About Us

At Vital Futures, we have experience in working with thousands of leaders in organisations facilitating insight, interaction and integration. Significant personal, social and cultural outcomes have been consistently achieved. We also understand that the majority of the embedding of learning takes place once participants are engaged in their day to day work and hence our methodology includes a focus on integration, ongoing support and sustainability.

Our team have worked with CEO’s to frontline leaders, in SMEs and large multinational corporates, in a variety of sectors including government, local government, not-for-profit, financial services, professional services, healthcare, research, telecommunications and FMCG.

Vital Futures is owned by Ruth Donde and Saskia Clements, who lead a team of experienced facilitators, coaches and consultants across New Zealand.


Client Feedback

“During 2008 and 2009 Ruth Donde and Saskia Clements facilitated a number of coaching workshops for all our senior leaders and people managers.  We continue to work with Ruth and Saskia to further embed coaching capability across our business.  Feedback received from many of the participants of these workshops highlights how effective they both are in stimulating new thinking, broadening perspectives and constructively challenging individuals and groups.  

Both Ruth and Saskia have a facilitation style that engages with their audience and generates a willingness to actively participate in a safe learning environment. Their passion for coaching and their ongoing commitment to help others succeed in this area is evident both during and following on from the workshop.  

I would not hesitate to recommend them to any organisation wanting to facilitate sustained positive behaviour change in their people.”

– OD Manager, Financial Services

“Ruth embodies the proposition she sells. In practice, Ruth deftly and appropriately challenges our managers using business language and effective examples that have quickly established her as a credible and trusted advisor. Coaching has fast become ‘what we do around here’, promoting regular courageous conversations that have supported enhanced performance and a significant improvement in our employee engagement. Ruth’s commitment to our success has made a lasting difference. She is a true business partner.” 

– GM HR, Insurance

“While I appreciate your work with us may have been a little challenging, I thought you’d like to know that our company’s engagement/culture survey showed that our team is now showing as one of the most engaged in the business. The team also reflected that this seemed a true reflection of the current feeling. You should take some satisfaction, Saskia, as you helped us get to this point. Thank you again.”

– Regional Projects Manager, Primary Industries.