Robin Rawson


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Managing Director / Founder of Progress Seminars Ltd

With almost 20 years in a corporate environment specialising in sales and management training, skills based employee development seminars, performance review systems, leadership retreats, personal development programmes, company conferences and coaching / mentoring programmes, Robin brings to the consultancy team at Progress Seminars real world experience, strong leadership and a professional energy and edge that continually drives the business forward.

He is a behaviourist at heart, his practical, hands on experience and approach to training over the past two decades have culminated into a powerful, provocative presentation and consultancy style that always leaves his audiences challenged and changed. Robin completed his National Certificate in Business Studies (NCB) in Otago, CTD (Certificate in Training & Development) with the UK Institute for Adult Learning and is currently completing his Diploma in Adult Teaching with the Christchurch College of Education. He is a senior consultant / facilitator with the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) and is actively engaged in the Canterbury, Otago and Southland divisions.

Robin now specialises in advanced leadership and management programmes. He is an accredited 4QL educator with both the NZIM and the Wilf Jarvis Foundation (Australia) and has been actively involved in these endeavours for over 15 years. His research over this period makes him one of New Zealand’s foremost authorities on advanced leadership & management training in a wide range of corporate and private businesses. His belief in and commitment to these universal truths are evidenced in the passion, energy, and authority he brings to every programme he is responsible for.

He believes that deep down, everybody wants to excel and that people need to be challenged before they will change. He has found his direct ‘feet-on-the-ground’ approach and deliberate use of proven accelerated learning techniques, central to the success he has enjoyed as a professional trainer, conference speaker and business consultant.

Robin Rawson | 03 357 4404 | robin@progressseminars.co.nz