Coach Profile

Coach Profile

Meet Cheryl Bowie 

Meet Cheryl Bowie 

Cheryl has been a senior leader and consultant for many of NZ's blue chip organisations, including Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development, NZTE, Manukau Institute of Technology, NZ Post and TelstraClear and has worked in a wide range of sectors. A consulting career highlight was
establishing Auckland Transition Agency’s project office - the organisation charged with creating Auckland Council.

Cheryl is passionate about the human side of change management supporting clients to find alignment between their personal and professional lives. She helps clients understand their barriers and inner workings to allow them and their employers realise their full potential and “bring their whole selves” to work. Her passion for neuroscience, narrative/story, emotional literacy and
mindfulness supports deep reflection and change.

Cheryl Bowie

Director and Executive Coach

Cheryl is passionate about the human side of change management and supports clients to find alignment between their personal and professional lives. She facilitates understanding of barriers and inner workings to allow clients and their employers to realise their full potential and “bring their whole selves” to work.

She also works with professionals in transition enabling a deeper understanding of value drivers and motivations to assist with future career planning. At an organisational level, Cheryl works strategically to curate “employee experiences” that maximise workforce investment and deliver increased engagement via development and coaching solutions such as Leader as Coaches programs. She is also a qualified assessor in profiling tools used by many companies and individuals used to grow leadership capability.

As a passionate advocate for both young people and women in business, Cheryl actively mentors several young women starting out in their careers.

Summary of Roles

Summary of Executive & Governance Roles

  • Institute of Managers & Leaders - Associate (2021 - present)
  • Centre for Vision & Leadership (CVL) - Associate coach (2019 - present)
  • Winsborough Ltd – Associate (2017 – present)
  • Blacksmith – Associate (2019 – 2022)
  • The Kindness Institute – Trustee (2018 – 2019)
  • Vision On Consulting – Director (2010 – 2019)
  • Inspired Learning – Jolt coach (2016 - 2018)
  • Kerridge & Partners – Associate (2016 - 2017)
  • GymSports NZ – Director (2013 – 2017)
  • Professionelle Foundation – Trustee (2012 – 2014)
  • VisionOn Consulting - Director & consultant (2010 - 2018)

Qualifications, Certification & Affiliations

Qualifications, Certification & Affiliations

  • International Coach Federation
    Associate Certified Coach & Member (current)
  • mBIT International
    Professional Certified mBIT Coach (2019)
  • Dr David Drake Narrative Coach
    Enhanced Practitioner (2018)
  • Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centred Coaching
    Certified Stakeholder Centred Coach (2017)
    Global Leaders of the Future 360 Assessment
    Certification (2017)
  • Hogan Assessment Systems
    – Hogan Personality Assessment Certification (2017)
  • Coach Masters Academy (Singapore)
    - Certified Transformative Coach (2016)
  • CC Learning NZ
    Prince II Certified Practitioner (2013)
    Prince II Management of Portfolios (2015)
  • Leadership NZ
    – Participant (2007)
  • NZ Business Excellence Foundation 
    - Affiliated Consultant & National Evaluator (1998-2008)
  • Auckland University of Technology 
    - Bachelor of Business - Accounting & Management (1996)

What Clients Say

The time I've spent with Cheryl has been the most valuable and significant step in my development as a leader.

She's an absolute master coach who helped me clarify my own goals, identify and focus on key areas for development, providing tools and models to improve.

Our sessions quickly became the most important item on my calendar, with a high level of trust and openness in all exchanges. Needless to say I would highly, highly recommend Mind Coach for personal development!

Chris Thomson

Group Manager, Callaghan Innovation (Coachee)

Working with Cheryl led me to conclude that I have been focusing on surviving (not thriving!), and that I could not thrive in the environment I was in, no matter what 'I' did, without being inauthentic.

Coaching worked well for me in conjunction with a focus on spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing....and Cheryl was part of that realisation for me.

I will progress now with more focus on thriving, and the knowledge that I need to develop a more strongly defined personal purpose.

Jodi Leeves

Director of Strategic Projects Office – Tonkin+Taylor (Coachee)

It is amazing how Cheryl can listen to my verbal diarrhoea and distil that to a concise and spot-on summary / analysis, and offer relevant observations, knowledge and resources for me to read up on, that helps change my perspective.

