What they’re saying…
“The Stakeholder Agency helped us plan and implement the public consultation for the Waikato Regional Theatre project. Amanda provided strategic direction and helped us design an appropriate approach to engage stakeholders in different communities.
We hosted a series of public roadshows around the Waikato, and Amanda’s ability to connect us with the right people and stakeholders meant these roadshows ran successfully. From the engagement strategy through to the hands-on support and reporting, The Stakeholder Agency provided the expertise and support we needed and we were extremely happy with the outcomes.”
Lisa James, Funding & Development
Waikato Regional Council
“Amanda from The Stakeholder Agency makes working in complex stakeholder environments easy. Her role in training and developing our staff in stakeholder engagement has equipped them with the knowledge, and built discipline and consistency in their thinking.
Amanda really understands people - she has a natural ability to build relationships and to guide others on how to achieve collective value for all parties.”
Nicola Chrisp, Manager - Communications + Engagement
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
“Key to the success of our South Waikato Trade Training programme was the relationships Amanda fostered between local industry, education, council and community parties. She facilitated the engagement between all parties to an exceptionally high standard and provided enthusiasm, innovation and strategic direction that saw the project nationally recognised by the Ministry of Youth Development as a leader in education, employment and training. I can confidently recommend Amanda as an expert in her field.”
Maree Kendrick, Regional Lead South
Bank of IDEAS
“It has truly been a privilege and pleasure to work with Amanda ... her commitment and professionalism are in a class of their own.”
Peter Kenyon, Lead Consultant
South Waikato District Council
“It is my pleasure to endorse Amanda Hema - The Stakeholder Agency. Amanda’s project management skills and experience are extremely strong. She is a strategic thinker who also rolls up her sleeves and delivers what she promises.”
Craig Hobbs, Chief Executive
Blue Pacific Minerals
“Amanda recently organised a function connecting our business with the local community. The day was a huge success. Amanda’s vast business network meant we connected with everyone we needed to and more. She offered some great solutions to our problems and was efficient, effective and a great communicator.
We employed Amanda on a business associate’s recommendation, who told us ‘she is one of those people who ‘gets it done’ - and indeed she does.”
Leonie Johnsen, Marketing Manager
“We were tendering for an important project, which would have a major impact on our business, and we contracted The Stakeholder Agency to provide guidance in this process.
Amanda helped us look strategically at the project, evaluate our capabilities and look at how to build capacity in the business. Amanda recognised the conversations we needed to have, and made them happen, so as a team we knew what we were capable of achieving. All of which led to us putting together a successful proposal.
We have absolute trust in The Stakeholder Agency to get the job done. They made our life easier and gave us confidence in the process we were going through. And with Amanda’s expertise, we were successful in the tender!”
Bruce Martin, Director
Waikato District Health Board
“Amanda is an absolute pleasure to work with. During my time at Waikato DHB, I worked closely with her to inform the process for the community engagement aspect of a key project. Amanda was a fantastic asset in offering guidance on how to stage the engagement process and provide evidence based feedback to the project sponsor, her advice helped improve the current strategy and ensured that vital community connections were fully considered.
The Stakeholder Agency offers clear thinking, great communication and solid strategic partnerships. Amanda helped determine the right direction and made valuable recommendations that were thoroughly researched.”
Sarah Roberts, Change Agent
Switched On Tourism Ltd
“It was a pleasure working with Amanda Hema from The Stakeholder Agency on a recent project. What stood out for me were her knowledge of the industry and public sector processes, and her expertise in stakeholder engagement.
Amanda’s skill in facilitating relationships and her extensive network of business contacts were invaluable. By putting the right people in contact with each other, she enabled discussions between parties that provided key input to the project.
I have 100% trust in Amanda and her ability to deliver the highest standard of work.”
Garry Brunton, Managing Director