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Who is Jann Meehan?

I am a Christchurch-based business coach who loves supporting and inspiring others to succeed. I am also an experienced business owner, a chartered accountant and qualified life coach.

This unique skills set means that I have a vast amount of knowledge and experience to help you turn your business around. As well as looking at the big picture, my coaching programmes are very practical and will get results for you.

Why work with me?

As well as a unique skill set, I have a unique approach. Unlike dedicated business coaches who primarily focus on profits, or life coaches who will focus mainly on your well being,  my philosophy is to inspire you to achieve both profit and purpose, with balance.

This outlook means that as well as looking at profits, leads and conversions, we’ll extend your thinking to consider the big picture. Together we’ll identify what’s important to you and create a way to make it happen.

How do I know I can help you?

I have ‘been there’ and faced just about every ‘business problem’ you can imagine myself through co-ownership of a busy, now iconic, award-winning bakery.  I have owned this business with my husband for the last 26 years and believe me, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. Although it is now a very successful business that can work without us and makes us feel like we are finally doing something worthwhile, we could have got there a whole lot quicker if we only knew what we know now, when we first started up. I remember wishing back then that there was someone who could just come in and help us solve all the problems, get us clear about where we were headed and make sense of it all. That’s the person I now am!

That has been my own motivation to become a business coach – to help business owners like you.

When you undertake a business coaching programme with me, I work alongside you to get your business running profitably and efficiently, so that you have more time for yourself and your family. I’ll help you understand your business finances in a simple way, so that you know which KPI’s (key performance indicators) you’ll need to focus on.

Firstly though, as a trained life coach, I’ll help you get clear on where you are headed and look at how you can get there, focusing on getting balance in your life, along with having a business with purpose.

Experience tells me that no matter how much money you make, it will always feel meaningless to you unless your business aligns with your values and gives you a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

A little more background


Kidd’s Cakes Bakery team
New Zealand Bakery of the Year 2010

Our bakery is now a very successful, award winning business with a seven figure income and a fantastic, brand new bakehouse and cafe on the horizon. However, as mentioned before, it hasn’t always been the case.

The journey has been amazing in many ways, but the main thing I have learned from the process was the only thing ever holding us back was ourselves. It was that journey which led me to get interested in personal development programs and to train for a Life Coaching Diploma. I knew that if business owners could only overcome the things that stop them, there will be no stopping them!

I am very focused on positive thinking and have a motivated mindset, which is an essential way to be if you are to manage a business successfully. Passionate about sharing knowledge widely, I am a member of the National Speakers Association of NZ, a Distinguished Toastmaster, the author of ‘Yes You Can!’ and poster of the free weekly inspirational message, the Monday Motivator.

Talking and sharing is one thing, but it is of course also important that I walk the talk, and living a balanced life is important to me. As well as motivating others and challenging myself professionally, I love learning, improving my own physical fitness (after too many years of inactivity!) and spending time relaxing with my family.

Want to get started on making your life work for you?

For more information, or to arrange your free first one hour meeting, contact me today.

Coaching sessions are available in person, on the phone or via Skype. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!