Mariska du Preez

Mariska du Preez

Coach, Waikato

Mariska is a leadership and transition coach, passionate about growing those within the leadership and engineering fields to implement strategies, grow and improve the individual's performance and value while elevating the industry.

With her background in engineering and the corporate environment, she can easily navigate these environments when bringing coaching and facilitation into this space. Within this space, she has observed individuals meeting challenges stepping into leadership roles. Through coaching, she helps identify the systems, mindset, actions and beliefs needed to step into their leadership role. This approach enables the leader to create balance, building solid relationships and teams, effective delegation, and clear communication and agreements.

She is innovative, creative, and practical at heart. Her scientifically-based coaching approach emphasises Positive Psychology and Vertical development. Originally from South Africa, she has an intimate knowledge of significant life transitions and how to navigate that change.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Associate Certified Coach (ICF)
  • Accelerating Coach Excellence Certified Coach (7 Paths Forward)
  • Certified Holistic Life, Career and Executive Coach (GII)
  • Thinking Practitioner (TimeToThink)
  • Master of Applied Management
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Certificate in Project Management

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I really enjoyed Alison's coaching style - warm and connected but still challenging and accountability-driven. I have implemented tools and ideas discussed based on my profile tests. I have some techniques I can now utilise quickly and effectively when in workplace situations that might produce a strong emotional response, so that I can self-regulate at speed and communicate effectively.

Karin is a really fantastic coach. I really enjoyed her toolkit and ideas for moving me forward. She was able to challenge my thinking and it was good to get a second opinion on things. Loved the Strengths conversation and to have that lens in place to practically move forward in my leadership journey.

It went really well. I appreciated the empathy given. I really, really enjoyed Kathryn being able to read me so well, it was awesome to have that feedback about myself. I now do not have to go back and have a second discussion in order to rectify what I have agreed to that I didn't actually want to agree to in the first place!


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