Tracey O'Callaghan, Coach/Hypnotherapist

Tracey 'walks the talk' and has successfully designed her own life and knows that it is possible for everyone.  It is about self awareness, tweaking habits and focusing on the direction you want to head - aligning your decisions with your core values.She is down-to-earth and practical in her approach and she tailors her approach and the tools she uses to the needs and beliefs of her clients.

The processes that Tracey use are carefully selected to best serve her client.  You will find her to be totally supportive, practical and informed in a wide range of topics.  She is non-judgmental and conversations are strictly confidential.


  • Creating to make a positive difference
  • Life-long learning
  • Alignment - life with purpose and meaning

You will find that in addition to her qualifications, Tracey loves to research and learn new things which can be applied in her work.  Some of the books she has read are listed alignment with her values, when she is not working, Tracey loves gardening, cooking and up-cycling. Music and dancing as well as time with friends are also important. Over the years she has traveled to many countries, exploring the culture and food. All of this is part of the life she has crafted, aligning with her values.

2024 sees the near completion of her book, Control-Alt-Delete, reset your life and get back on track. Writing the book was something she felt compelled to do!

Currently living and working in Waikuku, North Canterbury after having also lived in the Wairarapa and Wellington (NZ) as well as Manchester and Cheshire (UK).

Qualifications and experience

  • Degrees in Social Psychology and Employment Studies (Loughborough and Salford Universities, UK)
  • Post grad diploma in career management (AUT, NZ)
  • Intensive Coach training and Executive Coach training, Results Systems Coaching,NZ
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma and Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis, NZ School of Professional Hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), NZ School of Professional Hypnotherapy
  • Certified Retirement Coach through Retirement Options (USA)
  • Certificate in Nutrition and Mental Health, Canterbury University, through EdX
  • Senior HR positions in a number of large organisations including NZ Police (National Recruitment Manager), Transpower (Staffing Manager), NZ Post (Employee survey and assessment centers), IRD (Strategic Workforce Planning), Ministry of Health (Change management projects)
  • Built, established and managed 5-star guest lodge in the Wairarapa
  • District Councillor (Carterton)
  • Governance positions - Chair - Volunteering Wairarapa and Gladstone Sports Complex, Deputy Chair - Age Concern Wairarapa, Board member - Destination Wairarapa, TimeBank Waimakariri

The coaching and hypnotherapy room - a comfortable garden room.  Plenty of parking and only a short drive from Rangiora.  Informal and relaxed setting.