Tocker Associates - People Development

Our Team – Working for Your Team

The Tocker Associates team of consultants in Wellington New Zealand has been helping individuals, public sector organisations and private companies improve their performance for many years.

Our skills and expertise in the areas of leadership development, executive mentoring, conflict and change management, team building, and facilitation are widely recognised.

The values we abide by:

  • We work to have a positive impact.
  • We work with integrity.
  • We’re practical, pragmatic, and focused on finding the best solutions for our clients.
  • We’re committed to excellence.

Introducing the Tocker Associates team

Ali Tocker – Director

Ali has worked as a change manager and consultant since 1997. Her areas of expertise include strategic change, team conflict resolution, business planning, team development, communication skills and individual coaching. Ali is also involved in the design, development and rollout of leadership and development programmes for large organisations. She has worked with a variety of public sector, local government and private sector clients in all aspects of organisational development.

Ali’s qualifications and accreditations:

  • BA in psychology
  • MA in education
  • Diploma in teaching
  • Accredited in Team Management Systems Suite, including Team
    Management Profiles (TMP/TMI) and 360s
  • Thomas International Systems consultant
  • Affiliated to Lominger Ltd Inc
  • Hogan accredited
  • Accredited facilitator for Power + Systems Inc in NZ –
    The Organisation Workshop and When Cultures Meet Workshop
  • Opra/Genos
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessor

Sarah Tocker ‒ Associate

Sarah is an experienced facilitator and coach who has worked throughout the country across all sectors, focusing on people development, planning, organisational communication, and long-term development strategies. Sarah’s areas of expertise are coaching and leadership development, as well as communication and strategic thinking. Sarah works with organisations in areas such as team conflict, team development, communication skills, strategic planning, developing competency frameworks, and strategic initiatives.

Sarah’s qualifications and accreditations:

  • PG Cert. Education and Leadership
  • BA in English literature
  • Accredited in the Team Management Systems Suite,
    including the TMP/TMI and 360s
  • Certified in the Lominger Leadership Architect tool suite

Dallis Parker ‒ Associate

Dallis is an experienced facilitator and instructor, having worked at Outward Bound on various professional development courses and general entry courses since 1997. Dallis’s areas of expertise are behavioural change, leadership development, and team management and leadership. Dallis has run her own business and has a background in systems analysis training and developing training materials for national use. Dallis has worked as a facilitator in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong, where she was contracted to design and deliver a staff safety training system.

Dallis’s qualifications and accreditations:

  • BA and teaching degree, Otago University
  • Spherion – Business Systems
  • Accredited in Team Management Systems Suite, including the TMP/TMI and 360s

Brenda Visser – Executive assistant

Brenda is our intrepid EA. Some of Brenda’s responsibilities are diary management, administration, client relationships and relationship management, managing profiles and assisting with co-ordinating the successful running of workshops.

Brenda has a background in high-level executive assistant roles in public and private sector organisations in New Zealand and South Africa.

We are certified experts in management

Tocker Associates consultants are accredited in a range of internationally recognised leadership and team management tools, including:

The Organisation Workshop

We’ve been running The Organisation Workshop with clients facing change and looking to grow and develop, with great results. Designed in Boston, US, this highly interactive and engaging programme is used internationally with organisations across all sectors and as part of leadership development programmes. It’s proven to support critical growth and change initiatives within organisations.

TMS Suite of Products

Team Management Systems – particularly the Team Management Index Profile (TMP/TMI) – is recognised as the foremost integrated system of work-based, research-proven assessments and feedback instruments worldwide. These support individuals, teams and organisations to effect positive and lasting change and achieve higher performance in the workplace.

The Lominger Leadership Architect Suite of Products

The suite represents a collaboration of research-based findings and practical, user-friendly tools, applications and development solutions. It enables organisations to bridge the gap between the way most executive development systems are actually run, to the way research-based best practices in management indicate they should be run.

When Cultures Meet

When two organisations need to work as partners as the result of a merger or acquisition, or two business units within the same organisation have to collaborate, they may find they require help to integrate their two different cultures so they can work together effectively. When Cultures Meet is a one-day workshop that finds the unique strengths of each culture, and combines them into a powerful and effective whole.

DiSC Profiling

DiSC is a leading personal assessment tool that reports on the personality and behaviour of individuals. It’s non-judgmental and helps people to discuss their behavioural differences, resulting in improvements in work productivity, teamwork and communication.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

The MBTI is a practical tool for investigating personality type, and provides a dynamic framework for understanding individual differences and preferences. It helps clients to better comprehend the culture of their workplaces, develop new skills, understand their participation in teams, and cope with change at work.

360° Feedback Assessment & Values Style Profile

360 degree feedback involves a team member receiving anonymous, confidential feedback from the people who work around them, including their manager, peers, and direct reports. The Values Style Profile helps someone understand what internally motivates them and guides them in their decision making.

Appreciative Inquiry

An approach to resolving workplace conflict developed in the 1980s by a team at Cape Western Reserve University in Ohio, US. It enables resolution by focusing energy on what is working rather than what isn’t.

Hogan Assessments

These tools acknowledge that people don’t always fit in a box. Hogan’s four assessments offer the range of measurement required to understand people’s strengths, weaknesses, values, and their approach to problem solving – and accurately predict performance.

Gallup StrengthsFinder

The StrengthsFinder differentiates strengths from talents and preferences. It identifies the skills and attributes that someone uses, and provides information on how these can be leveraged effectively at a personal and organisational level.


Get in touch with us and let’s talk about how we can help you.