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About Us

Life not living up to your expectations? Doing good, but looking for great? Something out of whack? Is it time to make a change?

Our Mission

Our mission at Kinetic Potential is to empower people to create more joy-full lives for themselves and the people around them.

We love to teach people how to take control of what they are thinking, feeling and doing – so they can live their lives by design, not by default.

compass closeWe work with clients individually using a range of methodologies including NLP, hypnotherapy, mBraining techniques and more. Click here to learn more about the tools in our toolbox.

Our approach in these one-to-one sessions is centred around coaching with compassion. We know that all behaviour is motivated by a positive intention and that everyone is doing the best that they can with the tools they currently have. Our job is to provide you with more tools and more choices..

Our clients are often delighted at how quickly these sessions can make significant improvements.  We offer these as stand alone sessions or you can take advantage of Kickstarter package – which gives you three sessions at a special rate. This will allow us to do our initial investigation and preliminary work, deeper change/motivation work and then a follow up to see how the improvements are integrating in your life and ensure you maintain the new momentum

We also run group training sessions to help people better understand how to run their brains.

A specialty of ours is teaching the Transforming Communication course to help people create positive and loving relationships that last, even in difficult circumstances.
We can work with children, adults, and the entire family system. Our coaching work helps people across a range of contexts including personal, sporting, business and family.

Carleen Pearce

Carleen Pearce

Transformational coach

Carleen’s passion is coaching, speaking and teaching in order to facilitate positive change in individuals and in organisations.

As well as one-on-one coaching, she works with organisations to deliver skills training in effective communication, and employee well-being.

Your confidential one-to-one coaching sessions with Carleen will be characterized by her genuine and compassioniate approach, coupled with powerful techniques for wellness and change. Clients often describe their delight at how quickly and easily Carleen has guided them to new insights and brighter futures. Leaving them with tools they can continue to use long after sessions have ended.

Carleen is certified as both Practitioner and Master Practitioner of NLP, is a certified ICI Coach and mBraining coach, has a certificate in clinical hypnosis, is a certified Transforming Communications instructor, as well as being trained in several other methodologies.

Carleen has had a varied career including editor of a corporate newspaper and retail property administration and has had careers in both NZ and Canada. Her background in high pressure administration roles made Carleen something of an expert on complex systems and how they work. And that expertise is now one of her key strengths as a coach as she helps her clients strengthen the systems and communities they belong to.

Her years working in schools, on top of successfully managing our own blended family, has driven a particular interest in family systems and helping children and parents to become more resourceful.

Michael Fooks

Michael Fooks

Transformational Coach

Michael works to facilitate change and empowerment at both personal and organisational levels. After a 10 year career in the IT industry in sales and leadership roles Michael switched his focus to developing others full-time. Since 2004 he has been working with some of New Zealand’s largest organisations to empower their people with new skills, attitudes and capabilities.

At an individual level Michael works with his clients to design and create more fulfilling lives. With an academic background in Psychology at Auckland University, he has also been certified at the Practitioner and Master Practitioner levels of NLP, holds a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy is a certified instructor of Transforming Communications and is also certified in personality profiling tools such as DISC, TetraMap and the Language and Beahviour (LAB) Profile.

Michael uses these skills and his experience to quickly navigate to the core of client issues and teach his clients new ways of thinking which offer more powerful choices.

His approach is characterised by insight, humour and authenticity.

Michael is also a keen martial artist and holds black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Aikido.  He has won multiple gold medals in both New Zealand and Australia and is owner and head coach of GroundControl Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts.


Together, Carleen and Michael successfully navigate the challenges of a blended family and running multiple businesses and enjoy every minute of it along with their three children.