About Halo Training
Designed to grow professional teams across every industry, through realistic simulation, reflection and learning – from the boardroom to the field.
Our intelligence and special forces backgrounds give us the unique ability to apply real-life technical and situational responses to corporate and business environments. Responses that deal with real pressure and real consequences.
Meet the team
Dr Geoff Sutton initially cut his teeth in the NZ military as an organisational psychologist providing internal consultancy services to middle and senior managers. As the Special Forces (SF) psychologist for the 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment Geoff designed and ran multiple specialist selection processes for the SAS, worked with individuals following potentially traumatic events, developed a range of high performance packages for SF trainees, and delivered peak performance developmental suites to teams within the unit.
Geoff specialises in harmful team members and workplace behaviours, having done his Doctorate in dark personality traits. More recently Geoff has lectured for the University of Canterbury in the Management and Psychology departments, and has consulted in the Canterbury region to local businesses.
Josh spent 9 years in the New Zealand Defence Force, first in the Royal New Zealand Navy as a Diver before transferring to the New Zealand Army. During his time in the military he deployed twice to Afghanistan.
Following his military service, Josh spent several years with the United Nations in Jordan, Lebanon,and the Gaza Strip. In Gaza he led a staff of over 1200 people to provide safety for almost 12,000 staff members and security to over 300 installations including schools, health clinics, and warehouses.
On his return to New Zealand he co-founded Desert Road Project Management, an organisation that provides security consulting, project management, and risk management services to public and private sector organisations looking to manage risks to their staff and operations. Josh holds a BA in Politics and Defence Studies.
Maria has an extensive background in customer service gained from a vast range of diverse industries including hospitality, construction, media and health and wellness.
Maria thrives on product innovation, navigating adversity and challenging the status quo. She is a passionate and driven strategic thinker with a wealth of experience innovating, motivating, building, deploying and leading.
She works hard behind the scenes developing content, supporting the team and is responsible for developing HALO’s long term strategy.
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