What people are saying about us…
I can not emphasis enough how truly life changing this course was. Christine has been one of my greatest teachers and for that I am eternally grateful.
I simply thought I was going to get some new coaching tools and a life coaching qualification, but what I gained was SO much more than that.
I've truly been transformed, the course created the space for me to learn so much, not only new techniques and a whole new way of thinking, but it provided a safe space to explore my own identity and understand my core values and not to mention create connections with some amazing like minded individuals.
I never dreamt by day 5 I would be stood in front of my fellow coaching peers, baring my soul, sharing my story and claiming my power back!!! Amazing.
Ed I can't thank you enough for this experience/opportunity, it has expanded me in the most magical way, I'm truly grateful.
Amy Willoughby, Auckland
Christine and all the students' passion, love, knowledge and sharing... has left an imprint on my heart and soul.
This class has been transformation and life changing. Christine is inspiring, informative, knowledgable and can hold the class in a structured manner with a fun "You can do it!" attitude.
Dee Petit, Auckland
This course is life-changing. I have learnt so much about myself and have come away feeling confident, energised and so enthusiastic about my life coaching career.
Georgina Gee, Whitianga
This course delivered far more than expected and passed all expectation. Course content and materials were concise and delivery was clear, powerful and relevant.
Christine's presentation style, humour and depth of knowledge is of an exceptional standard. I have done many courses in the self-development area and throughly recommend this to anyone.
Robert Lees, Kaiapoi
Thank you so much for a wonderful week! I have learnt A LOT, met absolutely wonderful and inspirational people, and got so much more motivation and knowledge...
The positive energy emitted by Christine was amazing - it was felt by all of us! Being amongst wonderfully strong and inspirational people and being given the opportunity and knowledge to practice my skills.
Lana Slyuzberg, Wellington
The course is just amazing. Right from the get go, we were given the confidence needed to start coaching and know that we had the ability to be great coaches. I experienced personal growth right from the first day, understanding that it was completely possible for me to have the life that I really want to live, and now that I am coaching professionally, I continue to grow in myself and have the great pleasure and honour of seeing growth and transformation in others.
Kori Reardon, Christchurch
If you enjoy being challenged and are open to transformation, this course delivers it in spades. I gained an awareness of how my own self limiting beliefs, have been holding me back from achieving my full potential. I learned strategies to change and create beliefs to ensure positive outcomes for myself, both personally and professionally. This is a life changing course, if you are prepared to act and are open to making the change!
Annie Canning, Rotorua
An amazing, knowledgable, passionate trainer. The practical components of the week 'without role-plays'. I loved how real it all was - applying tools/strategies to specific situations.
Thank you for such a powerful learning week. The week was incredible and gave me confidence this is the direction for me.
Danita Frittelli, Auckland
An inspiring course. Time just flew by and I couldn't wait until the next day. The diversity of people's experiences and strengths combined with the experiential learning approach was fun and hugely beneficial. There were plenty of breakthrough moments but I came away with increased confidence and sense of purpose.
Patsy-Ann Street, Christchurch
What a fabulous week! The declaration on Day1 that we are all "amazing life coaches" was so empowering at creating the safety and confidence to experience a breakthrough. Christine is such an amazing role model. It was a privilege to see an experienced life coach in action".
Catherine Connor, Auckland
[The course] took me out of my comfort zone in a comfortable and positive manner and led me to change for the better.
Warwick Harvey, Auckland
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was especially lucky to be with a group that connected. I experienced breakthroughs during the course through the discussions we all participated in as coaches. The whole week was a magic high. Coming away from the course with confidence and a knowledge of my personal abilities will definitely be something I can contribute to anything I do in the future.
The 5-Day Life Coaching training provided by NZ Life Coaching is an amazing starting point for anyone interested in moving into this space for work or fun. The coaches provide a very safe loving environment where all fear from attendants get put to rest and where self development as well as learning new skills is promoted.
You will leave this course with a better/deeper understanding of what a life coach is, and even if you don't become one professionally, the skills you'll pick up will allow to better understand and support yourself and those around you.
Natalia Benquet, Christchurch
The 5 Day Breakthrough Life Coaching course was a great way to bring together other techniques and modalities I have trained in. The practical nature of the course meant that we were actually coaching which was hugely helpful for building confidence and skills. I loved Christine's positive and bubbly energy, and came away feeling much more confident in my abilities and capacity as a coach.
Fantastic course. [The] icing on the cake to my counselling profession.
Gloria Vujcich, Auckland
I did not know what to expect, but I knew there was hope. What I found was me, myself and I and a whole lot of inspiring friends and new whanau. Sharing is caring and what you gave is lifelong gifts. I will honour and respect these with integrity. Kia Ora.
