Our Talent


Expert Talent

Our expert talent acknowledge Kaiako skills and their mahi. 

The mahi that we do compliments this by weaving it through what fantastic practice is happening already.

We are hands on, we dig deep. Our philosophy is that PLD should be fun and engaging, and we leave you with #noregrets

As a team we work with senior leadership, staff in team meetings, model in class, support planning and also create frameworks and pathways for schools. 

Arnika Macphail

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Managing Director 

Arnika supports schools to weave develop and design an integrated curriculum through their school kaupapa.


Arnika comes from a teaching background and understands that time can be a barrier for PLD. The coaching and mentoring she provides models this by helping educators to save time.


Arnika is highly regarded as a Digital Technologies facilitator. She believes this should be a vehicle for  fun and helps teachers to see this, to empower them to do this with students.

Key Strengths:

Curriculum development

Digital Technologies implementation

Leadership coaching

Keryn Hooker

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Senior Education Consultant

Keryn has had a successful career in the teaching sector, including many recent years in Senior Leadership. 

This has allowed her to develop the skills required to work alongside other leadership teams to drive the direction of their school.

Passionate about student agency and collaborative teaching, Keryn has helped co-author a school wide platform and shared beliefs to ensure the successful experience for both students and staff.  


Key Strengths:


Student Agency

Digital Technologies and Fluency

Assessment for Learning

David Macphail

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Director of Operations

David works with the team to develop the direction of impactED. David comes from a business background, having owned and directed several companies over his career.  


Key Strengths:

Business management and growth

Dr Gabrielle Wall

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Principal Consultant

With a deep expertise in the education sector and in organisational change management, Gabrielle continues to support the rebuilding of the education sector - both physically and pedagogically. Gabrielle is known for her ability to adapt and deliver under difficult and fast-changing circumstances, ensuring client satisfaction.

Key strengths:

Change Management



Stakeholder engagement

Mā whero mā pango ka oti ai te mahi

Positive partnerships for impact

Imagination Station

​Imagination Station is a charitable organisation specialising in LEGO Education.  Imagination Station staff are deeply experienced with the LEGO Education philosophy and resource range and are on hand to help others get the most out of these resources.

Key strengths:

Digital Technologies
Kinesthetic learning in the classroom
Bringing the LEGO Education curriculum and the NZ Curriculum together
Applying the STEAM Methodology


think elearning

Stephen of think elearning, regularly presents keynotes and professional development workshops at schools and conferences around New Zealand. His work has also taken him to Bangladesh to assist with the Bangladesh Education Services and Training (BEST) e-learning project.

Key strengths:

Digital Technologies and Fluency
Leadership Coaching
ICT School-wide Strategy & Change Management
Turning research-based theory into practice


Christchurch City Council Libraries

We are a network of public libraries across Christchurch, with the mission of connecting people, inspiring discovery and enriching communities. 

Key strengths:

Digital and creative initiatives using emerging technologies, content and physical collections along with customized programming to children, students and  life-long learners.


Digital Circus

Digital Circus is a Ministry of Education Accredited PLD Provider Specialising in Digital Technologies. We offer teachers professional development in a variety of platforms and technologies. 

Key strengths:

Specialising in Digital Technologies.

Programme Structure and Course Development.
Advice on Digital Tools for Education.
Leadership Team Strategic Planning.


Leadership Lab

The Leadership Lab team is a vibrant and diverse mix of people bringing experience, knowledge and a real passion to life and leading. We operate as a collective with a wide range of individuals teaming up to contribute to a range of projects while also supporting and developing each other in the process.

Key strengths:

Culture change and change management

Leadership development

Strategy and vision

Coaching and mentoring

Grow facilitation


phoenix Technology

​Based in the beautiful Christchurch city in New Zealand, we pride ourselves on being able to source all types of quality products and excelling in customer service.

Key strengths:

Helping teachers with authentic contexts, planning systems and skills building

Computer Aided Design 


Electrical Engineering


Greater Christchurch School Network (GCSN)

Bridging the Digital Divide ​in Education.

Key strengths:

Project management of Equitable Digital Access projects

Support for schools undertaking Digital Fluency PLD

Advice and guidance around digital access and support


Creative Trust

Creative Trust is a not-for-profit trust, who's mission it is to create equitable access to STEAM technology and to expand future pathways for Christchurch youth.

Key strengths:

DigiTech focused workshops/events to support Ōtautahi ākonga 

STEAM technologies


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