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Sinead Quinn - Personal Trainer 

I had just been through a crazy year, my life had been turned completely upside down. I was planning to embark in a new career, and had recently made some huge life decisions in my personal and professional life. I was struggling with my self-esteem and self-efficacy to be able to begin my own business and love myself throughout the process. I knew I was holding myself back, and I was looking for advice and guidance on how to take my life to the next level and excel to my potential. I knew that in order to do this, there had to be a shift in my current beliefs about myself and the world around me.

I was constantly going round and round in circles, not realising my feelings and frustrations of feeling ‘stuck’ were just old stories and beliefs playing out day after day. When I got so uncomfortable feeling like this, I knew it was time to seek help and take up the amazing offer to begin my journey with Rowena. I have had personal trainers and therapists before, so I knew what to expect in terms of communicating and goal setting. With little knowledge around how life coaching works, I was a little sceptical before beginning my journey.

The connection Rowena and I had from the get go blew my mind. I felt so comfortable, so relaxed and so energised after the first, and the following sessions. As the weeks went on I was more and more excited to have our fortnightly call.

 

Rowena really took the time to listen to me and really understand who I am as a person. She was so observant, and could get to core of what were just ‘surface’ problems, in a compassionate way. The way she communicated so positively, and in a way I could understand was invaluable.

 

My friends and family have said they have noticed a lightness in me. I find positives in everything and seem so much happier and collected. I have become more confident, and ready to smash my new role in the fitness industry, where I belong… Helping People.

 

Through practice and talking with Rowena, I have developed a great ability to bring awareness to my negative thoughts/feelings/emotions which used to paralyse me and dominate my life. I would just be in a reactive state, with no clear vision or intent on how I want to live my life.

 

I have learnt about boundaries, approaching old experienced and beliefs with love and compassion and to not be hard on myself. All of this has meant I have now stepped into my new career, with a new job that before the life coaching, I never thought I would be able to do. I am becoming closer and closer to myself each day, and bringing peace and clarity to my life in a way I never thought possible.

Thank you again for kickstarting my exciting journey into loving myself, speaking my truth and creating my dream life. The guidance, support and education you have provided me Rowena has been absolutely life changing. Having someone I could talk to, who would understand me and provide no judgement, only love to me was enough in itself. To then be able to peel back my many layers, in such a peaceful and safe environment, when we haven’t even met face to face is a gift you have, that needs to be shared with the world. 

 

I have learned so much about myself, what I am capable of, and what I can give to the world. Thank you for holding a mirror up to me, allowing me to see who I truly am.

Nicola Rose Aldridge - Goddess Makeup Design

When I started my coaching with Rowena I had just made some big adjustments to my lifestyle, as I knew I wanted different results in my life, and I knew I'd only get them by changing the way I think about things.


I knew having a life coach would help me regain my self confidence and bring clarity to my goals and give me a solid plan for my dreams, and indeed help me believe in myself and my dreams, much much quicker than doing it on my own. 

The biggest change I've witnessed in myself is that my belief about a dream has gone from "it will never happen, I've given up on that and that's ok" to "I am actively taking steps to make this happen, and it will happen, and it will be awesome" and actually believing that.  This is huge for me.


We actually found out why I had my beliefs, and I felt so much support and caring from Rowena, and this really helped me feel like it was ok to let go of anything not serving me.  I don't think I've ever felt this kind of genuine "I want this for you" ... before.  It's like getting a big hug from your best friend, but with detailed ideas for your future and its ok for it to be all about you.


My confidence has returned.  This has manifested in me taking and creating new opportunities, and feeling ready to go for the things that support my goals.  


I knew this was happening when I had a dream, which are often prophetic for me.  I used to dream of being driven around roughly in the back of a van, being thrown side to side, and through dark windy forest roads.  I'm happy to report my latest 'car dream' was me in the front seat, of an enormous Mac Truck, driving with confidence and calmness and choosing my lanes with ease.  Honk honnnk!  


My life is 100 times better for having my sessions with Ro.  I will be forever grateful for learning from her.  I loved the meditation and learning how to connect and listen to my higher self.  

Sinead Quinn - Personal Trainer

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Sinead Quinn 

Personal Trainer

and Coach for James Smith Academy 

"I had just been through a crazy year, my life had been turned completely upside down. I was planning to embark in a new career, and had recently made some huge life decisions in my personal and professional life. I was struggling with my self-esteem and self-efficacy to be able to begin my own business and love myself throughout the process."