Cecelia Waaka, Rotorua
My heart has been re-ignited; this has been the best thing that I have participated in. I belong, I have found my tribe. Thank you, truly.
Victoria Harrison, Wellsford
The 'hands-on' practical approach... The opportunities to coach and be coached in a meaningful and supportive, safe space... The time allowed to interact and get to know some of the participants on a deep level... Christine's "cornucopia" of knowledge, skills, experiences and inexhaustible patience and energy.
A thoroughly enjoyable training. it well exceeded my expectations. Christine is a first class trainer - insightful, hugely encouraging and "on the button". I shall certainly highly recommend this course.
Brian Johnston, Dunedin
A life changing week, amazing trainer and class mates. A week I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I’m looking forward to being an amazing Life Coach. Thankyou Christine!
Anita Jackson, Victoria, Australia
“I had no expectations on Monday. This course has been life changing, affirming and a joy to be a part of. Thank you Christine”
Emma Kneller, Christchurch
This is an amazing course and I am forever thankful for the mind shift and personal transformation. Amazing facilitator.
Rajeshni Sharma, Auckland
“This awesome course far exceeded my expectations. Fantastic content, energy and pace. I left feeling on top of the world. Highly recommend.”
Kit Hindin, Christchurch
“This is a life-enlightening experience. I have changed myself, intrinsic and extrinsic me. Totally recommend.”
I did find the training enlightening and useful. Even though a lot of the techniques I had been using for some time, it was great to have confirmation and learn of different ways and situations to use them. The five-day intense was very focussing, social, insightful, and useful. Since that time I have been able to develop various programmes for my image clients and been able to help them at a deeper level in many other areas of their lives.
Christine Fromont, Manly
Merryn Dunmill, Christchurch
“It was all empowering course which challenges everyone. Cleverly put together.”
Yvonne Stephens, Westport
I enjoyed the coaching within the group, being trusted from the beginning to coach and be coached in a safe environment. I felt very much I worked through many of my own personal issues and felt amazed [that] I was opening other people's eyes too.
I am still on such a high from this class. Christine is now one of my heroes. How she got me to speak in front of 24 people, I will never know so I know it works. I have made such amazing friends and hop to be changing lives for the better one day soon. THANK YOU! xxx
Jenny Brookes, Auckland
OMG I just truly cannot thank you enough for last week!!! I had the most amazing time and met the most amazing people!!
I am truly grateful for all that you shared with us and it really enabled me to feel my spark again!!! I have been wandering around for some time……looking………searching………
Such an interesting experience when you know you have all the gear to make something beautiful happen, except the key tool is still missing and you don’t even know what that is!!!!
Thank you for all your support... I got my first client yesterday!
Sapphire McGill, Napier
I am just totally "blown off my perch" with how much we covered in such easy style. I truly believe that this course has changed my life for the better, and believe self-doubting, self-sabotaging people need a dose of the wonderful fabulous Christine to get them back on the pathway they need. I've shifted more than one degree - possibly 20 degrees.
By day 4 I could honestly feel I KNOW I have enough skill to make a beginning at something. Before it was a dream - now I am very much a part of the inner walls of that dream. I'm living it.
Such amazing gains this week! Leaps and bounds! Thank you! What a revelation - I am finally free.
[What I enjoyed most about the training course]... The connections made with everyone on the course, the answers I got from just being in the space and from my coaching sessions. AMAZING!
Hollie Mallaburn, Christchurch
You have ignited a spark that I didn't realise had been such a slow burning ember for some time now.... I feel completely energised and motivated now to get on with building my coaching business - and I have your teaching this last week to thank for getting me fired up! I thoroughly enjoyed the training, so much so that I was sad when Friday came and we all said our goodbyes.... I am already working on content for my website, and the process is helping me refine my services and how I want to present myself.
Exploring, networking... stories, understanding, emotion, learning. I am privileged to be part of the stories and values of those who shared in this course.
Helen Johnson, Palmerston North
This is a great course. Profound transformation... exceeds expectations... practical... great days. Will recommend to others!
Maria Kerensiana, Wellington
Christine's teaching is so geared towards us as colleagues and people - not teacher/pupil - positive, entertaining, understandable.
The benefits were to be part of a group of like-minded people whose objective was to help themselves and others, to see the progress being made day by day. The pace and delivery of course material was brisk and lively, the venue light, spacious and airy. It gave me a glimpse of possibilities of myself, and for me it was the beginning of a work in progress which still continues.
I enjoyed this course immensely.
