What people are saying about us…
For me completing the Breakthrough Life Coaching Course was about my journey and needs in the first instance, as I had left a position after 15 years and was feeling a bit lost and stuck. The skills and learning I learnt during the week helped me with this as well as opened up a way I could utilise them elsewhere.
For me, being able to help people has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember and I can see that I can do this in a different way that is equally rewarding.
NZ Life Coaching definitely fulfilled my requirement to strengthen my questioning ability, now I can't stop, practising whenever, wherever. This is a key quality of a successful life coach, as is explained in more detail during the week. Be prepared to have your own insights, and lightbulb moments, after all, uncovering what may be blocking or challenging us is powerful too.
The facilitators are authentic individuals, with lots of stories to illustrate the learning.
I found this good value for money, and would highly recommend taking that leap of faith.
In an often crowded marketplace NZ Life Coaching is a beacon, illuminating the benefit of 'hands on' learning, hard to create with a solely online offering.
This is the first course I have attended that instilled in me a sense of safety. I could ask questions and share my own thoughts and answers without feeling like I might be judged. Our facilitators, Christine and Josh, were excellent. My group of life coach trainees were also very supportive of each other. I learned so much about myself, confirmed some things I had learned in my own self-discovery journey, and expanded my mind and heart to endless possibilities. I feel 'stronger' and more in control now.
My perspective has changed over a lot of things. Especially how I see my problems and how I guide or help others. How and why I act the way I do. I have up skilled my problem solving skills.
I had been toying with the idea of doing life coaching and at that time several of my online mentors mentioned how they started with life coaching so that cemented it for me. When I found this course it fit my time frame, and I wanted live, in-person training.
I was blown away by the content of this course. While I have no comparison of other life coaching courses I can't imagine them being much better than this one. The hands on approach and the incredible knowledge from both Christine and Josh with the techniques taught through the week really made this something special. I've made life long friends in just 5 days and have the confidence to go out and begin coaching. Just two days after completing the course I have already booked in 5 clients. Take the course, make sure you put your hand up to get coached, it will change your life 🙂
It built up my confidence in the skills and Know-how in life coaching. The course also opened many windows to me in critical thinking. With the knowledge and the in-course role playing practices, I felt the beauty and power of Life Coaching. The tutors led us to experience the powerful impact on every learner in the course.
After my 5-day course, I applied the techniques that I have learnt from the Life Coaching course to my client immediately and the outcome was great. Now I believe I could be an awesome life coach and enjoyed it very much.
I really enjoyed the course. Christine was an amazing teacher and coach. She was also a lovely person who made the course fun and created a comfortable and safe learning environment.
I was initially wondering whether five days would be long enough for a Life Coaching course. I knew I had loads of life experience as well as work experience but needed to hear an expert in the field acknowledge that this is legitimate life coaching experience, which I'm happy to say, Christine did confirm.
I particularly enjoyed observing and participating in coaching my fellow students with real issues rather than doing random role play. I feel that this course has given me the boost in confidence I need to pursue starting up my own coaching practice and I look forward to doing further training in the future.
Tanya Vliss, Kapiti Coast
I have learnt from the 'Life coaching breakthrough' course many helpful basic well-being techniques. That we all bring many hats and logic to the process of helping others with their journey in life, plus digging deep from our own experiences. The course gives us the tools to empower others in a realistic and meaningful way. Helping with goals and life vision. Thinking outside the square is Fun and Life changing!
I would personally recommend that everyone complete a 5 day Life coaching course at some stage of their lives, not only from a business point of view, as part of personal growth and confidence.
Gaye Daniell, Porirua
From the moment I enquired about the Ground Breaking Life Coaching course I knew I was in great hands.
Ruth was open, interested and genuinely passionate about the course and whether it would suit my needs. Sara was a great help and provided all the information we needed from a practical point of view.
I came with an expectation of learning new and consolidating old coaching styles and techniques and left with SO MUCH MORE.
On a professional level I am even more capable of providing a great experience for my clients to grow.
On a personal level I have left feeling empowered to re write my own story. Christine provides the perfect space for growth, development and self love. Her smile and eyes greet you with warmth, sincerity and 100% trust that you will leave a more enriched person at the end of the 5 days. She mixes humour, a passion for life and incredible knowledge and experience to provide an unforgettable learning experience.
It was a privilege to be in such a fantastic, positive setting. THANK YOU
This is an excellent course and I am happy I chose this over other options available. From the moment you arrive, you start coaching, which is unique from other theory based qualifications and is highly valuable on a practical level. Being involved in, and observing demonstrations of transformational techniques to assist the content that is being covered has meant that I have come away from the course feeling confident and competent in my ability to get started as a coach.
This was a very significant breakthrough for me personally as I have always understood the theory of coaching but struggled with the self-belief that I could be a great coach who helps other people change their life. Now I know beyond doubt that I have what it takes, in fact I have already booked clients!
I really learned a lot from the vast knowledge and experience of our instructor who personally went above and beyond to ensure that every person in the class understood the concepts and techniques, and received their own breakthrough for the week, even if it meant spending time one on one with an individual.
Overall, I can not recommend this course more highly to those wanting to become a Breakthrough Life Coach, or to those wanting to improve their skills in the workplace and in their private life. It was a fantastic experience absolutely worth the time and investment.
Krystle Trinder, Palmerston North
I attended this course not knowing what to expect. It was truly one of the most beneficial courses that I have attended. The break through and light bulb moments occurred throughout the course and I now feel balanced and ready to help others as well as myself.
Nikki Latimer, Auckland
I attended a week-long coaching course in Wellington in 2019. It was a fantastic, empowering week. Our group gained a range of frameworks and techniques for coaching, and we observed real-life coaching sessions throughout the week. But perhaps the most powerful component of the course was the chance to start coaching on day 1, and to refine our practice by incorporating what we were learning from the facilitator and each other.
I've learned how powerful coaching conversations can be for driving change in your life and the lives of others, and I'd highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in helping people to achieve their potential.
