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Professional supervision and business coach for Nelson NZ

Gina has this wonderful ability to hold you in a safe, non-judgemental space while watching you wriggle and squirm to a place of learning.  She is tough – but I can’t wait for my next session!

-MM Electrician

“I worked with Gina for 6 months, both myself and my team have seen a positive change in the way that we communicate. Gina was able to understand my issues and provide me with the skills to lead change” – MM, Team leader

“Having someone to talk to who could help me reflect on my leadership and plan a way forward with some of the challenges I faced was hugely beneficial. Gina has a very natural ability to help people unravel an issue, break down the core components and then package it back up as a planned course of action.”

“Your approach, understanding and ability to communicate with me is precisely what I have needed. You interpret what I am saying very well and I appreciate your considerate process, I feel almost capable when I am working with you.”

SC- Business Owner

“As a small business owner I have at times lacked support and I really get this from Gina. Gina is extremely passionate in her desire to see me do well and I have feel well supported, both personally and professionally. I know she will help me to create amazing success in both my business and personally.”

SN- Business Owner

“Gina is an engaging speaker and very inspiring. Her workshop content was well researched, specific to the participants and very informative. She is a valued member of any business group.”

– Sarah Holmes, Manager, Nelson Tasman Business Trust

“I really like working with Gina for her enthusiasm, willingness to try new ideas. She holds a special interest in helping small business owners.”

– Business Mentor

“Gina is lovely! So motivational. She’s given me direction and focus and also confidence I’m on the right track.”

– RL Business owner

“Burn-out is something other people experience.  I had no idea that’s what I was going through or how it was affecting my productivity and ultimately my business. Gina was a god send, she got me moving again quickly and together we were able to meet some very significant deadlines”.

– Business owner

“My boss tells me that he can really notice the difference since Gina and I have been working together.  Apparently, my approach is much more ‘considered’.  Personally, I have found the new skills handy in lots of areas, not just work.” 

– Technician / middle management

    Emotions & Communication In The Workplace: Emotional Intelligence

    7 Elements of Trust

    In her book, Rising Strong, Research professor, Brene Brown, teaches an acronym, BRAVING, that she has created for remembering what she defines as the anatomy of trust. These 7 elements that make up trust are as follows;


    1. Boundaries
    2. Reliability
    3. Accountability
    4. Vault.
    5. Integrity
    6. Non-judgment
    7. Generosity.

    Let’s look at each element in more detail.



    You respect my boundaries and when you’re not too sure, you ask. You are willing to hold your own boundaries and to make those boundaries clear to me. You are willing to say ‘no’ and you are willing to accept ‘no’.



    Reliability means that you will do what you said you will do…over and over and over. You cannot earn or gain trust if you do something once, it takes regular and consistent actions. This means being aware of our strengths and limitations so that we don’t take on so much that we come up short and then don’t deliver or our commitments.



    I can only trust you IF… when you make a mistake, you are willing to own it, apologise for it and make amends. I can only trust you IF… when I make a mistake, I am allowed to own it, apologise for it and make amends. No accountability, no trust!



    Being a vault means people can keep their valuables with you and you will keep them safe.

    Being a vault involves not sharing information or experiences that aren’t ours to share. You keep my secrets and the secrets of others. A very key point about building trust is not telling the secrets of others. When you tell another person’s secrets, you are essentially showing me that you can’t be trusted to hold my secrets. 



    Integrity means our actions match our words. According to Dr. Brown, you choose courage over comfort, you choose what is right over what is quick, convenient or easy, and you choose to practice your values and believes rather than simply professing them.



    Non-judgment is refraining from judging either ourself or others. With non-judgment, I can ask for what I need, and you can ask for what you need. We can talk about how we feel without judgment.”



    When applying Generosity you are attempting “to extend the most generous interpretation possible to the intentions, words, and actions of others”. This is assuming the best of others.


    How to cultivate self-trust

    Dr. Brown shares the following 7 questions as a tool for assessing our level of self-trust. I have found this to be a great tool for post reflection after an event and often will highlight some areas which could have been handled differently. This quick checklist alone provides you with a nifty toolkit for going back in (to the conversation).

    B – Did I respect my own boundaries? Was I clear about what’s okay and what’s not okay?
    R – Was I reliable? Did I do what I said I was going to do?
    A – Did I hold myself accountable?
    V – Did I respect the vault and share accordingly?
    I – Did I act from my integrity?
    N – Did I ask for what I needed? Was I nonjudgemental about needing help?
    G – Was I generous towards myself? Was I generous towards others?

    This article was written in acknowledgment of the wisdom, efforts and tireless dedication of brenebrown to her research around vulnerability, trust, and shame. Her decades of work highlight just how powerfully these emotions play a part in effective communication and courageous conversations within all areas of our lives.


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