'Mentoring with Lara'
These testimonials are shared from clients experiences and highlights the many different motivators, whether it's personal, professional or business focused, there's a common thread throughout all - the desire to become the best version of themselves and live a more purposeful and enriched life.
Thank you to all for your kind shares.
Thank you to all for your kind shares.
Lara always makes me feel valued...
I have engaged Lara to work with me as a Business Coach\Mentor. This service has been invaluable in helping me centre myself and redirect my focus in both my personal and business life. Our weekly meetings are tailored specifically to my goals, personality and concerns and Lara is focused, driven and patient when working me through our sessions. Lara always makes me feel valued and I trust her guidance in every aspect of our discussions. Make no mistake, Lara's calm and tranquil personality will challenge and question you to work through any problems and not simply brush them off.
I recently asked Lara to run a DISC workshop for myself and a staff member to allow us to learn the different personalities we engage daily in our business. This information is priceless in allowing me to better understand other Personality traits and what interaction style to adopt to successfully interact with my clients, business owners and members of the community.
Lara has also identified the personalities within our business and provided a detailed break down of our profiles and how each Personality can work together successfully to work on our strengths and recognise our weaknesses. The workshop was only 3 hours, however we could have listened to Lara speak all day.
Her knowledge is second to none when it comes to DISC and the personalised handbook she has provided has given us hours of information to work on both myself and the other personality traits.
At first, I thought I knew about DISC and how it worked however Lara dug deeper and workshopped many different levels of fears, strengths, weaknesses and how to successfully work together.
I would highly recommend any Individual or Business to engage Lara to workshop DISC and also consider ongoing Business Coach\Mentor options.
- Sara Lewis, Founder, the Advice Centre.
Wowza! Lara is so switched on and aware, she’s walking her talk, a very learned, wise and charismatic woman who is a deep thinker, living on purpose, in her power and certainly leading by example in a moment to moment awake and Self-responsible state. It is rare to find someone who is so aligned to their teachings.
Combine this with her engaging style, the tools and keys to unlock your potential she shares for you to live to your full potential.. to be stretched and have you think very differently, to see how you can be the best you can be.. to have the life you desire.. powerful stuff! I’ll have whatever she's having! Thank you Lara! My life will never be the same!
- David Butler, Panache
I'm in control...
I began my journey with Lara in a one on one setting and relished every meeting with Lara. She stretched me, challenged me and made me see that it’s me and my thoughts and I’m in CONTROL!
Lara offered the You I.N.C program to me to enable me to bring together what we had worked on in a very adhoc manner (one on one sessions), in a more structured environment and take my development to the next step. I was very sceptical in the beginning of moving into a group environment.
However, I trusted in Lara and decided to begin the journey with the 2 day intensive workshop. The first part of the first day was tough and definitely out of my comfort zone, however this is Lara’s mantra and trusting in her made me grow within those two days and realise that I am not the only one on this journey and to be able to work and learn from other people just helps to reinforce that you are right where you are meant to be.
Lara is a shining light who does not try and make things all pretty, easy and wishy washy. She makes it real and does not hide the fact that sometimes you have to go deep to move forward. Lara’s ‘Tool Box’ including the Drama Triangle and Choice Point are ‘light bulb’ moments that puts everything into perspective and enables you to work through the challenges in your every day life.
With Lara’s guidance, expansive knowledge and passion for making a difference my life is now empowering and whatever I want it to be. Through this journey I believe I am in ‘greatness’ and Lara is and has been the enabler of this.
- Courtney Deans
Lara helped me stop being so narrow minded...
Lara made me dig inside myself and really think hard about my core values and aligning everything else in accordance with those values. She helped me look at things from a whole range of perspectives and stop being so narrow minded.
This was more difficult than it sounds because while I entered the process with an open mind, the cynic in me was alive and well. Lara managed to strip that away, challenge me and help me on the path to getting my priorities back on track and most importantly to be true to myself.
If you are after a Mentor my experience is that Lara is professional, insightful, creative, persistent and committed to her clients well being.
- Scott Shearer, Consultant
Working with Lara has been an awakening...
