Papa Dan is the Founder of Inspire Group and as far as leaders go there isn’t any better. He knows learning and what makes people tick better than anybody and asks the questions that no one thinks to ask. He genuinely wants others to be the best they can be and never asks anything of others he won’t do himself. He fights for everyone on our team and makes you feel like he’ll always have your back if you want to give something a go. He has a huge heart and a great head for what’s important. And he is the guitarist who David Gilmour says he’s always wanted to jam with. We love this guy!
Gabes heads up the Inspire Auckland business and is another one of our great account managers. She makes sure our clients feel the love, from the moment they get their first email of the day to the last meeting. If it’s simply through going for a coffee or being there to support them when they have those tough internal stakeholder conversations, Gabes is who you want in your corner. She will do everything she can to not only make sure that you love what we build for you, but that the experience means you’ll be back for more. She is also Italian, so will take care of your problems no questions asked. Seriously don’t ask how that guy on level 5 got moved onto another project. You don’t want to know.
Suz heads up Inspire Assist here at IG. So that means if you need someone on site to work on some learning stuff with you or there’s change afoot and you need someone who knows how to manage that change then get Suz on the case and she’ll find who you need. If that means driving to some remote village and being blindfolded so she can be taken to some secret location so she can try to persuade the best L&D Manager out there who one day decided to drop off the grid and swore he’d never go back unless there was a really good reason…Suz will give him that reason. She’s who you want in your corner.
Hannah lives the true values of our business better than anyone. She heads up the sales and marketing arm of the biz and is one of our great account managers. She treats everybody the same regardless of who you are or where you’re from – with honesty, passion, fun and love and respect. She has a great ear for music and an eye for design and has a way of asking the most relevant question in the room at any one time. She fires up about stuff she believes in on the spot and will protect her friends with everything she has. But at the same time she is warm, funny, real and is one of those people where you are a better person after spending time with her than before you did.
Stu is the guy who leads the Melbourne operation and is one of our super account managers. He has a way of getting people excited about anything….except for camping; Stu likes his modern comforts. Anyway bygones. With his extraordinary brain and his grounding as one of the best Instructional Designers in the world (yes the world) you’ll have people coming from far and wide to be part of his sessions. Stu’s a loveable rogue with a ridiculously wide range of interests and profound knowledge of each. He can talk sports with the sports-buffs, comics with the nerds, movies with the cinephiles, literature with the bookworms and music with musos. He’ll map out your solution with you so you can see yourself in what we build because that’s what it’s all about people. We’re making something that lasts.
Fiona Mitchell-Robb is our online administrator. This means she looks after all that behind the scenes stuff that goes with our online database, diagnostic tools, and our Leaders Commit App.
Without Fiona, we wouldn’t have the seamless approach to miraculously having people loaded on to use these tools, queries answered in sonic speed time and all with a smile.
Fiona is one of our at home team members. She lives up the Kapiti Coast with a home office overlooking her beautiful garden. She works another two jobs effortlessly. She’s an accomplished seamstress and is often creating and mending as a part time fashionista and on top of her main jobs she’s a mum of two beautiful children. Pretty much a super woman approach to her day!
Tara is one of our super Inspire Assist account managers. After years of experience in the HR recruitment space Tara rules at finding talent and maintaining strong client relationships! Tara is so good at understanding her clients’ needs that’s exactly what she did for the house of Inspire Group! We loved her so much we just had to have her for ourselves!
About Beth, she’s a super sleuth account manager. Beth finds awesome people and then she maintains strong and loyal relationships with them. She’s really good at matching the right person to the client’s need and has a bloody good hit-rate.
She doesn’t give up and just quietly she manages to get a result … she’s easily underestimated because she looks so sweet, but like the members of the deadly viper assassination squad, that sweetness is combined with an ability to kick some serious butt.
She may have been Sporty Spice in the Spice Girls but our Mel C can draw rings around her without breaking a sweat. Mel is a graphic designer and will create what you see in your head so quickly that your brain will think your eyes are playing tricks on you. But here’s the thing – it will be even better than what you imagined. What? How is that possible?
She also loves pugs which is a constant source of amusement to us all. Her pug we mean, not Mel. What’s with all the pugs anyway?