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The Alternative Board Wellington
Provider of business advice and coaching solutions to business owners, CEO’s, and managing directors in Wellington. Our business owner Advisory Boards expands your thinking beyond your particular industry providing new perspectives to spur new ways of doing business based on real-world experience, we encourage and empower our members to achieve their business and personal visions.
Wellington Business Coach
Born and bred in Wellington, Daryl is passionate about the prosperity of his home city, the performance of its business sector and of its rugby team, The Hurricanes.
His diverse business background spans more than 35 years including both Wellington and international businesses. He has been involved in a range of sectors from transport to inbound tourism, recruitment to technology-based marketing.
Company Directorships, CEO and Board Chairman positions have given him a wealth of experience in understanding the differences between the governance and operational aspects of a business.
Daryl guided two major companies significantly impacted by the GFC and the Christchurch earthquake from imminent failure to a bright new future. Several businesses Daryl has directed have been recognised as industry leaders, one of which was specifically acknowledged for its contribution to the Wellington economy.
He says “I’m particularly passionate about businesses that recognise their people as being their most valuable asset and helping them lift performance through people-led business growth.”
Outside work, if it has wheels, Daryl will want to drive it or ride it, thanks to his lifetime involvement with motorsport. He adds: “There are many lessons to learn from sport, particularly team performance, that carry over into business”.
Wellington Business Coach
Alastair is a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a qualified arbitrator and mediator and an associate member of AMINZ and was the Member of Parliament for Wairarapa until 2020.
With a background in economic and financial risk management Alastair enjoys contributing so that businesses and other entities are more likely to succeed. He has contributed to strategies and outcomes of both large and smaller businesses, often by asking the simple questions. Alistair is a team player, and can bring groups of divergent views to a consensus to make progress, even if in small steps. As a trained mediator, he knows collaboration and communication will grow the pie.
Alistair’s experience as a banker, an exporter, a board member and a Member of Parliament has given him many experiences in governance and leadership which he uses in his role as a facilitator and business coach with The Alternative Board.
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