The Team

Our team has over 20 years of local experience. Specialising in community engagement, we recognise that this is an area which is often overlooked, but crucial for project and organisational success.

Jennifer Pearson

Jennifer has over 30 years experience working with communities, businesses and organisations, most of it in the Bay of Plenty. Her favourite roles focus on building relationships, using creativity, facilitation skills, strong communication skills, to encourage those with disparate views to a compromise that works for everyone. She works where she is passionate about the mahi and has the ability to energise others.

Jennifer has worked in sustainability, economic development, project management and has a strong industry and community knowledge throughout the Bay of Plenty.

Mary-Jane Du Toit

Mary-Jane is a change management expert and has worked with several large organisations in various roles associated with change and/or training in both New Zealand and South Africa. With a degree in Psychology, MJ brings a wealth of experience in helping people to strive for more and is quick to understand organization needs and priorities.

Monique Lints

Monique is a confident and approachable team player who prides herself in delivering quality and clear communications. Her interpersonal skills allow her to create opportunities for engagement and develop relationships with stakeholders. A quick and creative problem solver, Monique has a clear commitment to completing all tasks to the highest of her ability with integrity.

Emma Rosling-Heppell

Emma has 20 years’ experience working in marketing, strategy, project management and communications in New Zealand and internationally. She has worked across a wide variety of industries on both agency and client-side giving her the ability to step back and see the bigger picture before drilling down into the details. Having worked in the social and commercial sectors, Emma uses her broad knowledge base to work collaboratively with her clients to deliver positive outcomes.

Paula Simmonds

Paula has 12 years of consulting and training experience working with a variety of business sectors to identify business process improvements and elicit requirements of software to assist business practices.  While raising her children Paula has also successfully run two small hobby businesses, one that had a team of 17 independent consultants to manage, along with temporarily marketing and managing a busy co-working space. Her professional and positive attitude alongside her strengths in communication and facilitation enables her to identify a strong, proactive approach to community engagement - supporting community discussions through to project completion.