“The problem I struggled with is work-life balance. For me, the challenge has always been how to balance the demands of a hectic and unpredictable work schedule with my need for downtime. Working with Yvonne has been a big help in this area. One of the things I learned during the coaching sessions is how to manage situations, rather than react to them. Now, instead of getting distracted by unexpected events or thrown off course by conflicting deadlines, I am much more proactive in managing my schedule. Yvonne has helped me see that I can be much more effective if I take control of my schedule rather than letting it control of me.
Working with Yvonne these last 10 weeks has helped me find balance in my personal and professional life and helped me prioritize, so I spend more time on what matters and less on the day-to-day distractions that get in the way of achieving my goals. Were it not for this experience, I believe I would still have the same mindset and still struggle with the same issues today, that I struggled with ten weeks ago. I believe my biggest “aha” moment was realizing that I can take time away from my business without everything falling apart. In fact, I had that realization after taking my first weekend off in months. Taking time away helped me identify new avenues for addressing a couple of business issues I had been working on for some time. Without the coaching sessions and Yvonne’s questions to make me think through what I want to achieve and the best way to achieve it, I don’t believe I would have had the same success in solving those problems. I appreciate Yvonne’s insight and her ability to ask the right questions to help me think about what I want and what I need to do to make those things happen. Thinking through Yvonne’s questions had a profound effect on how I see my future goals and the steps I will take to achieve those goals. She helped me create a path for a journey that will last my lifetime. Thank you Yvonne!”
Senior Project Manager
“The professional challenge I am facing is taking more risks which may yield bigger outcomes for myself as well as my clients. I am a very organized project manager, which means I sometimes err on the side of security. If I took more advantage of the experience I have and the wealth of skills surrounding me I might be able to make more confident decisions. How does one get the confidence they need to take good risks?
Yvonne asks the critical questions to get you to the answers you need. She brings a combination of inter- and intra-personal skills and helps you to visualize success for yourself in a variety of ways. After talking through the coaching sessions I was able to articulate my professional intentions. I started to identify mentors who would provoke different thoughts and actions to help me grow positively. “
“For a long time I have not been able to visualize my life goals. The coaching sessions with Yvonne helped me figure out my “What” and my “Why”. Beyond that, she coached me on how to get to where I want to go by focusing on my goal. The journey has been eye opening to say the least. I am amazed at how much I discover about myself with each session.
I have benefited a lot by learning to work with the end in mind. I have learned to visualize my life goal and allow it to play a big role in my daily life choices. A great “aha” moment was when I learnt that I tend to hold myself back for the sake of others. I am learning that it is okay to put myself on my to-do list.”
“Before the sessions with Yvonne, I was overly ambitious – trying to focus on too many goals at once. The incongruous focus to each of those areas resulted in procrastination and consequently, delayed completion. Yvonne helped me identify my topmost priorities, one of which was completion of my Master’s degree. I am currently focusing on this goal with a deadline; specifically, the research and write-up of the dissertation.
These sessions have opened my understanding to my limitless potential. Everything it’ll take for me to trod my next level already lies within me – I just need to focus in order to actualize it. Moreover, I am now aware I might do things differently particularly with a spike of love and passion. For instance, I discovered that when I love myself I’ll be more productive and mindful in the things I invest my time in – looking at the whole scheme of life to invest in the right places. With Yvonne’s help, I was able to recognize where I could improve myself. I could improve my behavior and modify my actions for increasingly positive results.”
“I’ve had issues and frustrations with reaching my goals. These coaching sessions have helped me visualize the end result and motivated me to keep reaching my goals. These coaching sessions have given me an outsider point of view to the issues at hand. They have shown me that it pays to be a more positive person and to keep an open mind to handle the issues in a calm, productive manner.”
Program Director / Business Owner
“One of my biggest struggles has always been overwhelming myself to the point of feeling stagnant – as though I’m unable to navigate through the many tasks I’ve placed in front of myself to satisfy my ambitions and curiosities. Feeling overwhelmed sometimes causes me to lose focus on the things I want to accomplish. Over the last 10 weeks, Yvonne has used thought-provoking questions, visual imagery and her own experiences to help me realize my intentions and to help me stay focused on my goals.
My coaching experience with Yvonne has helped me to realize that remembering the “whys” of my intentions is vital to staying focused. She’s also helped me realize that I don’t let my “left brain” and my “right brain” communicate with each other often enough. As someone who tends to be highly analytical, I sometimes forget to have FUN while trying to reach my professional goals. I’ve really enjoyed my experience with Yvonne, and have gained some valuable insights that will help me throughout my journey.”