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About Me

Nō Kotimana me Airini ōku tīpuna 
Nō ngā whānau o McAtamney, Graham, Knox me O’Neil ahau,
I tipu ai ahau i raro i ngā maunga o Kakanui, 
e rere ana te awa o Taieri i Maniototo.
Tokotoru āku tamariki, i whānau mai rātou i Papaioea.
E noho ana ahau i Tāmaki Makaurau
Ko Del Costello tōku ingoa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

I'm an Education Consultant based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, New Zealand.  I am the director and a PLD consultant with Coactive Education and I work in a variety of schools, early childhood centres and Kāhui Ako. 

I work alongside teachers and school leaders to grow practice, improve learner outcomes and support sustainable changes in practice and school systems. Specialist areas: oral language, literacy, local curriculum, assessment for learning, cultural capability and digital technologies.

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  • Master of Education (eLearning/digital learning endorsement)- University of Canterbury NZ                              

  • Diploma of Professional Speaking – Speech New Zealand

  • Licentiate Teaching Diploma (Public Speaking and Communication) – Speech New Zealand

  • TESOL Certificate of Teaching English as a second language – Trinity College, London

  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Otago NZ


  • Accredited PLD Facilitator – Ministry of Education NZ

  • Accredited Digital Technologies Facilitator – Ministry of Education NZ

  • Accredited Cultural Capability Facilitator – Ministry of Education NZ 

  • Accredited Examiner (Professional Speaking/ESOL) – Speech New Zealand


I'm a the owner of THE SPEAKING COMPANY a corporate consultancy specialising in supporting individual and corporate clients/teams to build capability in the communication arts.

TRUSTEE - Speech New Zealand

I am a trustee of Speech New Zealand, a not for profit charity that provided examinations and education in the speech communication arts across Aotearoa NZ.  

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