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Be the best version of you

Peter Makara: Leading Executives, Athletes, and Teams to Peak Performance

Do you want to feel better, perform better, be the best version of you? Peter Makara provides high performance coaching for individuals, teams and business. 

Peter uses a whole-of-person approach, helping you achieve your goals, wellbeing, and life-long transformation in every day life, work and sport. 

Peter is an inspirational leader who believes optimal performance and life-long transformation come from a holistic approach integrating the body (physical), mind (mental and emotional), and soul (connection) pillars.

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Peter's Diverse Leadership and Coaching Expertise



Peter is seasoned in governance, with a robust background in leading organizational governance roles. His expertise spans strategic decision-making, board dynamics, and fostering transparent, accountable leadership. Peter's guidance enhances governance structures, promoting sustainable growth and long-term success.


Peter has held governance roles on local and national organizations such as Special Olympic New Zealand, further demonstrating his commitment to impactful leadership and community service.


High Performance Sport

Peter leverages a background in high-performance sport, emphasizing leadership, strategic planning, and achieving peak athletic performance. His experience and expertise includes coaching rugby , fostering team cohesion, implementing effective training methodologies, and guiding athletes to success in competitive environments.


Peter's transformative thinking has enabled him to excel in grueling competitions such as Tough Mudder and Spartan 12-24 hour obstacle races of up to 42km, taking age group honours, and achieving podium finishes in CrossFit against men 14 years his junior.


Peter boasts a rich background in education, marked by leadership in organisational transformation, strategy and fostering student-centered learning environments. His commitment to educational excellence and shaping future leaders is evident in his impactful contributions to the field.

Peter brings valuable military expertise with a focus on leadership, strategic planning, and operational excellence. His career highlights include fostering team cohesion, effective decision-making under pressure, and a commitment to mission success.


There are no bells and whistles to life-long transformation. You must be willing to do the hard work, to find comfort in discomfort...

- Peter

Elevate Your Leadership: Business & Executive Coaching

At Be Uncommon, we believe every executive has the potential to achieve extraordinary success. Our executive coaching empowers leaders to unlock their true capabilities and thrive. 


We go beyond traditional methods, focusing on vertical growth that leads to life-long transformation. 

By aligning your actions with your core values, we help you excel in every aspect of your professional life.

Our mission is to help you become the best version of yourself. Our coaching journey cultivates excellence and develops a growth mindset, enabling you to lead with confidence, innovate with clarity, and inspire those around you. 

Achieve Your Potential: Professional / Aspiring Athlete Coaching

We know that athletes possess incredible potential waiting to be unlocked. Our coaching for professional and aspiring athletes is dedicated to helping you reach peak performance and achieve your goals.


We offer more than traditional coaching by focusing on comprehensive development, ensuring you grow both physically and mentally.  Through tailored coaching programs, we cultivate a winning mindset and enhance your performance.


Whether you're looking to break personal records or compete at the highest levels, our expertise will guide you every step of the way. 

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Peter's Proven Impact

“Peter’s leadership encouraged me to change my fixed mindset to a growth mindset. He pushed me out of my comfort zone (Where growth happens). Peter gave me the tools, inspiration, encouragement and support needed to grow and achieve. He coached me through situations with techniques and strategies for me to make the decision. Peter, Thank you for helping shape my career journey and seeing potential in me when I didn’t.”


Take the First Step

Unlock your potential with a free consultation from Peter. Experience firsthand how his personalized coaching can help you overcome challenges, achieve your goals, and elevate your performance. Start your journey to success and become the best version of yourself today.

Propel Your Team to Success: High Performance Leader & Team Development

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Achieve extraordinary results with Be Uncommon’s High Performance Leader & Team Development programs. We focus on understanding and harnessing the state of flow to transform leaders and teams into high-performance powerhouses. 

By integrating innovative strategies with practical tools, we ensure both leaders and teams reach their full potential, driving success and achieving remarkable outcomes.

We teach how to enter and sustain flow states, building resilient, cohesive teams and empowering leaders to inspire and guide with confidence.

Experience unparalleled growth, synergy, and achievement with Be Uncommon. Join us and watch your leadership and team performance soar to new heights.

Empower Your Journey: Personal Development & Life Coaching

Explore new possibilities with Be Uncommon's Personal Development & Life-Coaching programs. We specialize in empowering individuals to cultivate a growth mindset, adopt effective habits, and master essential disciplines for achieving lasting success.


Our personalised approach focuses on aligning your daily actions with your long-term aspirations, equipping you to navigate life's challenges with confidence and clarity.

Discover how our coaching can enhance your relationships, accelerate career growth, and improve overall well-being.


Schedule a FREE 30min no obligation discovery session with Peter


True success comes from aligning your actions with what truly matters to you. 

- Peter

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