Welcome to my world; I get you from where you are now to where you want to be in the future. My name is Esther. My speciality is overall wellbeing, self-management, and mindfulness to find new meaning for a happier lifestyle. I am passionate about creating a happier world one person at a time.

My journey towards changing my lifestyle to a more resilient one started with discovering what matters to me, my strengths and interests that drive me every day. We all meet challenges throughout our life that make us feel fragile, vulnerable which often lead us in a new direction. I am no exception.

Throughout the years I have lived through obstacles and challenges like everyone else. I know what it is like to start again in a foreign country, be made redundant, without work, live from pay to pay, lose loved ones, and overcome bowel cancer. I have come out the other side a more healthy, happy and more hopeful individual ready to take on the world.

My biggest adventure was when the family moved to New Zealand. Our transport was a passenger liner which underwent new management while we were onboard. The boat was overcrowded and took us to Australia and onto New Zealand by plane.

A year without schooling saw me entering a new school in a new country which was daunting. People spoke with a different accent. Adjusting to a new life in a new country was not easy for me and was evident in my grades. I left school without qualifications and worked several different jobs before returning for a year as an adult student. Much later I completed a Bachelor of Social Practice Degree for social work and spent four years working in the mental health field. During these times I travelled and lived in several Auckland locations seeing the sights and meeting people. Auckland was becoming more diverse in population. The beaches, cultures, and lifestyles of others was a vast wonder of new experiences for me as a young working adult.

During these times I was made redundant, suffered a car accident in which my car was a right off, was assaulted by an intruder who stole my car, my parents and sister returned to England. Several years later they returned to New Zealand. My father passed away and I fell into a full-time carer role to my mother which lasted seven years. My then life began to take a turn for the worse as I could not find a social work position even with accreditation. After a year of searching I decided to reassess my goals, passions and interests. I asked myself what is my true calling in this life time. What did I want to accomplish and what is my passion. 

My life took a turn for the better when Covid 19 reached our shores plunging the country into lockdown. I took a leap of faith in my ability to adapt and change to the present circumstances by enrolling in the NZIBS Life Coaching course.

As we move into a new digital, scientific age many are feeling vulnerable, isolated, and threatened by the changes taking place in our community and work-place environments. The new reality unfolding before us is unknown territory. Sometimes we need a helping hand to navigate our way through and guide us in the right direction. Someone who makes us feel worthy and empowered to take that first step from our comfort zone where we can expand our horizon.

When we consider who we are and decide where we want to be, life becomes a place of joy, satisfaction and less troublesome. I can help you to focus on what really matters to you and to less ruminate on what is not going well in your life today or in the past. I am that someone you can approach who will listen, hear, and understand you- my agenda is your agenda. When you look inwards into yourself, acknowledge your strengths and build on them to confront your fears life shifts the mountains that have held you back. I can motivate you to initiate healthy life choices and celebrate your successes that will sustain you a lifetime. I am your ally towards learning and fulfilment in a sustainable lifestyle. I can help you create the lifestyle you want through the process of wellbeing coaching.

ESTHER HARRISON

Graduate of the Life Coaching course.

Do you like guiding people?

Do you have life experience? Are you a good communicator? Use your skills and experiences to become a paid professional, and the real satisfaction comes from helping people.