Clients Reviews

Testimonials from real people

I give each client an opportunity to re-examine their path in life and business. Clients who finish one of my coaching sessions or workshops come away energised and inspired. They have adopted a more beneficial mindset in managing challenges and pursuing goals. 
Check out some of their experiences below and contact me to add yours!

Angelika's workshop was very beneficial. I really enjoyed learning about communication and how to give and receive feedback effectively. She created an environment that was enjoyable and felt save. I think our work culture will be more cohesive after her workshop :-)

J. G.,  Kindergarten in Nelson

I enjoyed all of it!!! Great delivery and the games were such a good way to generate discussion and self analysis for me as a learner....Angelika is non judgemental in her approach and during the workshop it is easy to open up to fully participate and feel safe.

Kindergarten Manager in Nelson

Angelika not only challenged me to think about what was important to me for personal growth but got me thinking about the endless possibilities that were open to me.
Her encouragement has given me license to explore my creative side as well as my intellectual curiosity. Already I am taking action!

Kathy K.

In November we were faced with a potential bullying situation in our team and Angelika proved to be our lifeline!
Not only did she swiftly extinguish the spiraling conflict, she also pin pointed weaknesses within our structure and processes that needed urgent attention and aided our team to better work together. We are so grateful!

Small business team in Nelson


"Just want to thank you for the coaching session we had on the 4th September, it was really the best business coaching session I had in a long time. 
The session really helped me to get a better perspective on what I am capable of and to know what areas I need some improvements in. 
Thank you so much, I really do appreciate it.

J. Welgemoed, Your Success Business Advice

"You were absolutely awesome, the team has been buzzing all day!
Your delivery was spot on for what we needed.
Thank you for your 'Presentation Delivery' workshop.

Rosie Bartlett, Manager Parks & Facilities, Nelson City Council

"Thanks for today's workshop on Presentation Delivery. It was really great and we learnt a lot! Will give you some stellar recommendations where I can!

Luke Swart, Your Success

"I've come away from my first ever Lifecoaching Session, feeling sooo inspired and uplifted. Encouraging and showing me how to change my narrative of the past 12 months is mind-blowing. Looking forward to learning more from you, Angelika."

S. R. currently job-hunting


"Big thanks to Angelika Barnes for her course on "Self Promotion'. I would highly recommend her. We learnt so much and had a great time doing so! The workshop helped me immensely in developing a clear, concise & compelling way of presenting and promoting myself in future business environments. Angelika is a great presenter." Luke Swart - Your Success

Luke Swart, Your Success Business Advice

"Wonderful workshop! (Promote Yourself) My time here has helped me drill down into finding my best way of expressing what I do for our clients"

Sara Cooper, Illumin8 Lighting Design

"This workshop was excellent! Well presented, fun and of real practical help!"

Penny Toft, Mr Whippy

"This workshop (Find Your Sales Voice) was very beneficial for me. It helped me to actually hear my own pitch and what it sounds like to others. I gained much more confidence and ideas to better present myself."

Claire Taylor, Holistic Pulsing


“I approached Angelika for Business Coaching, but by conversing with her soon realised that I needed guidance in my personal life. I am so appreciative of Angelika's intuition and wisdom. It feels like a big weight has been lifted.”

Simon C.

“I only had 2 days left  to prepare a PPP about myself as part of an interview for a high ranking position. Angelika coached me on how to best deliver a self-promoting presentation that I believed in 100%, so I came across as a confident, knowledgeable and appealing candidate. In the process I could feel myself growing inches in self-confidence, truly transforming myself and hence my presentation to something I felt proud of. Yes, I got offered the job! Thank you so much!”

Jirka Mares

“We have just finished a major restructuring process in our business under Angelika’s professional guidance and the outcome is fantastic! In collaboration with our team Angelika streamlined and optimised our internal processes, making workflow more efficient and more satisfying for everybody. I was impressed by Angelika’s professionalism and her profound understanding of business processes. Working with her has given our company a fresh approach and a tremendous boost. I would recommend working with Angelika to anybody wanting to improve business structures, work flows and team building.”

Martina Koennecke, NZ Immigration Concepts

“Find Your ‘Sales’ Voice was an awesome workshop, because it was practical! I loved that we got so much opportunity to practice in a safe, friendly and positive environment. I already feel more confident and appreciated the valuable feedback I got from everyone.”

Isabella Merschdorf, Tales Content & Copywriting


“Angelika has a great talent for delivering complicated concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.  Her delivery style is clear, inclusive and energetic.  She strives to make every coaching session as interactive as possible. ”

Robin Smith

“For anyone else reading this, the word coaching can often make us feel nervous, speaking for myself its the fear of being judged I think. Angelika has a bright cheery disposition that instantly makes you feel completely at ease. ”

Linda Cunningham, Tall Poppy Real Estate

”I attended Angelika's 'Find Your Sales Voice' workshop, practicing my Elevator Pitch. I was sufficiently encouraged to get out and express my pitch. I’ve gone from nervous to comfortable.  It was fascinating to take part and to watch others and myself, develop further!”

Chantell Bramley, Chalkbox Nelson

“I love working with Angelika – she oozes confidence, support and a wealth of experience in all that she presents and teaches.”

Jacqui Ward, Abel HR People & Performance


"I enjoyed "Promote Yourself" immensely. I struggled with how and what to introduce myself. Now I feel much more confident and ready to go out and present myself."

Ro-Charlle Pitcut, Your Success

"Excellent seminar (Find Your Sales Voice)! Angelika covered all she promised. I loved the role plays and learned heaps."

Wendy Rankin, Wild Tomato

”I attended Angelika's 'Find Your Sales Voice' workshop and found it FANBLOODYTASTIC!!! It was educational, informative and thought-provoking."

Kyra Woodlansey, Workbridge

"Find Your Sales Voice Workshop helped me to work out all the important facts and strengthened and gained confidence in my presentation skills."

Felicity Yates, Flossie Balloons


Angelika, your educational session this morning was exceptional, a totally motivating way to start the day and looking around the room, every single person was 100% engaged. Outstanding. A natural born leader and motivator!!!

Jessie Creedmore, Fairfax Media

"What a fantastic way you ran the meeting today. Your enthusiasm got us all in the mood which carried on to be a great meeting. Thanks also for the way you were able to help me with such constructive feedback. I learn from you every meeting!


"You appear to be very familiar and confident with speaking via a screen, Angelika. The content of your speech was well pitched for our audience. I felt you delivered just the right amount of information, in a clear and accessible way.  The way you linked your introduction, personal story, the theory on using the logical analytical part of our brain when our fight flight feeling brain is over activated, was clear and uncluttered. It is relevant to us all, and empowering at a time when we can feel we have little control. An excellent speech, very well structured and delivered with warmth and professionalism.


"Your voice your Signature: It's wonderful that you do such helpful instructional speeches, Angelika. Particularly found it fascinating to learn about coloring the voice. Your xercises are always so engaging, helping us loosen up and implement the learning.


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