SET FREE Aotearoa


Kia ora, my name is Jess. I'm a Strengths Coach.

When I first ‘left the nest’ and went on an overseas adventure, my Dad wrote in a card, “All butterflies will be set free.”

Years have gone by and this phrase still sits with me. My desire is to use what I have in my kete (my skills, knowledge and experience) to help the people I work with be SET FREE, from whatever it is that holds them back from reaching their full potential. 

CliftonStrengths is a coaching tool I use to help people explore their natural talents and learn how to develop them into strengths.

Set Free Aotearoa | Strengths Coaching by Jess Suisted

Strengths Coaching

Every one of us have natural talents that are visible and needing room to grow, or hidden and waiting to be discovered. Strengths Coaching focuses on what you do well in your roles and relationships. CliftonStrengths identifies talent in each of us and gives us a language to describe what we do best. The online assessment tool identifies your natural talents from 34 themes, which have been researched for over 40 years.

Developing your natural talent into strengths benefits everyone in your life. It gives you greater self-awareness and can help you to overcome a challenge, rewrite your CV or even see a dream become reality. 

An initial coaching session is 90 minutes and focuses on your Top 5 Themes of Talent. Together, we will explore your natural talents and how you can use them to get from where you are now to where you want to be.

I am an Accredited Top 5 CliftonStrengths Coach with Strengths Network South Pacific and have been coaching since 2018. I am based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty in New Zealand and also provide coaching via Zoom. I would love to share this taonga (treasure) of CliftonStrengths with you. Contact me to book your first coaching session and put your strengths into action!

Strengths Network Accredited Coach

Coaching Packages with Jess

Top 5 Clifton Strengths Coaching
Top 5 CliftonStrengths

Begin exploring your natural talents with coaching in person or via Zoom. 

Together we will explore how your natural talents play out in your roles and relationships and how you can leverage them for the good of yourself and those around you.

Initial 90min Coaching Session - $119  (Includes CliftonStrengths Access Code)

Follow up 90min Coaching Session - $89

Whanau Strengths | Clifton Strengths Coaching with Jess Suisted
Whānau Strengths

Whānau Strengths focuses on what makes you an awesome whānau using interactive tools and activities! Together, we will explore and develop your values and dreams as a family and what it is that gives you strength. 

Whānau Strengths is suitable for the family members within your household or extended whānau groups. This session usually takes place in your home and children are encouraged to be involved!
90-120min Coaching Session - $149

Team Based Training and Coaching | Jess Suisted Set Free Aotearoa
Team Strengths

An action and reflection packed day for your AWESOME team to be encouraged in what is going well and explore what each individual brings to the table. 

I will create a strengths-based team building programme relevant to the nature of your team, that will provide an opportunity to celebrate your differences and explore your strengths as individuals and as a group. 

Price negotiable.

Strengths Coaching Client Feedback

"I can't recommend Strengths Coaching with Jess highly enough - she is passionate about people achieving their potential, cares deeply, listens wholeheartedly and made really insightful suggestions during our session. I came away with a much better understanding of how I already am personally using my Top 5 Strengths, how I can develop each further and how my strengths can be used together as more than just a sum of their parts."

- Rebekah Lamb

"I really appreciated Jess’ wisdom as she guided me through the Strengths Coaching process. She helped me uncover a few things I hadn’t realised were part of what made me tick, and that has made a massive difference to how I see myself and what direction I take moving forward. Jess' coaching was definitely a helpful and timely part of my journey and helped alter my direction for the better."

- Mark Forrest

"Jess has incredible intuition, perception, empathy and a listening ear. She helped me to develop the links between my strengths and how I can use them in what I would call my weak areas. One of the most helpful things about my session with Jess was how we ended with goals and strategies that I can implement to move forward.
Strengths Coaching has given me a language and a tool box to be more productive in my work and a means to understand others better too."

- Kim Scott

Ko wai au? Who am I?

Ko Hikurangi tōku maunga, Ko Otara tōku awa, Ko Hukuwai tōku moana, No Ōpōtiki āhau. Ko Ngāti Pākehā tōku iwi, No Kōtirana, Airana, Ingarangi me Timaru oku tīpuna. Ko Brian Young tōku mātua, Ko Kathleen Young tōku whaea, Ko Michael Young tōku teina, Ko Jared Suisted tāku hoa tāne, Ko Jess Suisted tāku ingoa.

My husband, Jared, and I have been married since 2013 and we live in the beautiful town of Ōpōtiki in the Eastern Bay of Plenty of New Zealand, my tūrangawaewae (place to stand). I have been working with people in schools, churches and social services since 2010 and have qualifications in both Youth Work and Social Work. 

SET FREE Aotearoa was birthed in response to my own experience of being SET FREE when I had an encounter with God as a teenager.  I knew in that moment that I wanted to help people. As I have journeyed through life, that desire has shifted slightly. I now want to help people help themselves.

I love this beautiful whakataukī (proverb) which keeps me grounded in the way I choose to do this:

“Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi.”
“With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.”

SET FREE Aotearoa is my way of sharing what is in my food basket with those whom I work alongside. Coupled with the contribution of their food basket, I believe we will thrive, and our families, communities and nation will be SET FREE, from whatever it is that holds them back from reaching their full potential.

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Contact Jess


Phone: 027 332 4871

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