I understand what it is to use your thinking against yourself, creative people are especially good at that. But it is something, given practice, you can change!
And, it’s not enough to reduce suffering, if you want wellbeing and progress, you have to get better at actively creating them.
From a holistic healthcare perspective, and since 1989, I’ve seen how external work environments and inner psychological concerns can eat way at client and employee health. I believe wellbeing is foundational to living a productive life, and that we owe it to ourselves, families and organisations to make health and wellbeing a priority. You can’t take care of business, if you don’t take care of yourself!
Spanning contemporary dance in the 80s, to currently performing improvised comedy with the Covert Theatre in Auckland, I’ve explored many forms of creative expression including: figurative fine art, co-creating businesses, creative advertising, and public speaking to name a few.
My love of improvisational comedy informs my approach to coaching and helps clients develop their own flexibility in adapting to events as they happen – especially relevant to those people dealing with volatile, uncertain, ambiguous, complex environments.
Drawing on coach related communication trainings spanning 20 years, I deliver coaching and training online and in person from our coaching and training rooms at 18 Polkinghorne Drive, Whangaparaoa NZ.
- NZQA Degree Applied Communication
- NZQA Diploma Professional Coaching
- International Coaching Federation (ICF) – Certified Professional Coach
- ICF Accreditation upholding ICF Code of Ethics
- Practicing mind and body work since 1998
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I believe curiosity, openness and the joy of discovery are essential to learning and facilitate accordingly. These values have also driven my exploration of many coaching approaches including: Clean Language metaphor facilitation, Systemic Modelling, Transactional Analysis, Non-Violent Communication, NLP, MBit and Three Principles.
My big realisation, in the realm of communication, is that everything, and I literally mean everything we do, or don’t do, communicates something – whether we like it or not. This affects us and the people around us. I believe it is profoundly useful to become more aware of the impact of communication and learn how to use it inwardly and outwardly to our mutual advantage.