I qualified in the UK as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1987 and have worked in varied nursing roles there, and in NZ. This gave me the privilege of working with, and for, a diverse range of people in challenging situations, and provided experience in assessing issues, identifying solutions, implementing plans and producing legal documentation.
After a profound work-related experience, I studied Employment Relations at Massey University in 2002 and applied that knowledge over 10 years working for New Zealand’s largest professional/union organisation.
In 2002 I trained as a Restorative Justice Facilitator and belong to Restorative Justice Waitakere and Restorative Practices Aoteoroa. My motivation is to facilitate workable solutions for people wherever possible and I have achieved reinstatement for employees after one telephone call.
Where conflict occurs, I will represent people in the Employment Relations Authority and have a high success rate.
You drive the process toward resolving your workplace issue. When stressed, it’s hard to make informed decisions. I am accustomed to communicating with people under extreme pressure. I have assessed people accused of murder and rape, people on minimum wage and well paid corporate jobs. I have represented small and corporate employers.
When I represent you, my focus is on your best outcome and you will be advised, consulted and updated through every step of the process.
We know life isn't fair, but that doesn't excuse people abusing power. If you have been treated unfairly, I will help you. There is a way through.