PROFILE: A Passion for Working with People

The most successful professionals have boundless passion for doing the things they love. The most successful business people know that as long as they are passionate in whatever they are doing, and they are doing it right, the money will follow.

Occupational therapist Gilbert Azuela, while working for the Ministry of Social Development, is on his way to carving his path as a professional development consultant and skills training mentor. His greatest strength is in making people realize their true potential, and delivering a program for them to follow to be at the top of their game.

His current stint with MSD sees him (to name a few) developing and facilitating life skills training to support behavioural changes in people, developing safety plans for groups, and tailoring services for children to ensure the best possible outcomes.

He is passionate about helping people grow to their full potential, and he is more than capable of helping them to get there. His goal to start his own private practice, with his skills set and his desire for helping people, is not too far away.

He currently lives in Wellington and is one of the Special Events Directors of NZPBC.

(written by Irene Noval, NZPBC Director for Media and Public Relations)