For me, one session with Cheryl moved that dial (in terms of my mindset shift) significantly more than consuming hours of self-help podcasts. Cheryl ability to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable is a superpower.

Jaq Chong

Director - PwC (Coachee)

Working with Cheryl has been a career game-changer for me. It was incredibly beneficial to have an understanding third party with whom I could share my biggest weaknesses and fears in a supportive environment, and break them down into meaningful and less overwhelming pieces, with tangible actions to work through difficult conversations and feelings. The outcomes of my coaching from Cheryl have embedded in me and I feel I continue to improve as a leader long after the sessions have ceased because of the tools I have taken away. I have become a more compassionate and vulnerable leader, and I have seen my team's engagement and culture improve vastly because of the confidence Cheryl helped instill in me.

Loren Heaphy

GM Destination - Christchurch NZ (Coachee)

As a leader there are very few places you can turn to for truly honest conversations without fear it will adversely impact your reputation or your opportunities.

 People around you might settle their expectations of you, and you are left wondering if you still bring value, or where to go next.

I didn't realise I needed the coaching until I was in my first session - a sense of perspective and an honest account of my dissatisfaction was the first insight I had. From then on, this coaching was well structured, with stretch objectives and progressive touchpoints.

From each session I was prepared to take a bold action, explore a new opportunity, tackle a problem or have a challenging conversation.

I was pleasantly surprised that this opened more doors and opportunities for me (ones that I could say Yes to!) as I was operating from a place that was inquisitive, where I could link an opportunity to my own values/enjoyment, I was willing to engage more with the people around me, explore new ways of operating and am excited about my career and the future.

Best of all, I hold no expectations of myself - that sense of freedom to explore and grow is a really fabulous place to be!

Private coaching client

I came to Cheryl at a decision point in my career. I was considering various (quite disparate) potential career options, as well as seeking a more sustainable work-life juggle.

Cheryl created an arena in which I could be genuine and vulnerable about my challenges and potential opportunities.

We moved at pace, dipping and diving through issues in our two-weekly session.

I was grateful for her intuition, her insightful questions, her honest reflections, with her knowledge and understanding of high performing roles and workplaces.

I gained greater clarity, and a fabulous sounding board as I navigated the next exciting change in my career.

Kate Redgewell

Private coaching client

Earlier this year Cheryl was able to help me through a period in my career where I needed to consider a change in the way I worked  to create a balance between my professional and personal life.

Cheryl was able to give me the tools that helped me define my value proposition, to understand what my personal brand was and to consider what my new career narrative could be.

I felt that Cheryl as a coach took the time to understand my situation and the challenges I was facing, she
helped develop a personalised programme for me with actions to undertake after each coaching session with follow up that was tailored to my needs.

Karen Thompson-Smith

Cruise Engagement Manager, ATEED (Coachee)

Cheryl came into my life at a crucial time of uncertainty, challenge and transition.

I immediately felt mutual trust, respect and a shared value system; straight out the gate, Cheryl recommended me on-point reading material that I have since gifted to other leaders in my network.

Cheryl cuts through the sea of superficial, which meant our time together was always bold, brave and authentic. She held me accountable when I wobbled and guided me to reach and exceed my initial objectives.

I know I will continue to reflect on the lessons learnt and how pivotal our time was together, in the years to come. Thank you so much, Cheryl - you are an incredible human!

Rachael Elspeth-Elder

private coaching client

I was involved in executive coaching through Mind Coach involving 6 sessions over 5 months.

I found the programme relevant, useful and directly applicable to my role and development objectives.

Cheryl was fantastic - hugely knowledgeable and personable - and facilitated these sessions well.

Aaron Wright

GM Commercial, Global Supply Chain, Fonterra (Coachee)

Cheryl is a rare bread in leadership coaching mixing the practical and the theoretical. Cheryl has coached both myself and 4 of my team.

The joy of being coached by Cheryl is you don’t realise you're being coached as she leads you to your conclusions without you realising it and therefore you own "it" more. The coaching of 4 of my leaders has been great to witness.

The relationships they have formed with her and the insights they have gained has been invaluable and enabled them to grow in confidence and leadership with their teams and their peers.

I would gladly recommend Cheryl for anyone looking to develop themselves further, consider difficult decisions or help teams optimise their potential.

