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Circle of Life: an exercise to identify areas you’re finding less satisfying
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Keen to put my health goals first for a change, I set out to find a coach who was down-to-earth, realistic and genuine. A discovery call with Kylie confirmed she had these qualities and more.
By adjusting the foods I choose to eat, being more consistent with exercise, and becoming more aware of our finances, I’ve lost 9kg, improved my relationships within and beyond my family, and have a much better understanding of what’s important to me right now.
I’m so glad I chose Kylie. The fact that she was living overseas but was Australian, like me, meant she could understand the pressure of living outside one’s own culture.
I’d recommend her to anybody who wanted to put their health first and needed someone to help them focus on, and re-focus on, their goals, whether health-related or not.
I began coaching sessions with Kylie wishing to improve my work / family / self balance, to be more present more often, and to be able to enjoy more quality time with our daughter.
By holding me accountable, and sometimes offering a different perspective to my own, Kylie has helped me achieve these goals – and more.
It’s been a challenging time in many ways and Kylie has been a constant source of support.
As a busy coach and mum myself, I understand deeply the transformative value of coaching and feel very grateful that Kylie can be such an integral part of maintaining my own balance in life.
Kylie is warm, understanding, approachable and motivating. I would particularly recommend her to those planning a move.
Thank you Kylie, both as a coach, and as a ‘mirror’ from which I receive a very honest reflection, that teaches me many useful lessons.
Daniel HensonGeneral Manager, Westpac Bank of Tonga
Kylie presented to 70 of my Tongan staff members, for many of whom English is a second language. Kylie presentation was well received by the staff, the concepts easy to understand and she ensured that the audience was engaged.
Kylie approach is unique in that it focuses on the individual person and what you can do, rather than being told what you should do. This has had a positive effect on many of the staff, with the introduction of team activities (such as swimming and group walks being implemented).
Kylie also made time after the presentation for individual questions and in particular provided some guidance to one staff member, whom suffered from constant migraine headaches. I am pleased to say this person has made some changes to their lifestyle and as a result has seen less frequency of these headaches and less sick days being taken.
I personally would recommend Kylie to businesses and individuals alike, who want a different perspective / approach to health, rather than run-of-the-mill health talks (i.e. stop eating junk food / exercise more).
Emmy PeterssonMelbourne, Australia
Kylie has an amazing way of energizing and balancing her clients both physically and emotionally as they face a big journey.
It's been a pleasure to collaborate with Kylie to help more people relocate and create a life they desire on the other side of their move.
Martha PérezNuku'alofa, Tonga
Kylie is motivating, informative, inspiring and fun.
Even though English is my second language, I have enjoyed every group session talking about human nutrition and health.
Mary LiNuku'alofa, Tonga
Before the first group session, I didn't know what health coaching was, and that perhaps my concerns might seem too trite, or too overwhelming, to share with others.
Over the series of sessions I discovered:
- it's okay to want things my way, to not need to always accommodate others
- I can have short-term life purposes
- how I actually spend my time differs from how I want to spend it, this surprised me - so now I can better manage my priorities, instead of managing my time.
I liked hearing how the other women are doing. I felt stronger knowing we were working on our own challenges together. And the exercises served as a visual aid to help me think more about what my priorities are.
I found Kylie to be energetic, positive, encouraging and vulnerable - that is, human and relatable.
I think my life here is different from life back home. Many obligations and distractions have been removed for me. What came up in the sessions is like a spotlight on the obstacles I carry. It's a good time to look at them more closely so I can feel I made good use of my time here in Tonga. Thank you for that, Kylie.
Mary ToddBrisbane, Australia
I first met Kylie at a community event. Kylie expressed warmth with a caring attitude and spoke with passion about her business. I was curious, her genuine approach left me compelled to ‘give her a go’.
I’m in my early 50’s, had been through a difficult few years with health issues, too much surgery, moved country and feeling downright plump and middle aged and invisible.. I also was certain I had psychological issues with food, and had little control over food and sugar cravings.
My first appointment with Kylie was a revelation right from the get go. Kylie suggested (amongst other ideas) maybe I consider going gluten free and see if I felt better. My attitude to that suggestion was ‘nah, that’s not going to happen’. I left with a revealing book to read “Wheat Belly” and that was the moment for me my journey back to wellness started.
Over the following six month Kylie, with encouragement, kindness, laughter and knowledge has guided me to a much improved focus on myself, my health, what I eat and a refreshed perspective on life ahead. Her generosity in spirit and loaning of her small library of interesting books has been appreciated.
I have learnt so much from Kylie.
I feel and look brighter and better than I have in years. I sleep better, have no more hay fever, my anxiety levels have dropped and I feel well armed to make great food choices. Eating well to heal my body has become easy and has happened gently.
Thank you Kylie, your expertise and guidance has truly transformed me and set me on a path of health and wellbeing for life.
Andrew MacphersonBrisbane, Australia
I started sessions with Kylie dubious that coaching would be enough to improve my life.
Six sessions in, the evidence is impressive.
High blood pressure gone. Digestive discomfort reducing. Friendships stronger. Mood positive. Stress balanced. Exercising happily. Nutrition improving. Sleeping better. Mindful often.
