Audrey Trotman (left) with her daughter

Audrey Trotman – Capable NZ 2017-2018

Bachelor of Applied Management, Māori Organisational Leadership (with Distinction)

My journey with Capable NZ started in 2017. Before the journey, I treated my experiences – both professional and personal – as unrelated and random in nature. Through a process of critical reflection undertaken in partnership with my amazing facilitator I was able to clearly see that all of my career choices reflected a commitment to Māori development and within that context I had developed and demonstrated legitimate leadership skills and frameworks. With real clarity, I now see and value the distinct nature of my contribution to Te Ao Māori.

The Capable NZ journey is a commitment to understand ones self. It is one that is challenging and complex but for those willing to do the work, it is a journey of self discovery like no another.

Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Pursue excellence – should you stumble, let it be to a lofty mountain