Inter-dependent Leadership:
Experience Nature at Work to
support system change

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Inter-dependent Leadership: Experience Nature at Work to support system change

October 31, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+13

Nature At Work Event


Government agencies and organisations around the motu are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, delivering radical system change and accepting previous ways of working are no longer relevant. Commitment to this change has meant establishing new authorities, new ways of working and new essential wellbeing services (many with a particular focus on redressing inequities that have impacted Tangata Whenua and ensuring their voices are heard).

Like nature, growth will come from creating something new in the midst of the old.


The biggest contributor to success and failure of any system change is the people, and their need for inclusion, acknowledgement and contribution, plus clarity and consistency of communication.

To ensure all voices are heard there must be a process and a system in place to cultivate generative conversations that will keep growing and nourish new relationships and possibilities.

What pou are in place that are robust enough to provide a regenerative foundation over time?

Nature provides us with healing and regenerative powers. Four words, four phrases, metaphors that come from nature and connect to our common humanity provide a common language and framework which acknowledges and enhances the mana of all.

This enables generative conversations we need to happen in a safe and productive way, and beautifully reflects a Te Āo Māori lens.

  • Whenua |Earth: like a mountain is firm.
  • Haa |Air:  like the wind is clear.
  • Wai |Water: like a lake is calm.
  • Ahi |Fire: like the sun is bright.

What is the benefit of choosing a common language to act as a foundation for all our success and futures? What is the cost of not choosing?


TetraMap looks to nature’s wisdom to understand how things work. 

31st October 1:30 – 4:00pm – Hosted by Te Puni Kōkiri
Venue: Room 1.4 at, Te Puni Kōkiri House, 143 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011

Experience the radical mindset shift of TetraMap® which offers teams the potential of inter-dependent leadership; where

  • my success (and our success) depends on your success
  • mana enhancing synergy allows all voices to be heard and included in a safe, inclusive space
  • everyone speaks a common language based on the wisdom of Nature
  • that can be used to communicate across all systems in an organization
  • people are invited to always ‘play above the line’
  • simplifying the complexity allows clearer focus on the vision.

We will share with you TetraMap, a New Zealand | Aotearoa developed model, tool framework and approach.  Our legacy: 20+ years of continuous, international practice with a commitment to Māori practice and developing communities.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini
My success is not my own, but from many others.

Facilitation team

Meet a team of highly skilled, diverse and experienced facilitators fluent in the language of nature, TetraMap, including Kataraina Pipi, Louise Duncan and Belinda Hayes. Collaborating, co-creating and working inter-dependently for everyone’s success.

Kataraina Pipi is of Ngāti Porou/ Ngāti Hine descent, lives in Auckland, has two children and is Director of FEM (2006) Ltd. She has over 25 years experience in the facilitation of hui (meetings), conferences and training events and also works alongside other Māori colleagues as an Evaluator/Researcher, particularly within Māori communities in the health, social services and education sectors.

Kataraina is a Master TetraMap Facilitator and uses the TetraMap tool, framework and approach daily to support positive outcomes for all. She has trained many others to use it tool in their work and is highly sought after for her work with whānau, organisations, iwi, communities and businesses supporting teambuilding, organisational development, iwi development, strategic planning and conflict resolution.

Originally from the UK, of English and Scottish descent, Louise Duncan is the Managing Director of TetraMap International; a globally proven learning model – underpinned by a key message – strength lies in valuing differences. She is convinced that when more people understand their own potential through adopting and practicing an inter-dependent mindset, more people, families, and organisations will thrive. She believes our ability to take personal responsibility for learning is limitless, which in turn gives us a unique sense of freedom.

In recent years, she has been leading the business’ digital learning transformation. This proactive innovation was critical during the pandemic and continues to provide an essential service today. She regularly hosts online global masterclasses for members of the 2000 strong facilitator community.

Dr. Belinda Hayes works as a consultant, facilitator, and an executive leadership and systemic team coach. She has spent over 30 years in senior leadership roles in Higher Education in Aotearoa New Zealand, and internationally.
Belinda’s work focuses on exploring human potential and supporting the creation of more meaningful work for individuals, teams, along with their organisations, and communities.




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October 31, 2022
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+13
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Room 1.4 at, Te Puni Kōkiri House
143 Lambton Quay
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand


TetraMap International
+64 22 386 4414
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