Lynn Bray

New Zealand Based, Works Globally
New Zealand Based, Works Globally
Quotes From Lynn:

“Trust” is the operating system that influences and impacts organizational effectiveness, efficiency, communication, relationships and credibility. Trust requires consistent modelling of integrity, courage and reciprocal faith in people’s intention and behaviors.

Coaching Background

Having had success working at senior executive level within managing national teams, Lynn began coaching eleven years ago and is committed to assisting businesses globally to grow their biggest business asset – their people. This will enable the success of their business today and tomorrow as they develop future leaders.

Her success has come from being able to develop specific coaching and workshops for individuals or teams across all levels of the organization. By aligning behavior and attitudes of those who impact and influence others, to the organizational values and strategic goals, trust is either restored or enhanced resulting in greater engagement and individual ownership of outcomes.

    Professional Experience

  • Executive Coach – 2005-2016
  • Corporate Coach U Licensed Facilitator of Corporate Coaching Clinic
  • ICFA Member – Current & ICFA Past President Canterbury
  • CPIT Tutor Sales Management 2006-2009

    Professional Experience

  • Coach U Graduate
  • Licensed Facilitator of the LSI 360° Feedback, Human Synergistics
  • Myers Briggs Personality Type Graduate & Trainer (Step I, Step II)
  • Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
  • Mt Eliza Business Leadership Programme, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma Business Studies in Personal Financial Planning

Calder Stewart Industries Signwise Christchurch Christchurch Boys High School
BDO Christchurch Alpine Energy Wyma Solutions
Constructure Iron Bridge Real Estate Housing New Zealand
Arthritis NZ Canterbury Health Board NZTA
IAG NZ Nurses Association Dept of Internal Affairs
Pegasus Engineering KamoMarsh Landscaping WAMC
Meridian Energy Perpetual Value Tyres Ltd
Taylor Shaw Gough Group Dept of Internal Affairs
Statistics NZ PGG Wrightson Octa Associates
Beca General Cable NZ Arc Innovations
My Office Landcare Research Firewatch NZ
Lewis Barrow Ltd Ainger Tomlin Natcoll Design Technology
Honey Pot Café Primo Painters Homestead Health
NZ Funds
“I have been working with Lynn over the past few years in Professional Coaching/Leadership Development. The past 2 years have been challenging for me both professionally and personally – Lynn’s ability to coach and assist with providing the format to find the solutions within to meet those challenges, as well as providing assistance in developing individual skills, has been exemplary.
With Lynn’s assistance I undertook an LSI self-development programme which has provided fantastic results for me in my professional role but also in my personal life. This has made me a better person when working with my team, achieving improved results for the business overall, but also ensuring I make the most of ‘my time’.
I have found Lynn a pleasure to work with. Her coaching techniques and ability to uncover the underlying obstruction to achievement of particular goals is impressive. Lynn is very approachable, calm and encouraging. I found her structured and practical coaching methods easy to understand and apply. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lynn to anyone who wants to develop their Leadership skills.
A big thank you Lynn and I look forward to continuing to work with you.”
Adrian Mathieson, Regional Manager, Calder Stewart Industries, Christchurch
“2013 has been an exciting year for us with the opportunity to work closely with Lynn on up-skilling our management teams. Her down to earth approach, her ability to connect on a practical level with no airy fairy “bs” has been invaluable in establishing credibility within our “boys in boots” construction environment. I have particularly enjoyed watching the light bulb moments followed by leaping into and embracing the new skills learned. No matter the nature of your workplace, Lynn’s pragmatic business focus will assist with not only empowering your people, but the end result is certain to make a positive impact on your bottom line“
Denise Cooper, HR Manager , Calder Stewart Industries
During 2013 Lynn ran four consecutive four hour workshops around values, building trust, managing change and must importantly, building resilience, for the administration team’s two day conference for 350 people. Lynn has also run four workshops with the people leaders, building on outcomes of the two day conference. She is also one on one coaching nursing staff around managing conflict and is to be the keynote speaker at the Nurses Association conference in 2014.
Canterbury District Health Board
“As you know, when I first came to see you a couple of years back, I was not reaching targets and certainly wasn’t receiving quarterly bonuses. After a number of fortnightly face to face and phone coaching sessions i starting to build up my arsenal of tools and more importantly change my mind set which has ultimately transformed my career.
After applying the material and mind set you gave me I started moving from a newbee in sales to a confident professional. After three years my income has gone from struggling to meet minimum standards to having increased by 400% and tomorrow I’ll receive a quarterly bonus of 1.5 times higher than my first year’s income!!
So thanks again for great coaching and for again reminding me that even though things have come on in leaps and bounds, the importance of continuing the coaching to reach the ‘unconscious competence’ and ultimately ‘mastery’ stages.”
Paul Foster, Sales Partner,, Iron Bridge Real Estate Ltd, Auckland
“Lynn’s coaching and the directed training delivered helped our BDO Audit team reach a performance index of 82.3 and engagement of 66.7 in 2011 JRA Best Place to Work survey. This compares with a performance index of 63.5 and engagement score of 14.3 in 2007. Overall the BDO Christchurch Audit team engagement score rose from 21 out of 25 teams in 2007 to 2nd out of 48 teams in 2011”
Darren Evans , Partner BDO
“I have been seeing Lynn for the past two years for coaching. I have found this to be very beneficial, both in my professional and personal life. One of my biggest achievements this year has been losing 80kgs with Lynn’s encouragement. I have also just recently been promoted to Assistant Manager at my workplace and as part of my next step in my career, I will be required to attract clients and develop relationships. I have had limited experience in this area and Lynn has been very helpful in assisting my development of these skills. Time management and organisation has always been an impediment to my success, but with Lynn’s help, I have developed effective strategies to overcome this. I have found my time working with Lynn to date of great benefit and am thankful that my firm has provided me with this opportunity.”
James Peck, BDO