Helping You Through Coaching

What I love the most about being a coach is when I see my clients transform through hard work and commitment. When a client gets that glimmer in their eye, the moment something just clicks. The moment a client has a realisation that is connected to everything that has held them back from pursuing the career path they want, or stepping out of a relationship that no longer makes them happy. 

Although this takes time and effort, it is a brilliant way to guide and support clients through change and transformation.  


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Maggie Cruz

The Life Coaching Counsellor

Maggie has years of experience counselling and coaching clients through their most challenging times and transitions. She brings a sensible understanding of the unique pressures faced by her diverse group of clients which allows her to partner with them and support their vision. Maggie is an International Coach Federation trained coach with an experience that gets results.

Maggie has a Masters's degree in Counselling Social Work. She has extensive experience helping others manage complex interpersonal relationships, traumatic experiences relating to emotional and psychological abuse, along with anxiety and self-care. 

Maggie has worked in Norway, New Zealand and in the United States in both public and not-for-profit sectors. With a background in social justice, she is a strong advocate for women and children. Maggie also currently runs weekly support groups for Inner City Women's Group through the Women's Centre. 


Maggie’s background means she understands how challenging life can get and how difficult it can be to find a way out. Her passion for helping others has led her to start a law degree which she hopes can add even more to changing people's lives. 


Working with Maggie will get you on track and moving towards your aspirations. She can help you develop practices ensuring you continue to thrive. Maggie’s practical and pragmatic approach coupled with her coaching experience will make progress so much easier and quicker for you.

Qualifications and Credentials

Experienced. Certified. Supportive.


New Zealand Institute of Coaching, 2018, Fundamentals of Professional Coaching. Coach training approved by the International Coach Federation

ICF Provisional ACC Certified Coach

Hawaii Pacific University, 2013, Master of Social Work and Counselling

University of Oslo, 2009, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Religion and Sociology/Criminology


New Zealand Registered Social worker- Social Work Registration Board

Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Certificate in Culture and Cultural Competency (CALD) 2017

Certificate in Motivational Interviewing Skills (Abacus) 2016- Counselling, Training and Supervision

Volunteer Work

Court Victim Services, 2018- present

Auckland Community Law Centre, Family Law Clinic, 2017-2019
Supporting families and individuals with legal matters, particularly in the area of Family Law.


New Zealand Red Cross, 2014, Refugee Support Worker.

Destiny Rescue, 2014, field trip to Cambodia and Thailand, Human Trafficking and modern-day slavery conference.