Michelle Keating

Michelle Keating

I had the pleasure of being coached by Carley through the First Steps funding, which was offered to Auckland business owners whose mental health had been negatively impacted by the lockdowns of 2020/2021.

My experience of the lockdowns made me realise that while I am a generally positive person, I struggled to cope with high stress situations and that in turn had a negative impact on my business and on my mental wellbeing.

My aim of the sessions I had with Carley was to be better equipped to handle my emotions during challenging situations and therefore handle them more effectively. I am happy to say that through the tools provided and the conversations over my 12 weeks of coaching I have transformed how I handle stress and setbacks.

As a result I’m able to recognise when my emotions are about to take over and use the tools and skills I learnt to gain clarity and find positive and productive ways to navigate the inevitable challenges that come with running a business.

I’ve also gained confidence in my overall ability to communicate and no longer worry about being seen as ‘too emotional’, which is something I was highly embarrassed of prior to reaching out to Carley for help.

Carley talks about learning to ‘bounce forward’, which is to not only handle setbacks more effectively but to also use them to fuel your growth. I definitely feel like I’ve learned that skill and can already see the benefits both to my mental wellbeing and it’s also having a direct positive effect on my business results as well.

I highly recommend Resilience Coaching to anyone who feels like their emotions hold them back in any way. These are skills I wish I knew I could learn earlier, however I’m truly grateful to have had access to the tools and knowledge now. Carley’s wealth of knowledge and experience and passion for what she does shines through in her sessions, which makes the whole experience truly life-enhancing.

Carley Nicholson
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