About Us


Evolving, empowering and enriching lives through strengths.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

What is the most important thing in the world?
​It is people, it is people, it is people.

Our Kaupapa

♦  The Pounamu manawa (greenstone heart) is at the centre of our framework and acknowledges the inherent beauty, mana and taonga of people.

♦  As pounamu is crafted (shaped,  polished), it becomes more treasured in its beauty and mana.

♦ We work with clients, so they can discover the taonga that is within them, to recognise and fully develop their potential.

Our Values

Our framework illustrates the values that we embed into our practice.

​At the heart is the central tenet of Ako the respectful and mana enhancing flow between an explorer and a guide in which both parties are enriched in mutual and unbounded sensemaking and discovery.

Upholding the matapono -principles the following pillars guide and ground our practice to relevant frameworks, contexts and communities to bring about successful outcomes for individual and organisations.

  • Whanaungatanga: interconnected relationships;
  • Koha: the reciprocal act of gifting and receiving what is needed;
  • Āhurutanga: physical, emotional and spiritual safety;
  • Mauri ora: holistic wellbeing


Acknowledges individuals as experts of themselves and thus, the birth place of the taonga within. We welcome the diversity of each individual as they begin a journey of growth to fully develop their potential.


Is the warm, respectful and non-judgemental space in which EDJE conducts our training and coaching, offering clients a sense of belonging and connection as they build awareness and understanding of how to thrive.


Is demonstrated by our commitment to ethical practice in our mahi, ensuring we are up to date with current research, attend regular Professional Development and are members of affiliated training bodies.


Is the shared language and framework of strengths that celebrates the complexity, diversity and uniqueness of individuals offering greater understanding of how to collaborate and build complementary teams.

Meet Our Team

Elise Anderson

Known as a vibrant and engaging facilitator, with a specialty in Supervision and Relationship Mediation, she excels at connecting what matters and motivates people, helping translate learning into action and enhanced performance.

Elise brings the research and training together illustrating that relationships and a strengths-based approach are key to engagement, nourishing workplaces and greater well-being, in bespoke training or coaching programmes.

Drive, creativity, growth and authenticity are qualities she brings to help teams and individuals to inspire change, build resilience and thrive.

Reg Tch, Dip Primary Tch; Grad Dip Curriculum, Learning and Assessment; Post Grad Dip ECE; Dip Adult Tch
​Accredited CliftonStrengths® Coach Top 5, Trained Full 34; Cert Professional Supervision in the Workplace

It brings me joy to see my clients flourish and see their confidence grow when they know they are on the right path.

Renowned for bringing positive energy, compassion and offer insightful reflection.  She builds on diverse experiences in IT, management and mentoring with current learnings to connect and engage with a variety of clients.

BComm & Admin (VUW)
He Puāwai/NZ Certificate in Adult & Tertiary Teaching (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)
Accredited Mates & Dates Facilitator
Accredited CliftonStrengths® Coach Top 5,
Trained Full 34, Team & Partnership with Strengths Network
Treasurer for Youthdance Education Trust since 2011.

Danette Muollo

Our Journey

As a human race, we are hard-wired to embrace social connection, which is enacted through the relationships we engage in.

Our journey in the fields of education, nursing, management and volunteering in community organisations in service to others, has led us to believe that rich reciprocal relationships are the birth-place for collaboration and self-determination in the pursuit of mauri-ora (well-being).

We help people to find their own potential and identify their own strengths in order to evolve, empower and enrich their lives.

We utilise the CliftonStrengths tool as a vehicle for this self-discovery.

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Tohaina ō painga ki te ao
Share your gifts with the world

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