About Us

Barbara Jaques, ICF Credentialled Coach & Trainer, BBS, Dip. Mgt & Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner

Barbara grew up in Northland, originally from the little city of lights that is Kaiwaka, which nestles on the shores of the mighty Kaipara Harbour, underneath the shadow of Pukekaroro.    

At mindMoves, she's dedicated to activating the inner strength of individuals to lead & inspire harmonious relationships that empower and transform families, communities and ultimately, the planet.  Lofty huh?  And if we each do our little bit to hold the space of grace for each other, slow down, give each other a little of our time, we all benefit.  Barbara would love to meet with you and chat and talk about how you can activate your gifts and develop your mind muscles through one-to-one coaching, one-to-one training, group training and supervision.  

We're all about helping you activate your inner strength by

  • Skilling up to build & maintain enriching relationships;
  • Opening up your view of the world;
  • Uncovering your hidden gifts;
  • Rediscovering your confidence muscles;
  • Creating supportive, empowering beliefs & habits;
  • Effortlessly implementing tiny, easy changes, one caterpillar step at a time.

At mindMoves, we care deeply about: 

  • Growing - igniting the light within by feeding our hunger for knowledge;

  • Reliability - doing the best we can with the resources we have for everyone we connect with;

  • Accepting – everyone has their own journey & views;

  • Confidential - maintaining confidences & acting congruently with our values, ethics & professional commitments;

  • Esteem – honouring all humans with dignity & courteous compassionate regard.

Why use Barbara as your coach or trainer?

  • As a lifetime learner, she's passionate about keeping her own light shining within, growing her knowledge and skills.  A self-confessed 'course junkie' and keen reader (of good old fashioned books where the pages can be turned physically and the aroma of paper and print can be inhaled), she loves sharing her learnings and discoveries.  Would you like to improve your relationships at home or work?  Get better results at work?  Grow beyond your current boundaries?  Focus your business-mind for success?  Barbara can partner with you and champion you to achieve your outcomes.

  • With BIG chunks of experience in the recruitment, administration and general management fields and hundreds of hours of coaching and supervision delivery in a variety of industries, she values integrity and takes a professional approach.   She's committed to walking her talk and partnering with you to get what you want. 

  • Her valuable combination of skills have successfully contributed to improvements in private and public sector organsations in the areas of management, administration and human resources.  Combined with her skills in the field of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming - the study of success), she can help you understand how you think (and how others think - especially the ones that drive you nuts!), and how your thinking and doings impact on the relationships around you.  And you'll probably find out how easy it is to change if you choose to!

  • Her responsibilities have included managing teams and individuals from engagement to restructuring and down-sizing;  developing, implementing and monitoring systems and processes in the operational, management, HR and administrative areas and being her own boss for over 10 years now.  Her biggest challenge is managing her staff of three (me, myself and I)!!  Her first focus is on maintaining her own routines and wellbeing to ensure she meets her client commitments.  

  • She holds a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations (2006).

  • She’s a Master Practitioner of NLP (certification 2007), a Trainer certified by the International Association of NLP (2015), a licensed Transforming Communications Instructor, a Certified Coach (ICI), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and an Approved Supervisor with the NZ Association of NLP.  What does all this mean?  She knows how to hold the space of grace and deeply hear what you're expressing.  

  • This year, she's become a Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner and is the first in Northland, NZ.  You can find out more about Havening on our flyer here.  

  • Barbara's unique combination of skills and experience will provide you with a solid foundation where you will be deeply heard and understood, encouraged, supported and challenged, in a safe, comfortable and confidential space.  If you'd like to move beyond your current mind set and get your mind moving with new possibilities, contact her by clicking here

Qualifications & Education

  • Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner - 2021
  • Supervision and Presence Training - 2018
  • National Certificate in Adult Education & Training L5 - 2017
  • ICF (International Coach Federation) Credentialled Coach (ACC - Associate Certificate Coach) - current
  • LAB (Language and Behaviour) Profile Practitioner - 2015
  • NLP Trainer IANLP (International Association for NLP) - 2015
  • mBIT Coach – Multiple Brain Integration Techniques - 2013
  • Coach—ICI - 2011
  • Transforming Communication Instructor Certification - 2010
  • Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming - Sydney 2007
  • Bachelor of Business Studies – Human Resource Management & Employment Relations - Massey 2006
  • NZ Institute of Management Diploma - Northland Polytechnic 1991