“I’ve read a lot of advice but your advice is philosophically superior – you understand people.”

~ Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan, Former Minister of Parliament, New Zealand


“I absolutely love it.”

“Meeting Cassandra was an absolute delight. She packed and shipped my painting for me and it arrived safely in Sydney. It is now adorning my bedroom wall and I absolutely love it. I am sure looking at it will bring me many years of pleasure and remind me of some great memories of my trip to Kerikeri.”

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“A work of art I adore!”

“The paintings got my attention there were a couple that I fell in love with but unfortunately due to the small walls in my beach house neither were the right size…!!! So Cassandra, this smiling happy, vivacious & deeply motivating artist with who I’d only just met, yet already felt a connection with,  suggested I commission a painting which immediately got me thinking… Well, at least I’ll get exactly what I want. I’ve ended up with a painting that’s put my feelings and my colours and my touch into… a work of art I adore! I thought it would be hard to explain feelings without a picture but that is what Cassandra is so good at interpreting. I feel like I’ve been part of the whole creative experience which to me has added so much more meaning.”

“You have exceeded our expectations.”

“We love it. You have exceeded our expectations.” (Health Commission, ‘Always Summer.’)


“Your work speaks to my soul in a major way.”

“The pieces inspire such positive feelings.”

“Wow! So amazing to see your pieces in reality. They have so much life in them.”

“Your work has a magical, spiritual quality. I just love them. Really love them.”




“I never met a beautiful soul who finally understood me.”

“In Maoridom for me, I will relate to you as a  Kaitiaki, meaning ‘guardian’. How I became to have you in my path was purely by spiritual contact a nudge an inner tiny voice directing me to you. Cass, you don’t realize the great healing you have in the pit of your soul and you were born to spread compassion. You have those who watch over you and mine in return and yet they all speak the same language to us who are willing to hear and feel.   In such a long time have I never met a beautiful soul who finally understood me, who went within and helped me grow from our sessions.”

~ Victoria Rahiri



“I know she understands where I’m coming from and gets results.”

“I’ve worked with Cassandra for more than ten years. When I feel I need some expert advice and guidance she is the first person I think of. I know she understands where I’m coming from and gets results. I always finish sessions with new ways of thinking about situations and feeling better about where I’m at plus achievable action items. Currently, I’m working with her while I’m outside New Zealand and although I know face-to-face is always preferable I still feel I get what I need to get on and reach my goals. It’s nice to know this distance coaching approach works as I really value the connection that I have developed over time and get a lot from working with her. Try it and see if works for you!”

~ Rob A. Melbourne, 2020


“I come away from our sessions feeling energised and empowered.”

“Cassandra has been great to work with. She’s flexible in her approach, but also keeps the coaching sessions focused and productive. I was unsure about having the coaching via Skype, but it hasn’t been a problem at all. I still feel a strong sense of immediacy and connection and come away from our sessions feeling energised and empowered.”

~ Jan, Communications Professional


“I have renewed hope for finding my way.”

“Thank YOU!  Our coaching was immensely helpful, and I have renewed hope for finding my way.  You are simply lovely, and brilliant, and wise.  So glad our energies aligned and I found you! I am also so enjoying your books and will give more feedback as I go as well as post reviews online.  And they will be GLOWING, I can assure you!”

~ Lisa Webb, artist, New York


“Manifesting my dream of running a holistic business from home.”

“A coaching session with Cassandra is like a light switch to a light bulb. My ideas were there but without that light switch I wasn’t able to see them and manifest my dream of running a holistic business from home. Straight away, Cassandra was able to get to the heart of my core values and how to put them into a dream business. I now have the sense of purpose and drive to achieve my business goals. Cassandra’s warm personality and positive approach make her a joy to work with. I recommend her to anyone who wants to unlock their personal and professional potential.”

~ Shelley, writer & Reiki practitioner, New Zealand



“I experienced a movement of energy and am inspired again, finally!”

“It was the first day at work today and I loved it! So good to be back in the industry 🙂 I told me husband about my session, he didn’t say much—just what did I think of it. I told him I thought it was on the mark! It’s been a pretty crazy period in my life. It’s nice having time out from overthinking to be actually doing. As a result of our coaching, I’ve experienced a movement of energy and am inspired again, finally!”

~ Terri D.


“Hit onto to my real passion straight away.”

“Thanks so much for the reading.   I found it very interesting.   One of the things I thought after I sent you my questions was “aaargh”, I should have asked about my real passion: property and what I can look forward to there but it seems I didn’t need to ask as you hit on to that straight away.”

~ Lisa V.




“You make it easy for us to give people a feeling of being valued.”

“You make it easy for us to give people a feeling of being valued, and help us to unleash some of their latent potential. In the long term, we gain rejuvenated and motivated employees who are playing with the whole racket.”

~ Terry McCaul, Executive Director of HR, Statistics New Zealand


“Without Cassandra’s support and encouragement, my ability to lead the changes needed would have been severely affected.”

“For a number of years, I having been driven to humanise prisons. Rimutaka Pride is my vision to achieve this and in my own mind, I knew exactly what it looked like. Cassandra was able to coach me through the process of having a personal vision, to communicating and implementing the changes needed to make my vision the prison’s vision. Cassandra achieved this by coaching me through a number of different decision-making frameworks, the most comfortable (for me) of which was Beckhards change equation. Without Cassandra’s support and encouragement, my ability to lead the changes needed would have been severely affected. I am now able to link my personal goals and values with the strategic goals of the Department and this has created a win-win work environment.

The work that Cassandra has completed on both L5 and PCO level staff in the general competencies such as listening skills, confronting direct reports and motivating others has been invaluable and has enabled this site to step up to the changing environment. We are going to be facing a lot of change in the New Year and this site is not only ready but is welcoming of that change.

Finally, Cassandra has encouraged us to speak out about our successes. This may not seem that big a deal, but Rimutaka Prison gained a reputation a number of years ago that rocked its confidence and the site is very weary of sticking its hand up in the fear that it will draw negative attention. There are some who will always seek out the negative and I have already received some negative comments about some of the initiatives we are trying to implement, mainly because they challenge existing thinking and this can make people feel threatened. Cassandra has given us the strength to stand up to criticism and to emphasise the positive. Something we are getting very good at.”

~  Richard Symonds, Former Prison Manager, Rimutaka Prison


  • please note, some names have been changed to protect privacy – however, the feedback is genuine.

Live and work with purpose, passion, and prosperity no matter where you are in New Zealand or the world. I can help you reach your potential by phone, Skype or by e-mail. Schedule an appointment here—I’d love to provide guidance and support to help you live your best life.

I am an artist, storyteller, intuitive guide, mentor and Reiki master. All my creations are infused with positive energy , inspiration, and light. I believe in magic and the power of beauty, joy, love, purpose, and creativity to transform your life. My greatest joy is helping your realize your dreams. That makes my soul sing!

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