We’ll free you to focus on what matters.
At PEPworldwide, we understand what underpins the most successful companies. We’re a global organisation which specialises in boosting your business performance by providing highly customised, practical solutions for work process improvement. Because our strategies are both long-term and specifically tailored to the individual and their company, we consistently achieve outstanding gains in productivity. On average our clients gain an extra two hours of time a day, freeing them to focus on innovation, to achieve their ambitions and to finally be able to concentrate on the high-impact projects necessary to take their business to the next level.
We know our methodology works: as well as a proven track record in 30 countries around the world, including 25 years as the leading productivity consultant in New Zealand, we also provide you with a precise analysis of how our training has specifically improved your business outcomes.
In a nutshell? Our business is all about adding value to yours.
If our people don’t change your life, they’ll come pretty close.
Kathryn Anda, Managing Director
Kathryn Anda, Managing Director
“When I did PEP, it changed my life. So I bought the business!”
Kathryn is the director of PEPworldwide NZ. She brought the Personal Efficiency Program (PEP) to New Zealand in 1995 and soon established her company, then known as IBT NZ, as New Zealand’s most successful provider of productivity solutions. Numbered among her clients are many of the biggest names in New Zealand business. She is a dynamic and sought-after speaker and coach.
“PEP not only helped me to develop a whole new way of working, but also to bring some other aspects of my life to order.”
Inna came to New Zealand from Ukraine six years ago. She has worked in a variety of industries including sales, telecommunications and IT, all with a strong focus on customer support. She joined PEPworldwide:nz in 2015 and enjoys the way her work with PEP complements her interest in all areas of personal development.
“Everything I did prior to PEP was about helping people succeed. I love that I’m now with PEPworldwide, as PEP is about empowering people and giving them back control in order for them to be successful.”
Lisa recently joined the PEPworldwide team as an account executive and facilitator. She has an extensive coaching and facilitating background, is a published author and has been a business owner. Having worked with a broad range of clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries, she prides herself on being able to effectively connect with and understand the people she works with, enabling her to provide tailored solutions to match their needs. She has a passion to help people succeed.
“I apply the PEP principles on a regular basis to ease the stress of a varied workload.”
Belinda has over 15 years’ experience in accountancy for business. She has also worked as a business broker, where she gained valuable experience in understanding businesses in many different sectors. Belinda has worked with PEPworldwide for over eighteen years and has seen the company grow. She says that the incredible feedback from PEP participants keeps her motivated and she loves to see the many ways PEP helps people.
“PEP has taught me to take a step back, slow down and plan, and through this I find I have more rather than less time.”
Sarah originally qualified as an architect but moved into advertising and graphic design. She has been a studio manager in the advertising industry, managing the creative and production area. She joined PEPworldwide because she was looking for a permanent job in which she could apply her skills.
“My first exposure to PEP was as a participant – it instantly modified the way I worked. I applied it in my corporate career and then in my professional playing and coaching career.”
Jason has been with PEPworldwide for over eleven years and has worked in a variety of industries. He has a strong background in brands, projects and event management and spent eight years overseas as a professional rugby player and coach. Jason’s goal is to work alongside organisations and individuals to reach their full potential. He loves working with highly driven, successful people to identify areas for improvement.
“I remember coaching one young man who was very driven but feeling torn about not having enough time to do everything well. Years later a colleague met him in Sydney. He was in a senior role and was still raving about the positive impact PEP had had on both his work and his life.”
Before joining PEPworldwide, Michele’s background was in FMCG, in the areas of sales management, sales and capability building. She joined PEP to make a difference and help others to achieve results and gain control of their work and life. She is a people-oriented, results-focused facilitator and offers a pragmatic coaching approach to help people achieve.
“We show our clients how to stay connected, how to switch off and how to work flexibly as they head into the future work environment.”
Rona has experience in corporate and professional account management. Her background is primarily in the areas of recruitment, training, learning and development, outdoor education and personal development and she has worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in all sizes of organisations. She therefore understands different business requirements and challenges, enabling her to provide customised solutions to meet her clients’ needs. All her experience and roles have been dedicated to helping people grow and discover their potential and her PEP role has recently expanded into active facilitation.
“Being able to make a difference to the way people approach and feel about their work is such a gratifying experience.”
Tracey joined the PEPworldwide Wellington team in 2011. Her background is predominantly in the field of strategic key account/relationship management with experience in senior management, recruitment and training. Tracey’s experience of working in both large and small organisations within both public and private sectors enables her to easily identify clients’ challenges within the workplace and provide relevant solutions. She has always had a passion for helping people to perform at their best.
