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.