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This course gave me all the tools and support I needed to launch my Life Coaching business. Everything was covered, from coaching skills and application to marketing strategies, setting up a business and creating my own coaching community. Through this process, I have learned the skills to coac(…)
This course originally appealed to me as I loathe errors in the written word which seems to be increasing in my opinion. Whether it be the newspaper, self-published novels, or in the kindle, they just jump out at me. I was always very good at English at school, where Mathematics was more of a f(…)
I really enjoyed studying through NZIBS. The team and Phil were super helpful throughout my whole time doing the course. I now feel incredibly confident to be a coach, I’m excited and I’m ready to start taking on clients. For anyone considering being a coach or needing some help with where to s(…)
My employer paid for this as part of Council’s Personal Development Programme. I read resource consent reports as part of my role and this course has been invaluable. I am now being asked to proofread for the Policy and Planning Team. This course has helped me tackle tasks with a confidence in (…)
I wish it wasn’t over, I could quite happily keep going, but I know how to keep my writing up now and I have walked away with much more direction. I enjoyed the challenge of pushing myself into my creative space again and really finding what I am capable of as a writer.
I really like the way you have incorporated, how to set up your own business, how to recruit clients, how to advertise and market products. I actually spent time researching coaching programs looking for courses that had the business side of coaching included and although there were a lot of go(…)
It is said that we should never stop learning and I have found the Proofreading and Editing Course has both challenged and motivated me to learn again. Not only do I have a skill that I can turn into income, but I have learned to learn again and now feel that anything I choose to do is within m(…)
My experience of completing the Diploma in proofreading and book editing was challenging but very rewarding. It has given me the confidence to move forward and start my own business. The tutor Val Guide was very supporting and helped me so much with her positive feedback and advice.
The tutorials were well laid-out. The time frame for assignment submission was very comfortable. The course has given me an insight into the field of life coaching.
I have always loved reading and I thought I had a good understanding of grammar. This course taught me that I didn’t know nearly as much as I previously thought. I found the course work interesting, engaging, and at times quite challenging. The ability to study around my current commitments was(…)
I truly enjoyed doing each and every assignment. It made me think and made me ask myself some serious questions. I sometimes felt that I was way out of my league but I pushed through. When I doubted myself, Phil’s responses to my assignment gave me the motivation to carry on. I will recommend t(…)
I was a bit nervous about undertaking formal study again after a break of 20+ years but I found the course very easy to manage in a year even while working part-time & taking care of a family. The tutorials are well structured and tutors or fellow students are accessible for any questions & que(…)
I really enjoyed doing this course. I felt inspired after every assignment that I completed. The content was current and realistic.
Studying through NZIBS has been a really great experience. As an adult learner, it is a very different experience from when I was younger. I have found the course really helpful in my journey as a writer and have learnt some valuable skills that will hopefully enable me to have my own children'(…)
I am pleased to recommend the NZIBS life coaching course which is both informative and instructive in teaching this important life skill. I liked the course relevance to everyday life and the skills gained to improve my professional and personal life.
I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to further their knowledge on the correct grammar and punctuation to use, not just someone wishing to make a career from proofreading! It is a very informative, enjoyable, detailed 12-month journey with the guaranteed outcome of increased understa(…)
This course has been a great investment, it is well structured and well managed. The whole administration from first registering interest, to payment, to receiving online details and paper tutorials was a very easy, user-friendly process. The tone of the tutorials is excellent: I got the sense (…)
Writing Stories for Children was the best thing that I have done. It has opened up a world that I wanted to be a part of and given me the tools to become a published author. I really enjoyed doing this course and cant wait to sign up for another one. My tutor was awesome to work with and I wish(…)
NZIBS Proofreading and Editing course has been an incredible experience that has immeasurably enhanced my grasp of the English language and has been one of the greatest highlights of my learning experience.
I procrastinated for quite a long time in registering for the proofreading and editing course, but finally, I did with fear and trembling. I thought this would overwhelm me and just maybe I might not manage what was expected. I can now honestly say I’ve managed to complete this course and total(…)
For anyone that has no idea about creative writing, this is an excellent course to get you started. I enjoyed all of the course. The tutorials were interesting and stimulating and the course has crystalised my thinking about writing creatively. The course had everything and much, much more than(…)
Completing the Life Coaching Diploma was life-changing for me! The course content was exceptional, it was well presented and very informative. My tutor was efficient and always helped whenever I required it. Together with my passion for Health & Wellness, NZIBS has given me the confidence to fo(…)
The Life Coaching course by NZIBS is excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The course was well put together, the staff supportive and informative and I felt covered everything you need to know about Life Coaching. The tutorials were very interesting and provided a good balance of(…)
My overall experience has two facets: firstly, the course is extremely thorough, well thought out and superbly presented. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who is a wordsmith and is contemplating either honing their skills or learning the ‘trade’ with a view to making it t(…)
I have always been interested in psychology and the school of thought around motivation. I’m happy to finally gain an insight into these subjects through this course. The course has also ignited a passion in me to continue learning about people and psychology. I have a few friends who are going(…)
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this course. I learned a lot and also learned about how much I don’t know and have yet to learn. I have done proofreading in my job as a personal assistant and also proofread for family and friends for years but had never considered it to be something that I could tur(…)
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was fun, the tasks clear and on point. It gradually built up my ability to write the proper way. I have learnt to format my stories accordingly to the publisher’s requirements. Janice was fantastic with her constructive criticism and encouragement. The work o(…)
I was looking for an academically based course to accompany other formal tertiary qualifications and determined the Proofreading and Editing course run through NZIBS was a great fit. The course content provided a consistent mechanism for my future writing endeavours. Additionally, it provided a(…)
After looking for an online option I’m so glad I found the NZIBS life coaching course. Perfect! I really enjoyed the content and layout. Doing it from home was a bonus. Payment over time was very helpful. It has given me many tools to self-development and coaching avenues.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I highly recommend the course to anybody who wants to do proofreading, or even just polish up your own language/grammar skills.
