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Leadership. Deliberately.
Helping you to lead deliberately in unpredictable times.

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I’m a trusted mentor, guide and catalyst for leaders and change makers. With 25+ years in the people game, my expertise is all about cutting through to get to what matters, and bringing energy and fresh thinking to get people unstuck and moving forward.

What does it
mean to
lead deliberately?

Like it or not, we live in interesting times. 
They are times of danger and uncertainty, 
but they are also more open to 
the creative energy of men 
than any other time in history.

Robert Kennedy said that back in 1966 (when you could say ‘men’ and mean ‘everyone’). It’s still true today. We live in interesting, unpredictable times. When stuff is messy and turbulent, we need leadership that’s grounded and wise. I call that deliberate leadership.

Leading deliberately means:

  • knowing who you are and what you stand for. 
  • acting with purpose and vision from that grounded place. 
  • having the wisdom and perspective to lead through the messiness of uncertainty. 
  • having the confidence to know you have a lot to offer while having the humility to know that you’re not at the centre of it all.

In te reo Māori, to lead deliberately is ki te āta arahi. That literally means ‘to guide carefully’. That’s right.

We need leadership that guides us by connecting us together, and brings us up. We need leadership with the depth to inspire the collective brilliance to create new ways. We need leadership like this so we can move beyond noisy distractions and get on with doing the work that truly matters.

That’s why we need deliberate leadership.

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To grow as leaders, we need to create the right combination of safety and stretch. Digby delivers powerful, memorable experiences to help you find your way to lead with depth. 

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Wherever you are in the leadership journey, here’s how Digby can help:

Book a Workshop

Equip your people with the practical skills and mindsets to lead deliberately every day.

Join a Programme

Develop your peoples’ ability to get above the fray, find their voice, and lead with depth. You can view Change Makers here and Accelerate Strategic here.

Book Digby for Speaking

Inspire your audience to rise to what’s possible.

Engage Digby as your Leadership Team’s Coach

Engage Digby to work with your senior leadership team to become world-class.

Inquire About Individual Mentoring

A limited opportunity for leaders who want to level up to work with Digby in one-on-one and small group settings.

Take The Course

Learn concrete skills to help you discern your purpose, build your confidence and grow your influence.

Build Your Toolkit

Access a wealth of resources to help you lead with depth.

Make your mark with more impact and less drama.

Change Makers brings together leaders and mangers to learn, grow and navigate the challenges of making change happen.

We’re the type of people who can see a better future for our communities, our organisations, and for ourselves. Together, we support and stretch each other to make the impact we want to make with change while living a life by design.

Change Makers is designed to be both a structured programme and a thriving community. Participants get a practical set of tools and strategies that they can apply from the get-go. And, more importantly, they'll get to connect and build relationships with some incredible people who will help accelerate your mission, stimulate your growth and expand your perspectives.

Choose your Change Makers path below.

Change Makers Foundation

Our flagship programme open to all aspiring Change Makers. Next cohort intake: February 2024
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Change Makers In-house

Our flagship programme adapted for your organisation

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Change Makers GO!

The best bits, adapted for you to access at your own pace

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“Through Change Makers I’ve gone from being restless and scattered about where I want to put my energy to being crystal clear about the change I want to see. Now I’ve got that clarity I am really focused and committed to the change contribution I want to make, now and in the future. A critical ingredient of Change Makers is the tribe. I’m now part of a team that supports, encourages, challenges and shares in each others’ change agendas. This has to be the best part of the programme!”

Gillian Brookes, Building Flexible Workspace.

“Change Makers is unlike any other development programme I have experienced before. Digby has cultivated a network of people who are all motivated to make change happen, and given us the space and tools to really push the boundaries of our thinking. It’s an opportunity to grow your personal and professional resilience, to grow and challenge ideas, and to connect with an inspirational and supportive group of people”

Claire Baillie, Manager Communications, Ministry for Culture and Heritage

“The Change Makers tribe relishes uniqueness, welcomes different perspectives, and maximises our diversity. I look forward to every Change Makers workout and the opportunity it provides to ‘step off the world’ for a day, refocus, reset, then enter again more refreshed, purposeful and invigorated"

Lisa Allen - Coach, Facilitator, Contractor

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A community for
making change

Whatever Change Makers experience you choose, you’ll not only get the programme, you’ll join a thriving community.

Change Makers Co-Lab is our platform to keep you connected and learning with other like-minded Change Makers across all walks of life. Like you, they’re keen to learn, willing to share, and value the power of connection.

You get lifetime membership to Co-Lab when you sign up to so you can keep moving, embed your new habits, and maintain accountability.

Change Makers on Co-Lab

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.

My success is not mine alone, it is the success of the collective.

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Change Makers make the future.
Be one of them.

We get to choose our futures. Do we shrink back and play it safe, or do we learn how to adapt, lean in to discomfort and rise above, paving the way for others to do the same? This book is about the second choice. Your call.

If you’re asking “how can I change how stuff gets done around here?” “How can I make a difference?” “How can I learn to say no?” or “How do I get traction and make my mark?” then this book is for you.

This book will help you to sharpen your focus, amplify your voice, play it a little less safe, build your network, and get the traction on your change agenda that you’ve been looking for.

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