Episode #2, Alicia McKay

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Episode #2, Alicia McKay
Troy Hammond
Troy Hammond



December 13, 2022

Alicia has been in strategy for all of her career - building business cases for infrastructure investment, developing long-term plans for corporates and communities, designing organisational transformation, and supporting teams and leaders to execute business change.

Now, Alicia runs strategic development programmes for people and organisations. If you’re a clever, curious professional who wants to do great work with less stress and more intention, chances are she can help.

Alicia is a policy analyst by trade, reformed management consultant, published author, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, course creator, podcaster, blogger, and aspiring novelist. She is also the brains - and face! - behind Not An MBA.

As a consultant and thought leader, Alicia has worked across almost every industry sector - FMCG, transport, retail, manufacturing, engineering, technology, utilities, professional services, education, health, peak bodies, NGOs and social services... but she says her heart will always lie in local government, where her career began.

Alicia has supported thousands of NZ and Australian leaders to become strategists through in-house training, large-scale corporate leadership programmes, public training events, and online courses like Not An MBA and Meetings that Matter.


Alicia wrote From Strategy to Action: A Guide to Getting Shit Done In The Public Sector, published in 2019
In 2021, she published "You Don't Need An MBA: Leadership Lessons that Cut Through the Crap."


Alicia founded the Not An MBA executive leadership program in 2021. naMBA has changed the lives of hundreds of leaders: less stress, more fulfilment and more progress on work that matters. Watch them talk about their transformation journeys on this YouTube playlist: ➡️ https://bit.ly/3qPuacg


She launched Meetings that Matter in 2020, a proven system for leaders and facilitators to tackle ineffective workshops and drive progress. You can take MTM, or other strategic planning courses, here ➡️ https://academy.aliciamckay.co.nz


Alicia makes helpful free tools for strategy, planning, change, leadership, productivity and personal development. ➡️ http://www.aliciamckay.co.nz/free


Alisia speaks at and MC conferences, runs workshops and masterclasses, and goes live on LinkedIn on Fridays at 8AM for the Alicia McKay Show. Listen to past episodes where-ever you get your podcasts.


Every week, Wednesday Wisdom reaches over 10,000 readers, with actionable tools and tips to help you live, work and lead more strategically. Check out the link here to join.

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