our ROW PARTNER network
ROW is supported by an incredible team of wellbeing experts who partner with us to deliver outstanding solutions for ROW Gold members and clients. ROW Partners work with ROW to deliver programs, workshops, coaching and more.
These experts are highly experienced and they’re driving change in the world of workplace wellbeing. They are pioneers, champions, and leaders; revolutionaries.
Some of our core ROW Crew also have their own businesses focusing on particular areas of wellbeing – which is why you might see them as ROW Crew and ROW Partners.
ROW HR Crew Lead & Consultant - BestfitHR
Matt jointly leads the ROW HR Crew at ROW with Anne-Marie Dolan.
Matt’s experience spans human resources management, transformation and change leadership within multinationals, the likes of BHP Billiton and Veolia, as well as other organisations across the transport and logistics, natural resources and environmental services sectors.
Matt has worked in global, regional and locally focussed roles and projects in a generalist and specialist capacity making him a true ‘allrounder’ when it comes to people at work.
Matt and Anne-Marie’s consulting company, bestfitHR (one of ROW’s Partners) offers diagnosis and implementation of people solutions, from HR leadership through change and transformation.
ROW HR Crew Lead & Consultant - BestfitHR
Anne-Marie jointly leads the ROW HR Crew at ROW with Matt Dolan.
Anne-Marie worked with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) leading research, competency and curriculum projects in Australia and globally. As well as writing and presenting on people matters, Anne-Marie also played a generalist HR role at AHRI as it grew from a small to medium sized organisation, facing and addressing the challenges and opportunities which come with a growing workforce.
More recently, since starting a family, Anne-Marie has worked remotely to deliver all manner of content, curriculum and capability projects for clients both within AHRI and in Australian State Government agencies. She also works alongside Matt at their consulting company, bestfitHR (one of our ROW Partners).
Founder/CEO - The Kite Program
BA (Psych), PGDIP HRM
CEO/Founder – The Kite Program
Hannah has an extensive background in HR, specialising in leadership development and employee relations. She developed the concept of Kite as a result of her experience with postpartum bipolar disorder after the birth of her first child, coupled with the lack of support and tools for employees she saw in the workplace to manage their mental health, focus on their wellbeing, and to improve themselves both professionally and personally.
Using the principles of microlearning, Hannah created Kite to be the beautiful app that it is now. It launched globally in Feb 2019 as a tool for mothers (Kite for mums), and is now available as a template for any client or group to mould and shape, so that it is applicable and relevant to their audience- under the arm of Kite for Business. Hannah has a team of 20 consultants rolling this solution out across Latin America, USA, UK/Ireland, Europe, Australia and NZ.
Hannah speaks openly about her mental health, and has been featured in Forbes, appeared on TV1 Seven Sharp and TV3 The Project, the front page of The Press- as well as numerous magazines, radio, articles and podcasts. She is an active mental health advocate- with a passion for maternal and paternal mental health in particular.
Revolutionaries of Wellbeing is a distributor of Kite Program products.
Wellbeing & Safety Specialist - CoachWell
Wellbeing & Safety Specialist
Andy is an experienced Wellbeing & Safety Specialist – currently working as a Wellbeing Coach, Facilitator and Workplace Wellbeing & Safety Consultant.
After initially working as a physiotherapist in the UK and NZ, Andy worked for 10 years as a Senior Academic Staff Member and Head of Science at CPIT (now Ara Institute of Canterbury). He then moved to the Canterbury DHB in 2012 to lead the DHB’s staff wellbeing response following the Canterbury earthquakes. After four years at the CDHB Andy moved to Emerge Aotearoa as their National Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager. In 2018 he returned to Ara on a two-year contract as Manager – Health & Wellbeing. The purpose of this role was to develop and embed an evidence based, system wide focus on staff wellbeing – a challenging time as it coincided with the Christchurch mosque attacks and the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to his work experience, Andy draws on his own ‘lived’ experiences of depression and significant physical injury (broken neck). This mix of academic, practical and lived experience allows him to bring a pragmatic evidence-based approach to his work. An approach that has previously been recognised nationally (Winner NZ Workplace Wellbeing Award, 2013; Finalist NZ Workplace H&S Awards, 2015, 2016). Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy, a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety, and is a ICF Certified Coach.