I fully recommend this course for someone to fine-tune their talent and open their imagination. My year seemed to come to an end with sudden haste, I emailed a request for an extension of time and am pleased to have received an extra six months to complete the course. There was great understand(…)
I really enjoyed this course. The tutorials were well written and well organised. The tutors provide good feedback and are very supportive. This course has set me up to follow a new direction after retiring from teaching. Many thanks.
This course is an eye opener for one passionately wanting to be a coach, all the information is there to get started. At the start I thought of getting it done fast but as I grew into this world I decided to stretch it out because why rush? Soak in all the information you can and learn. You can(…)
A pleasure and honour to have been part of this life coaching course. I’d lost focus on what I wanted in life and that is ultimate freedom to live completely on my own terms. Life is a blessing everyday no matter what we encounter. We all matter at the end of the day. Again to NZIBS, Thank you.(…)
This started as an interest rather than an expectation to run a business. However, the excellent tutorials and informative and objective responses to my assignments have grabbed my enthusiasm to ‘give it a go’.
The course was a challenge in some parts, and Dick sometimes must have felt like banging his head against a brick wall. I was making the same mistakes often, and it didn’t seem to click into place until towards the end of the course. I would, and have recommended this course to a friend from work.
I have not studied for many many years, but this experience was amazing. I found the course material excellently presented, the tutors helpful and the course itself is everything and more than I expected. It is certainly wonderful knowing I will now be able to contribute financially to our fami(…)
I have been enthusiastic in telling people who’ve asked, how interesting and stimulating I’ve found the PAE course. The course content and tutorial support have been excellent, and the administration has been flawless. I’m looking forward to getting started in this field!
This was a thorough and detailed course and extremely interesting. I have learned an incredible amount which I am sure will enable me to set up a home business. Thank you so much to all involved. I look forward to joining the Graduates Club and continuing access to the excellent Student Forum.
My number one goal I set myself at the start of this year was to become a life coach and to start my own business. Here I am 11 months later and I have just handed in my final assignment. It has been a year of ‘walking my talk’ and I have loved the opportunity to study for the last six months. (…)
My experience with NZIBS and my tutor, Phil, has been great. I’ve felt supported an encouraged, feedback given has been helpful and honest, which I value greatly. I’ve learned a lot, all which is practical for aiding me in achieving my dreams.
The whole experience really exceeded my expectations, truly eye opening. I learnt and discovered so much about myself. I was so inspired. Thoroughly enjoyed each aspect of the course, it was easy to follow and challenged me in many ways. I got all I wanted/needed from the course plus more! It r(…)
The course outlined many aspects of publishing, useful to know when proofreading and editing. After each assignment I was always eager to tackle the next tutorial. Assignments covered a range of editing/proofreading tasks, providing a glimpse of opportunities for interesting editing work.
I have found this experience to be very constructive. After feeling negative and resistant to undertaking further study after burning out during my university studies, I have now regained my enthusiasm for learning and pursuing my initial goals.
My experience with NZIBS has been overwhelmingly positive and inspirational. The course material and assignments were relevant and enjoyable, and my tutor gave me positive encouragement to motivate me to work harder as well as boosting my confidence. I would recommend this course and NZIBS unre(…)
I really enjoyed the Proofreading and Editing course. I learned a lot and I think it will help me in the future with academic writing, even if I choose not to go into proofreading as a career. The tutor was very helpful and gave comprehensive feedback on all assignments and they make you feel v(…)
When I started on this course of study, I discovered that my idea of proofreading and editing was pretty basic and there was a lot to learn! The course content was great though and contained plenty of information and detail. If anyone is thinking about doing some study, even if you are in your (…)
I received excellent tuition from the editing and proofreading course at NZIBS. My skills in grammar, punctuation, and spelling have vastly improved. I am grateful for the help I received while I was studying and the course renewed my enthusiasm for English. The information about starting up yo(…)
You would think that getting a PhD would provide me with a sense of certainty about my own writing, but it did not, and my confidence took another blow when I lost my proofreader. I have always loved working with words and I decided to take the proofreading and editing course offered by the NZI(…)
I found training with the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies to be a positive experience. There is plenty of material in the tutorials, masses of references to draw on and encouragement from all levels of the personnel within the Institute. Thank you!
