About Claire

MY APPROACH

I bring a coaching model drawn from Aotearoa/New Zealand, and from  other cultures and belief systems that have particular relevance in today’s multi-cultural society.

I believe in creating a legacy for the future through our actions and how we serve others: it may be in creating a home life that supports and nurtures us and our whānau/families, or in building careers and businesses that flourish and provide  fulfilment or a strong sense of purpose, and financial or other security for ourselves and generations to come.

MY WORK EXPERIENCE

Check out my LinkedIn profile here.

Currently, as well as running my own Business and Life Coaching Practice, I am the Coach/Consultant in Otago and Southland for Career Partners International which  involves coaching executives from many different organisations, and facilitating leadership, teamwork, career transition, retirement, and small business startup workshops around the region.  I am the Chair of the Otago/Southland Māori Business Network KUMA (Te Kupeka Umaka Māori ki Araiteuru), and one of three in the Governance Group for Audacious, the student startup programme at Otago University and Polytechnic.  I am passionate about supporting particularly Māori women into sustainable businesses and careers.

COACHING SKILLS AND QUALITIES

These varied roles have polished the knowledge and experiences essential to being an effective, highly skilled coach.

I appreciate and understand the layers of complexity in organisations and the expectations on people at all levels of management. This is a major asset when working through professional, personal and career coaching challenges with my clients, and facilitating leadership and team building sessions.

My career experiences have honed the qualities necessary for masterful coaching: empathy, intuition, respect, and enhanced self awareness.

COACH EDUCATION

A Life or Executive Coach with coach specific training is important in this industry.  It is a professional and ethical value of mine to give my clients the best support possible from my training in evidence-based coaching practices and  supervised clinics.  I have a Transformational Life Coaching Diploma from Australia’s internationally renowned Nature Care College in Sydney. This Diploma incorporated Holistic Counselling and Transpersonal Psychology.

I had intensive training in ritual and ceremony, spiritual emergency and emergence, and transpersonal counselling before taking part in a Vision Quest (a Native American Indian process of spiritual, mental and physical growth and connection with the transcendent).

I continue with my own personal, spiritual, and professional development through ongoing study with coaching organisations, and connection, collaboration, and sharing of resources with other professionals locally and internationally.

You can get in touch with me via the contact page.

Claire Porima, Director & Principal Coach

My mission is to make a measureable difference in people’s lives.

WHO AM I?

Nei te uri o Tainui.

Ko Pirongia te maunga, ko Waipa te awa, ko Ngāti Hikairo te hapū.

Mine has been a journey of weaving different perspectives and world views into the fabric of my life.  I trace my ancestry to the Tainui waka.  My ancestors lived in the area around Kawhia, near the mountain called Pirongia, close to the Waipa river.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA Hons (Otago)
  • Diploma Transformational Life Coaching; Certificate Holistic Counselling (Nature Care College, Sydney)
  • Certificate Conflict Management Coaching (CINERGY™)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • ICF Australasia (NSW branch)
  • LEADR NZ (Association of Dispute Resolvers)
  • Chair, Te Kupeka Umaka Māori ki Araiteuru, KUMA, Māori Business Network
  • Ethical Behaviour Network, University of Otago, NZ
Claire Porima Coaching.