Moving Mountains

Deepen your leadership style with Moving Mountains


Leadership programme Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains focuses on working with teams rather than individuals. This programme is particularly effective if you want to foster your team's potential and create a feedback culture which nurtures everyone's talents and inspires your team to grow together. The programme will challenge you to further develop your self-awareness, grow confidence, examine (and unlearn) your blind spots and expand your strengths.



Moving Mountains enables you to:

  • develop your one-to-group leadership skills
  • grow inspirational team cultures
  • facilitate enjoyable and effective meetings
  • take collaborative working relationships to a higher level
  • enable and empower a team to achieve professional goals
  • inspire others to engage and be successful
  • understand and manage group dynamics and difficult group situations



You’ll deepen your authentic leadership style through:

  • preparing and planning; structuring; challenging and raising awareness; valuing; and working with the energy of the group
  • learning about effective facilitator-ship: presence, integrity, congruence, empathy and self-awareness
  • reviewing meetings
  • building skills and strategies for dealing with challenging group situations
  • understanding models for using power and the effects on a team
  • working with the group dynamics
  • understanding limiting and encouraging effects on learning and working together

In order to allow time for reflection, practice, development and integration, this programme runs over a period of 2 months. Peer coaching sessions draw on each others’ experiences and accelerate learning.




An inspiring and tranquil setting

The venue is set in Anouk’s comfortable studio at Te Arai with sweeping views of the Mangawhai hinterland and the Pacific. Sessions will start at 9am and end at 3.30pm. We’ll provide refreshments and a healthy lunch by a great Mangawhai catering chef. After the day sessions you’re free to enjoy space for rest, play and integration on your own or with the other participants at Mangawhai’s pristine beaches, quiet forests or vibrant restaurants.
Once you’ve enrolled you receive a list of local B&B’s, cafes and restaurants + driving directions. We also provide a list of local massage therapists and body workers who will have time set aside after each day session for participants wanting to book a treatment.



Need funding by your employer or HR Manager? Download the PDF which explains exactly why Moving Mountains can help you grow as a leader within your organisation.

We offer special discounts if you work in a health organisation or NGO. Please contact us for options and pricing.

Programme dates

Join our Moving Mountains programme in 2019


Wednesday 31 August - Thursday 1 - Friday 2 September, 2019
Thursday 12 September - Friday 13September, 2019

Early bird deadline closes on June 15


I’m a better leader now that I trust in my feelings

After working with Spirited Leaders, I notice that my team members are a lot more engaged with team meetings. It’s because I now prioritise team development and individual growth of each member, while facilitating team members to continuously reflect on what is working well or what could be improved. Anouk opened me up to believing in what I’m thinking and feeling. I have been taught that ‘feeling things’ can be considered a negative thing and should not be used to guide decisions. However, since Anouk taught me to listen to my inner voice, I feel a lot more at ease, as if I have given myself permission to ‘feel things’. I now work from a sense of calmness, clarity and purpose, and I keep growing more confident in what I bring to my role.
— Rachel Hetaraka (Child Health Programme Leader at Manaia PHO)

The training was the most profound and transformational development experience I have had in my career. Designed and facilitated with intelligence and wisdom, the programme led us on a journey of exploration and skill development that has had significant leadership and personal impact for me.
— Jeanie Truell (HR Manager at Land Information NZ)

A significant professional and personal impact


A perfectly balanced programme

I have experienced the Moving Mountains programme as highly informative, dynamic and enjoyable. The theory and practical exercises were perfectly balanced. For me, the success of the course was in no small part a result of Anouk and Nicola’s relaxed and engaging style, which deftly modelled how facilitation should be done.
— Hayley Samuel (National Manager at Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care)

Moving Mountains is the second programme in our highly successful 3 step journey

1: Still Waters

Grow your people potential and yourself through coaching & mentoring and expand self-awareness and emotional intelligence.


2: Moving Mountains

Foster your team's potential and create a feedback culture which nurtures everyone's talents and inspires your team to grow together.


3: New Frontiers

Take your own development to the highest level beyond what you thought possible and receive a certificate in professional coaching & mentoring.