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Leading Through Learning


I work with organisations seeking innovation,  growth and influence to design strong foundations for sustainable Learning Cultures



“To grow anything in others - first we must understand it for ourselves”

Who am I?                                      

Through co-design, I create positive impacts for clients using design thinking processes to innovate human-centered design solutions that will enable, empower and elevate clients capabilities.

These days to be successful we need to be lifelong learners, but what is that really?  

I walk alongside leadership teams in organisations and schools and help them redefine their learning cultures.

I am an educator. I understand deeply the process of learning. I am able to meaningfully unpack clients  learning cultures and create clarity and valuable visibility of how it could, should and can be. With my background in Biochemistry,  I understand the Science of thinking and learning. I am able to help clients unpack learning in a way that is informed by my knowledge of learning.

Together we design strong foundations for sustainable learning cultures.

Through co-design, I create positive impacts for clients using design thinking processes to innovate human-centered design solutions that will enable, empower and elevate clients capabilities. Targeted strategic design solutions - through a lens of learning - grows the capability of clients.  I love connecting with clients and engaging with them to help gain insights into the impact they are having on the growth of their teams or businesses, and use the fundamental principles of appreciative inquiry to enable collective vision and actions.

What really lights me up is helping leadership teams find powerful solutions to complex problems. With a learning lens I explore - with clients - the importance of connecting with the learning needs of all stakeholders in an organisation.  I challenge clients to re lens their thinking when they are designing learning . All members of an organisation are learners and they all learn in different ways. 

I enable my clients to tap into the learning power of their staff.

What my Clients say

Beautiful balance between provoking thinking and providing resources for application
— Anne Abraham-Shakoor - Rutherford College
Tabitha was very knowledgeable, engaged the group, gave opportunities to think, discuss and share, provided matrices, digital resource, graphic organisers, facilitated and guided the group and individual to reflect, problem solve. Affirmed and differentiated the understanding and learnings for each person and group. The tone and care of her delivery was calm and affable. She listened and was attentive to questions and the reality for different people.
— Lese - Favona School
Tabitha was incredibly knowledgeable and focused, giving teaching inquiry a concrete purpose. Tabitha has helped me refine my own inquiry and implement it in a way that is manageable and meaningful for me.
— Cchaya - Pukekohe High School

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MOE Centrally Funded PLD

As you get ready for the 2018 school year, and finalise PLD goals  - school leaders - MOE funding is available to support you to meet your PLD goals.

This PLD funding application is centred around an inquiry model which requires schools to know the problems of practice they wish to improve in order to lift student achievement. This means you must provide evidence of what you are basing your application on and how you will monitor impact of the PLD. - I can help you with this inquiry process.

Approved facilitation hours and transport costs are covered when you are granted this funding.

Contact Tabitha to discuss using your MOE PLD funding to access her Teacher and Leadership Inquiry, student agency and coaching or mentoring programmes

Who I Have Worked With

I have worked with people from the following schools and organisations

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What My Clients Say

I think that all schools would benefit from what you are doing here. You are doing a great job
— Dale Burton - St Peter's School
Thanks Tabitha for our session. The staff really enjoyed the session and found it valuable. Lots of good energy
— Saint Kentigern Boys School
This was an awesome workshop. It was very relevant and practical. I am looking forward to Applying the principles in my practice
— Teacher from Orewa College
Great atmosphere and presenter. I really enjoyed this course. Thanks for the opportunity to participate.
— Futureintech coordinator