Working with me
My coaching is guided within the ICF Code of Ethics and Practice. As you start on your personal development journey, you will work in close collaboration with me, your coach. It is important that you contact me first for a free Initial Introductory Session to see if we are a good fit.
As a coach, I work from the principle that you are the expert and master of your own life, and you are committed to positive change. In partnering with you I will create and hold a safe space for you to discuss and reflect on your current challenges so that you can find solutions. In working with me you will explore, experiment and re-invent yourself so that you can flourish. I will genuinely support you in your endeavors to be the best of you. As a coach I am driven to unlock and speed up your ability to re-establish your life balance and be happy. I coach for results!
We all are the masters of our own lives. We all have choices and natural talents to harvest. It would be my real pleasure and privilege to work alongside you and to inspire you to explore and reach your full life potential.
“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” —Simone de Beauvoir
My Personal Journey
As a young girl growing up in France I have always been attentive to others, wondering what it is to be human. I witnessed my parents going through the trials and tribulations of bringing up 4 children to then go through a divorce that left most of my younger siblings scared.
I chose to study nursing and absolutely loved it. It responded well to my need to help people. I thrived professionally working in a teaching hospital in Paris.
When I met my- to become - Australian husband my life was amazing. I was very happy I had it all.
However, moving to Australia in the late 1980s was more challenging than I anticipated. And after 6 months my wheel of life became so “dented” that I was about to crash. I felt lost, stuck, disempowered, totally out of balance. It would have been so easy then to go back to France. But I decided to hold on and push through. In the process I found some strength and ability and lots of fears and limited beliefs.
I succeeded in re-establishing my personal and professional life balance in Australia. Today I am a French and Australian citizen who thrives in both countries.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein
In 2014, when my two adult children left home, I decided to leave my academic career in health. I wanted to undertake a different path to help people, away from the medicalised world. So, I went to India to study yoga and undertook a life coaching course.
This new journey, to work as a freelance professional, has been a learning curve for me. I am very excited to be on that path which reflects my deep core values to helping people make positive changes for a healthier and happier life.
“Just like me you can adapt and get the life you deserve. If I can do it you can do it.” —Christine Smith