A bit about us…

Blacksmith is a boutique leadership consulting practice known for our unique style, edge thinking and ability to make shift happen at an individual and organisational level.

Our Co-founders, Kate Billing and Paul Leacock, have led Blacksmith to become one of New Zealand’s leading leadership development practices and our country’s 7th certified B Corp, a new international standard for purpose-led, sustainable business.

We are a dedicated team of pathmakers who believe there is massive untapped potential in individuals and organisations all over New Zealand and the world. Potential that can make individuals more fulfilled and successful; organisations more sustainable, profitable and positively impactful; and our families and communities stronger and more deeply connected.

We believe its time for a new way of developing leaders who are fit for the future that’s emerging, a fully human approach, and we’ve taken up the challenge to lead that new way from the edge.

Our team brings a commercial edge, a willingness to challenge, a commitment to quality and a relentless drive to support genuine transformation. Amongst our clients are market leaders and game changers in a range of industries – most within the knowledge, service and creative domains – who are looking to partner with the best.

You can learn more about who we are, what we do and the impact we make by checking out the About, Services and Case Studies sections of this site.


A bit about you…

We know that finding our next Blacksmith Associate isn’t just about placing an ad on line when we’re looking to bring new people into the team so we’re always on the lookout for talent that has the right mindset and values alignment, professional experience and ‘fit’ for our culture and brand.

Our Blacksmith values of pathmaking, grit, compassion, wisdom and connecting will need to resonate strongly with you and our purpose of making our world a better workplace and brand promise to forge better leaders will align tightly with the meaningful work you want to do in the world.

To be in with a chance to join our team, you’ll be experienced in developing leaders from emerging talent through to the senior leadership team. You’ll be collaborative, resilient and upbeat with a warm and engaging facilitation style. You’ll have intellectual grunt combined with wisdom and a deep understanding of humanistic leadership, culture and performance. Finally, you’ll have the credibility, experience and interpersonal savvy to challenge in a way that facilitates insight and creativity, both in the relationship with clients and in the workshop environment with their leaders.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to learn more, we’d love you to get in touch so we can begin the conversation.