Leadership Action Network


PLEASE NOTE : We have made an informed decision to run all upcoming Leadership Action Network sessions virtually due to the rapidly evolving situation around Covid-19. The safety and wellbeing of you and your people is of utmost importance to us right now and we will strive to provide you with the same (if not better!) value for LAN 

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

LAN meets for a breakfast once every month with a different topic and speaker each time. Each session goes through our JumpShift DIAGNOSE - INSPIRE - YOUR ACTION process which cements learning with each attendee walking away with clear actionable goals.

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

In 2020 we've got another awesome lineup of speakers and breakfast sessions in the works. We've also put together a LAN package where you can get your tickets, in advance, for a heavily reduced price. Check this out down below! or download a PDF flyer with all the need to know info here




Leading others is challenging, no more so than in the cut and thrust world of sales. How do you create a culture that not only delivers sales results but empowers salespeople to do more and be more? Customers expect more and more from your salespeople and in turn, they expect more and more of their leaders. Explore with our panel how to create a high-performance culture for your sales organisation. Join some of the top NZ sales leaders as they share what has worked and hasn't in their organisations as well as hearing from the sales coaches that are working with leaders and salespeople to make it happen. Not in sales leadership? Thats ok, the leadership lessons that apply for sales organisations will provide ideas and inspiration for leading any organisation. Find out about these leaders from left to right below!

Andrew Alexander: Global Sales Capability Manager - APAC at Fonterra.
With over 20 years experience in Sales, Marketing and Coaching, Andrew enables sales professionals and sales trainers to achieve their potential by building and delivering world class capability programmes, leading to effective interactions with customers, resulting in customer and channel intimacy, mutually profitable outcomes, and trusted relationships. LinkedIn

Yuliya Schamrel is an OD consultant at Fisher and Paykel. In her previous role as a brand leader of Global Sales Academy Yuliya trained a team of internal sales coaches and designed and implemented coaching programs that delivered over $95mil turnover improvement over 3 years. Yuliya’s goal is to build a coaching culture at work place where people can reach job and life satisfaction while experiencing personal growth and development. LinkedIn

Karl Bradford: Group Commercial Manager - Tandem Travel at Air New Zealand. Karl has extensive experience working with Air New Zealand and previously Vodafone as a Group Commercial Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the airline/aviation industry. Karl is strong in operations, professional skilled in Management, Business-to-Business (B2B), Sales, Sales Process, and Business Development. LinkedIn

Joanne Fair: Co-Founder of HR Tech Start Up Teamed, has considerable experience in leadership and sales, having held P&L accountability for multiple businesses with revenues in excess of $1billion, in both B2B and FMCG, including as MD for Ingredients Sales across South East Asia, and Global Account Director for one of the world’s largest FMCG businesses. Jo has also held numerous senior HR roles, including most recently as Global Head of HR for Fonterra. Jo holds a Law degree and a BA in Spanish and French. Jo is passionate about high performance teams, and creating shared customer value. LinkedIn

Benjamin Evers-Swindell is the Senior Manager for Corporate and SME, NZPI Sales at Air New Zealand. Ben joined Air New Zealand as State Manager for Queensland and has previously spent time in Business Development and Sales Leadership roles for Global Hotel Groups, Mandarin Oriental and Marriott Hotels and Resorts in London, Ben returned to Australia where he worked with Mirvac Hotels, Avis Australia, Kimberly Clark and SIRVA Worldwide. Ben studied his MBA at Griffith University, specialising in responsible leadership and sustainability.  Ben's long term career objective is to assist accelerating business priority shifts, that contribute to resolving wider societal issues and ultimately lead to long term sustainable success. LinkedIn

Lisa Spring is a Sales Manager at JDE Professional working with a team of 20 sales associates driving out of home coffee & tea sales & solutions. Lisa has previous experience at Sony Entertainment, Electronic Arts (EA it’s in the Game) & Lion Breweries. With a background in well-established global companies Lisa has a genuine passion for sales strategies with a focus on building strong sales teams to drive collaborative gains in revenue, market share and profit performance. LinkedIn

