Optimum Mind


Optimum Mind


What is Coaching?

Good coaching works with your goals at the level of structure and process – rather than mere behaviours (beware – some “coaching” models don't!). This means coaching is a dynamic life-changing and transformative experience.

Coaching is a process that lets you generate and unlock new potentials for growth and change that you never thought possible. This is why as a coach I, “Help you think thoughts you never thought you could think!”

Coaching creates transformative, developmental change. It’s for psychologically ok people who want to achieve more, do better, and challenge themselves – taking career, relationships, health, sports, and everything else in life to the next level!

Altogether, this means that coaching lets you unleash all manner of potentials you never thought possible! You tap into your rich and creative intellectual capital and seize opportunities as they arise in your life.

How much of your life are you wasting on things you don’t like?
Do you ever feel stuck?
Do you feel life is passing you by and you don’t know your purpose?
Have you ever set goals but not achieved them?
How do these things make you feel? Not nice is my guess.

So contact me and ask about a Value Driven Goal-setting Session now to discover and become all that you can truly be.

Meet your Coach

As a high-performance coach, I blend Neuro-Semantic Meta Coaching
with advanced linguistic skills, critical thinking, and elements of philosophy.
This enables me to work with my client’s ‘meta’ (higher) levels of mind, addressing
the process, structure, and form of an activity or goal – not just it’s behaviours.

Meta-Coaching is a highly systemic and
generative method of change – and the only one I know of that doesn’t fall foul
to relapse – Meta-Coaching, by its very nature, transforms the potential for
relapse into potential for generative growth.

My coaching style has evolved over decades
of practical experience as well as being influenced and developed further by a Diploma
in Self-Actualization Psychology and being certified a Meta-Coach, and Group and
Team Coach with the ISNS, certification as a Coach with the IANLP, and a Degree
in Philosophy.

If you want an experienced, skilled, and highly effective coach, contact me today.


“I personally used Alan on several occasions, most often with the aim of improving performance in major sporting events. My sessions with Alan were extremely useful with the results invariably exceeding my expectations and being applicable to other areas of my life as well as the sporting arena. I would not hesitate to recommend Alan to anyone serious about making improvements in their life, whether personal, business or sporting”
Scott Benson
Former: World Muay Thai Council – NZ Welterweight Champion, World Kickboxing Federation – South Island Welterweight Champion, NZ Vale Tudo Welterweight Champion Association – South Island Champion
"The coaching I received from Alan has opened a whole new way of thinking. I realised that all I needed was within me – Alan coached me to unlock and unleash my true potential, from business, personal and relationships – they all improved . I got my promotion, started my own small business and built the courage to chase a lifelong dream of training Muay Thai in Thailand!"
Russell Ryder - Entrepreneur
"Since starting the Business Coaching with Alan I have achieved more in 4 months than I have over 3 years... and I'm 2 months ahead of schedule! I’ve taken my dream of owning my own business and turned it into a reality. I couldn't have done it without the coaching, accountability and support I receive from Alan. I'm amazed at the progress I've made and really enjoy celebrating my successes. I think this group is a must for anyone serious about becoming a success in business"
Makesha Deschot – Beautician