|| Mel Bedggood
The Architectural Visionary
Mel's ultimate passion is for people to achieve their optimum potential. With 20 years multi-industry, Mel is the Founder of GD and has a diverse range of knowledge and skills, specialising in organisational alignment and engagement. A vast background in service development and quality improvement initiatives through governance and advisory roles at the local, regional and national levels her background includes qualification and clinical practice in the areas of mental health and social development, as well as the establishment/delivery/development of services under the Ministries of Social Development, Health, Children and Education. This includes significant experience working within statutory mental health, kaupapa Maori settings and organisational development.
|| Tiffany Holden
The Empowering Captain
Tiffany has an innate talent for uncovering the best in people. Tiffany has delivered and led multiple Ministerial contracts in the context of intensive and early intervention services. This has included grassroots service delivery in both urban and rural community settings. Her leadership style reflects those of the greats; selfless, modest and yet an unwavering resolve. Tiffany has a passion for building teams that feel safe, connected and empowered.
|| Kate Montgomerie
The Super Dreamer
Kate's big picture' solution focussed lens, is captured in her 'if you can think it, you can achieve it' mantra. With a background of 12 years in education and leadership, Kate's love for learning and people, combined with her can do attitude and dedication to research and technology, drives her success in inspiring people to create 'real life' change through meaningful, innovative learning.
|| Steve Lasslett
Steve is an innovator with a passion for 'outside the box thinking' and translating complex information into 'simple' concepts. Steve brings highly specialised knowledge with a background of 18 years in adult education and 15 years coaching experience with individuals and teams. His areas of expertise include human performance, lifestyle/behaviour change, workplace health and well being, motivation and growth mindset development and mindfulness.
|| Michaela Polzleitner
The Creative Illusionist
Currently on maternity leave, Michaela is our imagery mastermind, inspiring and tapping into the childhood superhero mentality, providing the foundational platform for the organisations we work with to tap into a sense of possibility for their people. With 13+ years in multimedia creative marketing and development is the mastermind behind Growth Development’s symbolism. Michaela's approach is underpinned by the critical understanding of the role symbolism plays in unleashing the fundamentals of culture, to create a sense of belonging and identity.
|| Jan Polley
The Guidance Commander
Jan's natural empathy for your fellow being, underpins her commitment to ensuring connection, sense of belonging and growth, through continually adding to your knowledge kete in all areas of your life. Jan’s directive is to guide the people aspect, including supporting the strategy and system design. Jan's background is in the NGO sector both in health and education, leadership and governance, in various roles including at the team, local and national level.
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