Are you ready to take your performance to a new level?

  • discover new ways of thinking and behaving

  • improve your effectiveness in your role

  • cope better with stress, pressure, and change

  • achieve self-set goals

  • apply more flexible and creative thinking

  • improve your interpersonal relationships

  • increase your personal effectiveness

Performance Coaching will help you discover your thinking and behaviour styles.

Research by Human Synergistics International has established that certain “constructive styles” of thinking and behaviour lead to:

  • Greater feelings of satisfaction

  • Increased effectiveness

  • Improved well-being

  • More creativity

  • Reduced stress

  • Higher salary levels

  • Greater job responsibilities

  • Professional success

"Constructive Styles"

"Constructive styles" of thinking and behaviour act like an accelerator.


"Defensive Styles"

“Defensive styles” of thinking and behaviour act like a handbrake.


Performance Coaching

A thinking coach will help you reduce your "defensive" and increase your "constructive" thinking and behaviour.


What you will learn in the FREE course:

Everything you need to know to make an informed decision:

  • Why the Life Style Inventory™?

  • Why get a coach?

  • Who are Human Synergistics?

  • The circumplex model

  • History and Key Researchers behind the circumplex

  • How the LSI relates to performance

  • Programme options

  • How to get started

What is included in our Performance Programmes?

  • Life-Style Inventory™

    The best way to start any coaching is to get reliable and accurate data about how you think.

  • Personal Coaching (Online)

    At least six months of o​ne-on-one coaching and support from a professional coach and accredited practitioner.

  • Self-Development Guide

    A comprehensive Self-Development Guide to help you learn the thinking and behaviour styles for self-development.

A few happy clients ...

... and what they have to say:

Like a light bulb being switched on!

by Lisa McCarthy

Working through the "Breakthrough Thinking" process with Karl was like a light bulb being switched on. The process combined with Karl's focused, personable and expert coaching allowed me to identify and understand both how I think, and how the conflicts created by my thinking process were holding me back. I left with a breakthrough strategy for myself supported by three personal objectives.

This process is unique, extremely effective and has helped me shift into a new gear as a leader.

by Linden Vazey

This process is unique, extremely effective and has helped me shift into a new gear as a leader. I'm excited to see the results that reframing my thinking will produce. I highly recommend Karl to anyone who is looking for results, fast.

The positive energy you injected was infectious.

Adam Heath

Karl, thank you for the insight you recently shared as part of our individual and team-based LSI exercise. I personally found the work to be exceptional and have had similar feedback from other members of the team. The positive energy you injected was infectious and appreciated, as was the personal care you took with each of our individual 1-to-1 debriefs.

8 Steps to higher performance

  • Step 1 - Life-Style Inventory™ (LSI).

    Developed by Dr. J. Clayton Lafferty, the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI) measures 12 specific styles or patterns of thinking and behaviour that can either contribute to or detract from personal effectiveness.

  • Step 2 - Results Debrief

    An accredited practitioner explains your results, helps you to interpret them and get clarity on where to focus.

  • Step 3 - Coaching Session

    You will define your first objective for accelerated performance. Your coach will be here to keep you on track.

  • Step 4 - Coaching Session

    You will define your second objective. This will build on your first objective. You will be gaining momentum by now.

  • Step 5 - Coaching Session

    You will define your third and final objective before you tie it all together with a personal strategy.

  • Step 6 - Coaching Session

    By now your new thinking habits will be getting stronger. A personal strategy will lock in your new level of performance.

  • Step 7 - Re-test

    It will be time for a re-test of the LSI to objectively measure your change in thinking or behaviour.

  • Step 8 - Review & Celebrate

    Review your results, celebrate and decide on your next steps ...

A few more happy client's ...

... and what they have to say:

Karl is an excellent guide to extracting the maximum value from the Life-Styles Inventory™ (LSI)

by Andrew Creahan

Karl is an excellent guide to extracting the maximum value from the Life-Styles Inventory™ (LSI) and Theory of Constraints Thinking Process (TOCTP) tools. His extensive knowledge of the tools themselves and his ability to ask the right questions has been much appreciated.

Karl was a great coach for me.

by Jacqueline Lynne

Karl was a great coach for me. He was able to understand where I was coming from and was able to help me through the difficult moments that I really struggled through. There were times when I couldnt find the answer. Karl was able to read the situation and break the information down until I was able to establish my own solution. He was professional and very effective in his methods as a coach.

