Facing the HAKA

Leadership Training


Two Day Programme


How Leaders can respond, build stronger teams beyond the crisis and re-imagine the future.

Facing the Haka is being brave in the face of challenges, adapting as a leader and taking your team to the next level. In a crisis, there is an opportunity to re-imagine with your team’s potential to think creatively and change towards a better future. Adopting a growth and strategic mindset companies will reap the benefits of more engaged and productive employees.

Covid-19 has changed businesses, environment, communities, the social and economic fabric of our country. As leaders investing in your leadership and your teams beyond the crisis is crucial in the next normal. Building your resilience, and strengthening the growth mindset and strategic mindset will help you and your organisation’s future


CEO, Executives, Managers, Leadership Teams, Entrepreneurs, Founders, and Business Groups.


Leaders will develop a growth mindset and strategic mindset for their organisation. Research has shown that behaviours that are forced upon people are not sustainable – ie: the lock down, isolation and face masks. Going deeper into the mindset of your employees' values will help you engage them in a safe environment to create psychological safety.

The Harvard Business Review highlighted employees' in a growth mindset companies. The results were 47% increase in trust in colleagues, 34% feel a stronger sense of ownership and commitment, 65% are likelier to say that company supports risk-taking and 49% likelier to say the company fosters innovation.

Developing a growth mindset in times of crisis will help you and your organisation move forward with optimism.

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Client Experience

Gary Lin
BNZ SME Business Manager

"Filipo has a great sense of humour plus decades of experience in top level sport as well as in peak human performance. Also love his journey going from top level sport being ex-Samoan rugby captain, to corporate, and now being in business. Filipo ran a series of high performance workshops with our Auckland, Hamilton, and Christchurch BNZ SME Hubs. Our team performances have really stepped up another gear in the past 3 months across all 3 teams, especially Auckland!"

Clark Lewis
Community Rugby Manager

" Thoroughly enjoyed Filipo session that was based on 'Tackling Change' with life after rugby. He was able to personally relate with the players from being a ex-professional Rugby player and being paid well for the game he loved and then realizing that there is life after rugby and the need to be ready for this, and bring awareness around the numerous factors that influence how long a Rugby career can last. The session was fun and the players were genuinely interested and engaging. "

Alex Fala
CEO VEND Tech Company

"Thanks so much for sharing his insights with us. Highly relevant for our business, and lots of great feedback from the team here at Vend."

Kelly McCallum
Lecturer, Former Canadian Rugby Captain

"We had the pleasure of having Filipo as a guest speaker in our AUT Certificate of Sport and Recreation lecture. His unique and engaging approach left a lasting impression on our students. Many of the students found it easy to relate to his stories and experiences."

Lucy Chang-Lorenzi
Managing Director,
Rotary Club of Auckland

" Filipo shared  with us his personal story about how his father, a railway worker, made a brave decision to pick up the family and move from Auckland to Dunedin to pursue a better life. While in Dunedin, Filipo's father studied theology and became a role model for how hope, hard work, & education are pivotal in making dreams come true. Filipo followed his father's footsteps by breaking out of the norm, following his passion, and transforming his life."

Michael Hempsteed
TEDx Speaker, Author, Behavioural Expert

" ... a very powerful Keynote that can save and change many people's lives...your message can reach a very large audience. It's not just professional athletes who struggle with mental illness and feelings of loss when its all over, it can be people who fail to get a promotion, people who get fired from a job."

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