Meet Our Team

Kim Charteris–Wright                                         

KimCo-Founder & Co-Director, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd

  • Bcom (Hons), University of Otago, majoring in Human Resource Management & Employee Relations
  • Honours Research Dissertation – “Design of learning events within experiential management training to ensure maximum transference to the workplace”
  • Qualified & accredited Selector Professional psychometric facilitator & assessor
  • Qualified & accredited Belbin’s Team Type facilitator & assessor
  • Certification in Appreciation Inquiry (Ai) Facilitation, Company of Experts, USA
  • Accredited facilitator & consultant for NZAID
  • Member of HRINZ - Human Resource Institute of New Zealand
  • Memeber of NZAPP - New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology
  • Member of New Zealand Red Cross - Past President of Dunedin Branch (2009-2012)
  • Member of New Zealand Red Cross - Otago Regional Board (2006-2009)
  • NZOIA – New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association qualified & member
  • Member & Past Co-ordinator of Her Business Dunedin Network NZ
  • Member of Fair Trade Business New Zealand
  • Member of the Otago University Alumni

Relevant work experience:

  • Director, facilitator & consultant, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd
  • Facilitator & trainer, Solomon Islands IRD Staff Training Program
  • Facilitator & trainer, New Zealand AID (NZAID)
  • Training Manager, Polson Higgs Business Advisors
  • Senior Consultant, Business Consulting, Polson Higgs Business Advisors
  • Manager – Training & Development, (mtf) Motor Trade Finance Ltd
  • Manager – Human Resources, (mtf) Motor Trade Finances Ltd
  • Trainer & facilitator, Machu Picchu National Park, Peru
  • Corporate Leadership Development Executive, Outward Bound Singapore
  • Facilitator & outdoor instructor, Outward Bound Singapore
  • Management Graduate, National Bank of New Zealand

Chris Charteris–Wright                                 

Chris1Co-Founder & Co-Director, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd

  • BPhEd, Bachelor of Physical Education, University of Otago, NZ
  • DipEd, Diploma of Education  - Secondary School, Dunedin College of Education, NZ
  • Accredited “Appreciative Inquiry” (Ai) facilitator – Company of Experts, USA
  • Qualified & accredited Selector Professional psychometric facilitator & assessor
  • Qualified & accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) facilitator & assessor
  • Accredited Facilitator of “Turning Point” Personal Development Programme
  • Member of NZAPT – New Zealand Association for Psychological Type
  • NZOIA – New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association qualified & member
  • Member of Fair Trade Business New Zealand
  • Member of NZAPP - New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology
  • Member of Otago University Alumni
  • Icebreaker qualified & accredited facilitator & assessor

Relevant work experience:

  • Director, facilitator & trainer, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd.
  • Teaching fellow & co-ordinator of experiential practical papers, School of Physical Education, University of Otago
  • Facilitator & trainer, Solomon Islands IRD Staff Training Program
  • Audacious Business Competition co-ordinator, Economic Development Unit, Dunedin City Council
  • Trainer & facilitator, Machu Picchu National Park, Peru
  • Facilitator & outdoor instructor – Outward Bound New Zealand
  • Facilitator & chief outdoor instructor – Outward Bound Singapore
  • Head of Science – Tihoi Venture School, St Paul’s Collegiate, Hamilton
  • Outdoor instructor – Tihoi Venture School, St Paul’s Collegiate, Hamilton
  • Qualified carpenter & builder

Robyn McLeod                                             

RobynSenior Consultant, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Canterbury University, majoring in Psychology & Education 
  • Post Graduate papers in Organisational Behaviour & Industrial Relations, Massey University
  • Qualified & accredited Saville & Holdsworth Ltd OPQ facilitator & assessor
  • Qualified & accredited Herrman Brain Dominance Indicator qualified & accredited facilitator & assessor
  • “Appreciative Inquiry” trained – AffirmWorks
  • Member of NZAPP - New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology
  • Memeber of Toastmasters New Zealand

Relevant work experience:

  • Senior consultant & facilitator, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd
  • Facilitator & trainer, Solomon Islands IRD Staff Training Program
  • Facilitator & trainer, New Zealand AID - NZAID
  • Manager - Regional Recruitment, Otago & Southland District Health Boards
  • Manager - Divisional Human Resources, Health Sciences, University of Otago
  • Senior Human Resource Consultant, Deloitte NZ Ltd
  • Manager - National Human Resource, NZ Guardian Trust
  • Manager - Learning & Development, Auckland District Health Board
  • Manager - Human Resource Business Unit, OCG Consulting Group
  • Manager - Northern Human Resource, Operations Directorate, Telecom NZ
  • Divisional Manager Directory Assistance Telecom NZ
  • Manager - Northern Personnel, AMP NZ
  • Manager – Human Resource, National Electrical & Engineering Co Ltd

Denis Orel-Bartlett                                       

DenisBusiness Manager & Consultant, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd

  • BSc(Hons), majoring in Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management, Otago Polytechnic
  • Certificate in Customer Service Management, Otago Polytechnic
  • Certificate in Small Business Management, Te Wananga-O-Raukawa
  • Certificate in ESOL Home Tutoring
  • Member of HRINZ Human Resource Institute of New Zealand
  • Member of NZAPP - New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology
  • Otago Property Investors Association (OPIA) member
  • Member of ESOL Home Tutor Program, English Language Partners, Dunedin
  • “Appreciative Inquiry” trained - AffirmWorks

Relevant work experience

  • Business Manager & Consultant, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd
  • Project Logistics & Administration Support, Solomon Islands IRD Staff Training Program
  • Training workshop co-ordinator, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd
  • Past Network events co-ordinator, Her Business Network Dunedin
  • ESOL Home Tutor, English Language Partners
  • Office Support, School of Occupational Therapy, Otago Polytechnic
  • Office Support, Engineering Department, Otago Polytechnic
  • Customer Service Representative, Contact Energy Ltd

Jo-Anne Henderson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Consultant, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Derby University, UK  (20+ years of experience)
  • New Zealand Registered Occupational Therapist (NZROT)
  • Certified Wu Tao Dance Instructor (Foundations in Chinese Medicine)
Relevant work experience
  • Consultant, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd
  • Energy Management for Vibrant Health facilitator & trainer, Free Spirit Training & Development Ltd
  • Wu Tao Dance Teacher (Broad Bay & RASA School of Dance Dunedin)
  • Senior Occupational Therapist – Fatigue Management in Neuro rehab (ISIS, Dunedin)
  • Senior Acute Occupational Therapist – Respiratory, Renal, Cardiac & Paediatric Care (Dunedin Public Hospital)
  • Senior I Occupational Therapist – Community & Housing Adaptations (One Stop Resource Centre, Trafford, UK)
  • Senior I Occupational Therapist – Specialist Head Injury Unit (Highbank, Bury, Greater Manchester)
  • Senior II Locum Occupational Therapist – Care of the Elderly & Medicine (North Manchester General Hospital)
  • Senior II Occupational Therapist -  General & Vascular Surgery (Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)
  • Basic Grade Occupational Therapist – Acute Medical (Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)