About Me

Welcome to my coaching web-site. My name is John Gray. I am a business and personal development (Life) coach. Qualifications: LLB (Victoria University), Dip.Coaching

My legal career background is as a senior legal practitioner who has over 30 years’ experience in private legal practice. For over ten of those years I had successfully established and operated my own legal practice in Wellington.

Having spent many years operating as a lawyer interpreting and enforcing the law of the land I came to realise that I was anxiously living life in a black and white box focussing on what could go wrong.

I came to see the glass as half empty rather than half full! This emphasis also insidiously crept into my personal life and impacted on my personal relationships. I had become disillusioned and unhappy.

In my search for understanding generated by a growing realisation that my career as a lawyer no longer served me (except on a practical level) I developed an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and voraciously devoured many texts on psychology and Eastern and Western Religions.

This search eventually led me to obtaining a Diploma in Coaching after studying with Anne Hartley one of Australasia’s leading personal coaches. In 2007 I commenced working for a well known national business coaching company.

As an experienced and skilled personal and business coach I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with individuals and business owners who are motivated to explode their personal and business potential through a powerful process of self-enquiry.

In 2003  I set up self-M Powered Coaching Limited as a vehicle to operate my coaching practice. This company continues to successfully partner with highly motivated individuals and business owners to explode their true potential for success, happiness and fulfillment in business and life.

My coaching practice includes:

  • “Personal Coaching”: a dynamic process of self-empowerment for individuals wanting to understand who they are and to unleash their true potential;
  •  “Business Coaching” specifically tailored strategic growth action programmes designed to turbo charge your business and to take it to the next level.

For more detail about these courses please refer to the Coaching Services section of this website.