BSc. Psychology (University of Canterbury)
Diploma Professional Coaching (Southern Institute of Technology)
Master Trainer HR Profiling Australasia
Marina Shearer has 30 years experience is a facilitator and coach. After completing her degree at Canterbury University she was employed by CLEAR Communications in the PhonePower department where she supported Call Centres in their training needs. After leaving CLEAR Marina retained a strong link to Call Centres working with the Christchurch City Council, Ravensdown Fertiliser, Inland Revenue, Meridian and many more.
For 15 years Marina facilitated for the NZIM Institute of Management in Customer Service, Communications, Team Development and Leadership. Reg Garters was a fantastic mentor to Marina during these years and opened many doors for her professional development.
After the Christchurch earthquake took down Christchurch business opportunities Marina focused on building an online business she and husband Craig had begun called RhodoDirect. This side hustle became her main focus as she juggled motherhood and studying for her Diploma in coaching while running the online nursery. In 2020 after 20 years in business RhodoDirect was sold and Marina returned full-time to her first passion.
Marina is currently a contract facilitator to MHERC (Mental Health Education and Resource Centre) as well as a coach to business clients.
Marina is certified to offer the following profiling services:-
Strong Interest Inventory– a careers tool highly recommended for senior students and young adults contemplating their future opportunities.
Extended DISC profiling – for individuals, couples and teams.
Prepare/Enrich – couples relationship coaching for those couples preparing for marriage or wanting to work on their relationships.
Corporate and Business Opportunities
workshops can be tailored to your needs
Team Coaching and Profiling – designed to help teams connect, relate and perform.
Strategic Development – custom created according to your needs and co-facilitated with coach Trish Colman
Conflict Resolution – resolving conflict and managing yourself through the process.
Sustain – managing stress and coping with overwhelm and burnout.
Photos: Marina speaking at the Hurunui Refill Your Cup conference. Topic “Every woman needs to know her story”