I began working with Lara as I needed tools to constructively manage a large diverse set of business stakeholders. I felt I needed a non standard approach to mentoring as the dynamics that required attention were diverse and the personalities involved were strong. I needed to understand myself better in order to respond to the dynamics at play in a different and more productive way. I feel like I achieved this by working with Lara.
Working with Lara has been an awakening, she has the ability to take complexity and make it simple, she builds confidence by revealing that the answers to both business and personal questions can be found in you. Lara’s approach to mentoring builds, supports and encourages an ownership of outcomes.
- Lee-Ann Breger - Director of Partner Relations, Digital Health CRC.
Asking the hard questions and supporting me all the way...
Lara's unique ability as a business and life coach, asking the hard questions and supporting me all the way, has enabled me to search and find within the strength to start to transform myself for the next stage of my life.
To trust someone enough to allow them to see you at your most vulnerable is an enormous step, one that I felt possible with Lara's intelligent and intuitive coaching. I am more than happy to recommend Lara to anyone seeking improvement in all areas of their life.
- Janine Barrett, Training Facilitator and Instructional Design Consultant
Amazed at how far I've come and leant so many great lessons along the way...
I came to you last August, feeling quite anxious, deflated and lost. For the first time in my life I was acknowledging the fact that I was feeling unhappy and uninspired and didn't know which steps to take to come out of the rut I was in.
I can't thank you enough for helping me to identify the fact that the first step was to accept that it was time to 'sit in my shit'. To accept that I (like everyone) was made of everything, and that we need to allow ourselves to feel all things.
Since then, I have gone on a personal journey to re-evaluate what's important to me in life, set some intentions and take deliberate actions to being that to fruition. I look back and am amazed at how far I've come and learnt so many great lessons along the way.
I feel really fulfilled but also so aware that with life, we get challenges, but what challenges is- serves us!! I am so thankful for the learning and your insights Lara.
Thanks again, Kim
I would recommend Lara to anyone who has a passion to succeed in life...
I met with Lara at a very turbulent time in my professional life, and through her coaching I have gained immense personal insight that has allowed me to breakout of my frustrations.
She has shown me that I have choice in everything and that I am the creator whose choices shape my experiences; she has taught me how to empower myself and that it is an inside-out job.
In addition to self-awareness, Lara has provided a series of tools to enable my success, such as DiSC, which beyond learning about myself - has given me a way to understand other people's behaviours and communication styles so that I can be more effective in working with and leading others.
To create change, we must do something different, and Lara is showing me how that is done! Thanks again Lara, you are awesome!
- Meredith Arnold, Project Co-ordinator
Lara skillfully guided me through a tough transition into a senior leadership role...
Lara skilfully guided me through a tough transition into a senior leadership role and the associated and unique challenges and issues that arose as a result of this career change. With the help of Lara’s skilful and intuitive coaching, I was able to better understand and deal effectively with my peers and subordinates in my professional role.
My communication skills were honed and developed to meet the new demands I faced daily and I developed the self-confidence I needed to succeed and eventually take the next step up the ladder of success.
- Ingrid Bayer, Call Center Manager
She has taught me more about myself in the last 3 months than I've learnt in my entire adult life...
I've taken my business to a new level with the expertise of my new business coach – Lara Wilson. She's literally turned me inside out, back to front and stretched me in ways I never knew possible. She's taught me more about myself in the last 3 months than I've learn't in my entire adult life. She's helping me grow into something I never knew possible – oh and then there is the business – she's taking that somewhere else dreams are made of – but it's real.
Lara has many tricks in her 'tool box' (that's what she calls her little bag of tricks she carries around within). I love this woman. She offers so many more insights into how to make everything run optimally – be it life, business or personal growth – bringing holistic solutions by education, empowerment and inspiration. She's taking me somewhere special too! Maybe she could do the same with you?
- Natalie Kringoudis, CEO -The Pagoda Tree
I feel stronger than I have in years...
"I feel stronger emotionally than I have in years. My stress levels are also lowering, and basically, I don’t let anything much get to me, without working out why it triggers me. I am amazed that so much could be achieved in 6 months. Thank-you so much and hope that you continue your good work".
