Meet the owner

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Daria Williamson, Owner

Hi, I’m Daria Williamson, the owner of Potentiate Consulting Limited. I’m based in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand, and work around the country.

I founded Potentiate in 2015, after completing a Master of Management in Human Resources Management (with Distinction) through Massey University.

Experience and results

As an accomplished leader, trainer, and consultant, I bring extensive experience and a proven track record of success. I have worked in a range of industries and organisation sizes, from small businesses to multinationals, so I know first-hand the importance of tailoring my approach to the uniqueness of each organisation I work with.

A passion for excellence

I love helping individuals and organisations achieve their goals, and become the best they can be. I love finding out what you and your organisation dream of achieving, then working with you to create and implement an action programme that gets you where you want to be.

My approach

My style is described by clients as positive, engaging and inspirational. I believe that genuine human connection is the key to excellence in every endeavour.

Potentiate’s values

I believe in the value of values. So what makes Potentiate Consulting “TICK”?

Two people holding up signs with a tick (also called a check mark)

Trust and Integrity: I stick to my values, do what I say, and I’m up-front if things don’t go to plan.
Continuous improvement: I want to be better today than I was yesterday. Ongoing learning is vital, and I love honest feedback.
Kindness: I believe that every individual deserves respect, and that kindness is always the right choice. I seek to model respect and kindness in my words and actions.

Potentiate’s methods

Tailored solutions

I believe off-the-shelf programmes are a waste of your time and money because they’ll try to solve problems you don’t have. Instead, I listen to you and learn about your business. Then, I use that knowledge to design a programme that fits your goals, challenges and resources.

Small, consistent, focused steps

I believe that small, consistent, and focused steps lead to lasting change and improvement.

We’ve all heard the saying about eating an elephant one bite at a time. I believe in this approach, coupled with a consistent practice of “taking a bite” as often as possible.

(Sidebar: Dean Yeong does a great job of explaining the magic of small actions done consistently).

I encourage clients to prioritise, working on one or two areas at a time. This avoids a “scatter-gun” approach of trying to tackle too much too soon, which can cause your people to burn out and lose interest in the change effort. We’ll work together to develop a list of actions and behaviours that, practised over time, lead to sustainable improvements.

Let’s talk!

I’d love to help you take the next step in your improvement journey. To talk about how we can work together, callemail or fill out the contact form today. I’m happy to answer your questions and look forward to talking to you soon.