Kia ora koutou and G’day!
I'm here to help you find a flow of enjoyment, focus, strength and care for yourself and the world around you. Together we can grow your connection with nature, For individuals that brings a greater sense of belonging with yourself, your place and your community. For organisations that can bring renewed purpose, strategy and stakeholder engagement.
I'm serious about this:
I have 25 years of international experience as a motivational and facilitative leader in the fields of sustainable development, organisational strategy, social change and communications. I'm qualified in resource management and outdoor adventure. My work has crossed sectors; business, government and community, and disciplines; science, policy and communications, outdoor leadership and the arts, to make new things happen for a better world.
But I am also very human:
I'm from Aotearoa and I love this place. I'm a mother, an adventurer, an outspoken introvert, and a lateral thinker. I'm earthy, hardworking, occasionally stroppy, momentarily sad, sometimes surprisingly stupid and usually playful kind of human. I'm in awe of the nature we call the wild and I'm in awe of the nature we call ourselves and all that we go through in our short lives.
I'd love to hear from you.
I am Liana and I grow the connection between people and nature
I bring people together to discover new insights
Liana’s Key Skills
- Motivational leader and change agent
- Accomplished communicator, particularly for community stakeholders
- Highly effective facilitator
- Creative and big picture thinker
- Experienced strategic manager in Business, Social Enterprise and Community sectors
- Extensive knowledge of environment and conservation issues in NZ and internationally
- Cross-disciplinary project manager
- Eco–psychology practitioner
- M.Sc (hons) Natural Resource Management
- Outdoor Instructor
- Artist and song leader
I have a multidisciplinary toolkit for nature connection from outdoor adventure, science, ecopsychology and the arts
Who Liana works with
- Organisations and Communities
I work with you to develop stronger connection amongst your people, to find your strategy, and to learn and grow together. Recent examples include facilitating a 5 year strategy for Reconnecting Northland an ambitious large landscape scale conservation programme. MORE
- Businesses and Government
I deliver strategy and policy insights, develop innovative products and services, and develop the motivation and capacity of your people. Recent examples include codesigning a consultation caravan with the Department of Conservation. MORE
I design and build retreats, events, trainings and social networks that help you gain more enjoyment, skills and insight from your time in nature. Recent examples include pioneering the Re-wild Yourself 3 day retreat. MORE
“With her rich subject experience and knack for corralling people and ideas, Liana was able to quickly and comprehensively assimilate existing strategic material and plot a clear course forward.”
Strategic Facilitation Client
The things Liana can do with you
- Re-wild Experiences
I design and deliver transformational outdoor experiences for you and your organisation. MORE
- Strategic Facilitation
I provide insightful and effective facilitation and strategic advice so your team can make a difference MORE
- Natural Creativity
I enable community expression and visually creative responses to the natural world MORE
“I had the privilege of attending a Re-wild Yourself retreat in November with Liana. I left feeling wonder-filled, soul-filled…..truly full-filled. I learned of so many new, creative and inspiring ways of connecting much more fully with nature”.
Re-wild Retreat Participant