Coaching and Facilitation

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Personal Coaching

{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. I wish her all the best in her coaching career.
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 Gallops 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
{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 is 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
{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.
Dan 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. I highly recommend Antonia and will look for more opportunities to work with her.
Danielle McKenzie
Policy Manager, MBIE
{One of many helpful points I took away from Antonia’s sessions was that if we are comfortable to share our Clifton strengths with each other at work you can get a good steer of where your colleagues are coming from and connect even better with them. It's both good empathy and good manners.
Ian
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{Antonia was very professional and knowledgeable, really enjoyed the coaching session
Dave
Director, Tatua
{Great energy, enthusiasm and positivity - she sets even the most introverted people at ease.
Carissa
Manager Engagement and Operations, Commerce Commission
{It’s been a pleasure having Antonia as my coach. Her energy is uplifting, her style is personable and her skills and expertise are amazing! With Antonia’s guidance, I’ve been able to identify my strengths and understand how I’m wired. It’s helped me focus on the skills I want to refine as part of my professional development. I’d highly recommend Antonia if you’re looking for someone who is not only a qualified coach with great insights but who genuinely cares about your aspirations as a client.
Lofi
Senior Stakeholder Advisor, MBIE

Virtual

{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
{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
{It’s been a pleasure having Antonia as my coach. Her energy is uplifting, her style is personable and her skills and expertise are amazing! With Antonia’s guidance, I’ve been able to identify my strengths and understand how I’m wired. It’s helped me focus on the skills I want to refine as part of my professional development. I’d highly recommend Antonia if you’re looking for someone who is not only a qualified coach with great insights but who genuinely cares about your aspirations as a client.
Lofi
Senior Stakeholder Advisor, MBIE

Meetings & Facilitation

{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 Clifton Strengths 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
{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 Roy
Senior Consultant, Tregaskis Brown
{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 Engagemnet & 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 Gallops 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
{One of many helpful points I took away from Antonia’s sessions was that if we are comfortable to share our Clifton strengths with each other at work you can get a good steer of where your colleagues are coming from and connect even better with them. It's both good empathy and good manners.
Ian
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{Antonia is perfect for the job - you just want to keep hold of all the wisdom and knowledge she shares about strengths during your time together!
Ella
Policy Advisor, MBIE
{Antonia is a fantastic facilitator and really gets the best out of everyone. I have had a few workshops where she has facilitated and feel energized and have a better understanding of how to use my strengths and the value others can bring, she really helps me get into what we want as a branch and leads in an upbeat manner that gives the right energy.
Freya
Business Advisor, MBIE
{Antonia designed an excellent workshop that met our needs very well. It was well-paced and the activities really energised the team. A particular strength was her ability to pick up on what we were saying, modelling how our strengths were coming into play. A very engaging workshop that we are now building on in-house.
Barbie
Senior Consultant, FrankAdvice
{Antonia facilitates with skill and great genuineness because she loves what she does. She meets teams where they're at and tailors her approach to what they need.
Anna
Principal Consultant, FrankAdvice
{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
{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