About Leigh Paulden

Leigh has worked in business for over 30 years in over 30 industries. He is an internationally certified business consultant and works side-by-side with New Zealand’s top mid-market firms including Carus, Paperplus, Touchpoint, Anytime Fitness and Pacific Hygiene to create scalable, sustainable business growth.

Leigh is passionate about mid-market business and works with leaders who are seeking a proven framework and expert guidance to drive their performance.

Leigh perfected his skills by immersing himself in the best executive education in the world. As such, he is the only Senior Certified Gravitas Impact Business Consultant in New Zealand and one of only six Outthinker Growth Strategists in Australasia.

7 Attributes Certified Coach Gravitas Impact
7 Attributes Certified


Outthinker Growth Strategy Innovation and Disruption
Outthinker Growth Strategy


Four Decisions Certified Coach Gravitas Impact
Four Decisions Certified


Outthinker Growth Strategy The Great Game of Business
Operating System



  NZ’s only Senior Certified Gravitas Impact Business Consultant
  One of only six Certified Outthinker Growth Strategists in Australasia
  30 years’ business experience across 30+ different industries

Leigh currently works with clients with combined annual revenues of
$231m and last financial year, client average growth was 23.2%.

Leigh Paulden

Leigh Paulden

"I bring my clients executive education that has been internationally tested and proven to drive business performance. I understand the factors that influence growth and business practice and create the clarity and certainty you need to make great decisions for success."

Leigh Paulden is an internationally certified business consultant working alongside New Zealand businesses serious about growth.



Anytime Fitness Case Study

Anytime Fitness

How CEO Richard Ball took a successful American Franchise model and turned it on its head to make it work in the NZ market. Read case study.

Touchpoint Case Study


How team alignment helped Touchpoint grow from a domestic success to an international star. Read case study.

Carus Group Case Study


A lesson in how to create the growth rate of a fast 50 company. Read case study.

Business growth case study - Active Healthcare

Active Healthcare

Turning a downturn into an opportunity for growth and future-proofing. Read case study.

Why Leigh Paulden chose the Gravitas Impact Certification?

What Are The Top Business Pains When Scaling Up? Structure, Capability and Culture

Get on the path to success

Are you ready to clarify your goals, refine your systems and create strategies for scalable sustainable business growth? Contact Leigh to discover how he can help move your business forward.