Carol Speirs

Training Associate

Key Skills

  • Motivating, inspiring and developing learners to achieve new goals
  • Experienced in training and development to senior levels
  • Facilitator and leader of groups – able to set direction and complete objectives
  • Proven experience in Organisational Development, in large complex environments
  • Consulting with clients on project requirements, budgets, time frames, delivery platforms and change implementation

Carol has been involved in helping adults learn new skills for over 20 years.  She gets a kick out of taking complex topics and making them interesting to learn.   She is a highly skilled instructional designer, course content creator as well as a facilitator.  Having had a background with new software and corporate wide rollouts she can provide expertise in planning the implementation, upskilling and change management for new processes or software. 

Telling is not learning, so Carol customises the learning solutions to ensure that the most interactive learning methods are used which leads to a transfer of training to on-the-job skills. 

Carol is an MBTI practitioner, has completed the Project Management Professional (PMP) qualification as well as Agile PM. She is DiSC Profiling certified and completed a Decision Making for Leaders course at Mt Eliza Business School.


  • Masters of Education (Adult Education), Massey University
  • BA (Business Psychology), Massey University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Change Management, CIPD/Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Career Counselling, Auckland University of Technology
  • Certificate in Social Studies, Victoria University

Training Programme

Carol leads our training team, for more about our courses, and our current training dates please go to our Training Calendar

Recent Experience

In house Project Management facilitation for a number of our clients including

  • Parliamentary Services
  • Hawkes’ Bay Regional Council
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Maritime New Zealand 
  • ACC
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,
  • Department of Corrections