Testimonials


Glenn Kirkwood – That Referral Guy

Our sessions helped me to step out of myself and look at each situation for what it really was without being clouded by personal feelings and emotions.

Debbie was a wonderful and insightful coach. Our sessions helped me to step out of myself and look at each situation for what it really was without being clouded by personal feelings and emotions. Debbie helped me realise what was inside and outside of my control and provided me with the tools and techniques to overcome those things outside my control.

Through our face to face and telephone meetings, Debbie and I worked through my concerns and she helped me to prioritise and compartmentalise the key issues. These key issues then became the focus of our sessions.

I highly recommend Debbie as both a coach and professional development mentor. Debbie provided a comfortable environment where I felt no reservations in sharing my challenges and thoughts. Moving forward, I now feel equipped to manage difficult situations effectively.

Milena, Sydney

 


Debbie’s one-on-one coaching was specific to me and my personality not an ´off the shelf one size fits all´ solution.

 

I can´t express strongly enough how beneficial I found professional coaching with Debbie.

She was able to give me a multitude of tools to help me overcome many situations and shaped how I operated – not just empty words but real actions specific for me.

She was able to achieve this by drilling into my brain and helping me find a solution that was specific to me and my personality not an ´off the shelf one size fits all´ solution.

Liza Tazewell – Senior Manager, Sydney

 


I am experiencing the feeling of hope for the first time in a long time.

 

Before getting coached I was feeling like I should be doing something to make my life better, especially job-wise. I was feeling guilty that I hadn’t made a successful career.  The more I thought about things, the more confused I became, probably due to focusing on what I didn’t want.

Through some practical tools that work (eg. anchoring, seeing others and self as more equal through “swapping chairs”), being shown a different way of looking at things and daring to imagine what it would look/feel like if things were how I want them to be, I now have a new perspective which makes life more workable.

Deb was gentle but persistent and relentlessly positive (which is what I needed!).  The coaching sessions were challenging, testing, difficult, demanding, tough and exciting.  My being heard & understood, which led to Deb making appropriate suggestions and to building the trust & respect needed for me to be open to those suggestions, helped me get my results.

What’s made the biggest difference for me is approaching things with curiosity rather than trying to find courage.  I am experiencing the feeling of hope for the first time in a long time.

Lucy H, Sydney

 


The journey was challenging, then ultimately extremely rewarding!

 

Before the coaching started I felt directionless and powerless. I felt that I had no control over my life direction, and that even my time was not my own. I was stressed out, and stuck in a routine that no one seemed to gain any benefit from, and this made me quite miserable.

Deb was clued in from day one and seemed to know exactly where to direct the sessions, in a way that felt like a natural organic conversation. I feel I have broken a cycle of behaviour that may have been leading me on the slippery slope to greater stress and depression, and leading me to beat upon myself.

I’m looking forward to new experiences, and not feeling selfish about taking a day ‘off’ to experience new things. Having an independent, non-judgemental third party to talk to really helped to put things into perspective, and provided suggestions and strategies that I was just too blinkered and too close to my own situations to see clearly. I didn’t really have anyone else with an appropriate distance from my situation that could provide objective assistance.

The journey was challenging, then ultimately extremely rewarding!

Susannah H, Melbourne

 


After our time together I have clear goals and a solid pathway towards achieving them.

 

When Deb was first recommended to me, I thought I had already tried everything in my search for direction. I was feeling completely aimless – juggling a part time job, a fledgling business, and a toddler – all this and I was still not sure about what I ultimately wanted to achieve.

My weekly calls with Deb were more like chatting with a friend. She has an exceptional gift for listening and drawing out the best in people. Deb didn´t “teach” me to do anything differently, she guided me (firmly but gently!) to places where I could discover powerful skills I already had within myself.

Deb changed my outlook, my confidence, even my vocabulary, and helped me to acknowledge the things that I wanted in my life but was too scared to admit even to myself.

After our time together I have clear goals and a solid pathway towards achieving them. I am no longer satisfied with “survival” as my standard of living, and instead I am striving for “exceptional” with joy.

Thank you Deb!

Catherine L, Melbourne