I highly recommend Karl as your next business mentor, coach or facilitator.

by Ian Gower

Having worked with Karl now on several different projects, I can highly recommend him when methodical unbiased problem solving, team development coaching or Collective Agreement Negotiations are required. The experience, methods and tools Karl uses, help break down the issues into a clear and concise picture, without the conflict we have had in the past. The time spent "Setting the Scene" with Karl, will greatly reduce the overall time it would normally take to work through problem solving or negotiation. Once again, I highly recommend Karl as your next business mentor, coach or facilitator.

The FREE course:

Learn about Performance Coaching with the Life Styles Inventory™

  • 1

    FREE Introduction to the Life-Style Inventory™

    • Welcome - Why the Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI)?

    • Why get a coach?

    • Life-Style Inventory™ - Product Information Sheet

    • Introduction to Human Synergistics Tools for Personal and Leadership Performance

    • The Circumplex

    • History and Key Researchers

    • LSI Performance Data

    • Reliability and Validity

    • Which programme is right for you? - Meet with your thinking coach.

    • Before you go...

What else is included?

Our unique process and platform creates the ideal environment for success!

  • Thinking Tools

    Learn powerful thinking tools you can apply to any problem or challenge to unlock breakthrough results.

  • Re-test

    Objectively assess your progress with a re-test of your Life-Style Inventory™ after six months.

  • Success Community

    Join a constantly expanding community of like-minded​ people sharing their success.

More happy client's ...

... and what they have to say:

Karl has had a significant impact on my thinking and the way that I operate in general.

Grant Kedian

I have worked with Karl for the last year or so. Through this time Karl has had a significant impact on my thinking and the way that I operate in general. Highly recommend Karl to anyone that wishes to dive deeper into their "go to" behaviours, and reassess and add to the tools that they have at their disposal.

Clearing the way for the development, practice and embedding of new ways of thinking.

Jonathan Curran

Karl combines the elements of High Performance Engagement, systems and TOC thinking and a razor sharp approach to coaching to bring incredible value to our interactions. He has a brilliant way of using ordinary conversation to help you unpack your own baggage, clearing the way for the development, practice and embedding of new ways of thinking.

Karl is extremely professional and knowledgeable as a coach and I definitely gained a lot from his sessions.

Bryan Nicholson

I selected Karl as my LSI Coach as part of the University of Auckland Leadership Development Programme. Karl is extremely professional and knowledgeable as a coach and I definitely gained a lot from his sessions. I would recommend Karl to anyone that wants to develop their leadership skills further. Whether you are a new or experienced leader Karl has an excellent ability to relate to you and find areas to develop in.

Even more happy client's ...

... and what they have to say:

My 'mojo' is back! I have clarity, better balance, self-satisfaction, more decisive, I'm happy and I'm an effective leader again

Tina Harris-Ririnui

Thank goodness I had the good fortune of meeting Karl when I did! When I first met Karl I felt I was an ineffective leader, I felt I lacked influence, I couldn't articulate myself as well as I used to be able - I was failing and I was struggling to get on top of things. Karl 'coached' (and challenged) me to identify and confront the way I think, which impacted on the way I behaved. Through a series of coaching sessions, my self-awareness started to grow - the whys became clearer and in a staged-approach, what I needed to do resulted in positive thinking and behaving. My 'mojo' is back! I have clarity, better balance, self-satisfaction, more decisive, I'm happy and I'm an effective leader again. We all need coaches or mentors in our lives to shine light on what we sometimes don't see.

A fantastic coach.

by Clive Cornford

Karl is a fantastic coach. What has impressed me the most about Karl is the sensitive way he encourages authentic self reflection particularly in those areas that can be confronting and/or challenging. As a consequence real and lasting personal and professional change can occur.

I now use these proven techniques in my own coaching - they work!

by Jo Lee

Karl has put the "spring back into my step" - I now feel motivated, inspired and positively charged to power into 2016. Karl has been my Coach and Mentor for the 2 years I have been a People Advisor. The skills and techniques Karl uses have enabled me to focus on clearly understanding my objectives and to set goals to chip away those 'barriers" which I had previously thought would stop me from achieving success. I now use these proven techniques in my own coaching - they work! I would strongly recommend Karl to anybody who wants to achieve success.

Highly recommended.

by David Baker

Karl guided me through the Human Synergistics Life Styles Inventory process in a very engaging, thoughtful and interesting way. Highly recommended.