Since 1997, we have enabled more than 650 organisations to address business and people challenges with INSIGHT and CONFIDENCE



We design and deliver solutions that enhance leadership performance and effectiveness, develop critical soft skill capability across all levels of seniority, build a resilient workforce in the face of continual change and ensure outplacement services instill confidence and deliver rapid results.

Whether addressing an individual need, or as part of a wider initiative, gain insight and confidence with us at your back.  Our leadership, development, change and outplacement solutions are delivered through in-house workshops, one-to-one coaching, blended solutions and online resources and tools.


The learning that CDL has provided around understanding situations, managing conflict and engaging others, has equipped our team leaders with the strength, understanding, compassion and leadership required to endure whatever obstacles they face moving forward. I fully recommend this course, and believe that it would always have an outstanding impact on anyone who attends.

Throughout the Leadership Pathways programme, I have witnessed enormous growth in each of the participants. Not only have we as an organisation received impact that exceeded our original expectations but the executive team has acknowledged a significant net return on investment in increased focus, productivity and retention of key talent.

I have always found CDL to be very approachable, helpful and professional and they have certainly added value to our team.

I have engaged CDL for several years, both as an Organisational Design and Development Manager and in my current role as General Manager, Human Resources. We selected CDL exclusively from a large number of consulting firms to provide professional development assistance at general staff, senior management and executive management levels. The feedback has been universally positive and I can recommend CDL’s services wholeheartedly to any organisation undergoing large scale change.

I would have no hesitation in recommending CDL for Leadership Development coaching. The outcomes they have achieved through the tailored and confidential approach they take in balancing the professional needs of the individual with achieving a return on our investment as a business, has more than validated our decision to engage CDL.

CDL's working style, the skills of the facilitator, and the modular based approach, enabled us to tailor programme content and delivery within a unique learning context, to ensure it delivered the outcomes we sought. Thanks CDL, always a pleasure to work with you!

The service provided by CDL consultants was excellent. I felt they really understood our organisation and what we wanted to achieve. The project was well planned and communicated, implemented effectively and efficiently followed up afterwards. I was able to get on with other things knowing that CDL had everything under control.

One of the key benefits of using the professional services of CDL is the quality of their people, the flexibility and ease of use of the programmes they apply and the sensitive and empathetic approach they show to managers and staff. CDL is an organisation I can rely on to make a difference.

I have worked with CDL for a number of years now. They are responsive and adaptive in their approach and professional in their dealings. The feedback from individuals who use their service has always been positive and it is good to know that the assistance that CDL provides is valued.

Employees have found the delivery style participative and engaging, the topics covered to be thought provoking and they came away with insights into how well they were really prepared for this upcoming stage in their lives.

Andrew Techncial Lead Integration
Renee HR Manager
Manager Personnel Licensing Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
General Manager Human Resources
Julie Millar Partner
Janine Lipsys HR Manager
HR Manager Standards New Zealand
General Manager Human Resources, Public Trust
HR Manager
Human Resources Manager Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment


Your leaders are the conduit in your business for positive, sustainable change and growth.

Our leadership programmes are delivered as in-house workshops, one-to-one coaching and blended learning solutions. Delivered by subject-matter experts with extensive facilitation experience combined with commercial nouse and strong business acumen.  Build your leadership capability and enhance your people performance and effectiveness.


The performance of a business is dependent on the skills and capability of its workforce. This means an investment in staff development is an investment in business success.

Access our extensive range of engagement and talent development solutions that have been specifically designed to ensure sustained application and behavioural change.


When your business goes through change, your people go along for the ride.  The way your business and your people lead, manage and embrace change will define the capability of your business to grow.

Our expertise enables you to plan for successful change.  Upskill your managers in change leadership, develop the resilience of your workforce and empower your people to make the most of the opportunities that change represents.


When workplace change results in redundancy, the future may suddenly seem a lonely and uncertain place. 

For over 20 years, we have upskilled people leaders in managing restructure, consultation and redundancy; we have provided practical career and job search expertise for outplaced employees at every level of seniority; and we have ensured our results focused coaching creates an immediate pathway to new employment.


Soft Skills for People Managers

Soft Skills for People Managers

Courageous Conversations

Leading Change

Leading Change

Conflict Management

Conflict Management

Coaching Skills

Coaching Skills

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