Maria Hegedus, Wellington
I loved Christine and her teaching methods. I enjoyed the atmosphere, the knowledge and the delivery. This course is empowering and confirmed what I knew and taught me what I didn't.
Michelle Chirnside, Dunedin
I want to thank you for an amazing week, it truly changed my life.
You are an incredible good teacher, mentor and life coach, and I’m grateful for all these new skills I have achieved from you during the week.
I know how fond you are of stories so here’s one for you …
There was this young woman who decided she wanted to become a life coach, but as the years passed by she she almost gave up on that dream either it was the time or the price. Then one day she saw this add to become a life coach, she had just enough saving and also the time. There was no excuse this time. She made up her mind and enrolled in this course not really sure what to expect and where it would lead her. During the week she slowly started to change and with that change she lost a bit of her confidence. She went to the teacher explaining her lack of confidence. The teacher then sat down and asked the woman to write down all the qualities she had achieved in life. When the woman had finished, the teacher asked her why she thought she didn’t have anything to offer clients with all those qualities. That was the day the woman transformed and she truly believed that she had what it takes to become a life coach. She graduated the next day and became a confident life coach.
Thank you for your support, kindness and coaching. You are an amazing person.
Please keep me updated with courses as I would like to gain more knowledge.
It’s been several days since the life coaching course and I am still having Aha moments. Gentle and amazing revelations.In doing the hypnotherapy course almost two years ago gaining practical knowledge and understanding of the processes and techniques, I found that the Life coaching coarse adding a more definite and invaluable understanding approach to the drawing out process of the client. I found that the two coarse complimented each other in profound ways.
I also found your coaching style refreshing and fluid. In allowing the process to take care of itself. Your constant reframing everything in the positive, up lifting and allowing us as students to allow our sub-conscious/un-conscious to make its own journey to unravel and unfold to reach our own understanding was truly an art form. To own what and how we reached our understanding of the information and applying it to ourselves and in coaching others by the unfolding and letting go of our own old beliefs was remarkable.
I felt by the beginning of the third day I had got out of my own way and allowed the un-conscious to do its thing and had faith that it would all unfold and found the rest of the coarse open and playful. As a result I feel I got what I came for and much more. I am much better equipped and confident to move forward in the life I have chosen to do.
I highly recommend you as a presenter/coach and the course itself, a must do, not only if one is thinking of being a life coach, “I’m going to put a but here”, but for everyone in business/daily life that works with people to first understand oneself, then others, to get the best out of everyone concerned.
WOW what an amazing week I had and will ever be grateful to myself first for deciding to do the course and to you and your company for having such a great course available to the masses. A life changing experience. It was a pleasure working with you.
Very kind regards
Ed and Christine: you are amazing life coaches and teachers. I learnt so much from you both, thank you!
The course exceeded my expectations. I'll recommend the course to everyone, whether they want to pursue a career in life coaching or not. The course is conducted in a way everyone canrelate and connect to.
The most valuable course ever, best value for your money.
The course exceeded my expectations in terms of achieving and outlining my finest breakthrough moments. The most enjoyable part is the high energy, skill and expertise of the knowledgeable coaches - both Christine and Ed. The entire picture that I have been enjoying is how beautifully the dots are getting connected everyday, and a clearer picture of what is going on emerges. It's all done by a subconscious level.
The best part of the training is that it is subtly, cognitively ingrained inside the mind slowly, and there is no crazy definitions, formulas etc to work with. Everything is practical, one on one, hands on - THE BEST WAY TO LEARN EFFECTIVELY.
This 5 day breakthrough life coaching course is one of the best adult learning experiences I’ve had.
Right from the start the learning environment was positive and uplifting. The strengths based approach fits with the way I prefer to work building on people’s innate talents and abilities.
Ed is an inspirational speaker. We were captivated by his inspirational stories and coaching examples. Christine is an excellent facilitator and a wonderful example of coaching in action.
There was a high level of engagement throughout the five days. From the first morning we were trying out new coaching techniques. We all participated and learned from one another.
We ended the course on a high note and I now feel part of a supportive coaching community.
This is such a great course I have attended it twice, learning great things with a diverse group of people each time.
By attending this course you will gain great tools and resources including marketing in a fun, almost inadvertent manner.
Ed has a fantastic way of dripping in great information through his excellent level of knowledge and a captivating skill of storytelling.
This is a great course for all people in business as well as anyone who is looking to coach people.
A chrysalis-type process - there will be a transformation.
Christine, Life Coach, Auckland
Training with Ed has given the me the confidence and tools to stand strong in the work that I do and move forward. I was aware that clients could step through the 'food' door on their journey to greater health only to find there are other doors in behind. With the life coaching skills I've learnt this week I feel able to go beyond food and empower people to be the best version of themselves.
