Business Skills Staff Training & Development

Improving People & Business Performance


Welcome To Populus

We’ve done well over 10,000 hours and have been in people development for over 25 years.


We specialise in business soft skills training.

Sales & New Business Development Training

Leadership and Management Development

Customer Services

Personal & People and Business Skills

and so much more..........


'Populus' means 'People' in Latin.


And the HEART of our company & motivation is that we love and value people.


It’s you and the people in your business that deliver the results that make your company successful.


The more effective they are, the better your business.

Don't leave it to chance. Take control and grow your people's skills, behaviours and outcomes.


Let us help lead you through that journey. We know what works and how to generate exceptional results.

How We Make A Difference 

Our training is highly practical, immediately usable and it gets results.........................and we make the process, easy fun, and full of energy.

Throughout our training, we share and use real business and life examples that relate and make it easy to understand and apply. And all sessions are full of experiential learning.

personal self Awareness

We gently guide people through learning more about who they are. We're incredibly perceptive and have a strong understanding of psychology and what makes people tick.

wisdom and knowledge

We've a deep knowledge, understanding and personal experience of exceptional business skills and personal behaviours.

We continually focus on developing and growing our knowledge and understanding of the areas that help improve performance, behaviours and skills.

application, growth and confidence

All our training sessions are a positive, encouraging experience. Extremely engaging, highly interactive and allows for experiential learning to apply the new skills and behaviours.

The aim is to enable each person to be consciously competent. Becoming confident in utlising the skills and behaviours in the right circumstance to achieve their best result.

What We Do

What Jeremy said about our training:

"Through Populus focus and dedication Viking Conveyor have seen the vision of becoming a professional sales force more of a reality than an ambition. Populus has been an instrumental factor in our sales competency through training of best international practice designed around the team abilities, and delivered in a manner that is not only comprehensible, but more importantly, believable. I personally enjoy how the structure to our training session are based around the people within the business and not simply from a book."

Jeremy Cook - National Sales Manager - Viking Conveyor

What Erik said about our training...............

Populus delivered a tailored training program to progress my sales team to greater results. Kelly has a great way of connecting with the team and creates an engaging, upbeat learning environment. She challenged the status quo and had loads of sales strategies to improve the skills of my team.

Erik Tams - Sales and Marketing Manager - OOB

What Johnathan said about our training..............


We love the world class, "developed in NZ", training material that Populus delivers. We are seeing skills grow and behaviours develop.

Populus has created practical, useable business skills training that works. I would highly recommend to any business.

Johnathan White - General Manager - Fletcher Reinforcing