My name is Sandra Niccoli and I am originally from Italy.
I have spent 13 years living in London and Scotland and I have been in New Zealand for the past 15 years in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. I have been very lucky to have lived in different countries and experienced a variety of cultures, allowing me to have a broader appreciation and understanding of people of all backgrounds.
It has always been important for me to work with people and assist them to reach their goals and fulfill their aspirations. I know what it is like to be at your lowest point. I have been through a lot in my personal life and I am so grateful to have turned my life around and enjoy every minute of it now.
My motto is: Love yourself first, because that is who you will be spending the rest of your life with and don’t let anything or anyone prevent you from making your dreams come true.
Fifteen years ago I started working with people with disabilities, who inspired me with their determination and courage to make their lives as rich and rewarding as they could be. That experience was the spark that started me on the path to become deeper involved in coaching and I started to do volunteer work with youth and working in the mental health field.
It’s only after my daughter grew up and became independent that I was able to fully pursue this and re-train in this field. I am living proof that it is never too late to change your life and this is why I love to help people reach their full potential and follow their dreams.
I have qualifications in the following fields:
- Diploma in Counselling Psychology
- Life Coach at The Career Academy
- National Certificate in Health Disability and Aged Support
- National Certificate in Mental Health
- Diploma in Youth Development and Counselling
- Certificate in Child Psychology
- Certificate in Adolescent Psychology
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma in Psychology and Counselling
- Certificate in Mindfulness
- Kahikatea Certificate in Social Service
I have now reached a point in my life where I am able to offer private life coaching sessions to whoever can benefit from a little extra help and guidance.
As a life coach my job is to help people make progress in their lives in order to attain greater fulfillment. I aid people in improving their relationships, careers and day-to-day lives. In creating these strategies, life coaches use your unique skills and gifts.