Coaching is defined by the International Coaching Federation [ICF] as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential’.

The Coaching process can help to improve your outlook on life and work, and unlocking your potential. Coaching is a discovery and empowerment process based in the present and looks to the future. By tapping in to your inner resources and power and focusing on the present and your vision of your future, coaching works with you in partnership, as you explore and take actions to harness your power, or take the steps forward you are wanting to take, or to reach your goals.

Coaching helps you take advantage of opportunities or challenges coming your way, or when you feel ‘stuck’ whilst achieving your goals, or as a discovery process in your personal or professional life.

Whilst coaching (life, leadership, executive coaching etc) in New Zealand seems like a relatively new field, coaching has been around for several decades and the International Coaching Federation [ICF] Professional Body has been around for over 25 years and is globally recognised as the gold standard as a professional coaching body. The ICF is dedicated to professional training, standards, ethics, development, and research in the field of coaching.

All AWC coaches are fully qualified, in professional group supervision and belong to the ICF.

Our coach

Kaarin Ingram

Kaarin Ingram is a professionally credentialed coach (ACC) and provides coaching for life, leadership, entrepreneurs and for those exploring or making transformative changes in their lives. She enjoys working with people to increase: inner strength, self-awareness and confidence; tapping in to strengths and values; and to fortify pathways to living and leading authentically, and achieving work|life balance.

Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, positive psychology, mindfulness, neuro psychology, emotional intelligence (EQ) and coaching for transformation (which is a style of coaching that can involve a deep dive of discovery and exploration, using inner power, building self-confidence and authenticity) are all special interest areas for Kaarin. Bring your authentic self to the table and come and coach with Kaarin.

Kaarin has an ACC professional credential from the International Coach Federation and has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) double major in Psychology and Women’s Studies (UoA). Kaarin is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), ICF NZ Northern Marketing Editor and a Coach Trainer.


Kaarin offers daytime appointments over Zoom Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and some after-hours appointments. In-person appointments could possibly be arranged, depending on room availability and timings. Daytime appointments run on a sliding scale. The first appointment and all after-hours appointments are at the rate of $80.

Yearly Single or Partnered Household Income     Counselling Fees
Beneficiaries $40-$50
Single under $45,000 or partnered household income under $90,000 $60-$70
Single $45,000-$70,000 or partnered household income $90,000 – $140,000 $80

Reported impacts of coaching include:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Increased self-esteem / self-confidence
  • Increased productivity
  • Optimised individual / team work performance
  • Increased well-being
  • Improved business management strategies
  • Expanded professional career opportunities
  • Accelerated on-boarding in to a new professional role