Adam Cooper

Uncovering human potential.

Adam Cooper specialises in uncovering human potential and building leadership capacity. He has held senior roles in the private and public sectors, so is very familiar with what it takes to create the conditions for authentic, resilient leadership in these settings.

Adam has developed innovative and effective models of facilitation, coaching and change management, and has gained a reputation for pioneering work to leverage the power of the arts, diversity and creativity. He is co-founder of Ruku Ao, a ground-breaking collaborative initiative that involves government agencies, the arts and community and was a finalist in the NZ Innovation Awards in 2016.

Adam holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship from Otago University, and is a certified professional coach and public engagement practitioner. His strengths are in his ability to shape learning experiences for individuals and groups that broaden their thinking and perspectives. He is available to coach individual leaders and to facilitate team sessions.