Greg Kirk, Executive Coach, and his business Goggles On! focus on improving employment/business relationships through executive coaching and facilitated workshops. Greg has nurtured leaders on both sides of the globe as a lawyer, manager and confidant. He enjoys simplifying the complex and allowing others the space to build their confidence.
Greg brings 20 years of experience in employment law, employment relations and human resources to his coaching practice and the workshops he facilitates. Greg grew up in Stratford, studied Law and Psychology at Otago University, managed the Taranaki branch of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (now Business Central), was an employment lawyer in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and led Human Resources teams at the Taranaki District Health Board and New Plymouth District Council.
Greg’s strengths include building quick rapport with client’s, getting a deeper understanding of an individual or team’s work environment and using an approach of reflective practice (asking questions to allow client’s to reflect on their own abilities and strengths) to develop their self-awareness of the impact they have in the work place.
Greg’s facilitation experience:
- Design and delivery of workshops in-house covering all aspects of the employment/business relationship from best practice recruitment to succession planning.
- Facilitation of strategic planning sessions with leadership teams.
- 1:1 and group executive coaching.
- Co-facilitator (2015) and Facilitator (2016) of the Taranaki Legacy Leadership Development Programme (9-day community leadership programme)
- Licensee Trainer for Blanchard International NZ (organisational and leadership development), 2012-2015.
- Approved facilitator with PD Training (global training company) since 2015.
- Accredited instructor of Edward de Bono Six Thinking Hats® workshop since 2015.
- A trained Business Mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand;
- An Accredited Capability Mentor with the Ministry of Social Development;
- An Approved Coaching Provider for the Department of Conservation.
Greg is based out of New Plymouth, Taranaki, where he lives with his twin sons, Marlon and Willow.