our coaching team

MARINA SHEARER
BSc. Psychology
Diploma of Coaching
Master Trainer Australasia
Extended DISC
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Qualifications

Marina studied psychology at the University of Canterbury and received her Diploma of Coaching through the Southern Institute of Technology.   She also holds a qualification in business communication from Trinity College and is a Master Trainer in Australasia for Extended DISC.

Experience

Marina is an entrepreneur, she recently sold an online horticultural business she set up in 2000 with her husband.  She has 15 years experience with NZ Institute of Management as a speaker and is now a facilitator for MHREC (mental health resource and education centre) 

Support

Marina has a strong network of supporters behind her including teachers, nurses and mental health workers, she will draw on her connections with these supporters should the need arise. She also participates in Coaching Supervision for her own professional development.

JO MATHIESON
Commercial Pilot License
Extended DISC Practitioner
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Qualifications

Jo studied at Nelson Aviation College and gained her Commercial Pilot’s licence.

She is currently working towards a Master Trainer qualification for Extended DISC (Behavioural Profiling)

She is also a trained Mentor for the Big Brother Big Sister programme.

Experience

Jo started her working life in Financial Services and has been involved in this industry for 30 years with a key focus on people development.

During this time Jo, along with her business partner established People Power Training Company that provided Leadership and Coaching programs for medium to large-sized businesses across NZ.

Support

Jo has a strong network of business owners,  senior managers, teachers and coaches and she will draw on these connections to further support the development of herself and others when the need arises.

DONNA LUOND
BA English
Diploma of Teaching
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Qualifications

Donna studied English at Massey University and received her Diploma of Teaching through Palmerston North College of Education.

Experience

Donna is an English teacher with over 25 years experience in a variety of schools in New Zealand and overseas. During this time Donna has worked for the Ministry of Education’s website, contracted to NZQA and supported students at distance nationwide. 

Support

Donna has a strong network of teachers and specialists in different areas of education to draw on and further support the development of herself and others when the need arises.

HANNAH MCMANUS
Bachelor of Communication & Media Studies
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Qualifications

Hannah completed a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies majoring in Journalism and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong. She is currently completing a Master of Arts in English Literature via the University of New England, which she will graduate from in December 2020 with a distinction average. Hannah is also a trained ESOL Home Tutor with English Language Partners New Zealand, providing English-language support to former refugees and migrants.

Experience

Hannah’s professional history spans across a range of industries, including legal services, furniture, and tourism, with digital marketing and professional writing as her areas of expertise. She is also a passionate creative writer and has published an original fiction piece in The Australian Times Unearthed Fiction magazine.

Awards

Hannah’s ability to produce high quality scholarship applications has resulted in her personal receipt of two academic scholarships during her tertiary study. Hannah received a $5,000 Work Integrated Learning Scholarship at the Illawarra Mercury in 2012, providing her with newsroom experience and a portfolio of news articles and feature pieces written to a readership of over 65,000 people. She is also a recipient of a Commonwealth Supported Place for her master’s degree, which is a partial subsidy scholarship funded by the Australian Government."

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