A Real Approach to Learning
Develop and Drive your People with an approach that delivers Real behaviour change.
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The name isn’t just for show, At Real Learning we believe…

...in keeping it REAL.

Partnering with you, we create training solutions that work for your business - and get you real results. Over 15 years of working with NZ’s top businesses has crafted an approach that drives real behavioural change.

We make sure that learning is directly linked to your business objectives. We tell your stories, use your language and use video examples from your business.


We use digital solutions made for your business. Designed for easy reference, we create online learning modules with reinforcement videos, tailored to your needs. Whether it be out in the field, or in the office - our solutions have you covered.


We start the learning journey by helping you get your head in the game. Focus, resilience and a strong mindset are all critical to make learning a part of what you do, everyday.


The best learning is initiated by the learner. We provide online tools that ensure training is available - when you need it.  Proven change-management principles are used to provide your leaders with the systems needed to drive new behaviours.



We design blended solutions with in-person training and online tools. This training is suited to your business’s specific needs and objectives. Ensuring you get the results that count.


We provide a safe environment to practice new skills, setting you up for success in the real world. Complex ideas are broken down into easy steps, leading us to quickly connect and establish the best learning experience.


We consult at a senior management level, understanding your challenges and objectives. We help you start to finish - from strategy development, delivery, and evaluation.

Other things we do

Optimise Resilience and EQ

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Build Stronger Salespeople

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A real approach to working with you...

When we work with you, we also take a real approach. We get to know you, how you like to work, we see it as a partnership – we’re working together to give your team the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to do their jobs better, and that will provide you stronger results.
Heidi Lance

Heidi Lance


Heidi is committed to making a difference.  She is results driven, impactful and passionate about what she does. 

Her realness helps her relate to people at all levels of the businesses she works in. She consults with senior management, building sound learning strategy that optimises performance and creates strong return on investment.

Her pragmatic approach engages people quickly in the learning environment. Her sessions are engaging, challenging and experiential and equip participants with what they need to get results in the real world. 

She believes that building emotional intelligence and trust are the lynch pins of sales and leadership effectiveness and leverages her expertise to create strong foundations for her learning design. 

As a trusted learning professional with 15 years’ experience, Heidi has many career highlights.  These include:

  • Designing and developing a sales and sales leadership programme for a global audience delivering a significant return on investment.

  • Consulting to David Forman for 9 years as a senior facilitator and instructional designer, building and delivering learning programmes with some of New Zealand’s leading companies.

  • Increasing employee engagement in businesses by helping leaders build the skills and behaviours they need to have truly effective leadership conversations.

Specialising in construction, banking, telco and retail, Heidi is a highly experienced learning and development strategist, an engaging facilitator and instructional designer of industry leading learning tools.

Heidi is an accredited facilitator of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Everything DiSC and is GENOS EI accredited through OPRA Psychology Group.

Joan Mather

Joan Mather

Joan is a forward-thinking, results-oriented and passionate organisational development professional who has successfully lead internal and consulting OD teams. She has had critical roles in global organisations, her most recent being:

  • Global Head, OD (Interim).
  • Group Talent Manager, Fletcher Building.
  • OD Manager, Coca-Cola Amatil NZ.
  • Principal, OD with Sheffield.

As director, Joan works with clients to create exceptional value through developing inspiring future leaders, high-performing teams and collaborative, engaged and inclusive cultures. She is an engaging and impactful facilitator and coach and designs “fit-for-purpose” solutions and programmes to deliver desired outcomes. She draws on her extensive experience, professional network and client feedback to ensure her work continues to make a real difference!

Torin Lance

Torin Lance

Digital and Media Developer

Torin is the digital and media developer for Real Learning. He does the filming and creates most of the online materials. He has a keen eye for design and enjoys bring stories to life.


"After the course the team have become very tight and regularly catch up to discuss how assignments are tracking and to share our success stories. My account managers are all speaking same language, they are goal orientated and giving purpose to each customer visit - directly impacting personal sales results. Thanks Heidi, for making the course enjoyable and relative to my role, your coaching has been brilliant and I can’t wait to get into the second module."

Sales Leader - Construction

“Fletcher Building Holding Ltd have been working with Trainingworks (now Real Learning) for over 3 years now. During this time Heidi has designed and developed a large global leadership and sales team programme for us.

Heidi led the end to end design and development and is the master critical thinking facilitator accrediting all the programme facilitators globally. She commands a room, challenges the participants and makes learning fun and engaging.

Heidi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work and is able to identify gaps in capability quickly. Her design is engaging, interactive and customised to our business leading to profitable, measurable results”

Lucy Boryer
Learning & Development Manager - Sales and Customer Excellence


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