Learning and development strategy

About us

The way we work is the heart of who we are and what we do

We care about our people and we care about the people we work with. Everyone benefits from operating in a healthy work environment, which is why we do everything in our power to make sure Like-Minded achieves just that. We strive to be a workplace of choice for the current and next generation of learning professionals, at the same time as meeting the high standards we set for our own behaviour and the work we produce.

Our story, philosophy, and values

Our down-to-earth team loves working in a collaborative and process-driven way.  We stay focused on your people, why change is needed, and your big-picture goals. We’re passionate about helping organisations enhance business performance and enjoy a more engaged workplace. 

Cathy Gillespie and Hamish Paton brought together their educational and technology backgrounds to form Like-Minded, offering over 35 years of combined industry experience. Every day is an opportunity to do what they love, in an environment they love working in. Enjoying continual growth over the years, the team has grown and now offer extensive experience in – learning strategy, learning technology, systems and process, content and instructional design, capability mentoring, and performance evaluation.

We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion

Like-Minded are committed to building a diverse workforce, which brings diversity of thought, opinion and background, making it successful workplace. We welcome and respect differing beliefs and abilities, and promote an inclusive working environment where all employees have equal access to opportunities. We recognise the special relationship between the people who live in Aotearoa New Zealand based on the Treaty of Waitangi.


Our brand choice

Our name says it all! When a large pool of similar people come together, those with a similar vision and values – the ‘like-minded’ people – come together. We recognise that there might be different paths to achieving the same desired outcome, and there will be diversity of thinking and approach. However, when it comes to the core purpose, bringing like-minds together can achieve a better outcome. 

We want to work with people who think and feel the same way as we do about developing effective learning experiences.

You’ll see in our imagery that the gears in our Like-Minded logo are connected and represent our minds working together. A smooth transaction, not touching, or pushing against each other. Both needed; both playing their part for the desired outcome.

How can we help?

We're here to help your people and your organisation thrive

03 372 9208