2 Jul 2017
What if rather than having a goal of being more courageous our goal was to build the body of Courage? of Presence? of Authenticity? And what if instead of asking our minds to figure out how to do this we asked our bodies as well? What if instead of working out our physical muscles in the gym and our mental muscles in the office we began to think about our muscles as integrated and interdependent? What if we have muscles not only for physical strength but also for mental, emotional, spiritual, relational and moral capacity? What if we can build musculature to have more courage; to be more authentic; ... Read more
I coach to make progress on topics that matter deeply to you. I will have served you well if you leave each session feeling challenged yet firmly held. If you breathe a little easier then much has been accomplished. On the path we agree to take together you will experience tastes of a new way and of new possibilities. To serve you most fully I meet you right where you are at in your life, wherever that may be. In the process we honor you for who and how you have been up until now.
"Working with Abby has been one of the major game changes in my career so far. I had never had a coach before and was quite sceptical before my first coaching session. My scepticism disappeared after about 2 minutes into my first coaching session with Abby. It is great to find someone who is such a great listener and who challenged me in ways that really allowed me to grow as a leader. Since starting coaching with Abby I have learnt more about myself as a person and as a leader than I have during my entire career. Through Abby's coaching, I have become a better, more confident and more impactful leader."
GetSmarter, Cape Town, South Africa
“Abby is an extremely effective coach who has successfully coached a wide range of our employees with a diverse range of goals. She has a strong psychological and coaching background but couples that with the understanding of the requirements of a demanding business and industry. As a coach, I feel assured that she understands the dynamics of the asset management industry and the behaviours that occur. She is quick to understand situations and the needs of her clients. We have had excellent feedback from employees whom she has coached."
Head of Human Resources, Coronation Fund Managers, South Africa
“I met Abby during a senior leadership program, aiming to further develop woman’s leadership and business skills and prepare them for taking on greater responsibilities within our organization. The personalized coaching was part of the learning experience; it was new to me and proved to be very useful. Abby is able to build a close, trustful and professional relationship in a short time due to her warm-hearted manner, a strong ability to listen and to ask mind-changing questions. She worked with parables and made me visualise my challenges...”
Marketing Leader, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Janssen Therapeutics, Johnson & Johnson, Belgium
“I never thought that in one hour somebody you never met before could significantly touch your life. But after my first session with Abby I was radiating a positive energy I had never felt before...In time I truly transformed into a person I always knew I could be both personally and professionally, but never had the skills to discover. Abby is phenomenal because she combines compassion and humour with an amazing approach that delivers results quickly... I draw inspiration and courage from our work together.”
Divisional Sales Manager, Johnson & Johnson , USA
“This is a journey to the core of your soul; an opportunity to get in-touch with what really matters; a springboard to inner peace. Abby’s coaching helped grow my knowledge of myself and my impact on others. She has made an impact on me both personally and professionally. Abby is patient, understanding and she has remarkable instincts. She is incredibly skilled at asking the right questions that helped me see things from different perspectives. Thanks with all of my heart for this invaluable journey and for enlightening my way.”
Johnson & Johnson, Turkey
“I would like to again express my thanks for this opportunity...I was so busy ‘doing’ that I didn’t even stop to refuel at times and was constantly racing for the goal and the reward and recognition at the end. Only there was no end and sometimes no recognition. I felt betrayed, disappointed and had lots of self-doubt...I have found renewed vision and certainty of who I am and what I have to offer. I have found this ‘new way’ so much better – less stressful, lest frenetic. I have learnt to assess where I am, what I am able to do and what I need. It has changed the way I do things – more for my own contentment and sense of achievement, and less to please others. It has also changed the way others view me and interact with me."
Training and Human Resources Manager, The Clothing Bank, South Africa
“Working with Abby has helped change my life in the most incredible way, both personally and professionally. My expectations of what I had hoped to achieve were superseded in the most incredible manner. I met with Abby with the idea of working on one concern in my life, but ended up tackling deeper, more challenging areas. This brought about extremely rewarding life changes, which allowed me to build a strong foundation to become a more whole individual able to tackle anything that comes my way...I will continue to use these tools for many years to come.”
Area Sales Manager, Amadeus GTD Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
“...I felt grounded and ‘seen’ on a very deep and congruent level... Our journey together was extra-ordinary and has started a processes of me finding my rightful seat in the world and grounding myself with beauty, with wisdom and with a deep understanding of who I am and what I have to offer. Abby assisted me to find this wisdom within and explore creative and inspiring ways to allow it to flow and be shared with the world. Her presence and coaching style is warm and engaging, offering a integration of mind, body and spirit in a very refined way.”
Rhythm Based Therapist, Counsellor & Facilitator, Cape Town, South Africa
“Our general management leadership team required an intervention with the objectives of empowering them to be better leaders, to be more self-aware of strengths, and to be able to proactively address their developmental areas. Abby’s engaging approach quickly built a sense of trust within the team thus enabling them to be open and honest. Abby’s professionalism, thoroughness and ability to probe key developmental areas ensured that our desired results were achieved. The cohesion and working relationship within the team members was significantly improved..."
Chief Operating Officer, Tourvest Travel Services, South Africa
"I was very lucky to be on a leadership acceleration programme at my company, which gave me an opportunity to meet Abby. I chose Abby because of her incredible genuineness and warmth that I was drawn to. I felt like I could open up to her very easily. This is coming from someone who has never really opened up about my life to other people, so it really means a lot. She certainly exceeded my expectation of what it meant to be coached, and opened up important conversations that I never thought I would have. She is incredible at active listening, processing information and asking the right questions to open up my mind to thinking about things in my career and my life that I had not thought about before... "
GetSmarter, Cape Town, South Africa
“Abby is by far one of the most talented people I have ever come across. She has the ability to make simple that which seems extremely complex. She helped me to identify the things I find most important in my life and opened my eyes to new possibilities, both in my personal and professional life. One of the things that stood out for me about Abby is her strong foundation in a variety of subject fields. This combined with her gift to relate to my personal situation made me feel like I was in good hands. I felt like I was being coached by an expert in more fields than one..."
Environmental Industry, Cape Town, South Africa
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