The Coach Smith

About Us

The COACHSMITH group is the wellness delivery arm of HALCYONWH.COM (the wellness research arm)

All of our wellness coaches live in the world of our clients and enjoy the benefits of the Living Well lifestyle.

They are highly experienced, highly qualified, highly trained and guided not so much by theory but by the practicalities of what our clients are challenged with in everyday life.

We believe our coaches are the very best in the business – another reason why we guarantee our work *

Our approach to health and wellbeing is a scientific nutritional (as opposed to a pharmaceutical) one. Functional nutrition forms the foundation of everything we do and every system we offer.

We are motivated by the desire to provide every household with a choice as to how to prevent, manage and cure health issues with strategies that ideally avoid the use of medication.

Our goal is to provide individuals with choice:

Either, continue to operate in the current 'public illness TREATMENT system' that only diagnoses and treats symptoms of poor health OR

Operate with the option of reversing the cause of illness / disease by focusing on protection and cure.

"It's now very rare for anyone in our family to have a need to visit a GP or use medication - which is amazing given we were in and out every second month before we did Halcyon Living. But perhaps the most amazing thing about this system is it applies to kids just as much as adults. Our three children have never been healthier and as parents we are comforted in the fact they are learning habits and routines that will set them up for a life of good health. A really amazing system and something every family should consider."

Ross Owens, Wellington, NZ

Whether you are looking for a healthier life style change or have an ongoing health concern, we can most likely assist you.

Once you are on a programme you have direct access to your coach** and everything we do is focused on results. No additional fees or costs, no hard or soft promotion or selling of products or brands. We simply support you with science, knowledge, guidance and nature’s pharmacy to achieve health and wellbeing outcomes through the integration of the 8 co-factors of optimum health and wellbeing.

*Results guaranteed for all programmes other than $78 payment plan.

**Direct access to your coach for all programmes other than the $78 payment plan.

Pete Smith

Pete (aka the coachsmith) is our Lead Wellness and master Coach. Pete has a career background in

education, sport & health at the highest levels with qualifications in Nutrition, Exercise science and teaching

He started back in 2009 pioneering many new initiatives in the wellness industry and works hard to bring legitimacy to the notion that nutrition is the world’s most effective health and wellbeing tool.

As a consummate pragmatist he is committed to applying the science of medical nutritional and exercise physiology in a way people can understand and easily apply to their lives to prevent illness and improve health outcomes.

He has been instrumental in defining the 8 critical co-factors of optimum health and wellbeing, building his systems to ensure every individual can incorporate these 8 co-factors and afford to achieve wellness in their lives.

As an educator he wants to help people understand how their body and mind functions, the power of nutrition and how they have a choice and control over their personal health if they so choose.

MSc Dip PE Dip Tchg (Hon)


Leigh Dalzell

Leigh is our lead coach for the LIVING well 3 system with over 25 years working with mature senior clients. She is regarded in the industry as a leading practitioner in this field. She specializes in exercise science for over 60 year olds, but with an in-depth understanding of the cognitive, biological, social and physical challenges of aging and processes addressed within the Living well 3 system


A background in primary health, falls prevention, green prescription, cardiac and diabetes education

Dr Gavin Tauroa

Gavin has spent most of his working life practicing and researching holistic Nutrition and health in diverse communities in England, the United States and Australia. He consultants for numerous global organisations and we feel fortunate to have him as part of our consulting team. Gavin is our clinical consultant and moderates (peer reviews) the material used in our coaching practices.

MChD, Diploma in Herbal Medicine and Diploma in Naturopathy

Phillipa Harris

Pip is a highly experienced and professional wellness coach. She specializes in. hormonal well-being, mental health, fatigue, gut health and women’s health. She gets out of bed every day to improve the lives and happiness of her clients.

MSc (human Nutrition), Dip Tchg , Diploma in Herbal Medicine, Diploma in Naturopathy. AMC

Toni Ashton

Toni is a clinical nutritionist with experience working with minority ethnic groups. She has worked extensively with indigenous groups in Australia, the UK and New Zealand and is one of our senior wellness coaches

BSc (Human Nutrition) Dip Tchg, Diploma in Holistic Therapies

Logan Smith

Logan as a practicing Physiotherapist with a back ground in neuroscience and acts as a consultant to the coachsmith group.

BSc (neuroscience), BPhty

Dr Andrea Whu

Andrea is a researcher. She has this remarkable ability to peel back the layers of the literature onion and source scientific evidence based material that challenges the conventional wisdoms of western medicine and strongly influences the makeup of the coachsmith programmes.

Ph.D (Human Genetics)

Sonja Lurajud

Sonja is known as New Zealand’s Sugar free chef. She has this remarkable skill of converting a regular, every day recipe into a sugar free, trans fat free, sodium free edition that doesn’t compromise the integrity of taste and looks.

Completed a 3 year food science apprenticeship and studied at Otago Polytechnic gaining her London City of Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 qualifications. A passionate chef for well over 30 years.

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