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…

Antonia brings the team together and introduces the strength language in a way that is practical and insightful. She is very good at challenging things that need it and also ...
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Rachel Bruce, CFO
Victoria University of Wellington
Antonia brings the team together and introduces the strength language in a way that is practical and insightful. She is very good at challenging things that need it and also very good at allowing a debate to flourish. I would recommend Antonia for any team performance work.
Rachel Bruce, CFO
Victoria University of Wellington
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 ...
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Florence Malama, Senior Advisor
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, Senior Advisor
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, Director
Pogo Design
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, Director
Pogo Design
Most often we focus on our weakness and want to get better at overcoming them. We random turn our attention to leveraging what strengths we might have. This is where ...
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Divya Unnikrishnan, Strategic Comms
MBIE
Most often we focus on our weakness and want to get better at overcoming them. We random turn our attention to leveraging what strengths we might have. This is where Antonia steps in. As a Gallup Strength Coach, Antonia helps us focus our attention on finding the good in us. I did a strengths training session as part of my team development exercise recently and this has set me thinking about how to stay in touch with my core skills set. Through Antonia's session, our team discovered individual strengths and how to use that to play to the team goals. I am intrigued to continue and definitely recommend doing a session with Antonia.
Divya Unnikrishnan, Strategic Comms
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 ...
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Allister Lane, Minister
St John's in the City Presbyterian Church
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 has a passion for helping people to know their strengths and using them to achieve results. She brings positivity, drive and clarity as part and parcel of her coaching ...
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Matalena Leaupepe, Director
MBIE
Antonia has a passion for helping people to know their strengths and using them to achieve results. She brings positivity, drive and clarity as part and parcel of her coaching strengths.
Matalena Leaupepe, Director
MBIE
Antonia is an engaging coach and presenter who effectively combines her deep knowledge of her subject matter with her natural intelligence and empathy. The CliftonStrengths workshop that I attended and ...
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Jennifer Kennerley, Principal Advisor
MBIE
Antonia is an engaging coach and presenter who effectively combines her deep knowledge of her subject matter with her natural intelligence and empathy. The CliftonStrengths workshop that I attended and which was delivered by Antonia was both enlightening and enjoyable.
Jennifer Kennerley, Principal Advisor
MBIE
Antonia worked with me to help develop my CliftonStrengths and find practical ways to use them effectively. I found it a very insightful process, learning about my own talents as ...
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Daniel Mumford, Senior Solicitor
LINZ
Antonia worked with me to help develop my CliftonStrengths and find practical ways to use them effectively. I found it a very insightful process, learning about my own talents as well as identifying those in others. The lessons learned have been helpful in guiding how I can approach work situations and achieve optimal outcomes. Antonia's friendliness and enthusiasm ensured the process was enjoyable as well as informative.
Daniel Mumford, Senior Solicitor
LINZ
Antonia’s warm, honest and bubbly personality provides an excellent foundation to facilitate group discussion on how to build a strong and effective team using a strengths based approach....
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Danielle McKenzie, Manager
MBIE
Antonia’s warm, honest and bubbly personality provides an excellent foundation to facilitate group discussion on how to build a strong and effective team using a strengths based approach. I highly recommend Antonia and will look for more opportunities to work with her.
Danielle McKenzie, Manager
MBIE
Antonia is a very engaged and focused team coach. She clearly has a lot of experience and understands people and organisations really deeply. She sees the possibility and opportunity in ...
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Kimberly Gilmore, General Manager
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Antonia is a very engaged and focused team coach. She clearly has a lot of experience and understands people and organisations really deeply. She sees the possibility and opportunity in everyone through a really positive and affirming approach.
Kimberly Gilmore, General Manager
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
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 ...
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Kate, Screening and Trends Analyst
Commerce Commission
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 and Trends Analyst
Commerce Commission
I valued the open and informed discussion of my strengths, and the insight into developing them.
Grant, Manager
Commerce Commission
I valued the open and informed discussion of my strengths, and the insight into developing them.
Grant, Manager
Commerce Commission
Antonia was very professional, and knowledgeable , really enjoyed the coaching session
Dave Muggeridge, Director
Tatua
Antonia was very professional, and knowledgeable , really enjoyed the coaching session
Dave Muggeridge, Director
Tatua
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 ...
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Jess Birdsall-Smith, Policy Manager
Ministry of Education
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
Jess Birdsall-Smith, Policy Manager
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 ...
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Donna Ross, Director Group Operations
MBIE
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
MBIE
Feeling grateful. I would love to know how I can go about getting my family tested for their strengths. The strengths-based workshops are incredibly enlightening, validating, affirming, insightful, and so ...
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Romaine Solomona, Senior Advisor, Stats NZ
Feeling grateful. I would love to know how I can go about getting my family tested for their strengths. 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 Solomona, Senior Advisor, Stats NZ
Antonia's energy and passion for the possibilities for teams that embrace Clifton Strengths is infectious. Clifton Strengths is one of the first frameworks that I've come across that is committed ...
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Ellen Cox, Secretariat - Governance and Executive
Stats NZ
Antonia's energy and passion for the possibilities for teams that embrace Clifton Strengths is infectious. Clifton Strengths 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 Cox, Secretariat - Governance and Executive
Stats NZ
Antonia's enthusiasm was infectious and really helped to make the day a productive and enjoyable one
Marika Coynash, Information Advisor
MBIE
Antonia's enthusiasm was infectious and really helped to make the day a productive and enjoyable one
Marika Coynash, Information Advisor
MBIE
Incredible and engaging facilitator that helped everyone connect with each other
Mar'yana, Senior training and promotions advisor
MBIE
Incredible and engaging facilitator that helped everyone connect with each other
Mar'yana, Senior training and promotions advisor
MBIE
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 ...
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Sarah Gray, Community Development Manager
BeCollective
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 Gray, Community Development Manager
BeCollective