Auckland West

Karen (2)

The Alternative Board Auckland West

Ph: 021 477 584

Ph: 09 817 2215

About Karen Van Eden

With over twenty years’ experience as a management consultant, both with Deloitte and self-employed, Karen has worked with a wide range and size of companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Combining a high level of business acumen with a deep concern for people, Karen has successfully enabled business owners to:

  • Lift their results
  • Improve their effectiveness
  • Enhance their culture

She also has specialist expertise in identifying and removing obstacles to performance, revitalising and energising people and culture, and facilitating strategic planning processes.

Karen has always worked closely with her clients, helping them to clarify the issues facing them, and develop the solutions they need to improve their performance.  In the words of one of her clients:

“Karen is an outstanding facilitator. I am constantly impressed by her ability to see through what is happening to the issues that need to be addressed. Her patience and understanding, combined with her intelligence, insight, and substantial skills, produce a powerful and highly effective catalyst for positive change and growth.”

Bruce Roberts

The Alternative Board Auckland West

Ph: 021 99 66 00

Ph: 09 817 2215

About Bruce Roberts

Bruce has been a results-oriented General Manager for the last 20 years. In these roles he has focused on improving profitability, increasing cash flows and lifting the performance of the companies he has worked with. Highly innovative, client centric, driven and experienced across all aspects of business, he understands the key leverage points that drive success.

An excellent communicator and leader, Bruce garners trust, builds capability and gets high levels of engagement from the teams he works with. He is also skilled at achieving excellent outcomes through others and has been a valued coach by a number of his staff and suppliers.
From successfully green fielding a new business (Staples Furniture), running large operations (Lion Nathan – NZ Wines & Spirits), turning around loss making businesses Hollands, (now OfficeMax Furniture), and managing retail (KFC South Island Region), Bruce has the experience and skills to drive action and get results.

Now the joint owner of The Alternative Board, Auckland West, Bruce is relishing the opportunity to use his background and experience to provide a rewarding membership experience to local business owners and leaders.

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