Coaching and Facilitation

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Personal Coaching

{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
{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
{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
Policy Advisor, Heft Communications
{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
{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
{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
{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 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
{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.
Kaushiki Roy
Senior Consultant, Tregaskis Brown
{Antonia is incredible in how she tailors every development and coaching conversation. She has a unique way in helping people become intentional about their strengths and how they apply it in their daily lives. Antonia is a wonderful strength coach, and makes a positive difference in people’s lives.
Peter Ghanem
Senior Consultant Business Development, Gallup
{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!
Christopher Miller
Business Development Coach and Mentor, Christopher Miller
{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, GCDR
{I can’t recommend Antonia highly enough! The Gallup Strengths coaching support she provides is invaluable to teams and individuals. Further her passion and enthusiasm for applying strengths in the context of Organisational Development is inspiring!
Leilani Tamu
Manager Pacific Policy, MBIE
{Antonia has helped coach my business partner and I to improve the productivity and turnover of our small business. Her tools and advice for small businesses are inspiring, practical and powerful. She is wise, engaging and her enthusiasm and intellect make for many ‘aha’ moments when you work with her.
Gilly Buick-Constable
Small business-owner, Burlap & Bright Upholstery
{We have loved working with Antonia. She is professional and knowledgeable but most importantly takes a genuine interest in you and your development. We had our first team session recently and we all came away feeling super energised and motivated. Highly recommend Antonia as both a personal and team strengths coach.
Nicole Howarth
Head of Business Success, Frank Advice
{Antonia ran a Strengths workshop for my team and I. She worked with me to understand our context, needs and aspirations and then developed a workshop that was fit for our purpose and budget. Antonia has great energy and experience working with diverse groups of people. She had us all feeling comfortable, energized and open to engage within minutes of starting the workshop! I would highly recommend Antonia to any team who is looking to understand their individual and collective strengths and wants to use this knowledge to improve their performance.
Linn Araboglos
CEO, Wellington Community Trust
{I would recommend Antonia to anyone seeking help with their career or life direction. She has helped me to uncover a new sense of purpose and value, and is a true coach (and friend).
Sally Wyatt
Economist, Sapere
{Antonia brings fresh insights and enthusiasm to the coaching world of CliftonStrengths, contributing to the global community. Her love of numbers and data enables her to make sense of a situation, then describe the trends in plain English. She is also thoughtful and caring as she inspires others to develop their own strengths. Antonia is a pleasure to work with and a good friend.
Richard Sterry
Manager Director, Releasing Strengths
{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

Virtual

{Incredible and engaging facilitator that helped everyone connect with each other.
Mar'yana
Senior Training and Promotions Advisor, 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
{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
{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
{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
{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
{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!
Christopher Miller
Business Development Coach and Mentor, Christopher Miller
{Antonia brings fresh insights and enthusiasm to the coaching world of CliftonStrengths, contributing to the global community. Her love of numbers and data enables her to make sense of a situation, then describe the trends in plain English. She is also thoughtful and caring as she inspires others to develop their own strengths. Antonia is a pleasure to work with and a good friend.
Richard Sterry
Manager Director, Releasing Strengths
{Great energy, enthusiasm and positivity - she sets even the most introverted people at ease.
Carissa
Manager Engagement and Operations, Commerce Commission
{Fantastic job of changing the format of a face-to-face meeting to virtual, at incredibly short notice, and really good engagement with the delegates and encouraging participation.
Simon
Senior Investigator, Commerce Commission
{Antonia did a fantastic job running our away day in trying circumstances (COVID having cancelled our in-person meet up). The day was efficient, useful and all the tools and software used worked very well. I was impressed with how smoothly it ran.
Ryan
Senior Research & Intelligence Analyst, Commerce Commission
{Antonia is an engaging, high-energy and fun facilitator. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Antonia for your next team planning day.
Mark
Commerce Commission, Commerce Commission
{I think the way the virtual tools worked really made this. Those that worked at short notice to get it up and running should be commended. Loved the whiteboard and breakout rooms, and the way the quiz was played was unique. Will definitely look to as an option for future meetings.
Greg
Principal Investigator, Commerce Commission

Meetings & Facilitation

{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
{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
{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
{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 knows her stuff and delivers a really engaging experience. Really valuable for our team.
Paul
Senior Advisor, MBIE
{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
{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
{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 has an infectious enthusiasm and drive to succeed. Her strengths-based coaching approach has real impact.
Kirsty Flannagan
General Manager, MBIE
{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 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
{I’m a big fan of understanding and working with our strengths. Antonia did a great job of breaking down the CliftonStrengths profiles for us to get meaningful insights as individuals and to provoke constructive conversations about working as a team with different aptitudes. We came away with a common language to describe how we were approaching our work. A fun and helpful workshop!
Catriona Kent
Senior Advisor, MBIE
{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!
Christopher Miller
Business Development Coach and Mentor, Christopher Miller
{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
Principal Engagement & Communications Advisor, 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, GCDR
{I can’t recommend Antonia highly enough! The Gallup Strengths coaching support she provides is invaluable to teams and individuals. Further her passion and enthusiasm for applying strengths in the context of Organisational Development is inspiring!
Leilani Tamu
Manager Pacific Policy, MBIE
{I was thrilled to receive strengths coaching as part of a wider team exercise to understand both my own strengths and how to work best with those in my new team. The Gallup model paired with Antonia’s energetic and inclusive style made the findings easy to resonate with and most importantly use as a tool for continuous growth. It’s a fun and enlightening process and Antonia’s enthusiasm for it is infectious!
Jess Molley
Designer, Designer
{We have loved working with Antonia. She is professional and knowledgeable but most importantly takes a genuine interest in you and your development. We had our first team session recently and we all came away feeling super energised and motivated. Highly recommend Antonia as both a personal and team strengths coach.
Nicole Howarth
Head of Business Success, Frank Advice
{Antonia ran a Strengths workshop for my team and I. She worked with me to understand our context, needs and aspirations and then developed a workshop that was fit for our purpose and budget. Antonia has great energy and experience working with diverse groups of people. She had us all feeling comfortable, energized and open to engage within minutes of starting the workshop! I would highly recommend Antonia to any team who is looking to understand their individual and collective strengths and wants to use this knowledge to improve their performance.
Linn Araboglos
CEO, Wellington Community Trust
{I have been to a couple of workshops run by Antonia and I have always left impressed. Antonia manages to keep a good pace, makes topics interesting, is well prepared and makes learning fun. The vibe in her sessions are positive and intellectually challenging and I look forward to her next workshop.
Paul Edwards
Senior Advisor, MBIE
{Fantastic facilitator! Great session with the team on our Gallup strengths and Antonia provided us with some great insights and further food for thought
Michael Johnson
Director, PHARMAC
{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
Policy Manager, MBIE