OUR APPROACH

Altris is all about releasing potential within teams
and their leaders to deliver sustainable results for organisations. We specialise in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching.

THE ALTRIS POINT OF DIFFERENCE

Whether we are delivering an executive coaching programme or a leadership development programme our approach is founded on scientific principles; the science of axiology.

Axiology expands our understanding of the way people make value choices on a day-to-day, moment-by-moment basis. At Altris, we use this understanding to define our programmes by asking ourselves 'If that’s how people think, then coaching and leadership development should reflect that'.

Accelerating Coaching
Our ‘Accelerated Coaching’ programmes, so named because they do exactly that: accelerate coaching, have shown us that leaders are able to bring about significant personal change, in their toughest personal challenges, because they are able to answer the question ‘why?’: why they think, feel and act the way they do.

Leadership Development
In our leadership development programmes, based on tried and tested change management principles, leaders are guided towards an increased awareness of their own natural thinking biases and blind spots. With this awareness, they are able to develop a fully rounded approach to leadership instead of being driven by their innate thinking and behavioural styles. Our approach not only helps leaders to become aware of their blind-spots but gives them a set of guiding principles to support them in becoming better leaders through valuing people, systems, and tasks equally.

OUR VALUES

Everything we do is underpinned by our values:
Sustainability: From sustainable knowledge transfer to our approach to a neutral carbon footprint we believe in totally sustainable solutions in a sustainable world.

Partnership: We work with you to ensure that the solutions we deliver meet your specific needs and culture. To that end our leadership and team development programmes are always tailored.

We are partners of Leadership New Zealand and Women on Boards New Zealand. We also provide pro bono support to the Be Institute.

Spirited: We aim to deliver unique and energetic solutions that you won’t find anywhere else. We are not afraid to say what needs to be said in support of your goals.

Elegant: our approach is engaging, interesting and effective so that the programme we deliver for you is memorable, invigorating and impactful.

Our carboNZero™ certification
At Altris we are proud to be the first coaching and leadership development organisation in New Zealand to achieve carboNZero™ certification. As such we strive to incorporate sustainable business practices into the way we operate, including all of our leadership and team development programmes.

Be Accessible
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We hold a Be Accessible gold rating. Be are an organisation that is striving to create a New Zealand where every person, building and community is truly accessible. We are proud to have supported the Be organisation for the last two years and to be part of the social change that will make a difference in New Zealand

RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)

To be useful, return on investment is measurable. Whether it is an Altris Executive Coaching programme or an Altris Leadership Development programme, we pre-agree with you robust measures of success. Importantly, it doesn’t stop there. These measures are monitored and subsequently reported upon.

Our strapline ‘Releasing Potential’ is somewhat alchemic and magical. However intangible, we can and do measure it.

We work with our clients to co-create meaningful measures using the balanced lenses of Purpose, Process and People. By this we mean that we partner with our clients to identify measures around the intentions of the programme, the processes we will use, as well as the readiness of our participants to engage and the progress they make on their journeys. Because valuing the uniqueness of your people and your organisation underpins everything we do, the pre-agreed measures reflect this uniqueness.

At times, our clients show a reluctance to measure things. In response, ‘the Altris way’ elegantly and tenaciously cuts through this reluctance by using a process which results in motivational and meaningful measures that stand the test of time.

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OUR SOLUTIONS

Altris have a range of specialised Leadership Development and Executive Coaching solutions.
We believe that each leader, team and organisation
is unique and therefore the solutions we deliver
must be distinctive.

Leadership and Team Development Programmes

Our programmes can be delivered in two parts. First, each one is built on change management principles and is designed to change the way that organisations operate through better leadership. The second is the science of axiology which provides an understanding of the drivers behind individual thinking styles and decision-making processes.

The Altris High Performing Teams Programme (HPT)
Our belief is that for teams to be high performing, they need to be designed that way. Our programmes can be delivered in two parts.

The first part works with the team to develop a common purpose and shared values, an appreciation of the team’s unique mix of people, and an alignment of the roles and practices needed to achieve the team’s goals.

The second part focuses on the role of the leader in creating high performing teams. We take the leader on a journey beginning with understanding and aligning the team’s and the leader’s purpose with organisational goals, through to specific skill development (feedback, coaching, motivation and delegation) built on a foundation of understanding themselves and others. Programmes are typically 9 - 12 months to allow time to embed learning into everyday leadership practice.

