About The Course

The course programme has been developed for participants to work both individually and in groups. This environment provides the opportunity for participants to practice the assertiveness tools they are learning.

Some of the topics explored in the programme are:

  • Characteristics of assertiveness and other communication style
  • Modelling and development of communication styles
  • Identifying and changing negative self-talk
  • Identifying, managing and expressing emotions in a healthy manner
  • Developing effective listening, communication and conflict resolution skills

About The Facilitator 

Lesli Mancktelow

I am a skilled and experienced counsellor, group facilitator, workshop and conference presenter, who is passionate about seeing people bring about change in their lives.

I am a warm, outgoing and empathetic person who relates easily to people of differing cultures and diverse backgrounds.  Core values I hold include respect, honesty and integrity. I believe in listening to, valuing and honouring people and the path they walk in life.

I have worked with individuals, couples and groups for more than 17 years, both here in NZ and overseas.  This experience enables me to develop a deep compassion and understanding of the many struggles people face in their lives.  I have a Bachelor of Counselling, gained through Weltec, (Wellington) and a Diploma in Intercultural Studies from Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies. (Tasmania, Australia).

On the personal side, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love 
exploring the great outdoors, and I am passionate about seeing growth take place in my own life, as well as in the lives of others.