When I signed up for the 5 day Breakthrough Life Coaching course, I was looking to upskill myself in a field I found interesting and considered it a new career shift. During the interactive training I realised how versatile coaching actually is and that its versatility is dependent on what YOU have to offer. Unlike traditional career fields, coaching allows us to offer what we already have abundant within us. The gift of giving back is in the art of allowing others to move forward. Breakthrough Life Coaching has taught me this art and has transformed the way I see my part on the world stage.
This was the second time completing the Life Coach course and I loved it as much as the first. Great week! Broke through with some limiting beliefs around myself and my abilities and have realised that this is truly my passion. Thanks so much Christine!
I loved the break through coaching course, Christine was fantastic and I really felt like I shifted some blocks personally and I feel I have gained the confidence to go after the coaching job I want.
Chantelle Murray, Waipu
The 5 Day Breakthrough course was brilliant. Intense, challenging, extending, profoundly liberating - life changing. Honestly, I'm a better person physically, emotionally and professionally. On the Monday morning I was struggling with CRPS in my right arm and hand, and on Thursday morning the swelling had gone in my fingers! On Friday I graduated with two certificates in Abundance Coaching and Life Coaching, and I know I truly earned them. I went on this wonderful journey with incredibly warm, generous and courageous people. With Christine Walter's guidance we learned the theories behind coaching, and we shared our own stories, and we deepened our understanding through hands on coaching. I'll never forget this powerful experience. I'm now committed to further personal and professional development as I build my own career in life coaching. Joining this course was a smart move.
Vivien Adams, Otago
What an amazing course. Emotionally challenging for some but the breakthroughs we witnessed were wonderful. And the diversity of people attending the course was so fascinating. I have already used some of the questioning techniques with a friend's dilemma and seen how they can help with clarity and allow someone to resolve life's hurdles themselves. For me personally, the course was essentially the step I needed to find my true identity. I highly recommend it to everyone who has a passion for life.
Kat Sloan, Blenheim
This course was absolutely amazing. Before starting I had already done a couple of papers in Counselling so I knew I had some issues that were holding me back. I had the most amazing breakthrough when I came to fully recognise the issue holding me back. The scenario didn't just give me a name - I felt the emotion to the souls of my feet. The course enabled me to give true weight and meaning to the issues holding me back like never before.
I enjoyed the whole course. Best week of my life for a long time - half of it was about being with like minded people who are on the same or similar journeys. Online learning is okay but being with a class of people is something else again and if you get that opportunity I would say take it every time.
...I'm inspired like never before.
Anne Brunton, Morrinsville
Christine was a vibrant facilitator, she kept us on track, was really engaging with a wonderful sense of humour. The days were filled with information, stories, getting to know our fellow class mates. Very much a hands-on course where your bucket is filled and overflowing.
I went on the course with a "let's see where it takes me". After telling my story I received information and over the week, with coaching from fellow coaches, I made decisions that had a positive impact on my future, whereas before I "had ideas and wasn't sure".
I highly recommend this course.
The life coach training was amazing. It was an intensive immersion into life coaching. The other participants were incredible people. And the trainer was top class. I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who wants to positively change their life and explore a career in coaching.
Nicky Eskau, Christchurch
This course is a game changer for sure. I came on Monday totally green - I had no idea what to expect and was more than a little nervous. From the moment we sat down and Christine welcomed us I felt I was in the right place at the right time and with the right people. This course has so much valuable information and Christine delivers this knowledge with passion and the insight of someone of lives what she teaches.
We started coaching each other straight away and it was the best way to focus on what we were learning. Together as a group we unearthed our own passion and commitment to what we were learning and by doing this we formed bonds that will last for a long time.
This course has changed my outlook on so many things. It’s helped the little girl in me believe in herself and for that alone I will be forever grateful.
I can not recommend this training highly enough - I guarantee you it will be a week you will not forget in a hurry! From the bottom of my heart thank you for helping me unearth the treasures I have held within me for all these years.
I have so enjoyed being a part of this week. It has challenged my thinking in many areas and expanded my view of what is possible on both personal and professional levels. Christine's belief in us as transformative coaches created space to step into our role as coaches from day one. This was invaluable as there is nothing better than learning by simply doing! It was fantastic to have such reflective, challenging and inspiring conversation with such a diverse range of like-minded people.
I took the course as a refresher for my own professional development and came away with a profound sense of gratitude for the entire experience and a clear sense of direction going forward.
Thank you Christine for your energy, professionalism, experience and fun. Being a coach is something that applies across the board to any area of life and I doubt you'll regret your choice if you decide to commit to a week of transformation!
The biggest breakthrough for me was that I was already on the right track and was able to now add the Certificate to my qualifications and really start promoting myself as a life coach. I have already designed my new business cards and started today in a coaching session.
Often when completing a course I find that once it's over it's forgotten but I've found myself talking passionately about the training and the things I have learnt. I'm looking forward to taking it further.
I would highly recommend the training. The trainers are so knowledgeable and inspiring. I feel I learned so much and I can't wait to put it into practice.
Claudette Gray, Waipu
Christine and Josh's knowledge, passion and belief set the environment in which I felt safe to explore my past, present and future goals (and fears) with a group of people that were extremely encouraging and supportive. This course is life changing and will positively impact on all areas of your life. It already has for me.
Gary Davey, NZ Police
Interesting and insightful course. With a great deal of 'real' training. I found things out about myself that were holding me back from my full potential (an emotional experience). This has taken hold and I am now putting into practice what I have learned on the course. Enjoyed every day, well worthwhile.
I enjoyed the networking, meeting new people & making connections to people from interesting careers, backgrounds & amazing walks of life. I have grown personally from my mind to that inner sense of who I am & where I belong and what I can plan to do with this inner strength.
It synchronistically coincided with a very deep, energetic rebirth. I could really realized that I don´t need any more knowledge than I already have to help others and receive the abundance in my life.
I felt the course was really wonderful. Josh is a really good teacher and it was quite inspiring to hear his story. There were lots of light bulb moments although I haven't made much progress with setting up my own practice but I will be doing that in the coming weeks.
Turning up to the training to be honest I was nervous but excited. I have always been confident with a big belief in myself. Then I realised my potential to really make a difference by questioning techniques and drilling deeper that's the mike drop moment.
