Why coaching works - career development, leadership coaching, executive coaching

Are you a business owner, leader or executive? Do you want to be at the top of your game and know that creating a better world gives you more meaning and a legacy to be proud of?

Imagine waking up each morning feeling energised, fulfilled and excited to take risks. How would that feel knowing you are on track and in alignment with your goals and dreams? 

Have you ever dreamt of giving a Ted Talk or inspiring your team around you to be worthy of success? You may want to explore your strengths at board level though be concerned about navigating through the egos and dynamics which can be emotionally and intellectually challenging. You may be in a new leadership role and want to make smart and effective decisions though are concerned about failing. Have you been thinking of a completely new career or have recently transitioned into a new industry? Perhaps you want to shift either your own or one of your direct reports leadership style. You have a conflict with another member of the executive team or direct report and feel frustrated and exhausted.

I show you how to sculpt yourself into who you are capable of becoming. I empower you to make your mark without fear of failure or sacrifice such as your mental well-being or relationships with people you care about.

I help you uncover your "why" so you stay on purpose and won't quit.


What coaching is not

Coaching isn’t therapy or consulting. I don’t solve your problems, give you advice, fix you or do your work for you. I’m not a guru who may promise answers to complex challenges by super-imposing their own solutions onto your life whether they benefit you or not. I believe gurus can be disempowering.


Who I work with

  • You feel you are ready for support to achieve a goal that seems "impossible" now.
  • You are a high achiever who has a great vision.
  • You have a growth mindset, are inspiring and fun to work with.
  • You want to feel significant again and have a sense of who you can become and what you can create. You know there’s more for you to achieve.
  • You want to be a courageous risk taker and be willing to act in spite of fear. 
  • You understand the balance between EQ and IQ.
  • You want to make a difference and leave your own legacy behind.
  • You understand the power of commitment to yourself.

Who I don’t work with 

  • Constantly complain, blame and shame others then go through life thinking that everything bad that happens to them is someone else’s fault.
  • Are control freaks who do anything it takes to succeed with no morals or ethics.
  • Have a fixed mindset and focus on excuses and reasons for not progressing.
  • Are cynical about having emotional intelligence.
  • Are too complacent in their lives and aren’t willing to work harder and smarter than me to get what they really want.
  • Are afraid to make mistakes and would rather stay stuck.
Elisabeth Steel desert journey in Jaisalmer Elisabeth Steel Photography

Whoever enters the way without a guide will take a hundred years to travel a 2 day journey.



What working together looks like

We work together one-on-one for between 3 months and a year; anything less is not enough to create lasting change. Your coaching package will be highly personalised to your specific goals and desires. Coaching sessions take place across several locations in the heart of Auckland, New Zealand face-to-face via phone or Skype.

  • You bring your desires and I shake up your world with my super powers. You start to dream big again and any doubts or fear fade into the background as you start to see your world differently wondering how you could have possibly been thinking so small and expecting so little of yourself.
  • You bring your reasons and I bring my highly calibrated BS detector. I see what no one else can see and say what no one else is bold enough to say to you.
  • You commit to being deeply authentic and hide nothing from yourself or me. I empower you to believe that who you are is so much more extraordinary than who you pretend to be.
  • You hold yourself accountable and I hold you accountable to making a bigger impact in your world and to uncover your “why”.
  • You will love coaching with me though sometimes hate it. You will always know that there is one person who fully believes in you and who sees you for how powerful you are.

Your investment

You are ready to invest in yourself financially to work with me. Most important is that you are fully prepared to deeply invest in your own time and energy because you now believe that you deserve it and are worth it.

My coaching is not for everyone.
For those who say YES and are a great fit, your life will rapidly transform for the better.
When you are ready, contact me here to request a coaching conversation.

Walk your own path Elisabeth Steel Photography

Why coaching works

Coaching is the most powerful and rapid form of transformation for courageous people who want to create a better world and ultimately leave a legacy behind.