Linda Hutchings 2019 Profile Photo

Linda Hutchings


An avid reader of non-fiction, a self-confessed shoe fanatic and lover of all things goat, Linda is also one of New Zealand’s most respected adult educators. She has run a very successful training business for over 20 years working across the Health, Education and Local Government sectors throughout New Zealand. During this time she has gained a reputation as the ‘trainer’s trainer’ and is equally in demand as a speaker and mentor.

As part of her mission to dramatically improve the development and support of aspiring leaders, she has become somewhat of a zealot where ‘practical’ leadership skills are concerned. Frequently alarmed by the disjuncture between the philosophy and practice of leadership, she has crafted an approach to leadership training that distils the theories underpinning leadership practice and delivers these as practical, concrete, how-to’s.

Linda is also on the Faculty of Thought Leaders Business School in Australia

Presentation Topic

Future Fit!

The world we grew up in is not the world we are growing in to. The future is coming much faster than we think. So, we have two choices – we can bury our heads in the sand and just hope it will go away, or we can choose to engage. To spend time thinking about the future. To prepare options. To talk and listen to others. This type of thinking is done best with people from different backgrounds, disciplines and roles as we all bring different insights and ideas to the party. As Amy Morrin said ‘the world will change with or without you!’. This presentation will be a highly interactive and thought-provoking session that explores key questions:

  • What key skills and behaviours do we need to be developing in ourselves and others to thrive in 2020 and beyond?
  • How do we develop and change our own minds let alone the minds of others?
  • What’s the core skill that will help us keep up and avoid going into ‘overwhelm’?

If you have a strong desire to future proof yourself this is a must attend session!

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