Carolyn Smith
Strategic Planning and Facilitation Specialist

There's a proverb that 'a cord on its own is easily broken, but many together are strong.'

Meet Carolyn Smith, the driving force behind Woven Collaboration.

Carolyn is passionate about making a difference for communities and nature.  

Her expertise lies in fostering equitable and authentic collaboration, facilitating co-designed solutions, and elevating impact through purposeful, robust, and achievable strategic direction. 

"I'm a self-confessed strategy geek -I love strategic planning because if its done well, its a powerful tool for igniting energy, bringing focus, and creating action! 

My aim is to demystify and streamline the process, eliminating unnecessary jargon and fluff.  That means you get a practical, realistic plan that serves as your 'true north,' guiding your efforts and resources."

Carolyn has worked with a diverse range of organisations, programmes, and projects including NGO's and community organisations, central and local Government, social enterprise, education, and hapū and iwi. 

She has a range of qualifications and training in strategy, communications, engagement, facilitation, project and programme management and leadership. 

Outside of work, you'll find her hanging out with whānau and friends, exploring new and beautiful wild places, and volunteering with organisations that are empowering communities and helping the environment.