Emerge and Spread Your Wings
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Jill Secker


Your wellbeing is important to me. I strongly believe that people working in helping professions MUST attend to our own wellbeing. How do we manage our stress, workloads, and multiple commitments and avoid burn-out? Not only that – how do we thrive?


I am a professional supervisor, occupational therapist, and work wellbeing coach. I’m a wife, and mother of 4 and grandmother of one. Like you, I know what it’s like to work full-time, part-time, overtime while juggling kids, aging parents, and a myriad of work-life challenges. I have worked in private practice, hospital systems, and dysfunctional “wheels-falling-off” teams and with a wide range of different flavoured professionals and clients in New Zealand and overseas. With more than 20 years of experience in supervision and self-employed in my own professional supervision business since 2010, I love the flexibility of being able to help others, while still having time for my other life roles. I am a problem-solver, listening ear, cheerleader, and ideas-person for those working in the helping professions.

Qualifications: NZDipOT, NZPGCertOT, NZRegOT, Cert in Supervision (WELTEC)

I am a gatherer of useful ideas, strategies, resources, and information, and I am skilled in helping you implement these into your everyday life in meaningful ways. Through professional supervision and work wellbeing coaching, I offer

  • A safe space for your self-reflection and planning
  • Help to gain clarity with professional issues, and momentum in moving towards your goals
  • Empathy for situations based on my own experience, knowledge of teams, client and interpersonal dynamics
  • Practical tools to help you grow, reflect, gain balance, and enhance your wellbeing.
  • Structured, organised and client outcome-focused sessions.


“Have you ever watched a butterfly in mid-flight? It bobs slightly up and down, leisurely flitting from one flower to another. It’s amazing to think that not long before, that same butterfly was an earthbound caterpillar inching its way along. So often, I’ve felt like a little caterpillar, ready and wanting to fly but lacking the wings to accomplish it. That’s the miracle of transformation. We can develop beyond our current limits. We can grow wings and fly. I love butterflies because they symbolize this transformation so perfectly.”  Creative Bloom – Jennifer Swift


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