Kylie’s approach works because she listens, discusses actions that are not only achievable but also practical and realistic and then for me, most importantly, holds you accountable. She genuinely wants you to enjoy a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life. The cost and time involved is small compared with the results you can achieve, just by tweaking your lifestyle with her support. I would recommend her to anyone.
I began Kylie’s six month program hoping to create a morning ritual; feel vital and strong of body and mind; and increase my business income. I achieved this and lots more.
I reached my goal weight; discovered the cause of not feeling well; resumed exercising four times a week; deepened my understanding of sleep and healing; grew my health coaching and massage business; helped release a recipe ebook; discovered I was using alcohol to calm my mind and developed a regular meditation routine as an alternative method to calm the mind.
I felt a genuine sense of caring and compassion from Kylie during the program. She was able to identify ‘blind spots’ for me and then create strategies for me to address these ‘hidden sabotages’.
Kylie has an obvious thirst for knowledge about health and role models her coaching in her own life. Her willingness and ability to support her clients specific needs is very impressive and demonstrates her depth of knowledge and the research resources she has access to. Plus the coaching was a whole lot of fun with her witty and quick sense of humour.
I happily would recommend Kylie to anyone who wants to improve their health and wellbeing, especially busy mums and working women. I am also happy to talk to anyone that may want to speak to a previous client.
Thank You Kylie – You’re Amazing!
Justin SBrisbane, Australia
Before coming to see Kylie I was very stressed with work, was tired, had little energy and money and had to use payday loans often & didn’t feel well within myself. As a result my wife prompted me to see a health coach. I was reluctant at first, I guess as most men are, to admit that I needed help. However I decided to give it a go as I had never really put myself first & thought it would be a good learning experience – so I decided to meet with Kylie.
Little did I know how much my life would change in the six months I’ve been seeing Kylie. I can genuinely say that I am happier, more organised, healthier and am enjoying life, for which I credit that to Kylie.
She’s not a shrink, or a psychologist, nor does she boss you around & tell you what to do. Kylie is someone that helps you define your money goals, use finances wisely including online payday loans near me despite bad credit score and helps you to achieve goals, and guides you to a healthier, more fulfilled life.
I would happily recommend Kylie’s program to anyone who needs help in being a better version of you.
Kathy PopeBrisbane, Australia
Before beginning health coaching sessions with Kylie I was unsure what it would entail, the cost, time and the commitment. I knew I wanted to be less depressed, lose weight and find motivation to exercise, declutter and set a plan for the year.
By providing nutritional advice and making suggestions I would never have thought of, I am now feeling much more focused and motivated. I particularly like Kylie’s friendly and positive approach, and the specific details and links to current research, information and products she provides.
I would recommend her to anyone wanting to improve their health and well-being using realistic choices and information.
My doctor recommended I look into Kylie’s program, as I wanted to reduce my weight, stay committed to achieving my goals, and make exercise an enjoyable habit. After the initial complimentary session, I decided on fortnightly sessions.
I’ve found Kylie to be a caring and always happy person. She learnt about me, the person, helping me find ways that would work – for me.
Kylie makes you feel good about yourself. I don’t want to let her down so it makes me want to stay on track. I know I am capable of achieving my goals, but it is up to me to make it happen.
Kylie is very inspirational in helping you achieve your goals. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
Kylie is professional and organised, with an easy system that uses simplicity to help others attain health and well-being through her coaching. She is caring and attentive, taking time to give excellent service, with the most complete suggestions possible. The follow up summaries of the consultation are very valuable to encourage action, to achieve results.
With just two sessions Kylie has helped me centre my attention in specifics to help me achieve my goals related to work and health and this is very valuable to me.
Julia FBrisbane, Australia
After two sessions:
I have been extremely motivated since our sessions have started. The information last week was really helpful so thank you. I am still very tired and working at strategies to change this. I’m excited about choosing the right foods to support me.
It feels good to be back on track.
At completion of program:
It has been a real pleasure working with Kylie. When we met I was feeling exhausted and in need of change. With Kylie’s expertise I learnt more about a symptom called adrenal exhaustion and the causes of it and how it was affecting me. I have since changed my diet, have a better understanding of how to manage my stress levels, and feel more energised. Kylie has been instrumental in helping me to achieve this success due to her passion, enthusiasm and insights. I found her to be authentic and sincere. She walks the talk and genuinely wants to help people achieve their own goals.
Before Kylie, I had not been to a coach before and wondered how a coach could help me as I was already good at goal setting. I learnt that it’s not just about the goal setting, it’s about being accountable and looking at the reasons behind not achieving the goals, if that arises. It also helped me see how limited my thinking had become and how helpful it was to have an ‘outside’ perspective. I now have a better understanding of how Wellbeing is fundamental to my capacity to enjoy life to the full.
I am incredibly grateful to Kylie for helping me to make the changes that I needed to make in my life and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to make a difference in their lives.
Bryce Scott McEwenBrisbane, Australia
I would recommend this course to anybody looking to lose weight or looking for things to improve in their life, because there may be more hope than they realise. Kylie is very efficient and is a great motivator.
I have already lost weight and reduced my intake of unhealthy foods after three sessions.
Dace Ose-AbeyBracken Ridge, Australia
Another great newsletter Kylie. Yours are one of the few that I actually read from A-Z. I find them informative, interesting and always with an amazing, easy and wholesome recipe. My family loves the cacao fudge!
Spreading the word now to everyone I know.