Madeleine Taylor has been consulting in the area of People Skills all her professional life.

Madeleine is passionate about working with you to find answers that support you to achieve your goals.


Facilitation means to make easy or more convenient. The role Madeleine takes is to enable participants reach their goal (however they define that). She has the skills and knowledge to assist people talk about what really matters, no matter how tricky. Effective faciltiation means the work gets done, the real problems are addressed and people have maintained and often strengthened their relationships.

Executive Coaching

The coach role is to support individuals to understand more fully how to be powerful in their interactions with others. By clarifying what outcomes they are really seeking, then practically understanding what gets in the way, followed by building the skills that allow this to occur. Madeleine uses a range of techniques to help people find the solution that works for them. She knows real change can and does happen.


The purpose is to assist the practitioner learn from his or her experience, as well as to ensure good service to the client or patient.

Training and Workshop Delivery

This includes working with you to:

  • understand your needs;
  • develop a programme that fulfills this; and
  • delivering cost effective ways to provide robust information that will improve performance.

Some examples are Managing Difficult Conversations, Developing a Collaborative Culture, Communication in Organisations, Giving Robust Feedback, Being Assertive, Facilitation Skills, Grief and Loss, Being Resilient, Stress Management, Adult Learning, Facilitating Conflict Situations.

Madeleine's Reason for Doing this Work

Madeleine's Reason for Doing this Work

She believes "old dogs" can learn new tricks and thinks that life can be hard enough without making it worse. Understanding the decisions we make and how we can respond in the moment is key. Becoming skilled in working with People makes the world that little bit more peaceful.

Raising Resilient Children - Winter Series

In Johnsonville we are holding 3 hour workshops 9.30- 12.30 on 5th April, 3rd May, 8th June and 6th July for parents, caregivers, grandparents, parent educators, social workers, counsellors. $200 plus GST for the 4 workshops or $50.00 per session.

Madeleine also runs a 6-week (12 hour) workshop series to understand how to raise resilient children. The material is based on the research by Jean Illesley Clarke et al.

These workshops are organised in your local area.

Dates: Please email to discuss options

Time: At a time that best suits your needs                     

Venue: Could be in your home or in a local hall

Cost: $120 per person

Phone: 027 211 6469, emai:

Winter Workshop Series

Winter Workshop Series

"Raising resilient children."


Dates: 5th April, 3rd May, 8th June, 6 July 2017. Time: 9.30am -12.30 pm.  Venue: Knowledge Shop, 31 Phillip St, Johnsonville, Wellington

Topics: reluctant learners, homework dilemmas, differently abled, anxiety.

We are already working on the retreat for next year. Put these dates in your diary. 5-9th March 2018.

Comment from a recent workshop attendee:

"The Too Much workshops have been so useful. With ease I was able to improve my own parenting with the new insight into nurturing and resilience. I have steadily made successful steps towards greater harmony in our house. I too have shared this knowledge with work colleagues and friends." 2017 
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About Madeleine

Madeleine has worked in organisations for the last 15 years, specialising in managing intereactions with people. Her most recent assignment was teaching soft skills in Bangladesh. Madeleine completed a degree in social work at Massey University in 1979 before working as a social worker in the health and mental health areas. She was appointed the Staff Welfare Officerfor a local government organisation prior starting a private practice in 1995. Madeleine is a certified mediator with LEADR, an accredited Conflict Partnership Facilitator and Trainer, a certified Executive Coach a registered Social Worker and is currently working towards her certification in Organisational Transactional Analysis.

Madeleine works across a range of sectors Private Enterprise, Not for Profit, Government, and private clients.

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Bangladesh Tour

I have been facilitating and teaching Emotional Intelligence Workshops in Dhaka and attended a Youth Summit sponsered by Step Up Foundation and WSDA from NZ. Here is a Bangladeshi news clip:

Client List:2016

Conflict Management New Zealand Ltd (NZTA, MPI, IRD, Public Workshop, Roche Diagnostics NZ, NZQA, Walking Access Commision, ACC, Buddle Findlay), Wellington Region ME/CFS Inc, Fertility Associates, Work Skills Academy of NZ (Bangladesh and Nepal), CCDHB, Stratos, Volunteer Wgtn, Private Coaching Clients, Restorative Justice - WHVCL, Mary Potter Hospice, Salvation Army, Te Omanga Hospice, Contact Energy, Volunteer Wellington, Lightening Lab, MPI, MOJ, Queen Margaret College, Knowledge Shop, NET, NZDF, Pentech, Idea Services, ABI Cavet, The Treasury, Orange Umberlla, PCS, Skylight.

Client List: 2017

Salvation Army, Fertility Associates,  Skylight, Ministry of Primary Industries, CMNZ Ltd (MPI, IRD, NZQA), Private coaching clients,  Wellington and Hutt Valley Community Law Centre, Wellington Region ME/CFS Inc, Ideas Services, NZDF, ANZASW, The Treasury, PSS, Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, Home Care Medical, NET, Te Omanga Hospice, NZPlaycentre Fed, ABI Cavet, Help Foundation, Volunteer Wellington, Institute of Executive Leadership and Coaching Australia, Wellington Woman's Refuge. 

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