LifeLab’s transformative coaching tools and techniques will get you back to your best in work and life, and give you the skills to keep you there.

My name is Lisa Berndt and I am a certified professional and personal coach and member of the International Coach Federation. I’m also a scientist, by nature and training.

In my previous career I worked as an entomologist, team manager and leader in a science organisation. I’m also a mum and have experienced the challenge of balancing the demands of parenthood with the pull of an exciting career.

My career shift came about after the experience of burnout caused me to reassess my priorities and re-focus on my passion: helping people be their best in life.

My clients tell me that my experience working in their world helps me relate to them, leading to faster and more effective change. Dealing with a challenge is hard work. Having a coach beside you who’s been there before can make the difference between that challenge breaking you or making you stronger.

For science organisations wanting to reduce the impacts of stress, improve resilience and help their employees give their best, I can work with you to develop individual or group coaching to suit.
If you think I might be able to help you or your organisation, get in touch to book a free, no obligation assessment.

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Is something out of balance in your life?

“I’m trying to give my best to my family and my job but it just isn’t working.”

“I can’t keep up with the constant demands on my time and energy.”

“I’m fed up with work – what’s the point? I need to make a change.”

“I feel exhausted and grumpy – life should be more fun than this!”

“I’m trying to improve my health and fitness but the changes I make just don’t stick.”

“Help! I’m close to breaking point. Something has to change and I don’t know where to start.”


Sound like you?

Let’s get started with a free coaching tool to assess your life balance.

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Are you ready to move to the next level?

“I’ve got a great idea but I don’t know how to turn it into a reality.”

“Something better is just out of reach – how can I get there?”

“A new opportunity has come up – should I go for it?”

“I need to make a change in my life, but I’m not sure what that change should be.”

“I want to make a difference – how can I grow my leadership skills and be more influential?”

“I love my life and feel pretty well sorted, but I’m keen to learn more about myself.”


Ringing a few bells?

Here’s a free coaching tool to find out your values and help you take the first step.

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“Lisa is a skilled coach who continually demonstrates her ability to help her clients move forward with confidence and purpose… I would highly recommend Lisa as a personal and professional coach.”
- Sarah Devereaux, Coach Trainer
"Lisa's background in research and science, as well as her innate ability for strong empathetic listening and her deep sense of intuition, makes for a winning combination as a coach."
- Jo Lanigan, Coach Trainer
"Lisa leads you by the hand to your own personal doorway of your future possible life. If you’re brave enough to turn the handle!"
- Dr Julia Charity
"…she was very good at helping me to unravel my problems, by helping me to gain clarity and understanding. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa to anyone looking for life coaching."
- Sarah, Rotorua
"Lisa has an encouraging and engaging style and expertly guided the conversation to quickly focus on the heart of the matter. ... The experience was a real confidence boost and I came away feeling empowered to be a stronger leader." - Team Leader
"My sessions with Lisa lead to life changing behaviour. In five weeks I went from frustrated and angry to calm and contented, and enjoying my job more fully than I have done for many years." - Marie, Scientist
"Lisa provided very valuable coaching to me when I needed to make a critical decision in my career. Lisa’s background in science, as well as her own life journey and understanding of the challenges of a science career, meant that her insights were perfect for me!" - Scientist
"I found Lisa friendly and encouraging but able to incisively cut through the noise to arrive at the pith of an issue." - Peter, Professional Engineer


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