Jan Blair

Counsellor, Career Counsellor, Mediator, High Performance Coach


Life is a challenge, exciting but also full of hurdles and roadblocks. We need to navigate a pathway through these and develop strategies to overcome these impediments to achieving a feeling of positive well being, effective relationships and belief in one self. I am here to work with you to achieve this.

I work with individuals, groups or teams to and facilitate understanding, clarity of direction and goal setting. Through counselling, personal and professional coaching, and experiential activities I believe in getting the best out of the individual, group or team.


Key Areas of Speciality

Are helping clients work through grief, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, life transitions, lack of self esteem, decision making as well as career issues and change including application processes, interview techniques and preparation.

As an experiential trainer in group work key areas would be dealing with conflict, time management, goal setting, effective communication, negotiation skills, giving and receiving feedback, leadership styles, team development and for whatever are the clients’ needs.


My Approach

I offer counselling and coaching using an eclectic ARPI model/ framework and will work with you in a trusting therapeutic relationship empowering you to navigate your way to make changes in your life or lives.

It takes courage to actually admit I am not ok but by doing so it is the first step to achieve the goal of being ok.


About Me

My initial experience and background was a school guidance counsellor during and after my training and study towards my Diploma Guidance and Counselling at Massey University.

Throughout my years as a Senior Manager, culminating in my role of Principal at Kristin School I continued to utilise my counselling skills, training staff and students through experiential activities to work effectively with teams and groups. I also ran counselling skills workshops.

In my career change to Human Resources Coach at the largest law from in NZ my role was to recruit young law students from the universities, develop and facilitate training modules in such skills as time management , conflict resolution, negotiation and at the law schools interviews skills, and CV preparation. A key part of the role was to provide an in house counselling service to all staff and partners.

Since setting up my own business, High Performance Coach, I have continued to offer counselling and coaching to clients in person and on zoom and Skype. I’ve also presented at conferences in Australasia and run workshops in people focussed skills.


Q Registrations and Memberships

- Provisional Member of the NZ Association of Counsellors (ProvMNZAC)

Q Qualifications

- Bachelor of Arts
- Diploma in Teaching
- Diploma in Guidance and Counselling.(Massey)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies(Dispute Resolution. Mediation) (Massey)

Q Recommendations

"By the number of recommendations on Jan's LinkedIn profile alone, one already gets a sense of the tremendous impact that Jan has had on the lives of individuals, professionally and personally. When one reads the details in these recommendations, one learns that Jan is exceptionally insightful, passionate, enthusiastic, highly-experienced and most importantly, genuinely dedicated - she truly cares about the people she works with. This is why Jan reads people so very well and not only is she able to spot talent, she also brings out the best in their potential by empowering them through her mentoring and guidance. I am very privileged to have known Jan for almost 20 years, having first met her in an interview back in 1999-2000 for a scholarship to help support legal studies. To be frank, if not for Jan, I would not have pursued a legal career and be where I am today. I highly recommend Jan and look forward to have the opportunity to work with her again in future.“

"Jan hired me for my first job out of high school and has been an incredible mentor ever since. She has raised the bar for career & personal well-being development through extensive experience with schools, universities and leading corporates. "

Q Appointments

I am flexible with my availability. I would work with you to find the best time around your busy life and my other commitments. I can be available in the evening and potentially weekends.

Q Fees

- $100 per hour inclusive of GST
- payment can be made by cash or internet banking at conclusion of session.