Testimonials – Paula Mitchell

What some of Paula’s clients have to say about her work…

As Trainer:

Paula is a dynamic Trainer with such an engaging personality and wonderful sense of humour. I also enjoyed our many chats over the training days and really appreciate her genuine care in helping me along my journey.

Bronwyn Harvey – Mum and Community School Developer, Waiheke

Paula brings a wonderful care, ecology and depth of knowledge which she willingly shares during training. She is world class and I will long remember her contributions to my NLP Trainers Training.

James Marris – NLP Trainer, Hamilton

As Coach:

After only 3 sessions with you I feel I have turned my life around!  You have made my life awesome, I am very happy.  After our last session, I was able to talk to my boss…got that pay rise and a brand new vehicle.  Thank you so much!

B Morris, Northland

Working with Paula has helped me recognise the power of my inner dialogue – challenging at times!  I am now focusing on my positive strengths and have reconnected with my intelligent, loving, caring qualities.  Our sessions have been a time of maturing emotional growth for me.

R Tuinier

Working with Paula has been one of my best moves in recent times.  I’m more focused and I manage my emotions and thoughts in more useful ways.  Paula is an extraordinary coach who brings care, respect and compassion to clients whilst ensuring they take responsibility for themselves.

R Anderson, Sales Representative – Auckland

Executive Coaching – Professional Supervision:

Supervision sessions with Paula are thought provoking and raise new insights into how I can perform my job better. Paula is highly effective at positively challenging me and she consistently provides useful frameworks for new, more constructive behaviours; enabling me to achieve better results and grow my leadership skills. Paula is able to effectively assist me to make positive change, solutions are practical, implementable and strategic.

P Joyce, Service Coordinator, S.O.S. Kaipara

I believe coaching is incredibly powerful in supporting personal and professional development, and as a professional coach it is important for me to ‘Walk the Talk’.  Paula is exceptional at what she does and she has been walking beside me in my ‘walk the talk’ journey.  Paula challenges my thinking on how I work with my clients, uncovers any bias or unuseful filters I may be running, and helps me unpick issues when dealing with what is often difficult mediation situations.  She is great at helping me brainstorm and develop my thoughts on training programmes, and indeed when I face challenges in the training room it is incredibly useful to have her available as a sounding board.  She reminds me of my strengths and inner resources, which is one of the key skills in coaching.   Paula is a very valuable, confidential business and professional resource for me and I highly recommend her.

Jean Schoultz, Coach and Trainer, Everest Group


Paula has facilitated our Strategic Planning sessions since 2005. Her planning and presentation is superb. The clearly defined structure of the workshop coupled with her intelligent, thought provoking questions enable us to quickly get a clear picture of what we want for our Organisation. Each year this has enabled us to move forward with a focused, aligned and cohesive direction.

Dianne Fowlie, General Manager, Greenways Trust

We have worked with Paula for a number of years now; she has assisted us with human resources and organisation development. Paula is responsive and adaptive in her approach, and professional in her dealings with us. She uses sound processes for understanding the specific issues of the group and individuals and uses this to define clear objectives, outcomes and appropriate processes to achieve the outcomes. Feedback from staff has always been positive, finding Paula’s delivery style participative and engaging; it is good to know that the assistance Paula provides is valued by our team.

S.O.S Kaipara