You may be seeing a new name & face around Nonsuch Consulting. It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you our newest Sales Coordinator, Amber McKinnon. Amber is a mother of 2 currently living in New Plymouth, originally from Southland. More fun facts about Amber are Favourite Band: (this is too hard, I love music full stop) hmmm Led Zepplin or Pearl Favourite pastime: Mountain biking or hanging with my kids outdoors Favourite Superhero: Aqua man as long as Jason Mamoa is the role! Amber handles our inbound and outbound sales activity. Amber is responsible for ensuring that Nonsuch Consulting Services directly provides sales collateral and any other resources required to assist new and existing customers. ... See MoreSee Less
Supporting Aspiring Cricket Players in East TimorNonsuch consulting are proud to sponsor Organisation Development Mentor (VSA Volunteer) Mark Young and his partner Lara’s work with aspiring cricket players in Timor-Leste. Money raised will be used to freight and purchase additional equipment including a portable cricket pitch which after a recent update, we are thrilled to be informed of its arrival in Dili last week.
“……this is going to make a massive difference to developing the batting skills of the young Timorese players,” said Mark Young.
The vision to turn football-obsessed east Timor on to cricket originated with Mark Young, who played at league level in Lancashire and Gloucestershire before emigrating to New Zealand in 1997.
Through the Volunteer Service Abroad aid agency, management consultant Mark Young, with his partner Lara, were placed in East Timor as an adviser to the government organisation tasked with diversifying the economy.
Walking to work one morning in Dili, Mark noticed a group of youngsters playing cricket with homemade bats and stumps.
They had been taught the basics by Tayyeb, who lived in Dili with his Timorese wife Mariana Dias Ximenes, a marathon runner who represented the country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Mark and Tayyeb are now working together to develop cricket in Timor with now 100 young Timorese playing the game, 40% female.
Mark said “Our inspiration is Afghanistan, another post-conflict society who only started playing seriously 20 years ago and are now highly ranked in world cricket, number eight in Twenty20.
Cricket is giving the young Timorese a sense of purpose in a society where there is much poverty and many people struggle with day-to-day living”
Nonsuch Consulting will continue to support the aspiring cricket players of East Timor and we are excited to be a part of such an amazing journey.... See MoreSee Less
Leadership and the Successful Ingredients for Project Office ExcellenceThe 4th PMO Leadership conference returned to Auckland this year taking place at the Crown Plaza from the 24th - 28th June. A large group (100+) of leaders and members of Project Management Offices came together to share their journeys and explore the ever-changing project, program and portfolio management landscape.
This ever-changing landscape then requires the PMO or the Project Office to continually evolve to ensure it remains relevant, visible and provides value to the host organisation. This requires the Project Office Manager to continuously challenge their own and their team’s performance with respect to providing value.
Our Central Principal Consultant and Founder, Youssef Mourra, kicked off the Conference on Monday, June 24 with an all-day Pre-Conference workshop focused on the four main pillars of Project Office success. Together with our Northern Principal Consultant, Guy Thorpe, they facilitated a group discussion/workshop on deepening the understanding of the elements that are required for a successful and ‘next generation’ Project Office.
Youssef then followed that up with a presentation the next day on the topic of Skillset development for PMO Success. Here he clarified the difference between the Leadership elements and the Technical elements for Project Office success. He challenged the audience to reflect on what the right balance between both elements is required for an effective Project Office.
If you’d like to know more about either the workshop or the presentation and you’d like to receive a copy of any of the artefacts or presentations that Youssef and Guy presented, just contact us at Nonsuch Consulting on [email protected] or visit us at www.nonsuch.co... See MoreSee Less
Excited to have our very own Principal consultant Youssef speaking today at the PMO leadership conference. To find more information on how we can help you visit our website www.nonsuch.co #pmoleadershipconference #nonsuchconsulting #event #projectmanagement #speaking #audience #betterway #Crowneplaza #Auckland ... See MoreSee Less