Phil Worsley

General Manager - Lumino NZ & formerly Spark (Coachee)

My journey with Cheryl as a coach has been life changing for me.

Not only have I taken away many practical tools which have helped me to further progress as a leader, but probably more impactful is the growth I have seen in myself as a person throughout our time working together. 

Through natural conversation, Cheryl was able to unlock parts of me which allowed me to explore myself deeper.

For me, Cheryl was able to cut through all of the thoughts, challenges and ideas in my head, distill these down, making my growth opportunities clear to see. We identified opportunities in my day to day life to exercise developing skills, bringing the theory we'd discussed to life.

Not only a great coach, but an awesome person. Cheryl made each session a joy and I truly looked forward to sharing the progress I had made each month, and what new things we would uncover.

Jaydene Graham

Acting Channel Deployment & Comms Chapter Lead, Spark (Coachee)

Since the beginning of my work with Cheryl, she has been an exemplary professional coach.

Her sessions have been a vital resource to me, helping me to reflect and navigate through some challenging workplace scenarios throughout the past year.

I have looked forward to our conversations each month as I have felt supported and championed in the attainment of my goals.

She is able to strike a unique balance of careful listening and testing me to think, whilst also sharing her experience, insights and empathy where needed.

She gently pinpoints the crux of a situation and does not fail to leave me with helpful insights, ideas or questions to ponder and techniques to try in each session. Ngā mihi nui.

Juliet Tainui-Hernandez

Assistant Governor, GM Transformation, Innovation, People & Culture – RBNZ (Coachee)

My coaching time with Cheryl has been absolute gold. I wished I had found her earlier in my career.

Her professionalism, knowledge, and ability to reference to resources and topics at each session to assist my growth has been phenomenal. Thank you so much.

Anna Hayward

Head of Auckland Convention Bureau, ATEED (Coachee)

My experience with Mind Coach has been transformative. Cheryl helped me reflect on my own professionalism and gave me a variety of tools for the challenges that I will face in future.

However, the best thing was being able to discuss my professional development with someone who created a space of trust and honesty. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the coaching process, though it challenged me at times!

Louisa Berry

Lecturer, Up Education (Coachee)

A very positive experience with my coach Cheryl who supported me as I stepped into a senior leadership role. Her 'whole self' approach resonated well with me and we were able to talk openly about my challenges.

Cheryl shared useful tools and techniques with me along with focus areas between monthly meetings, all of which have been invaluable to help me grow as I've transitioned into my new role.

James Hassell

Manager, Investment Operations Projects, NZ Super Fund (Coachee)

Before I started my coaching I was struggling with some aspects of my role. During my coaching I felt respected and challenged and I am now using tools that I had used in the past but forgotten as well as having gained new tools to be able to get curious about what is creating the behaviours in my business. I would definitely recommend working with a mind coach.

Joanne McLaren

Regional Manager, Wellington - Lumino (Coachee)

I began a coaching period with Cheryl at a time of significant change within my role; I had taken on new responsibilities and new team. The coaching sessions helped me manage both this step up and my ongoing professionalism within the broader business. The real surprise for me was Cheryl’s ability to listen to specific issues and relate them to broader topics so the benefits of coaching were much wider reaching than I anticipated. For example, the different perspective and tools and strategies to improve people management have improved engagement and output within my own team, helped new team members get up to speed more quickly and helped my confidence as a leader. But these learnings have been transferrable to my interactions across the organisation and I have a better relationships with multiple stakeholders that is helping me achieve the goals of my team. In sum, my ability to manage change, my confidence as a contributor and leader in the business, and the ability to manage a variety of work place interactions have substantially improved as a result of this coaching. I feel more able to increase my contribution and grow as a leader in my business.

Frances Sweetman

Portfolio Manager, Head of Sustainable Investments – Milford Asset Management (Coachee)

I worked with Cheryl, through a series of coaching sessions, to understand where-to from here career-wise.

I was struggling with understanding what I wanted and where I should go to next. Through reflective coaching and a range of different tools and approaches, Cheryl helped me to clarify what my next steps could / should be.  Cheryl took the time to understand both my situation and my personality and asked insightful questions which often cut to the core of the problem.

By the end of the 6 sessions I had a clearer understanding of what I actually wanted to do and how I should get there. I'd highly recommend Cheryl.

