Linda Blum

Linda is a Director at Achieve Group. She specialises in leadership and management development, team building and coaching. She has been in business as a consultant since 1985, including a number of years as co-owner and Director at Navigate International and Achieve Group.

Linda has 29 years of experience in designing and delivering training and development initiatives, including the design and facilitation of around 200 different programmes across over 80 organisations in the public and private sectors. Her particular passion is developing and delivering integrated long-term programmes which accelerate the development of managers and teams. She co-leads the Leading for Results programme with Gavin Lockwood and the Leading with Confidence programme with Diana Jones.

She is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is accredited in a wide range of management, team, interpersonal and career tools and diagnostics. She has also completed thousands of hours of training internationally in group dynamics. In her capacity as a coach, Linda has worked with over 2000 managers and staff and is accredited with the Leadership Development Centre.

Linda has taken an active interest in the development of training and development professionals throughout her career, which has included a number of years as President of the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development. Before setting up in business, Linda held roles as a secondary school teacher, vocational guidance counsellor and as Assistant Chief Vocational Guidance Counsellor (Training and Development) within the Labour Department.

She holds a BA from Victoria University, a Teaching Diploma (Distinction), a post-graduate Diploma in Education from Canterbury University and a Certificate in Action Methods from the Wasley Institute in Perth.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys travelling, spending time with her husband and boys and playing and watching lots of tennis.