About Rosita Guy

Cert. Supervisory Mgt.; Cert. Industrial Relations (IR); Dip IR.
Accredited Consultant DISC (Level 2)
Leadership & Management Coaching & Training Specialists

Rosita Guy has an extensive background in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Training and small/medium business experience. Rosita specialises in the following disciplines.

Training Consultant:

Rosita stages training seminars and workshops in all facets of people management. This practical assistance has taken her throughout New Zealand and has resulted in an ongoing association with a variety of organisations in the manufacturing, health, education, service and volunteer (non profit) sectors.

Rosita’s seminars/workshops enjoy a reputation of being entertaining; always delivered with a large dose of wisdom, common sense and a dry sense of humour. She can be provocative, yet sensitive, making her audience question their personal behaviours by proposing that, in order to bring about change, one needs to first change oneself. By replacing old, unsuccessful habits with new habits will bring positive results on the many levels of a person’s life.

Personal Self Development:

In recent years Rosita has expanded her advisory and training expertise into the area of balancing one’s life by managing time, stress, working smarter as well as the importance of nutrition and exercise, planning for the future and caring for oneself so that one can lead others. With a solid background in People Management and Industrial Relations Rosita has found her expertise well suited to this growing part of the work now done by Rosita Guy Associates.

Individual Coaching:

Additionally, Rosita acts in the capacity of an Executive & Employee Coach to all levels of personnel: senior executives, personnel with managerial/leadership responsibilities, those aspiring to leadership roles as well as those requiring guidance within their respective roles. Working together on a one on one basis, she identifies the skills base of her client and works to build up the areas for improvement through strategic planning, legally defensible practices, increased confidence and exploring different methods of behaviour and performance to result in more effective outcomes.

Guest Speaker:

Rosita has been a guest speaker at many conferences for a variety of organisations New Zealand wide particularly in the areas of conflict resolution, communication skills, leadership techniques and skills, smart work practices, work/life balance and retirement planning.

Past Employment:

  • Personnel & Organisation Development Manager with J. Ballantyne & Co. Ltd.
  • Training & Development Consultant with the Canterbury Employers Association
  • Training & Development Consultant with Employers Consultants Ltd.
  • Independent Consultant with the Institute of Management (Canterbury)
  • Lecturer with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (School of Business)
  • Independent Consultant (Rosita Guy Associates)

Professional Associations:

Rosita is a past committee member of the Human Resource Institute of NZ (HRINZ) for the Canterbury Branch; 2000-2007, undertaking both the Treasurer and Events Management Portfolios. She was awarded an Associate Fellowship of this organisation in 2006 for her work in this field in Canterbury.

From June 2003, Rosita has been the Advocate for the New Zealand School Executive Officers’ Association where she acts as an independent advisor when required by members as well as being a regular presenter at their Conferences and Professional Development programmes.

Rosita is a founding member of Women Who Mean Business; formed in 2006 to provide encouragement, training and motivation for women starting businesses or who have had businesses for some time and are able to provide advice to newcomers into the business world.

Lecturing/Tutoring Positions

Between 2004 and 2009 Rosita was a guest tutor for the Strategic Development Programme staged by the New Zealand Institute of Management Southern Inc. specialising in people management and legally defensible practices in the leadership role.

During 2007-2009 Rosita undertook lecturing positions with the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology in the following disciplines:

  • The Bachelor of Business Innovation and Enterprise: Entrepreneurship – Managing for Growth
  • The Diploma of Business: Organisation & Management
  • The Institute of Management: Introduction to Management.

From 2010 Rosita has been a guest tutor for the Organisation Development Institute (formerly Continuing Education at Canterbury University) and has presented the following subjects:

  • Recruitment Practices
  • Performance Management
  • Communication Skills for Harmony and Productivity
  • Conducting Effective and Productive Meetings
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients

From 2000 Rosita has been and continues to be a guest presenter for the conferences organised by Canterbury Education Services for School Administrators and School Property Managers.

From 2010 Rosita has presented the ‘Communication for Transformation’ module in the Transformation Leadership Programme for the Mid Central District Health Board. This programme won the Excellence in Workforce Education & Development Award in 2014.

During 2011 Rosita presented a series of workshops throughout New Zealand for Statistics NZ. ‘Retirement or Rewirement? Planning a Future beyond Traditional Work.

During 2012 Rosita presented a series of workshops throughout New Zealand for the Department of Social Development (CFYs) ‘Retirement or Rewirement? Planning a Future beyond Traditional Work.’ This was a module in the Department’s “Staying On’ Programme’.

In 2009 Rosita participated in the making of three (3) training videos as a resource for the New Zealand Diploma in Employment Relations produced by Keith Tyler-Smith on Vimeo