Maire Litchfield

People & Capability Business Partner, Callaghan Innovation (Coachee)

From our very first session, it was evident that Cheryl was not only highly knowledgeable but also genuinely passionate about helping individuals unlock their true potential.

Her ability to create a safe and supportive environment allowed me to openly explore my strengths, opportunities, and aspirations. Through a combination of insightful conversations, practical exercises & experiments, and personalised feedback, Cheryl encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and embrace new challenges.

Additionally, Cheryl helped me learn how to set boundaries, a skill that I had struggled to master in the past. With her guidance, I learned to identify my limits, communicate assertively, and prioritise my well-being without feeling guilty.

Cheryl provided invaluable strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and managing expectations to allow me to perform at my best.

Nicola Fenwick

Head of Brand - Callaghan Innovation (Coachee)

Being able to be completely vulnerable in an environment of trust was very powerful for my growth.

Cheryl always asked the right questions, challenged my thinking and self-bias, and helped me to rewire some of my learned behaviours through the application of several ‘self-grounding’ mechanisms.

Working with Cheryl has been such a positive experience and I would highly recommend Mind Coach to any aspiring or established leader, both ends of the scale would benefit considerably.

Danielle Halliday

National Community Sports Manager – Gymnastics NZ (Coachee)

I would highly recommend Cheryl. I quickly developed a rapport with her, and she really helped me to focus on key areas, providing me with tools and techniques, and ultimately helped me achieve my goals by the end of the sessions. I am now able to apply these tools on a continuing basis. Thanks Cheryl!

Josie Fitzgerald

NZ Government & Defence Leader - Aurecon (Coachee)

Working with Cheryl was really valuable for me. She pushed me, honestly and fairly, to own the parts of my leadership behaviours that weren’t working and take on the role that my colleagues and team need me to take.

Cheryl challenged me to articulate my approach and thinking around my leadership and my interactions with my team, which really helped me to improve the way I lead. I’ve grown as a leader through this process, bringing me much closer to where I need to be in only a few months.

Oliver Thompson

Group Manager, Data Strategy - Callaghan Innovation (Coachee)

I began working with Cheryl at an incredibly stressful time.

As a Māori woman in a leadership role I was juggling health, family, community, and professional responsibilities and was feeling overwhelmed, burnt out and trapped.

In the beginning it felt like taking on coaching was adding more to my plate, but I am so grateful I took the leap.

We focused on tools that helped me manage my stress, focus on what was important, and communicate more powerfully to share the load I was carrying.

I was able to transform a strained relationship with a colleague to one of trust and loyalty - something I thought would be absolutely impossible.

I was also able to get clarity around my true value, and be decisive about my career options.

Cheryl was a safe pair of hands that knew when to keep pushing me, and when to soften or pivot. I genuinely recommend.

Aroha Armstrong

Group Manager Maori Economy – Callaghan Innovation (Coachee)

My coaching experience with Cheryl from Mind Coach gave me very useful insights and enabled me to become a better leader.

The frameworks I was introduced to are helpful in dealing with everyday situations and the discussions around my particular issues were stimulating and helped bring the ideas to life.

The program was well paced and of the right length to ensure maximum impact.

Charles Hyde

Head of Asset Allocation Manager – Superfund (Coachee)

Cheryl is an expert and her advice, tools and techniques she shared with me have been hugely beneficial in growing my development and helping me to achieve objectives.

I am sure I am a better manager and team member from working with her and her sharing her insights and perspectives.

It was a fantastic experience and I know that the team really loved it and really exceeded expectations.

It was great to be together in person and be guided through all of the techniques, activities and tools so expertly by Cheryl.

I have had feedback from the team about it including, "best team day ever." Thank you so much Cheryl for such an excellent day.

Joanna Comerford

GM Business Development, Marketing & Communication – Russell McVeagh (Coachee)

I have found Mind Coach to be supportive in my goals and has given me clarity around my potential as a leader and what goals I have for the future.

I have more belief in myself & confidence in my abilities, but also in my opportunities to continue to develop.

My mindset has changed, and I've learnt to be more my authentic self when leading alongside my team, and participating in cross leadership teams.

I've had a great experience and one that I will always value as a major stepping stone in my development.