 

"I knew I was holding myself back, and I was looking for advice and guidance on how to take my life to the next level and excel to my potential. I knew that in order to do this, there had to be a shift in my current beliefs about myself and the world around me."

"Through practice and talking with Rowena, I have developed a great ability to bring awareness to my negative thoughts/feelings/emotions which used to paralyse me and dominate my life. I would just be in a reactive state, with no clear vision or intent on how I want to live my life."

 

"I have learnt about boundaries, approaching old experienced and beliefs with love and compassion and to not be hard on myself. All of this has meant I have now stepped into my new career, with a new job that before the life coaching, I never thought I would be able to do. I am becoming closer and closer to myself each day, and bringing peace and clarity to my life in a way I never thought possible."

"The connection Rowena and I had from the get go blew my mind. I felt so comfortable, so relaxed and so energised after the first, and the following sessions. "

"As the weeks went on I was more and more excited to have our fortnightly call."

"Rowena really took the time to listen to me and really understand who I am as a person. She was so observant, and could get to core of what were just ‘surface’ problems, in a compassionate way. The way she communicated so positively, and in a way I could understand was invaluable."

"My friends and family have said they have noticed a lightness in me. I find positives in everything and seem so much happier and collected. I have become more confident, and ready to smash my new role in the fitness industry, where I belong… helping people."

Nicola Aldridge 

Goddess Makeup and Hair 

When I started my coaching with Rowena I had just made some big adjustments to my lifestyle, as I knew I wanted different results in my life, and I knew I'd only get them by changing the way I think about things.

 

I knew having a life coach would help me regain my self confidence and bring clarity to my goals and give me a solid plan for my dreams, and indeed help me believe in myself and my dreams, much much quicker than doing it on my own. 

The biggest change I've witnessed in myself is that my belief about a dream has gone from "it will never happen, I've given up on that and that's ok" to "I am actively taking steps to make this happen, and it will happen, and it will be awesome" and actually believing that.  This is huge for me.

"We actually found out why I had my beliefs, and I felt so much support and caring from Rowena, and this really helped me feel like it was ok to let go of anything not serving me.  I don't think I've ever felt this kind of genuine "I want this for you" ... before.  It's like getting a big hug from your best friend, but with detailed ideas for your future and its ok for it to be all about you."

"My confidence has returned.  This has manifested in me taking and creating new opportunities, and feeling ready to go for the things that support my goals." 

"I knew this was happening when I had a dream, which are often prophetic for me.  I used to dream of being driven around roughly in the back of a van, being thrown side to side, and through dark windy forest roads.  I'm happy to report my latest 'car dream' was me in the front seat, of an enormous Mac Truck, driving with confidence and calmness and choosing my lanes with ease.  Honk honnnk!"

Olivia Fielder 

Sleep Coach at  ResMed

"I had recently moved to Australia from the UK and was struggling with my self confidence and had a lot of issues with toxic people having a negative impact on my life. I wanted to feel happy, content and positive every day, as for the past few years this is something I’d struggled with.

Particular events throughout my life had shaped these feelings and I felt guilty if I did anything for myself."

"I have never worked with a coach before, but as a sleep coach myself I felt comfortable with knowing that Rowena would be someone friendly, patient and caring which made me feel at ease before we first spoke. I didn’t really have any expectations, I went into the coaching not knowing what was going to happen and was blown away by the whole process and the progress I made over the 12 weeks."

"I remember being nervous, but that kind of excited nervous like when you get butterflies in your stomach. I have previously tried EVERYTHING to help with my self worth, negative thoughts and lack of confidence.

 

"Rowena made me feel SO comfortable from the get go. I automatically relaxed and was able to quickly open up about personal issues that I wanted to learn to deal with."

 

"Rowena listened to every word I said and has such a comforting and lovely approach to the work she does."

"I felt like a weight had been lifted of my shoulders, as if someone was finally going to listen to me and actually care about helping me grow as a woman. Rowena and I both came up with some goals and actions that I would work on until we had our next video meeting, this helped me to feel positive, motivated and as if I had something to strive towards."

"During my coaching sessions I actually made a few HUGE changes in my life."

"My friends and family both comment regularly about how my mindset has changed and I feel like that has helped build my relationships even closer as I have now let me boundaries down."

Rowena has honestly helped me so so much that I can’t thank her enough. Everything that she has helped me deal with has been amazing and I feel as if we really went through a journey TOGETHER. She is the most lovely lady you could ever meet and is so genuine. 

