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           "I want everyone I know to meet Rhonda!" - Steve, CFO, manufacturing

Hi I'm Rhonda, lovely to meet you!

Coach | Facilitator | Speaker

  • I'm an ACC - Associate Credited Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • I'm a member of the ICF, bound by their code of ethics
  • I'm a qualified Professional Coach in Transformative Coaching (Coach Masters Academy). 
  • I'm a qualified mindfulness practitioner (Ovio)
  • A graduate of the MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) programme  
  • A graduate of the Positive Psychology Realizing Resilience Masterclass. 
  • I have an Adult & Tertiary education qualification. 
  • And I'm a chartered accountant in there too.

I'm also a wife of Dean, mum of Rhiannon, Bronwyn and Bethany, a stepmum of Tiana and Finn, a sister, daughter and friend. I yoga, garden, run and make chutney.  Dean and I build tiny homes in Tamahere, Waikato - for fun and for sale!

This is HOW I work

My approach looks and feels like this:

  • I build trust and partner with you. 
  • I hear you, I see you and I care.
  • As a transformational coach I don't hand you the answers on a platter. Despite what you may be believing right now, you already have the answers.  My role is to partner with you to reveal these to yourself.
  • THEN you'll know what you need to do - and I'm your fierce accountability buddy :) 
  • I will give advice - if you expressly ask for this!
  • I'm authentic, 'perfectly imperfect' and compassionate. There is no judgement.
  • I'm confidential and I respect your stories
  • Sometimes you'll be invited to do some pre work or work between sessions.
  • Attended 11 schools - pleased to say I was expelled from none (that I know of!)!
  • Spent 15 years overseas working in Melbourne, Russia and the UK
  • 25 years as a chartered accountant, yet I hadn't found my calling!
  • Jumped, leapt, out of corporate, studied and qualified in mindfulness, positive psychology and transformational coaching. 
  • This changed my life - grand statement, but true.  I found my calling, whoop whoop!
  • Married to Dean with 3 daughters, a step daughter and step son
  • Live on 4 acres in Tamahere, in the mighty Waikato

Life is a practice not a perfect, and I've been 'there' too.

I ‘saved my own life’ through my own bloody, sweaty and teary life experiences and bruises!  25 years in a corporate environment, helping organisations flourish at the highest level.  But also seeing too many people  - including myself - punish themselves in that 'pursuit for profit', and live with regret because they aren't being who they want to be, or even who they really are.  Too busy trying to be perfect, avoid rejection or make themselves better than others. Rather than simply being better, happier, more courageous in themselves every day. Definitely me.

I became curious - after realising that my two most precious resources - my time and my attention - were being pulled in different directions and I wasn't holding the strings! And that my physical health was suffering as a result of my mental health (25 weeks in one year on antibiotics or steroids for stress related ailments - yup, that was a clue!).

I had to do something!  So I jumped - in several areas of my life which is a whole separate story! I studied, practiced and transformed my life. I deserved it.  That's the short version of my story.  

Here are SEVEN super reasons to "pick me"!

ONE I promise transform

I take my promise to ‘transform’ seriously, literally, practically.  I move beyond just giving you information hoping you’ll change ‘something’. Instead I help you answer the question: “why do we do what we do when we know what we know?”. Which means you fundamentally change your view of the world and transform the way you communicate, behave and act. That’s transformation!

FOUR I combine corporate experience, mindfulness AND resilience

I've 'been there done that' on the corporate stage, I know how hard it can be.  I know that the difference between languishing and a rich, fulfilling human experience is our perception and our response to life. That about sums up mindfulness & resilience: when we're present and observe our thoughts without judgement (mindfulness), we're better able to protect our attention and cope (resilience).  Which means we live mindfully, deliberately and we bounce back from the rough stuff boldly!

SEVEN I work with ‘all sorts’

I've worked with NGOs, lawyers, inmates, counsellors, refugees, boards, professional services, ex-prisoners, school teachers, students, community organisations, builders, manufacturing and individuals.  Because regardless of what we do or where we're from, none of us is immune from adversity. Which means I'm authentic, genuine and compassionate to you all.

TWO I'm unapologetically me

I spent 25 years in the corporate sector during which I stressed and strived to “have it all”.  After the inevitable burnout, I commenced my own rebuilding and reconnecting journey.  Which means I bring the whole of myself to my work.  I encourage you to share your stories too to create a, rich and memorable experience.

FIVE I set out to become redundant

Sound odd?  It’s my mission to do such a great job at helping you learn to lead yourself, that you’re carving out your own journey, on your own.  I'll fill your kete by providing a complete toolbox of strategies and practices. Which means you have plenty to refer to and draw upon - not just an abstract set of powerpoint slides - as your transformational journey to self leadership, self awareness and self empowerment continues well beyond the coaching.


THREE I honour your uniqueness

I don’t have a one-hit-wonder answer for you. Rather, I'm curious about you and help you reveal your roadblocks and what works for you. I acknowledge that what works for one may not work for another.  Which means I have plenty to draw upon so I can help you find what fits for you individually and your team as a whole.

I invest time upfront to listen to you tell me about your culture, your people and your needs. We can then work together to determine a fit, and what may work for you. 

SIX I’m “never done" learning

I’ve been practicing mindfulness and resilience for years. First as a matter of survival and necessity, then as a hobby, and now as a profession to transform others’ lives.  Honestly, I’m addicted to growth and learning – my value of being curious and learning and growing stands true. Which means you’ll always be getting fresh, proven and ‘the real’ material.

For example: even while I was living the corporate version of my life I attended Google's Search Inside Yourself mindful leaders conference, Mindful Leaders Conference, Start With You Resilience, Coach Approach, Navigational Conversations, Life Coaching and more! Since then? Positive Psychology's Realizing Resilience, Ovio, MBSR, ICF Coaching, Mindset Reset, Adult & Tertiary Learning... yup, fair to say it's an addiction! 


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