Kenda Gaynham

Partner and Senior Facilitator

A degree in law and social sciences, over 20 years of experience in organisational development, practiced leadership expertise, and an understanding of individual and group dynamics informs Kenda’s work with leaders at all levels who want to get the best out of themselves and being part of a collective.

Deeply embedded in this work is recognition that people achieve great things both locally and globally, in communities and organisations, only when they work truly effectively together and that, in doing so, they create living human systems rather than animated machines.

These systems are in a perpetual state of evolution and Kenda believes that a combination of conscious collaboration and agile adaptability, even when sometimes uncomfortable, is one of the cornerstones of expressing our best selves as a part of a group; common knowledge but not always common practice.

Kenda understands that focusing on not only what we work on but how we work together, is the key to unlocking the potential in any group or organisation to identify, articulate and achieve their purpose.

By paying attention to how collaboration happens – how ideas are generated and developed, how decisions are made, how information is shared, how learning takes place – we can develop profound insights about organisational performance and catalyse passion and responsibility in individuals and teams.

Says Kenda:

I bring my experience of living and working across the world, in different business and cultural contexts, to work alongside my clients. Together we establish a partnership, whether in one meeting or over a programme of change, which is aimed at achieving their objectives and supported with robust collaborative process design. It’s a profoundly satisfying relationship and keeps me always excited about the work we do together.

Stir in her training as a Myers Briggs MBTI (Step 1 & 2) practitioner and an EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-360 Emotional Quotient Inventory assessor, membership of the Association for Coaching and the British Institute of Learning and Development (BILD), and it’s clear that Kenda brings a potent armoury of rational and perceptual skills to her partnership with clients.

Kenda is also a qualified and committed coach whose central belief is that individual growth is the key to organisational and societal development. She specialises in coaching for change and collaboration.

 

Click above to see Kenda Gaynham, Meeting Magic Partner, talking about her background and what drives her in her work with groups.

Here Kenda looks back at some of the role models and important influences in her professional career.