What makes Success Factor Consultancy and Coaching practice unique

What’s unique or special about Debs’ personality:

  • Personable and easy to communicate with
  • Supportive and encouraging
  • Has passion and a genuine desire to help people
  • Enthusiastic and keen to help clients deal with challenges, problems or issues
  • Caring, nurturing and respectful


What’s unique and special about our coaching practice:

  • Provides clients with encouragement, support and motivation
  • Works positively and enthusiastically with my clients to challenge beliefs
  • Empowers clients to achieve their goals and achieve success
  • Collaborates with clients in a supportive way
  • Helps clients step outside their comfort zone
  • Genuine desire to help clients develop their own self-belief and encourages positivity
  • Excellent communicator who listens properly and evaluates effectively
  • Focuses on client’s individual needs
  • Caring and sincere, supportive and empathetic

What’s unique or special about our ideal clients:

  • Have a desire to set goals to get real results
  • Ability to apply positive tactics to help clients become self-reliant
  • Willing to commit fully to the life coaching programme
  • Open to and willing accept my suggestions, honest feedback and new methods
  • Eager to challenge redundant beliefs
  • Keen to step out of their comfort zone to make positive progress
  • Want to achieve their desired aims and ambitions
  • Prepared to work positively and enthusiastically towards achieving my goals
  • Committed to self-improvement, self-development and personal growth

Why should you use our services?

Dedicated and committed to investing in people and their success, and enjoy working with people to help them change their dreams into reality.

Passionate about supporting people and organisations accomplish their full potential as part of their personal, professional development and leadership potential.

Supportive, challenging, inspiring and encouraging people and organisations realise their aspirations.

Invests in their clients so each person receives a positive and successful experience.

Creates opportunities for individuals and organisations to accomplish their full potential and realise their aspirations.

Debs’ Background

A qualified and experienced leader, manager, mentor, coach, counsellor, trainer, professional speaker and facilitator of creative seminars and conferences.

Specialising in working IN your business (coaching) and ON your business (mentoring), working holistically covering both personal and professional aspects to enable business owners to fulfil their full potential by ‘working together to make a difference’.

Business Coaching & Mentoring services are client-led, strengths-focused and results-based assisting in increasing self-motivation and self-belief; dispelling assumptions; and breaking down perceived barriers and obstacles preventing business owners achieving their goals.

Consultancy provides business owners with a ‘Business Warrant of Fitness’ which ‘takes the temperature’ of your business. This identifies pressure points and key areas to work on to develop and grow your business.

Speech Coaching Programmes helps you communicate with confidence and enables you to conquer those nerves through the provision of tips, tools and techniques to help you become a more confident and professional speaker.

Ask about our no obligation one-hour complimentary session to receive feedback on how Success Factor can assist and support you personally and professionally.

Debs qualifications include an Masters in Business Administration, Diploma in Life Coaching and Certificate in Humanities and Social Sciences.

Memberships include The Institute of Coaching Federation, Toastmasters International, Canterbury Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise North Canterbury.

An active member of Toastmasters International since 1992, achieving the Distinguished Toastmaster Award for outstanding accomplishments and leadership excellence in the pursuit of the mission of Toastmasters International. This includes holding national leadership roles.

On a Personal Level

Debs Taylor-Hayhurst is the founder of Success Factor Consultancy & Coaching Ltd.

Her passion has always been helping people, and has made a career around growing new leaders, empowering people to grow into the best they can be.

She is a wife, mother and Nanna as well as being a business owner, and loves working with people.

Debs is married to Jeff and is blessed to have an amazing family which include 4 adult children, 2 adult step-children, 5 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 2 inherited grandchildren!

Debs’ interests including spending time with family and friends, tramping, cycling, keeping fit. Other pastimes include reading – inspirational and self-help and novels, amateur photography, voluntary work and being involved in the local community and travelling and exploring NZ.

Dreams became a reality..

Embracing the ‘Kiwi’ lifestyle for nearly 7 years in Loburn..

Embarking on another tranquil lifestyle in Pegasus..

Why Debs became a Consultant and Coach

Debs is dedicated and committed to investing in people and their success, and enjoys working with people to help them change their dreams into reality.

Debs’ life like anyone else has been a journey of self-improvement, self-development and personal growth.

Debs’ passionate is supporting people and organisations accomplish their full potential, specialising in supporting, challenging, inspiring and encouraging people and organisations realise their aspirations.

Over 30 years experienced as a senior executive, manager and leader, almost 10 years’ experience as a counsellor and listener; many years’ experience as a mentor, and two years as a qualified Life Coach.

Establishing and naming our Business

Success Factor was established Success Factor Consultancy & Coaching Ltd on 1 April 2016, its purpose being ‘working together to make a difference’. These words resonated with us as they embodied what we all aspire to achieve in our lives, to help others, one by one, and make a difference to each and every person. (See Starfish Story)

Starfish Story

Once upon a time there was an old man who used to go to the beach to do his thinking and his writing. His daily routine was walking along the foreshore every morning.

One morning as he was walking along the shore it was the day after a big storm had passed and he found the beach littered with starfish. Thousands of them as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.

Away in the distance the old man noticed a boy approaching. It was unusual to see a boy on the beach at this early hour. As the boy walked the old man noticed him pause every so often and bend down.

He noticed the boy was occasionally bending down to pick up an object which he then threw into the sea. 

As the boy came closer the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what are you doing?”

The boy paused, looked up, and replied “I’m throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up on to the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves. When the sun gets high they will die unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid your effort won’t really make much of a difference.

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the waves. Then he turned, smiled and said, “I made a difference to that one!”

This story is from ‘The Starfish Thrower’ by Loren Eiseley.