that's what I call coaching! More please... Straight after
the call I ran down the university corridor and did a running
leap up to the ceiling - which I haven't done since I came
to Brisbane. I think I caused a bit of stir among some passing
postgrads. But see? That's me. I can't believe I have completely
handled my project stuff in just a couple of weeks. Thank
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"Actually, this 'fully self expressed
concept' is a great one for me to achieve my personal goals....My
action for last week was to chat to the director at work about
my interest in and pursuit of coaching. Do you remember my
fear was he wouldn't be supportive and that he would see himself,
as opposed to me in 'that kind of role'....well I was completely
wrong. He said it sounds terrific and even suggested ways
it might fit around my current work commitments. So, I'm very
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I went back to my room at lunch and had a good cry!
I've had my 'who' and 'what' for some time, but I have
been soooooooo stuck on 'the how'!
Your generosity has given me MORE THAN HOPE. It
has released me to live my purpose.
Need I say more about you? You are magnificent!
"I was making over $200,000
a year as a Director of a company - and had achieved most
of my career goals. But I was working way to hard, and wasn't
sure what I wanted anymore. Yet - letting go and starting
something new felt VERY uncomfortable. After all, I'd gotten
very used to being a Director, and very used to the salary!
And - I didn't really know where to start.
David helped me to first find out what really
'lit me up'. And then - gently and consistently - to let
go of my old world, to stop striving so much, and to create
an exciting new career from scratch! It's hard to believe
I'm now doing market research for my very own interior design
business - and I'm loving it!
I thoroughly recommend David's career coaching
to anyone ready for a new direction, but not sure either what
that new direction is, or how to make it happen. Just go for
What an amazingly productive session it was this afternoon!
This is an email bringing bucket loads of gratitude. I can't
thank you enough for the insight you showed toward prioritising
my ideas and projects. The "Values" stuff was so helpful.
More than that - you took an enormously creative leap on
my behalf & saw what I couldn't. You have put it all
into context and given me a huge gift. I feel great relief.
This will go down as one of life's Pivotal Days - never to
be forgotten. I have so much energy and enthusiasm".
very thankful that I have you in my life. It was through working
with you that I turned my life around and have been living
my life by my dreams and goals, from a place of strength
instead of fear! You helped me tremendously and for that I
am forever thankful!"
"In the last weeks you have had
much valuable input into my life. I have learned so much from
you and feel like you have inspired me to develop into who
I was created to be. I thank God for your amazing talent
in touching the lives of those around you."
Ellen Van Poppel
Mother & Medical Student
"Every day I go through an internal
'thank you' process for your coaching. I was initially interested
in coaching as a tool to provide some direction in my life.
Admittedly, once I had signed up for sessions - I wanted to
back right out! I had convinced myself that I didn't need
help and I was just experiencing a moment of weakness. After
all, I'm intuitive and successful and believed I could fix
anything - so why should I pay a stranger to help me?
When I expressed these doubts to you,
the first thing you noted was how I had put up an immediate
barrier. From that point on, we worked through the issues
I had around fear of failure and change.
So what else did I get out of coaching?
I'm proud of my newly discovered ability to 'think bigger'
and set great goals that are tailor-made to my lifestyle and
values. I celebrate successes and don't take things
for granted. I recognise that my unique reactions to things
are okay - as long as I understand how this impacts on my
decision making and progress in life in general. I now put
all of my ideas into action and remove the clutter
in my life! The most fantastic thing about coaching is learning
techniques to tap into the endless possibilities you can create
for yourself. Great things can really happen.
Personally, I'm moving in with my
partner in two weeks; I'm much closer to reaching those
exciting financial goals; I received a great pay increase
and promotion; and I'm starting up new hobbies and interests
which will hopefully lead to a successful career change! Having
a coach is like listening to the little voice in the back
of your mind that has been given a much stronger voice. I
appreciate every minute of your time and commitment to helping
me make a difference to my life."
HR Consultant United Energy
"I've made some pretty big changes!
I'm now following a new career path, and I've started to do
what I really want in my life. The clarity gained from
our sessions has helped me decide to end my relationship and
create a space for something new. And, I'm feeling MUCH more
confident and centered. How do you put a value on that?
Having a wise person to assist me with practical strategies
and keep me focused has made all the difference. I highly
recommend David to anyone ready to make some big changes."
Kate Casey Melbourne
"Before contacting David I was
lacking direction & belief in myself and was struggling to
work out what my wife wanted from me. I also wasn't clear
on what I wanted from my career. After perusing many life
coaches over twelve months, I finally chose David Wood and
committed to a three month plan.
After only two months I found myself
in a "Winning Zone". Three months after starting, I
now have clear direction in my professional life, friends
are noticing changes in me, and life at home is better than
ever. My life has turned completely around and I would
recommend David to anyone. As he says: "Terry, you are now
walking on water."
"My life has changed dramatically
since coaching with you - doing an MBA, new job as
general manager of a health services company. Single and happily
"Do you feel frustrated with your
life, thinking that you should be doing something else if
you only knew what? That was how I was feeling - a boat without
a rudder - going around in circles, not knowing what to grab
on to and what not. I needed a direction in life but I never
could work out what direction. So I decided I needed a coach,
someone who could give impartial advice and who had the knowledge
and skills to guide me. And David has helped me to do this.