Kate Broughton, Lifestyle Coach & Whole Foods Educator
For a long time I felt my potential but I didn’t see it. This life coaching course is like Spring coming after a seemingly long Winter. My buds feel that Spring is here and I can grow and free myself from the enclosure of the bud. I can feel the warmth in me grow and bursting to shine so that others can share this life-changing experience. I stand ready as a new born coach
There’s nothing missing in me or my life which means I’m free to be awesome.
Rebecca Cragnolini, Life Coach
I came to the course to get more skills in coaching, tools, strategies. I did not expect that will become a much more meaningful and transformational journey on a personal level. It became more about rediscovering what’s really important in my life. This course did help me to breakthrough from self-doubt and disbelief that I am capable of doing things, that I’m worthy. That feels fantastic, I finally can see myself flying and being free.
You have taken me on a new adventure yet again, a new discovery of self, solidifying my belief in the appreciation of life, both on a personal and professional platform.
I chose to come on Ed’s life coaching course from an intuitive place of “This feels like the right thing for me right now”. Not knowing or expecting too much about what was ahead I have found that my inner confidence to be who I am as a person has blossomed and as such the ability to translate this to success both financially and personally has been huge.
Marketing for my business has been another block which has been removed and I feel I finish this week in a space to move forward with clarity and confidence. Many thanks.
Richard Davies, Health and Happiness Coach
I know now that I’ve been on the right track all along. I just didn’t have the right tools or the right perception of value. I do now.
Peter Heays, Lifestyle Coach
The results of attending Ed’s life coaching course over the last 5 days for me have been completely transformational. The teaching, coaching, resources and energy of this course are unique.
Breakthrough Life Coaching has demolished walls that had been previously reinforced with steel, rigid, impenetrable beliefs of doubt, fears, worthiness which previously overwhelmed my ability to be authentically all I can be to succeed and in turn share my success gifts and talents with others, freely and energetically.
Look out world - I’m on my way! Thank you Ed.
Namaste, Glo Ramsey
The course with Ed gifted me with ownership of self. In my mind, there is nothing greater.
Whilst my initial intention was not about self, I leave with the greatest of all gifts!
A part of me wanted/expected to just get told what to do. Which when I’m really honest is so not me at all.
What I found was so much deeper. Through the creative and dynamic energy of the group, led by Ed, we cut straight through the junk and got right to the point… identity.
Without knowing it, my self-doubt just melted away. I was validated and reminded how powerful and potent I am.
To me the value of this course is unquantifiable. Simply put it has brought me home.
To all involved, from the all that I am, thank you! Love and light
Coach Jae B Walford
… as the week progressed,I realized I was with some of the most powerful, gifted and passionate ‘ordinary’ people I’ve had the pleasure to meet.
I leave with the skills, confidence and self-worth to define a new future and a network that is committed to see me succeed.
Thank you so much for the course. I got far more from it than I hoped for.
Your beautiful way of elevating people made it unnecessary for me to feel uneasy... or hope I was as good as etc… I found I could just relax in the knowledge that I was good enough to be my true self.
I felt that all the participants were feeling free to be authentic and a lot of love was generated. You built an atmosphere where creativity flowed and exciting things happened.
You are a master at facilitating this learning environment and sustaining it while teaching techniques and theories that have set us up to coach people in our own true way.
Thank you again.
Being impressed by the credentials of Ed Lester of New Zealand Life Coaching, I applied for one of the limited spots available on his Christchurch course. I have been coached trained and lectured by many top professionals over the last twenty years. Ed coached in a format that was different and exciting which allowed me to discover skills which will hugely assist my clients and others in general. If you are a life coach or have intentions of becoming one then this is an opportunity that should not be missed. I have no hesitation in saying that Ed Lester is among the top life coaches in New Zealand. I can be contacted at.
Life Coach, Christchurch
Ed's Life Coaching course went beyond my expectations. His unique style and delivery made each day not only challenging but fun and enjoyable. What I take away from this training is invaluable and will enhance my talents as a Life Coach forever.
I thoroughly recommend the benefits you will get from this course to anybody, especially those looking for training to work as life coaches.
Future prospective students can expect to be stretched challenged and AMAZED, as they become the exceptional life coaches of the future.
Thanks so much Ed it's an experience I'll never forget.
I was very pleased that it was a small group, regionally organized. Communication was prompt and efficient.
Ed's teaching style although informal allows very effective learning. It is well-researched, based on real experience and also involves learning and sharing skills and experiences with others in the group. I learned REAL life coaching skills.