I coached a young lady and after the session the comment was " WOW...I feel so happy and at peace thank you so much" Like minded people willing to be honest and learn from each other was amazing. This has set me on a path to help people archive the achievable.
The feedback from former students said that this course was a life changing experience. I was looking forward to something like that, as I needed a change in my life, but I was not prepared for such a huge impact in my life at such a deep level. Everything that Josh told us resonated within me. I had several breakthrough moments, indicating me the way to go from now. I am trying to find my way through them, but I will definitely use the momentum of the course to make some much needed changes in my life.
Josh was an amazing teacher, transmitting so much enthusiasm, sharing his personal experiences in such an open way, and creating a safe environment for all of us to share personal experiences. What we shared will be treasured for the rest of my life. It made me believe in the goodness of humans. What a ride!
I was a little apprehensive because of the hands-on nature of the training. Although it was full on it was gentle and not intimidating in any way. I also didn't anticipate the network I would gain from the training. Asking questions has never been my strong point and I now feel confident to ask questions - sounds so simple but it has held me back in my personal relationships and most definitely in my business.
The Breakthrough Coaching programme helped me to crystallize my style of coaching, the value I bring to a client's situation and my target market.
I really enjoyed my life coaching course with Josh and fellow participants. Josh creates & facilitates a great relaxed learning environment. Its exciting and life changing. I was blessed to have a few 'lightbulb' moments on the course.
It was an honor and privilege to sit among some of the most amazing people/students, whom all attended this course for various good reasons. We were all looking for something and I found the course very informative to the extend that I am starting my own coaching business 'Coaching business people' I have compiled a business plan and a plan of action to get three major companies in my area to send their managers, supervisors and team leaders for coaching. One company already indicated that they are interested.
Through the course I have gained real clarity, direction and focus for my business. This has given me energy and determination to get the boring jobs out of the way so that I can get into the areas that I am passionate about. It has helped me to refine what I am putting energy into and I now know clearly what my business is.
Thanks Ed and Ruth and Sara. The whole class were truly inspirational and caring people. Christine was truly amazing the class are committed to remain in touch with each other. I was truly impressed with the diversity of the people in the class and the shared commitment to make a difference especially from some of the young ones who are already showing so much compassion and determination to "be the difference". Some of the insights they shared well surpassed their years (my observation, as I think probably the oldest person in the class).
My faith in humanity was restored through each day we joined together. Amazing things were shared from the heart and even though we had some challenging moments this week has given me faith to see a way forward to the world becoming more loving and compassionate. I know those beautiful classmates will be part of that, as they all have such courage and commitment to make a difference.
Thankyou especially to Christine who truly inspired some new life coaches to blossom this week.
Lynley Morton, Palmerston North
I believe this course, the people I attended with, and the trainer have entirely reshaped my life. The connection between everyone was extremely powerful and galvanising. I will never forget it and I didn't want the course to be over.
Carrie-Leigh Luckings, Christchurch
...[on the second day] we were all off on a path of discovery that all students embraced. The remaining 4 days were very powerful and a lot of candid, emotional discussions took place between students. A great week, and I think a lot of people were effected (in a positive way) You cannot help but gain from attending the course!
Phil Newman, Amberley
The whole experience was wonderful with so many on the course having ahha moments. My breakthrough was asking myself more engaging questions when resolving a personal situation.
I found also that I now get very curious about what people say in general conversations. This is also very helpful for my hypnosis business as now I can spend time really engaging the client in problem-solving conversation. A really beneficial course for anyone.
Camille O'Donoghue, Lyttelton
I loved every minute of this course. I learned a lot and even found out things about myself. I think my favourite learning curve was the power of the correct questions. Christine was great! And I've made some friends for life!
Tracy Hartley, Southland
I really enjoyed the group energy created through the hands on coaching sessions through the week. There were several light bulb moments where certain pre-conceived "blockages" released effortlessly through the training as well as the wisdom exchanged by the trainer and colleagues.
I am currently working on my brand and market strategies and networking to professionalize my life coaching experience to the next level. Feel very grateful to have had Christine as our fabulous trainer and to have had the fabulous group that gathered together for the week to create magic 🙂
Zainab Tayyab, Christchurch
I made a conscious decision to attend this course purely for me and my own personal development. I attended on my own and new nobody on the course. Each person was unique and gifted in their own special way.
What blew me away was how I was able to be completely, fully and authentically me and still be accepted for who I was.I had so many breakthrough moments that help me to heal myself from the inside, out. Shifted my own thinking from Blame to Forgiveness and now being able to reframe my conscious mind whilst allowing the unconscious mind to do its thing.. absolutely Loved It!! If you are ready for a breakthrough to transform your self, then this is definitely the course for you!!
Alayna Hokianga, Hastings
From the point of first connection arriving very tentatively for my first day I was made to feel welcome and inclusive, the chosen Tutor Christine was absolutely stunning in her presentation and passion, inside and out, a true beauty of excellence. I came away from the 5 days full of Hope and excitement to what the future has for me and how I have the ability to impact on society.
This was the most inspiring, uplifting, informative and hands on course I have ever come across. From the get go it was safe, inspirational, inspiring, full on, practical, energising and so much fun. For 5 days I went home feeling inspired, energised and so looking forward to the next day. I am so looking forward putting it all into practise and feel confident doing it. Best investment ever for yourself, job wise and for your future.
Janine van Rijk, Auckland
This coaching course wasn't your regular course. It was a journey, a right of passage as a coach. To be able to release all of your own personal baggage before releasing a clients is essential. I had so many moments that made my life make sense. That alone was priceless. I have learned that it is more than ok to be exactly who you are.
Carly Taylor, Auckland
I feel I was incredibly fortunate in that I had a number of moments of clarity during the sessions and as I allowed things to ferment on my journeys home and to the course. It was both revealing on a personal level and on a professional level. It cemented for me my desire to make a difference and allowed me the opportunity to broaden my people base - whom i now feel connected to on a number of different levels and feel I could access their support and knowledge to assist me in my growth and further development.
Claire Stapleton, Auckland
An absolutely life changing week.
Christine is an amazing tutor. She takes the time to answer your questions, but can also ensure we stay on time and track.
