ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Cillin Hearns

Director, Leadership & Performance Coach ; Results Coaching

Cillín Hearns is an Irishman loving his life in New Zealand. As the owner and director of Results Coaching, Cillín is passionate about the personal and professional development of his clients and he achieves this through one-on-one coaching, group workshops, and presentations. Cillín’s own personal journey into leadership started about 23 years ago when he found himself in a one bedroom flat in Burwood, Sydney with cockroaches as his only companions. He confesses that, although he has read more self-help books than you could shake a stick at, there was something missing and once discovering that it has made all the difference.
Cillín has been fortunate to have had a diverse career which afforded him the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life and across many industries including the fitness industry, the government sector, the industrial sector, IT consulting, and Banking. He has several years direct experience working as an IT consultant and has led up to 12 teams of over 140 consultants so everything Cillín does has a strong practical element to making it work.
Giving back to the community is important to Cillín. That’s why he set up the Wellington Leadership Group and the Wellington Coaches Network. With over 1,300 members in the Leadership Group, Cillín speaks on a range of topics on everything from holding difficult conversations and giving feedback to personal effectiveness and high-performing teams. With a vision to raise the level of coaching throughout New Zealand Cillín facilitates mini workshops to advance coaching skills across all coaching disciplines and team leaders.
Whether it’s a 10 week coaching programme, a two day workshop, or a 90 minute presentation Cillín’s approach is always engaging, informative and educational. Through his clever use of stories and personal anecdotes...always peppered with a large dose of humour...your audience will be left wanting more. As one participant put it, “Fantastic – this guy rocks! Amazing speaker. The session was motivating and inspiring.”

The Psychology of Leadership

Thursday 11:20am - 11:50am, PMI IT Project Management Day (PMINZ 1 Room)

It has been said that, “We rise to the level of our own incompetence.” The challenge with most of us is that we are not aware of the gaps in our competency or how, for that matter, we can move past them. For this reason, we remain stuck in our careers and don’t know how to advance. The higher up the career ladder we go the more pronounced our leadership skills become but what are leadership skills and how can we attain them?

The purpose of this presentation is to provide the basis of understanding to those who wish to become leaders of themselves and/or of others. We will explore the importance of leadership skills for career advancement and why there is a different approach needed to learning these skills as opposed to, say, risk analysis. This workshop will create an awareness of what leadership really is and provide an in-depth look at the key competencies needed to become a true leader regardless of title.