Future-Proofing the Emotional Wellbeing of New Zealand’s Youth and School Communities 

Never before in modern history have New Zealanders found themselves in a lockdown situation. Precede this by White Island, Christchurch Mosque attacks, Kaikoura and Christchurch earthquakes, and we see that our small island nation has been in a state of disbelief, shock, anger, recovery and healing for the past 10 years.

These unprecedented experiences have shaken our people to their core by disrupting lives and livelihoods.

Educationally, the closure of our schools due to Covid-19, has interrupted the education of our children and thrust our schools into totally different way of operating. This has required staff, students and whānau to adapt quickly, while also trying to maintain some semblance of normality.

Normality, however, is no longer a given for our students and school communities. Many families are experiencing upheaval due to Covid-19, and our youth know it.

They can see that something has changed, both nationwide and globally, and even though they may not be about to articulate or express their understanding of these changes, they feel them at deep levels as the impacts effect both home and school life. Therefore, we can see that it is an important time to begin to build Emotional Capital into New Zealanders from an early age by providing a tried and tested approach which can demonstrably do so.

With all the shifts that have happened recently, schools are given a unique opportunity to consider implementing a new solution to enhance the mental and emotional well-being of their students, educations and whānau.

Soft, Strong, Unshakeable:
Growing emotionally intelligent youth

Is your child or teenager struggling through Covid19 shutdown? Have they struggled to get motivated? Perhaps they are fearful or anxious about the outside world? Maybe they are displaying raised levels of emotional outbursts? 

We hear the word “resilience” used often in our modern world. It is often an elusive word without any real identification of how to develop it.

Do you want a personalised programme for your child that:

  • Draws upon psychology and science in its assessment?
  • Creates a development plan in for your child with your input?
  • 1:1 mentoring and coaching once a month, specifically aligned to your child’s needs.
  • Specific strategies to support your child at home and school?
  • Reassessment to show value-added and next step development.

On the back of world-first research, I am offering a comprehensive youth coaching and mentoring programme that is based on psychology, scientific testing, years of research and international-level coaching and mentoring. 

Working in partnership with the young person (8 years old up), their parent/s/whānau and teacher, we create a comprehensive pathway of development that grows the child’s emotional wellbeing and provides post-session specific strategies and resources for their whānau and teacher/s to support them in between sessions.


How will it work? 

1. Sign up – via the link below.

2. Choose the dates you’d like your sessionsNew dates are always being released for the weeks and month ahead. 

3. You’ll receive your links to sign in to your Zoom sessions.

4. Show up with your child on your chosen dates. Note there will be times your child will work directly with Mary-Anne without the need for you to be present the whole session.

5. Work alongside MAM to identify, plan, learn and achieve the outcomes you have set. With Mary-Anne’s support, coaching, teaching, guidance and expertise your child will make incredible progress. 

BOOK NOW... It’s $1760 + GST for 6 sessions over 3 months, including diagnostics.

Who is Mary-Anne?

Mary-Anne is a qualified teacher (Years 0-13), and an internationally qualified emotional intelligence coach, trainer and assessor.

She has twice been a school principal and now works with educational leaders, teams and youth to build their emotional wellbeing.

3-month online mentoring/coaching programme


  • Personal Emotional Capital report

  • Personalised development plan

3 months of twice-monthly 1 hour online coaching/mentoring sessions based on development plan needs.

Session 5: EI reassessment 

Review & Sustain:

  • Re-assessment review 

  • Planning forward for sustained success Month 6

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