and to do things differently.  She also helped me grow my understanding of the value of strong relationships.  If you are looking for a mentor or executive coach, I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly than Jo.”

Emma Horgan CEO Regenerative Ltd, Hawkes Bay

Contact Details

E jo@greatspirit.co.nz
T +64 9 372 5285
M +64 27 414 4291

P PO Box 68
Waiheke Island 1840

A The Generator
22-28 Customs St East
Britomart, Auckland Central

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