Meet Christine Wattie

Chris is the Co-Founder and Director of Aroha Leadership. She is responsible for strategy, leadership, facilitation, coaching and organisational consulting. Chris has over 30 years’ experience across many different contexts in NZ, Australia and globally. Chris works with her clients to co-create exceptional results. Her background includes qualifications and training in facilitation, coaching, education, counselling, science, and professional membership of NZAC.

Known for her warmth, passion and collaborative approach, Chris motivates individuals and teams to unlock their potential and get transformational results. Chris’ excellent communication skills enable her to work in partnership with any business and at all levels. Combining powerful business acumen with an engaging style, Chris adds real value to every client she works with. When Chris isn’t working she loves spending time with family and friends, recharging in nature, engaged in various sports, reading a good book or relaxing with a glass of wine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Development
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Team Dynamics
  • Time Management
  • Resilience

Past Clients

  • Orbit Travel
  • Toyota NZ
  • Calibre Consulting
  • Avanti Finance
  • Henkel
  • G.J. Gardner Homes
  • Auckland Council
  • Aviation Security Services
  • J.H. Whittaker & Sons
  • Palmerston North City Council
  • Air BP
  • HEB Construction
  • ASB Bank
  • Healthscope


“Christine’s practical, real world approach means it’s not just about solid theory, but also provides tangible solutions for straight-forward implementation.”