People Skills Consulting, Wellington
Madeleine Taylor
About People Skills Consulting

Madeleine Taylor is passionate about helping people and organisations to be the best they can be.

Madeleine established her business People Skills Consulting to promote excellence in workplace communication and culture. Her roles include facilitator, trainer, coach, professional supervisor and most recently author.

Working in private practice for 23 years has allowed Madeleine to pursue her interest in the power of ‘soft skills’ in our changing world. Her diverse range of clients provide a wonderful 'grounding' and a huge incentive to bring forward skills for our times. For example, skills for workplaces developing diversity and acknowleging that ‘Millennials’ are the new workforce, or when working as a parent educator in the screen age. For the last two years Madeleine has travelled to Bangladesh to lead Emotional Intelligence training for business students.

Madeleine has been married to her husband Wayne for 30 years. Together they have raised three sons to independence (and gained the grey hairs to prove it!). They live in and enjoy the wonderful Wellington region of New Zealand.

Experience and certifications

After completing her social work degree at Massey University in 1979, Madeleine worked for 6 years as a social worker at Waikato Hospital and at the Psychiatric Unit of Wellington Hospital. She went on to work in local government where she helped teams, managers and staff to manage difficult and stressful situations successfully.

Madeleine is a certified mediator and registered social worker, a member of the Resolution Institute, ANZASW, and Conflict Partnership NZ. Madeleine was an associate at Conflict Management New Zealand until 2017.

Clients 2020

Teaching Council, Salvation Army, Private Clients, NET, Wellington Community Law, TWR, Wairarapa District Health Board, Mary Potter Hospice, Creative HQ, Fertility Assocates, Downtown Ministry, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Victoria University of Wellington - EARS, Open Polytechnic of NZ, Workskills Development Academy of NZ (Bangladesh), Wellington City Mission, Korero Tahi, Wellington Restorative Justice, Taeaomanino Trust, KiwiClass, Wellington Community College, Ministry of Primary Industries, Strathmore Community Centre,  MBIE, MSD, Capital Coast DHB, Dept of Conservation, NZTA, TWR, Grief Relief, Connecting Communities, HPA, Te Aro Law, Cuba Family Law, Resolution Institute, Spectrum Education, Wesley Community Action, Night Shelter, WCC, Solstone, Compass Health. 

Pro bono arrangements

Please get in touch if you think I may be able to help you, your group or your workplace. I provide support for up to 2 probono clients at a time. 

Volunteer Work

Surf Life Saving New Zealand - Riversdale Beach Surf Club

I support this club by helping to organise the Nipper Programme, and the Surf Life Saving Carnival that occurs every year on Wellington Anniversary Day.

Predator Free Khandallah

I am on the committee for this organisation. 

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