Kelly: a professional results coach whose adventurous army, travel, academic and professional background provides a unique foundation in his passion of helping others to reach their own Pure Potential.
I decided to listen to my mother’s advice and move out of home while I still knew everything! At age 16 I promptly joined the New Zealand Army. To my surprise, I discovered there was a great deal I didn’t know. Today I am still on this journey, learning, discovering and enjoying each step along the way.
The army provided a strong foundation from which I gained many lessons. Not the least, that our perceived limitations are merely barriers worth conquering. With planning, perseverance and courage, we can achieve anything we set our minds to.
After completing eight years in the New Zealand Army I felt it was time to stretch my wings and travel. For the next seven years I based myself in London, working in the IT and Financial sectors. This was a world away from survival and weapons training of the NZ Army, and with that came a whole new set of challenges and growth.
London also helped me to discover two of my great passions; travelling and experiencing new cultures. I have since travelled to over 65 countries and it is a passion I continue to pursue.
On returning to New Zealand I decided to change direction and I enrolled in a Business Degree. My zest for learning helped me in gaining a double major with an A average. While achieving this I continued to work in the corporate world.
Despite reaching my career goals in the corporate sector, I still found myself unfulfilled and seeking more, I needed more meaning in my life. By listening to this need I discovered my desire to help others: the desire to help people develop and grow into their full potential. I am constantly finding new ways of thinking, coaching and helping others achieve their goals. This is the life I thrive in, this is my passion and purpose.
I believe the most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves. We are the authors of own life, and if we do not take the time to create the best story, no one else will do it for us.