Silver Fox International Ltd

Silver Fox International is a niche consultancy established to help individuals, teams and organisations maximise performance by:

  • Improving individuals’ ability to lead and manage a highly diverse and challenging workforce
  • Increasing capacity of high potential people to assume greater and more complex responsibilities
  • Increasing retention of "top talent," whose skills and expertise are difficult to replace.

The owner and director Colin Douglas has been involved for many years facilitating and consulting with top and mid management groups including effectiveness reviews, strategic decisions, situation appraisals, problem analysis, and role clarification. He has also worked with sports teams, athletes and teenagers helping them understand why they might do the things they do.

Colin brings together a wide variety of skills and experience which has relevance to the current changes facing a lot of organisations. He is experienced in dealing with all levels of organisations from senior management through to lower level people leaders and their teams.

Services provided

  • Team Retreats
  • Team Development
  • Executive and managerial coaching with clear negotiated outcomes
  • Everything DiSC®
  • The Five Behaviors™

Colin Douglas, Consultant, Facilitator, Coach and Mentor

Colin is a leader, coach, facilitator and consultant with more than 45 years experience in HR & Learning and Performance that is solidly grounded over a wide variety of organisations, industries, government, sports teams and youth. He has conceptualised, developed, and implemented innovative solutions that respond quickly to emerging needs and trends in organisations in New Zealand and other countries.

He has worked as an independent contractor with major responsibility for managing, designing and facilitating various Leadership Development Programmes within Westpac NZ, and to manage and develop the Westpac Coaching Academy. He then went on to be a contracted Facilitator delivering Leadership Programmes for Fletcher Building in New Zealand and the USA since 2012.

Colin adapts quickly to the challenges at hand, and uses his mature approach and experience to assist the changes and transitions that occur in organisations. He is no stranger to working in complex organisations, and this experience has been supplemented by many years working as an external consultant/facilitator. He has also mentored entrepreneurs who want to turn ideas into a business.

Colin is respected for his unassuming, determined, mentoring and coaching approach. He interacts well with everyone from front-line staff to top executives, and has the skills to inspire and motivate. He gains trust of stakeholders quickly and his diverse and broad-based background demonstrates strong organisational, partnering and strategic skills. He has proven that he can deliver a solution that makes a difference to the business.

Colin is also an independent contractor for Kepner-Tregoe  in New Zealand, training and consulting in the areas of Trouble Shooting, Problem Solving and Decision Making.

He is an Authorised Partner for Everything DiSC and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.

Past member of the Leadership Team of the Wellington Branch of the ICF International Coach Federation

‘DiSC’ and ‘Everything DiSC’ are registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
‘The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team’ is a trademark of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Colin is proud to be selected as a partner with some of the finest global organisations involved with authentic leadership and change. These partnerships allow him to work with some of the best thinking and methodology available and ensures he has experts he can call on to complement his work.

The Centre for Vision & Leadership