“It was a great relief to meet Lynne at one of the most difficult times in my life. Unlike other counsellors or therapists, Lynne always made me welcomed, respected and heard. She really cared about helping me and would check up and send me helpful tips/info outside sessions. I am extremely grateful for her kindness and support.
Lynne is insightful, real and incredibly good at what she does. She has the gift of being able to gently challenge you to face those uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that you don’t want to face. From our sessions, I was able to break free of those negative thoughts and feelings and see those emotions for what they were – messages telling me important information that I needed to listen in order to make positive changes in my life. I would recommend her to anyone interested who is interested in personal development.”
I would like to thank you for this amazing transformation that I was able to achieve with your coaching and support. After years of personal development I had no idea that working with you would be such a breakthrough. I thought I knew it all and you allowed me to see myself like in a mirror. I have achieved in 6 months with you what would have taken me 10 years on my own. You have adapted your style to my strong personality. It was such a pleasure working with you and I am now strong and ready to start a new chapter in my life (feels like a new book to be honest). I also feel reassured that I know you are always there in case I need it. Thank you so much x
I came to see Lynne for coaching as I was hitting a wall with my business, which was also affecting how I am as a person. From my first conversation with Lynne on the phone, I knew I had found the right coach. It was so reassuring to hear how much she understood right from the beginning. I made it very clear how much I wanted to develop, and that I would need a strong coach to push me when needed, as well as to just listen, and help me sort out the jigsaw in my head.
Lynne has one of the most intuitive styles of coaching I have seen. She is unique in also being qualified as a psychotherapist as well as a coach, and has such a variety of tools to help at just the right time. She doesn’t let you off the hook and helped me explore areas I didn’t think I would go. It’s like a great massage where you didn’t realise you had muscle tension in that area, but were so glad the therapist knew where to work.
Lynne is a rare find in Auckland; with her experience in the UK and now in New Zealand, I believe she offers one of the most progressive, insightful and life-changing opportunities anyone will have available to them.
Joseph Quinn- Corporate Trainer and NLP practitioner
Lynne started working with me during the most difficult part of my life. I was going through a divorce, financial pressure, 2 high court cases and I was moving house. To make matters worse I was no longer living with my kids and wife and felt very lonely and isolated.
She was referred to me by my previous life coach who felt given the magnitude of the situation Lynne would be best to deal what all that was going on. Lynne was able to look at my situation and break in down is workable chunks for me to cope with. She was able to get me to explain how I was feeling about all of the parts of my life that felt out of control and stressful.
From that point was able to look at the whole situation as workable parts, and we started work on getting a solution and resolution for each of part of my life. This gave me a feeling of being in control again, and as I did so the overwhelm subsided. I started focussing on what I wanted to achieve and get resolved. This process is ongoing but I can say that the divorce, financial pressure and high court cases are all resolved.
My life is as good as I can remember it being. I have a wonderful girlfriend, I am close to financial freedom and a great relationship with my ex-wife and kids. This has all happened in a little over a year and I am eternal grateful to my life coach for the introduction to Lynne.
Thank you Lynne, it has been an absolute pleasure working with you. I found you very easy to talk to, and always felt valued and respected. I really appreciated how closely you listened to what I said (and what I didn’t say), and that when I got a bit confused or unsure in my thinking, you were right there getting me back on track. I had confidence that you had things under control and I didn’t have to work too hard to remember things or work things out for myself.
I’ve never been to a Life Coach before, and I thought it was probably a pretty ‘flaky’ kind of thing to do. How wrong I was. It’s a very practical thing to do when you want life to be the best it can be.
As a single person, especially, I need someone to confide in who has the background knowledge and insights that you have, and who I trust.
Lynne is extremely creative in her coaching approach and colourful in her presentation, which makes her fun to work with. She is gifted at ‘reading between the lines’ which creates focus. Her own life experience has resulted in her being very compassionate and non-judgemental of others, and her curiosity and love of people is clear to see. As an individual she demonstrates an absolute passion for people development, and empowers others to enhance their lives and bring more richness to it. Her ability to motivate the most resistant of individuals is one of her many strengths.
Lynne is warm, friendly and easy to approach person, who is so passionate about the work she does with others that is heartfelt.
Lynne is a dynamic and focussed coach. Her energy and passion for what she does is infectious. She has an incredible belief in people and is on a mission to support individuals in reaching their full potential. She works from the ‘inside out’ to ensure the results she achieves with her clients are sustainable for them, by building their self-awareness, self-esteem, authenticity and emotional intelligence. Her insight and ability to see the real issue means she gets to the core of the problem quickly, and is supportive and encouraging in finding solutions.
