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  • Carolyn Stuart


Updated: Jan 25, 2019

My name is Carolyn Stuart and I am the very excited founder of a new company called Weaving Futures. I bring to Weaving Futures significant leadership experience across education, business and government, combined with a deep practical knowledge of using human-centred design processes to help individuals and organisations, whether they be schools, councils, government or business improve their ‘now’ and get ready for their ‘next’.

I have always liked helping people so it is probably no surprise that my first career was as a primary (elementary) school teacher. I then, quite unexpectedly, found myself in my second career, that of principalship. The first school at which I was principal was a small rural school in Canterbury, my second a much larger middle (Intermediate) school. I say unexpectedly because I was really happy being a classroom teacher. I only became a principalship so I could influence a much larger group of teachers and learners.

My third career was even more unexpected.

I was approached to take on the role of Deputy Chief Executive, Education at Network for Learning (N4L), an IT company that had been established by NZ’s government to provide digital support for schools. I agreed to this role because I saw it as an opportunity to influence at the system level. By the time I left N4L at the end of 2018 98% of New Zealand’s schools were using our services.

I now find myself at the dawn of my fourth career. Not quite as unexpected as my other career moves because the reality is, that even though the role I have just left was really interesting, I have yearned to get back to my roots of being a direct helper and influencer of people, (and if I am little bit honest a system disruptor!).

If you think I might be able to help you weave your preferred future then please reach out to [email protected] or call me +64274349865.

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