It is our pleasure to announce that Skills International has purchased learning and development specialists, Tocker Associates.


Skills Consulting ThumbnailTocker Associates are well-known consultants that will be coming on board to strengthen the services we can offer our clients.


“We’ve listened to feedback from our clients. They’ve asked for more learning & development support and thought leadership in the field of professional development. So we purchased the best consultancy in the business to help support that need.” – Bridget Dennis, General Manager, Skills International


What does that mean for our clients?

The partnership between Tocker Associates and Skills International, means we are now more agile and better equipped to help clients adjust to changing labour market needs and global trends. 

Clients will benefit from a better range of consultancy services as we widen our pool of resources, grow our capacity and expand our knowledge base. We’ll also be able to provide stronger learning and development, change management and leadership offerings.


 The whole Tocker Associates team will be staying on board. An outline of some of the key staff and the great services they offer are listed below:

Ali Tocker ResizedAli Tocker

Ali is a respected and recognised leadership expert who has worked as a leadership coach, facilitator and consultant since 1997. Her areas of expertise include strategic change, business planning, team development, communication skills and individual coaching. Ali is also a leader in the design, development and rollout of leadership and development programmes for large organisations. She has worked with a variety of public sector, local government and private sector clients in all aspects of organisational development.


Sarah Tocker ResizedSarah Tocker

Sarah is an experienced facilitator and coach who has worked throughout New Zealand across all sectors, focusing on systems leadership, people development, planning, organisational change and long-term development strategies. She is a sought-after expert and advisor for teams and individuals making challenging shifts. Sarah works with public, private and not-for-profit organisations to support people who create and lead large scale change.


Lynnda Church ResizedLynnda Church

Lynnda is a learning and development professional with strong management and consulting experience, particularly in the government sectors. She is skilled in business relationship management, consultation, adult learning theory, and facilitation. Lynnda is a certified workplace trainer and assessor, and is also Lominger accredited. She holds degrees in Applied Science and Business and is currently studying Positive Psychology and Psychology at Work.


 This is opportunity has allowed us to follow through on one of our long-term strategies, which focused on continually providing customers the best services and advice.

 If you’d like to find out more about how you can take advantage of these brilliant new services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our Contact us Page.