- Why Shared Values Are More Important Than Shared Interests
- Loving In Your Partner’s Shoes
- What Will You Do Differently This Year?
- How Spontaneity Could Be Ruining Your Sex Life
- Why Worrying About Your Partner Cheating Is Pointless
- Are You A Creator Or A Reactor In Love
- Don’t Share Your Relationship Problems With Whoever Who Will Listen
- “We’re not completely unhappy” and other half baked statements about your relationship
- Will You Still Be Having The Same Arguments In 20 Years?
- Valentine’s Day – A Day For Love Or Letdown?
My main measure of how successful I am as a coach, is in the results of my clients.
When they meet their goals, find the happiness they were seeking and strive for more than they ever thought possible, my role as their coach has been valuable.
If you are considering working with me, read the following testimonials to see what kind of changes are possible and how coaching can impact your life.
“I contacted Rachael because I was unhappy in my relationship, but didn’t want to walk away from it without having a decent go at fixing things. My sessions with Rachel helped me to identify both the things that my partner and I needed to work on as individuals, and the things that we needed to work on as a couple. I really liked Rachael’s realistic, straight-talking approach. I’ve previously been frustrated by therapists and coaches who focus more on talking about your problems than actually doing anything to fix them. Rachael was a real breath of fresh air in this regard – she wasn’t afraid to challenge my thinking, and provided concrete help in the form of exercises to help me get to the bottom of my problems, as well as tasks that helped me and my partner to re-build our bond. A few hundred dollars was a small price to pay for what I have now – a much healthier, stronger relationship and the tools to get it back on track whenever it starts to stray.” – Susie, New Zealand
“After a few years of battling to support my boyfriend who had a serious gambling problem, I started wondering who I could turn to in order to be able to get some support for myself. I was really struggling to cope with the stress of it on my own and I knew that I needed to talk to someone. Luckily, I came across Rachael, someone that could understand my situation having had similar experiences in dealing with an addict for a partner. At the time I didn’t really think about where that initial phone call might lead, but I just remember the relief of being able to lay out everything I was dealing with on the table and just have someone listen. So much weight I had been carrying on my shoulders started to lift. From there, I slowly began to look at the relationship and the damage my partners addiction was causing not just himself, but me. I had been so focused on helping him that I let myself accept things that weren’t acceptable. Lies, disrespect, tears, arguments, betrayals, law breaking. All things that went against what I believed in. Rachael never judged and understood that I loved my partner and wanted to work towards a future with him. She listened as I gave my partner many opportunities to prove himself that he was committed to a recovery, whilst helping me each time he let me down (again) to become stronger and build up more respect for myself and understand what I wanted and deserved from a partner. After a year of working with Rachael when the final push inevitably came to not accept his behaviour again, I was finally strong enough to respect myself and tell myself that I couldn’t continue to be with someone who was disrespecting me so much, even if he was struggling with an addiction. It was the hardest thing to leave, but once I committed I knew I couldn’t go back to more of the same. Now almost a year, I am so much happier. I have a positive outlook, including a new man who treats me brilliantly, and I’m enjoying each day as it comes.” – KJ, New Zealand
“There are no words to describe my experience with Rachael so I will just say that my life has turned around since I started seeing her in December last year. Her complete unconditional support and challenges have helped me to re-engage with myself and enjoy life. After years of being on and off diets, always ending up bigger than when I started, I didn’t really understand what a hold food and eating had on me and I had completely lost touch with what hunger even felt like. I was eating out of habit, stress and emotion. This has changed. Rachael has taken me on a wonderful journey of self awareness and I could not have achieved my weight loss, my re-energised attitude to exercise and eating, and the general well being I now experience, without her help. When I have doubted myself along the way, she has brought me back on track, and I have to say, I don’t think I could sleep at night without listening to her reassuring voice on CD! I now enjoy our monthly sessions that keep me focused and having Rachael alongside me on this journey means I know I am achieving what I though was unachievable. Life is good.” – MG, New Zealand
“…I truly believe I would never have found the strength or belief in myself, I would never have thought the things I have accomplished at all possible if I had not been so blessed to have met Rachael.”
“…Rachael has been such an important part of this development and I can’t thank her enough for her time ,support and her absolute passion for what she does.”
“…..I have sought help from others in the past but have only had successes from Rachael’s help”
“I went to Rachael desperate for some help to get this fixed. I worked with Rachael previously and knew I could trust her.”
“……Rachel was exceptional – I felt very relaxed, comfortable and safe and not at all judged, which for some reason was a concern of mine.”
“The day I met Rachael my life changed forever and I will be forever thankful, grateful and appreciative that she was sent to me. Words do not describe or bestow enough gratitude to this wonderful being.”
While some of these testimonials are from clients who wish to remain anonymous due to the personal nature of the work they have done, or the profile they have, I also have others that are happy to share their experience with others. Please feel free to Contact Me if you would like to be put in touch with one of these people before making the decision to work with me. I am also more than happy to connect you someone who can help you decide if I am the coach for you.