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Why us?

At Kōwhai Therapeutic Services, we understand the importance of having a comprehensive and effective strategic development plan. Our team of experienced facilitators work with organisations and teams to help them create and implement a plan that will drive their success. Our facilitators use a combination of tools, techniques, and best practices to guide clients through the strategic planning process. From defining goals and objectives to identifying strengths and weaknesses to creating a roadmap for action, we support our clients every step of the way. Our goal is to help organisations achieve their desired outcomes and reach their full potential through the power of strategic development planning.

Why us?

With our extensive experience working together as a team, we provide a unique advantage by having two facilitators in the room to ensure the smooth progression of sessions and optimal support for attendees. Our scientific background and qualifications in psychology, neuroscience and counselling enable us to deliver evidence-based content and adapt our approach to the group's needs. Our ability to read and understand the dynamics of the group allows us to maximise the outcomes of the sessions, resulting in high-quality feedback and post-workshop summaries.

Why develop a strategic plan?
  • Kowhai Therapeutic Services has a strong science background, enabling us to provide evidence-based training and support.


  • Our team of experienced facilitators brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the workshop.


  • The benefit of having two facilitators is that it allows for more individualised attention for participants and different perspectives on the material.


  • Our facilitators provide a supportive and interactive environment for the workshop, encouraging participation and engagement.


  • We are flexible with timing and can work with your organisation to schedule the workshop at a convenient time.

Why should you use an external facilitator?

Why should you take the time to develop a strategic plan?

Strategic planning helps a business in the following ways:

  1. Clarity of vision and purpose: Defining a clear mission and goals provides direction and focus for the business.

  2. Competitive advantage: By analyzing the market and competitors, businesses can identify opportunities and make informed decisions to differentiate themselves.

  3. Resource allocation: Strategic planning helps businesses allocate resources effectively and efficiently towards their highest priorities.

  4. Improved decision-making: A structured planning process enables businesses to make informed decisions based on data and analysis.

  5. Risk management: Businesses can minimise the impact of unforeseen events by considering potential risks and developing contingency plans.

  6. Increased accountability: A strategic plan creates a roadmap for success, allowing businesses to track progress and hold themselves accountable.

  7. Alignment of efforts: A shared understanding of the business strategy ensures that all stakeholders are working towards common goals.

  8. Increased motivation: When employees understand the company's vision and how their work contributes to it, they are more motivated to perform at a high level.

  9. Improved communication: A well-defined strategy helps ensure clear and consistent communication to all stakeholders.

  10. Long-term success: By taking a proactive approach to planning, businesses are better equipped to adapt to change and achieve long-term success.

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Having an external facilitator help with a strategic planning session can bring many benefits to an organisation. One of the key advantages is objectivity. An external facilitator brings a neutral and impartial perspective, which can be incredibly valuable in resolving conflicts and making tough decisions. Their expertise in the strategic planning process is also a major benefit, as they can guide the session to ensure that it is productive and effective. This neutrality also allows the facilitator to facilitate the session without preconceived biases or opinions, bringing fresh and innovative ideas to the process.

An external facilitator is not a part of the organisation, which allows them to keep the focus on the process of the session, allowing participants to concentrate on its content. Their professionalism also helps to create an atmosphere of respect and credibility, which can improve organisational communication, fostering open and honest dialogue among all participants. This improved communication can lead to increased participation and engagement among attendees, ensuring everyone has a voice in the process.

Having an external facilitator guide, the process can help build consensus and ensure that all stakeholders are aligned on the goals and objectives of the organisation. This increased buy-in can lead to improved outcomes, as the organisation is more likely to achieve its desired results and reach its full potential. By engaging an external facilitator for strategic planning sessions, organisations can take advantage of these benefits and ensure the success of their planning efforts.

Why develop a strategic plan?
Why use an external facilitator?

What is our process?

Meet with clients to define the session's purpose and clearly articulate the session's purpose and goals.  Gather information and data to support the planning process. This can include financial reports, customer feedback, market trends, and competitor analysis.​ Schedule the session, choose a date and time that works for all participants, and allow enough time for the session to be effective.

KTS facilitators decide on the format of the session, develop the appropriate activities and resources and identify processes for reaching decisions and resolving conflicts.​

During the session, we will conduct a SWOT analysis to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the organization. Based on this analysis, we will develop strategies to address challenges and seize opportunities. The session will conclude with action planning, where specific actions and responsibilities will be assigned to implement the strategies and achieve the goals.

Finally, we will establish a process for monitoring progress and reviewing the strategic plan on a regular basis. The end result will be a comprehensive and effective strategic plan that will guide the future growth and success of your organization.

This process is designed to be inclusive and collaborative, ensuring that all participants have a voice in the planning process. The end goal is to create a strategic plan that everyone supports and is committed to executing.

What is our process?

At Kōwhai Therapeutic Services we work with clients across New Zealand with our office based in Wellington

Contact Information

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9.00 am - 7.00 pm

Phone number: 0273652568


Address: 32 Somes Crescent, Newlands, Wellington 6037, New Zealand

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