Develop and sharpen your leadership effectiveness

Leadership coaching is for emerging and experienced leaders wanting to develop and sharpen their leadership skills, enhance their interpersonal impact and communication effectiveness, maintain a work-life balance and enhance their personal well-being.

Erik specialises in working with:

  • First-time leaders who feel in over their heads with their new responsibilities and who want to expand their self-awareness and capabilities in order to be an effective leader; and
  • Seasoned leaders who feel challenged by the ever increasing organisational complexity and who want to reflect on and broaden their repertoire so that they can enhance both their leadership effectiveness and sense of fulfilment.

Erik is a trusted partner for leaders at some of New Zealand's leading organisations. Drawing on extensive leadership, development psychology, neuroscience, emotional intelligence, positive psychology and communication experience and expertise he is in tune with the challenges and opportunities of today's leaders.

Erik is renowned for creating an action-orientated coaching environment for self-awareness, broadening of perspectives and insight that inspires, enables and empowers leaders to generate and sustain positive change.

I offer a complementary session to discuss what you want to achieve, how coaching would work for you and to answer any questions you may have. Click the button below to get access to my online schedule so you can instantly book in a time that suits you best!

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" - Marcel Proust
Before starting my sessions with Erik I wasn’t fully convinced that I needed any coaching - nothing was “wrong”. But I’ve learnt that coaching can be extremely valuable even when you’re not in need of help. I walked away from every session with Erik feeling a little lighter and with fresh valuable insight. With clever, thought provoking questions and guidance, Erik has helped me to gain a much deeper understanding of myself and to be comfortable with that. He has been flexible both in terms of the timing of our sessions (duration and scheduling), and also the structure and subject matter - nothing is ever a problem. Erik’s follow up and sharing of material is also much appreciated and has helped me to better digest key learnings from our sessions.
— Participant - Global Woman Breakthrough Leadership Programme

Coaching is highly effective  

A growing body of research demonstrates the significant return on investment of coaching for both organisations and individuals. A study of executive coaching by McGovern et al (2001) identified that coaching is worth almost six times the original investment. And a 2009 ICF global coaching client study concluded that “those who undertake coaching can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals”.

The most telling findings from this ICF study is that 96% of people would repeat the process of coaching given the same circumstances that prompted them seeking a coach in the first place.

The field of Neuroscience provides insights into why coaching is such a powerful process and can be so effective at generating the positive change you are looking for to achieve your important goals. In a nutshell, our brain has a lifelong inherent capability to alter itself and make new connections that enable us to operate and think in new ways. However making new connections takes a lot of energy and encounters a strong opposing force from the brains important function of maintaining the status quo (homeostasis).

In order for us to make these new connections we must put our questions and attention in the right place, for example what success or the desired outcome looks like and focus on the solutions, strategies and new behaviours that will get us there. In other words, where you focus your attention really matters!

Coaching works because this is exactly what it enables, supports and empowers you to do. Taking time out from our hectic lives and busy jobs (often focused on the drama, detail and problems) to quiet our brain, look at things from different perspectives, tap into new thinking and shift our focus onto the future and solutions.

It is truly amazing what your brain is capable of when it is given this opportunity to engage with what your authentic future looks like, the productive habits you want to establish or positive impact you want to have in your professional and personal life.

“Where we choose to put our attention, changes our brain and changes how we see an interact with the world” – Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD (Leading Neuroscientist)
Coaching with Erik has helped me improve my change leadership skills, aided me to communicate with clarity and generally enhanced my performance, both personally and professionally, in a very short time.

Through asking powerful questions and fostering me to surface important insights Erik has helped facilitate me to become more effective, have a positive impact on others and realise my life goals.
— Stephen, Senior Manager

Associate Certified Coach

I am an internationally certified coach through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and abide by their Code of Ethics.

I am engaged in ongoing formal training and supervision to continuously enhance my coaching practice.

associate certified coach