Testimonials


Sarah Dove, Senior Transport Planner at AECOM
Stella provided change management advice for AECOM's office relocation to Mahuhu Crescent in Auckland in 2012. She drove the change management agenda and did a very compitent job of managing and co-ordinating all the aspects of the move. I worked with Stella on the transport planning elements of the relocation and she was dedicated and enthusiastic about the initiatives that were introduced, providing good leadership and guidance. I can recommend her change management skills to any business thinking of relocating.

Craig Burrell - Operations Director, New Zealand at AECOM
Stella was the key driving force in our business move from our 30 year old premises to our new 5 Green star offices in during 2011 and 2012. ?We moved 350 staff over a single weekend, with minimal staff distraction or anxiety. This we put down to our wide consultation, and then close working with the business units, to help them visualisation the new methods of working and office environment. Stella was a great mentor and coach in taking us on this journey, and had a significant impact on our successful move.

Simon Barnes, DIRECTOR at Davis Langdon
We engaged Stella Green to provide Transitional Change management for the relocation of AECOM and Davis Langdon to our new 5 Green Star offices during 2011 and 2012. Consulting widely to ensure the transition was successful, Stella worked with all business units to instill new ways of working in the innovative workplace design. Change programmes were delivered around the enhanced technology, way finding , events, and knowledge management. Stella worked closely with our teams in Human resources, IT , Facilities management and operations to ensure that the culture came with us on the journey to this collaborative workspace. We are thrilled with the transition that has taken place and the staffs response to the change programmes.

Sarah Ballantyne, Development Manager Cooper and Company
I hired Stella to help facilitate the change management strategies and migration of 3 international business clients (approximately 3,000 employees) in to the commercial premises at Britomart. Stella's facilitation methods were proactive and thought provoking for the stakeholders involved.

Carolyn Berridge, Principal Consultant at Fronde Systems Group
I engaged Stella as the Change Manager for the FAA project, to bring about the behavioural change we needed in the organisation. Her approach had just the right balance of structure and creativity, and her energy and ability to build relationships quickly with scores of stakeholders were impressive. I credit Stella with the success we experienced in getting the "knowledge and attitude" embedded in the business.

Tim Hooson, Jasmax :Principal - Head of Innovative Workplace Design. Director - New Zealand Green Building Council
I met Stella during our design and workplace strategy project for IAG New Zealand Ltd in Auckland. This project has proven to be a benchmark in the industry for sustainability and corporate cultural change. Be Confident consulting led by Stella Green became the key ingredient in the change management success of this project. Working through a structured methodology to develop change programs, Stella worked dynamically with the executive team to gain endorsement and solicit support at all levels of management to understand and manage the barriers to change. This led to a strong connection with the human resource teams to knit the new ways of working into the fabric of the business. At a personal level, Stella is a strategic change manager with huge energy, style and strategic clarity. We would not hesitate to recommend her for any corporate change project that requires dedication, clarity and enthusiasm to facilitate the desired outcomes.

Tim Griffith, National Property & Administration Manager at IAG NZ
Stella did great work helping prepare the move of 700 staff from 4 buildings into a great new environment - the NZI Centre in 1 Fanshawe St. Her work brought enthusiasm and creative ideas with the project team and wider change champions to help staff with the changes.

Steven Kelly, Associate Director at CBRE
Stella was key in assisting with the change management and engagement for the relocation of 730+ staff into a new premises. Stella works well with colleagues and her energy associated with the project was immense and greatly appreciated by all.

Graham Hall NZ Post, Group Workspaces Manager
I engaged Stella to work with our project teams developing methodologies, new protocols and a property-related change and comms plan for NZ Post Group as we engage with the roll out of a fully IT/Property/Culture/Information management integrated activity based working (ABW) initiative. She was also instrumental in establishing change capability within our team charged with rolling out new work styles for c.1,500 staff in multiple sites in Auckland and Wellington (with more to come).
Stella is extremely personable, quick to form professional relationships essential in winning 'hearts and minds' and is a dynamic facilitator with a wealth of knowledge of NZ workplaces that enhanced our programme and sped up the acceptance of change.
I would happily engage with Stella again to support future initiatives.

Callum McKenzie, Head of Retail banking BNZ
I had the pleasure of working with Stella when she led the Change Management of BNZ's Retail Banking team from our Quay Park office to our 80 Queen St HQ. Not only were we moving across town, but we also moved from a standard open plan environment to an activity based, flexi-desk model. Stella led the effort marvellously, resulting in a smooth transition and the easy adoption of a new way of working.