Loretta Brown B.A., MSW (Hons)
NZCMC Director & Lead Coach
A leadership expert and executive coach, Loretta specialises in the development of strategy and leadership capacity in public, private and non-profit organisations. Throughout her career, she has been involved in leadership roles and has been a company director for 12 years. This provides her a sound understanding of the leadership landscape of a commercial environment.
Loretta has been a strategic sounding board for senior managers for over 20 years. Her specialty is working with decision makers who tend to be too busy but are ready to take the next step up. She helps people have more fun, build successful results focused teams and to create profitable, ethical organisations. She is passionate about high quality professional development of leaders in service to organisations and communities.
Loretta has been developing leaders in one to one coaching engagements, as well as within executive leadership programmes. As Corporate Programe Director at the New Zealand Leadership Institute, University of Auckland, Business School, she has led long‐term leadership development programmes with organisations from every sector.
Loretta holds a MA of Social Work. She has been instrumental in developing the coaching and mentoring profession in New Zealand, advocating ethical and professional practice and is founder of the New Zealand Coaching and Mentoring Centre. Her considerable knowledge and experience has been recognized with the achievement of a Master Coach accreditation from EMCC (European Coaching Mentoring Council)
She lives in New Zealand, enjoys spending time with her family, swimming in the ocean and growing vegetables at home on Waiheke Island. Loretta is greatful to be living in a safe and abundant part of the world.
Selected client organisations:
AMP, Human Right Commission, Westpac, Vector, NZ Trade and Enterprise, NZ Herald, APN, Education Review Office, PWC, HSBC, Ernst Young, Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind, NZ Open Polytechnic, DB Breweries, AMP, Auckland District Health Board, Victim Support, Piritahi Marae, Zurich, Cellarmasters Wines
"Loretta's coaching provided an incredibly optimistic, stabilising influence. Loretta re-framed my perspective, she encouraged me to follow my dreams, ...go see Loretta!"
Craig Morrison | Ex CEO | Southern Cross Travel Insurance
"I highly recommend Loretta, Having someone to talk to who could help me reflect on my leadership and plan approaches to some of the challenges I faced was hugely beneficial. As a new CEO I really appreciated her reassurances and guiding approach. Loretta had a great ability to help me unravel an issue to reveal the core components and then package it back up as a planned course of action."
Claudine Young | CEO | Canteen
"Every now and then, when you are in need of the right guidance, someone special steps into your path. If you are fortunate that person will clear away any of your confusion, encouraging a new clarity and purpose to emerge. I experienced that fortune following my recovery from cancer and job redundancy. I met Loretta Brown, Director at NZ Coaching and Mentor Centre, and she connected with me immediately, drawing out my leadership qualities and mentoring skills. With care, she identified and then nurtured the very attributes I was about to call upon to launch my new career of mentoring. When it counted the most, Loretta made the difference."
Martin Crowe | Former NZ Cricketer, leader and mentor
Loretta, to say that I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited greatly from our conversations would be an understatement. Thank you
Adam Heath | Executive General Manager |Suncorp Group
"I have worked with Loretta and have found the time spent very beneficial. Loretta has also worked with some of my executive team and they too have gained real value. I have seen positive changes in strategic and leadership capacity as a result."
John Dalzell |Ex CEO | Auckland Waterfront
"Loretta is an exceptional executive coach. As a consequence of my conversations with Loretta I have been able to better appreciate and understand what I’ve needed to do to remain fresh, “at the top of my game” and performing, in a long term CE role."
Rob Warriner | CEO | Walsh Trust
"I am incapable of describing what Loretta does as a coach, because her touch is deft and scarcely discernible - I suggest that is a measure of her skill. I am undoubtedly the CEO I became because of Loretta."
Stephen Carr | CEO | Trinity Schools Trust Board NZ
"Through my coaching conversations with Loretta over a year, I have increased my strategic capacity and am now able to work effectively in much larger roles"
Max Murray | Country Lead | Origin Energy NZ
"Loretta has worked with our executive team for the past year. She has conducted a 360 feedback process, coached the individuals and undertaken team effectiveness days with our group. As executive leaders, we have grown individually and we are operating more collaboratively and effectively as a united team and at a much higher strategic level. Despite many changes facing our business our work with Loretta has enabled us to step up in our leadership and our outputs".
Charlaine Barnfarther | Director HR | Origin Energy NZ
"Loretta's coaching skills are exceptional. She is easy to discuss issues with due to her experience and provides useful stories/insights on business issues and challenges”
Bryan Cherry | General Manager | New Zealand Wine Cellars