Leadership Action Network


Join the LEADERSHIP ACTION NETWORK (LAN) for inspiration and connections to tackle your biggest leadership challenges

LAN meets for a breakfast once every two to three months with a different topic and speaker each time. Each session goes through our JumpShift DIAGNOSE - INSPIRE - YOUR ACTION process.

Some of our previous topics have included Tackling Leadership Gremlins, Kindness, Mindfulness, Storytelling for Leadership, Resilience for Change, Design Thinking For Leaders, Team Effectiveness, Leading Through Purpose, Leveraging Social/Digital Media for Leadership. 

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WAIKATO - FRIDAY 28th JUNE 2019. 7:15am - 9:30am

AUCKLAND - FRIDAY 26th JULY 2019. 7:15am - 9:30am 


Ten years ago JumpShift introduced a revolutionary iterative method to leadership development.  10,000+ leaders later it's clearly worked and has benefited thousands of people and organisations.  

Join us to hear Carl Sanders-Edwards discuss what's next in the global leadership development field. Work has changed, but the way we develop leaders hasn't. It's still focused on the 'old' world of the top 10-15% of rising talent. Today we all need these skills.

Over the last 18 months while based in the US Carl has worked closely with leaders and leadership development professionals from some of the worlds most progressive companies including (to name a few)... Google, Airbnb, Boeing, Penske and Facebook.

You'll be able to hear first hand what we are learning, seeing and what we think is coming next from working with these organisations.


Carl is the Founder of JumpShift, and his focus is on improving the effectiveness of organisations through more motivated and productive people. Carl has over 20 years experience of improving organisational performance through defining their identities and developing strategies. Carl has worked at Accenture and Rightmove.co.uk, as well as founding businesses of his own – Browniepoints.co.nz and boutique strategy consulting company Real Consulting.

Carl won the 2010 Platinum-Triangle Fulbright Scholar in Entrepreneurship and holds an MBA from Babson College in Boston, USA, where he graduated top of his class. He also has a Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) from Massey University, NZ, and was awarded the 
2011 Massey University Distinguished Young Alumni


This breakfast event will explore: 

- Is the future of leadership development tech fuelled or unplugged?
- Why knack is so important and how we can develop it
- Leadership development for everyone
- Agile and continuous development 
- What are other organisational development people seeing?




LAN 35: LeadAgility 

AUCKLAND - THURSDAY 29th AUGUST. 7:15am - 10:00am 


What's all the hype about Agile Leadership? Is it a new fad, or a new operating model for leading organisations? Does an approach born from software development really work across organisations? Are ‘scrums’, ‘tribes’ and ‘sprints’ new language that you and your leaders need to embrace, or are they just ‘BS Bingo’ words?

A number of fortune five hundred companies have a different way of thinking and it looks like agile leadership is here to stay. Et voila, the LEADAGILITY LAN. Find out what some of NZ’s leading agile advocates are doing with guest speakers from Spark, Mercury and ASB at this LAN breakfast. It’s your chance to hear what works and what may cause agile to fail. Get a sneak peek ‘under the bonnet’ for what’s really required for your organisation to go agile.



Kimble is as passionate about the power of learning to transforms lives as he was over 20 years ago when he started in his L&D career. Kimble’s team at ASB is focused on what leadership has to look like to cope with the VUCA environment we find ourselves in. Kimble works with ASB to provide capability uplift and development for 4,700 people across multiple areas - leadership and management development, risk culture, general skills development, strategic and technical skills capability frameworks, and so on.

Kimble is interested in exploring what learning is in a modern and ever-changing workplace, and redefining old models of top-down, centrally run learning functions. What is the role of a business learning function in this reality? And how does such a function support their organisation’s leaders to meet the new world head on? Answering these questions is the challenge we as professionals must rise to now.


Roxanne is well-known for bringing her business expertise into the technology sector. She is an influential and inspirational leader who has specialised in Digital Transformation across large enterprise, Strategy Development, Product Innovation, Disruptive Technologies and Emerging Markets. Roxanne has held leadership roles in the digital world in the banking, telecommunications and publishing industries including at ASB, Spark and ACP Media (now Bauer Media Group). Her expertise in transformation, innovation and disruption has been influenced by the changing economies of these industries. 

Roxanne enjoys translating the ever-changing face of technology (ICT) to other parts of the wider business and her anchor point has always been a fervent advocacy of the customer experience. Roxanne is an experienced public speaker and known as a high energy, talented communicator and motivator. She is also a passionate supporter of women in sectors where they are underrepresented.

NICK Mackeson-Smith

Nick is an expert in learning and organisational development with 16 years of experience within the financial services, management consultancy, technology and public sectors. He’s really interested in finding out what makes things tick, and is a skilled coach. His career started in the financial services sector in the UK with Barclays Capital, Lloyd's of London and later with Goldman Sachs, before relocating to New Zealand with his young family to make the most of life.  

Nick ran the Learning & Development function at Deloitte in New Zealand before moving to lead Organisational Development and Learning at Spark, - and is now the leader of the Learning Enablement function. Nick operates at the forefront of learning innovation, learning automation, and learning enablement platforms, and has recently led cutting-edge mindset transformation and development programmes for Spark’s agile transformation at scale.


In particular we will focus on:

- What is agile & why bother?

- Does it work and if so, how?

- What do most organisations get wrong / watch outs

- What do the successful organisations do that’s different?

And most importantly, what is the mindset shift required to lead within an agile environment?


Desiree Botica, CEO of Sysdoc has been attending JumpShift's Leadership Action Network from it's inception. Check out what she has to say about the value that these sessions hold for her. 


  • BENEFIT: Every event provides direct benefit
  • ACTION: We will build our success and network through doing worthwhile things, not just talking
  • ACCOUNTABLE: We hold other members of the Leadership Action Network accountable to do what we say we will

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