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Christien Winter is a Senior Associate of Sheffield and was a Director/Partner of the firm from 1995 to 2021.
Christien is an experienced leader who has specialised in Human Resource advisory services for over 25 years. Her early career was in operational leadership, working for an international computer leasing company based out of the United Kingdom. With a keen interest in building teams and developing individuals, she joined Sheffield and was a Director/Partner of the firm from 1995 to 2021. In addition to practice leadership roles, Christien also served a term as the firm’s Managing Partner from 2004 - 2008. Christien was a Trustee on the Board of Leadership New Zealand from 2013 – 2020, and was also a member of the Board’s Succession and Recruitment Committee.
With business qualifications and experience, Christien has designed and implemented HR initiatives and led HR projects in both the public and private sectors. She consults and facilitates across the full spectrum of Organisational Development including Leadership Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Team Development, Change Management and Executive Coaching. Christien has also undertaken executive search and recruitment work for board members and senior leaders and facilitated CEO performance review processes.
Christien thrives on supporting leaders with their development, empowering them to make a positive impact on those they lead, but also the culture and leadership of the organisation they work in. She also volunteers her time as a mentor through Business Mentors New Zealand and can speak fluently in the Spanish and Dutch languages.
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Diploma Business Studies and Languages – Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Master of Business Administration – Aston University, United Kingdom
Accredited DDI Master Trainer & Facilitator – Leadership Development Programmes
Accredited DDI Master Trainer & Facilitator – Targeted Selection® Interviewer Skills
Accredited DDI Feedback Provider - Leadership Mirror 360 Assessment
Accredited DDI Card Sort Analyst & Trainer
Mentor - Business Mentors New Zealand