About

Thank you for taking the time to find out a bit more about us. 

Steve Vaughan

Steve rejoined InsideoutWorks in 2020 after some time working in local government.    

Steve has solid and extensive expertise to help your organisation manage uncertainties and get the best value from threats and opportunities. 

This includes: 

• better decision-making capability for reducing threats and seizing opportunities 

• managing uncertainties in procuring goods and services 

• developing practical steps and real-life testing so your organisation can keep operating and restart critical services when major disruptions occur (like earthquakes, power failures and storms) 

He is also highly experienced in the management of hazardous substances and in environmental policy. 

Steve brings considerable experience in setting up and managing contracts for purchasing goods and services. He is also expert in setting up the best tools and techniques for managing organisational risks. 

He has worked on developing and applying risk management techniques for diverse clients and complex projects such as irrigation schemes, managing former landfill sites, flooding, onshore oil well development, and contracting facilities for high risk high value events like music festivals.

Steve is a qualified chemical engineer who previously worked in engineering development research. He also has an extensive background in policy development, new legislation and regulation dealing with complex risks, especially chemicals management and the environment.  

Steve has a wealth of experience as a facilitator, workshop developer and presenter. This includes practical workshops on contracting and risk management skills for managers and for resolving complex technical issues. 

He is a founder and current member of RiskNZ and continues to contribute to the development of international risk management standards.  

Get in touch with Steve now by phone or email. 

Mary Somervell 

Are you ready to rediscover joy and purpose at work and in life?

Change and disruptions can happen anytime - a job loss, a health setback, a relocation or relationship change.  Sometimes these happen all at once.

Mary helps individuals in transition to recalibrate and respond to changed circumstances.

How have you changed in the past year? What would you like to do differently? Who inspires you?

Stories shape and inspire us. We can reimagine and rewrite the story of our lives at any time.

Mary takes time to understand your unique situation then walks alongside, helping you rediscover meaning and purpose for a more fulfilling and productive life.

Her background includes a rich and rewarding mix of HR, marketing and people development projects in health, education, housing and professional services working in New Zealand and overseas (USA and Australia).

She gets a lot out of her multigenerational connections developed through mentoring and volunteering. This has included the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme and Red Cross refugee support work.

Mary loves helping individuals and her enthusiasm is infectious. She has an easy going supportive nature combined with an innate curiosity to keep learning. She enjoys being active outdoors and shared adventures making the most of New Zealand’s stunning scenery.    

She is just a call away so get in touch now.