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The power of personal coaching | Chan’s journey to success


Sharn Rayner

8 May, 2024

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We’ve all been there. Feeling like we’re stuck at the crossroads of life, unsure of which direction to take for the greatest sense of fulfilment, and not knowing what exactly we’re searching for.

For Chan, he was no different. Deeply embedded in a niche area of commercial real estate sales, he just wasn’t thriving. Despite his love for the small, tight-knit team environment, something crucial was missing. 

Sure, he loved the teamwork, but there were elements that just didn’t align with his personality. Lucky for Chan, his straight-shooting boss whom I had known and worked with across many years, recognised this and with Chan’s best interests at heart sought my expertise to coach Chan through this situation.

After a heart-to-heart with Chan, it became clear: his ultimate dream was to be at the helm of his own business. But first, he needed to bolster his confidence and acquire more refined skills in the commercial sector. 

By leveraging Chan’s robust network, refining his resume, and enhancing his interview performance through targeted coaching, we unlocked the power of personal coaching. Chan secured a position as a Business Banker with BNZ, a role that not only aligned with his vast real estate experience but also positioned him perfectly for future entrepreneurial endeavours. 

Fast forward to today, Chan now operates an Anytime Fitness franchise business alongside his wife. They are on track to meet their financial aspirations while beginning a new, exciting chapter in their lives. 

Reflecting on our journey together and the power of personal coaching, Chan shared:

“Meeting Sharn was a turning point, helping me to work out what I wanted to do professionally and where I wanted to be long-term. We identified what profession my personality suited, how I was going to get there, and how that profession would help me achieve my longer-term goals.  

Fast forward 10 months, I have landed a role that I am thoroughly enjoying, and alongside my wife, we have been able to purchase a business that will help us achieve our longer-term financial goals. I highly recommend talking to Sharn no matter what stage in life or career you are at, to break down what you value, where you want to be, and put a plan in place to get there.” 

Chan’s boss shared his satisfaction of securing a real win-win outcome and an orderly transition for Chan and clients alike.

“As an employer we owe it to anybody who entrusts themselves to us to help people reach their potential and play to their strengths whether that is inside or outside our business.

Sharn brought the highly experienced and objective perspective to the situation that we needed. We could not have gotten there on our own with such a positive outcome and it is very satisfying but completely unsurprising that our investment in Sharn’s expertise paid off for everybody.’’


Two Tides’ personal coaching

At Two Tides, we see the power of personal coaching. For us, it’s not just about changing jobs; it’s about transforming people. Chan’s story is a testament to our process.  

If you’re at a crossroads, unsure of where to go or how to get there, our team would love to connect with you. With our support, you too can navigate your way to success and personal fulfilment.