Coaching and Facilitation

In Person & Remote

Antonia Milkop Coaching & Facilitation under the Covid-19 Framework settings


Update April 2022 – Orange Traffic Light setting

Antonia Milkop will continue to deliver in-person coaching sessions and workshops wherever possible and follow the Public Health measures. Below are my practice guidelines under the current traffic light setting to ensure we follow guidelines and keep our community safe:

  • Please only attend coaching sessions and in-person workshops if you are symptom-free. Stay home if unwell.  
  • Please let us know of cancellations as soon as possible (see Cancellation Policy below).
  • Antonia Milkop is fully vaccinated (including a booster shot Jan 2022).

Virtual options (in the case of any in-person gathering restrictions)

  • I am here to support you by providing a safe environment. All programs are tailored to you and your team and can be achieved virtually or in the office.  
  • If you are not comfortable attending in-person events at the current traffic light setting or are unable to do so (due to any new Public Health restrictions on physical gatherings), I will pivot delivery online as I believe in ‘continuing’ rather than postponing progress on achieving your goals. See my website for more information on ‘in-person vs. virtual’ gatherings and a helpful blog on ‘how to adapt to virtual’. 

Cancellation Policy 


Coaching sessions can be rescheduled by either the coachee or the coach with 48 hours’ notice. If scheduled appointments are cancelled with less than 48 hours prior notice, a cancellation fee of $100 or a forfeit of the coaching session together.

If you are symptomatic, please do not come to your coaching session. We are happy to reschedule your appointment or conduct the coaching session via Zoom (if you are well, or postpone to an alternative date if you are feeling sick).


If in-person events are cancelled due to any Public Health restrictions, which limits our ability to meet in-person, we will pivot these sessions to go online (via Zoom) and adjust the schedule accordingly (e.g., for a 3-hr workshop, this will be facilitated as two 1.5hr Zoom workshops, with a short break in between). You may like to read about what other clients have said about Antonia’s style of virtual delivery.

No refunds will be available for in-person workshops cancelled due to a client’s personal discretion. If Antonia is symptomatic or contracts Covid, then options are to postpone our session or pivot to virtual.

On a cheerier note, we’ve got this New Zealand!  

Kia kaha, Kia māia, Kia manawanui.  Be strong, be brave, be steadfast.

{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.
{Antonia knows her stuff and delivers a really engaging experience. Really valuable for our team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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