Bruce Ross

Bruce Ross

Speaker, Leadership Coach & Facilitator. Applying a strengths-focus to boost morale and business growth.

Auckland, New Zealand
Professional Training & Coaching

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Bruce Ross's Overview

  • Leadership Coach & Director at Ignite Business Leadership Ltd
  • MBA Leadership Development Lecturer at AIS St Helens
  • Internal Performance Coach at New Zealand Home Loans
  • General Manager at Entrepreneurs Success Programe
  • Recruitment Consultant at Candle Recruitment
  • Recruitment Consultant at Compuforce
  • Recruitment Consultant at Stratum Computer Recruitment
  • Sales Consultant at Unisys
  • Recruitment Consultant at Integral Computer Recruitment

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Bruce Ross' Summary

I'm keenly interested in tapping potential - engaging your and your team's untapped capability. The most direct route to this is applying a strengths-based approach (working with your innate strengths). This approach boosts energy levels and with higher energy levels you are more confident, resilient, creative, and productive.

In fact, effective leadership is, at its core, simply about energy - influencing in such a way that raises energy levels (be-it providing hope, clarity, a vision, challenge, recognition or inspiration). Leadership coaching provides the insights, tools and processes to hold your and your team's energy levels to a high level. This enables you to become a more effective leader of yourself, your team and your business

I'm experienced with change processes across a broad spectrum of settings: from ‘street kids’ to business owners (teaching a variety of tertiary level leadership courses including MBA-level ‘Executive Leadership’ ), from mentoring fatherless boys to training Management teams.

Together, we create work environments where both you and your team feels energised and engaged - where positive change is occurs.

My workshops provide practical tools and insights that generate a greater motivation, focus and certainty.

You can contact me on 0800 548 900 or at

Specialties: Strengths-based approaches to:
- (Bespoke) Leadership & Management Development

- Team Facilitation

- Change Management (Developing Agile Teams and Leaders)

- Cultures of Continuous Improvement

Certified Jolt Challenge Trainer (The Self Intelligence Experience)
Certified Realise2 Strengths Assessment Practitioner

Bruce Ross' Experience

Leadership Coach & Director

Ignite Business Leadership Ltd

August 2003Present (11 years 2 months)

COACHING: Leadership development and Business coaching. Enhancing team performance.
FACILITATION: Change Management. (Bespoke) Leadership and Management development.
CONSULTING: Facilitation services for strategy, implementation and enhanced performance

MBA Leadership Development Lecturer

AIS St Helens

2001Present (13 years)

Internal Performance Coach

New Zealand Home Loans

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; NZT; Telecommunications industry

20022003 (1 year)

Improving individual performance through:
• organisational development
• revision of the company’s systems e.g. sales process, hiring and training processes etc
• Extensive 1-1 coaching and mentoring with all levels – from Head Office, through Franchise owners, sales managers, sales consultants and administration

General Manager

Entrepreneurs Success Programe

19982002 (4 years)

The ESP Programme was, at the time, Australasia's largest privately-owned, professional and personal growth organisation.

Course content included the full spectrum of business development considerations (marketing, business planning, recruitment, customer services, leadership, culture creation, persuasion, innovation etc) complimented by personal development fundamentals (relationships, emotions, belief systems, energy / wellbeing, habit formation, creativity etc)

General Management
Sales and Marketing
Business coaching and training

Recruitment Consultant

Candle Recruitment

19971998 (1 year)

Team Leader. Primary focus on filling Sales, Marketing and Management positions within the ICT (computer) industry

Recruitment Consultant


19941998 (4 years)

Placing Sales, Marketing and Management positions within the computer industry

Compuforce was bought out by Morgan and Banks, and we became a specialist IT division within M&B

Recruitment Consultant

Stratum Computer Recruitment

19901994 (4 years)

Placing sales, marketing and management positions within the computer industry

Sales Consultant


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; UIS; Information Technology and Services industry

19891990 (1 year)

Selling computer systems to the Banking and Finance industry

Recruitment Consultant

Integral Computer Recruitment

19851989 (4 years)

Placing sales, marketing and management positions within the computer industry

Bruce Ross' Skills & Expertise

  1. Change Management
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Employee Training
  4. Team Facilitation
  5. Learning Management
  6. Small Business
  7. Coaching
  8. Executive Coaching
  9. Workshop Facilitation
  10. Organizational Development
  11. Training
  12. Leadership
  13. Culture Change
  14. Entrepreneurship
  15. Strategic Planning
  16. Adult Education
  17. Performance Management
  18. Management
  19. Project Planning
  20. Personal Development
  21. Emotional Intelligence
  22. Business Coaching
  23. Workshops
  24. Appreciative Inquiry
  25. Team Leadership
  26. Business Planning
  27. Staff Development
  28. Recruiting
  29. Training Delivery
  30. Public Speaking
  31. Marketing
  32. Career Development
  33. E-Learning
  34. Management Development
  35. Executive Development
  36. Management Consulting
  37. Time Management
  38. Blended Learning
  39. Instructional Design
  40. Facilitation
  41. Consulting
  42. 360 Feedback
  43. Team Building
  44. Psychometrics
  45. Organizational Learning

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Bruce Ross' Education

University of Waikato

Bachelor of Social Science


Otumoetai College, Tauranga


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