Our Team

We are Gener8 Business & Life Solutions.

We support our clients to lead truly fulfilled lives.

Our NZ team are specialists at tailoring solutions to help you and your team to achieve your potential through better business results and life balance. We do this by utilising best-in-class tools and strategies. We combine that with fresh insights and ensure we speak in English, not 'Accountant-ese'. We want each of our clients to lead a truly fulfilled life and become a shining example of just what’s possible so that they, in turn, make a huge difference to their families, their community and to the world we share.

Who are Gener8? Actually, our full name says it all, Gener8 Business & Life Solutions. We serve New Zealand businesses, and we know the NZ market is unique - we're Kiwis, too. It came to our attention after supporting NZ  businesses for over 20 years that there are many roadblocks they all face when it comes to growing their businesses - such as opening the front door to a steady flow of new business, retaining more clients for the long term, creating engaged teams and maximising profitability. Over time, our team have developed proprietary tools and methodologies to address these roadblocks and help our clients move forward. We are accountants and business advisers, meaning we leverage the strengths of our team members to combine financial savvy with expertise in Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Profit generation and building great Teams. Our solutions are extensive and can help you grow your business and develop your leadership style.


Craig Yarndley - BMS, CA


Craig holds the vision for Gener8 and regularly shares this with the team. Over the past several years, he has invested money and time developing not only his own skills in the area of leadership but has also encouraged the team to step into new levels of personal leadership and intentional living. As a Certified Leadership coach and trainer and Certified DISC Behavioural Styles Consultant, Craig brings both a numbers and a people focus to his work with clients.


Frank Lieshout - BCom, CA

Chartered Accountant

Frank's 25+ years of experience combined with his level-headed and caring nature have supported his success with Gener8's clients. Frank's business knowledge is wide-ranging, and he communicates this in a down-to-earth manner that his clients find easy to understand. Frank is also a Qualified Auditor, which allows him to perform reviews of not-for-profit organisations.

Karen Smith


Karen has been in the accounting profession for 30 plus years and with Gener8 for the past 12 years. She excels at building great working relationships with her clients built on trust and mutual respect. Karen's natural style sees her comfortable 'behind the scenes' and her quick wit brings welcome relief when things get busy in the office.

Charanjit Ghuman


Originally from Punjab, India, Charanjit has been a welcome addition to the team over the past several years. His calm manner and amazing work ethic support him to see jobs through to the end, no matter how complicated. He is an integral part of the 'engine room' at Gener8.

Cathy Coughlan

P.A. to Craig

Cathy is a long-standing member of the Gener8 team and specialises in keeping Craig organised. She is deeply invested in supporting the entire team to deliver outstanding client service and often goes above and beyond to ensure just that. Cathy's practical nature and ready humour are a great support to the team during busy times.

Jennifer Myers - MBA

Coach | Trainer

Jennifer's mission is to have a positive impact on as many businesses as she possibly can. She lives out this mission daily by providing business and team improvement services to organisations all over NZ. She has a talent for communicating complex ideas in simple terms. Jennifer is a John Maxwell Certified Leadership coach & content creator/trainer and a Certified DISC Behavioural Styles Consultant.