Sheffield is ready and able to support organisations in addressing the challenges of major change. Our highly skilled consultants, supported by global ‘best practice’ methodologies, enable us to make a tangible and enduring difference to organisational performance. Watch the video above or click here for a list of specialist services we offer.


Organisational Design & Change Management

Sheffield offers a comprehensive review of organisational drivers and the impact they can make on your business.  Organisational design looks at a company's structure, in order to optimise and repond to significant changes.  Sheffield will work with your key stakeholders to help ensure that organisational structure and leadership frameworks are aligned with business direction. With a strong focus on change management and job design, using proven methodologies, Sheffield will help to lead effective organisational design and change initiatives.  We are keen to talk to you about Organisational Design in these challenging times.



Research-based, professionally-executed assessment is the foundation of a sound organisational development programme. Drawing on a broad range of DDI's market-leading platforms, we offer a customised assessment suite that includes psychometric tools, in-depth assessment centres, team profiling, 360o Leadership Mirror® surveys and evaluation against key leadership competencies and capability needs.

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Career Management

Sheffield offers one-to-one coaching sessions to identify opportunities for individual career development. We also work with groups in a workshop format. From refining CVs through to comprehensive analysis of transferable skills, our career coaching will help individuals to build both expertise and confidence in managing career transitions and career planning.


Leadership Development

Driving performance and accountability is key to success. Yet many leaders struggle with getting maximum performance from their teams. Transitioning to first-line, mid-level and strategic leadership roles requires preparation and focused development to enable leaders to meet the significant changes in the political network, job complexity, time horizons and human dynamics of the work environment at each level.

Developing Great Leaders


HR Development

As experts in HR management, we offer analysis of an organisation's HR structures and processes, and provide recommendations to maximize their efficiency and impact. Our written and verbal reports will deliver structured guidelines on how to shape an HR system which best reflects the strategic drivers and priorities of the organisation. We provide ongoing support and guidance as required to ensure the effective implementation of recommendations.


Driving Performance

Our focus is on a customised service to lift performance through the development of leadership capacity. This ranges from the identification of key capability drivers through to the development of succession management frameworks, and undertaking talent audits for development planning. We also work with teams and team leaders to develop a stronger performance culture through skill development and clarity of focus.

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Executing Strategy

Sheffield is pleased to have been appointed as a panel provider for HR consulting services as part of the All-of-Government (AoG) Consulting Services Solution. 

  • Ian, Raewyn and Kelly did a tremendous job helping the Hockey New Zealand Board distill down the key skills we needed in our CEO, and ultimately assisted us with a comprehensive and efficient interview and selection process. We could not have asked for more.

    Mike Bignell, Chair, NZ Hockey - Auckland

  • For someone who has always taken the DIY approach to recruitment, letting go of such an important process wasn’t easy....I would definitely engage them again, and I am! No more DIY for me!!

    Simon Challies, Executive Director, BrainTree Trust - Christchurch

  • We found Sheffield to be outstanding in the calibre of candidates they brought to the table. Consequently we appointed outside the Local Govt sector and went for a private sector appointment. That has proven to be very successful.

    Grant Smith - Mayor, Palmerston North City Council - North Island

  • It is all about the people and Mike (Stenhouse) has built up a high level of trust in his relationship with the MTF Board. He provides a very thorough, credible and professional process which resulted in, in this case, three high calibre and appointable candidates to choose from.

    Mark Darrow, Chairman, Motor Trade Finance Limited - Christchurch

  • Sheffield Search’s service was highly professional, marked by a strong collaborative/partnership approach. Communication throughout the process was regular and full, and gave the board comfort of the progress being made.
    All these elements ensured not only a successful outcome but a series of relationships very well managed.

    Andrew Johnson, Chair, St Paul's Collegiate - North Island

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