John Laurent

John is the principal of Action Learning Limited.

He has over 15 years experience in training and organization development consulting in New Zealand. Originally a recruitment consultant running his own firm John made the change to training and development to widen his experience in helping people and become more closely involved with client organisations.

His work includes:

  • Coaching senior and middle managers and professionals
  • Culture development strategy planning and implementation rollout
  • Continuous improvement initiation with an emphasis on employee engagement
  • Training in management, leadership and personal effectiveness
  • Conflict resolution and team development

John is an associate fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand and has been a member since 1982.

Favourite quotes

This one is a neat summary of my approach...

"The difference between people who exercise initiative and those who don't is literally the difference between night and day. I'm not talking about a 25 to 50 percent difference in effectiveness; I'm talking about a 5000 plus difference, particularly if they are smart, aware and sensitive to others." -Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

However, this one is a personal favourite...

"I never met the man I didn't like." - Will Rogers

Contact John on 027 4505505 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Associate - Jo Macleod

Jo is an Associate of Action Learning Ltd operating her own consulting practice. A professional practitioner with over 20 years of consulting experience with with a range of clients on people and organisational projects and issues. Graduated with MA in Industrial Pscyhology from Canterbury University, Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from Massey University 2001.

  • SHL specialist, qualified and experienced in using all SHL assessment tools and products

Also very experienced in Human Resources Consulting including:

  • Review of company HR function to meet best practice
  • Competency identification for any role
  • Design and implementation of all HR processes and documentation, including recruitment and selection, performance review, training needs analysis, career development, coaching
  • HR research including attrition studies, talent identification, candidate search
  • Coaching/ advising managers on HR issues
  • Development of HR policies

Previously worked with Xerox in Senior Human Resource positions in New Zealand and UK and in various consulting roles in KPMG and other professional organisations. Experienced in working at CEO and Senior Management level on projects , with SME's as well as with grass roots staff.

Contact Jo phone 09 378 1302 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it