Masterclass Program

The post-summit masterclass program is designed to maximise your summit experience. You will cover topics in much greater depth – enabling you to share your challenges, create action plans and ensure the highest possible return from your summit investment.

Thursday 27 October 2022

Versatile Leadership
with Rob Hoult

Welcome to ‘Versatile Leadership’

Led by: Rob Hoult

This full-day masterclass will be held on Thursday 27 October 2022. 


Knowing ourselves and how others experience us lies at the heart of leadership effectiveness. As an emerging leader, we must understand how our behaviours and actions influence others around us, whether this be colleagues, direct reports, our immediate manager as well as our friends and families. All of these people get to experience ‘us’ and we want to be sure that they are getting the best version of us, and the version of us that brings out the best in them.

Whether we are an emerging leader or experienced CEO, we must know when to play to our strengths, and when to reign them in. It also means knowing when and how to move into the areas that we are less comfortable with. In essence, we must know how to be verstile in our leadership behaviour, and be able to call upon multiple ‘styles’ of leadership. We must avoid allowing ourselves becoming trapped in a singular style of leadership that is shaped by our personality or preferred behaviours.

In this masterclass with Rob Hoult, you will develop the ability to be strategic with your self-awareness. You will discover that becoming a versatile leader leader is achievable when you know yourself, and know what others need from their leaders.

In this hands-on masterclass, you will discover:

  • Your core drivers of behaviour and how others will see you
  • How your personality will shape your unconscious leadership style
  • The fundamental needs of all humans and the role leaders play in meeting these needs
  • The critical role of trust in building relationships, and the behaviours that generate trust


Rob is the founder and principal of Team Leader Leadership Development Limited and provides specialist leader and team development services to a wide range of organisations in New Zealand.

Prior to establishing Team Leader, Rob completed a thirty-year career as an officer in the New Zealand Defence Force. Rob’s career as a professional leader allows him to talk to other leaders with credibility. His experience leading diverse teams in multi-national settings has provided a depth of practical ability that he can back up through extensive knowledge on the science and art of leading teams. As well as having extensive practical leadership experience, Rob spent over a decade of his service leading the design and delivery of leader development programmes for the New Zealand Defence Force and his contribution in this field was recognised through the award of the Distinguished Service Decoration in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Since establishing Team Leader in 2012, Rob has built a reputation for his ability to engage with a diverse range of leaders, teams and organisations. Rob is at home in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and build a reputation for successfully developing leaders and teams whether this be at board level, first level supervisor, or champion sports teams. Rob is especially sought after for his expertise in developing leaders and teams that work in high-stress and dangerous situations. He has board experience and is qualified as a Chartered Membership of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Rob is married to Karen and has two adult children. He is based in Christchurch and interests include reading, tramping, mountain-biking and flying.