Meet our Creative Business Consultants
Creative Consultant and Programme Manager
Tēna koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings.
I am of Samoan and Chinese descent and was born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau. I have worked as a Careers Practitioner for over 12 years, providing career guidance to clients and groups in the education and community sectors. I also have experience organizing industry events and liaising with diverse employers. My professional interests include digital technologies, personal wellbeing, and supporting the career development of Māori and Pacific peoples. Outside of work I host a podcast series called “Career Coffee Chats”, play in a ukulele band (amateur of course), spend time with my Godchildren, and play the occasional game of tennis.
I am excited to manage the Wayfind Creative programme and look forward to supporting creatives to flourish in their careers.
“The greatest strength of being a creative is their vision and ability to create… Often Creatives like to do everything themselves and not get help. I understand this is mostly due to $$ but they need to trust themselves, their ability and be strategic.”
Alison looks forward to working with Wayfind Creatives, using her business knowledge, skills and experience to improve the outcomes and incomes of creative practitioners. She hopes that by formalising their creative practice she can help creatives build sustainable careers and enable economic, social and creative wellbeing.
Alison’s experience has evolved over the last 25 years working within creative practices and has worked with a range of creatives through private business. She was part owner and business manager of a successful creative business and she has worked within The University of Auckland Faculty of Arts as well as amongst the arts community.
Alison Steiner/ www.asgood.nz
“I want to pass the lessons I’ve learnt during my creative journey to others. I want to help Creative Wayfinders discover a pathway to a sustainable creative practice that is also financially rewarding. I’m here to assist mentorees to look for the signs of opportunity: how to spot them, how to go after them and then how to make the most of them.”
Felicity is a leader within the screen and creative industries who has held key positions in industry-led organisations. She has led production, gaming, theatre and dance companies giving her a deep understanding of creative and screen companies. She is the partnership manager of AMO, founder of Auckland Screen Alliance (ASA).
Felicity owns and manages Main Reactor, a leading props and makeup effects company with her husband Roger Murray based in Henderson Auckland. They have worked on large tent pole productions including Mulan and The Meg, creature design for Ash Versus Evil Dead and props and creatures for the Shannara Chronicles. Felicity strongly believes in fostering stronger business practice and capability within the creative industries and has run several producer training courses.
Felicity Letcher / www.mainreactor.co.nz