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Providing one to one support for your Professional growth and learning.  Think of me as your 'Thinking partner'.  View the sections above for some ideas of how I can help you further your professional growth.

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

    Proven strategies to get you off the workplace treadmill

    I’ve been working in the Overwhelm, Burnout, Wellbeing, SelfManagement space recently where people have found themselves on a workplace treadmill that is going faster and faster. 

    Here are some of the strategies they have found to be helpful. 

    Strategy 1: Pause and Breathe

    I hear you laughing but hear me out.  When you are running so fast, you are not always aware that you’re about to fall off the back of the treadmill.  The pause and breathe provides you the space to acknowledge that you’re in a bit of trouble and something needs to change. 

    Strategy 2: Reality check

    List absolutely everything that you need to get done in one 24 hrs.  Do it for the week/month whatever works for you.  Listing everything, including tasks and responsibilities outside of work, allows you a realistic view of what you are dealing with.  Often people only list appointments for example while failing to look at the wider tasks required in the day.   Then can’t get everything done because there was never going to be enough time they just hadn’t taken a realistic look. 

    Strategy 3: Add some Fat

    Often people report that they have a plan for the day and then something or someone derails them.  If you have absolutely every moment of your day accounted for and there is no fat for the unexpected then you have not been realistic with managing your time.  Build in at least two 30 mins periods in each day that will allow you to catch up and get back on track.  At the very least, this will provide you with the time to communicate clearly with others, and at worst it’s not needed in which case you can do strategy 1: pause and breathe. 

    Strategy 4: Set realistic expectations (of yourself and others)

    Allocate time to complete a task realistically, allowing for unpredictables to occur.  Communicate your realistic timeframes to others so they are clear on when you can do something, how long it will take, and what tasks you will be completing during that time.  

    Strategy 5: Hold your boundaries

    Do not allow project/task creep.  If you see the opportunity for creep treat it as a new task and repeat strategy 2-4.  This often happens when working in the trades, the tradesperson gets on site and the clients say “while you are here, can you just do XYZ”.  It makes sense, as you are already on site but agreeing to this has consequences that are compounding.

    Strategy 5: Don’t steal from Peter to pay Paul

    This phrase doesn’t seem to be used much anymore but it basically means don’t steal from one task to complete another.  Often this happens when you have not met a previous commitment so you steal from an existing commitment in order to complete – simply passing the problem along. 

    Strategy 6: Communicate

    Take the time to ensure that all stakeholders are up-to-date and you have communicated clearly.  

    Strategy 7: Review and Adjust

    This process requires you to regularly perform all 6 strategies. These strategies work if you follow each one – many others before you, regardless of industry, have shown this to be true.  If it’s not working for you then review (reality check) and adjust.

    If you need some help with any of the above, feel free to contact me.

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