He Mana a Roto – 12 Step Programme to Wellness

Become the best version of yourself with insider-access to Paul’s 12 Steps to success & well-being.

For the first time ever, rugby league legend Paul Whatuira is pulling back the curtain and allowing YOU to get Insider-Access into the 12 Steps he used to transform his life, and teaches to thousands in his workshops.

The Internal Strength 12 Step programme is designed to help you overcome your personal challenges and become the best version of yourself.

It will give you the motivation and skills you need to be able to rewrite your story, build self-confidence and set personal goals that will help you break your cycle and start living your best life, today.

Trusted by:

“I endorse Paul”

Paul Whatuira has always displayed the behavioural traits of hard work and preparation which has led to so much of his early success, but more recently is showing that long term sustainable success is more related to a person’s mental, emotional and spiritual strength.

Paul became a qualified Wellbeing and Education Manager in 2015 and worked with the Wests Tigers senior and junior elite plyers for a three year period implementing individual wellbeing plans that incorporated a person’s cultural, community, financial, careers, physiological, psychological, spiritual and personal relationships needs. Paul then expanded his “Internal Strength” programs to deliver them to other NRL Clubs, sporting teams, schools, community groups and corporations.

Paul has the highest level of integrity, cares deeply for those around him and is passionate in making a difference in the community. He is a very proud man and will help others achieve the same level of self-confidence and belief.

I endorse Paul Whatuira and his Internal Strength programs, and the contribution it can make to the Health and Wellbeing of any organisation and its employees.

Paul Heptonstall

NRL – Senior Wellbeing
and Education Manager

Paul Whatuira

Founder & Director
Internal Strength

My Promise to You

Ka whakapau kaha ahau ki a koe

I was a professional rugby league player at the top of my game. Then I had a major mental health breakdown. I know first-hand how difficult it can be to recover from mental health challenges and move towards living a healthier lifestyle.

Having experienced and conquered my own mental battles, I am confident my 12 Step Programme will help you take control of your mindset and live a more fulfilling life.

I will guide you through the steps and help you understand and address these personal struggles, so you can achieve your full potential.

Ngā mihi mahana

The 12 Modules & Core Principles

He ngā mauri tēnei

Each module in the proven 12 Step Programme will empower you with the motivation and skills you need to build self-confidence and set your own unique goals to transform your life!

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Our Step By Step Training Programme Is Perfectly Designed To Help Kiwis of All Ages Overcome Their Own Personal Struggles and Rewrite Their Life Story

The life you live is fueled and powered by the mindset you adopt.
Rewrite your life story with Paul’s 12 step programme to wellness.

Tried, Tested, and Proven

To date, the Internal Strength programme has been delivered to thousands across Australia and New Zealand.

The groups of people that have been touched by the content have ranged from professional athletes to mental health organisations, through the corporate sector to workers groups, all the way into high schools and juvenile justice centres.

Ehara tōku toa i te toa takitahi.
He toa takitini tōku toa.

My strength is not due to me alone,
but due to the strength of many.

You now have the opportunity to take the same proven training that giant corporates, esteemed whānau, and governmental organizations pay Paul to deliver in-person, all in the comfort of your own home, on-demand.

Enrol Now

Enrol now, Equip yourself with the tools you need to live your best life, and join a winning team. We’re here to support you & guide you on your journey.

Corporate, Sports & Organisational Access


Seat-based pricing

Full, multi-seat access for you & your team – with options for multiple teams, leadership oversight, and personalized remote trainings.

Inquire for your team’s multi-seat access:


Instant Individual Access



Get instant access to Paul’s 12 Step Programme, yours today for a discounted special price of only $799 $299.

This special offer will not last, so Enrol Now and get instant access:

Whānau, Group & Small Audience Access


Seat-based pricing

Experience the transformational journey together with your whānau or group, and take advantage of bulk pricing & personal mentoring options.

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The Proof is in Our Students’ Personal Transformations

Paul has been successfully delivering the Internal Strength program for nearly a decade now. It has been through the grinder, with many successful graduates of all age groups, with different backgrounds, across multiple levels of society.

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“I loved Internal Strength. It was absolutely life changing for me.

I have gained the competitiveness, internal drive and the will to win, but to my own standards.

Forgiving the past and moving forward and living in the moment is vital to keeping my current mindset.”

James has gone on to graduate, with honors, from the NZ Army. He is now a proud father and is a positive role model for his whānau.
James S.
22yrs, Wellington
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“I was unemployed for some time and needed this course to rebuild my self-confidence.

The balance between having fun and learning made this programme really awesome.

The ability to love myself was the most important lesson I learned.”

Ruta is now in full time employment in the Wellington City Council call centre.
Ruta L.
20yrs, Wellington

The audiences have been varied but the message is always constant: We all have a choice in everything we do and the sooner we realise our happiness is in our own hands, the sooner miracles can happen.