I am very pleased with the service and help I received from NZIBS while studying for the Proofreading and Editing Diploma. If I did not understand part of an assignment I looked on the student portal or emailed my tutor, Dick Ward, who was quick to respond and reassure me. I have completed my s(…)
I would thoroughly recommend the Proofreading and Book Editing (PAE) course to anyone who is interested in reading, writing and the use of language. I loved all the readings and assignments, every one of them challenged me – just learning the all new symbols and their use for proofreading was d(…)
Last year I felt it was time for some more formal study to enhance my credibility as a Life Coach and the Diploma in Life Coaching through NZIBS suited my needs perfectly. The design of the course enabled me to live in Vanuatu and complete my diploma remotely which was fantastic. With Internet(…)
Here I am with a diploma sitting proudly on my office wall. My office in its previous life was our garage, now we have a lovely wee office and a smaller garage. Fortunately, we have a very obliging neighbour and we keep our boat in his garage. I’ve just been given the job for proofreading a Coo(…)
Been through this institution and really enjoyed the course and have also graduated with merit.
I have 3/4 completed the course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to graduating. Thank you New Zealand Institute of Business Studies for presenting me with this great opportunity.
I was so excited to get my course materials on Monday night! It was a stationery lovers dream. So far I am really enjoying learning something new, inspite of a cold that is making my head a bit foggy at the moment. The material is thorough and makes sense. I am glad I committed ????
I enrolled in the Proofreading and Editing course, still not sure if it was what I wanted to do (or if I’d even enjoy it) but determined to try something different. I took a little longer than the usual year to finish thanks to drama at work, but it turns out I liked it so much I came back for (…)
I have thoroughly enjoyed my year of learning with excellent guidance from my tutor Dick Ward. Each assignment provided greater insight into the art of the written word. How the English language has evolved from century to century and continent to continent. The need to allow for different styl(…)
This has been an amazing and really enjoyable course. I am into my retirement years but still working full time, although in a much less stressful job these last 12 months since I moved back to New Zealand after nine years in Australia working in the mining industry. My aim is to set up my own (…)
This is a great team and there are some fantastic courses. Anyone wishing to learn something new needs to check out their courses.
I thoroughly loved mine and when I was struggling to work through a previous course, young Brian Morris recognised my struggles and actually suggested I change it(…)
Doing the Life Coaching course is a great way to learn about your own rhythm and motivation. The material is vast and covers several aspects that require some deep thinking. The course has given me an opportunity to figure out what is required of a coach and business owner. My tutor has been gr(…)
My own half-forgotten skill arose from a great love of English grammar, rhetoric and literature; it was a subject I’d studied to degree level. As my career progressed into technology and then engineering and finally into management, the ability to write in plain, good English was an asset I val(…)
I owe a big thank you to the great team at NZIBS for installing a belief to follow your passion. Following your dreams can be hard work but I can attest if you keep at it you will get there. My favourite quote is from Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s li(…)
I had been looking for something to do when my time at University of Canterbury comes to an end and had considered a proofreading course as something that I could do from home and in my own time. A friend was doing the NZIBS Proofreading course and while looking at the different courses availab(…)
I found the course to be good; definitely picked up a lot of useful skills and really liked the online forum to chat with the other students/graduates about current assignments, work, etc.
I didn’t actively pursue freelance editing work after finishing it, but definitely was good I did this co(…)
When I started the Creative Writing course I had the idea for a book – a crime/thriller – but felt I definitely needed some guidance with regard to writing and everything that goes with it. My tutor Tina Shaw was amazing, her critique of my writing was always helpful and I came away from each t(…)
The staff at NZIBS gave me excellent support during my course. I have attained new skills for CV writing. I have a future in helping people with job applications. I highly recommend the Proofreading and Editing course as it can open up new possibilities.
This is a wonderful course. I did it and it launched me into my own business. Highly recommended.
I completed this course and now writing for “Gameday” on the CRFU website. Picked up a lot of tips. Worth it if you’re serious about sports journalism.
Did this course, it is great. Now I have my own proofreading business.
It is possible to proofread without it, but NZIBS teaches you the right way. You will learn to proofread, and edit on paper, which I found invaluable. It teaches you to be thorough, and look at details you may otherwise miss.
I owe my writing career to doing this course. I did one of these years ago and it’s been my meal ticket ever since, highly recommend it. I’ve had 14 happy years of writing for national magazines, it’s been tremendous. Along the way I’ve met others who have done your courses and have had similar(…)
I did the course while working 30 hours a week and having two children under four. It was a busy time but I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and learning and doing something I loved and was passionate about made the journey easier. NZIBS and the way their courses are developed are very supportive(…)
This course has been an excellent introduction to creative writing for me, on the back of my continuing career as a freelance journalist. I came into this course assuming nothing, eager to learn everything and to be challenged with an entirely new form of writing.
What is not to praise about t(…)
I have completed this course and there’s a lot more to it than just teaching you how to proofread (properly). I thought I already knew how and soon learnt there was a lot I didn’t know about. You also get lots of great advice and guidance on setting up your own business afterwards, how to go ab(…)
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