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Image of Marina Shearer - Director & Extended DISC Master Trainer at Profile Coaching NZ


  • BSc. Psychology

  • Dip Professional Coaching 

  • Master Trainer HR Profiling Australasia


Marina Shearer

Marina Shearer has 30 years experience as a facilitator and coach. After completing her degree at Canterbury University she was employed by CLEAR Communications in the PhonePower department where she trained and coached in Call Centres around NZ. After leaving CLEAR Marina retained a strong link to Call Centres working with the Christchurch City Council, Ravensdown Fertiliser, Inland Revenue, Meridian, the NZ Fire service and others.

For 15 years Marina facilitated and coached for the NZ Institute of Management (NZIM) in Customer Service, Communications, Team Development and Leadership. 

After the Christchurch earthquake took down Christchurch business opportunities Marina turned to her entrepreneurial streak and opened an online horticultural business with her farmer husband Craig from their property in Waiau, North Canterbury.  This business flourished and gave Marina the ability to create an income stream while being a mother to their 3 children and waiting for the rebuild of Christchurch.  When the Kaikoura earthquake hit a few years later, their farm was significantly impacted and Marina was grateful for her online business that kept providing while she and her husband managed renovations and farm repairs which took several more years out of her corporate career.


In 2020 their business was sold and Marina returned full-time to her first passion, facilitation and coaching.

Marina is currently Director of Profile Coaching, and also the Director of Thrive for Life

Marina is certified & qualified to offer the following 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.

Team Coaching and Profiling – designed to help teams connect, relate and perform.

Strategic Development – custom created according to your needs.

Conflict Resolution – resolving conflict and managing yourself through the process.

Sustain – managing stress and coping with overwhelm and burnout.

Image of Extended DISC Master Trainer qualification, which is held by Marina Shearer at Profile Coaching NZ

Marina is also a qualified Master Trainer for Extended DISC® training for professional business coaches. 

Logo of Ravensdown - a client of Profile Coaching business coaches New Zealand.

"I requested Marina to profile my team for their professional development. She conducted 1-1 Zoom coaching with them including myself. Our team has gained understanding of themselves, clients and suppliers.


As our team operates in a forever evolving industry we now have the tools we will continue to use to keep us at the leading edge of our industry."

Will Waddell

Team Leader, Ravensdown

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