Leonie Freeman is a business futurist, entrepreneur and speaker. She is a visionary leader and regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading business women having spent over 25 years disrupting and transforming businesses.
Leonie has a unique set of skills and has her finger on the pulse when it comes to transforming businesses and igniting innovation in organisations. Leonie doesn’t just talk about defying disruption or transforming businesses, she lives it with her definition of CPR – Courage; Perseverance; Resilience. She has an ability to craft powerful messages, which are humorous and inspirational, providing clear insights and takeaways which are actionable by all.
In 1996, she created the concept of what is now realestate.co.nz. The venture was originally known as RealENZ.co.nz. It was one of the first major commercial websites launched in New Zealand. Her next project involved the purchase of a small run-down residential property management business. Leonie totally transformed ‘Interactive’ before selling it ten years ago.
After a well-earned break, Leonie focused on a contribution in the public sector including executive roles at local and central government levels. She believes that to solve some of our large complex problems in our cities, that we must find innovative and disruptive solution in working together.
With 8 years’ experience in the public sector she decided to again show leadership and courage and in 2016 launched thehomepage.nz. This is a philanthropic and independent initiative with the sole purpose of solving Auckland’s housing crisis and was the Chair of the recent Auckland Housing Summit (aucklandhousingsummit.co.nz).
In 2011, Leonie was appointed to the board of the listed company – Goodman Property Trust. Leonie is also a member of Global Women, a collaboration of New Zealand’s most influential leaders.
She has been a regular and sought-after print, radio and TV commentator. Leonie has recently been awarded the Property Institutes Life membership and the Supreme Property Award for 2017 and was a finalist in the recent Westpac Women of Influence Awards. She was awarded the Property Council – Judges Choice Award for 2017 – for her leadership in solving the Housing Crisis.
Leonie Freeman is a business futurist, entrepreneur and keynote speaker. She is a visionary leader and someone who has spent over 25 years actually disrupting and transforming businesses.
Leonie has a unique set of skills and has her finger on the pulse when it comes to transforming businesses and igniting innovation in organisations. She has an ability to craft powerful messages, which are humorous and inspirational, providing clear insights and takeaways which are actionable by all.
You can contact me via email, phone or complete the form below to send me a message.
How to Defy Disruption and Ignite Innovation in your Organisation
Have you ever wondered how people seem to spot opportunities that have been right under our nose, and you think “why didn’t I think of that!” Or do you have an idea that might change something in your world but don’t know what to do next?
We all know the pace of change is increasing and we’re pedalling harder to keep up. Whatever role you play – the issue is often similar. The sense of excitement about future possibility can be overshadowed by the fear about whether we can even be able to keep up with the great wave of change and disruption that’s taking place. Just look around you. Every single new thing that exists today someone had come up with an idea, saw an opportunity and made it happen.
Dream It, See It, Do It – is a proven three step framework focused on defying disruption and igniting the spirit of innovation in your organisation.
In my presentations you will learn 4 key things:
- The principles of why there are business failures alongside the many great successes
- The 3 key steps of the Dream It, See It, Do It framework
- Understanding people’s behaviours and attitudes toward change
- Powerful stories that provide examples of phenomenal business success using the Dream It, See It,
Do It programme
Audiences will leave this compelling presentation with a game plan for successfully defying disruption and igniting innovation.
Dream It, See It, Do It is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.
Solving the housing crisis
Auckland is in a housing crisis. If we can’t find a path to solving it, we face a future of soaring prices, sliding supply, rising unaffordability, people living in cars, in garages and on the street. Many of our young people tell us they’ve already given up hope of ever owning a home.
Auckland isn’t alone. Cities the world over are confronting the same set of seemingly intractable challenges. Like Auckland, they are struggling to find a big fix to a big problem.
I’m convinced there’s a method available to tackle the’ fix’ we’re in. Collective Impact is a method that recognises that no single idea, organisation, or person is going to produce a silver bullet solution. Solving the housing crisis demands real leadership and coordinated collective effort with a long-term focus and a commitment to deliver measurable results. See www.thehomepage.nz.
Around the world, we have to solve the supply dilemma. We need a lot more houses. We need a lot less political profiling, empty talk fests and meaningless pledges.
A Proper Fix: Solving The Housing Crisis presents the key ingredients of a solution and a process for getting there.
In my presentations you will learn 4 key things:
- Why we can’t seem to break through the barriers and blockages we are currently confronted with
- The 4 key steps we must take to generate the ‘disruption’ that will put us on a new path
- Getting to grips with change aversion
- A range of possible outcomes for your city
Audiences will leave this compelling presentation inspired with a dynamic game plan of long-term sustainable change.
A Proper Fix: Solving our Housing Crisis is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote. It has also been successful as a full day programme in action – see www.aucklandhousingsummit.co.nz
Courage – Perseverance – Resilience
Whatever leadership role we play, we all know the pace of change is increasing, and we are pedalling harder to keep up. The key leadership challenge is to anticipate the overcoming challenges and get ahead of the curve. Leadership CPR is a framework which provides key lessons and learnings based on
In my presentation you will learn 3 key things:
- Key leadership challenges that many people face
- The 3 key attributes of leadership success – Courage, Perseverance, Resilience
- Powerful stories that provide examples of leadership success using the Leadership CPR programme
This 50 minute keynote presentation will ensure you understand key leadership attributes necessary to achieve the
business success you desire.
How to Build a Business, Not a Job
Have you noticed there are many entrepreneur business owners who are totally committed to their business, but their dream has turned into a nightmare? They become like a mouse stuck on a treadmill. What’s got them to where they are today isn’t going to get them to where they want to be.
There are 7P’s in my Ready Set Grow programme. The first 3 P’s are Thinking – Purpose, Prospect and Plan.
The remaining four are Doing – People, Product, Processes and Performance
Ready Set Grow is a proven programme to help business owners achieve success and turn the nightmare back into
In my presentations you will learn 3 key things:
- The principles of why you are stuck where you are
- The 7 key steps (called the 7 P’s) in the Ready Set Grow programme
- Powerful stories that provide examples of phenomenal business success using the Ready Set Grow programme
Audiences will leave this compelling presentation with a game plan for successfully creating transformational
Ready Set Grow is an ideal stand-alone conference keynote or an extended half or full day program.
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