As cliché as it sounds there is no better feeling than inner peace...
I recently completed the Thrive with Lara 12-month program, after already completing private sessions and workshops with Lara, I felt it was the best next step for me.
What I liked about this program is it allowed flexibility as we connected online, and I could choose how I wanted to use my sessions. Everyone is different in their goals they set out to achieve, some are more specific, however for me it was about letting things go that I was holding onto that were inhibiting me from living my own life.
I feel most of us get lost along the way, as we are shaped by our external environment, and some seem to see the truth quicker than others. After 12 months with Lara, I feel lighter and more in sync with the truth of who I am and more comfortable in my own skin.
Now that I am feeling much more grounded, I know the decisions I make moving forward will be better suited to what I genuinely want in life. Not what I think life should be or what I should be doing. As cliché as it sounds there is no better feeling than inner peace.
Lara is true to her word, genuinely cares and lives and breathes what she does. Most importantly she prides herself on lasting change, not just a quick fix. Thank-you Lara for sharing another part of my life with me, its been a pleasure. XO - Siobhan McGee
I can choose the life I wish to live...
This is an incredible experience that i feel everyone would go through at least once. It sounds cliche, but if someone told me where i would be at the end of this, i would have laughed in their face. Lara is an incredible, mentor, teacher and friend.
She has taught me to honour my emotions, all of them. To respond and not react, and most of all she has taught me that i can retrain my thoughts into those i wish to have. I do not have to accept what has been slapped down in front of me. I can choose the life i wish to live.
- Sam Paverd
Helping me resolve many issues with an amazing "tool set"...
Initially, I was skeptical as to how this would go, having never felt that I required help in this area being a self motivated and focused personality. After my first session, I realized her knowledge and techniques were just what I needed to move on with the next phase of my life.
Lara mentored me through many stages helping me resolve many issues and supplying me with an amazing “tool set” including The Choice Point and C.E.O which has had a major impact on my life moving forward. Lara’s warm and exuberant style has changed my life for the better and I have already highly recommended her to friends and colleagues who have need of her wonderful and inspiring journey to Successfully Embrace Life Fully.
- Tim Barnett, Business Owner and Entrepreneur
I cannot recommend this work enough....
When I first contacted Lara, I was adrift, no direction, no anchor just a lot of dissatisfaction and frustration. After attending the two day workshop and the first couple of sessions I started to shift into a whole new way of being, finally feeling hopeful and excited about where each new day could take me.
Lara’s insights and tools are life changers! I have started to address the things in my life that had been holding me back for years. In teaching me to “get out of my own way”, Lara has opened up possibilities that I never dreamt of. Her tools are accessible, well thought out and brilliantly presented. Her support, skill and knowledge is amazing. Always relevant and extremely useful, the learning is also great fun. I highly recommend Lara and her inspiring program."
- Lise Lumb
I have made positive changes in my life...
I gained a greater self knowledge which has helped me immensely...I came to see Lara, after meeting her at one of her FREE workshops. I had recently left a management position and was reassessing my work/life priorities. I spent eight sessions with Lara and found her to be extremely helpful and practical.
I also attended Lara's "Self Leaders in Action" workshop and felt empowered and gained a greater self knowledge which has helped me immensely with leading others. She has many useful tools and her outlook, teaching style and energy has made a lasting impact on me. I have made positive changes in my life and much of the courage and confidence to do so, I attribute to what I learned from Lara.
-Nikki Burger, Consultant
Truly grateful for the self realisation and how far I have come...
I engaged with Lara from a place of vulnerability and was uncertain and afraid to uncover the fragility that was hidden with me. Right from the start of our 3 1/2 year journey, Lara took me in and guided me from a place of honesty, trust and safety, empowering and assisting me to explore my true potential.
Many a time I have been challenged and stretched however knowing all along that she was there to support and hold space for me guiding me through my thoughts and fears. Truly grateful for the self realisation and how far I have come and truly feel like I now have the essential tools to continue to reach my maximum potential. - Anil Mirchandani