Testimonials

Maheesha Kottegoda

Web Product Manager,

Digital Experience,

Inland Revenue

Frances is a warm and pragmatic operator. When I have sought her advice, I have found her to have an impressive breadth of technical HR knowledge, coupled with an intuitive ability to apply it to gain the desired effect. 

​She is an authority in her field, adept at communicating and navigating complex scenarios. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to my fellow leaders and close friends.

Becky Sharp

National Sales Manager,

Consumer Health Care NZ, Sanofi

Frances prioritises understanding your values and goals so that every session is highly valuable. She works with you to develop relevant and simple action plans that will challenge your thinking and uncover motivating ‘gems of thought'.

When we reflected on what we achieved in 6 months, it as a phenomenal amount and accelerated the progression towards my goals.

Chief Operating Officer

Medium sized NZ Organisation

Frances helped me to dig down and get a really good understanding of what success looked like for me personally.

It was great to get clear on my thoughts and purpose. She keeps the pressure on and creates an environment where you can trust her. It was really powerful.

Regan Wright

Director, Pulse Interiors

Our company has been taken to the next level with the professional help of Frances for all of our HR needs. She has driven our contracts, review processes and interview processes within our company and we now have documents and systems we can be very proud of.

 

Thanks for all of your past and ongoing help Frances!

John Gardiner

Managing Director, Candor3

I have only worked with Frances and Human Focus for a few short months but unreservedly endorse the value she delivers. On the consulting side, she has helped our executive team create and implement effective health and wellness programmes across the business and the wider team has benefited immensely from her leadership workshops and coaching with immediate and beneficial results.

 

We look forward to working with Frances on an increasing basis moving forward.

Owen Gill

Strategist and Policy Consultant

Frances is an outstanding personal adviser to general managers and CEOs, on HR. As a GM, I found her to be extraordinarily insightful on human motivation, both generally and down to individuals.

She also provides expert advice for senior people seeking bigger roles. Again, I found Frances to be exceptionally insightful and cogent. She has a direct, get-to-the-point style, which sharpens decision-making and ensures that details don't get in the way of the big picture.

Joseph Price

General Manager,

Chemical Freight Services Ltd

Our business engaged Frances at Human Focus 18 months ago to support our existing HR function. We could not be more delighted with the value added to our business and the expertise made available to our Senior Management Team.

 

Frances has reviewed our HR function from end to end and provided a sense check and full compliance review as well as consulted on a number of contentious issues where we needed commercial advice externally. Frances is a trusted adviser to the Chemfreight Group of Companies.

Matt Laurenson

Head of JUNO Kiwisaver,

Pie Funds Management Ltd

I worked with Frances in 2019/20 and had a brilliant experience. Frances is intelligent, focused and diligent. I found her ability to take on board my goals and thoughts, rework them and then articulate them back to me with a clear action plan invaluable.

 

Frances has great insight into a variety of industries and understands the environment that managers and leaders work within.

​I have been to numerous leadership courses and have lead teams for about 15 years. Despite this, Frances was always able to provide me with an alternative perspective and bring clarity to complicated and dynamic situations. Thanks Frances! 

I asked Frances to work with members of my investment team to identify the strengths and weaknesses they bring to their responsibilities, and their lives in general, whether they’re aware of them or not. Frances then coached each member to create a development plan covering their professional and personal lives.

 

At work, this has resulted in clearer professional goals with associated clarity of role, career progression and development plans. Frances is a high-quality, emotionally intelligent coach and a top human to boot.

Paul Gregory

Head of Investments,

Pie Funds Management Ltd.

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