Franciska is a Mind-Body Wellness Coach and postgraduate student of Health Psychology. She is passionate about social justice with a special interest in chronic and life-limiting illnesses and end of life. Professionally, she gains immense satisfaction from helping individuals manage and overcome issues such as anxiety, grief, trauma, low moods, poor self-esteem, and improving their relationships.
With a foundation in business management, finance, human resources, marketing, web design, and copywriting, Franciska retrained later in life as a therapist and holds many years of experience in governance roles – working on committees, executive boards, and leadership teams for various community and professional associations. (She has previously served two terms on the NHPNZ Executive Board.)
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Franciska came to Aotearoa New Zealand in 1983 as a political refugee; and after over three decades living in Auckland, now calls Christchurch home.