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David Gill is a Life Coachin Whangaei with 20 years of experience

  David Gill   

"I show you how to QUIT stuff & build a new life that suits you!".


Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, Eriksonian Hypnotherapist, INFP 


I have been seeing clients since 2015 but I first trained as an NLP practitioner 27 years ago. I first experience NLP as a client around 30 years ago. It helped me quit anxiety and negative thought patterns that were holding me back so I could pursue my own goals and dreams with more clarity and excitement. 

It also gave me ways of understanding myself more as a rainbow person by expanding my awareness of how beliefs affect our thoughts and feelings about situations and issues in life.

When we question the beliefs we have been brought up with, we can check how useful or accurate they are as
'maps' to live by.




Would you use a pretty map of Narnia to find the right train from London to Edinburgh? Or a gorgeous hand-drawn map of Middle Earth to find your way from New York to Boston?


When we question the beliefs we have been brought up with, we can check how useful or accurate they are as maps to help us navigate life.


We need a map and a compass that help us to navigate the territory of our own being and our own life path.


NLP coaching helped me draw such a map. And it's helped me over the years to keep updating it.


When the map you've been given fails you, it's okay to draw new information on it, or put it aside and go for a totally new map.


A map is ONLY a guide. It does not have to be your identity unless you choose that. Hiring a life coach is a chance to draw a map that suits you, with someone who has some tools to make the process easier and a bit more straightfoward.

Since first learning about NLP, I spent several decades teaching in various settings including language schools and secondary schools as well as being involved in some theatre.

During this time I used NLP tools to stay resilient during the Canterbury earthquakes and in the face of multiple challenges which included teaching full time and caregiving for a terminally ill family member whilst organizing quake repairs to their properties and ours.

As a result of these disruptions. I've had to navigate multiple life transitions and learned a lot along the way about the art of letting go, of quitting old stuff to make room for the new.


Clients who need this tend to find me and it's always a joy to see them face insurmountable challenges and surmount them anyway with the tools I share and better access to their own inner resources.

During this time I've been exploring what it really means to have a sensitive, emotional nature in a world that seemed to reward the opposite traits.


I used to think that being wired this way was a problem.


I've since discovered it's an asset. Rather than being a liability, it can make you more resilient and focused.  

It took a while to change my inner story from "dis-organised mess" to becoming someone who can now get stuff done.


It was a light-bulb moment, however, when I realised that happiness and satisfaction do not come from proving you can be productive - in the eyes of others at least.


Instead, when we make self-acceptance more important than seeking the validation of the external world, something shifts inside.


When we start with self-acceptance, then the change we desire is more able to occur.


But it's more like a transformation than a process of "fixing" ourselves.


This is because we're human beings, not machines.

Thus my passion is now helping people to accept and embrace themselves. And to come up with their own definition of success.

Whether working with individuals, businesses, couples or corporations, this is the central work that needs to be done, for people to get the results that they actually desire - as opposed to what they think they want!

When a person is plugged back into their inner compass of values and priorities, it's much easier to quit old, unhelpful patterns and set new goals that are meaningful - and follow through on them.

When we're plugged back into our inner compass, we can show up as ourselves. And feel great doing so.

I see clients online, or, at Koruhub, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand.

"What people yearn for is to be seen and  understood, so they can get back in touch with their heart-brain, which then drives their motivation."

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