Life Coaching Wellington

Nau mai, Afio mai

Born and bred in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand with Māori and Samoan lineage in our blood lines, we are woven into a world enriched with culture and traditions.

Our paths have been laid out for us by our people, who were among many that migrated from the Pacific to Aotearoa in search for a better way of life for themselves and their families. The product of our parents and grandparents’ sacrifices, we are carrying the torch, and embarking on a journey to help others find a better way of life.

Leadership, personal and professional development coaching programmes

Navigating Worlds is a life coaching service for people who are sailing every day between their different roles and responsibilities (worlds)  – personal, professional, and leadership – and living authentically to who they are.

As indigenous people ourselves, we specialise in coaching to empower you to
create a better world within and around you.

What is life coaching?

With any type of sport, you would expect to have a coach to help you improve and ultimately win. Have you played a sport without having a coach on the sideline cheering you on and guiding you?

Well, sometimes our lives need a bit of coaching too, and that’s where we can help.

Read more about our life coaching services.

Who are we?

We are Māori and Samoan women qualified in life coaching, whose passion is to help you discover your purpose, lean into your unlimited potential, and stand in your power.

We combine science, spirituality, and mindset techniques to teach you the power of you. This is the key to reaching your potential.

Find out more about Kailah Saupese and Justina To’omata .

Navigate with us

Are you not living authentically? Perhaps you’re always saying yes to everyone and everything. You’re the “go-to” person for your friends, family and work colleagues.

Perhaps you feel guilty saying no or feel obliged because it’s expected of you. But then you feel you’ve lost yourself and fall into a space you can’t get yourself out of. You’re on the emotional roller-coaster ride of being a parent, a sibling, a friend, and a career-driven person. You’ve found yourself at a crossroads and have no idea where to begin or you can’t even describe the feeling.

We know, because as people with an indigenous background, we’ve been exactly where you are. We’ve felt what you’ve felt. Everything you are feeling and experiencing is valid. It doesn’t matter how strong or resilient you are, there comes a breaking point when you want to be everything for everyone, but can’t do the same for yourself.

We are here for you.

​The life coaching services we offer


It’s our job to show you what’s possible for you. We’re here to coach and support you to navigate positive changes to bridge any gaps in your life. 

Our leadership, professional and personal development coaching programmes are available online and face-to-face.

Navigating 1:1

Personal Empowerment

If you want your life to change, you can’t make decisions based on who you’ve always been. Instead, you begin to make decisions from the place of being the person you know you’re meant to be.

Discover more about your one-on-one personal life coaching experience with us.

Navigating Leadership

Find the successful you

Leadership roles have been a stepping stone to our professional growth. Have you ever felt as if you’ve been torn between your cultural identity and the expectations of being a leader in your career?

With our leadership workshop, you’ll learn to lead like the leader you’re meant to be, get permanent results, and live life on your terms.

Sisters Navigate

Rise with sisters

You’ve been in a long relationship with self-doubt, feeling unworthy and not enough?
You’ve been doing the yoyo diet of comparing yourself with others, and lacking self-belief?
You’ve been selling yourself short because of no self-love or self-respect?

What if there was a better way to live? Find out more about our coaching experience dedicated to helping women rise.

“Working with Lia has been more than effective. She’s not afraid to ask you the hard questions, and she isn’t afraid to push you to get the real answers. At the same time, not forcing you to “see” a perspective - and so I have been encouraged and guided to find answers relevant to my own personal growth in the uncomfortable.

Tackling my doubts and self esteem with realistic, yet affirmative tools has no doubt contributed to my ability to build respect not only for my mental health, but also my spirituality.”

Wellington,  Aotearoa New Zealand 

“I have been fortunate enough to have Kailah through many aspects of my life journey. She has always been that “go to” person to counsel, guide and provide perspective in whichever situation I my have been faced with that at times felt like I had been “out of my depth”.

Kailah is a great listener and has always been able to slow things down, provide perspective, give ideas and most importantly provide strategies to cope with life in general with the main goal of happiness, balance and contentment with what life throws at us daily. Anyone given the opportunity to be coached and mentored by Kailah, know she is trustworthy, non judgemental, encouraging and she truely cares about helping you and will always go above and beyond for her clients.”

Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand