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key Graeme Nicholas

BSc, BD, MTheol

Graeme is an innovative facilitator and adult educator. He established his own consulting business, Ti Kouka Consulting, in 2003 and in 2007 joined the team at Lukey Resources as an Associate. Earlier, Graeme spent ten years as an in-house consultant in the Anglican and Presbyterian churches.

Graeme has extensive experience in designing and facilitating professional development opportunities, stakeholder and community engagement and organisational strategic thinking.
Graeme brings to his projects unconventional thinking, a creative and analytical mind and specialist training in facilitation and counselling.

He is an accredited practitioner of the Cognitive Edge consulting approach and a practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry, soft systems and open space methodologies.

Graeme is a member of the NZ Association for Training and Development and of the Society for Organisational Learning (Australia) Ltd.

Graeme and his wife, Barbara, have a business specialising in walnut growing.  He is plays a key role in the research programme of NZ Walnut Industry Group.


Creative trainer, systems thinker and innovative facilitator

Graeme Offers:

  • Strategic Thinking: Strategic Planning
  • Advanced Facilitation
  • Executive Mentoring / Professional Supervision
  • Making sense of feedback and experience
    (Cognitive Edge methods)
  • Appreciative Inquiry facilitation
  • Making the most of on-line collaboration tools
  • In-house workshops

Key Responsibilities and Achievements 

Learning and Development

  • Designed and delivered professional development for over 15 years
  • Designed and delivered learning facilitation workshops
  • Tailored workshops on conflict, leadership, teams and change

Advanced Facilitation and Engagement

  • Strategic Planning - training and facilitation - for Solomon Islands Red Cross  
  • Public deliberation process for NZ Bioethics Council 
  • Dialogue process for State Services Commission 
  • Stakeholder engagement on resource management

Contact Graeme