Clinical psychologist, international speaker and author
Dr Amy Silver
Dr Amy Silver is an Australian clinical psychologist, international speaker and author. Her expertise lies in enabling individuals to feel safe enough to take on growth, raising the collective intelligence of organisations. She has spent three decades as a psychologist focused on interpersonal safety, and understanding how fear and habit restrict our achievement and communication. She now works with a wide range of organisations, creating interpersonal and intrapersonal insight on how behaviours impact success.
Amy has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Forensic Psychiatry, Masters in Performance and a BSc Hons in Psychology. She worked as a practicing Clinical Psychologist and an Academic Tutor and researcher at Oxford University, UK. After her career in Clinical Psychology, she has worked in corporate for 15 years using psychological knowledge, trust and collaboration to improve growth.
Hear our interview with Amy:
Learning & development coach - careerbalance
FRSA, FCIPD, EIA EMCC, MA | Learning & development coach – careerbalance
Kathryn is a Christchurch based Learning & Development Coach with over 20 years of HR consulting and coaching experience, Kathryn’s employment in corporate UK included Andersen’s, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Bank of Scotland. Kathryn is also the Content Lead for Kite Support.
Kathryn’s business careerbalance Ltd has been providing coaching, facilitation, career transition and outplacement services to New Zealand businesses for over 10 years, with most of her work based on long-term partnerships to deliver significant and sustainable change. She specializes in supporting professionals and leaders to enhance their leadership style and the wellbeing and culture of their teams.
Kathryn has a first-class honours degree specialising in HR – with a subsequent master’s exploring motivation at work. She trained with the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring in 2005 and since then has completed additional training as a Career Coach. She was accepted as a Fellow with the CIPD in 2015 and awarded a Senior Practitioner Accreditation with the EMCC in 2017
Her latest book, Resilience at Work; Practical Tools for Career Success (Routledge, 2018), was a finalist in the Top Six Best International Business Book at the Business Book Awards (London) and the Australian Career Book Awards 2019. She has also authored Essential Questions to GROW Your Team, a practical leadership coaching resource which is used by organisations and business schools around the world.
Hear from Kathryn on building resilience in a Covid-19 world:
Transformative Coach, Trainer & Facilitator - Cara Consulting
Conscious Leadership & Wellbeing
Energy, curiosity and enthusiasm are probably the words that are most often used to describe Fiona. She believes that everyone has what they need within them to succeed and that with the right questions and support, they are capable of realising their full potential, improving their wellbeing and performance and leading others to do the same.
“To be conscious is to take 100% responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and actions and the impact of these on ourselves and the people, organisations and businesses we lead and influence.
To be conscious is an intentional choice and conscious people and leaders thrive and bring their best to their work.
Thriving people are well, engaged, motivated, innovative, effective and efficient – thriving people make for well workplaces and thriving organisations and businesses.”
Fiona has a range of experience in both central and local government, customer service, health, safety and wellbeing and learning and development, as well as volunteer roles in community organisations and Lifeline Aotearoa. Through her coaching and workshops, she creates meaningful, self-reflective learning experiences that result in the people she works with growing a deep level of self-awareness enabling sustainable, long-term change.
Director & Co-Founder - Hummingly
Jolie is a cognitive scientist (Masters degree in cognitive psychology) specialising in mass disruption and disaster recovery. She has studied how the mind works under prolonged pressure, how we make decisions and how our reactions and behaviours are impacted by stress. Jolie developed and led the psychosocial recovery programming following the Christchurch earthquakes for New Zealand Red Cross before becoming the National Psychosocial Advisor and led the support for the bereaved families in Christchurch.
