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Margi Luzanycia

International Certified ICC Coach Trainer
Certified ICC Coach

My 25 years of experience has been gleaned in senior leadership positions in a NASDAQ listed technology business, global professional services, large scale public sector as well as running my own consulting business. In all roles the driving passion has been the same - enabling people to be the best version of themselves and to take the courage to be that. It’s particularly rewarding working with Executive leaders where the impact back into an organisation makes a real positive difference.

I joined ilume in 2016 from Auckland Council where I led the People & Capability Business Partner function – working in the Super City senior leadership team after the biggest and most complex merger in New Zealand's local government and corporate history. It was breathtakingly ambitious - eight councils broken down and reassembled into one new Super City with assets worth $29 billion and annual revenues of $3.1 billion. The leadership challenges were complex, and under public scrutiny. As the trusted advisor to Executive and Senior Leadership, it required strong judgment, courage and business savvy to help navigate the people and culture challenges for an 11,000 strong organization. It was an extraordinary opportunity and I loved it.

It was, however, my time at PwC as People & Culture Director that led me to the power of coaching in an organization. Here I was introduced to ilume, attended the Coach Training Program and became an accredited coach. It was a life-changing experience. It grew me as an HR Director to have the courage needed to transform the culture of an organization - people before process and leaders as coaches. It also shaped the strategy to initiate a coaching culture into the NZ firm which is still in place today. With it you can turn an organization powerfully towards a thriving culture with high engagement, strong accountability and governance. Success follows you in this space.

As Head of HR for Bottomline Technologies Europe (BTE), I contributed to a great success story as we became one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK. We rapidly went from a privately managed business to a key profit and cash driver within a NASDAQ quoted international group. My proudest moment was winning the “Investor in People” UK accreditation which recognizes business transformation through people. BTE have retained the accreditation and won gold status in 2012 – a wonderful legacy.

As part of the ilume team my desire is to generate prosperity for NZ by helping our leaders reach a new level, whilst building thriving places to work and the next generation of leaders behind them.

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