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Helping rural New Zealanders have the conversations that matter

Facilitation and development of succession pathways for farmers, business owners, successors and families.

The review and development of your business and strategic plan to clarify your purpose, vision, values and to align & refine your annual plan.

Coaching and workshops around effective communication, engagement, leadership and culture for individuals and teams.

Confident Farmers Achieving their Dreams

Our vision is one where confident farmers can achieve their dreams. In support of this vision, our mission is to support farmers to have purposeful, values-based and authentic conversations that are safe and inclusive for everyone involved, so that meaningful plans can be made and acted upon with complete confidence that everyone is on board.  

If you lie awake at night worrying about the future of your farm (or rural business), or you believe the quality of your leadership or team culture could be better, then we are here for you.

We are rural New Zealanders just like you, and we're experienced at creating safe environments for personal and professional learning and development. With our support, you can have the future-focused conversations that matter, and bring everyone in your family or business along with you.  

Our core strength is coaching and guiding you to bridge the gap between where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow. Our testimonials provide evidence of our success in helping rural New Zealanders get to the nub of conversations, and then work their way through any issues in a safe, considered and meaningful way.

Meet the experienced Rural Coach team supporting NZ farmers

We are a team of experienced professionals who are committed to making a meaningful difference to Rural New Zealand families and businesses.


A Family Affair

We had talked with our Bank Manager about ideas for involving our children in our farming business. They had both shown an interest. He talked about Rural Coach and we thought this could be helpful. We needed help to get everyone talking, involved and contributing.

Dairy Farmers / Canterbury

Moving Forward

Having external facilitation from the Rural Coach consultants was invaluable to enabling our business to move forward. Rural Coach provided a clear pathway and processes with great experience and helped remove the negative emotion that is frequently involved.

Deer Farmers / Hawkes Bay

A Fair Outcome

Succession is a huge risk for future farming businesses. Rural Coach brought to our business, a process where all participants felt valued, safe and treated fairly. They brought a great balance of experience and empathy and we have made huge progress towards a seamless succession.

Sheep + Beef Farmers / BOP

Rural Coach offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund.

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Management Capability Development Vouchers are only available through the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) Growth Advisors. 

Vouchers may be provided to a business where the Growth Advisors have identified a need for training as part of an action plan to support the business owner to grow and innovate their business. Find out more by visiting the regional business partners website below.


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