About Natural Assets

Tessa Mackenzie started the company in 1998 with an emphasis on supporting people to develop their Natural Assets to achieve positive change.  Tessa offers facilitation, mentoring, and professional development with individuals, groups, organisations and communities. She specialises in community-led development that is collaborative and strengths based.

She also works with business who want to improve cultural competency and staff wellbeing through engagement in bespoke Social Change workshops and Programmes Having worked in areas of Corporate Social Responsibility as well as the Community and Social Sectors for two decades, Tessa understands how to support businesses to increase Social Value and maximise Social Impact. 

A clinical background in Homeopathy together with BA in Social Policy and Post Grad Certificate in Professional Supervision (Social Work and Counseling), Tessa brings a wide perspective to her provision of Supervision for Social Workers and Complementary Health Practitioners who practice holistically with acknowledgement of wairua and mauri.

Natural Assets operates as a social business incorporating pro-bono, pay it forward, and community exchange in addition to paid services.  Tessa has held voluntary positions and contributed to community projects for most of her working life, and currently Co-chairs the SociaLink Board in Tauranga as well as actively supporting community-led development in Katikati.  

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Utilise your Natural Assets to Change for Good

“Tessa conducts herself with professionalism and personal integrity, that provides those whom she works and interacts with – with great confidence that they are ‘in good hands’. Her excellent communication skills are one of her many standout qualities. Her work and passion for improved and sustainable community wellbeing outcomes are an inspiration to all.”    

Ben Wilson, Community Relationship Advisor, Western Bay of Plenty District Council

“I trust Tessa, I value her opinion and I have no question about her integrity… I would highly recommend her… for all of the above and for her skill of getting to the point, getting to the core of what needs to be done. In a team situation, she is a brilliant facilitator… Tessa always manages to facilitate respectfully whilst bringing things out of people and getting them to talk – she creates a safe environment for people to do that and encourages a holistic approach, thinking outside of the square to get the best outcomes”    2007

Ali Kemp, Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki – Kaupapa Maori Mental Health Services