Contact Us About Forte Management Forté Management - Consulting


Consulting services specially designed to empower 21st century Kiwi businesses so that staff and managers can do their best work every day

"One way of improving business performance is by learning that there is a distinct NZ business culture. The expert in this area is Tony Smale of Forté Management."
Tony Alexander, Chief Economist, Bank of New Zealand

Unique Value proposition for clients

Forté Management – Consulting | Coaching | Training is committed to being the leading expert in one thing of great importance - understanding the collective Kiwi mindset – and how that impacts the way we need to manage and market our businesses. Because there really is a distinct Kiwi mindset and culture (as Tony Alexander notes) – that affects both the management of our businesses and the way we engage with customers – especially those from other cultures – the unique knowledge that we bring you provides unparalleled opportunities to build performance. Then we wrap that together with the new science of positive psychology and applying that to everything that we do. We provide critical insights for managers and owners. The things that create the conditions for best performance are different from one country to another and the American cultural paradigm that dominates management and marketing thinking is far from perfect for Kiwis - whether they are born here in New Zealand or have come here from other places. Find out how by contacting us.

"The human brain is 31% more productive when positive than when neutral or negative." Shawn Achor.

Forté Management helps businesses exploit their biggest opportunity

Influential research here in New Zealand says the biggest opportunity to build performance is to grow human capital. Meanwhile, according to Harvard Business Review, the most important task for managers is to create the culture and relationships that staff need to perform. So, we work with our clients, helping owners and managers acquire and apply the knowledge and skills to create the culture, relationships, systems and processes, to deal with poor performance when it happens and continuously grow good performance to ensure staff at all levels are empowered to do their best work every day.

Managers need the skills to deal with poor performance when it happens and otherwise focus on empowering staff to deliver good performance.

Empowering staff to perform

Forté Management – established in 1991 - is an independent fresh thinking future focused management consulting, coaching, and training practice delivering services throughout New Zealand and into Australia. We specialise in working with businesses to improve performance.


Some of Forté Management's consulting services products and background:

The Forté Management team has decades of practical management, innovation, consulting, coaching and training experience. With MBA qualified Tony considered New Zealand's leading expert in the impact of national culture on workplace performance and Helen qualified in training and development, coaching and Berkley University trained in positive psychology, Forté Management provides clients with unique insights and fresh new ideas.

Mini profiles: Helen/Tony