Our team

We are based across the Americas, India, Australia and New Zealand, united by the fact that we work hard and laugh hard.

Our leadership team.


Carl Sanders-Edwards

Carl has over 18 years experience helping people and workplaces be better with global organizations and startups. Carl holds an MBA from Babson College, Boston, where he was Platinum-Triangle Fulbright Scholar in Entrepreneurship, and graduated top of his class. He also has a Bachelor of Technology (Hons.) from Massey University, in New Zealand, and was awarded the 2011 Massey University Distinguished Young Alumni.

Tim Winstone


Tim brings 20+ years of experience working with businesses to understand their customers, develop teams and improve processes, systems, and performance. He has worked with both small startup businesses and large corporates in Northern Europe and New Zealand, and recently has been leading change improvement programs in the health sector. Tim holds a Master’s in Business Studies (Change Management), a Bachelor of Technology with 1st Class Honors and is certified with the American Society for Quality as a Six Sigma Black Belt.


Amol Deshpande


Amol has over 10 years of experience delivering investment banking products in various roles ranging from Developer to Delivery Lead. Amol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication from Pune University, India.

Corey Criswell


Corey brings 25+ years of experience in the field of leadership development built by consulting with companies around the globe and as head of Executive Development at a Fortune 30 retailer. Corey has led, consulted, coached and designed leadership programs for a wide variety of organizations around the globe.

She is married to her high school sweetheart and enjoys spending time with their two boys, kayaking, and playing strategy board games. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she continues to enjoy being outside and discovering as many of the 10,000 lakes as possible. Corey has a Bachelor of Arts (Biology) from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters of Science (Marine Ecology) from the Florida Institute of Technology.


Emma Sanders-Edwards


Prior to Adeption, Emma co-founded and sold an online store, and has also put her creative energy towards producing TV, events, and business plans and systems. Emma has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons.) from Victoria University (NZ). She studied Judgment and Decision Making at Harvard University in Boston and is a 200-hour qualified Yoga teacher.


Don McVeigh

Don brings 15 years of continuous improvement experience and learnings from a variety of industries including Engineering, FMCG, Aircraft, Dairy and multiple SME’s.

Don has held senior and junior continuous improvement roles, senior management roles, and been an apprentice – all providing him the ability to share his learnings, and build the capability of people and teams at all levels within organisations. Don has qualifications in Lean, Six Sigma and TOC and his passion is in building the capability of the people he works with ensuring that mindset changes are embedded into the way we work.


Matt Murphy

Matt brings 12+ years of experience in Fortune 500 companies with roles in HR, systems, analytics, strategy, and continuous improvement. Matt is passionate about helping organizations develop problem-solving skills and improving how people work together. Matt holds an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA, and a BA in Communication and Spanish from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, USA. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

VP of Sales and Delivery

Mark Waltkins


Mark is our VP Sales & Delivery at Adeption New Zealand. He brings 25+ years experience in sales, facilitation and coaching having worked with organisations across the world through a number of consultancies including his own business. Mark inspires meaningful conversations and is passionate about what enables organisations, teams and individuals to achieve their potential.

Mark holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Managerial and Administrative Studies from Aston University in Birmingham, UK. He is a coach supervisor, an executive coach and member of the ICF, an NLP practitioner and loves facilitation and coaching that lifts and shifts personal and leadership development.

Mark lives in Waiuku south of Auckland, NZ with his wife Samantha, four children Alanah, Soraya, Jole and Khouri and cats Arty & Nova. He loves the forests and rugged beaches on the West Coast and body boarding with the kids so that the black sands get everywhere at home!


Jamie McIver


Jamie is a leader, facilitator, and coach with vast international business experience and a passion for growing transformational leaders. With deep expertise in transformation, Jamie partners with leaders to uncover their purpose and long-term goals and takes creative approaches to unlock them. He also works with leadership teams and organisations to shape the leadership culture and transformation journeys that bring about sustainable success. Jamie holds an MBA from Mount Eliza Business School and is a certified coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation, a certified practitioner for Leadership Circle Profile, and a qualified Six-Sigma Black Belt.

