Programme Coordinator, Level 3

Distancing learning is both rewarding and challenging – and when the going gets tough you’ll want Toni Maxwell on your team.

The Level 3 programme coordinator and BMP tutor goes above and beyond to help students achieve their study (and life!) goals. She’s empathetic and encouraging, and likes nothing better than helping people realise their business aspirations and be the best they can be.

“I feel like everyone has a business idea. I love supporting our students to take that first step towards their dreams, either starting or owning their own business or gaining the skills and confidence to become better leaders.

“Knowledge is power. Knowledge gives you confidence to go forward. I would encourage our students to be courageous, take that first step (we know it’s scary and new), and embrace this opportunity. We’re here to provide support every step of the way.”

Currently studying the Diploma of Business Management herself, Toni honed her leadership capabilities on the frontline, with 15 years in volunteer sports management roles, including running competitions, organising events, teams and tournaments. These roles have equipped her with practical leadership skills and developed her knack for networking and building effective relationships.

Since joining Aspire2, Toni has played an integral role in the Te Ao Māori journey of the business (including the implementation of karakia in meetings). She has a Level 4 Certificate in Māori Protocol and Language (poupou Huia Te Reo) and is just starting her own Te Reo journey.