Coaching and Facilitation

I work with leaders to help you discover your strengths, ignite your potential, and equip you with what you need to successfully lead your people.

You’re in the driver’s seat…

I’m someone you can springboard ideas off and who can provide you with useful tools and strategies to help get you to where you want to be.

Why work with me?

Others describe me as having ‘infectious enthusiasm’ for life in general – it’s pretty contagious actually!

My mission is to ignite potential in others and help them make a more positive impact in the work they do. What if everyone lived up to their highest human potential?

I ‘get’ your context.  I may have even walked in your shoes.  I empathise with the challenges, opportunities and changes you’re facing in the rapidly changing world we’re living in.  I provide support, encouragement and challenge (as much as you want – let me know where you’re at on the ‘stretch’ scale when we start our relationship).

One-on-One Coaching:  strengths-based coaching, tailored to you and your goals.

Team Gatherings: Facilitating team gatherings. Let’s design your time together so it’s fit-for-purpose and meets the outcomes desired.

In-person (Wellington, NZ) | Virtual (Global)

Clients I’ve worked with…

Coaching and facilitation services

Strengths-based coaching and facilitation to support individuals and teams to thrive and direct their unique talents.

Professional coaching

Strengths-based coaching packages for leaders, tailored to your own personal goals and needs.

More about professional coaching

Team Gatherings

Facilitating team gatherings, designed to fit your goals and outcomes. Creating a deeper sense of purpose, belonging and motivation to do your best work.

More about team gatherings

Team Spirit – The Power of Purposeful Gatherings

If you’re a team leader or facilitator looking to elevate the quality and impact of your team gathering, find out more about my book here.

More about my book

Don’t know where to begin?

If you want to make more impact, lead a more fulfilling life, or want to help your team become more productive and engaged, then I am a good fit for you.

It’s time to champion you. Discovering your strengths helps you understand your best self. You can make the most impact by utilising your strengths to help you focus your day-to-day attention on things that you know you can perform well in, get traction, and influence the world around you.

