TUI’S OFFICIAL BIO
We are all leaders in our own lives, but too often we lead as we think we ‘should’.
Executive coach, therapist, author and speaker Tui Fleming inspires established and emerging leaders to let go of those ‘shoulds’ and dare to lead with authenticity and heart.
Authentic leadership means knowing your values and strengths, acting with intention and setting healthy boundaries. It means favouring adaptability over resilience, and flexing from a state of what Tui has coined ‘stability before agility’. It means bringing your whole self to work, so that others feel free to do the same. Authentic leadership results in highly engaged teams and a work environment that inspires peak performance without compromising true wellbeing.
Tui’s work is grounded in science, yet has a heart-centred, mindful approach. She’s a certified Gallup Strengths Leadership coach; one of Danielle LaPorte’s Heart Centered Leadership global facilitators; trained in both Dr Brene Brown’s Daring Leadership and the Emotional Culture Deck; a yoga and meditation instructor; and, with her interest in helping people re-author the stories of their lives, Tui has trained the psychological science and art of Narrative Therapy. She is NZ’s only certified Gallup Strengths Leadership coach with these other qualifications – a unique combination that makes her client coaching successes transformational. Her workshops and talks are thought provoking, immersive experiences that prompt deep reflection, rich connection and offer practical strategies for sustained embodied change.
A former marketer for some of New Zealand’s biggest brands, she’s acted as a leadership and wellbeing consultant for national and global brands like CBRE, Deloitte, PWC, LEGO, Kiwibank, TSB, The B:hive at Smales’ Farm, Pinehurst School and AGE School; for SMEs like HotSpring Spas, Studio Pilates and The Smoothie Bowl; and entrepreneurs and individuals. Her talks have reached thousands of people globally, with this one being a favourite on the Unmistakable Creative and her motherhood is never far from her work, as seen in her co-hostisng of Stuff Media’s Double Strength Mama Power’ podcast.
Tui knows the language and culture of corporate, and the minds and hearts of humans.
Her work is about diversity and inclusion, significance and belonging. It is about creating a place where people feel accepted for who they are, where they are encouraged to embrace their unique genius, and where they are empowered to embrace their leadership AND their wellbeing. On the outside, that place might be a business, a school, or in the quiet solitude of your home, but at its core, it’s in your heart.