Ros S.Sugden-Therapist Drug Treatment Unit
Thank you so much Lynne! I have been so lost and confused over the past few days. I wanted to talk to you today. I am so happy and blessed you sent me that e-mail, and will read it each morning until our session. I have so much on my plate but with you I can do it. You are just translating the reality which I don’t seem to accept.
“I was a stressed out, exhausted full-time working Mum with two little kids and had run out of ‘zing’ for life. I worked with Lynne over a number of sessions to help explore what was really important to me, what my core values are, and how I could create a life for myself and my family that reflected those values. This has resulted in some huge life changes which I’m benefitting from already, and I am so excited about what the future holds. My sessions with Lynne involved one-on-one coaching sessions as well as practical exercises to take away to work on, which helped to re-enforce and build on the coaching sessions. Lynne has a fantastic personality and manner, and has an amazing ability to help you discover what’s important to you in your life and a plan to make it happen. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to make positive changes in their life.”
Kylie Gibbon July 2015
I decided to try a personal coach as I knew that something was holding me back from creating the business that I want to create. Lynne stood out when I was researching coaches, she has strong qualifications and experience as a coach, and came across as very down to earth.
I was not disappointed, Lynne made me feel at ease from our first session and was able to listen and explain how I was holding myself back with negative self talk, in a way I could understand. She gave me simple but affective tools to use, to change how I dealt with my emotions which has transformed how I feel. I am now more confident and sure of what I am thinking and doing. This had lead to new business opportunities that I think I would have missed out on in my old frame of mind. She has even helped me improve the relationship that I have with my nearly teenage son.
Thanks again for all the help
Helen Trigg 28 October 2015
I find Lynne’s approach kind and pragmatic; she acknowledges painful memories and issues with out wasting time on wallowing in them. There is a behaviour I have struggled with since I was at primary school and it has come up in counselling with at least three other professionals; each one encouraged me to change it in different ways but after a couple of weeks I would return to the same old thing. When I brought this up with Lynne, she shared some really smart things about why we continue some of the behaviours which we know aren’t so helpful and we had an honest discussion about why I do it. This alone helped me to begin to change the way I behave with great results.
Karen Plimmer 27/11/15
Mindfulness & Emotional tntelligence Sessions with Lynne Walder 2 July 2015
We have been privileged to have Lynne Walder provide eight Mindfulness and Emotional lntelligence sessions across our two Year 8 classes over recent weeks.
The initiative was suggested by Lynne as a way to support our implementation of the Cool Schools programme and the Chance to Change behaviour management policy. While the Chance to Change model is working effectively for dealing with inappropriate behaviour, it is entirely punitive and does not equip students with the skills and attitudes to participate positively in classroom and social activities in the same way the Mindfulness and Emotional lntelligence does.
Each of the sessions Lynne has taken has been extremely valuable to our students who have been encouraged by Lynne to consider their own emotions and those of others in all their actions. The presentation material and interactive activities Lynne has provided to support the students in this
learning were effective and appropriate to the students’ age. She had a fantastic rapport with the students and presented the content in an engaging and captivating manner.
We are hoping to have Lynne roll out her programme school-wide and would highly recommend her as a practitioner for both developing and implementing Mindfulness and Emotional lntelligence programmes for children.
Nicky Brickland Claire Fromow
Syndicate Leader Year 8 Teacher Year 8 Teacher
Student Feedback for Mindfulness & EQ at St.Thomas’s school – July 2015
“It was good to learn about caring for other people’s emotions, and how to be emotionally intelligent.”
“It was a great learning experience that has helped me to think about my emotions more.”
“It has been helpful using what Lynne has taught us in the classroom.”
“I think mindfulness has been very helpful. In just a few sessions, it has given us ways of dealing with our emotions in a calm way.”
“I loved being taught about stepping outside of our comfort zones and trying stuff we don’t usually do.”
“I found the sessions really worthwhile. It is made me even more cautious of “jokes” that I make and the effect it has on others. I feel I can relate to others more now and I am more confident to not worry about other people’s opinions.”
“The mindfulness sessions have really helped me to think about how I react to things and how I normally label my emotions as good or bad. It has made me more comfortable with talking about my emotions. I’m disappointed we can’t carry on with it.”
“I found the sessions helpful because it was the first time I have learnt about my mind and other people’s feelings.”
“I like mindfulness because it has helped me to understand how to read the feelings on other people’s faces.”
“Thanks for coming to our school and giving us advice on how to handle our emotions. I have anger issues and it has been a real problem for me. The mindfulness sessions have helped me to figure out how to handle my anger better – thanks so much!”
“The mindfulness has helped me to see that I have a choice in the way I respond to things. It’s OK for me to feel the emotions, but I don’t have to act on them.”
“The sessions that I had with Lynne were very helpful. It has helped me to understand my emotions more and how I respond to things. For example, when I feel nervous, I get a sore stomach. The sessions were fun and interesting and I would really like to have more sessions in the future.”