Meet Jemma

Summary of Experience

  • 3 years in the U.K prison service providing rehabilitative services and teaching cognitive behavioural programmes (e.g enhanced thinking skills, anger management)
  • 3 years management experience in the education sector, providing career and personal development coaching for final year students
  • 4 years experience as a vocational consultant and life coach for a private practice in New Zealand, including vocational assessments, pre-employment assistance, work placements and facilitating  training workshops throughout the North Island
  • Last 6 years as the business owner of Headway Life Coaching in Tauranga providing personal and professional coaching services for organisations and individuals both in New Zealand and internationally as well as facilitating on training programmes and running seminars

Qualifications/Areas of Expertise

  • BSc Psychology (Hons)
  • National Certificate - Business (First Line Management)
  • Certified enhanced thinking skills tutor
  • Certified CALM (controlling anger and learning to manage it) tutor
  • Member of the NZLCA (New Zealand Life Coaching Association)
  • Member of the AC – (Association for Coaching)
  • Trained Co-Active Life Coach
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching
  • National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy (vocational)
  • Current ACC provider

My clients include:

  • The NZ Fire Service
  • ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation)
  • Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
  • KiwiRail
  • Katikati Resource Centre
  • Waihi Community Resource Centre
  • The Tauranga Club
  • Kids on 19
  • Maungatapu School
  • CYF (Child, Youth & Family)
  • Wave Creative Communications Agency
  • Avalon
  • Steel & Tube
  • Higgins Construction
  • Aerocool
  • NZET

About Jemma

Tell us a little about yourself?

I’m Jemma McLoughlin, life coach, facilitator and consultant based in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. I am originally from Manchester in the UK but emigrated to New Zealand in 2006. I married my soul mate in 2007 and we have settled in the bay to enjoy all it has to offer. I love life, make the most of opportunities and I am certainly not afraid of change.

Why did you decide to become a life coach?

From a young age I was fascinated by people and their behaviour, I wanted to understand why people behaved in certain ways and why people make certain choices in life. My academic study of psychology broadened my knowledge and understanding of the human mind and behavior. I have motivated, taught, supported, and uplifted people throughout my career. My decision to become a life coach was a natural progression from previous roles to make a difference and add value and assist others to achieve their very best. I have a special interest in helping people live life to the full, to be healthy in their body and mind. My intention for all my clients is to achieve positive and permanent results and to create lasting change.

What is your style of coaching?

Positive, honest, professional and results oriented. My style of coaching incorporates positive psychology, cognitive behavioural techniques and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP).

What makes you smile?

(not in any particular order) - Sunshine, icecream, my adopted cat, a glass of wine, my husband, yoga, zumba fitness, assisting others to achieve their potential

What are you most proud of?

Emigrating and settling in New Zealand
My marriage
Helping hundreds of people achieve positive change and amazing results
Creating and growing my business

Some other interesting facts about me:

I used to play the piano
I have completed the Tongariro crossing
I love dancing
I lost three stone in weight when I was 18 and have kept it off since
I gave up smoking at age 28
I have experienced lunch in the Grand Canyon



Headway Life Coaching, Te Puna, Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand  
Phone:  07 552 5695 · Mobile: 021 0228 5880 ·