Gabrielle Bevan-Smith

private coaching client

The opportunity to reflect on my leadership style and skills and have someone unpack that reflection and replay it in a different way which really helped me understand myself better and also how my leadership will be perceived.

Ultimately this has increased my confidence as a leader and given me tools to continue to grow.

My experience with Mind Coach has really developed my confidence as a leader and given me the tools to lead bravely.

Leon Mead

General Manager, Freeview (Coachee)

It was my choice to go on this coaching journey, and it’s really important to be ready for it - as with anything, what you put in is what you get out.

I connected with Cheryl at the beginning, and even though I worried that I was not conforming to what I thought a 'coaching' experience should involve, Cheryl supported me through my own journey and responded with compassion, and gave me the space to explore parts of me that I thought were fundamentally lacking and which I spent an awful lot of effort trying to mitigate.

Defragging my brain and mental model from these myths and superstitions, cleared the bench so to speak for real growth and development to occur.


private coaching client

For someone who has been in leadership for more than 25 years, the coaching experience has been not only a game changer for me at work, but the flow on affects in my home life have been enormous and all for the better (ask my wife!).

Completing the Leadership Code programme prior to being given this opportunity was very beneficial, as I entered these sessions with a growth mindset whereby if I hadn’t, I think I would have been distracted with a fixed mindset, thinking I am busy and don’t have time for this.

Cheryl is an amazing coach and I am forever grateful for her helping me grow and change for the better!

Jason Emorfopoulos

Contact Centre Manager, Kiwibank (Coachee)

Through working with Cheryl, my performance as a leader has gone from strength to strength. She helped me navigate the challenges of starting a new role and establishing my relationships with a new group.

The tools and frameworks she shared have been invaluable, and together with my new vocab for holding tough conversations, I feel so much more confident and equipped as a leader. Thank you!

Coaching client

The coaching provided has been invaluable as I’ve now been seconded into another challenging and demanding leadership role.  

I probably wouldn’t have thought of this if it hadn’t been for your
support to build leadership confidence within myself.

The subtlety of Cheryl’s coaching style resulted in making changes to my leadership approach without me fully realising this.

Lorena Stephen

Director Partnerships, Ministry for Environment (Coachee)

Since our initial meeting I felt we had a strong connection and that our chemistry was just right. This was only reinforced as we worked through the programme together.

When Cheryl is in the room, she is 110% focused on our mission. She also has an exceptional ability to bring me back into the room and focus on our sessions when - and this frequently happens - the noise and distraction of a hectic day or week tries to do otherwise.

The awareness, tools and disciplines that have brought joy and confidence back into my work, and enabled me to better manage the constant juggling and inevitable tension between having a demanding work life and maintaining a balanced home life.

And doing this is a way that's sustainable and kind to myself.

Chris Paykel

Partner, Previously Unavailable (Coachee)

I would recommend anyone considering working with Cheryl at Mind Coach to engage in the process.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, learnt so much about myself and developed immediately practical skills to practice and develop new tools.

I wasn’t sure what to expect at the beginning but feel confident and extremely well equipped for continued development and progression.

Sarah Mitchell

Head of Marketing & Client Experience – Milford Asset Management (Coachee)

Working with Cheryl as a coach has opened my eyes to the value of intentionally training leadership skills.

I enjoyed an easy rapport with Cheryl as a result of her ability to understand and empathise with my context and my own strengths and weaknesses.

The resulting trust, combined with the expanse of tools, frameworks, insights, and experiences she draws on, meant we were able to identify meaningful opportunities to improve how I was working.

The outcome of that learning and discovery, together with real world practice and coaching from Cheryl, is that I now feel I can bring a more intentional practice to my leadership. A practice I plan to continue to develop and refine.

Chris McDermott

GM Brand & Communications – Manaaki Whenua / Landcare Research (Coachee)

I consider myself very lucky and am grateful to have worked with Cheryl. The coaching has made experiences and thinking accessible to me to overcome some struggles that I had been unaware of for a good part of the last decade.

As a result, I have gained a deeper appreciation of how we can manage to work together as humans that are all so similar in some respects yet so fundamentally different in others. The methods and tools that Cheryl pulls out of her enormous toolbox are as powerful and effective as they are subtle.

In some cases, her methodical approach has revealed itself to me only retrospectively through the great results. I had a good time in the coaching - and where I did not it was more than worth it. Go see Cheryl if you can.

