Creating What Matters
50 Ross Lane
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand 0891
I’ve been helping people achieve their goals and dreams all my life. As operations manager of Falcon Sailing in Greece from 1979-82 I ran 4 fleets of yachts, villa accomodation and a sailing school and helped people learn how to sail and how to relax and have a wonderful holiday with many letters of thanks to show.
As Head of the School of Performing and Screen Arts from 1989- 2002 I helped the tutors and the students achieve their dreams whilst building the largest school of its kind in Australasia and contributing significantly to the growth and reputation of our institution.
As a business coach since 2004 I have worked 1:1 with over 153 owners to make the changes they needed to achieve growth targets even during times of recession.
How do I achieve this?
I am skilled at asking the right questions and saying things that clients may have heard many times before but never really ‘got’. When I say it they seem to get the picture and understand the importance of doing what needs to be done.
I am committed to an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on our planet. I hold this value as the overriding principle of my life – but it was not always the case. I grew up in Northland New Zealand and had what I consider to be an idyllic childhood climbing trees, riding horses, camping, sailing and traveling. I moved through school without too many hiccups and found myself at university where I did not excel first time round. So I set off on the big OE. Almost 14 years later after many adventures, 25,000 nautical miles in yachts I returned to New Zealand where I found ample opportunity to work and explore what life had to offer next.
Turning 40 I began serious personal development work and started to be coached, to attend workshops, write a journal, meditate and reflect. I expected to see changes, to notice differences in the world around me. What I experienced was quite the opposite in many ways. What I learnt and continue learning every day is the experiences don’t change, life continues to throw challenges my way on a regular basis. It is only what I do with the challenges and experiences that is changing. It is the way I choose to respond that makes the experience valuable and useful; it is in choosing responses and actions that I move towards my true goals and objectives that make the difference.
I have learnt that the choices I make come from my values and beliefs. Sometimes these choices move me toward my goals and sometimes away from them. And as I learn to respond more and more with the question “what can or do I need to learn here?” I find that I am increasingly grateful for every challenge, every opportunity. Because when approached in this way each decision is such a valuable experience supporting my growth. And now it seems that the world is a different place – kinder, more forgiving and more giving. I get more of what I want – everyday.
I have had wonderful adventures so far in my life, spending many years living on a yacht and sailing the oceans of the world, returning to New Zealand and building a school for the performing arts, creating and running my own businesses, being married and having two loving caring sons, living the lifestyle I desire on a small block of land with nature as my inspiration every day. But the thing that gives me the most fulfillment is knowing that I make a difference in the lives of the people I work with. And that difference is helping make the world a better place.
Type of Coaching: Business Coaches
More Specific Types of Coaching: Find Your Ideal Client, Get Off the Tools and Become a Business Owner, Clarifying your Strategy
Coaching Style: Intuitive and insightful questioning that gets to the truth so you can acknowledge and move on.
Coaching Delivered Via: Live, Phone, Skype, Meeting Software, Other
Strengths: I am passionate about the ability of business to meet the current challenges of environmental, societal and spiritual wellbeing of the whole planet and every living being on it and be the catalyst for healthier, happier and sustainable life. I bring this passion to my work. My highest value is moral and value fulfillment. Its been said that I am tenaciously perceptive in seeing the deeper truth and always sensitive in the way I contribute. I stands for the most honourable outcome in any situation. And that I am "extremely engaging and creative manner and to be honest the results and "moments of truth were mindblowing".
Motto: Coordinating Action Through Clarity
We all behave according to our values. Sometimes the results we get are not what we want and in order to get a new result we need to behave in new aligned ways. I work with you to develop a vision and a plan to achieve it - this involves uncovering the values and spirit in your business. I refer to this as your BIG WHY. As we work we reveal the assumptions behind your thinking to facilitate new ways of approaching situations. Then we can develop and build systems and your team so you have leverage and scalability. I am in 100% support of you to fulfill your dreams.
Looking for coaching buddy? Yes
Coaching since: 2004
Masters in Management - Dissertation on Business Strategy
Accredited Member New Zealand Institute of Management
International Association Facilitators Member
Certificate in Adult Teaching and Learning
Graduate Diploma in Higher Education
Certificate in Coaching
Speed of Trust Facilitator
Experience: I trained as a business coach with the Results Group in 2004. In 2007 I knew I could deliver a more authentic experience and result if I honoured who I was more. So I created Creating What Matters. I have worked with solopreneurs, to large organisations. There are many case studies on my website and I'd love you to check them out if you're thinking of working with me.
Languages Spoken: English