Jolie has lived experience of the challenges and opportunities of recovery from a community perspective as a survivor of the Christchurch earthquake herself, living disaster recovery with her family first-hand. She has been collating lessons learned from disasters around the world and supporting recovery capacity building and recovery in action. Jolie was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study how best to support the workforce resilience of those working in prolonged stress (www.supportingthesupporters.org).
She is co-author of Leading in Disaster Recovery: A Companion Through the Chaos, primary author of the New Zealand Psychological First Aid guide, and is a 2019 Edmund Hillary Fellow.
Director & Co-Founder of Hummingly
Elizabeth was the Executive Director of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Learning and Legacy Programme for New Zealand’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Prior to this role, she held senior leadership positions at New Zealand Red Cross including National Recovery Manager for the Christchurch earthquakes and General Manager of Strategy and Government Relations.
Elizabeth was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study the leadership challenges faced by those in post-disaster recovery decision-making roles. She was also awarded a scholarship to undertake a Leadership New Zealand programme. She has worked with the New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management, where she was seconded for six months to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Recovery Policy team in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes. She has also worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the Pacific regional programme.
Her international experience includes working for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies based in South Asia. Elizabeth is co-author of Leading in Disaster Recovery: A Companion Through the Chaos and a 2019 Edmund Hillary Fellow.
Wellbeing Consultant - Wright Mind
Daniel helps senior leaders to strengthen organisations through well-being to positively improve engagement, productivity, and customer satisfaction through his well-being consultancy.
He also helps busy professionals take care so they can work well, live well, and get the most out of life. He does this through workshops and published resources, grounded in the science of well-being.
He understands the necessary steps for success, drawing on his 20-year career in the corporate sector as a workplace well-being champion.
He has completed courses from Yale University – The Science of Well-being, Leiden University – De-Mystifying Mindfulness and Princeton University – Buddhism and Modern Psychology.
He is a Certified Counsellor, Life Coach, and Mindfulness Practitioner and holds a Diploma in Psychology.
He became a facilitator of the Action for Happiness course – Exploring What Matters after attending the first 8-week course held in New Zealand. Daniel’s unique life purpose is to live in the present moment, doing so his life is filled with joy and happiness, He strives to be a loving and supportive husband and a role model father to his children. His core values are to enhance the lives of his family, friends and community.
Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA), Chartered Accountant (CA)
Kieran is a financial adviser and coach who is passionate about financial planning and advice, showing people that money doesn’t have to be hard, and how money fits into the broader wellbeing conversation. It’s the area of our wellbeing that we want to spend the least time on, but can be extremely destructive if it is creating stress.
Kieran’s purpose is to help people make better money decisions, and have the life they want to live. Kieran works 1 on 1, and in group settings to help people to get clarity and confidence over their money, and help them get this aligned with how they want to live their life.
Kieran enjoys getting to have wide and varied conversations with clients, and loves working with people to help them define where they are heading, and what they need to do to get there. All of the advice given is in the context of personal wellbeing, and how our financial, mental and physical states all link to achieve happiness in our lives.
Kieran is in the process of launching Cents of Worth, a video platform for employers to offer their staff to increase their financial wellbeing.
Outside of work, Kieran is married to Kristy, and loves getting out in the large playground called Canterbury whenever he can – whether that be on foot, by bike, swimming in the beautiful bays/lakes or getting out on the river in a kayak.
Principal Consultant, The Wellbeing Venture
I’m the guy who tries to make you smile. I tell really good bad jokes. I happy cry at Mr Holland’s Opus and my favourite film is The Princess Bride. If a meeting lasts more than an hour I’ll pretend I need to go to the toilet and leave for 20 minutes. Originally a PE teacher, I have developed a 25 year career in the field of health and wellbeing.
The Wellbeing Venture works with clients in the corporate and education sectors to offer employees simple, accessible wellbeing solutions they can integrate into their everyday lives.
My personal mantra is simple:
When you get wellbeing right everything else is easy
We see huge inequality in our education system. The gap between the most deprived and most affluent continues to grow and that, for me, is an unacceptable situation. As a result I have committed that any time we work with a client, we’ll donate our education resource to a school of their choosing.