Welcome to KiwiBoss

Your partner in empowering leaders and HR professionals across New Zealand.

We believe every boss has the potential to guide their team to success.

Our mission is to help people managers and HR professionals unlock their team’s potential. At the heart of Kiwiboss is our Director and Lead Trainer, Julia Shallcrass. With more than 15 years of experience as an employment and privacy lawyer and HR specialist, Julia is passionate about helping others unleash their leadership potential. She is widely respected in her field and has written for leading publications, including the NZ Herald as an employment columnist.

What sets Julia apart from other trainers is her ability to engage with her audience. She can give a workshop that’s highly informative as well as entertaining. Julia creates an environment where you feel comfortable to ask questions, share your experiences, and learn from others.

Best of all, your training will be relevant, practical, and designed for your team to grow.

Discover the KiwiBoss difference

As a dedicated HR and employment law training company, we help you create better workplaces.
Our courses are designed to captivate and cultivate. Prepare for an immersive and interactive learning experience that is educating and engaging.

We’re passionate about helping professionals and businesses succeed. That’s why we’re committed to providing the highest quality training available, with a focus on building long-term relationships and delivering real, measurable results.
Led by Christchurch-based Employment Lawyer, Julia Shallcrass, KiwiBoss delivers transformative training sessions throughout New Zealand.
“Many HR professionals and managers struggle with similar challenges when it comes to managing their teams. That’s why I created KiwiBoss – to provide a platform where you can find the knowledge and support you need to be the best boss you can be. Whether you’re new to people management or a seasoned pro, our articles, resources, and training courses will help you stay up to date with the latest HR trends and best practices.”

Julia’s team of facilitators at KiwiBoss share her passion for people management, so you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge you need to lead your team with purpose and integrity.

Julia Shallcrass

Director Julia Shallcrass is a qualified employment and privacy lawyer with a passion for training.

She brings more than 15 years’ experience as a lawyer, and ability in lecturing in Human Resources for tertiary institutions, to her corporate training.

A thought leader in HR, she is an employment columnist for the New Zealand Herald.

So, she knows her stuff. But what sets her apart is her style of delivery.

Julia speaks in plain English, so she is easy to understand. She presents with empathy and humour, and is engaging, fun and friendly.

Her participants feel like they can ask her questions, and her answers are clear and concise.

Kathryn Jenkins

Kathryn Jenkins is an experienced Facilitator and HR Consultant for KiwiBoss. Kathryn was selected for the Human Resources Director NZ Rising Stars 2020 list.

She has a degree in Psychology and Sociology, and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. She works as an HR Manager for a company in Christchurch.

With expertise in HR, Kathryn has lectured for a tertiary organisation in HR and management. Kathryn has eight years of experience as a team manager in the UK.

She is passionate about creating an engaging workplace that gets the best out of its people, in an environment that is positive and productive.

An experienced facilitator, Kathryn presents on a wide range of HR issues such as flexible working, workplace policies and essential HR practices.

Kerryn Douglas

Kerryn Douglas is an experienced Payroll Consultant and Trainer, who co-presents Holidays Act courses with KiwiBoss.

Kerryn is also the director of Pay Check, where she is a payroll consultant, who specialises in payroll education and consulting.

Kerryn delivers on-on-one as well as group training sessions to businesses and through the Southern Institute of Technology. She helps organisations understand the legislation that governs payroll and create better payroll practices.

Kerryn has presented for CCH Learning, TEO, and to school administrators to help improve their understanding following the Novapay issues.

With over 17 years of payroll experience and having processed more than 200 client payrolls, Kerryn knows the importance of payroll compliance and efficiency.

Know what our attendees say

I consider myself to be reasonably knowledgeable regarding HR issues, but I always come away from Julia’s courses with new understandings. Also, the slides and back-up notes are excellent. Just about every organisation has sick leave and absenteeism problems. This course will help you resolve them.


Strategic HR Consultant

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Thank you for breaking the course down in an easy to digest manner. This is all new to me – so i appreciated the thoroughness and your use of language which made the course enjoyable and very easy to follow.


HR Advisor

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Best online course ever. I found it relevant and very useful. Yay Julia – she makes it sound easy.


Performance and Capability Advisor

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Thank you for the pre communication which set me up really well and to have the course materials beforehand was brilliant. Excellent presenter, Julia is knowledgeable and current and beautifully paced and the activities to get participant involvement were really appreciated and informative.



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