The Westpac Champion Business Awards continue to recognise and celebrate businesses that embody innovation, excellence and success while rewarding the businesses that shape the future of Canterbury and New Zealand.

Decipher Group co-founder and director Leanne Crozier is a finalist in the MYOB Champion Emerging Leader category at the 2018 Awards.

Leanne is a resilient, energetic and nurturing leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and determination to see others succeed. Through innovative thinking, relentless determination and bold leadership, Leanne is driven to help grow the leadership aspirations of others – supporting people to reach their full potential.

As co-founder of market leading recruitment and human resources consultancy Decipher Group, Leanne has built a team of people-focused professionals who connect talented people with exciting opportunities.

Leanne has inspired and nurtured leading Canterbury businesses and individuals – she is an enabler of economic growth and prosperity for our region.

Leanne’s role has been as team-builder and collaborator. She leads by example – connecting emotionally with people to create positive and collaborative team environments.

Leading by example requires a willingness to share life lessons. The wisdom and life lesson that Leanne has recently shared was around expressing emotion and being vulnerable, strengths that we all need as leaders.

Leanne’s experience comes from tragedy with the suicide of her husband earlier in the year.

Leanne’s resilience was tested but what she found was a community of people who have become her family and who held her up and ensured that she could continue to exist with strength and demonstrate this to those around her.

Sharing and channelling emotion in the workplace, whether it is humility, vulnerability or joy, is a powerful leadership skill. When people feel like they can talk and act freely, your business will be better off.

Being a good leader requires courage, decisiveness and passion – these are the essential qualities that Leanne instils in her team, her business and her community.

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