The Amalgam Team

Amalgam is made up of a team of independent and highly experienced consultants, each with their own areas of expertise.  Working with associates in this way means you get the very best people working on your solutions, no compromise!

Geoff Wake

Geoff Wake
Geoff Wake is principal for Amalgam Consulting and has been helping businesses lift the performance of their people since 1996. He provides strategic advice, inspirational seminars and motivational coaching to help businesses and their people to operate at their highest and best.Geoff has extensive management experience predominantly in the hospitality and tourism industries. He works with teams and individuals who are ready for change, ready to take things to the next level and with a desire to be the best they can be.

At the foundation of Geoff’s transformational work is Neuro-Semantics (NS). This multi-disciplinary field stems from studying successful people and organisations and how they are motivated, change, develop and grow. NS models provide teams and their leaders with greater clarity and purpose so they can operate with increased intention and focus; learning how to blow out excuses and be more resourceful and resilient to unleash their full potential.

Geoff resides in Auckland, NZ, he is a Certified Behavioural and Values Analyst, certified in the TTI TriMetrix System and is a NLP-NS Master Practitioner and Certifying Trainer through the International Society of Neuro-Semantics, Colarado, USA. Geoff is also a certified Meta-Coach in good standing with the Meta-Coach Foundation, Sydney, Australia.

Lisa Mandic

Geoff Wake
Lisa is the founder of River Empowerment, established in 2004. Her mission is to develop exceptional managers to facilitate her vision of healthy, effective organisations.Lisa’s background includes extensive experience in the corporate environment where she held roles in senior management, contract management and finance throughout Australia and NZ for over a decade.

Lisa provides management tools, training and consulting services to medium and large sized organisations. She has been a trainer for the Employers and Manufacturers Association and Massey University since 1997. Lisa is also a regular presenter and writer.

Lisa enjoys seeing people succeed in their organisation. Growing up in a family with a small business, and now having one herself, she understands, first hand, the challenges of creating a successful business.

Rosina Webb

Geoff Wake
Rosina is managing director and lead marketing consultant at energise.Before establishing energise Rosina spent many years working in senior marketing roles in a wide range of organisations including Sky City, Westfield, Telecom, AUT and Auckland City Council and consultancies.

Her passion for motivating individuals, teams and organisations to strategically grow, compete and achieve their goals and marketing objectives has made her a formidable facilitator and an effective change manager. These are the skills that enable Rosina to deliver on her promise to energise and mobilise individuals, teams and businesses.

Rosina holds a Diploma in Teaching (DipTch), a Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) from the University of Auckland and recently a Certificate in Facilitation and Group Leadership. She is also a Fellow of the Marketing Association of NZ.

Anna Radford

Geoff Wake
Anna Radford specialises in communication and has more than two decades’ experience in public relations, strategic and internal communications roles in New Zealand and the UK. This experience has been gained in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors.She is a Fellow and accredited member of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), and a past winner of the Communication Management division in the IABC’s Kiwi Quill awards.

Anna believes developing a relationship based on mutual goals and understanding is a key element in a successful consultant/client relationship.

Her services enable clients to clarify their messages and communicate to and with broad and varied audiences. One of the advantages of working with her is that she personally provides end-to-end communications solutions from planning through to implementation.

Rob Young

Geoff Wake
Rob Young specialises in senior management recruitment. His comprehensive business experience has equipped him to confidently assess an individual’s specific and broader abilities and how those skills and attributes can best be applied to the benefit of both clients and candidates.Rob has an accounting and management background, primarily with large multinationals in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

In recent years he has worked in human resource consulting, with public sector organisations and medium to large corporates. He has also owned and operated McDonald’s restaurants at Auckland Airport, and established his own consulting practice prior to establishing Saturn Group.

Jane Judd

Geoff Wake
Jane Judd is an experienced and skilled strategic change facilitator and practitioner. She is passionate about business change and the need to develop people strategies alongside change initiatives to ensure the change is sustainable and delivers the required business value. With her experience, she is able to support leaders navigate change initiatives in their business.Jane has worked in the field for 20 years across many industries in New Zealand and the UK, in both the public and private sector.

Jane’s combination of Organisational Development and Business Consulting expertise provide her with the depth of skills and experience required to facilitate and support a multitude of business change situations from business transformation and strategy execution to culture change and capability development.

Jane holds a BA (Hons) in Humanities, specialising in English, French and History. She also completed a Postgraduate certificate in Training and Human Resource Management. Jane was awarded Franklin Covey International Facilitator of the Year in 1998, following her extensive work with Covey’s leadership programmes. She is certified in Cultural Transformation Tools (Barrett Values Centre) and is an accredited practitioner of Prosci’s change management methodology.

John Bennoch

Geoff Wake
ohn Bennoch has been involved in the business of training & development since 1987. He has an enviable reputation for practical and highly effective training workshops and programmes.  His list of clients reads like a who’s who of NZ and Asia Pacific business, many of which can measure their loyalty to John in decades.  This is testament to his exemplary skills and knowledge of training methodologies and his practical business experience gained from hands-on sales, marketing and management roles.John’s aim is to help organisations grow by developing learning programmes to develop the Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills & Habits of their people.  To help businesses keep up with the fast paced and competitive business environment, John assists teams to lift performance and to be at the top of their game through the provision of facilitated learning workshops, manager-led learning modules, learning games & activities and one-on-one coaching.

John has embraced the philosophy of Accelerated Learning, believing people learn best in a relaxed, non-threatening, nurturing environment. Learning through self-experience is a key element in the retention of new skills and John uses Accelerative Training skills to build these elements into all his training programmes.