Who We Are

McCann Consulting had its genesis in 1992 – with the creation of Navigate International Limited – co-founded by Jane McCann and Carolyn Lane. In 2007 we merged Navigate with Tall Poppies to become Thought Partners Ltd.  In 2010 Jane McCann started a new business in response to the global financial crisis – creating innovative solutions for tough times.

We all stand on the shoulders of the women and men who went before us, and during the Navigate years our thinking was informed by conversations and visits to and from Rosabeth Moss Kanter,  Henry Mintzberg, Meg Wheatley, Charles & Elizabeth Handy, Peter Senge, Roger Kaufman, Peter Block, John Kotter, Neil Hanig and Michael Goodman. More recently by the Change Lab training of Adam Kahane and LeAnne Grillo, by the day spent with Otto Scharma and the work of Jennifer Garvey Berger, Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones, Jim Collins and others.

Jane McCann - McCann ConsultingJane McCann,  MBS,  Dip Business Admin (HR), BBS. Fellow NZIM, Member IoD, Member HRINZ.

Being a specialist in team dynamics (social psychology), Jane observes and coaches executive teams in action. With the value of experience in HR and OD/change management roles over more than 25 years with the public sector, Jane observes and coaches executive teams in action, which is supportive to delivering leadership programmes across government.

Calls to work with chief executives and their teams come to her when satisfied customers talk, such requests tending to come -

    • before or after reviews,
    • when teams are forming or reforming,
    • where trust needs rebuilding,
    • when increasing engagement is wanted, or
    • with forward movement when there is an issue between the governance and management teams

Jane brings the value of being accredited in Lominger Competencies, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Team Management, Hogan Assessment Systems, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and experience in these disciplines to her membership of the Executive Coaching Panel of the Leadership Development Centre (LDC).