Kia ora! Hello. 

I’m Aleisha Coote and I'm passionate about unlocking voice and opportunity for others. I work with leaders who are committed to big-impact change to champion inclusive workplaces, and I'm an advocate for a new world of work: 

  • a world where both masculine and feminine leadership qualities are valued and respected
  • where individuals can bring their whole, authentic selves to work
  • and where parenting and leadership are not viewed as dichotomous.

I support individuals to thrive through coaching, and run coaching circles for women in leadership.

Find out more here.

Aleisha has a wonderful energy. I love her coaching support, her style and the consequent insights and impact on my own life.
— Amy, Advisor, Community Education

Current Projects


Lean In Circle

Lean In East Auckland brings together local women who are keen to set powerful goals and activate change within themselves, and within their spheres of influence.

The group meets on a monthly basis as a network of support, to provide a safe environment for sharing, exploration and to hold ourselves accountable for ‘leaning in’.

Coaching Federation

I’m currently a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the current President of the ICF New Zealand Northern Branch Leadership Team.

I’m passionate about the world of professional coaching and the ability for this profession to support the thriving human spirit.

Champions for Change

Convened by Global Women, Champions for Change is a group of New Zealand CEO’s and Chairs committed to raising awareness of the value of diversity and inclusiveness throughout the wider business community.

As Programme Manager for this initiative, I’m advocating for a new world of work.


On a personal note...

If a lawyer, a teacher and a hippie had a love child ... that would be me! I’m a strategic thinker mixed with serial enthusiast for people projects, and I believe in a community approach to achieving lasting results. This means relationships, collaboration and connection are key drivers for the way I approach my work.

I’m a lover of people, great food, yoga, travel and human behaviour. I live with my husband and our two children, in Auckland, New Zealand - and together we are currently in the process of building our family home on the Pohutukawa Coast.

We have travelled to more than 30 countries around the globe, and are proud to call New Zealand our home. Our favourite thing about Auckland is the surrounding islands and Hauraki Gulf, and we spend loads of time on the water.

And that’s me! In a short wrap anyway. I’m always up for a good coffee and cheese scone so feel free to pop me a note if you’re keen to connect.

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.

Ngā mihi,

Aleisha x

Professional Bio

Aleisha Coote - Certified Coach - Auckland, New Zealand

Aleisha is a strong advocate for equality, voice and opportunity and works with aspiring leaders who are committed to big-impact change. She is a certified coach with a degree in marketing communications, and advocates for a new, more flexible world of work.

Aleisha is currently the Programme Manager for NZ Champions for Change, a leading initiative designed to increase diverse and inclusive leadership in New Zealand businesses. She runs coaching circles, including Lean In East Auckland, and is also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) NZ Northern Leadership Team.

Aleisha Coote - Certified Coach - Auckland, New Zealand