Prior to my Coaching sessions with Michelle, my mind was cluttered and I had no sense of moving forward with my small business plans. My goals appeared totally unachievable and it was all so overwhelming. I couldn't even work out what exactly it was that was holding me back.
From my initial meeting with Michelle, she encouraged me to break it down to basics to get a sense of where I wanted to be in the future and what I would need to do in order to get to that point. Focusing on what were the different elements - the reasons for my business plans not to progress. The issues that I discovered were holding me back was my lack of organisation (mind and work space), prioritising, minimising my workload initially to have a more achievable goal, and finally, working on my time management. These were the four main areas that I didn't even realise were the reasons I wasn't able to move ahead with my plans. Through Michelle's encouragement I realised that I needed to address those if I were to move ahead successfully.
Michelle helped to clarify for myself the issues that I needed to acknowledge. After my discussions and brainstorming with Michelle, it amazed me that the solutions seemed so obvious and simple yet very effective - and it was a thought process that I wouldn't have reached alone without my coaching sessions. I find that I incorporate the strategies Michelle showed me in different facets of my every day life, and continually apply them to different situations.
Michelle has such a professional yet personable approach. Her coaching style and manner is encouraging and she is very unobtrusive. Michelle has an easy way of explaining strategies so there is no guessing when trying to implement them myself.
I have learnt so much through my sessions with Michelle and I am very excited at how far I have come by applying all of the valuable skills she taught me.
– Gemma Tidemann, Mother and Small Business Owner
"After the first couple of coaching sessions with Michelle, I no longer felt as though she was coaching me, I felt as though I was talking to an old friend - which shows the fantastic level of rapport Michelle builds. By the time I had my sixth coaching session with Michelle, my life was completely transformed from where we began. Her patient and caring style, without judgement, offered me a comfortable space that enabled me to make some very powerful decisions. After each session I became more authentic, more accountable in living my purpose and more open to taking great risks and pushing my fears aside. A fantastic listener who asks the right questions, I’d highly recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking to move forward and live their best life!”
– Sarah Webb, Founder Relationship Free
“Michelle is an amazing coach; she has an aura of trust that surrounds her which makes you feel safe to talk about your ideas without being criticized. She has a natural ability to help guide you in the right direction with taking over. Receiving coaching from her has opened my eyes and changed my life for the better; I can see the world in a more positive way. It has allowed me to grow and develop into the person I now know I want to become. Why?
I was at a turning point in my career and life; I was becoming frustrated with not only work but also everything around me, which was affecting my family life, training and enjoyment. The most frustrating part I did not know exactly what I wanted to do with ME. Well I knew what I wanted to do I had all these ideas rushing through my head, but I didn’t know how to get them out.
I believe that I would still be this frustrated and confused person if it hadn’t been for these coaching sessions with Michelle. Her understanding of where to direct your thoughts and ideas is amazing, she is a wealth of knowledge and I look forward to continuing working with her in the future.”
– Daniel Vincent, Corporal, Australian Army
"Taking on Michelle as my coach helped me both at a personal level and a business level.
Her coaching style is empathetic yet firm as she worked with me to establish my goals and values then a strategy and action plan for ‘a big 30 Days’ effort to achieve what was important for me. Her real value came in the support and dissecting when it didn’t go well, when I had to confront my sabotaging behaviours and drill down as to WHY and then strategise to overcome and correct the situation.
I would describe Michelle’s coaching is focused, empathetic, perceptive, strategic, intelligent and firm. Her work was very focused on giving me the understanding, tools and strategies to improve my life according to my values and goals.
I am very happy to recommend Michelle as a life coach for people looking for that improvement."
– James O’Kane, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley