Coaching and Facilitation

Ignite your potential

Remote, In-person, Workshops & Programmes 

1-on-1 Coaching: personalised & strengths-based to define your goals & action plan.
Team Coaching: Coaching for increased wellbeing & higher engagement.
Executive Coaching: Leadership training & refining your path to success.

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.

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).

I help others ‘walk the talk’.  It’s all very well having a great vision, or strategy – but unless you can implement it well, it’s just another thing on a bookshelf somewhere.

I speak action.

Clients I’ve worked with…

{We all haven't stopped raving about you, Antonia!  Such a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, and the positive impacts on our team's level of connection and engagement with the strengths framework has persisted well beyond the day
{This is the second team I have workshoped strengths with Antonia and it was great. Antonia's knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious and her ability to tailor the workshop for the team is impressive.
{Antonia was so approachable and open, I felt immediately comfortable with her. Best presenter of this type of training I've come across.
Donna
Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Education
{We are so fortunate that you have a really good understanding of how MBIE operates and you have worked in the group with the leaders. The team trust you and listen to your advice, this definitely enables deeper and more meaningful conversations so thank you.
Donna Ross
Director Group Operations, Te Waka Pūtahitanga Leadership Team, MBIE
{Thank you Antonia. Being part of both workshops has been amazing. Learn a lot about myself and what I need to improve on to be a better person so I can contribute more to helping others.
Stallah
Advisor - Executive and Government Relations, Statistics NZ
{Antonia's energy and passion for the possibilities for teams that embrace CliftonStrengths is infectious. CliftonStrengths is one of the first frameworks that I've come across that is committed to being based in evidence and continuously improving which made it very attractive to me. I would highly recommend Antonia and CliftonStrengths for any individual or team trying to figure out how they fit, function and fly!
Ellen
Secretariat - Governance and Executive, Statistics NZ
{The strengths-based workshops are incredibly enlightening, validating, affirming, insightful, and so much more. I really enjoyed learning more about myself; how I can add more value to others and different situations, as well as learning about the strengths of others to understand more about how they tick and why. Any effective opportunity to become a better human is always necessary and welcome (for me). Antonia is a fabulous facilitator - her warmth and enthusiasm creates a safe and fun environment to learn and grow. I would recommend this to everyone - and if they are lucky enough to get Antonia as their facilitator, they are certainly in for a treat.
Romaine
Senior Advisor, Statistics NZ
{Excellent facilitation. Antonia made it easy and the learning was fun.
Alex
ICT Technical Trainer, MBIE
{Antonia's enthusiasm was infectious and really helped to make the day a productive and enjoyable one.
Marika
Information Advisor, MBIE
{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
Senior Engagement Advisor, Commerce Commission
{Incredible and engaging facilitator that helped everyone connect with each other.
Mar'yana
Senior Training and Promotions Advisor, MBIE
{Antonia - you were amazing. Was such a great energy and such valuable learnings.
Emily
Senior Manager - Marketing, Communications & Engagement, Statistics NZ
{Antonia was great, loved the enthusiasm and genuine attitude. It was great to have emotional attributes seen as strengths.
Brie
Advisor Marketing, Statistics NZ
{I really enjoyed my five 1:1 coaching sessions with Antonia. She is amazing at asking prompting, thought provoking questions which I absolutely loved. Not only did Antonia ably guide me through a little 'project' that I ended up signing myself up to, she has also equipped me with some helpful tools that I can use in the future. If you are looking to enhance your self-awareness and appreciation of your own unique strengths, I would highly recommend you engage with Antonia!
Anastasia
EA to DCE, MBIE
{Working with Antonia helped me articulate my strengths and how I could use them to pursue a fulfilling career.
Dorothy
Policy Advisor, MBIE
{Antonia facilitated an amazing team day where we all came away feeling really understood, connected, empowered and revitalised.
Krystal
Senior Advisor Programme Planning and Delivery, MBIE
{Antonia’s a wonderful facilitator and enjoys connecting people through strengths. She clearly loves what she does and her passion for teaching others and sharing her knowledge is awesome.
Katie
EA to DCE, MBIE
{Antonia knows her stuff and delivers a really engaging experience. Really valuable for our team.
