Steven Colligan

Steven is an Executive Coach and Mentor who works with individuals to develop their leadership skill set in order to maximise individual and team performance and create new, effectual behaviours.


Areas of Expertise


  • Leadership coaching and mentoring
  • Capability building
  • Change management
  • Human resources transformation
  • Talent management
  • Behavioural change




Steven is an Executive Coach and Mentor He has worked with executives at CEO and CFO level and with senior divisional and functional executives in a range of industries including retail, education, engineering, manufacturing, law, banking, IT, property services and government, based in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Canada and USA. Steven is passionate about assisting organisations and individuals attract, develop and retain talent while fostering environments and culture to support performance at the highest level.


Business Background and Experience


Steven has a strong leadership background having held a range of senior roles in both small and large organisations and has led extensive OD/HR and change projects as well as executive leadership programs in New Zealand, Australia, The United Kingdom, USA and Canada.


With over 25 years of experience in Change Management, Organisational Development (OD) and Human Resources (HR), Steven brings considerable experience to his role as an Executive Coach and Mentor.




Steven works with individuals to develop their leadership skill set in order to maximise individual and team performance, build resilience and navigate change whilst ultimately, improving business outcomes.


Drawing on current and evidence-based research in psychology, culture, and management strategies, Steven works with leaders to create new, effectual behaviours and processes that will lead to sustainable, high performance results.


Qualifications and Memberships


  • Registered Psychotherapist Member of NZ Association of Psych
  • Education: Masters (Health Science); PostGradDip (Psych)
  • Diagnostics: LSI, MBTI, Firo B, Leadership Behavioural Profile, Hogan Assessments


Recent Client Engagements


  • Directors of Faculties, Education " major NZ University national transition program, new structures, processes and people. Support existing and new senior leaders through change and transformation.
  • National GM, Finance " coached new national GM to adapt their thinking to the wider strategic imperative of a significantly wider more responsible role.
  • Partners, Law " national leadership program to implement new leadership and business development competencies. Partners coached one on one to adapt their thinking and behaviours to a new service delivery model.
  • Head of Marketing & Comms, Government " worked in support of a high potential individual recently promoted to a key leadership role with high visibility of results. ¬†Significant stakeholder relationships with senior cabinet ministers.