One-Off Development Workshops
Our bespoke facilitated sessions are delivered to meet your needs. Stand-alone modules can be delivered at team events, conferences, workshops etc:
• Understanding Behaviours
• Thinking as a Team
• Understanding our Motivation
• Developing Team Purpose
• Making the most of meetings
• Relationship Equity

Introverted Leaders
The myth exists that leaders must be vibrant, charismatic and able to make a speech at the drop of a hat. This is the myth of the extrovert leader. But where does this leave introverts? We help introverted individuals to explore how they can thrive as leaders, learn to harness their natural talents and be seen to lead with credibility and authenticity.

The Female Leader
We’ve introduced the Altris Female Leader Programme which supports existing, emerging and aspiring female leaders.

Find out more here.

Executive Coaching

Accelerated Executive Coaching
Executive coaching is a key element in the success of many high performing leaders and it is no surprise that working with an experienced coach is a sought-after solution for modern leaders looking for the last 10% of performance that they need.

Our Accelerated Executive Coaching approach begins with an understanding of the leader's unique thinking and behavioural styles. Coaching then focuses on developing clarity of purpose and a clear plan of action. This is a tailored and flexible package aimed at providing the tools for successful ongoing leadership at a senior level.



Accelerated High Potential Executive Coaching
Talent management is a top strategic HR issue for organisations seeking to improve leadership capability and ensure long-term business success. Providing executive development for high potential leaders is a key part of this strategy.

Altris’ High Potential Executive Coaching is an intensive programme that offers a unique suite of insight tools and the support of a network of experienced coaches to ensure that the leaders of tomorrow stay ahead of their game.

Accelerated On-Boarding
On-Boarding is a proven investment that accelerates the transition of a new leader into an organisation and ensures success in the crucial first 90 days.

The Altris On-Boarding programme is a total support package focused on building capability and avoiding the potential risks that many senior executives face during this early period.



Executive On-Track
Our On-Track Executive programme builds on the leader's previous Executive Coaching programme outcomes. It is delivered to work with their style, pace and working environment to deliver appropriate and supportive contact in a time-effective way which helps them draw from their insights, brand, and leadership purpose developed over a previous accelerated coaching programme.

This support programme allows the leader to check in when needed, maintain contact with their coach to keep their objectives top of mind and have a number of scheduled meetings over the duration of the programme.

The Altris Coaching Culture Programme

Many organisations strive to introduce a coaching culture because they believe (rightly, in our opinion) that a coaching culture is one way to gain a competitive advantage by harnessing the inherent capability of the people in the organisation. Most have failed in doing so because what they rolled out was a standard training approach to culture change.

At Altris, we believe that the key is to treat the introduction of a coaching culture as a change programme built on solid principles from start to finish. Unlike other delivery models, which are just training programmes, this approach will guarantee the best chance of long term success.

We believe that setting the coaching culture programme up well at the start creates the best opportunity for success so each of our programmes has a built in 'Blueprint' phase to initiate the journey and engage the organisation.

Our view is that an organisation cannot develop a coaching culture unless it first has a feedback culture. We have observed that training leaders in coaching before people have an ‘invitation to coach’ does not deliver results and our programmes are therefore structured in stages so that feedback processes are embedded before coaching skills are introduced.

Once started, our philosophy is akin to that of a journey beginning with tools, techniques and models and a structured, systematic approach to coaching. As the coaching journey progresses, we use staged learning principles to challenge new coaches so that their thinking evolves and expands into a greater awareness of self and the attitudes required of an effective coach.

OUR PEOPLE

ALTRIS IS ALL ABOUT RELEASING POTENTIAL

We deliver coaching based programms for organisations, teams and leaders. Whilst we deliver a tailored approach to meet the unique needs of your business we have a number of key programmes that we build on.

Jayne Muller


“People fascinate me! We are all so unique, we are motivated in many different ways, and different things drive us to succeed. What inspires me is finding out what truly makes us tick and using coaching to make a difference to our everyday lives. To make a change affects us individually; it affects our families, our peers and the companies we work for…It’s worth doing something about!”

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Martin Fenwick


“I really enjoy making a difference. I believe that if leadership thinking and capability evolves to its highest level, then the organisation grows too, producing better results and better lives, ultimately bettering the nation as a whole. I relish those times when you see an individual raising their game as a result of an Altris experience, and knowing that this will help them to go on and make a difference themselves.”