Andrea Duncan is an independent facilitator, trainer and coach at Japad. She provides a range of consulting services to clients in sectors such as Advertising, Aviation, Construction, Chemicals, Engineering, Healthcare IT and Professional Services. She has extensive commercial experience in sales & business development, sales leadership and relationship management, with a strong focus on developing the strategies required to achieve an organisation’s goals. LinkedIn




We are proud to again partner with the International Coaching Federation for this special event during international coaching week in 2020. Join us for a live executive coaching demonstration with Master Certified Coaches (MCC) Sarah Devereaux & Linley Rose and Bridgette Dalzell, General Manager, Customer Connection Hubs at Bank of New Zealand. Expect powerful coaching, vulnerability and courage and come with a supportive and curious mind as you observe a live coaching session. For those interested in deepening their own coaching capability as a leader or professional coach, join MCC Sarah as she debriefs the live coaching session where we can all enhance our insights into the magic of the coaching approach and conversational dance. This is a rare opportunity to join others exploring coaching as a leadership approach, its impact as well as the chance to enhance your own coaching awareness and skills. Meet the coaches below!

Sarah Devereaux is proud to be one of the youngest (if not the youngest) MCC Credential holders in the world. She is a dedicated wife, mother of three girls and the New Zealand & Australia Director of Training for Coach Masters Academy, a global ICF accredited coach training provider leading the way in Transformative Coaching. Having personally trained over 600 leaders, HR and professional coaches, Sarah is truly passionate about the impact that coaching has on individual lives, teams and organisations.

Linley Rose MCC is a veteran master coach (since 2001) with close to 10,000 hours of coaching leader clients and training coaches globally in many diverse industry groups – particularly Asia, Oceania and Europe. Her focus on delivering results with people, growing leader ability, developing powerful relationships to enhance workplace engagement and the client’s balance between business and personal success. In 2008 she achieved the highest level credential from the International Coaching Federation becoming New Zealand’s first Master Certified Coach. Linley has served other coaches globally as a teacher, mentor, assessor and as an International Coaching Federation leader as Director of Professional Standards and Head of Coaching Excellence in Australasia. Linley’s coaching is often described as having had an extraordinary impact. It is based in her great zest for life; an absolute belief that we are capable of so much more, that we can all live extra – ordinary lives.




This LAN comes from an insightful and highly engaging session that JumpShift experienced for ourselves at the International Coaching Conference in 2019. At this breakfast session we'll be doing a quick dive into Positive Psychology and the recent key research surrounding this, then move straight into experiential activities that will bring to life the very latest thinking in the field. This will be a practical and thought provoking session with our passionate panel of experts, Annalise Roache, Helen Zink and Ruth Elliott

Annalise Roache has 14 years coaching experience in Professional Coaching, Training and Mentoring. Annalise is a PhD Candidate, Doctor of Philosophy at Auckland University of Technology - Public Health & Psychosocial Studies in the Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences undertaking research in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (2018 to 2021). She has a Master of Science (Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology) at the University of East London, is a Mentoring Program Co Lead for the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) Student Division (SIPPA) and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) International Coach Federation (ICF). LinkedIn

Helen Zink uses a unique combination of coaching, change management and positive psychology tools and methodologies to increase wellbeing and self-awareness, improve performance, become a better leader, implement successful change, manage your career and increase fulfilment in all life domains. Helen is an experienced International Coach Federation certified coach, certified Change Manager and consultant, manager and people leader. LinkedIn

Ruth Elliot has a particular interest in making workplaces healthier more enjoyable places to work. By combining a sense of purpose, engagement and fun workplaces can be places where people can truly flourish. She is passionate about helping employees develop the skills and utilize their individual strengths with the aim of increased personal wellbeing and improved professional outcomes. She does this using the most effective approaches from the field of Positive Psychology. In addition to her Masters degree, Ruth is accredited in the Strengths Realise2 and MTQ48 Mental Toughness tools. LinkedIn


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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