Our Team


Cillín Hearns

Director & Leadership Coach

Cillín Hearns is an Irishman loving his life in New Zealand. As the owner and director of Results Coaching, Cillín is passionate about the personal and professional development of his clients. He achieves this through one-on-one coaching, group workshops, and presentations. Cillín’s own personal journey into leadership started about 23 years ago when he found himself in a one bedroom flat in Burwood, Sydney with cockroaches as his only companions. He confesses that, although he has read more self-help books than you could shake a stick at, there was something missing and, once discovering that, it has made all the difference.

Cillín has been fortunate to have had a diverse career which afforded him the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life and across many industries including the fitness industry, the government sector, the industrial sector, IT consulting, and Banking. He has several years direct experience working as an IT consultant and has led up to 12 teams of over 140 consultants so everything Cillín does has a strong practical element to making it work.

Passionate about growing leaders at every level Cillín founded and facilitates the Wellington Leadership Group with over 1,100 members and speaks on a range of topics on everything from holding difficult conversations and giving feedback to personal effectiveness and high-performing teams.

Mindful of giving back to the coaching community Cillín also founded and facilitates the Wellington Coaches Network the purpose of which is to share ideas and grow the capability of coaches across Wellington.

So whether it’s a one-on-one coaching engagement, a two day workshop, or a 90 minute presentation Cillín’s approach is always engaging, informative and educational.

Continuous learning is important to Cillín because it enables him to better serve his clients. Some of his qualifications include:

  • Certified Leadership Coach
  • Certified ICI Coach
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Diploma in Applied Psychology
  • Certified DiSC Trainer
  • Certified Ericksonian Hypnotherapist
  • Certified Time Line Therapist
  • Honours Degree BSc. Computer Science (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • Diploma in Corporate Management
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner

As Director of AD Architecture Ltd, I had the great pleasure of working with Cillin for our AD leadership group sessions and personal leadership advice. During this time he greatly impressed me with his wealth of real world knowledge and advice that could be readily applied. I consider him a guiding light and someone that I know that I can rely on for excellent advice through tough situations. ~ Hamish Wakefield, Director.


Leadership Coaching from Cillin ultimately helped me secure a secondment in a team I was really keen to work with, successfully complete a number of difficult projects, and build relationships with key people across the business. Months later I still use a number of the tools and techniques that Cillin introduced me to – on a daily basis! ~ Shannon Steven, Team Manager Advisory Services.


Alyson Garrido

Career Coach & Facilitator

As a career coach, Alyson takes a strengths based approach and partners with her clients to create and execute a career strategy. Through her extensive experience supporting clients in job search, networking, interview preparation, salary negotiation, and performance reviews, Alyson ensures that her clients authentically present themselves in the best possible light for career advancement. She revels in helping professionals plan for a challenging project or conversation.

Having facilitated workshops and trainings across industries and levels, Alyson is adept at changing her style and delivery to suit her audience while meeting educational objectives.

Alyson relocated from Los Angles to Wellington in June 2017.

Alyson is passionate about helping professionals grow in their careers.

For Alyson, one thing never changes – She is unfailingly positive and inspires her clients and workshop participants to move forward and put their ideas into action. She values partnership and customer service above all else, creating a customised approach for her participants and clients.

Alyson is a Certified Professional Coach and Member of the International Coach Federation.

She has a B.A. in Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Alyson has helped me, in a very short time, make huge strides in determining what it is I really wanted and what I needed to get it. Throughout the process I have always felt like I was in expert hands. ~ Taegen C., Founder


Alyson was thoughtful with her questions, she listened well, she made suggestions without forcing anything. It was wonderful to have someone as a sounding board for your career. I feel like she really listened and understood. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for career advice/guidance! ~ Carla, Human Resources


Stew Darling

Leadership Coach & Mentor

Few are better placed to truly understand leadership than Stew. A retired Lieutenant Colonel from the British Army, Stew aligns closely with the motto of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, “Serve to Lead”. From leading small specialist units to Command of the Defence School of Intelligence, Stew is now excited to bring his extensive leadership and coaching skills to the corporate arena and enhance the performance of individuals at every level of the organisation.

On retirement from the army, Stew took up a leadership role in a Wellington start-up, but found that he missed the mentoring role that he had passionately followed during his time in the military. With over two decades of leadership and mentoring experience in often harsh and unforgiving environments, coupled with a burgeoning understanding of leadership in the corporate arena, Stew is delighted to be mentoring clients from across a variety of backgrounds at every level of the organisation.

Seeing people thrive in their environments is what lights Stew up. He is passionate about developing innate leadership skills in all to achieve a smarter, kinder, and more useful society.

Time stops for Stew when he’s working with teams and individuals to guide them in developing their purpose, helping them to discover what they’re truly capable of, and finding a new vitality for life.

