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.

Understanding the Impact of Overindulgence on your Child's Development.

Understanding the Impact of Overindulgence on your Child's Development.

Madeleine runs a 6-week (12 hour) workshop series to understand the impact of overindulgence, based on research by Jean Illesley Clarke.

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,

Train the Trainer Retreat 2017

Train the Trainer Retreat 2017

Enrol now to secure your place. Limited spaces available.

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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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Client List:2016

Conflict Management New Zealand Ltd (NZTA, MPI, IRD, Public Workshop, Roche Diagnostics NZ, NZQA, Walking Access Commision), 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.

Client List: 2015

CCDHB, Ministry of Health, Salvation Army, Mary Potter Hospice, Fertility Associates, Pharmacy Council, Skylight (schools, Youth Services Chch), Ministry of Primary Industries, KFVP, Volunteer Wellington, Orange Umbrella, CMNZ Ltd (Roche Diagnostics, NZTA, MPI, SOLGM, Housing NZ,IRD. Walking Commission), Stratos, Private coaching clients, Early Childhood Centres, NZPCFed, Wellington and Hutt Valley Community Law Centre, Kites, Workskills Academy of NZ, Age Concern NZ, Kites Trust, Wellington Region ME/CFS Inc, NZPC Federation, ACC, Work Skills Academy of NZ (Bangladesh), Volunteer Wgtn.

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