Amazing peer support group found and life long friendships made.
Joelene Andrew, Gisborne
This course was everything I hoped for and more. On Monday I went in with low self-confidence and an 18-year issue with my weight, by Wednesday I experienced an amazing breakthrough with my confidence which has given me an incredible sense of freedom to achieve anything I desire. Wednesday night after reflecting back on a group coaching session, I had a huge breakthrough with a limiting belief I had had about my weight, I now know I am ready to release all excess weight that no longer serves me.
Christine is a fabulous coach who explained everything in an easy way to understand and follow.
I am excited to say that I am in the process of starting a Life Coach business after years of struggling to find my life's passion.
Angela Bethell, Morrinsville
I was really excited to start the course once I’d decided I was going to do it. Getting to the point of actually ‘signing up’, pushing the ‘submit’ button and paying for the course took a little longer but I knew it was only my self confidence and self doubt that was holding me back and just pushing that ‘submit’ button was a big deal for me and there were some nerves.
To say that I shouldn’t have been too worried about it is an understatement. From the first moments of walking into the ‘class room’ on that first day I immediately felt relaxed and not only did Josh our tutor make us feel instantly welcome we as a class just ‘clicked’ right away. It was fun, positive and empowering.
Although we were from all different backgrounds and had many different ‘stories’ we were like minded and there to learn and develop our individual strengths and grow in confidence. The biggest break through for me was being able to stand up in front of everyone and give a short presentation. The feedback I got made me feel great and I knew I had finally found my passion.
I am now in the process of setting up my own business in Life Coaching and am excited about my journey moving forward.
Annemarie Thompson, Tauranga
This is an amazing course and the best thing I've done for myself. Being able to connect with myself at a really deep level has been the best thing that's happened. I now understand the deep reasons I do what I do, I felt a huge weight off my shoulders when I was honest with myself. Christine has a real gift to this world and a wonderful coach, the other students created an environment where you can literally be yourself, they're all amazing people too. It certainly was a breakthrough course and with so much positive energy I wish it was longer.
Brown Makatesa, Auckland
I thoroughly enjoyed all of my course and thought Josh was a wonderful tutor, one of the best I have ever come across. Although I was the more mature student I felt at ease with the rest of the class and able to keep up with everything.
Janis Newbould, Katikati
The whole experience really exceeded my expectations. I learnt and discovered so much more than i expected. I didn't realise how blocks in my personal life that may have happened in the past - could be a barrier for the goals I wanted in my future. I was also so inspired by the other people on the course and we have made some really great friends who were all like minded and wanting to create a better future for themselves and others. I am in the midst of creating my coaching business with the knowledge and tools and I am looking forward to see what is ahead.
Denise Lazaroo, Brisbane, Australia
What a fabulous course. I thoroughly enjoyed each aspect of the course, it was easy to follow and challenged me in many ways. I thoroughly enjoyed the stories and appreciated all the examples provided of different coaching scenarios which will help me to put what I have learned into practice. It was lovely to meet so many like minded people and to witness all the transformations and a-ha moments during the week. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to start a coaching practice or expand their knowledge in coaching - it certainly ticked all the boxes for me.
Natali Brown, Auckland
An absolutely amazing week! Words cannot even describe what is was like to be part of this week and meet the amazing people that I did.
Emma Stanley, Invercargill
The NZ Life Coaching course was a truly outstanding week of training and an experience which exceeded all expectations for me personally and I'm sure everyone else who attended would agree wholeheartedly. Two important things I regained above all else from our amazing Tutor Christine Walter's expert Life Coaching were, my self belief and happiness which have been absent for quite a while. I can't thank her enough for that.
Warren Voight, Dunedin
I wasn't exactly sure what I was signing up for in the beginning and was absolutely shocked at the learning and healing I did during the week. The group of people, our trainer, the practise coaching sessions and stories shared by others made my week one of the most life changing weeks I have ever had. I now know I will begin to help change the lives of others.
Jenny Paton-McDonald, Rangiora
I've been on many many courses over the years, especially given that I have a requirement to complete 20 hrs of professional development every year. This course stands out as the best course yet. I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone for personal and professional growth. My life will never be the same after the small and big breakthroughs I had. Amazing group and Christine is an amazing person, coach, and trainer.
Stephanie Giles, Nelson
My experience of the course was incredible. I got all I wanted/needed from the course plus more! It really helped me build my confidence up in my ability to make a change in this world and empower others to find and share their best self with others. I would recommend this course in a heart beat!
My life was so off-track and I needed something to change. I didn't know much about life coaching but it sounded so positive that whatever it was going to be had to be a step in the right direction and it absolutely was life changing.
For me personally I have gained the self belief back that I once had and now working towards a completely different career. It was always my intention to be self-employed again, I just needed self belief back and I have it.
If ever there was a one stop course to change your life then this is it. The compassion and understanding from our tutor and the group was something I had never experienced before. I became a different person in this week. The cost was minimal considering we all left with a fantastic business career that we ready to go. Five days only, unheard of. A must do for everybody.
Tina Johnston, Dunedin
Christine was an excellent presenter; coach; guide. I appreciated her energy, preparation and knowledge willingly shared. Thank you 🙂
Janine Vollebregt, Urenui
Amazing experience, learnt so much about myself and the power of how words create world.
Aiden Broughton, Masterton
The course was wonderful. Christine is an amazing teacher and coach. The people, I met, were all so interesting and wonderful individual human being. I enjoyed every bit of the 5 day training course. I was not sure myself if I would be good enough to become a life-coach that I didn't know what that was about. Through the course, I could reassure of myself and be reconnected to my Being.
All the questions and techniques Christine taught us, first, I was very anxious about them and so couldn't answer. As I used the tools directly to teach and ask to myself before anyone else I could see myself opening a door to the presence. And when I could answer the questions, I could resolve my self-doubt and there was huge relief and I felt joy and peace arose inside me.
From that moment, I knew that I could be just Being when I am engaging with people and give my fullest attention and true Love coming out from the consciousness. I am so glad that the universe gave me this opportunity to find this course. I am still living in peace and joy every day.
Meekyung Ahn, Palmerston North
I have much gratitude to reflect back to you for everyone that allowed me to be accepted on the course.
