Reaching out to others to ask for help is not a sign of weakness. The need to consider this can be for various reasons, including:
Family violence / abuse
Family violence and abuse is addressed through the wonderful It's Not OK campaign.
Depression is addressed through Depression.org.nz
Workplace abuse is addressed in NZ through www.worksafe.govt.nz
Personal Development and Business Improvement are harder issues to tackle.
Personal Development can be handled through training (formal and on-the-job) and mentoring.
Business Improvement is often left to consultants to come in and drive change. However, that doesn't mean that the people in the jobs, don't know what they are doing. Quite often, they know best, but are either not listened to, or, more likely, don't have time. That's where consultants can add value. A good consultant should listen, understand where the pain points are, listen to those on the ground and then work with or lead the teams to plan and implement those improvements.
If you would like to discuss any of the above, please contact me for Personal Development and Business Improvement via www.gander.co.nz.
If you are experiencing abuse or depression please contact one of the groups above, who are there for you.