What clients say about working with me...

Through my work with Lara I’ve gone from not having any idea about what I wanted to do next in my career to having explored a creative business idea and then identifying how I could move into a new area of professional employment by pivoting on my existing skillset. Lara has helped me to identify and work through issues and challenges within myself, offering thought processes and action steps that have allowed me to move forward with openness and excitement rather than criticism and self-doubt. I’m so grateful to Lara for the compassionate, enthusiastic and inspiring way she has guided me through a time of major change and transition in my life.
— Fleur Gabriel, Melbourne
I don’t think I’ve ever felt as seen or understood as I do when I talk with you. It’s incredible to me how far I’ve come in the last year but the last four months or so in particular. I remember you said when we started working together, “I wonder where you’ll be in three months?” And wow - everything has changed.

Thank you for everything.. I’m really looking forward to the next few months.
— Kelly Simpson, Sydney
I was looking for some structured guidance to work through exactly what it is I’m going to do “when I grow up”! You have delivered that in spades!! The fortnightly phone format is flexible, personal and real. I was made to feel comfortable exploring all issues related to and connecting with my working life – having the “space” to discuss and analyse this, to grow towards better work practice. Lara is happy to go to the harder places and to push a little if needed.

Working with Lara has greatly increased my confidence to “go my own way” and enhanced my self-belief. It has also helped me to embrace the spiritual “universe delivers” mindset which I’ve always felt intuitively but loved having re-iterated and confirmed by you.

I didn’t really know what to expect but it has been literally “life changing”. It has crept up on me, but I’ve realised that since we started nearly a year ago, I’m much happier and more confident about my direction with work, but also life in general - and importantly, I’m excited about future plans. I’ve even become fitter!! Part of a whole different mindset to when I started out with you!
— Martina Shelley, NSW, Australia
Lara could pinpoint my struggles and show new ways to look at a situation as well as way to deal with or challenge my fears. We could achieve what I asked of her as well as so much more. I was able to make decisions and feel confident in my choices. I was a excited and confident about the path I was taking. My friends said I was much happier and glad I was finally taking the steps towards what I wanted to do and would be good at.
— Karen Cooper
Before coaching I was hoping to feel happier in my daily life and for Lara to help me make some important decisions that felt too overwhelming to me. After coaching I felt like a stone had lifted from my heart. I felt like I could make some scary decisions about changing some big parts of my life and it was okay because I learnt how to listen to what I really wanted and what is most important. In the three months of coaching Lara really was able to help me with all aspects of life - it’s had a big impact on my life.
— Helena, Melbourne
I gained the confidence to think big, the permission to try and fail and the knowledge that fear is a constant companion and that’s actually a good thing. Also, the permission to go with what works for me rather than the “shoulds”. I noticed a change in the way I relate to myself and others and felt a lot lighter in my body after completing our sessions. I felt comfortable enough to let Lara lead me to places I may not have realised I wanted or needed to go. It was a joy. And an eye opener.
— Sarah Deerum, Melbourne. www.deestreet.com.au
I can confidently say that coaching with Lara has been the best money I have ever spent. It’s like I was living in black and white and now I’m living in full colour. I know that probably sounds extreme, but it’s the truth – everything is brighter. I am happier, more confident and feel more capable.

The best thing about coaching with Lara is that it strangely feels like you’re chatting to an old friend. I learnt practical tools to help me change myself – from the inside out.

For once, I feel like I’m actually in control of my own life and excited by the possibilities that brings!
— Louise, Canberra
I’ve always been a bit nervous about life coaches. It’s so hard to tell whether they’re actually going to be helpful, or are just going to ask you to rub a crystal and wish your way to happiness and fulfilment. But I’ve just had my first session with Lara, and I have to say that it really was the most fantastic experience.

She has a wonderful balance of asking the questions you’ve been avoiding asking yourself, while at the same time making you feel comfortable and confident – both about the discussion, and about the future. What began as a little discussion about work ended up being an incredibly helpful discussion about the deepest things that hold me back.

She’s very practical in her approach, and I left feeling like there were really tangible things I could do to help keep life on track. I got so much out of my discussion with Lara - I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
— Anna, Melbourne, Australia
To be honest, I didn’t think life coaching would be for me - I imagined it would be way too ‘airy fairy’ for my tastes. What the hell is a life coach anyway? But after a particularly rough break-up, I felt I had nothing to lose, and booked two sessions in. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, and found that Lara’s smart and compassionate approach was just the ticket. I feel like a major weight has been lifted and I’m really looking forward to more sessions down the track.

Of course it’s still a work in progress, but I have found my sessions with Lara so far to be really enlightening and uplifting (and even a bit of a laugh)! I think I learnt more in my first two sessions than I did in years of seeing psychologists, and walked away feeling much more hopeful about things, with some clear strategies in mind.

I’d highly recommend Lara to anyone else who’s going through a hard time, or just needs a steer in the right direction.
— Nicole H. Melbourne, Australia
After two years of floundering, Lara helped me to rediscover my forgotten love: documentary filmmaking. I recommend her to anyone who wants to climb out of a rut, reconnect with their purpose and get back to living it. She’s a veritable defibrillator for the soul.
— Gary N. Melbourne, Australia
Working with Lara is a true delight. She is incredibly intuitive and insightful. I feel deeply heard and understood when being coached by her.
— Melissa A. Seattle, USA
When I met with Lara, all the pressures of living a busy professional and family life, had somehow spiralled out of control and my health and wellbeing were taking a nosedive.

Talking with Lara helped to reconnect my mind with my body and immediately reorientated me towards possibilities for making more vibrant and lively choices. Lara is a kind and intuitive listener, who brings an evidence based perspective to her practice.

I recommend Lara’s insights and her friendly encouragement onto the road for living a more truthful life.
— Monica O. Melbourne, Australia
I was facing a return to paid work after a lengthy period away to have and raise children. I had completely lost faith in my ability to contribute in the workplace, lead a team, or even converse with adults!

Lara gave me the tools to recognise that not only was I capable of these things, but that my experience of motherhood would bring additional skills to the workplace.

I’m now two weeks back at work, have stepped into a new role with ease, and have been sponsored by the organisation to commence a women’s management & leadership program!

Lara’s support during this transitional phase in my life has been invaluable!
— Alex R. Canberra, Australia


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