Hi, I’m Liz. I'm a Certified Professional Life Coach, Lucid Living Great Story Coach, and affiliate coach with The Life Coach, Auckland.
I'm deeply passionate about serving and supporting my fellow humans, and have a soft spot for people dreaming of change.
Based on my training with the Internationally Certified Leadership That Works program, my approach revolves around the goal of awakening your personal power so that you can live a deeply fulfilling and purpose-driven life.
Born in New Zealand, I've studied and worked in the United States, Canada, Germany, and am now back in Aotearoa – working and raising a family.
I have a Master's in Psychology, a Bachelor's in Human-Computer Interaction, and have worked as a senior user researcher for several multi-national companies.
One sunny September day in 2009, I quit my well paid IT job at Nokia
in Berlin, sold my belongings, and joined my boyfriend (now husband) on a 12-meter yacht to sail across the Pacific.
This decision was a long time coming, but it consolidated a basic principle that I strive to embody in life: Dare to do it! Whatever it is in your heart that you are dreaming of – even if it's currently just an inkling of an idea of a dream – move towards it!
So I did! And what I discovered on that life-changing journey was this:
It doesn't matter what you are doing or where you are – if you are living in a state of disconnect from yourself, nothing will ever feel right.
The lessons I learnt during those years 'off the grid' have to do with perspective, ownership, emotion, depth, creativity, soul, and the nature of life itself.
I realised at some point that I was going about everything in the wrong way – looking for external achievements to fill up the gap I felt within myself. It was with this realisation that I was able to get of the 'hamster wheel of doing,' and start applying myself to developing skills and perspectives of internal peace instead.
My own journey has been long and winding, but it absolutely doesn't have to be that way. The reason I became a life coach is because I believe that everyone needs and deserves a masterful guide along the path to peace and inner transformation.
None of us can do it on our own. And why should we?
So much joy in life comes from helping others and being helped in return, and it saddens me to see how many people are needlessly struggling alone.
The most exciting thing in my life right now is developing my deep and thrumming vision of living in a more connected and soulful world.
My promise as a coach is that I will bring a depth of humour, respect, perspective, and compassion into each of our sessions. I promise to always take a stand for your higher goals, and to provide the time and space for you to find your centre, speak your truth, and create full and vibrant life doing what you love.
Starting 2015 I attended two Break Through to Your Great Story courses with Leza Danly and Jeanine Mancusi. These courses have been incredibly transformative for me. They have brought a level of emotional and spiritual richness into my coaching practice, and helped me step away from the limits of your traditional 'set-and-reach-goals' style of life coaching.
I've also recently returned to my work in IT, but with a completely different orientation. I work freelance now, and you can check out the most recent project I've worked on here: Love Our Ocean Interactive Documentary for NZ kids.
If my story and message speak to you, then do get in touch. Let this be the first small step towards your empowered self that opens up a lifetime of possibilities!
With love, passion, and commitment,
- Elizabeth Busch