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What exactly is Life Coaching?

Life coaching is a conversation designed to assist the client to align their thinking and behaviour with their desired outcomes, to get really clear about what those outcomes are and why they're important, and to remove any mental obstacles to achieving those outcomes. A Life Coach doesn't solve your problems, rather a Life Coach helps you to modify the thinking that created the problems, making you better able to notice possible solutions and carry them out.

Do I really need a Life Coach?

This question is just like asking "do I need a personal trainer". You can do some reading and research and get yourself fit, or you can make it easier by getting individual help from an expert. If you allow yourself that help and find the right person, it can seriously speed up your results and make it a lot easier. Of course it also has the advantage of having a human connection where you receive instant feedback.

Isn't Life Coaching a bit "out there?"

There are many styles of Life Coaching, some a bit more woo woo than others. It's best to talk to a few coaches and find someone who you feel comfortable with. Many approaches are based in solid science, proven methods and common sense, including mine.

What is your coaching style?

I'm not a rah rah kind of coach, nor a fluffy kind of coach, nor do I focus on the surface stuff. I look for the deeper issues. I call it Transformational Life Coaching, and I will employ any models or tools which I think will benefit the client. I like logical reasoning behind things, and I hope you'll find me quite down to earth. I want you to feel completely supported, understood and listened to. That doesn't mean I will let you off the hook where I feel you need to be challenged, however. I'll be working to open your mind to ways of thinking that better serve you. I will share insights with you where I feel it's appropriate, and I like to see the funny side of things.

Will the benefits of Life Coaching wear off or will they last?

The goal of my coaching is to facilitate lasting change at a deep level. In order to do this I need to challenge you to push past your comfort zone in the way you think about things and identify and mess up any old strategies or beliefs which are holding you back. The more you approach coaching with an open mind and a willingness and commitment to change, the better the results you will get. There is no certificate to say that you've passed and all your future thinking will be completely sane and constructive, you'll have to continue working at it, but I'm confident you'll experience lasting change if you want to.  (Some people actually don't want to – they're quite attached to their problems, but I can help you with that too).

How is coaching different from mentoring, therapy or counselling?

Patients seeking counselling or therapy may have a problem arising from a specific incident, condition or trauma. Some people are not suitable for coaching because their immediate needs are different and may require medical or more specialized attention.

Mentoring tends to be more focussed on a specific area of expertise where the client benefits from the specific knowledge and experience of the mentor in a particular area. Mentoring for specific career or skill areas can be highly beneficial.

Life Coaching can be about the "doing", i.e. helping the client create specific goals, identify specific tasks and commit to them, but Transformational Life Coaching goes deeper than this. It's about the "being", that is guiding you to be the person you want and need to be to achieve what you really want out of life.

Is your coaching available in my location?

I coach mostly by Skype, sometimes by phone, all over the world. If we are able to communicate effectively in English, get connected by phone or Skype and find a mutually suitable time, it can go ahead. I am in Melbourne Australia, and work while my children are at school. I use this meeting planner to compare time zones: click here for time zone meeting planner

What can I expect from the coaching process?

You can expect no judgement, complete confidentiality and my full and undivided attention. I want you to feel listened to, respected and understood. As your coach I enter the sessions with the assumption that you are whole and able. I am "on your side", though that does not mean I will buy into any stories you may be telling yourself which are not serving and empowering you. I will be looking for your strengths and your true capabilities and for ways of bringing those things into your service.

Do you operate by a code of ethics?

Yes, I undertake to abide by the ethical standards set out by the International Coach Federation.

How do I get started?

Click on the Set an Appointment button on the right towards the top, to choose a time for your free consultation, or us the Contact tab at the top of the page to send an email.  We'll arrange a time to have a chat and I'll answer any questions you may have. If you decide you would like to go ahead and work with me, you select which package you would like and we'll arrange a suitable time for your coaching sessions. You'll then receive a questionnaire to get things started.

Testimonials


"I am grateful to Yvette for the changes that she has facilitated in me. I feel that my learning from Yvette will stay with me for the rest of my life, and has brought me to a brighter, positive more confident and happy place in my family and work life."

Anshula Ohri, Toronto,
Canada

"Before I met Yvette I had many opportunities in front of me but I was feeling overwhelmed and I had no confidence in making the decisions.  I was feeling stuck and confusedd.  My career has progressed in a positive direction and I am now functioning better in physical and emotional health.  Thank you Yvette for your help.  This was one of the best decisions I have ever made."

 

Sarah Grudzien,
Melbourne, Australia

"The coaching with Yvette was very beneficial. In just a few weeks I had achieved so much. I am so thankful. I found Yvette to be very patient, professional and reassuring. I would definately recommend NLP now that I have seen the difference it has made to my life. I have left the past in the past and I am happier within myself."

Gemma,
Western Australia

"Your belief in me gave me the confidence to work out ways of improvement, knowing how important it is that these answers be found by me within me to enable them to be so powerful and successful. I loved the CD you sent as your voice is so easy to listen to and reassuring as it imparts great words of wisdom and strengthens the concepts taught within your life coaching sessions. These life skills are amazing!"

Lynne from Lowood,
Queensland, Australia

"I consider myself very fortunate having chosen Yvette for coaching.  It has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. I started from a place where I was stuck in procrastination and everything seemed so overwhelming that I didn't really know where to start.  I love the freedom and empowerment I now feel.  Yvette's methods are personalised and very effective.  I have looked forward to every coaching sesssion."

Heather
Melbourne, Australia

"Yvette is a great coach who inspires you to overcome the obstacles that she finds in working with you.  She is highly motivated and has worked hard to increase her knowledge in many areas that in turn help her clients.  Yvette draws on her own real life experience adn studies to help those of us who have to juggle many responsibilities and mangage the conflicts in thinking that come from that.  I am looking forward to working with Yvette again in the near future"

Liz Jarvis, CSI Business Solutions, 
NSW, Australia

"Through my coaching experience with Yvette I was able to shift my awareness onto my value system as opposed to staring at my circumstances each day and feeling pulled in a hole.  It's powerful because I want meaning, I want to live up to my values and what's right and good for me!  So, I truly learned the value of letting go and receiving the abundance of knowledge for every situation that gives life, love and meaning to who I am and what I can do, with this fearless self awareness."

Keri, 
New York, USA

"Yvette.  Many thanks for a wonderful experience... Our sessions were productive, really interesting adn I so looked forward to them each week with anticipation of what I can learn about myself and my behaviours.  Every session seemed to flow right on topic of what was present in my relaity at the time and your effortless guiding of my strategies never ceased to amaze me.  I highly recommend you as a life coach and thank you again for the experience."

M Shears, 
Melbourne, Australia

"I really questioned my future career ambitions and thanks to Yvette I changed direction from something I felt I had to do, to something I know I will love to do.  I was stuck on this topic for quite some time and Yvette really helped me shed light on this.  I changed the MBA I signed up for and feel excited about my careeer and all the opportunities in the future."

Sabine Mascarenhas, 
Wollongong, Australia