All the life coaches that sat around me were the perfect people to have in the room over the course of the week.
It has been a week of triumph and challenge, success in both my own personal transformation and learning.
I can now hunt for new opportunities and to create them from my own abundance of personal growth into the future.
With the skills and insight to coaching offered by Christine, I loved the atmosphere right down to the very last second of good byes on Friday.
The course brought me out to shine and I will carry it through into everything I do from here on.
I have a greater appreciation and alignment of self now, it blows me away and I have a new word that describes the journey…
With the other life coaches that sat around me, they are brilliant!
I know many new avenues with more clarity will be created down highways of possibility!
Kelvin Bayley, Christchurch
Christine created a wonderful 5 day journey, which encouraged us to actively move around the class, get to know like minded individuals and to apply some NLP and many coaching techniques. "We plunged right in to a pool of coaching hats". At the same time, we were able to release our inner fears and open up and confront them. At the end of our journey, we all received a gift.... don't wait, just do it, the rest is transformational and life changing.
I believe the point of difference between this course and others I have attended in the past is the hands on approach from day one. We did not simply sat there to be talked to but invited to practice coaching in an encouraging and safe environment with the support of the instructor and other course attendants. This practical aspect made me realise what I do well already and what I need to pay more attention to and work on. I gained great clarity about my capabilities and helped me connect the dots of my knowledge, skills and experiences.
I’m starting to be more confident in how I be me. I never felt judged and I felt the support from the class. The facilitator was amazing as she made it fun for us.
I went to the course not really being sure what I was signing up to, it was done in the middle of the normal family madness. It was more than expected, more than I'd hoped for, totally life changing.....can't thank Christine enough, she knew just how to draw the best out of us.
I can not emphasis enough how truly life changing this course was. Christine has been one of my greatest teachers and for that I am eternally grateful.
I simply thought I was going to get some new coaching tools and a life coaching qualification, but what I gained was SO much more than that.
I've truly been transformed, the course created the space for me to learn so much, not only new techniques and a whole new way of thinking, but it provided a safe space to explore my own identity and understand my core values and not to mention create connections with some amazing like minded individuals.
I never dreamt by day 5 I would be stood in front of my fellow coaching peers, baring my soul, sharing my story and claiming my power back!!! Amazing.
Ed I can't thank you enough for this experience/opportunity, it has expanded me in the most magical way, I'm truly grateful.
Amy Willoughby, Auckland
Christine and all the students' passion, love, knowledge and sharing... has left an imprint on my heart and soul.
This class has been transformation and life changing. Christine is inspiring, informative, knowledgable and can hold the class in a structured manner with a fun "You can do it!" attitude.
Dee Petit, Auckland
This course is life-changing. I have learnt so much about myself and have come away feeling confident, energised and so enthusiastic about my life coaching career.
Georgina Gee, Whitianga
This course delivered far more than expected and passed all expectation. Course content and materials were concise and delivery was clear, powerful and relevant.
Christine's presentation style, humour and depth of knowledge is of an exceptional standard. I have done many courses in the self-development area and throughly recommend this to anyone.
Robert Lees, Kaiapoi
Thank you so much for a wonderful week! I have learnt A LOT, met absolutely wonderful and inspirational people, and got so much more motivation and knowledge...
The positive energy emitted by Christine was amazing - it was felt by all of us! Being amongst wonderfully strong and inspirational people and being given the opportunity and knowledge to practice my skills.
Lana Slyuzberg, Wellington
The course is just amazing. Right from the get go, we were given the confidence needed to start coaching and know that we had the ability to be great coaches. I experienced personal growth right from the first day, understanding that it was completely possible for me to have the life that I really want to live, and now that I am coaching professionally, I continue to grow in myself and have the great pleasure and honour of seeing growth and transformation in others.
Kori Reardon, Christchurch
If you enjoy being challenged and are open to transformation, this course delivers it in spades. I gained an awareness of how my own self limiting beliefs, have been holding me back from achieving my full potential. I learned strategies to change and create beliefs to ensure positive outcomes for myself, both personally and professionally. This is a life changing course, if you are prepared to act and are open to making the change!
Annie Canning, Rotorua
An amazing, knowledgable, passionate trainer. The practical components of the week 'without role-plays'. I loved how real it all was - applying tools/strategies to specific situations.
Thank you for such a powerful learning week. The week was incredible and gave me confidence this is the direction for me.
Danita Frittelli, Auckland
An inspiring course. Time just flew by and I couldn't wait until the next day. The diversity of people's experiences and strengths combined with the experiential learning approach was fun and hugely beneficial. There were plenty of breakthrough moments but I came away with increased confidence and sense of purpose.
Patsy-Ann Street, Christchurch
What a fabulous week! The declaration on Day1 that we are all "amazing life coaches" was so empowering at creating the safety and confidence to experience a breakthrough. Christine is such an amazing role model. It was a privilege to see an experienced life coach in action".
Catherine Connor, Auckland
[The course] took me out of my comfort zone in a comfortable and positive manner and led me to change for the better.
Warwick Harvey, Auckland
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was especially lucky to be with a group that connected. I experienced breakthroughs during the course through the discussions we all participated in as coaches. The whole week was a magic high. Coming away from the course with confidence and a knowledge of my personal abilities will definitely be something I can contribute to anything I do in the future.
The 5-Day Life Coaching training provided by NZ Life Coaching is an amazing starting point for anyone interested in moving into this space for work or fun. The coaches provide a very safe loving environment where all fear from attendants get put to rest and where self development as well as learning new skills is promoted.
You will leave this course with a better/deeper understanding of what a life coach is, and even if you don't become one professionally, the skills you'll pick up will allow to better understand and support yourself and those around you.
Natalia Benquet, Christchurch
The 5 Day Breakthrough Life Coaching course was a great way to bring together other techniques and modalities I have trained in. The practical nature of the course meant that we were actually coaching which was hugely helpful for building confidence and skills. I loved Christine's positive and bubbly energy, and came away feeling much more confident in my abilities and capacity as a coach.
Fantastic course. [The] icing on the cake to my counselling profession.
