Who We Are
Established in 1993, Horizons Unlimited is a privately owned, independent Christchurch team building, training and development company.
Working with clients throughout Australasia, we specialise in Christchurch leadership courses, team building and development programmes for individuals, teams and organisations.
We are one of Christchurch's most active training providers and we recognise that the success of our company is totally dependent upon the skills and enthusiasm of our staff. We place high priority on our ability to work effectively as a team, and to maintain total quality as a training provider.
The Horizons' team of Christchurch training providers combines the skills and experience of training and development consultants, facilitators, and leading outdoor professionals. We have worked with a broad range of organisations in New Zealand and overseas, as front line staff, team leaders and senior managers. This mix of training, team leadership, and management experience enables us to identify well with our clients, their needs and requirements, and helps us to provide a practical approach to programme design and delivery.
You'll find our team of training providers to be:
Motivated & motivating
With drive and enthusiasm to burn
We care about what we do, and who we work withReliable & professional
Self assured and self reliant
Skilled & experienced
Leading edge capability & flexibility (we'll do whatever it takes to make it work)
Our Christchurch training providers include the following key players:
Mark Smith - Managing Director
- Post-graduate Diploma in Training & Development (Massey - current)
- Bachelor of Business Studies (Massey)
- Certificate of Sports Studies (Otago)
- QSA Safety Auditor
Mark has many years of experience as a training consultant, facilitator and business manager. He has worked for leading training organisations in New Zealand and overseas, and has extensive management experience in the snow sport, recreation and adventure industries. Mark's entrepreneurial spirit and focus have been instrumental in the development of Horizons Unlimited Ltd since 1995.
Recognised as a specialist in experiential learning methodology, Mark is interested in the design and delivery of training interventions that have a lasting effect and make an impact on individual and/or organisational performance.
Mark's recent work focus has been in the field of safety management in the adventure tourism and outdoor industry. His is considered one of New Zealand's leading outdoor industry Safety Auditors and Consultants.
Natasha Mealing - Programme Manager
- Bsc in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management (University of Worcester 2010 - 2013).
Natasha undertook her training in the UK prior to coming to New Zealand in 2016. She has since thrown herself into all aspects of the New Zealand Outdoors, from Rock to River to Alpine and loves the diverse environments of New Zealand. Natasha worked for a number of years in the UK teaching in Outdoor Education Centres and developed her skills for working on residential programmes in a number of pursuits before coming to NZ and has continued working in Outdoor Education since.
She has always had an interest in height safety, equipment and site inspections and developed these skills early on and completed her ERCA High Ropes Course Inspector Training. As an avid Rock Climber Natasha obtainer her Rock, Water and Biking qualifications in the UK and worked towards gaining Bush 1 and PHEC on arrival to NZ. Since obtaining her PHEC she has pursued an interest in Emergency Care Teaching and volunteers for CanyonSAR.
"Christchurch training providers at Horizons Unlimited help to unlock people's potential."