GM of Development

Alistair Dinnis


Alistair is General Manager for Development at Adeption New Zealand and an experienced coach and facilitator. He is a senior leader with a people & culture background and over 25 years’ experience in the UK, Australia and New Zealand across sectors including banking, professional services and health. 

He is passionate about making a meaningful difference to the lives of others and leads the JumpShift Foundation, with the mission of making high quality leadership development available to people and organisations who may not otherwise have access to it.

Alistair holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen and a Post Graduate Diploma (with distinction) in HR Management from Napier University in Edinburgh. He is accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for individual coaching and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) for team coaching.


Sarah Letendre


Sarah brings 15 years experience in learning, design, and project management to our team. Sarah attended the University of Portland, Oregon, worked and studied in Berlin, Germany through a Congress-Bundestag ambassador program and fellowship, and this year, will earn her MBA in Innovation Management from the University of Colorado. Sarah is an avid hiker, adventurer, and traveler.


Darshan Doshi

Darshan leads the innovation projects at Adeption. Darshan has worked with 100s of startup founders in India and the US, as Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at FLAME University, and head of programs at GenNext Hub. Darshan holds an MBA from Babson College (Boston) and serves as an advisory board member at the Babson College Collaborative. He ranked 3rd in chemical engineering at University of Pune, India. 
Fascinated by how people operate, in his spare time Darshan runs the online community DASAR.

GM of Delivery

Lettie Dalton


Lettie is a highly experienced facilitator, trainer, and coach, with a background working with organizations worldwide to empower, motivate and engage people. She is committed to helping people to be their ‘best selves’ in order to live their best lives and create positive ripples in the world.

Lettie’s extensive background working in project management, sales, and leadership roles for corporate organizations has given her first-hand experience of how to address limiting beliefs, habits, and gaps from a perspective of strength and possibility. Lettie trained as a facilitator and coach with the Neuroleadership Institute and has her Professional Coach Certification (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. She has a diploma in Positive Psychology and well-being. 

Lettie enjoys ‘upcycling’ old furniture, competing with herself for her fastest 10km run, and ‘experimenting’ with positive parenting techniques on her 2 young children!


Kristina Montgomerie


Kristina completed her masters thesis on the first iteration of our platform and since then has been an integral part of our platform’s growth. Kristina holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) in Finance & Management Information Systems, and a Masters of Business Studies (MBS) in Leadership Development from Massey University, where she also previously lectured in Leadership Practice. 

Our people.


Associate manager


Sr Fullstack Developer


Sr Fullstack Developer


Platform manager


Customer Success Director


Snr. tester


Creative Director


Sr Business Analyst


Global Marketing Manager


Jr Developer


Sr Mobile Developer


Content Strategist


Creative Strategist


Operations Manager


Experience Designer


Customer Success Manager


Sr UI Designer


Lead Facilitator


Snr. Architect


Experience Lead


QA Engineer


Solution Architect


QA Engineer


Operations Executive


Jnr UI Developer


Channel Partner


Marketing Coordinator


Customer Success Manager


Customer Success Coordinator




Lead Facilitator


Customer Success Coordinator

Our advisors.

Nick Petrie

Vertical Development 

Jan Rybeck

Vertical Development

Pete Fleming

Director, UX Research, Google

Nathan Searle

Board Chair

Sarah Keene

Board Member

Hamish Franklin

Board Member

Want to be part of our fun and driven team?

Our mission at Adeption is to improve how people live and interact with each other and the planet so future generations can thrive. To achieve this mission, we aim to democratise leadership development.

Our team creates personalized development experiences, that are delivered at scale, and create real-world impact for individuals and organizations globally. We’ve been providing leadership development that works since 2O1O, united in the belief that

‘Better humans make better leaders, and better leaders make better humans’