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Who are Vargo + Lewis?

Vargo + Lewis are a team of well-qualified, broadly experienced professional consultants. In organisations, we work with leaders to develop practical strategies for developing people, managing change and creating cultures that attract and retain skilled, inspired teams. Our expertise extends from strategic level input through to front-line support. We provide customised tools, methods and resources to grow and challenge organisations and individuals. Vargo + Lewis are supported by a team of experienced specialists located throughout the major cities and regions of New Zealand.

Kirsty Allott

Kirsty Allott, Director + Senior Consultant

Kirsty is a Management Consultant and workplace coach, who specialises in leadership development, human resource management and performance improvement. Her approach is to partner with clients to adapt practices to serve their differing businesses and cultures.

Kirsty holds a Commerce Degree majoring in Human Resource Management and Accounting. She is certified in brain-based workplace coaching and career coaching, PROSCI change management, as well as the TTI Insights suite of tools. Kirsty is a Member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRNZ) and International Coach Federation (ICF). Kirsty is known for challenging her clients with a supportive and relatable approach and connecting the dots to get results.

Contact Kirsty directly on +64 21 999 506

Louise Hill, Consultant

Louise has extensive experience as a workplace coach, facilitator and skills assessor.

She is passionate about supporting people and leaders to recognise and unlock their strengths and create empowered and high performing teams.

Louise has a background in Premium Retail, Training and Development, Consultancy and Account Management and has worked in South Africa, the UK and New Zealand with organisations in all sectors.

Louise offers an empathetic, adaptable and human approach to achieve results. Her warmth, sincerity and approachability allows her to foster the trust of individuals.

She is certified in the TTI Insights suite of tools for observable behaviours, driving forces and emotional intelligence.

Louise Hill
Jo Dowley

Jo Dowley, Consultant

Jo is a people consultant with over 20 years’ experience in coaching, mentoring, nurturing and driving individuals, teams and businesses to achieve the best that they can be.
She has a passion for motivating and challenging people towards higher achievements. 
Jo has extensive experience in the health sector in the UK, with focus on leadership and effective/efficient collaborative working. She is also highly skilled in training and teaching. 
Jo has experience in balancing commercial and operational management, having a keen eye for detail. She is the co-founder of a successful commercial business that came 17th in the Deloitte Fast 50 in NZ in 2019. This organisation’s key focus is to lift organisation performance through its people. 
Jo is certified in the TTI Insights suite of tools, which includes being a Certified Behaviour Analyst, a Certified Driving Forces Analyst and a Certified Emotional Quotient Analyst.


Wendy Halliday, Consultant

Wendy has over 15 years’ experience within the Human Resources field, successfully delivering on all aspects of the people function.  She is motivated by providing a strong people experience, working with people and leaders alike to set them and organisations up for success.  Wendy has a passion for understanding what will work for organisations, as appreciates each culture is unique!

Wendy’s style is built upon trust, empathy, and open communication. She has operated at a senior level within various industries, working across operational and strategic spectrums.

Whether it is HR processes, change management, culture and wellbeing of teams, or career coaching – Wendy enjoys the variety and opportunities that HR brings.

Louise Hill

Vargo + Lewis are also supported by a strong team of experienced associates who are well-qualified within their areas of expertise. Consultants’ knowledge and skills are kept current through international and national journals, the Internet, membership of professional bodies and through active participation (speaking and attendance) at conferences and seminars in specialist areas.

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Our consultancy services include planning and strategy sessions, customised workshops and seminars, presentations to the Board and key note speaking.