Gloria Vujcich, Auckland
I did not know what to expect, but I knew there was hope. What I found was me, myself and I and a whole lot of inspiring friends and new whanau. Sharing is caring and what you gave is lifelong gifts. I will honour and respect these with integrity. Kia Ora.
Cecelia Waaka, Rotorua
My heart has been re-ignited; this has been the best thing that I have participated in. I belong, I have found my tribe. Thank you, truly.
Victoria Harrison, Wellsford
The 'hands-on' practical approach... The opportunities to coach and be coached in a meaningful and supportive, safe space... The time allowed to interact and get to know some of the participants on a deep level... Christine's "cornucopia" of knowledge, skills, experiences and inexhaustible patience and energy.
A thoroughly enjoyable training. it well exceeded my expectations. Christine is a first class trainer - insightful, hugely encouraging and "on the button". I shall certainly highly recommend this course.
Brian Johnston, Dunedin
A life changing week, amazing trainer and class mates. A week I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I’m looking forward to being an amazing Life Coach. Thankyou Christine!
Anita Jackson, Victoria, Australia
“I had no expectations on Monday. This course has been life changing, affirming and a joy to be a part of. Thank you Christine”
Emma Kneller, Christchurch
This is an amazing course and I am forever thankful for the mind shift and personal transformation. Amazing facilitator.
Rajeshni Sharma, Auckland
“This awesome course far exceeded my expectations. Fantastic content, energy and pace. I left feeling on top of the world. Highly recommend.”
Kit Hindin, Christchurch
“This is a life-enlightening experience. I have changed myself, intrinsic and extrinsic me. Totally recommend.”
I did find the training enlightening and useful. Even though a lot of the techniques I had been using for some time, it was great to have confirmation and learn of different ways and situations to use them. The five-day intense was very focussing, social, insightful, and useful. Since that time I have been able to develop various programmes for my image clients and been able to help them at a deeper level in many other areas of their lives.
Christine Fromont, Manly
Merryn Dunmill, Christchurch
“It was all empowering course which challenges everyone. Cleverly put together.”
Yvonne Stephens, Westport
I enjoyed the coaching within the group, being trusted from the beginning to coach and be coached in a safe environment. I felt very much I worked through many of my own personal issues and felt amazed [that] I was opening other people's eyes too.
I am still on such a high from this class. Christine is now one of my heroes. How she got me to speak in front of 24 people, I will never know so I know it works. I have made such amazing friends and hop to be changing lives for the better one day soon. THANK YOU! xxx
Jenny Brookes, Auckland
OMG I just truly cannot thank you enough for last week!!! I had the most amazing time and met the most amazing people!!
I am truly grateful for all that you shared with us and it really enabled me to feel my spark again!!! I have been wandering around for some time……looking………searching………
Such an interesting experience when you know you have all the gear to make something beautiful happen, except the key tool is still missing and you don’t even know what that is!!!!
Thank you for all your support... I got my first client yesterday!
Sapphire McGill, Napier
I am just totally "blown off my perch" with how much we covered in such easy style. I truly believe that this course has changed my life for the better, and believe self-doubting, self-sabotaging people need a dose of the wonderful fabulous Christine to get them back on the pathway they need. I've shifted more than one degree - possibly 20 degrees.
By day 4 I could honestly feel I KNOW I have enough skill to make a beginning at something. Before it was a dream - now I am very much a part of the inner walls of that dream. I'm living it.
Such amazing gains this week! Leaps and bounds! Thank you! What a revelation - I am finally free.
[What I enjoyed most about the training course]... The connections made with everyone on the course, the answers I got from just being in the space and from my coaching sessions. AMAZING!
Hollie Mallaburn, Christchurch
You have ignited a spark that I didn't realise had been such a slow burning ember for some time now.... I feel completely energised and motivated now to get on with building my coaching business - and I have your teaching this last week to thank for getting me fired up! I thoroughly enjoyed the training, so much so that I was sad when Friday came and we all said our goodbyes.... I am already working on content for my website, and the process is helping me refine my services and how I want to present myself.
Exploring, networking... stories, understanding, emotion, learning. I am privileged to be part of the stories and values of those who shared in this course.
Helen Johnson, Palmerston North
This is a great course. Profound transformation... exceeds expectations... practical... great days. Will recommend to others!
Maria Kerensiana, Wellington
Christine's teaching is so geared towards us as colleagues and people - not teacher/pupil - positive, entertaining, understandable.
The benefits were to be part of a group of like-minded people whose objective was to help themselves and others, to see the progress being made day by day. The pace and delivery of course material was brisk and lively, the venue light, spacious and airy. It gave me a glimpse of possibilities of myself, and for me it was the beginning of a work in progress which still continues.
I enjoyed this course immensely.
Maria Hegedus, Wellington
I loved Christine and her teaching methods. I enjoyed the atmosphere, the knowledge and the delivery. This course is empowering and confirmed what I knew and taught me what I didn't.
Michelle Chirnside, Dunedin
I want to thank you for an amazing week, it truly changed my life.
You are an incredible good teacher, mentor and life coach, and I’m grateful for all these new skills I have achieved from you during the week.
I know how fond you are of stories so here’s one for you …
There was this young woman who decided she wanted to become a life coach, but as the years passed by she she almost gave up on that dream either it was the time or the price. Then one day she saw this add to become a life coach, she had just enough saving and also the time. There was no excuse this time. She made up her mind and enrolled in this course not really sure what to expect and where it would lead her. During the week she slowly started to change and with that change she lost a bit of her confidence. She went to the teacher explaining her lack of confidence. The teacher then sat down and asked the woman to write down all the qualities she had achieved in life. When the woman had finished, the teacher asked her why she thought she didn’t have anything to offer clients with all those qualities. That was the day the woman transformed and she truly believed that she had what it takes to become a life coach. She graduated the next day and became a confident life coach.
Thank you for your support, kindness and coaching. You are an amazing person.
Please keep me updated with courses as I would like to gain more knowledge.
It’s been several days since the life coaching course and I am still having Aha moments. Gentle and amazing revelations.In doing the hypnotherapy course almost two years ago gaining practical knowledge and understanding of the processes and techniques, I found that the Life coaching coarse adding a more definite and invaluable understanding approach to the drawing out process of the client. I found that the two coarse complimented each other in profound ways.
