Grow your motivation and capability for changing the way your organisation works with the communities you serve.

Expressions of interest open for our 2023 cohort. (Timing to be confirmed.)

After Reframe, you’ll walk away with:

New strategies for influencing change in the face of scepticism, risk-aversion and change fatigue within your organisation. Instead of “fighting battles” you’ll learn to patiently grow the conditions for change.

Recognition of your systems change superpowers, including how to harness your unique power, upbringing, beliefs and position

The motivation to embrace the ups and downs of influencing systems change, no matter the beliefs and behaviours around you.

Together, let’s reframe your role in enabling systems change

You strive for the permission, space and resources to work in a different way with communities.

But you feel constrained by the people and processes around you.

You’re tired of seeing communities “done to”.

Spending time down in the weeds on symptoms.

Constantly battling to prove your value.

Fighting against a risk-averse culture within your organisation.

Some days it just feels too hard.

That’s totally normal.

But you shouldn’t have to trudge on alone.

Reframe is here to help.

What’s included?


The heart of the programme. A community of peers who also want to reframe how their organisation works with the people they serve.


A mixture of written, audio and video content will inspire you to reframe the challenges you face.


You will be encouraged to push your comfort zone by testing out new frameworks, tools or resources.


Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees. 1:1 coaching will help you to identify your limiting beliefs and how to shift these.

Is Reframe for you?

Yes, it's for you if:

✅ You’re 5+ years into your career of working to improve community wellbeing

✅ You feel constrained by the beliefs and behaviours in your community or public sector organisation

✅ You wish your organisation spent more time “working with” rather than “doing to” the people you serve

✅ You love consuming content on community-led change and you wish you had a group of peers to bounce ideas off

✅ You feel held back by bureaucratic processes, internal culture, or risk aversion

✅ You’re looking for inspiration and encouragement to try some brave new approaches.

No, it won't be for you if:

❌ You’re looking for a simple cookie-cutter process you can copy and paste into your work

❌ You’re happy with the status quo and tinkering around the edges

❌ You’re not up for being stretched in your work at this time

❌ You already have the solutions and just want to learn how to convince others to adopt your point of view.

What does the programme cover?


Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua. ~ I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past

We’ll begin by connecting with each other, exploring your power, and sharing your hopes for this programme.

  1. Making connections - with yourself, with each other
  2. Exploring differences - unpacking our power, privilege and difference
  3. Setting goals - individually and as a collective
  4. Exploring how we will work together to create an impactful learning experience


He moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka ~ A choppy sea can be navigated by a waka

Together we’ll reframe your inner capacity for influencing systems by exploring:

  1. Your unique powers - identifying the strengths you bring to this work
  2. Your beliefs - exploring the enabling and limiting beliefs that impact your actions
  3. Your systems perspective - moving from “either/or” to “both/and” thinking
  4. Your sphere of influence - identifying the opportunities for influencing in your network
  5. Your place - exploring your relationship to the land and the people you serve.


Ehara taku toa i te toa takatahi, engari he toa takitini ~ Success is not that of mine alone, but of many

Along with your strengthened inner foundation, we will also explore how to guide others through uncertainty and change:

  1. Uncovering the conditions for change in your organisation
  2. Growing your capability to influence at different levels
  3. Strengthening the way you talk about systems change
  4. Creating space for brave conversations within your organisation that help others to work with uncertainty and change.

Introducing Paul, your guide

I’ve been where you are.

Working in a large organisation that addresses symptoms, not causes.

Where people don’t understand the value of working with the people you serve.

Where learning-by-doing is the exception, not the norm.

To be honest, back then, I couldn’t handle it.

I lacked the knowledge, skills and frameworks for understanding how to influence change within that context.

The expectations I put on my shoulders were unrealistic. And I didn’t have a community to support me in influencing change.

Gradually, I felt more and more lonely.

And I left feeling frustrated with my lack of impact.

This is the programme I wish I had at that time.

My mission with The Learning Lab is to grow the caacity of individuals, organisations and systems to serve community needs. 

I want to help you to work on the underlying conditions that keep problems in place. With a community at your side, together we can shift how our systems meet the needs of communities and whānau.

What’s the value?

WORKSHOPS - Valued at $1,800

9 x 90 minute weekly group video calls, each based on a particular practice or challenge.

These will ensure you stay connected to the group, accountable to your goals, while also deepening your understanding of how to reframe your organisation’s work.

CONTENT - Valued at $1,500

9 weeks of inspirational, snack-sized content

Whether you learn through visuals, words, conversations or actions - there will be something for everyone.

ONLINE COMMUNTIY - Valued at $200

An online community platform

This is your place to ask questions, access resources, share wins and connect with others going through similar challenges.

CHALLENGES - Valued at $500

Optional weekly challenges, with easy-to-follow worksheets.

These will encourage and support you to apply what you’re learning.

COACHING (optional) - Valued at $1,000

5 x 1:1 coaching sessions designed to address limiting beliefs.

You can use these to work on your inner belief systems, as an accountability tool, or to deepen your understanding of the content.

Your investment

$5,000 (with coaching)
$3,800 (without coaching)

Enjoy a discounted rate of $2,900 (with coaching) or $2,000 (without coaching)

If these fees are a barrier to your participation, please email me directly ( about other options.

Frequently Asked Questions

You might spend anywhere between 1 hour and 3 hours, depending on what’s happening in your work life and the stage of the programme.

Communities of practice are only as good as the people who participate in them – it only works if you are there to be actively involved. We can’t be all kiwi about it and just lurk and listen the whole time! I ask that you actively and regularly participate.

Coaching works best if there is a specific purpose; otherwise it’s just a good chat. Our coaching sessions are focused on what's happening within yourself and your organisational context, so they are tailored to a level that the workshops are not. If you suspect you might need additional support and accountability, then the coaching is there for you. If you are a social learner who needs to talk out loud to understand concepts, then the coaching will also be invaluable.

Please contact me so we can talk it through. I am not able to offer refunds once the programme has started, but I will work with you to address your concerns and I can also postpone your participation to a future cohort.

Express your interest

If you’re ready to sign up or want to explore if Reframe is for you, I invite you to express your interest for 2023.