Putting the Global Improvement Crew together



“Without you, and the Network, I wouldn’t have refocused … and reached for the stars”
“I missed having a wall of improvement people behind me, I’m back in for sure!”

THE NETWORK is about our stories of creating better, journey’s, adventures, trials, tribulations, achievements…. and CONNECTING our JOURNEYS!

I asked someone once who was involved in a very complex industry, how on earth were they going to change the system? She said, we’re not, we’re going to create something new and that will eventually just take over! 

WHY? Collaborating, Connecting, Networking in the direction of better!…..

Connections! The importance of human connections to make life work!

Don’t feel alone, feel safe, do your amazing thing, combine with others, do even more!

The power of collaboration, of connecting, of networking. The energy/impetus created for awesome doing.

Complexity needs diversity. It’s about connections: between people, between people and ideas/approaches, people and stories…… a Network of Whys, of Hows, of Who’s!

Accelerating the power of energy of connecting to make ‘it’ happen!

  • Because people want to work together, to do, to collaborate, to exchange, share and learn.
  • Because so many of our challenges and opportunities today need us to find the others, to work together.
  • Because research has shown that the connections that work, the mentoring, the relationships are the ones that are not just thrown together but are constructed and nurtured.
  • Because we are only going to solve the challenges of our world, local and global by collaboration, conversation.
  • Because we need to be practitioners, we need to be doing. Not telling others what to do, but active ourselves…
  • People want better, brighter futures. They want to improve their world, the world. The system doesn’t work, how do we change it, impact it, do better.
  • People want to connect, share, learn, inspire, help, co-create, accelerate each other’s journeys, collaborate.
  • It’s about opportunity — we all have our superpowers. We want to do something meaningful, to be part of something.
  • It’s fun, it’s an adventure. So many amazing people out there, how do we intersect, cross pollinate, connect!


The Doers, doing the doing. At ALL levels. All demographics, roles, industries, locations, thinking. People doing better, creating better, making, designing better!
We can provide a marketplace space for providers/consultants/externals, but as a resource to the doers. Our focus is on the activators!

@ Our MAHI… Maori for….

In the arena of Improvement, of Doing Better… ANY improvement approach. That’s very broad and there are HEAPS of approaches.
It’s the personalisation and combination that makes the magic.

We’re not just about the connections though. We’re also about the bigger picture….

We have 3 ways to go about this.

  • Broadcasting: We tell stories, share perspectives, ask questions, commentate on themes, research offerings.
  • Active Doing: We are doers, doing the doing. We are practitioners out there, at all levels. It’s a key part that we are active doers of better. Practice what we preach.
  • Networking, connecting: Then we connect and network improvement collaborators. People, people and ideas, people and possibilities.


FEEDBACK WHAT PEOPLE SAY – Inspired & Connected

Best hour I’ve spent for a long time. The meet ups exceed expectations.

Great to be with a whole room of like-minded people. And reminded, I am not alone!

I have never experienced such genuine interest in conversations and sharing!

The event was like a recharge, to be in the same room with so many people that understand the challenges and rewards!

“One of the main things I’ve got from the network is the power and need to personalise an improvement journey.”

Can you imagine any other universe in which this combination of improvement minds would have happened.”

“I am so grateful for the people I have access to and will remember it for the rest of my days.”

“It’s a privilege to be in-amongst the calibre and quality of people who are in the mix.”

“I’m always amazed at how quickly the conversations go to a wide range of topics, in a space of psychological safety, when people have only just met.”

“It’s hard to highlight the vibrant dynamism and generous hospitality of your network…”
“Honestly, your work speaks for itself in the positive impact you continue to have on so many individuals and communities… just keep up the good work!”

“After being a part I feel more energised and inspired to continue with my journey, activity and challenges.”

There is no one answer, one way to fuel this. We’re creating an infrastructure, ‘scene’ for the engagements and exchanges.

There is no one answer, one way to fuel this. We’re creating an infrastructure, ‘scene’ for the engagements and exchanges.


People also say….

  • It’s like matchmaking
  • You’re working out who plays best in tune with whom
  • Co-developing a community
  • About navigation, and bringing loose ends together that wouldn’t normally connect, to create a new something


We asked

  • Could you build a collaborative network of people
  • What would it look like?
  • Impact?



Katie on her journey and the network   Owner/CEO, SME in New Zealand.

Listen to Steve and Duanelink, listen to Ianlink, listen to Andrewlink, listen to Nagalink, listen to Mario, watch for the room pan at the end!: link
The value of enabling connections. 2019 NZ conference

“I know on a call I can expect to meet seriously insightful people who are deeply aware of where they are on their journey and able to reflect and discuss that.
Last night was no exception.”


Thanks for the inspiration…. after the last one we set up a little system to gather kaizen ideas, logging 124 ideas in 14 months, with 112 implemented… that’s nearly 2/week, all the result of a breakfast chat… these things really are worth it!


We’re in the Business of Improvement Networking, connections and collaboration and the Improvement Networking Business.

From New Zealand to across the World!

Original creation 2013. CICE, Lean Kiwis, NOUS, The Network of Us © and ™ All material is original. Looking to incorporate Creative Commons licence principles in 2021.

© All Rights Reserved Trish Wilson. 2022.