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Increasing the number and diversity of women in leadership

Supporting the career and leadership development of talented women and the forward-thinking organisations they work for to ensure a future of diversity, equity, and inclusion in leadership for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Jayne Chater coaching

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How we can help

Coaching Programmes

Individual coaching and mentoring programmes for women in leadership or aspiring leaders to support the development of effective leadership practices and the confidence to lead well.


Corporate Partnerships


We work with you to create a customised programme to support and develop the women in your organisation. Targeted at both individual and collective levels and aligned to your organisation’s priorities, culture and talent development systems.

Career Camp


A comprehensive three-month programme that supports women to think broadly and strategically about their career and equip them to develop a career success strategy and plan.

Speakers & Presenters


We share our knowledge and insights to energise, inspire and educate event audiences and participants. We can cover a broad range of issues and topics relating to women in leadership and career development.  

Sue Watson

Dr Sue Watson


Jayne Chater

Kia ora!


Nau mai, haere mai.
Ko ahau
, Sue maūa ko Jayne ngā Kaiwhakahaere ō Leaderful.
Warm greetings and welcome to our website. We are Jayne and Sue, the Directors of Leaderful.
We hope you will find what you need here and that we can offer you the support and learning that you are seeking for yourself as a woman in leadership or for the women in your organisation.

Ngā manaakitanga
Nā Sue and Jayne

The huia feather in our logo symbolises women’s leadership – powerful and precious. It’s our way of honouring the women who have come before us in Aotearoa, and recognising the action now that lays the groundwork for future women leaders.  Read the full story of our logo here

Why partner with Leaderful? 


We meet you where you're at

We specialise in working with women at all stages of their career and leadership development, from those just starting on their leadership journey to established leaders who are seeking to strengthen and extend their impact and influence.


Belonging & community

We’re advocates for the power of connection, for tapping into the collective knowledge and wisdom, and the value of making time to do this. Our programmes provide opportunities to build connections and a rich professional network with other women leaders to walk alongside and learn from.



Our collective knowledge and expertise, insights and research enable us to develop and deliver programmes that we know work. We’ve worked with a diverse range of women and their leaders to transform organisational culture and equip women with the tools to proactively manage their career and be effective leaders.


Multi-dimensional learning approach

We know that one size doesn’t fit all. Our programmes and initiatives incorporate a range of learning and coaching styles, from 1-to-1 coaching and online learning resources, to in-person and online workshops and peer learning groups, to provide a total support programme.

Not sure what’s right for you or your organisation? Let's kōrero about how we can support you to move forward. 

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