Business Skills Staff Training & Development

Improving People & Business Performance


Welcome To Populus

We’re a staff training and development organisation that operates in business soft skills and behaviours required for everyday business.

Sales Training, Leadership and Management Development, Personal & People Skills , 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 will make your company successful. By up-skilling and developing you and or your people, your business will grow. Let us come on that journey with you.

Richard & Kelly Klein Ovink

How We Make A Difference 

Our training is highly practical, so much so that you will be able to apply the learning immediately. And it’s personal.

Throughout our training we share real business and life examples that relate to your everyday business experiences.

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

A few of the ways we develop people are.........

Face to face In-house workshops / programmes

One on one coaching and mentoring sessions / programmes

Online video coaching and mentoring


Meet a few clients........

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 Gary said about our training..............


Kelly trained through Zoom our Foster Parent Recruiters regarding preparation, setting the scene, and presentation skills and tips when communicating with individuals or groups using a web-based video conferencing tool, in our case Zoom.  The training was extremely useful, very practical.  I have no doubt  better outcomes will result from our Zoom meetings.  It takes extra preparation and a different set of skills to hold such meetings, whether in COVID-19 times or post COVID-19, I highly recommend this training.  Kelly is very engaging and highly personable.

Garry Field - Open Home Foundation

Our Core Values
Transparency - Confidence - Integrity - Alignment - Vulnerability

We Believe
In providing the opportunity for all people to grow and develop to improve their business and personal lives

Our Hope
Through our training, people discover a new freedom to connect and generate better business and personal relationships 





Populus Limited


New Zealand


Richard Mobile: 021 334 473

Kelly Mobile: 021 334 190


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