About Us

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 potential of our natural resources.
  • As pounamu is crafted (shaped, carved, polished), it transforms into an even more prized taonga (gift).
  • When we work with clients, it is our belief that they too 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 birthplace of the taonga within. We welcome the diversity of each individual as they begin a journey of growth to fully develop their potential.


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


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 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.

Elise Anderson

Known as a vibrant and engaging facilitator, with a specialty in Supervision, 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.

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

Danette Muollo

Client Appreciation

"Helped me significantly during a recent issue at my work. I've been able to actively work through with others based on what I've learned about myself."

Lisa G

"Using the strengths in my life, sharing with others, having a better life. I strongly believe every person will benefit in some way from EDJE that will help them too."

Emily N

"The one on one coaching I had was absolutely amazing helped me realize how much I use my strengths in my day to day life "

Joanne R

"Now I am conscious of them [my strengths]. And in this I have gained a lot of extra confidence."

Rebekah W

Our Journey


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

Our journey leads us back to the heart of relationships; the birth-place for belonging, connection, collaboration in the pursuit of mauri-ora (well-being) and celebrating the uniqueness that is within while finding moments of joyful movement too.

Tohaina ō painga ki te ao

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Strengths At Home is powered by EDJE; helping people discover their potential and identify their strengths to evolve, empower and enrich their lives.

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Kia ora! We’re here to help

Elise & Danette

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We look forward to hearing from you.

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