Meet the team…

Helen Jansen

Has a passion for people and their potential. She has been involved with finding the excitement in achievement all her working life, 35 years within the education and corporate world. She currently holds a Certificate in Company Direction and brings her passion to the board table with a focus on values, culture and getting the best from intangible assets to assist with optimising productivity.

As a creative, possibility thinker she has grown iconic tourism products in Queenstown, introduced tourism businesses to workplace training, developed new ways for business to access adult literacy funding and established the 4 day Steampunk NZ Festival in Oamaru. Currently she is spearheading the conversation about the future of work in the Waitaki which brings together her visioning for a future where businesses work from a values base with her experience in creating confidence in people through the skills they acquire.

Lee Clark

Lee Clark is an experienced and practical educator. He has worked with adult and other students both here and in the United Kingdom. In 2012, Lee spearheaded use of the Learning Progressions with his team in Auckland Men’s prison, and later taught NCALE at Unitec. While sitting his Masters in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Educator – (2105) Lee assisted in the formation of the NCLNA Wānanga – Fono (2014) – the first Māori/Pasifika symposium of its kind. His innovative work on soft skills and social outcomes have been applied to a range of adult participants in community, prison and industry settings. Lee considers the people with whom he works as his greatest single resource for successful outcomes.
Lee has worked successfully with clients from a range of industries including Fonterra, Corrections, Restorative Justice, the Resource Recovery Park, and The Mirror and Safer Waitaki’s Mental Health initiative. He organises local music events in his locality, and is deeply invested in releasing local talent in whatever sphere it may find its expression.

Together they bring ….