Gregor Neumayr

R&D Specialist – Callaghan Innovation (Coachee)

Cheryl helped me through a tricky time in my career when I was unsure of next steps.

She introduced me to a range of tools and approaches that helped me better understand what the right direction was for me, and through her wisdom and reflective coaching approach I felt much more confident working through and identifying what felt right for me.

Cheryl has a great way of cutting through to what might be really going on, which was hugely helpful in enabling me to step back, take a breath and gain some clarity.

Chantelle Taylor

Manager, Internal Comms & Connections, Callaghan Innovation (Coachee)

We had strong focused sessions and I gained greater perspective on how my need to please my manager was negatively impacting my leadership and my happiness at work.

It gave me the courage to recognise what I could change about myself and what I couldn’t about my environment and as a direct consequence I changed my environment and have found an environment better suited to me.

I was working in the drama triangle more than I realised and Cheryl created a safe no judgmental space for me to recognise this and to provide strategies to move out.

The sessions have really helped me grow and I look forward to continuing the journey

Private coaching client

I have been fortunate to undertake 1:1 coaching with Mind Coach for 18 months. I have benefited significantly from both a structured coaching program and also having a highly trusted partner to work alongside while navigating some challenging circumstances. Over this time, I’ve been able to directly address a number of long term growth objectives and grow as a leader that delivers value for my teams and the business.

Simon Hofmann

Senior Leader, Kiwibank (Coachee)

The six sessions of coaching with Cheryl was an incredibly rewarding - the best development process I have had the opportunity to go through.  

I have gained the ability to plan out the next steps in my career, challenge a few behaviours that were holding me back and gave me the courage to seek further feedback from colleagues.

The coaching process Cheryl followed was adapted to suit me and what I wanted to discuss at any
of the given sessions.

She challenges thinking constructively and pragmatically, using well-formed examples and questions aimed to help you test your own thinking.

Amy Carter

Channel Planning & Delivery Manager, Spark (Coachee)

Cheryl is incredible! Where do I even begin? I ventured forth on a journey that seemed almost impossible to achieve in such a short time and Cheryl really did impact my leadership style and my ability to regulate my emotions in a way I didn't even think was possible!

The tools, YouTube videos, articles and other special gifts that Cheryl shared with me through the journey truly allowed me to learn, grow and change over such a short time period.

I genuinely value our relationship and can't thank you enough Cheryl for helping me be a more emotionally regulated, calm, clear and positive leader. Thank you for everything!

Roshni Silva

Senior Manager – PwC (Coachee)

Allocating that time to challenge my outlook on my work life and how that might be improved - not just to deliver better outcomes at work but also in my life - was invaluable.

Practical and personal - it has resulted in a mind shift towards personal development that I didn't have before. Thank you.

Alex Masson

Head of Delivery, Facilities & Internal Comms – Kiwi Wealth (Coachee)

Cheryl did an amazing job supporting me to reach my learning objectives through our coaching engagement.

I found Cheryl to be warm, considered and very insightful. Cheryl provided me with a wealth of resources as well as solid practical advice and guidance that I was able to apply to my role from our first session.

I would highly recommend Cheryl to anyone looking to develop or build on their leadership abilities.

Amy Hitchcock

Head of Investment Operations – Superfund (Coachee)

I wasn't sure what to expect from coaching when my leader first recommended it to me, but having been through the sessions I couldn't recommend Cheryl highly enough!  

The coaching has been of huge value to me in so many ways - the most valuable areas have probably been being comfortable about thinking differently and gaining different perspectives, I've gained some really useful techniques to manage stress and deal effectively with stress triggers and I've gained a lot more leadership confidence.

Rachel McPherson

Senior Manager Branch Change, Kiwibank (Coachee)

Cheryl is a highly accomplished executive coach who connects with her clients and provides excellent insights and practical support.

I would recommend her to all those who are seeking to enhance their leadership skills or even just understand themselves better.

Kirsty Campbell

Professional Director and Advisor (Coachee)

Mind Coach has been incredibly helpful in terms of providing me with practical resources that were very specific to my particular needs and challenges.

 Cheryl's approach and demeanour was great, and her openness around her experiences really helped provide me further perspective and support in my coaching journey.

 I've been able to integrate a number of simple tactics that we discussed into both my work and home life, which has allowed me to be more effective and present in my roles as both a Senior Leader at work, and as a mother and wife at home.

