About

Alex Smith

A theme of Trust runs through all his work, supporting individuals to develop trust in self, in relationship with colleagues and teams, across organisations, with clients, customers and suppliers. Alex focuses on the balance and connections between an individual’s development, their team and the organisational context / goals. Alex is particularly interested in raising awareness for how unseen systemic forces in organisational life frequently get in the way of effective leadership. This systemic perspective of human organisational dynamics is largely influenced by the work of Barry Oshry in whose work Alex has been accredited since 2004. Alex trained in Human Resource Management and Organisational Development in the UK, working predominantly in financial and professional services. He is an AoEC accredited executive coach, a member of the CIPD, EMCC and ICC. Having worked 10 years with PwC he established his own UK based consulting business in 2006. In 2012 Alex moved his consulting practice to Auckland NZ where he is now permanently resident. Alex has co created and delivered management and leadership development programmes in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe. His clients have included Arup, Camelot (National Lottery), Cornwall County Council, VSO, The Outward Bound Trust, PwC, Grant Thornton, Anthony Collins Solicitors, UK Sport, LeasePlan, Southwark and Lambeth Social Services. Alex is acknowledged for the energy, enthusiasm and fun he brings to his work. He balances support with empathy, respect and challenge, providing incisive feedback and allowing difficult conversations to happen. He brings powerful insight and intuition to his work. Alex has two young daughters and a Kiwi wife. He is passionate about choral singing and is a keen gardener. Helping his daughter’s Sea Scout Troup gives welcome time on and around water. He is currently training as a Rugby referee. Alex is an experienced executive educator, coach and facilitator with over 24 years experience of people and organisational development. He specialises in leadership development, leadership team effectiveness, management development and the creation of trust based business partnerships and collaborations.

Instrument Accreditations

Leadership Circle, LSI. Kantor Baseline Behavioural Profile