hey perfectionist

i'm neens

Well actually the name on my passport is Nina but only my parents really call me that… 

My pronouns are she/her and I live in beautiful Wellington, the capital of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

I’m a self-proclaimed personal growth geek and just love learning and exploring – typical Enneagram 5 haha. My main topics of interest are mindset, psychology & behaviour change and mental health. I love those topics so much that I’m currently back at uni going after a Graduate Diploma in Psychology 🤓

When I’m not studying or supporting clients, I’m an Agile Coach for a local NZ organisation where I help teams and individuals work more effectively.

where it ALL started...

Five years ago I found myself in quite the shitty headspace. We’re talking feeling down a lot, the inner critic having a field day and adult sized tantrums because things were a bit shit.

I had just been diagnosed with a hip injury (that eventually needed surgery) which was just the latest in a string of injuries and setbacks in the gym. Cue pity parties almost every day and wishing the injuries away (cause that’s how this works, right?) so everything could go back to ‘normal’…

Then something changed – I got curious and began to wonder if there was another way to navigate what I was dealing with. I started to develop an interest in personal growth and self-development. I started to read, listen and watch anything I could get my hands on and over time developed strategies and tools to help me take charge of my thoughts and mindset again.

how it's going

That experience led me on my path of wanting to support others as a coach, especially the overthinkers and perfectionists out there.

I want to help you realise that you don’t need to do everything perfectly and I want to provide you with tools to start chatting back to that inner critic

Most importantly though – I want you to understand your mind better so you can navigate life more compassionately (especially with yourself!!).

You can do hard things and get shit done – but without being a dick to yourself!

3 random facts about me

I was born and raised in Wuppertal, Germany but you wouldn’t know it if you hear me talk – no accent here!

Coffee didn’t appeal to me until my mid 20s but since then I can’t get enough! My favourite way to enjoy it is Americano style.

I enjoy powerlifting style training sprinkled in with a bit of running (when I’m not rehabbing a herniated disc) and am very privileged to have a home gym where I can lift to my heart’s content.


no more putting it off

it's time to get shit done

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qualifications & experience

Certifications are awesome and we’re strong believers in continuing education in this corner of the internet so you can read up on mine below. I will add though that knowledge means sweet FA if you don’t apply it – which is why we also share and discuss our lived experiences.

Precision Nutrition Level 1 Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching Certification
Girls Gone Strong L1 Women’s Coaching Specialist
New Zealand Certificate in Sports Coaching
Graduate Diploma in Arts – Psychology – in progress 

Inner Level Coaching Values and where I stand

I stand against racism and believe that indigenous lives matter, BIPOC lives matter, LBGTQ+ lives matter, trans lives matter. Continuous (un) learning and challenging my own world views and how I’ve benefited from my white privilege is very important to me. 
At Inner Level Coaching we believe in science and critical thinking and the tools and strategies used inside ILC coaching containers and programs are rooted in peer-reviewed, evidence-based research.

Curiosity is one of the core values of Inner Level Coaching and this encompasses continuing education along with understanding that we all learn and communicate differently.