Accredited Facilitator (English medium)

Region: Canterbury/Chatham Islands


Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership - University of Canterbury
Bachelor of Education - University of Otago
Diploma of Teaching - Dunedin College of Education

Professional profile

Sean Bailey is a former tumuaki and now ICF accredited coach and leadership consultant. His involvement in education spans 25 years. Over this time, Sean has led two diverse schools in Aotearoa most recently as the Foundation Principal of Te Uru Tarata Lemonwood Grove, a new future focused school in Canterbury. While leading this kura, a number of educationists from across Aotearoa and overseas visited, to learn about how this school's innovative and responsive curriculum was preparing learners for the 21st century. 

As a consultant, Sean has a passion for leadership development, especially continuing to inspire emergent leaders to be the best version of themselves. His facilitation is backed by not only his grounded experience as a school leader but also a deep understanding of what it takes to provide transformative, equitable outcomes for learning communities. Sean also works alongside school and ECE leaders to strengthen the culture within their organisations by getting clear around their purpose or WHY.


  • Individual and group coaching based on the specific needs of leaders.
  • Facilitating face to face and online programmes around preparing emerging leaders to become tumuaki.
  • Using current research and tools to improve leadership practices.
  • Working with leaders and leadership teams to redefine their purpose, principles and practices.
  • Supporting leaders around their Professional Growth Cycles (Appraisal)

Conference presentations, seminars and workshops

2021: uLearn presenter
CORE EduHui Presenter

Personal statement

As a former tumuaki and now leadership consultant and coach my passion lies in supporting educators and leaders in schools to improve and to take their practice from good to great. I really enjoy using my past experience as a school leader as well as my knowledge around educational improvement to inspire others.