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About Us

Three attributes are common to the leaders at OneBeat. Passion. Background. Experience. Passion is about their love of what they do and an unfailing belief in its effectiveness for clients. This passion is very apparent when the OneBeat leaders interface with staff and it directly helps staff release themselves from the natural constraints of people going through any imposed process of change. Background is about the wide business knowledge owned by OneBeat leaders and its application to specific problems in any client’s business. Experience is simply the pragmatism of business experience, accounting and law for example, where non-theoretical credentials assure a client that what’s promised is delivered. Every time. Successfully.

David Patterson 

BCA, LLB (Hons), LLM Harvard University

David brought Case Western Reserve University’s Appreciative Inquiry practitioners to New Zealand and established the Leadership Deep Dive programme here. David trained in Appreciative Inquiry at Case Western and has facilitated Appreciative Inquiry workshops here in New Zealand. He also has a track record over 25 years of law practice, as a leader of legal and multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects and has broad governance experience (Board of Fulbright NZ, former Chair Tennis NZ, former Chair of Minter Ellison NZ, former Board member Solid Energy). David is also a partner at Chapman Tripp (and was previously a partner at Minter Ellison NZ for 20 years).

Terry Stewart 

B.Com, Chartered Accountant, Appreciative Inquiry Certification, Prosci Practitioner, Prince2 Practitioner

Terry has a background in organisational transformation and change, strategy, business advisory roles and programme management. From his experience across 100+ organisations, Terry observes that one of the hallmarks of highly successful organisations is courageous leadership that allows staff and stakeholders to have a meaningful voice. He is passionate about developing high-performing teams and organisations, where staff are motivated and empowered to achieve extraordinary results. Terry has a great rapport with people and enjoys getting to the point and making things happen. Terry has undertaken advanced Appreciative Inquiry training at Case Western Reserve University. He is a qualified chartered accountant, previously with one of the “big four”. 

Gabrielle Butler

Gabrielle is a proven engaging people leader with an intuitive ability to know what is important to success, how to get everyone on board, energised and motivated to achieve goals. She has a passion for keeping it simple and doing it right and believes that applying a practical approach to delivery is key to success. Providing clarity of purpose and direct, honest communication is also a hallmark of Gabrielle’s approach. Gabrielle has an extensive background in business change, project management and operational leadership. She has worked in transformation and integration programs in New Zealand, Asia and the US across a range of sectors, from SME’s through to large corporates and public sector organizations. Gabrielle has trained in Appreciative Inquiry with Case Western Reserve University.


Jennifer Tebbs

BA, Dip Tchg, Cert IV Assessment & Training, Cert Coaching for Life & Business, Cert NLP & DPC, Member ICFA, ABNLP Registered 

Jennifer has a passion is to assist people in moving their lives to better and better places in order to live life to its fullest.  As a trained teacher, trainer, assessor, NLP practitioner and coach and also having attended the Case Western Leadership Deep Dive Programme (NZ), Jennifer integrates the use of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, resilience, and appreciative inquiry.   In her view, there is great value in people’s differences when individual offerings are looked at in the light of strengths and used collectively for the greater good of all.

“These guys are seriously awesome”.

Manager, market leader Australasian bank.

Our Affiliations

p6 The OneBeat team has had a strong working relationship with Case Western Reserve University over the last five years. Where appropriate, OneBeat works with Case Western Reserve University, David Cooperrider and Ron Fry.

Contact Us

p-call Australia: +61 426 624 504
New Zealand: +64 21 249 4504