I have trained with Ed previously so I had no concerns about the course
I heartily recommend this course for anyone genuinely interested in helping others grow and wanting to help the world be a better place.
Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, Whangarei
I started the course very excited, however not quite sure what to expect, with no definite goals in mind, other than believing that the Life Coaching Course would be useful alongside my hypnotherapy skills.
There were a small group of people on the course, which was brilliant for me, as I relate better when there are not great numbers.
I came out at the end of the course, feeling empowered and able to go away planning to start my own practice.
Ed has a very relaxed style of coaching, with rapport, vision and a strong commitment to this personal passion.
I would highly recommend doing any course that Ed offers.
Life Coach, Christchurch
I have recently completed the 5 Day Life Coach Programme.
I found it really beneficial, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths, weaknesses and core values.
The feedback shared between classmates was incredibly insightful. It was quite incredible seeing my classmates also have "Aha" moments, and new unique businesses being born.
I do recommend this course. Its applications and lessons have the ability to take you from A to B and the great news is, it is the point B where you are meant to be in the centre of your own excellence.
Life Coach, Auckland
Many Thanks to Ed and Ruth for creating a beautiful clearing for us all to explore our infinite possibilities.
Ed's compassionate, creative spirit creates a very rich experimental hands on training, which was most enlightening, flowing with wisdom and inspiration, was fantastic.
One of the best things over the week, was being part of the many wonderful insights and breakthroughs that everyone experienced. This was not only exciting but also a real privilege.
Personally when I signed up for the training, I was dragging around tired worn out old limiting beliefs, so I set my sights on believing in myself. Ed gently, in my own time, skillfully walked me through a magnificent technique. Now I freely breathe my true essence, my core.
I highly recommend others to this training with Ed, you will have the time of your life, while you achieve your reasons for being there and abundantly much much more.
Life Coach, Christchurch
I just want to say a huge thank you for a wonderful week of Life Coach training. This was life transforming, and a thoroughly enjoyable week too.
With a fantastic group of people and your guidance and help throughout your teaching, enhanced with the humour and honesty throughout the group, it was wonderful.
I know and feel a great shift within myself has happened and will continue to do so.
Much thanks to you Ed and to Ruth for her organising behind the scenes, without which these would not happen.
Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, North Canterbury
I came to attend the Abundance Life Coaching course with Ed coming from a background of over 25 years as a Fitness Instructor/Trainer and I wanted to learn the art and skills of Coaching verses Teaching. In fact I held the belief that for me ... learning to Coach verses Teaching would be my greatest challenge in becoming a Life Coach.
I felt anxious about whether a week long course would be long enough for me to learn... the coaching techniques, tools and the skills that I would need to be able to start putting them into practise as a Life Coach with clients.
I definitely got what I had hoped for from the course...plus so much more.
For me to get the most from any group training situation, I need to be able to ask questions and get answers, I also need a lot of practical learning as opposed to a lecture style.
Ed's style of training fit my needs very well as there were 8 of us trainees in total which meant everyone had their questions answered. Also we were all given a lot of individual attention within the group environment. There was lots of practical learning and that started right from day one and all the way through.
Ed's style of training is unlike any other I've experienced and I found it both refreshing and very effective. I came away from the course feeling very uplifted, positive and self assured.
Remarkably, since the course I find myself easily and naturally using the coaching skills, asking good questions and telling stories as if I've been coaching for years.
Thank you Ed, the week I spent with you and my fellow trainees on your course has made a huge difference in my life and provided me with the belief and skills I need to be an excellent Life Coach.
Life Coach, Auckland
Thanks for a wonderful course last week. I got so much from 'being' a coach.It was an enjoyable and at times challenging week. I certainly feel like I've grown in confidence.
Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, Wellington
Thank you Ed for such a awesome life coaching course. Life changing really. The week was so amazing to work through and come to positive realisation from within. I cleared out my mind cupboard and ready for a new journey. Everyone either for themselves or as a career should do your course. Thank you the experience was life changing.
Thanks so much for the brilliant course a week or so ago.
Last week has been very busy as I am putting together all the necessary pieces of physical infrastructure to get my Life Coaching business ready to fly. That's the hard bit bit - the learnings that I got from that fabulous week was the easy bit. The week flew by and I have taken so much away from the course that I am confident to begin my Life Coaching journey - armed with a vast array of tools and confidence.
You have awakened in me a level of self understanding and intuitiveness that has been mind blowing. I have come away from the course with a quote that my sub conscious created for me - "Knowledge is power - self knowledge is awesome power". I can't wait to use this power to help guide others to whatever their desired outcomes are.