Our Team

Dr Mike Ashby

Founder / Director / Advisor

Dr Mike is the Founder and Director of The Breakthrough Company and Author of the book Breakpoints. He is one of New Zealand’s leading keynote speakers and business coaches with his unique blend of intelligence, personal experience, and insight. 

Mike is married with three children, lives in Auckland, and plays the blues.

Ryan Castle

Director / Advisor

Ryan has a wealth of corporate and small business experience. Since 2005 he has been facilitating business workshops, coaching and chairing advisory boards. 

Ryan is a sports nut and lives in Auckland with his wife Paula and their two children.

Kate Olson

Membership Manager

Kate is our Membership Manager and has a background in event management in membership organisations. Her focus is on supporting members to help them get the most value from the programme. When she isn’t wandering around local green spaces with her partner and daughter, Kate can often be found with her nose in a book.

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Milena Cooper

Digital Manager

Milena leads the development of our online product portfolio. With a background in marketing, technology and education, she creates learning experiences that help people change.

Milena lives in Auckland with her husband and two young children and a shed full of tasty brews due to their family-owned craft beer business.

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