I also found your coaching style refreshing and fluid. In allowing the process to take care of itself. Your constant reframing everything in the positive, up lifting and allowing us as students to allow our sub-conscious/un-conscious to make its own journey to unravel and unfold to reach our own understanding was truly an art form. To own what and how we reached our understanding of the information and applying it to ourselves and in coaching others by the unfolding and letting go of our own old beliefs was remarkable.
I felt by the beginning of the third day I had got out of my own way and allowed the un-conscious to do its thing and had faith that it would all unfold and found the rest of the coarse open and playful. As a result I feel I got what I came for and much more. I am much better equipped and confident to move forward in the life I have chosen to do.
I highly recommend you as a presenter/coach and the course itself, a must do, not only if one is thinking of being a life coach, “I’m going to put a but here”, but for everyone in business/daily life that works with people to first understand oneself, then others, to get the best out of everyone concerned.
WOW what an amazing week I had and will ever be grateful to myself first for deciding to do the course and to you and your company for having such a great course available to the masses. A life changing experience. It was a pleasure working with you.
Very kind regards
Ed and Christine: you are amazing life coaches and teachers. I learnt so much from you both, thank you!
The course exceeded my expectations. I'll recommend the course to everyone, whether they want to pursue a career in life coaching or not. The course is conducted in a way everyone canrelate and connect to.
The most valuable course ever, best value for your money.
The course exceeded my expectations in terms of achieving and outlining my finest breakthrough moments. The most enjoyable part is the high energy, skill and expertise of the knowledgeable coaches - both Christine and Ed. The entire picture that I have been enjoying is how beautifully the dots are getting connected everyday, and a clearer picture of what is going on emerges. It's all done by a subconscious level.
The best part of the training is that it is subtly, cognitively ingrained inside the mind slowly, and there is no crazy definitions, formulas etc to work with. Everything is practical, one on one, hands on - THE BEST WAY TO LEARN EFFECTIVELY.
This 5 day breakthrough life coaching course is one of the best adult learning experiences I’ve had.
Right from the start the learning environment was positive and uplifting. The strengths based approach fits with the way I prefer to work building on people’s innate talents and abilities.
Ed is an inspirational speaker. We were captivated by his inspirational stories and coaching examples. Christine is an excellent facilitator and a wonderful example of coaching in action.
There was a high level of engagement throughout the five days. From the first morning we were trying out new coaching techniques. We all participated and learned from one another.
We ended the course on a high note and I now feel part of a supportive coaching community.
Director, Inside Out Works and Inside/Out Adventures
This is such a great course I have attended it twice, learning great things with a diverse group of people each time.
By attending this course you will gain great tools and resources including marketing in a fun, almost inadvertent manner.
Ed has a fantastic way of dripping in great information through his excellent level of knowledge and a captivating skill of storytelling.
This is a great course for all people in business as well as anyone who is looking to coach people.
A chrysalis-type process - there will be a transformation.
Christine, Life Coach, Auckland
Training with Ed has given the me the confidence and tools to stand strong in the work that I do and move forward. I was aware that clients could step through the 'food' door on their journey to greater health only to find there are other doors in behind. With the life coaching skills I've learnt this week I feel able to go beyond food and empower people to be the best version of themselves.
Kate Broughton, Lifestyle Coach & Whole Foods Educator
For a long time I felt my potential but I didn’t see it. This life coaching course is like Spring coming after a seemingly long Winter. My buds feel that Spring is here and I can grow and free myself from the enclosure of the bud. I can feel the warmth in me grow and bursting to shine so that others can share this life-changing experience. I stand ready as a new born coach
I came to the course to get more skills in coaching, tools, strategies. I did not expect that will become a much more meaningful and transformational journey on a personal level. It became more about rediscovering what’s really important in my life. This course did help me to breakthrough from self-doubt and disbelief that I am capable of doing things, that I’m worthy. That feels fantastic, I finally can see myself flying and being free.
You have taken me on a new adventure yet again, a new discovery of self, solidifying my belief in the appreciation of life, both on a personal and professional platform.
I chose to come on Ed’s life coaching course from an intuitive place of “This feels like the right thing for me right now”. Not knowing or expecting too much about what was ahead I have found that my inner confidence to be who I am as a person has blossomed and as such the ability to translate this to success both financially and personally has been huge.
Marketing for my business has been another block which has been removed and I feel I finish this week in a space to move forward with clarity and confidence. Many thanks.
Richard Davies, Health and Happiness Coach
I know now that I’ve been on the right track all along. I just didn’t have the right tools or the right perception of value. I do now.
Peter Heays, Lifestyle Coach
The results of attending Ed’s life coaching course over the last 5 days for me have been completely transformational. The teaching, coaching, resources and energy of this course are unique.
Breakthrough Life Coaching has demolished walls that had been previously reinforced with steel, rigid, impenetrable beliefs of doubt, fears, worthiness which previously overwhelmed my ability to be authentically all I can be to succeed and in turn share my success gifts and talents with others, freely and energetically.
Look out world - I’m on my way! Thank you Ed.
Namaste, Glo Ramsey
The course with Ed gifted me with ownership of self. In my mind, there is nothing greater.
Whilst my initial intention was not about self, I leave with the greatest of all gifts!
A part of me wanted/expected to just get told what to do. Which when I’m really honest is so not me at all.
What I found was so much deeper. Through the creative and dynamic energy of the group, led by Ed, we cut straight through the junk and got right to the point… identity.
Without knowing it, my self-doubt just melted away. I was validated and reminded how powerful and potent I am.
To me the value of this course is unquantifiable. Simply put it has brought me home.
To all involved, from the all that I am, thank you! Love and light
Coach Jae B Walford
… as the week progressed,I realized I was with some of the most powerful, gifted and passionate ‘ordinary’ people I’ve had the pleasure to meet.
I leave with the skills, confidence and self-worth to define a new future and a network that is committed to see me succeed.
Thank you so much for the course. I got far more from it than I hoped for.
