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.

{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 modules are wrong but some are helpful. I believe that this is a great module 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
{You are amazing Antonia. Thank you for the opportunity to do this. I think the workshop is really good value for money and I'm so pleased I did it.
Jacqui Van Der Kaay
Consultant, Consultant
{Loved my sessions with Antonia! She was amazing. She was a great listener and enabler to help me reflect and have a vision. Very empowering sessions. I felt more courageous and confident at the end. Thank you for the great Mahi you do Antonia.
Evangeline Singh
Research & Data Analyst, MBIE
{I would highly recommend a one on one session. By the end, I was a lot more proud of my strengths and knowledgeable on how I could utilise them to have the most impact. I really like the more casual/conversational tone Antonia provides as it allows the discussion to open up.
Kate
Screening & Trends Analyst, Commerce Commission
{Antonia is smart, energetic and full of enthusiasm for strengths. She is very encouraging and supportive. It was a pleasure to be coached by her.
Abi Vink
Coach, StandOut Consulting
{Antonia ran a great taster session for my colleagues and I via Zoom. She facilitated well and gave us all opportunities to share our thoughts and feedback as well as time to converse with our colleagues to allow us to understand the team strengths and the tools we can use to develop these.
Sarah
Community Development Manager, BeCollective
{You're wonderful Antonia - thank you. You bring such insight, compassion, and energy. In an hour I got so much value.
Toni Regan
Senior Advisor, Commerce Commission
{Appreciate Antonia's positivity and passion about the topic, Really knows her stuff, and she made me feel like I could really accomplish anything, Thanks Antonia!
Finn Russell
GovTechTalent Graduate, MBIE
{Antonia was my Team leader for almost a year. I learnt a phrase during my Leadership New Zealand Mana Moana Experience that Leaders can be healers, Antonia is the epitome of this and more. She gets to know you to understand your aspirations, passions, strengths and areas of development. She is genuine and cares about seeing you become empowered to progress in whatever direction you choose to take. She helped me to find my passion again, helped to find my spark and inspired me to find the confidence I had lost, she is a fantastic leader that brings healing to any organisation. Fantastic people skills, relationships skills and communicator. Look forward to seeing her leadership influence impact across this country.
Florence Malama
National Manager, Ministry for Pacific Peoples
{I’ve worked with Antonia in the Strategic Policy team and Service Design policy team at MBIE. I have received strengths-based coaching from Antonia both in a group setting, and informally one-on-one. Antonia is great at helping people become more aware of their strengths and helping them step more into those strengths at work and in life. She’s energising, empowering and always well prepared. She knows the strengths finder framework very well and uses it in a personalised way.
Hannah Griffin
Advisor, MBIE (2020)
{Antonia has an infectious enthusiasm and drive to succeed. Her strengths-based coaching approach has real impact.
Kirsty Flannagan
General Manager, MBIE
{Antonia approaches all parts of life with enthusiasm and genuinely cares about those she works with. She has an impressive understanding of Gallup Strengths and how to use them to get the most our of yourself. I value Antonia’s insight on my tricky problems, and always leave our chats with a positive direction to pursue.
Casey Hamilton Harrison
Engagement & Communications Manager, MBIE
{We had an excellent session going through my Strengths Report which was supported with plenty of resources and suggestions of what to do next. Antonia’s energy and enthusiasm is contagious.
Jane Comben
Senior Design Consultant, Pogo Design
{Antonia has wonderful enthusiasm, experience and skills in Gallup strengths coaching. This has been fabulous as we have developed the IDx team. Through Antonia’s coaching, each of us has become more confident as an individual, and as a team we are more strongly connected and more effective.
Evelyn Wareham
Chief Data & Insights Officer, MBIE
{Antonia brings her sharp insight and fully-fueled passion to her coaching. She cultivates clarity in peoples’ understanding and infectious enthusiasm to activate that understanding into genuine change. Her experience working with a wide variety of people is evident in her effective interpersonal communication and application of her considerable knowledge.
Allister Lane
Minister, St John’s in the City Presbyterian Church
{Antonia facilitated a workshop with some of our managers on “Articulating a clear vision” I came away with good tools to help with managing my team’s work programme. I want to commend Antonia’s preparation in trying to understand the Pacific perspective. Although she isn’t Pacific, I was appreciative of Antonia’s genuine approach and providing a space for us to share our experiences and aspirations.
Theresa Lealofi
Manager Policy Operations, Ministry for Pacific Peoples
{Antonia is an engaging coach and presenter who effectively combines her deep knowledge of her subject matter with her natural intelligence and empathy. The Clifton Strengths workshop that I attended and which was delivered by Antonia was both enlightening and enjoyable.
Jennifer Kennerley
Principal Policy Advisor, MBIE

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.