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Teaching on the B.Com in the School of Applied Business, and the AUT B.Sport & Recreation joint venture programme, Sam’s passions lie in leadership, research and entrepreneurship.
Since 1997, Sam has been running her own business consultancy focused on SMEs. With a Master of Management and a diploma in Career Guidance, her key interests are in leadership development, coaching, management and governance policy, procedure and systems development, strategic and business planning, information management, communications, branding and PR.
Sam has a passion for ensuring that systems are kept simple and that relationships are based on open communication, trust and mutual respect. A Fellow of the Career Development Association (CDANZ), Sam has had many years’ experience as director on NFP boards, often serving as Chair. She is currently the Co-chair of the CDANZ Nelson/Marlborough branch. She holds memberships to the US Academy of Management, the International Leadership Association, the NZ Institute of Directors, and the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce.
Sam is a lifelong learning advocate, currently researching employer cybervetting and working on her PhD pre-proposal, examining mental models in the sports governance boardroom.
M.Mmgt, AdvDipMgmt, B.Com (Accounting & Management), FMCDANZ (Fellow), DipCareerGuidance, Lifetime Member BetaGammaSigma International Honors Society, CMInstD, CertAdultTeaching