Desirée Williamson, BA, LTCL, CertTESOL, ANZSB, DipTchg, is a director of a Christchurch-based corporate communication consultancy. She designs and facilitates workshops for organisations on all aspects of communicating effectively. In particular, she enjoys delivering seminars which use creative and innovative techniques to help participants develop their oral presentation, written, interpersonal and media management skills.
A wordsmith at heart, Desirée also writes copy, media releases and marketing materials for corporate clients. She believes that communicating key messages within a sound ethical framework, builds positive relationships and goodwill with stakeholders and enhances an organisation’s image, reputation and credibility.
Desirée lectured in corporate communication in the School of Business at the Christchurch College of Education and at the University of Canterbury following the merger of the two institutions. Since 2006, she has also worked with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants preparing study material, and designing and facilitating workshops for the Chartered Accountants' Communicate Effectively and Ethics components.
Desirée is also an accredited Belbin Team Roles Facilitator and uses the Belbin instrument to help team members understand their ‘preferred’ and ‘natural’ team roles, and as a result understand how to work more collaboratively as a group.