“I love PEP because the principles we talk about are principles of life: they are principles that help one to live a satisfying and fulfilling life irrespective of whether you are at work or at play.”
Susan has 20 years’ experience in training and development, including people, organisational and infrastructural development. Key areas of interest include facilitation of workshops, project management, leadership, management and personal effectiveness, and she is particularly interested in the latest developments in neuroscience and the brain. She is passionate about working collaboratively with people to help them achieve what is important to them.
“PEP is magic. It makes the outrageous claim that you will get more done, in less time, with less stress – and it delivers. I love how it frees people up to focus on what is most important.”
Judith has been a PEPworldwide consultant since 2004, with a break 2014 – 2016. She has 25 years’ experience in transformational facilitation, coaching, leadership development and strategic planning. She has an interest in neuroscience and is passionate about helping high-performing individuals and teams reshape their habits to achieve more of what is important to them, painlessly.
Anna van der Plank
Anna van der Plank
“I sum up PEP in two words: true empowerment.”
Anna joined PEPworldwide in 2014 and has a broad background in business ownership, management consulting, politics, executive mediation and coaching. She is fluent in four languages and easily connects with people from all backgrounds. She is passionate about supporting people to improve their wellbeing and achieving the best possible results for both organisations and individuals.
“To me, meditation is to the mind what PEP is to our physical work environment – it helps to clear away the noise and the clutter to focus on what's important.”
Natasha grew up in Canada and Mexico and has lived and worked in Japan, Australia and Thailand. Over the past ten years she has facilitated, trained and coached a variety of individuals and groups to achieve lasting personal and professional transformation. Her multi-cultural background and strong presentation and communication skills enable her to build and facilitate life-changing results in both individual and group situations. She believes that her PEP training has allowed her to maintain a balance, both at work and at home, and has helped her to establish an effective system for achieving what’s most important.
“I’ve had staff at one particular organisation hug me and cry because PEP has changed their life so much.”
Jo joined PEPworldwide in 2010 as a consultant and quickly moved into an account executive role, receiving a high performance award for the Australia/New Zealand region in 2015. She is passionate about working for people and enjoys finding creative solutions to meet clients’ needs. She has a diverse industry background in marketing and management, working both in New Zealand and abroad in the manufacturing, mining and design sectors.
“I love to help people make changes in their day to day lives that can so revolutionise the way they work and live. That’s why I love PEP!”
Jenny comes from a background of providing career development and advice for young adults. She has developed strong relationship, mentoring and coaching skills while working within a wide range of industries.
“I love it when a client is able to achieve better balance with their work. I remember a senior manager whose goal was to be able to fit a run into her hectic schedule. Helping her achieve that goal was amazing and I still see her out running sometimes.”
Helen initially began facilitating PEP in 1999, while working as the Learning and Development Manager at Trade NZ. She introduced and facilitated PEP through the Trade NZ offices internationally.
Helen has over 17 years’ experience in learning and development and human resources. In particular, her expertise is in development, design and implementation of organisational development initiatives, leading to organisational effectiveness, and also executive coaching.
She loves to see the changes that PEP brings about in organisations, especially coaching senior managers to change and improve the way they work, because it has a flow-on effect for the entire organisation. Leading by example means that managers can model effective behaviours and demonstrate a successful work/life balance.
“After PEP, every employee can relate what they do to the vision of the organisation. That clarity and alignment is what PEP delivers to participants.”
Marie has been a senior manager in the public sector, is the managing director of a public health communications company and joined PEPworldwide as a consultant last year. Her role makes full use of the skills she developed as a consultant delivering leadership training, facilitating strategic planning and coaching senior executives. She is passionate about working with people and organisations, creating solutions and possibilities, and loves being part of a process that transforms the results people achieve at work while leaving them with enough energy to enjoy the rest of their lives.
“PEP makes a real difference in people’s work lives by enabling them to focus on what really matters.”
David has experience in the corporate, academic and health sectors. He started his career as an electronics engineer, and then studied for a PhD specialising in technology-supported learning, which took him into the field of educational psychology and thinking skills. He has trained as a counselor and facilitator specialising in communication and relationship skills and sees PEP training as a very practical application of all these areas of interest.
“PEP aligns with my passion for continuous improvement, leading and participating in highly effective teams. For me it's all about helping people be the best they can be.”
Paul originally qualified as an Accountant then moved into several Finance Manager roles leading teams through periods of change, improving processes and introducing new systems and reporting.
More recently as Account Executive in the IT industry Paul has developed trusted advisor relationships with his Clients, leading teams to service excellence, growing the business and people.