Some of Stew’s qualifications include:

  • NPL Master Practitioner (Student)
  • Graduate Brendon Buchard High Performance Academy
  • Member of Sam Halzedine Board of Directors
  • PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner

I have recently started mentoring with Stew. I have found his approach to be patient, professional, and motivating. I was initially unsure how Stew would be able to help me find direction when I was not certain of what I wanted for myself, but his process quickly focussed me on what needed my attention. This awareness helped me get immediate life-changing results by taking responsibility, creating goals, and instilling new habits. Stew is a great listener, and has a supportive and encouraging manner. I am very excited at what I can achieve working with Stew moving forward. ~ Andrea, Head of Property – Acquisitions

Stew has been invaluable in helping me reach my personal and professional goals, through his focussed and committed approach. I can highly recommend his skills and experience as a mentor. ~ Sarah Davy

When I met Stew I was working in Subway having bombed NCEA 2; less than a year later I was a commissioned officer in the NZ Army. Not only did Stew coach me in leadership skills, he developed my confidence which really helped during training. ~ Hamish, Lt NZDF


Jennifer Young

Resilience Coach & Facilitator

Jennifer Young helps emerging leaders, entrepreneurs and youth make the change and impact they want to see in their lives and in the world… without burning out. She achieves this through one-on-one coaching, public speaking, workshops and writing for values-aligned publications. She integrates neuroscience, ancient wisdom and modern technological advances to create powerful learning experiences that improve wellbeing, resilience and mental health.

Jen’s personal journey into leadership, coaching and workplace well-being started 5 years ago when she turned her back on law thanks to a transformative leadership development experience, and starting regular meditation and yoga. Since then she has worked in public sector leadership development, corporate instructional design, start-up growth and with youth/young adults, with a focus on human development, mindfulness, resilience and inter-generational collaboration.

She’s passionate about integrating neuroscience, philosophy and modern technological advancements to create powerful learning experiences and improve the well-being, mental health and resilience of emerging leaders and youth.

Jennifer is passionate about empowering, enabling and developing the next generations of leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs to deliberately cultivate their ripple of impact starting with their self-leadership. Her focus is on people uncovering their potential, accelerating their development and growing their compassion, connection and contribution.

The world needs intentional, resilient and sustainable humans more than ever. It’s her mission to help individuals, teams and organisations make the change and impact they want to see in their lives and in the world…without burning out.

To help fulfill this Jennifer partners with values-aligned organisations like Results Coaching and district 9940’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards programme to deliver impactful work.

Jennifer is an insatiably curious learner – with a healthy addiction to podcasts, books and getting coffee with interesting humans – ideally while dog walking in nature. Distilling these ideas into easily applied and fun learning drives her …

Some of her qualifications include:
1.Brain Based Coaching Certificate – NeuroLeadership Institute
2.Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (LLB/BA) Art History – University of Otago
3.Accredited Mindfulness Facilitator – Ovio Mindfulness
4.Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certificate – Joe Barnett Yoga
5.Mental Health First Aid Certificate – Coliberate

Continuing education is important to Jen and by then end of 2019 Jen will be an Accredited Resilience Coach and Facilitator and will hold a Certificate in Adult Learning and Development.

“In 2018 coaching sessions with Jen became an essential part of my work life balance. We dive deep and get to the root causes of personal triggers that affect my life, in both positive and negative ways. Getting to know myself better every session and learning to transform my energy in the process. During the course of our last one-on-one session she helped me transform my energy and absolutely smash the most important meeting of the year I had later that afternoon! I highly recommend Jennifer’s coaching abilities” – Andy Binns, Founder Hype Entertainment

“In mid-2016 I made a huge transition within my business and asked Jennifer Young (Jen) to coach me through it. Jen’s warm, caring manner helped me through the ups and downs. I gained a number of useful insights from her tools and coaching that I still use most days. And most importantly, I successfully made the transition and changed my life, not just my business. I would recommend working with Jen where you need a boost in support and an impartial viewpoint to get you to the next level” – Christina Curley, CEO and Human Resources


Justin Bretherton

Solution Coach

Justin’s first experience of coaching came as part of a self-expression and leadership programme where he participated and supported individuals in bringing a variety of self-expression projects to life.  In September 2010, Justin completed the Results Coaching System ICF accredited Certificate of Coaching Skills, where he learned process-focused, outcome-driven coaching methods and frameworks to drive positive change and maximize personal effectiveness.

With a background in project management and consulting, Justin is experienced at working with individuals and teams to gain clarity on goals and objectives, and supporting the development of an adaptive approach and plan on how to achieve that which will having a lasting impact. Justin has been particularly successful in coaching individuals and teams to increase performance and solve problems.

Since completing a personal development course 20 years ago, Justin has been on a voyage of self-discovery and personal growth, committed to making the most out of this opportunity called life. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and Justin has learned much from his life challenges and has a passion for asking the questions of himself and others that will make a real difference.

Justin is inspired by progress and firmly believes in the power of questioning. Knowledge is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing the right question.

Some of Justin’s qualifications include:

  • ICF accredited Certificate of Coaching Skills (Results Coaching System)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Science
  • ‘Lead the Way’ Leadership Development Programme Graduate

Justin was an empathetic listener and asked relevant questions to help me gain insight and make positive changes in my life. ~ Karen McLennan

During 2011/12 I had the privilege of gaining experience working for Justin in the PMO at Public Trust. Many years later and I continue to draw on the things I learned from Justin both from a PMO Professional, and from a goals coaching perspective. Justin has a rare combination of philosophical and technical knowledge to impart in a highly skilled and very effective way, and it sticks. ~ Amelia Hargreaves.

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