Meet Leah, supporter of the underdog (Warriors fan), wāhine toa, and our Managing Director.
Her belief that working with business, supporting them with her knowledge and expertise and enabling them to compete with 'the big guys' could make a difference in their success, is what ultimately led to her establishing Yellow Consulting in 2014.
Originally from the Waikato, Leah moved to Christchurch in 2011 and found herself without work shortly following the the first earthquake. Down, but not out, Leah took a position at a temporary staffing agency, and was able to progress quickly to working as a senior recruiter across multiple industries including Construction Trades, Industrial Manufacturing, Hospitality, Agriculture, Administration/Office and Executive.
She found that she could talk to builders and plumbers as easily as she could talk to a CEO or address a board of directors, because underneath it all she realised they all had one thing in common; they were all willing to work hard to succeed. Leah was extremely successful because she always took the time to listen and understand the needs of her client, their frustrations, their pain points, worked quickly, and delivered every time.
When the second earthquake hit and the rebuild started, Leah began to notice that she was being forced to place a lot of her qualified workers with the bigger companies as many of the clients she loved to work with, just didn't seem to be securing the contracts for the big jobs. Having grown up surrounded by farms in rural Waikato, Leah knew hard working people when she saw them - and began to get frustrated seeing them continuously miss out, especially when she knew she could help.
Time after time Leah had identified that the smaller businesses had far better skills and work ethic, they followed all the correct health and safety measures and treated their people right, they just didn't have the "paperwork" to back it up.
Leah started Yellow Consulting in 2014, working with small businesses to help them create health and safety policies and employment contracts, and offering ongoing support so our clients were able to present for tender on big contracts. Now, after growing this company through improving our clients’ businesses we now have the opportunity to work within many different industries. No day is ever the same!
Yellow Consulting was built to help small businesses achieve big goals, and thanks to the support of our customers we’re now able to work with businesses of all sizes, styles and sectors.
Get back to what you're great at;
we'll handle the rest.