"I wanted to learn to be to someone who could stick to an exercise plan......
I had about 15 lbs to lose.........
but that was a small biproduct of what I actually achieved.
For me the outcome of the process was a big heap of compassion for myself, and an honest understanding and acceptance of who I was, where I had come from and how my thoughts were holding me back.
My sessions with Traci felt like I was having an important conversation with a good friend. It was liberating to be able to say things that I thought I shouldn’t say – it was incredibly valuable to get those thoughts and feelings out into the open. Traci is lovely to talk to, and wraps you in a big virtual blanket. I looked forward to our sessions every week because they were fun as well as enlightening.
As well as gaining compassion for myself, I also got new insight into a difficult relationship in my life.
My new found compassion for myself means that I am much less ‘extreme’ in my exercise and in my eating habits. I have learnt that if I don’t beat myself up, I am much more likely to make progress in whatever I choose to do.
Traci clearly adores what she does and she is gifted in listening, understanding and getting to the crucial issue quickly. She is a delightful person, and I feel very lucky to have worked with her.
Traci has helped me realise that to make a change, there is always a struggle. But struggle doesn’t have to be a negative word, it can be positive and uplifting."
-Helen G. - New Zealand
Here is a list of things you helped with:
Helping me work to get rid of the negative talk and that all athletes have negative talk.
Taught me how to work through how to set goals for myself.
I always walked away feeling very empowered, refreshed and emotional strong.
"I was struggling to apply changes I wanted to make in my life. In my mind I knew what I wanted or who I wanted to be, but I was not able to effectively apply it. I was frustrated because I felt “stuck".
I was so impressed with the insight that Traci had into how my personal struggles at the time were manifesting in my home. I just felt like “she gets it”.
"I wanted to stop being addicted to sweets. I know Traci from different circles and like her view on life in general. I felt that she was really a person who was in it to help people see their potential as well as how to move forward in a way to tackle their life struggles.
I learned that I had to tools right in front of me to work out my daily struggles. Traci also gave me more tools to help deal with what life throws your way.
I really liked the model she uses to evaluate the problem and how to go forward in conquering the problem at hand. She was very personable and I felt she provided a safe environment to be open with your struggles.
She reminded you that some things in the world will never change and that the change must come from you.
It provided a place to be safe and feel good about yourself.
I would definitely recommend Traci to anyone who wants to gain confidence and really accept that you are the one who makes decisions in the end.
I looked forward to meeting with Traci each week. She has a way about her that draws out the struggles you are dealing with and then concentrating and getting you to reflect on them and then helps you find a way to deal with them in an everyday setting. Traci also helps you find your confidence in yourself and realize that you can tackle anything that life throws you. She is an easy person to admire and want to emulate.
"I feel my initial goal with asking you for coaching on my desire to get a regular consistent exercise routine.
The outcome I got is I redefined exercise to something that I love and it works with me. I now prioritize it in my day and follow through because I don’t feel shame and stopped beating myself up.
Great balance of deep work and simple practical hands on, easy to implement tips and tricks to move forward with.
"Traci.......you helped me a lot with my business. I really appreciate your coaching......Thank you for your support and encouragement. I appreciate how you reflect my strengths back to me! It fuels my power......."
"Traci was a fantastic coach who really helped me re-frame some specific issues that I was having with feelings of overwhelm and anxiety about my work life. She was a thoughtful and empathetic coach who listened carefully, but also provided guidance with authority and experience. I would recommend Traci to anyone interested in coaching!
Just wanted to take a minute to thank you again for our convo.......You said things that made me think and things I needed to hear.........a friend today made the comment that she’s so happy to see me so excited about something. I don’t know what the universe holds quite yet but I’m thankful it brought me you.
A letter from a client:
Seems crazy, but one session with you this morning did more than 5 days in “paradise” (in fact it didn’t even come close)! Thank you!!!
I feel like I was a catamaran that tipped over, and couldn’t quite right myself…..but now I feel like I am back on course again - I know day 1 is easy after a coaching session, but really feel like I am relearning a lot of what I already know but just forgot it along the way (or it was too easily eroded as it hadn’t sunk in enough yet)….And understanding more about what is behind my behaviours and what I can do to alter that course – now that’s empowering stuff!!!
It’s also crazy how I can be too easy on myself ...... and also too hard on myself ........and neither is all that healthy!
I know I have a long way to go…..but really feeling like I am on the right path forward…..I am learning so much more about me and how I’ve been operating, and HOW to put into effect lasting and effective changes – something I’ve been searching for most if not all of my adult life.
Looking forward to what we can achieve......!