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Kelly Samson


“I’m passionate about empowering people to be their best, to achieve more than they thought possible. I support clients to realise their full goals and aspirations and then grow, stretch and develop to achieve these.  As a coach I serve clients to live authentically, create excitement, confidence, motivation and to ignite their self-belief. My aim is to support you, challenge you, offer fresh perspectives and generate solutions to empower you to positively move forward in your life and career.”

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Douglas Lang


“I believe that we all have the ability to achieve much more than we currently do. I work as a coach to provide the support and space for my clients to identify what they really want to achieve and to support them in working through how they will achieve that. I aim to make a difference to people’s lives and the businesses they work in, and as a result, to the lives of others they come into contact with.”

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Suzi McAlpine


Suzi is our associate coach based in the South Island.
“I believe that people can find the best outcomes and make progress if you predominantly let them find their own solutions, rather than telling them what to do. The way I see it, most of the time we do have the answers ourselves, we just need the 'space' to reflect and to be asked the right questions. Coaching is such a powerful tool for positive change and professional support. It’s one of the coolest jobs in the world to be a part of such a compelling development process.”

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Anna Gibbons


“I’m in my ‘happy place’ and ‘zone’ when working with individuals re-discovering their inner purpose and making changes to enhance their lives. We already have everything we need inside of us to ‘reconnect’ and to be able to live in our ‘zone’ but at times we all deserve the opportunity to reflect and clarify our sense of direction and balance. I’m especially passionate about the journey of parenthood. Right from pregnancy, juggling a new born and all those post-natal changes, as well as right through to the dynamically challenging role with school aged children and teenagers. We must become masters of change to handle the ride of ‘being a parent’.”

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  • " We have had some very significant improvements in our latest Staff Survey results particularly in the areas that are affected by quality coaching and feedback being applied. "

    Director Finance & Corporate Services, Environment Canterbury



  • " The questioning technique Altris employed soon made it clear that I had the majority of the answers at my disposal. "

    National Sales Manager, Coca-Cola Amatil NZ



  • " The process Altris guided me through has really helped pave the way for me to move forward. "

    Project Manager, Telecom NZ



  • " I am amazed at the significant progress we made in such a short time. "

    National Marketing Manager, IAG NZ


  • " Clarity of thought, purpose and the motivation to achieve the goals required.

    What more can be asked for? "

    Group Merchandise Manager, Foodstuffs


  • " From the start the Altris team have acted as a true partner – learning the nuances of our business, assisting in isolating the key challenges and developing a leadership programme tailored to achieving the identified outcomes. "

    General Manager and Vice-President, Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions


  • " Altris delivered high quality workshops and were thorough in their follow up. They used a comprehensive measurement process to demonstrate a number of significant changes that had been made as a result of the programme. "

    Springer Healthcare


  • " The Altris coaching experience has given me amazing clarity over who I am professionally and what this means for my career. My increased sense of purpose has provided tangible benefits for both myself personally, my organisation and the people with whom I work. "

    General Manager, Genesis Energy


  • " Altris have high calibre executive coaches and I found the programme of great benefit for my own personal development, as well as being more effective in achieving organisational goals. An excellent leadership development programme. "

    CFO, Competenz



  • " I have noticed a significant lift in energy and focus from the SLT, both in our meetings and also in the interactions the GMs are having with their staff. "

    CEO, Electricity Authority



  • " The Altris leadership programme opened my eyes (and ears) to the importance of leading and coaching my staff. "

    GM, Electricity Authority

  • " The Altris programme helped us achieve an increased level of self-awareness. Our team communication has improved, and we have developed a greater tolerance of our differences as individuals. We have moved from being a newly formed team to a high performing team, with greater role clarity as a team and as individual leaders. "

    CEO, Financial Markets Authority

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For enquiries about our Leadership and Team Development programmes please contact:
Martin Fenwick – martin@altris.co.nz or 021 823 001
Jayne Muller – jayne@altris.co.nz or 021 779 967

For enquiries about The Female Leader programme contact thefemaleleader@altris.co.nz

For enquiries about our Executive Coaching programmes
please contact:

Auckland:
Douglas Lang – douglas@altris.co.nz or 021 321 488
Jayne Muller – jayne@altris.co.nz or 021 779 967
Kelly Samson – kelly@altris.co.nz or 027 555 5907


Wellington:
Martin Fenwick – martin@altris.co.nz or 021 823 001
Suzi McAlpine – suzi@altris.co.nz or 021 839 141

For enquiries about our Recruitment Support packages please contact Carl Davies carl@altris.co.nz or 021 587 008

Talk to us: theteam@altris.co.nz

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