Where it Started

Hi I'm Mike Jewell, a health coach from Raglan, New Zealand. I started TrueLife Training in 2009 after travelling and working in New Zealand and around the world throughout my 20's. Jumping around between doing what I thought I 'had to do' and what I actually 'wanted to do' my path started to become clearer. 

I found the key was to follow what you are passionate about! 

The Evolution

TrueLife Training combines my love of working with people through natural approaches to our health and well-being and sustainability. Having worked in a range of areas of health from designing/running workshops, to community health, to nutritional coaching and personal training,  I started to see the power our lifestyles have on our health.

In a quest to learn more about holistic health I studied at the C.H.E.K. Institute in San Diego, researched studies such as 'The Blue Zones', learnt from Practitioners, Yogis, Meditators, and more. 

The greatest learning I've had has been from the ancient knowledge and wisdom of indigenous cultures and traditions, my most recent experience being on the Poutama Tane mentoring journey here in Raglan. 

My Passion

My passion is to help as many people as possible to be empowered with the tools and knowledge to be in control of their own health and well-being. 

I believe that we have everything we need within to live a vital and dynamic life. The key is being able to unlock this potential - and it is simple!

Other Things

I feel blessed to live in Raglan which is such a strong, resilient community. I love spending most of my time with my partner and our new son and host a radio show on Raglan Community Radio playing my favourite tunes and interviewing local people about their life-changing practices in the sustainability and well-being world. 


I have a Bachelors Degree in Humanities and am a C.H.E.K. Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach as well as a Poutama Tane Mentor. I continue to study and train here in Raglan – between getting out for surfs!   

My Services

I run a well-being / sustainable lifestyle workshop program called Wellbeing By Design. This is a series of hands on workshops with the aim of giving you tools to have a sustainable lifestyle, putting you in control of your health and well-being.

I also offer One on One Health and Sustainable Lifestyle Coaching. 

There are some great resources on this site for you to use too. These will get you going with some awesome well-being tools you can use straight away - and of course they're simple!

Thanks so much for visiting my site. I am really excited to work with you on this life affirming journey of health and lifestyle.  
In gratitude

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