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…

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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“empowered and enthused”

So great to have scheduled reflective time with someone so skilled at prompting new ways of thinking and insights. I’m feeling more empowered and enthused about what I bring and what I might want. And what success might mean for me. And that was only after one session! 

Jess Birdsall-Smith, Ministry of Education

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.

What others are saying…

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
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
Being able to understand my strengths (and weaknesses) and when to lean in to use them for my advantage more, whether for work or personally, has been so beneficial to ...
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Michelle Patience, Manager
Ministry of Education
Being able to understand my strengths (and weaknesses) and when to lean in to use them for my advantage more, whether for work or personally, has been so beneficial to me and those around me. I would highly recommend working with her and I've mentioned to friends on more than one occasion to at the very least do their Clifton Strengths.
Michelle Patience, Manager
Ministry of Education
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 ...
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Evangaline, Senior Advisor
MBIE
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.
Evangaline, Senior Advisor
MBIE
Working with Antonia helped me articulate my strengths and how I could use them to pursue a fulfilling career.
Dorothy, Senior Advisor
MBIE
Working with Antonia helped me articulate my strengths and how I could use them to pursue a fulfilling career.
Dorothy, Senior Advisor
MBIE
My session with Antonia was incredibly helpful as I am looking to move my career path in a different direction. She has given me the tools I needed to consider ...
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Summer, Advisor
MBIE
My session with Antonia was incredibly helpful as I am looking to move my career path in a different direction. She has given me the tools I needed to consider what skills I have and can apply going forward. Thank you so much Antonia - I am very grateful!
Summer, Advisor
MBIE
Antonia gave me such a great shake up. I walked into this journey with confidence; but it turns out it was a bit of a false confidence because I knew ...
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Liam, Manager
Wellington City Council
Antonia gave me such a great shake up. I walked into this journey with confidence; but it turns out it was a bit of a false confidence because I knew what direction I wanted to go, but I couldn't sell it to myself or others. Antonia gave me the tools and encouragement to seek my bigger picture with grace and a strengths-based lens. As a result, I have a renewed path to set my career towards and I will never forget this journey. I rate Antonia as world class in what she does based on her energy, values, knowledge, and vast experience. I have achieved what I didn't expect to do; to sharpen my focus, become clearer and efficient with my purpose and being able to enact precisely on what I need to do to become the leader I want to be. Antonia gave me the 'stretch' I was after; and challenged me in a beautiful way. I loved how she wasn't afraid to do this and I have benefitted so much as a result of the life-provoking questions she has asked of me.
Liam, Manager
Wellington City Council
Working with Antonia as my strengths coach was a game-changer. She made the whole process not just doable but actually enjoyable. From day one, Antonia created an...
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Rodney Farrant, Senior Advisor
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Working with Antonia as my strengths coach was a game-changer. She made the whole process not just doable but actually enjoyable. From day one, Antonia created an environment that was safe, confidential, and super supportive, making each session feel like a tailored experience. Antonia had a way of pushing me to think beyond my usual limits, leading to some eye-opening moments for me and real personal growth. What's great is that she didn't just challenge me—she gave me practical tools to boost my strengths, that I am still using! If you're after a coach who's more like a partner in unlocking your strengths and is super nice and friendly, Antonia's your go-to. It's an investment in yourself that will really pay off.
Rodney Farrant, Senior Advisor
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Being able to understand my strengths (and weaknesses) and when to lean in to use them for my advantage more, whether for work or personally, has been so beneficial to ...
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Michelle Patience, Manager
Ministry of Education
Being able to understand my strengths (and weaknesses) and when to lean in to use them for my advantage more, whether for work or personally, has been so beneficial to me and those around me. I would highly recommend working with Antonia, she's helped me become a better manager and person.
Michelle Patience, Manager
Ministry of Education
I've had some 1:1 coaching sessions with Antonia and would totally recommend her to anyone wanting to learn more about their strengths in the workplace. I now have a...
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Kerry Cole, Senior Advisor
Ministry of Justice
I've had some 1:1 coaching sessions with Antonia and would totally recommend her to anyone wanting to learn more about their strengths in the workplace. I now have a much better understanding of the core strengths I bring to my workplace and how to focus these, and also what I need to thrive. Antonia is a wealth of knowledge and such fun to spend time with – I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a coach.
Kerry Cole, Senior Advisor
Ministry of Justice
So great to have scheduled reflective time with someone so skilled at prompting new ways of thinking and insights. I’m feeling more empowered and enthused about what I bring...
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Jess Birdsall-Smith, Manager
Ministry of Education
So great to have scheduled reflective time with someone so skilled at prompting new ways of thinking and insights. I’m feeling more empowered and enthused about what I bring and what I might want. And what success might mean for me. And that was only after one session!
Jess Birdsall-Smith, Manager
Ministry of Education