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Dr Chellie Spiller, of Ngāti Kahungunu and Pākehā lineage, is based in Auckland and is a professor at the University of Waikato Management School. Chellie has extensive corporate experience in management, tourism and marketing, holding senior executive positions in New Zealand and abroad. She brings this experience to her academic work and leadership and management training and development programmes. Chellie's research explores wayfinding, diversity and inclusion, governance, authentic leadershipwisdom and change at work and how businesses can create relational wellbeing and wealth.

Chellie is an author, keynote speaker and facilitator. She works closely with a team of experts who bring a an experiential dimension to the learning environment. On this website you will find articles, chapters, case studies and details about keynotes and workshops. Chellie has presented and/or facilitated programmes for organisations such as: 

  • Air New Zealand
  • Global Women BreakThrough leaders
  • Harvard University, USA
  • University of Auckland 
  • University of Waikato
  • BDO
  • Te Puni Kōkiri
  • District Court Judges
  • Te Rau Matatini 
  • Wellington Regional Primary Principals’ Association
  • Taiwhenua, Hawkes Bay
  • Drucker School of Management USA
  • Ross School New York USA
  • University of Oregon USA
  • St Mary’s College USA
  • Fairfax 
  • Waitemata DHB
  • Hāpai te Hauora
  • Asia Pacific Deans of Business Schools
  • Not-for-Profit Association NZ
  • NZ Primary School Association
  • Playcentre New Zealand
  • NZ China Business Network
  • National Māori Accountants Network
  • Business & Professional Women Asia-Pacific region
  • Northern Mystics netball
  • University of Otago

Wayfinding Leadership

The TedX talk on Wayfinding Leadership is now available:  

This follows on from the book Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-Breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders released in 2015. Since then we have been on a remarkable wayfinding leadership journey that has taken us into all kinds of organisations and communities across the nation and around the world. 

Please support our endeavours to take this fresh, culturally grounded approach to leadership to a wider audience by watching the TEDx talk and sharing it with your friends, family and colleagues.

You can buy the book online at Huia Publishers

The University of Auckland bookshop usually has copies you can buy at the bookshop: Student Commons Building, 2 Alfred Street, Auckland Central 1010. Tel +64 9 306 2700 Email: Or, you can also order online

You can also buy an e-book from Amazon

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Authentic Leadership

Rated in the top ten of leadership books internationally, ‘Authentic Leadership’ by Chellie Spiller and her colleague Professor Donna Ladkin introduces a powerful, profound, proven, and practical approach to developing truly authentic leadership. Click here to receive a copy of the Introduction chapter that introduces the key themes in the book.

Chellie and Donna's latest work explores the importance of understanding the ‘shadow’ and the journey of individuation, using a Jungian lens, to better understand leading in authentic ways.