Marina Shearer – Director

BSc. Psychology (University of Canterbury)

Diploma Professional Coaching (Southern Institute of Technology)

Master Trainer HR Profiling Australasia


Based in North Canterbury, New Zealand Marina has 30 years experience in profiling. She studied psychology at the University of Canterbury and holds a Diploma in Professional Coaching from the Southern Institute of Technology NZ. She is a registered Master Trainer with HR Profiling and is certified by Myers Briggs to offer the Strong Interest Inventory.

After graduating from University Marina spent 5 years working for CLEAR Communications as a facilitator/consultant. From there she went to the NZIM (NZ Institute of Management) and spent 15 years facilitating and coaching for them around NZ. Marina is currently a regular facilitator for MHERC (Mental Health Education & Resource Centre)

Marina has worked with organisations like Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, Hurunui District Council, Hurst Holdings, Polkadots preschool, Tree Bears preschool, AMP, Ravensdown Fertiliser, NZ Beef and Lamb, Little Wonders Preschool, Strathallan Lifecare, Mary Doyle Lifecare, North Canterbury Vets, Rangiora Vet Clinic, The Heritage Hotel Hanmer Springs, Viastrada and Ecolab Healthcare.

As a Master Trainer for HR Profiling Ltd Marina supports professional coaches, her role is to train, certify and support coaches as they use the Extended DISC profiling system with their own clients. Find out more about becoming a certified Extended DISC practitioner.


My team and I recently had the pleasure of working with Marina using the Extended DISC behavioural analysis system.  Our underlying objective was to use the DISC process to learn more about ourselves individually, so that we could then use that knowledge as a base for building a great team culture.  Marina’s skill, knowledge, expertise and guidance was very evident when we went through the process; but it was also her compassion and empathy that enabled each one of us to have complete trust in her and be able to talk openly and honestly with her, that proved the most valuable of all.   We now have some great tools and ideas to move forward with and without hesitation I’d recommend her services to one and all – you’ll enjoy the experience.

Barry Winter
Team Manager June 2021