Your beautiful way of elevating people made it unnecessary for me to feel uneasy... or hope I was as good as etc… I found I could just relax in the knowledge that I was good enough to be my true self.
I felt that all the participants were feeling free to be authentic and a lot of love was generated. You built an atmosphere where creativity flowed and exciting things happened.
You are a master at facilitating this learning environment and sustaining it while teaching techniques and theories that have set us up to coach people in our own true way.
Thank you again.
Being impressed by the credentials of Ed Lester of New Zealand Life Coaching, I applied for one of the limited spots available on his Christchurch course. I have been coached trained and lectured by many top professionals over the last twenty years. Ed coached in a format that was different and exciting which allowed me to discover skills which will hugely assist my clients and others in general. If you are a life coach or have intentions of becoming one then this is an opportunity that should not be missed. I have no hesitation in saying that Ed Lester is among the top life coaches in New Zealand. I can be contacted at.
Life Coach, Christchurch
Ed's Life Coaching course went beyond my expectations. His unique style and delivery made each day not only challenging but fun and enjoyable. What I take away from this training is invaluable and will enhance my talents as a Life Coach forever.
I thoroughly recommend the benefits you will get from this course to anybody, especially those looking for training to work as life coaches.
Future prospective students can expect to be stretched challenged and AMAZED, as they become the exceptional life coaches of the future.
Thanks so much Ed it's an experience I'll never forget.
I was very pleased that it was a small group, regionally organized. Communication was prompt and efficient.
Ed's teaching style although informal allows very effective learning. It is well-researched, based on real experience and also involves learning and sharing skills and experiences with others in the group. I learned REAL life coaching skills.
I have trained with Ed previously so I had no concerns about the course
I heartily recommend this course for anyone genuinely interested in helping others grow and wanting to help the world be a better place.
Life Coach and Hypnotherapist
I started the course very excited, however not quite sure what to expect, with no definite goals in mind, other than believing that the Life Coaching Course would be useful alongside my hypnotherapy skills.
There were a small group of people on the course, which was brilliant for me, as I relate better when there are not great numbers.
I came out at the end of the course, feeling empowered and able to go away planning to start my own practice.
Ed has a very relaxed style of coaching, with rapport, vision and a strong commitment to this personal passion.
I would highly recommend doing any course that Ed offers.
Life Coach, Christchurch
I have recently completed the 5 Day Life Coach Programme.
I found it really beneficial, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths, weaknesses and core values.
The feedback shared between classmates was incredibly insightful. It was quite incredible seeing my classmates also have "Aha" moments, and new unique businesses being born.
I do recommend this course. Its applications and lessons have the ability to take you from A to B and the great news is, it is the point B where you are meant to be in the centre of your own excellence.
Life Coach, Auckland
Many Thanks to Ed and Ruth for creating a beautiful clearing for us all to explore our infinite possibilities.
Ed's compassionate, creative spirit creates a very rich experimental hands on training, which was most enlightening, flowing with wisdom and inspiration, was fantastic.
One of the best things over the week, was being part of the many wonderful insights and breakthroughs that everyone experienced. This was not only exciting but also a real privilege.
Personally when I signed up for the training, I was dragging around tired worn out old limiting beliefs, so I set my sights on believing in myself. Ed gently, in my own time, skillfully walked me through a magnificent technique. Now I freely breathe my true essence, my core.
I highly recommend others to this training with Ed, you will have the time of your life, while you achieve your reasons for being there and abundantly much much more.
Annie Robertson, Christchurch
I just want to say a huge thank you for a wonderful week of Life Coach training. This was life transforming, and a thoroughly enjoyable week too.
With a fantastic group of people and your guidance and help throughout your teaching, enhanced with the humour and honesty throughout the group, it was wonderful.
I know and feel a great shift within myself has happened and will continue to do so.
Much thanks to you Ed and to Ruth for her organising behind the scenes, without which these would not happen.
Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, North Canterbury
I came to attend the Abundance Life Coaching course with Ed coming from a background of over 25 years as a Fitness Instructor/Trainer and I wanted to learn the art and skills of Coaching verses Teaching. In fact I held the belief that for me ... learning to Coach verses Teaching would be my greatest challenge in becoming a Life Coach.
I felt anxious about whether a week long course would be long enough for me to learn... the coaching techniques, tools and the skills that I would need to be able to start putting them into practise as a Life Coach with clients.
I definitely got what I had hoped for from the course...plus so much more.
For me to get the most from any group training situation, I need to be able to ask questions and get answers, I also need a lot of practical learning as opposed to a lecture style.
Ed's style of training fit my needs very well as there were 8 of us trainees in total which meant everyone had their questions answered. Also we were all given a lot of individual attention within the group environment. There was lots of practical learning and that started right from day one and all the way through.
Ed's style of training is unlike any other I've experienced and I found it both refreshing and very effective. I came away from the course feeling very uplifted, positive and self assured.
Remarkably, since the course I find myself easily and naturally using the coaching skills, asking good questions and telling stories as if I've been coaching for years.
Thank you Ed, the week I spent with you and my fellow trainees on your course has made a huge difference in my life and provided me with the belief and skills I need to be an excellent Life Coach.
Life Coach, Auckland
Thanks for a wonderful course last week. I got so much from 'being' a coach.It was an enjoyable and at times challenging week. I certainly feel like I've grown in confidence.
Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, Wellington
Thank you Ed for such a awesome life coaching course. Life changing really. The week was so amazing to work through and come to positive realisation from within. I cleared out my mind cupboard and ready for a new journey. Everyone either for themselves or as a career should do your course. Thank you the experience was life changing.
Thanks so much for the brilliant course a week or so ago.
Last week has been very busy as I am putting together all the necessary pieces of physical infrastructure to get my Life Coaching business ready to fly. That's the hard bit bit - the learnings that I got from that fabulous week was the easy bit. The week flew by and I have taken so much away from the course that I am confident to begin my Life Coaching journey - armed with a vast array of tools and confidence.
You have awakened in me a level of self understanding and intuitiveness that has been mind blowing. I have come away from the course with a quote that my sub conscious created for me - "Knowledge is power - self knowledge is awesome power". I can't wait to use this power to help guide others to whatever their desired outcomes are.