Our training team

Our experienced training team provide intensive and varied training and development across all levels, free of charge. 

From induction training for new people, to continued career progression and your REAA continuing education requirements, our team provide an in-house service that is unrivalled in the New Zealand real estate market.

For more information about the types of training we offer, contact our team on training@barfoot.co.nz

Tania Greig, Training Manager

Starting her career as a teacher before entering the world of real estate, Tania has a fundamental understanding of how people learn and how to unlock their ability to achieve more.

It’s her inherent belief that every salesperson has unlimited earning potential and she works to help them recognise this, determine what they want, and set a strategy to achieve it.

Throughout her career in real estate sales, Tania achieved many milestones including being awarded the top salesperson in her branch and being in the top 10 per cent of sellers for a previous real estate company.

She is renowned for her empathy and courage, but it’s her competitive nature that drives her to reach new heights, not just in real estate but also in sports where she’s completed two Olympic distance triathlons.

Tania Greig

Ann Fortune, Trainer

With over 20 years experience in computer training, course development and presentation, Ann’s IT knowledge is a great asset to our salespeople, especially in this day and age.

She worked for a major IBM distributor in London for 4 years, designing courses and courseware for 10 training centres throughout the United Kingdom.

After moving to New Zealand in 1991, she worked as Training Manager for Computer Distributors Limited, the largest distributor of Apple Macintosh in New Zealand, before joining our training team.

Ann is extremely passionate about training and says ‘her job is more about the people than the computers’. She gets great satisfaction in trying to make IT easy for people to understand.

Ann Fortune Large

Ryan Young, Trainer

Ryan is an outstanding people person who thrives on the success of others. Since entering into Real Estate in 2014 he quickly became the agent of choice in his farm area. He believes that the core to his success came from prospecting a defined farm area and using platforms such as video, social media, flyers and press advertising to support it. Ryan will be able to add value to salespeople who need to plan their ideal week around the philosophy of farming and using these platforms to layer their areas more successfully.

Prior to Real Estate, Ryan owned a business where the primary objective was to help others achieve their goals and to be successful in their daily lives. He spent the first part of his career studying and working in coaching and facilitation, including a stint with the Auckland Blues Rugby team as a strength and conditioning coach and Harbour Sport as a facilitator. His primary role was to create and apply programs that people believed in, connected and succeeded with.

Ryan believes it is important that all of the staff at Barfoot and Thompson feel like they are being supported and that they can succeed in the competitive environment that they operate in.

He has completed a degree in coaching and has enjoyed roles that involved aspects of coaching, training and facilitation.

“I enjoy the real estate business. I also feel my future is in the business of developing people. This role combines both of these passions.”

Ryan Young

Julie Cahill, Trainer

Julie brings over 24 years of experience in the real estate industry, spanning roles as office administrator, property manager, manager of technology and member services for REINZ, trainer for RPNZ, branch manager, and Rising Star in the northern region in her first year of residential sales. 

Highly capable and driven, Julie brings a wealth of knowledge from her time as a top-performing salesperson, building a business up to a team of four, and being in the top 2% of sales consultants. 

The last 10 years has seen Julie specialising in training, coaching and management, and she brings the variety of skills and expertise needed to help our salespeople get where they want to be. 

Julie is excited to help our salespeople succeed, and she looks forward to seeing our Barfoot & Thompson sales force go from strength to strength. 

Julie Cahill

Pam Means, Trainer

Pam started her journey with Barfoot & Thompson in 2006 as a part-time rental assistant, moving to a full-time role as receptionist in the Marketing and Auctions department. 

Five years were then spent as an administrator for Meadowlands where Pam gained a good grounding in all aspects of the frontline role. A further two years as a relieving administrator has given Pam the opportunity to see how each branch runs their systems and led her to the Frontline Trainer position. 

Having this specialist knowledge has enabled Pam to support and facilitate streamlining within the branches, induct new frontline staff to ensure smooth handovers, and to bring frontline staff together regionally to teach best practice going forward. 

Pam brings a wealth of knowledge of our systems, a desire to help frontline grow, and an empathy for those in the exciting and challenging role of frontline administrator with Barfoot & Thompson. 

Pam Means