Qualifications and Experience

Paula has worked in the human development arena since she experienced first-hand the profound and positive impacts of personal development. Coming across this at a pivotal time in her life, she knew then she had found her passion and new career pathway.

In 2002 NLP became a significant part of that journey. Paula went on to become an internationally certified and experienced NLP Master Practitioner, and NLP Trainer. She is also certified as an mBIT Coach (multiple intelligences – Neuro-science) and Inner World Coach.

With over 15 years of experience as a Coach, Trainer and Consultant, Paula has a wealth of skills in personal and inter-personal communications, learning and development, and strategic oversight.   

She is an experienced Trainer and Facilitator in both the Business and Not for Profit sectors, as well as having first- hand experience in Governance roles. As a lifelong learner, she continues her own learning and development. These learnings blend seamlessly into her coaching and training practices, giving the client or group participants a truly bespoke experience.


Master PractitionerNLP & Business Communications – Certified INLPTA
TrainerNLP – Certified INLPTA
Personal and Business CoachCertified mBIT International Pty Ltd


Neuro Linguistic ProgrammingCommunications Plus, INLPTA
Spiral Dynamics – Values & EvolutionCommunications Plus, Dan Beck
Neuroscience and mBrainingMarvin Oka and Grant Soosalu (mBIT Int)
The Enneagram Personality ModelCommunications Plus
Inner Coach Training – Part I and IIMarvin Oka
Meditation and MindfulnessTara Brach and Jack Canfield
Emotional IntelligenceCommunications Plus – Daniel Goleman
Accelerated LearningVarious
Myers Briggs and DISC Profiling

Executive experience

With a background in public relations, property management and tourism, I am motivated to contribute my skills to these community organisations.

  • New Zealand Association of NLP
    Registration Board Chairperson (2019–current)
  • Baylys Beach Community Centre Trust
    Foundation Board Trustee (2016–current)
  • Greenways Trust
    Supported living and active vocational programmes for adults with intellectual disabilities. The Greenways business model is innovative and highly esteemed in the disability sector (2015–2018)
  • Surf Life Saving Baylys Beach
    Foundation member