What others are saying…

<span data-sheets-root="1" data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Antonia brings excellent energy, intelligence and a dedication to customer service to facilitation. She is dedicated to delivering what the customer wants ...
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Reece Moors, Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington
Antonia brings excellent energy, intelligence and a dedication to customer service to facilitation. She is dedicated to delivering what the customer wants and applies flexibility to that. Great empathy, great service and a commitment to people
Reece Moors, Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington
<span data-sheets-root ="1" data-sheets-value ="{"1":2,"2":"Antonia facilitated a two and a half day workshop for our Executive team in April 2024. This was a newly formed team so learning more...
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Mark Daldorf, Director People & Capability
Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington
Antonia facilitated a two and a half day workshop for our Executive team in April 2024. This was a newly formed team so learning more about each other’s strengths and those of the combined team were key objectives. Equally we required a skilled facilitator to help us work through our strategic priorities and high level planning. Antonia brought her A Game. She designed a workshop outline with us prior and then faciltiated with a highly challenging and diverse group of people to some very good outcomes. Her ability to adapt, link discussion points and involve all the people in the room was excellent. She knew when to step in and when to let us get on with things without being too prescriptive. Her personal warmth and professionalism where evident throughout and made the workshop a great success.
Mark Daldorf, Director People & Capability
Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington
<span data-sheets-root="1" data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Antonia has a flexible approach and responds effectively to the group she is working with. This is invaluable and, in my experience, ...
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Robyn Longhurst, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic
Victoria University
Antonia has a flexible approach and responds effectively to the group she is working with. This is invaluable and, in my experience, not a skill that all facilitators necessarily have!
Robyn Longhurst, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic
Victoria University
When people are united in a common goal, the outcome can be amazing. Unlock the collaborative power of teamwork with Antonia's expert guidance. Packed with practical tools...
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Tony Clark, Director
Ministry of Education
When people are united in a common goal, the outcome can be amazing. Unlock the collaborative power of teamwork with Antonia's expert guidance. Packed with practical tools and techniques, ‘Team Spirit’ is your recipe for success!I met with Antonia to explore and better understand my Clifton Strengths. I loved the energy and clarity she brought to the coaching session and I got a better feel for how I can really own and develop my strengths and then put them to work for me. I left the session feeling inspired for the next steps; I have taken action and feel more centered regarding my future.
Tony Clark, Director
Ministry of Education
When people are united in a common goal, the outcome can be amazing. Unlock the collaborative power of teamwork with Antonia's expert guidance. Packed with practical tools...
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Paul Ramsay, Director
Equinox Limited
When people are united in a common goal, the outcome can be amazing. Unlock the collaborative power of teamwork with Antonia's expert guidance. Packed with practical tools and techniques, ‘Team Spirit’ is your recipe for success!
Paul Ramsay, Director
Equinox Limited
They say when the student is ready the teacher appears. No matter how old, bright, knowledgeable or experienced we are, there are times in life when...
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Kaushiki, Director
They say when the student is ready the teacher appears. No matter how old, bright, knowledgeable or experienced we are, there are times in life when we feel a little directionless or simply too exhausted to take the next step. I was in that phase not long ago and Antonia appeared out of nowhere! Being a Gallup strengths coach, Antonia helped me find my top strengths and understand my key drivers and behaviours which enthused me to take my next step and also gain insights into how to balance my strengths against each other as well as interact with people with complementary strengths. I had thought I understood my personality very well having been through different assessments. But Antonia’s approach is really different. She really listens without judgement and exudes warmth and enthusiasm and fills you with positive energy. Though young in years, she is very balanced and self aware, which I believe are essential traits of a good coach. I wish her all the best in her coaching career.
Kaushiki, Director
Once in a blue moon, someone enters your universe who you KNOW will have an immediate and long term positive impact on your Success, Happiness and Fulfilment in life and ...
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Chris, Director
ChristopherMiller.co.nz
Once in a blue moon, someone enters your universe who you KNOW will have an immediate and long term positive impact on your Success, Happiness and Fulfilment in life and in business - Antonia is one of those individuals! Coupling unbelievable Energy with Coaching Insight and Creative Discovery through strategic or personal planning, Antonia has the potential to add value to any individual, team or situation. I cannot recommend Antonia highly enough, and look forward to supporting each other as our Dreams Come True!!
Chris, Director
ChristopherMiller.co.nz
With clear and obvious interest, experience and knowledge of her strengths-based area of expertise. She is warm and responsive to challenge, and I enjoyed my coaching session and the facilitated ...
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Stephen, Consultant
Redvespa
With clear and obvious interest, experience and knowledge of her strengths-based area of expertise. She is warm and responsive to challenge, and I enjoyed my coaching session and the facilitated group sessions with her.
Stephen, Consultant
Redvespa
Antonia's collection of accessible activities and tips is a fabulous source for inspiration and thorough preparation for meetings or workshops. Her approach makes the work feel effortless, natural, and enjoyable. ...
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Alice Feng, Consultant
Boston Consulting Group
Antonia's collection of accessible activities and tips is a fabulous source for inspiration and thorough preparation for meetings or workshops. Her approach makes the work feel effortless, natural, and enjoyable. This is an invaluable resource for any manager or facilitator looking to enrich their toolkit.
Alice Feng, Consultant
Boston Consulting Group
I first met Antonia when she ran Clifton Strengths sessions with a team I was part of. I loved her energy and drive to make sure these gatherings were...
