Meet The Team
Megan is a whirlwind of energy and enthusiasm with more than 16 year’s experience in facilitation, as well as developing, designing and delivering training programmes. She has worked with people in corporate, government and non-profit organisations all over the world, and her passion is working with people who make a real difference in their communities.
An intense curiosity of how people have ideas and how they take them from idea to action, fuels Megan’s special interest in the fields of creativity, innovation, collaborative teamwork and leadership. She is particularly skilled at facilitating problem solving or planning discussions, and knows how to cut through the ‘yeah buts’ that often stop an organisation from moving forward.
In addition to sailing this ship, Megan volunteers with her local branch of Bellyful New Zealand. This on-the-ground volunteering means she knows first-hand the challenges faced by small organisations.
Marketing and Communications
Growing up with Mum (Kerri) at the helm for over a decade, Courtney is well aware of what goes on around here. Developing a passion for philanthropy at a young age, Courtney enjoys working in the non-profit sector. From volunteering to administrating, Courtney desires to make a difference. Studying to be a primary school teacher, she hopes to encourage younger generations to do the same.
Working alongside Rosie, Courtney has officially joining the team as marketing and communications superstar. Born into Generation Z, she brings a fresh perspective to the team, a whole heap of great ideas, and basically keeps the whole place working smoothly. We’d be lost without her.
All Things Administration
Gillian is the new kid on the block who joined our team earlier this year.
Gillian’s responsible for all things admin, helping to keep the balls in the air and the wheels in motion. You’ll speak with Gillian when you ring our office and one of the best parts of her role is hearing about the huge impact and positive change you’re making within your community.
Gillian’s most recent role at social enterprise PressGo, combined her commercial expertise with her passion for helping people with their mental wellbeing and resilience. She also has a seat on the board of a community-based organisation supporting people with long-term mental health conditions or disabilities.
Outside of work, Gillian’s two active boys and outdoorsy husband keep her busy and as a family they love heading to the beach and out on the boat whenever they can.
Facilitator / Trainer / Consultant
Kerri has worked in and for the community sector for over 20 years and was raised in a large family that ‘lived and breathed’ community. Growing up, Kerri’s parents fostered children, provided emergency shelter for vulnerable women, and regularly mentored young people who needed a helping hand. As a result, she can’t imagine working in any other sector.
Kerri has been involved with all sorts of organisations in all sorts of ways. She has worked as a manager, a volunteer and a consultant, and currently volunteers as a trustee for Good Neighbour Aotearoa Charitable Trust. Her passion lies with grass-roots groups who are committed to making a difference, no matter how hard they have to work to make it happen. She is now putting that passion into action by volunteering in the pacific nation of Vanuatu, helping provide education and medical supplies to children in need. You can catch up with Kerri’s adventures on her website www.sailingwithpurpose.com
While Kerri maybe based in the Pacific she is still popping back to Aotearoa to attend visit family, and present at various conferences and speaking engagements. Kerri is described as a dynamic speaker and ‘terrific storyteller’ who engages her audience right from the get-go. Whether she is speaking to 10 people or 100, she has the unique ability to actively include the audience in her presentation. She is a Member of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand and the New Zealand Association of Training and Development. She is also a MSD Approved Capability Mentor and regularly works with organisations one-on-one to help them to the next level.
Carole has worked in the community sector for over 30 years and has an excellent understanding of what makes a good organisation, great. Through various roles in local government, Carole has worked alongside countless organisations providing support from planning to funding, research to dispute resolution, and everything in-between. She is also a long-time volunteer and trustee, and has been actively involved with organisations such as Neighbourhood Support, Council of Social Services, Age Concern and the Youth Arts Trust. She is passionate about supporting groups to reach their potential and has a long list of expertise to share.
Facilitator / Trainer / Consultant
Kat has 15 years leadership experience, mainly in the community sector. Before joining the Exult team, Kat was a Regional Manager with the Heart Foundation, and before that, Chief Executive at Tauranga Riding for the Disabled. Kat has worked for both the charity and local government sectors, and has governance experience with both national and local organisations.
Kat enjoys problem solving, business development and raising the profile of an organisation, but she is most passionate about bringing out the best in people. She gets great satisfaction from supporting organisations to build highly effective, actively engaged, successful teams that produce high performance outcomes. Kat is a strategic thinker who thrives on creating pathways to achieve a vision.
When she’s not travelling to support organisations in the Mid-Lower North Island, Kat lives on a lifestyle block in Tauranga with her husband and two teenage sons. She spends her spare time covered in mud, sweat and horse hair and enjoys fussing over her menagerie of animals.
Lisa has enjoyed art from the first time she picked up a pencil. She excelled in the arts throughout high school and went on to design for a local publishing company. When she became a Mum, she started her own business as a freelance designer, and from there she took on Tonic Magazine. She has enjoyed being Exult’s Graphic Designer for over 30 issues!
As a parent, Lisa volunteers with her children’s school, helping to support their annual Mower Day Fundraiser. She also supports her daughters with their charity based endeavours through the school. Lisa’s love of animals and nature inspired her to live rurally where she tends to chickens, a vegetable garden and enjoys the use of local native bush and rivers.