At MaxQ our vision is to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, our clients and our community.  Our business idea supports this vision by offering a range of services: consulting, coaching, learning and development initiatives.


We support business in three key areas: People, Process and Technology. Our practical/research based approach will help us partner with you to simplify the complex. Our training programs are linked to community projects so that students can apply their learning in a practical way.


The core values guide our thinking:
Make a difference
“Remember one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world” – Malala Yousafzai
Learn and develop every day
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
Create a sustainable future
Our business cares about triple bottomline (People / Planet / Profit)
“The best way to predict the future is to design it” – Buckminster Fuller
“The highest form of knowledge is empathy” – Bill Bullard

Our Team

Natalie Baker

Managing Director / Trainer

Natalie Baker has worked in the legal, banking, projects, retail, hospitality and education sectors over a period of 28 years collectively.  With formal qualifications in business and education, she delivers customised training programs for high profile clients across New Zealand. Her thesis research is about change management and its impact on staff.  Natalie is also a part time lecturer, NZQA Assessor and TetraMap Facilitator.

Brett Baker

Technical Director

Brett has worked in the media (includes digital and publishing), banking (special projects), insurance, travel, not-for-profit, hospitality and education sectors over a period of 30 years collectively. With formal qualifications in graphic design, software engineering and business analysis, he uses his creative streak to turn ideas into solutions for business.  He has a strong focus on efficiency in operations. Brett is also a NZQA Assessor and TetraMap facilitator.

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