 

I cannot recommend Rowena enough to anyone who feels as if they can work a little more on themselves. The coaching sessions will always be a huge part of my life as they have helped me to realise how I can be the best version of myself. 

Thank you so much Rowena, you’ll never know how much you’ve done for me.

Lauren Gray,

Teacher Artist

Every goal was a step in the right direction for what I needed for right then. It felt achievable and I felt like I had someone on my team cheering for me.

Nicola Aldridge,

Goddess Makeup design 

My confidence has returned.  This has manifested in me taking and creating new opportunities, and feeling ready to go for the things that support my goals.

Sinead Quinn,

Personal Trainer  

I have learned so much about myself, what I am capable of, and what I can give to the world. Thank you for holding a mirror up to me, allowing me to see who I truly am.

Lauren Gray 

Artist - Lanai Studio

Primary School Teacher Teacher 

My marriage had recently ended, I was navigating life as a single mother and sharing custody of my two girls with my ex partner. I had just moved into my first place on my own and was getting ready to return to the workforce full-time after a year off on maternity leave. I needed something to help direct me, to make me accountable and help bring out 'me' again. After 9 years as a wife, step mother and mother, I felt as though it was my time to shine and I knew that Rowena would be able to see that.

I had no idea about coaching.  I went in with zero expectations but I wanted to make the most out of it so I felt that I needed to open up and release myself to the process.  I was excited (about the first session), I wasn't sure what to expect but Rowena made the entire process so nurturing and I felt so supported. I was energised again, like I had a direction. Every goal was a step in the right direction for what I needed for right then. It felt achievable and I felt like I had someone on my team cheering for me.

"Getting down to the real root of what I really wanted. I started to finally ask myself what I wanted in life and what steps was I willing to take to get there. The process of self reflection was truly powerful."

"My friends have been so proud of the choices I have made in order to get what I want. They have been inspired by my attitude towards life and how I have began to manifest my dreams."

"The biggest personal change is a belief in myself. Rowena helped me to celebrate how far I had come and that I needed to give thanks to that. "

"I have begun to change my self dialogue and become my best version of myself. As far as my career, I have started to make big changes in order to follow my true passion in life and I have never been happier. "

"During the coaching process I also found love again. The change in my personal life has been profound and I'm not only entering a new chapter, I'm writing a whole new book!!"

"During my coaching sessions I actually made a few HUGE changes in my life."

"My friends and family both comment regularly about how my mindset has changed and I feel like that has helped build my relationships even closer as I have now let me boundaries down."

Rowena was like a big warm hug that supported me through one of the hardest moments of my life. We set small achievable goals that all together made a huge difference to my life. I would love to continue coaching.

Coaching is such a personal experience and I believe it is what you make it. I never felt anything but love from Rowena and am truly thankful that she was there at that point in my life. I learnt so much about myself and learnt to question my inner dialogue. I feel like I will use what she has taught me to be the best mother, partner and woman I can be.

Marissa Ward 

Project Officer 

QLD ROADS 

I had just gone through a life experience that left me drained of energy, demotivated and disempowered.  I was struggling to find myself and transition to the next phase of my life.

I knew that I had to make some changes to move forward but felt stuck and didn't know where to start.

I had never worked with a coach before and was open to the experience. I realised I had to put some work in but was worried if I could meet expectations of myself or my coach.

Rowena helped allay my concerns and were very warm, honest and encouraging. I felt comfortable in the space she created.

Rowena was very helpful, listened and understood my situation and helped me to recognise some clear goals and boundary setting. 

The feeling of relief at the end of the first session was calming and empowering.

Finally, I could feel like I was taking some forward steps in the right direction.

Rowena challenged me when she recognised I needed to be courageous and helped me to understand and move towards overcoming my fears.

My friends have told me that I look like a different person and that I am back to being my old self.

They have stated that I also seem more motivated and focused on the future as well as being more present in the now.

I don't stress about the past as much, as I now have goals to focus on that I know I can achieve. I have also been able to reconnect with my support team.  I am more focused, I feel more grounded and am able to engage more at work and be more present at home.

Rowena was perfect for me and came to me at a pivotal point in my life where change was essential to move forward and embrace my life instead of just existing.

I am extremely grateful for the effort Rowena put into each and every session and always making me feel like I was her number 1 priority.

Rowena is an amazing coach and I would recommend you to anyone who wants to enhance their experience of life in a more positive and lasting way.

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