I provide performance coaching via key notes, workshops & individual sessions
(Individual sessions are typically via phone or Skype)
I have expertise in (see testimonials below):
- boosting productivity – produce better work in less time (& learn how guilt-free fun can enhance your work effectiveness – I can show you the research!)
- reducing procrastination & workaholism (the latter being fancy procrastination)
- boosting motivation the easy way – a crash course in behavior psychology (I spent 10 years studying psychology so you didn’t have to)
- reducing bullying in all its forms: workplace, school, online, & in the home
- mental hygiene – learn to use psychological tools to reduce depression, anxiety, stress, & OCD
- the relationship between chronic stress & impaired physical & mental health – understand the three key ways chronic stress impairs the immune system, as well as mental health. Other topics covered are effective methods of reducing existing stress, as well as the important and less-well-known techniques for reducing stress at source.
- boosting E.Q. – become less reactive and less stressed, as well less judgmental, less defensive, less rejecting, and more accepting of others and yourself: All important qualities for successful relationships and leadership.
Contact Rebecca to begin helping yourself, your team or your students, reduce stress, stop procrastinating, boost productivity, and generally discover an easier way of being in the World.
“I really loved your talk and was totally inspired. My procrastination level had been over the top for quite a while. I was getting through each day just spending half my time thinking about what I should be doing next […]. I used [the psychological technique] religiously for a week and was totally stunned by how much I achieved!! I was having problems filling up the day with tasks as I had never structured myself so well before […]
I was achieving lots and ‘getting things done’ so well it felt like magic. I had a month where the wheels fell off and I was away from home with family deaths and stuff and I noticed by not using [the psychological technique] I was falling back into old habits again. So I am back on to it and can’t thank you enough for the wisdom you shared. It works really well for me and has quite realistically changed my life. Keep up the great work. I’ve subscribed to your emails now as I am really impressed with your work. Enough of my banter – my 10 minute break is coming up 🙂 Regards Robyn”
‘D.W.’ PART-TIME UNIVERSITY STUDENT, BUSINESS OWNER, WIFE, MOTHER, TAURANGA
“A+! I’m pretty chuffed with that!!!!! I am very proud of getting more life balance along with study and getting an amazing result! Thank you Rebecca, understanding what was behind my procrastination and self-sabotaging behaviors was like turning the light on. I am now able to move forward with confidence (and less fear) knowing that I have an amazing toolkit of learnings and techniques to help keep me on track. You’re a star!”
‘SIMON’ PERFORMANCE COACHING CLIENT
“It’s been an interesting journey with Rebecca. [She] has helped me understand myself in the ways I think and operate. This is allowing me to deal with difficult situations and day to day life in a much better way rather than how I used to; with anger and punishing myself or others.
We have done some interesting experiments and I look forward to doing more. Seeing, noticing, and feeling change is great”.
Dr. TAMASIN TAYLOR, FORMERLY UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
“I strongly recommend Rebecca Stafford as a counsellor and a coach in both the academic and emotional support capacities. I came to her in a stressed state whilst in the last months of finishing my PhD in 2014. My anxiety had climbed to unsustainable levels and was inhibiting my progress.
Talking to Rebecca calmed me, and gave me the confidence to complete my PhD. She also taught me effective skills to improve my emotional health.
Rebecca was very easy to talk to. I felt that she was really hearing me, and although I felt ‘silly’ and ‘needy;’ she made me feel secure and respected no matter what I said.”
Contact Rebecca to arrange personal performance coaching, presentations, or workshops
SABRINA GREGORIAN, WRITER, LOS ANGELES
“Within a few minutes of talking with Rebecca, my puzzling, frustrating behaviors started to make much more sense to me. She provided me with enlightening information as well as with the tools to apply the information to my life, and with her help I’ve made some great changes.
One of which I know many people struggle with… exercising. This had been a struggle of mine for years, but within a month of working with Rebecca I now exercise one hour a day, at least five days a week.. and I absolutely love it. This has impacted the quality of my life in ways I can’t put into words. I’ve also become more efficient overall – in time management and work productivity.
But what I believe made all my progress possible is Rebecca’s kind, humane, empathetic approach. She taught me the importance of self-compassion and celebrating my own successes, no matter how small they might seem – and it’s this new learned attitude that has paved an expedited path for growth. And Rebecca did this all while making the process of learning enjoyable, personalized, and funny”.
FORMER MASTERS STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
“Rebecca was a lifesaver when I was struggling to complete my Master’s thesis. Procrastination and dubious time management habits had me in a pickle and Rebecca steered me in the right direction at the right time. Her understanding of what I needed initially and then the subsequent supportive guidance got me to the finish line. I still wonder how I would have fared without her intervention”
“Rebecca (on procrastination) was BRILLIANT. Loved her enthusiasm and her [personal outlook].
TERESA NAGEL, M.Sc., WELLINGTON
“I was privileged to have Rebecca’s guidance at the time I was struggling to complete my Master’s thesis. By encouraging me to practice [psychological] strategies, I was able to manage my anxiety and overcome my procrastination.
Had it not been for Rebecca […] I doubt I would have been able to continue. I owe the completion of my thesis entirely to her intervention”