Kelly Tyson

Head of Consumer Products, Weta Workshop (Coachee)

What was going to be a professional development coaching for my career, turned out also to be a personal and interior exercise to understand myself as well. I don't think there can be one without the other.

Cheryl took my hand and brought me through a journey of self discovery and compassion that will be invaluable for years to come both personally and in my professional career.

Her knowledge, skills and expertise are incredible and through those I have grown personally and professionally.

Emanuele Colognato

Acting Group Lead, Research & Development – Tax Incentive, Callaghan Innovation (Coachee)

Coaching with Cheryl has had a profound and meaningful impact on my leadership journey to take it to the next level.

The coaching has been hugely rewarding; Cheryl is a great listener and provides insightful questions and reflections.

 Importantly, Cheryl showed genuine care and investment in my leadership journey and created a safe and inclusive environment for me to challenge myself and ultimately get huge value out of our sessions.

Elena Kim

Director, PwC Legal (Coachee)

I embraced having the opportunity to have some coaching with Cheryl. I was feeling exhausted and anxious as I couldn't find balance in my life. I was feeling I might need a job change to fix my problem.

My time with Cheryl helped me to understand why I was feeling the way I was and what was holding me back. By developing a self-care plan and giving myself permission to be a priority with time for myself each day, worked wonders in reducing anxiety.

From a professional  perspective, I have been able to become a better leader by guiding and empowering my team, rather than doing and fixing, therefore setting better boundaries.

I felt an immediate connection with Cheryl and developed huge trust which allowed me to be vulnerable and by doing this I reaped huge reward. A life-changing experience - thank you!

Jeanette Stanton

Manager Sales & Marketing, Auckland Convention Bureau, ATEED (Coachee)

Working with Cheryl was integral to my professional growth and increased confidence moving into a
completely new role and sector.

My personal insights grew with her immensely helpful direction and
wealth of experience. 6 months seemed like a year's worth of learning, guidance and development!

Brady Polkinghorne

Director, The Kindness Institute (Coachee)

Cheryl’s coaching program is one of the best investments I have made in my business career.

I have been working with Cheryl over the last 2 years, attending both online and in-person.

The discussions & resources made available to me were really beneficial and Cheryl does an outstanding job of listening and relating to my business and the scenarios that arise.

I would highly recommend her services.

Arnaud Calonne

Sales Director, Verizon Media NZ (Coachee)

My experience of working with Cheryl at Mind Coach was second to none.

Cheryl is extremely patient, knowledgeable and experienced in executive coaching.

She provided me with the right level of empathy, challenge and support at a critical point in my career. I thoroughly recommend.

Claire Barclay

Partner, PwC (Coachee)

Cheryl really helped me find my confidence. She taught me valuable skills that have helped me both professionally and personally.

My time with Mind Coach has been invaluable and it's enabled me to gain significant momentum in my career.

Sophie Wills

Communications & Marketing Manager – NZ Rugby League (Coachee)

The Mind Coach leadership coaching programme, delivered by Cheryl Bowie, has been immensely valuable.

The thought, care and preparation put into each phase of the programme has been impressive throughout.

Cheryl is particularly good at swiftly understanding the specific context in which the leadership development is taking place, while introducing just the right mix of new ideas and tools in order to ensure the coaching benefits are grounded and long-lasting.

Highly recommended.

Tom Rennie

Publisher - Bridget Williams Books (Coachee)

Very valuable experience. Cheryl has a great mix of challenge and support, a strong understanding of psychometric testing and very good listening skills. Beyond the sessions, I really valued the meeting summaries and additional material to absorb / reflect on. These will be reference points well into the future.

Joe Halapua

Manager, NZ Equities – NZ Super Fund (Coachee)

I appreciate the opportunity you gave me and our SLT to step out of comfort zone's and push us further. Your leadership philosophies that you shared with us were demonstrated through how you coached and challenged us in several ways.

You asked us many thought provoking questions that encouraged us to explore different perspectives and delve deeper into challenges and opportunities at Waipuna Hospice.

Thank you for your dedication, guidance and embodying a facilitation style that encourages curiosity and empowerment.

Talia Craig

Family Support Team Manager - Waipuna Hospice (Participant/Coachee)

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