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Ellie, Consultant
I first met Antonia when she ran Clifton Strengths sessions with a team I was part of. I loved her energy and drive to make sure these gatherings were purposeful and resulted in tangible results for individuals and the group. When I was looking for one-to-one coaching, it was a no-brainer to ask her and she’s been an asset to me as I figure out the next steps in my career. Reading the book, her purpose and passion for ensuring that the time spent together as a team doesn’t feel like a waste is clear in every section and I know that I’ll be using this resource to help guide my own practice.
Ellie, Consultant
This book is a must read for any facilitator who wants to have even more impact! What’s different about it ? It isn’t a formula to follow, but more...
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Sarah Cretegny, Strengths Coach & Facilitator
Coach Your Wild
This book is a must read for any facilitator who wants to have even more impact! What’s different about it? It isn’t a formula to follow, but more of an enabler that supports us to be authentically unique facilitators, helping us to hone our skills and continue to make the experiences we create even more intentional and purposeful. The food references throughout the book make the content very accessible, and the tools are well crafted and easy to follow. If there is one book you invest in this year, may it be this one!
Sarah Cretegny, Strengths Coach & Facilitator
Coach Your Wild
Antonia's depth of experience and understanding has helped us, as a group, facilitate our own team gatherings - with purposeful design, planning and delivery. We are grateful for the many ...
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Kimberly, General Manager
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Antonia's depth of experience and understanding has helped us, as a group, facilitate our own team gatherings - with purposeful design, planning and delivery. We are grateful for the many tools she has shared with us, and recommend this book to every manager out there wanting to bring their team together in a meaningful way.
Kimberly, General Manager
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
I think you're an amazing facilitator Antonia, it was probably the best facilitation / workshop I've ever attended. You were really friendly, upbeat, knowledgeable and approachable and helped to create a ...
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Daniel McCabe, Principal
Commerce Commission
I think you're an amazing facilitator Antonia, it was probably the best facilitation / workshop I've ever attended. You were really friendly, upbeat, knowledgeable and approachable and helped to create a really nice vibe in the room. It was a great day and one that I think really helped to bring us closer as a team, and it certainly helped me to understand myself a bit better today.
Daniel McCabe, Principal
Commerce Commission
Antonia is a fantastic facilitator and really gets the best out of everyone. After her workshops, I've felt energised, she really helps get into what we want as a group ...
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Freya, Advisor
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Antonia is a fantastic facilitator and really gets the best out of everyone. After her workshops, I've felt energised, she really helps get into what we want as a group and leads in an upbeat manner that gives the right energy.
Freya, Advisor
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Antonia facilitated an amazing team day where we all came away feeling really understood, connected, empowered, and revitalised.
Krystal, Senior Advisor
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Antonia facilitated an amazing team day where we all came away feeling really understood, connected, empowered, and revitalised.
Krystal, Senior Advisor
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Antonia makes you feel at ease and provides great insights as to your own personal capabilities, highly recommend!
Simon, Principal
Commerce Commission
Antonia makes you feel at ease and provides great insights as to your own personal capabilities, highly recommend!
Simon, Principal
Commerce Commission
I have always left impressed after Antonia's workshops. She manages to keep a good pace, makes topics interesting, is well prepared and makes learning fun. The vibe in her sessions ...
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Paul, Advisor
MBIE
I have always left impressed after Antonia's workshops. She manages to keep a good pace, makes topics interesting, is well prepared and makes learning fun. The vibe in her sessions is positive and intellectually challenging and I look forward to her next workshop.
Paul, Advisor
MBIE
Antonia worked with me to understand our context, needs and aspirations and then developed a workshop that was fit for our purpose and budget. Antonia has great energy and experience ...
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Linn, CEO
Wellington Community Trust
Antonia worked with me to understand our context, needs and aspirations and then developed a workshop that was fit for our purpose and budget. Antonia has great energy and experience working with diverse groups of people. She had us all feeling comfortable, energised, and open to engage within minutes of starting the workshop! I would highly recommend Antonia to any team.
Linn, CEO
Wellington Community Trust
This was our second coaching session with Antonia. Our first,when we first started our business almost 5 years ago, completely transformed the way we as a team work and understand ...
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Gilly and Anne, Directors
Burlap&Bright
This was our second coaching session with Antonia. Our first,when we first started our business almost 5 years ago, completely transformed the way we as a team work and understand each other thus making our workplace harmonious and industrious. Our small business has gone from high demand post covid to a much slower pipeline of business. We turned to Antonia for advice around rethinking and re-energising our business model to work for us. Antonia has completely revolutionised the way we think about our business and boosting revenue, while enjoying our work. In just a short time Antonia coached us to understand what drives us forward, how to plan for success and how to achieve the goals we have set ourselves. Antonia's drive, enthusiasm and joy for what she does directly translates into personalised actions for your team. She asks all the right questions and helps you to succeed as a team, we cannot commend Antonia's skills highly enough.
Gilly and Anne, Directors
Burlap&Bright
I very much recommend a coaching session with Antonia. Focused, businesslike yet relaxed. She was quickly able to pinpoint some of my professionnal blockages and together, discuss tools to implement ...
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Alison Richards, Director
Pilates-Yoga Tullins
I very much recommend a coaching session with Antonia. Focused, businesslike yet relaxed. She was quickly able to pinpoint some of my professionnal blockages and together, discuss tools to implement effective and lasting changes. Thank you so much!
Alison Richards, Director
Pilates-Yoga Tullins