Personal Effectiveness


  • Set & evaluate SMART goals (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant & timed)
  • Proactively collaborate
  • Learn to use routines to maximise productivity
  • Master numerous scheduling tools for efficient use of time
  • Learn to stay on top of a to-do list
  • Learn how to start new tasks & projects on the right foot
  • Master basic project management techniques
  • Organise physical & virtual workspaces for maximum efficiency
  • Take back time from e-mail & handheld devices
  • Learn to tackle procrastination
  • Replenish your resilience
  • Act more assertively and with influence
  • Present effectively
  • Solve problems and make better decisions
  • Write efficiently and influentially
  • Negotiate with stakeholders, manage your boundaries, and accelerate your career

You’ll see a variety of learning strategies: cooperative / collaborative, constructive, experiential, Socratic, accelerated learning. Participants will experience rotation of paired / small group work, the creation or completion of partial existing content to adapt it to their own situations, the tactical use of purposeful questions to guide people to self-discovery rather than just telling, intermittent problem-solving team-based challenges, a welcoming learning environment that gets the learners and their brains ready to learn.

As part of addressing ever-diverse groups, as well as being generally wise principles of learning, I also draw on principles from the field of Maori education:

  • Ako (Learners also learn when they teach others)
  • Poutama (Like a ladder, learning needs to climb on previous learning)
  • Te Whare Tapa Wha (The learner’s needs need to be met across multiple dimensions: physical, mental, emotional, social)
  • Tuakana Teina (‘buddy system’)

People are different and some topics lend themselves to being best delivered by particular styles. Therefore, what you get is variety, and a professional, experienced facilitator able to take examples and scenarios from the real-world of the participants and workshop them together in real-time, as opposed to didactic linear delivery of generic content. These methods ensure a productive, effective, and efficient balance between the delivery of academic content, and a practical and relevant session that is engaging, memorable, and interactive.


"Terry is an amazing teacher and facilitator. His teaching programs are interactive, interesting engaging, and practical. You will leave feeling empowered and equipped. Equipped for better relationships, better engagements in your personal life as well as your working life. You will learn to flow with life rather than resist life as Terry will teach you important skills." - Anna Sepetavc, Fund Management Analyst, NZ Super

"Terry is an enthusiastic, funny and down to Earth person with both his personality and his teaching. He's got a great all-round in-depth knowledge with various topics and definitely knows how to cater to individuals. Would highly recommend Terry for any learning or development needs". - Ali Alsaffaf, Staff Service Excellence Lead, ASB Bank

"Terry led a half-day workshop at our annual conference for law firms from throughout New Zealand. Throughout his time with the delegates there was a high level of engagement and comments afterwards were universally positive. From an organisational perspective we found Terry to be professional and easy to deal with in all aspects." - Mark Ford, Chairman LawPlus

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