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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

    Truth and Lies

    I came across a fable recently that seemed to resonate.  It goes like this;

    According to a 19th-century legend, the Truth and the Lie meet one day. The Lie says to the Truth: “It’s a marvellous day today”! The Truth looks up to the skies and sighs, for the day was really beautiful. They spend a lot of time together, ultimately arriving beside a well. The Lie tells the Truth: “The water is very nice, let’s take a bath together!”

    The Truth, once again suspicious, tests the water and discovers that it indeed is very nice. They undress and start bathing. Suddenly, the Lie comes out of the water, puts on the clothes of the Truth, and runs away. The furious Truth comes out of the well and runs everywhere to find the Lie and to get her clothes back. The World, seeing the Truth naked, turns its gaze away, with contempt and rage.

    The poor Truth returns to the well and disappears forever, hiding therein its shame. Since then, the Lie travels around the world, dressed as the Truth, satisfying the needs of society, because, the World, in any case, harbours no wish at all to meet the naked Truth.

    Truth and lies make me think of shame and courage.  For truth cannot live without courage and lies are the foundation of shame.

    It takes courage to be truthful.  It involves acknowledging that you feel fear, vulnerability, uncertainty and that you are willing to sit with that emotional exposure in order to have courage, so that you can have truth. 

    Shame, the foundation of lies, is the master emotion.  Our egos are willing to do just about anything to avoid shame.  We are all afraid to talk about shame in fact, often just the word makes us uncomfortable.

    Unfortunately, the less we talk about shame the more control it has over our lives.  The decisions we make, in order to avoid acknowledging shame, go on to define who we become in the world. 

    • Shame is raging at the kids after a hard day at work.
    • Shame is covering up a mistake and getting caught
    • Shame is hiding depression and/or an addiction
    • Shame is feeling unworthy of attention and love or connection and belonging

    As the fable suggests,  society harbours no wish at all to meet the naked truth – for truth can be uncomfortable, ugly and raw. 

    Truth often brings vulnerability, fear, uncertainty and yes, sometimes truth can bring condemnation and consequences. 

    But a lie?  a lie brings shame, the master emotion.  The emotion that erodes and corrupts the very foundation of who we are and what we contribute as people, as a society and as a species.

    Truth or lie?

    Shame or courage?

    We must choose wisely.

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