Why am I a Coach?

Over the years I have seen many of my scientist friends struggle with pressure and frustration in the workplace. I see how this creates stress and saps their energy, impacting on their family and their well-being. I know, from my own experience, how this can stop you working at your best, and even derail your career.

What a sad state of affairs! Why should a career you love be so detrimental to your health and well-being? I don’t want others to end up with health problems, because of a lack of support to manage unhealthy levels of stress. I want scientists to be at their best and to thrive in their work.

I wanted to do something about it, so I re-trained as a coach.

Helping analytical minds navigate life’s challenges

Certified Professional and
Personal Coach:


Helping analytical minds navigate life’s challenges

Experienced Research
Scientist and Leader:

  • BSc and MSc (in Zoology), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
  • PhD (Ecology), Lincoln University, New Zealand.
  • Research career in insect ecology and biological control at New Zealand’s forestry research institute, Scion.
  • Team Manager of three different teams at Scion.
  • Selected for an 18-month Leadership Excellence Programme (New Zealand Leadership Institute).