Paul
Senior Advisor, MBIE
{Working through our strengths with Antonia helped my business partner and I understand why we bump shoulders where we do, and how best to structure our work to make the most of our individual strengths. It’s been hugely helpful! As a result we have a clear differentiation of tasks within our business and an appreciation of where our super powers lie.
Emily
Senior Advisor, Heft Communications
{The balance of group conversation and smaller breakout room dialogue was really great. The personalised resources supplied in the lead up to the session were exceptional and were incredibly helpful throughout the day. I regularly reflect back on the resources and our team have used them collectively at group meetings several times.
Georgia
Community Development Manager, Be Collective
{We loved our workshop with Antonia and feel very inspired and empowered. It was such a wonderful thing to do as a team and Antonia was the perfect guide / facilitator, bringing so much wisdom and insight to our assessments and to how we can use our strengths to improve our work and our lives.
Christine Langdon
Chief of Good, The Good Registry
{This is an incredibly useful workshop, facilitated in a way that creates space for the different learning styles and personalities in the room. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the session & recommend it wholeheartedly.
Tracey Bridges
Co-Founder, The Good Registry
{Antonia is wonderful, amazing. She has such insight into people, their strengths, and how to bring out the best in people. Also, her years of experience in organisations means she knows what she's talking about. You'd be lucky to work with Antonia, have her work for you, or have a coaching session - whatever it is, I know she'll add massive value and joy to you and your work and workplace.
Toni Regan
Senior Advisor, Engagement & Operations, Commerce Commission
{I valued the open and informed discussion of my strengths and the insight into developing them.
Grant McIntosh
Product Safety and Consumer Information Standards Manager, Fair Trading Branch
{Really good at being clear around personal experiences and that "all models are wrong but some are useful". I believe CliftonStrengths is a great model to help me identify why I may be feeling a certain way which then helps me get back on track faster.
Nate Tuhaka
Change Consultant, Maven Consulting
{Antonia is an open, creative and engaging coach and facilitator, 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 Harrison
Lead Consultant, Redvespa
{Absolutely loved the resources and their demonstration, loved the quick tour of tools and techniques. Was delighted to have the opportunity to be there.
Moya Bawden
Lead Consultant, Redvespa
{Absolutely loved the resources and their demonstration, loved the quick tour of tools and techniques. Was delighted to have the opportunity to be there.
Moya Bawden
Lead Consultant, Redvespa
{Antonia is an absolute a treasure. She has a unique and powerful ability to connect and nurture the talents of others in a safe and empowering environment. I would highly recommend Antonia for anyone wanting to become the best version of themselves.
Demi Mitchell
Policy Advisor, Office of the Privacy Commissioner
{I highly recommend Antonia's Virtual Strengths Discovery Workshop. It offers a great introduction to Strengths with interactive activities that really make you think and help embed what you have learnt. I found everything so fascinating and wish the time hadn't passed so fast! The fact that Antonia is also such a lovely, passionate and caring facilitator is an added bonus too. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and look forward to continuing on my strengths journey using the excellent post-course resources Antonia provides. Thank you!
Nicole Howarth
Head of Capability, FrankAdvice

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 for individuals and teams for improved wellbeing, higher engagement in teams, increased productivity and & collaborative team relationships.

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Workshop facilitation

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

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Programme management

Coaching and training support for programme or change managers who are new to these roles in the public sector, equipping them to become awesome programme managers

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Consultancy services

Developing Vision, Purpose and Mission for organisations to help develop vision, mission and purpose collateral that not only looks good but can actually walk the talk.

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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.

I am running a Strengths introduction workshop throughout the year to either refresh yourself with your strengths or help uncover your strengths for the first time.

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.