Testimonials


Coach Training

"Attending the NZIC Coaching for Transformation programme has been a truly life altering experience. To effectively coach others through transformation you need to have experienced that for yourself, and this programme guides you through a personal transformation as you learn how to support others in their journey. Anna, Kaarin and Espie provided us with wonderful guidance and direction, their care and support enabled us to be vulnerable and real with each other and to experience great coaching for ourselves. I came out of this programme knowing what good professional coaching is, empowered to be a coach and confident in continuing my own journey to building a professional coaching practice and achieving ICF certification. Thank you!"
- Shane Hastie, Director of Community Development at ICAgile 

"My training with NZIC was a truly transformative experience. Our trainers Anna, Kaarin and Espie created a learning environment based on trust and genuine care which enabled deep connections and conversations within the group. The training helped me grow in many ways, I have learned valuable coaching skills and also I gained new insights about myself - which I am extremely thankful for. The course has changed the way I reflect, the way I respond and the way I observe. The strong focus on practicing coaching and getting profound feedback helped me become aware that I can add value to other people's thinking by focussing on being present, listening and asking questions. I highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to learn and apply coaching skills".
- Romy Schirrmeister

"I found the transformative coaching course extremely useful; especially the practical application of technique in a safe and supported space. The facilitators were knowledgeable, experienced and brought a broad skillset to the sessions which brought the material to life, making it practical and applicable. It was balanced with an energy that was light, humorous and encouraging but also weighty enough to recognise the responsibility we hold to our clients as a coaching community".
- Robin Carter-Stuart

"This course has opened my eyes to a whole new way of progressing my career. The content was comprehensive and delivered in a professional and methodical manner. The trainers are extremely knowledgeable, approachable and easily accessible. I would highly recommend this course to anyone keen on developing in the coaching arena".
- Roanne Daken, HR Consultant & Coach

"I was greatly impressed by the high quality of the training, even more so because I’m an L&D specialist myself. Both the course content and delivery were outstanding. It was carefully structured around the ICF Core Competencies to ensure we had all the necessary skills. It cleverly appealed to all learning styles with a very important part, given the nature of the coaching role, being practicum. We did a lot of observed practice with feedback provided in the course. Anna is a profound listener, a powerful questioner, a wonderful empathiser and a totally inclusive and non-judgemental person. All of the above, in combination with her ever so engaging personality, make Anna a wonderful human being who I’ve been absolutely delighted to meet, work with and learn from". 
- Louise Shanly, L&D/OD Expert & ICF Certified Coach

"This is the best investment I have made to start my coaching career! It is so important to learn new skills in a structured way and in a supportive environment. It’s easy to underestimate coaching skills. Everything happens in a conversation, but the quality of conversations we have with our clients depends on learning and practicing different tools and techniques. We were fortunate to do this under the supervision of very experienced coaches. The feedback I received was invaluable and allowed me to grow as a coach and feel confident coaching my clients. This is a very practical course with plenty of opportunities to practice what you learn. I can’t recommend this course enough!".
- Irina S. 

"The Coaching course was excellent and structured well. Very clear material and the practice each week was very helpful. Anna is extremely knowledgeable and good at explaining things when we felt unsure. I feel my confidence as a coach has gone from a 5 to a 9".
​- Cassia Pelger, Senior HR Manager & Coach

"Loved the course and found it extremely useful. Anna is engaging, knowledgeable and real".
- Mel Blake, Senior HR Manager & Coach

"This is a comprehensive and in-depth course. Incredibly valuable and practical".
- Caroline Sandford, Career Specialist & Coach

"I have found my coach training with NZIC to be transformational on many levels. The content and its presentation was of the highest quality, and elaborated in detail on the key competencies of coaching".
- Agatha McDonagh, Professional Leadership and Performance Coach, Trainer and Assessor

"Fabulous course and training! Exceeded my expectations. An encouraging interpersonal learning environment. Life changing! Thanks so much!".
- Claire McLean, Life Coach

"Great balance of practical and theory. Anna is very approachable and flexible".
- Davy Bernardo, IT Specialist & Coach

"The course is well structured with practice and theory. I felt the presenters adapted the pace and needs of the group effectively".
- Chris Arthur, High Performance Sport New Zealand

"If you are thinking of becoming a coach Anna produces a great course. It is a relaxed environment, which makes for a great learning experience".
​- David Gibson, Healer & Life Coach

"A welcoming non-judgemental environment. I was able to get out of my comfort zone, challenge myself to grow, and learn new skills for my career. Anna is a fantastic coach who has an in-depth knowledge of her profession".
​- Margaret Goldfinch, Senior HR Manager & Coach

Professional Coaching

"Having coaching by Anna has allowed me to take huge and successful steps in my career and life. Anna allowed me to cut through the ‘noise’ and pressures of modern work life, and discover what matters most to me, what I want to achieve, and how to get there.  I have truly turned over a new leaf as a result. Anna has a fantastic talent in drawing out your goals, helping you put a plan in place to achieve these and skilfully making sure you stay on course".-
- Peter Hall, Director, Peter Hall Planning Ltd.

"Coaching has really helped me level up and couldn't have come at a better time as I've navigated through all the new challenges since becoming a manager. Your help and support has been invaluable and will serve me well going forward"
- Keegan Shore, UK Customer Team Lead, Timely Ltd. 

"Working with Anna has provided me with an irrevocable amount of opportunity, exposure, and increased knowledge on how to situate myself in a career I truly desired".
- Monique A. Pearson, General Manager, Rutherford Rede

"Having been coached by Anna I am happy to recommend her as a coach. If you are looking at your career or what's happening in your life give Anna a call - it may be the best thing you did this year".
- Graham McCarrison, Engagement & Planning Manager

"After our session yesterday I have felt lighter and inspired. My client meeting yesterday just flowed. I'm noticing subtle changes with wonderful results. Wow. Thank you for your gentle attentiveness, wisdom, and generosity. Your support is changing my life".
- H.B., Psychologist & Coach

Coach Mentoring

"Anna truly understands the business of coaching. She makes it all so natural and comfortable. Every session is relaxed and enjoyable, and she fully understands every element of the ICF requirements. She is always present and available throughout the coaching sessions and has great empathy and understanding. Therefore I have discussed with Anna all my challenges as a coach and a person. Every time she has supported me to find the next step on my journey as a coach. These coaching sessions have enabled me to move ahead rapidly as a coach."
- Christine Jull, Coach and Mentor

 "There was confidentiality and integrity in all our dialogue. Her calm ability to steer and challenge me meant I was able to develop a business idea I undertook with great fulfilment".​
- Teresa N, Coach, Mentor & Trainer