I thought it would take six months.
It took one. With the help of David, I was able to identify
my values and create vision and mission statements. This gave
me the focus that I craved and helped to develop my goals
and objectives for the next few years. It's only a start but
it's a terrific start."
"Well.... I got it! It was really
late on Sunday evening and I was talking to someone during
the meal break and she explained to me what "being" was (that
was the bit I just really wasn't taking in). So I'm there
and suddenly a whole new world of things I can achieve by
being this way has opened up for me.
I have spoken to Roy and acknowledged
him for paying the mortgage and supporting the kids (he
was speechless to say the least!), I thanked my mum for her
support and told her I loved her (we never do that stuff).
I'm seeing Roy's parents tomorrow and I am going to do the
same with them. There is a long way to go but things are just
so different already and the next 10 weeks will help me put
my training into use. You were "wrong" about one thing though,
I need you more now than I ever did before! My brain
is too tired to figure out what to do about that one right
now, I just needed to "say" it."
"I was looking for a new job. After
six months, and five interviews, I hired David as my coach.
Our professional relationship allowed me to lay it all out
on the table, and be honest with myself. We set time frames,
and got clear on what I really wanted: to market something
I believed in, in a specific location, and with a 30-40% pay
increase. By just the third call, and after plenty of directed
action, I got it! The job's mine, and I can't wait to get
started. It still amazes me the difference it makes having
someone help you put the steps in place. The goal you set
doesn't loom so large when someone believes you can do it."
National Marketing Manager
Results Life Coaching
"In only one month of coaching
with David I have achieved what I was hoping to get from three
months. I can't wait to see what else I accomplish with his
support. Coaching has enabled me to gain clarity in my business
planning that is already translating into massive progress.
Anyone serious about success, whatever your definition, needs
a coach. Anyone serious about coaching needs a good one. David
is your man.
I have tried coaches before and struggled to
find quality. Either they were too rigid and were trying to
put me into a personality category or they lacked any real
order and clarity for how to generate results. David was the
Thanks Dave, the results in my business have
already paid for the coaching."
In early 2000 I was an executive with
a major insurance company. I asked David if he would discuss
a business idea with me over coffee, and ended up hiring him
as my business coach.
After only two years and some great coaching,
I flew to London and sold my creation to an international
Thanks for the support Dave!
"I have had the sincere pleasure
of working with David for the past four months. In that time
his coaching has made a significant impact on me, both in
my personal as well as my professional life. He has shown
me extremely effective strategies for enhancing communication
and organizational skills. As a general manager for a brokerage
firm these strategies have provided me with tremendous insight
when dealing with staff and clientele. David's enthusiasm
combined with his direct/concise approach to problem solving
makes him a valuable commodity in the field of business
coaching. It is without reservation that I would recommend
him for any business that is seeking to enhance it's team."
Grant Bond, LL.B
General Manager, Action Business Leasing Inc.
I couldn't wait for Thursday to thank you for last week's
coaching session on a number of counts. 1) For encouraging
me to "THINK BIG", bigger than I normally would 2) For giving
me the kick in the backside I needed to take action
re: contacting potential clients. I now have three who have
said YES. (I have still got four people to contact but am
now more motivated to do so). 3) For supporting me with regard
to my relationship. In following through on what we had agreed
to last Thursday, we have had a breakthrough in our relationship.
"I have taken more action towards the achievement of my goals
in the last week with a coach, than I have in the last 6 months
without a coach."
"I found the coaching sessions
very valuable. I was in a period where I was reviewing the
work I do and whether it was in alignment with who I am as
well as what I value in life. I had decided to give Networking
Marketing a go because I wanted a business and to eventually
earn residual income and had read that this was the best way
to go about it.
However, I could not bring myself to
talk about it to anyone I knew - mostly fear of rejection
- though if I had really believed in the value of the products
or opportunity I was promoting this would not have happened.
The Company involved really had no support structure and training
in place at that time.
Anyway, initially I asked David to
help me in this area - and I was finally able to send off
letters to prospective clients and make follow up phone calls
- not people I knew - and in doing so I realised that I really
did not like what I was doing. What was really useful during
this process was the support and accountability from David
- working on your own leaves you without this structure.
At this point David challenged my reasons
for continuing when I was clearly so unhappy and from this
we came to the point of looking at the things that make me
happy or that I enjoy - life coaching encompasses all these
areas. David's style is excellent - positive but not over
the top with enthusiasm."
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"David Wood - why has it taken
me so long to talk to someone like you! Through my sessions
with David I have been able to turn my thoughts into reality.
His insight and direction is so valuable - and you cannot
help catching his enthusiasm for life. My recommendation -
talk to David and see the benefits that life coaching can
"David thank you for coaching
me!After a few weeks of working with you I was pleased to
learn that you were not only my business coach but you were
able to coach my development as an individual as well. In
fact the most valuable thing I have learned from your coaching
was a personal issue - you helped me realise how great it
is to be me - to be the person I am with out any changes.
Your sense of caring about what was important to me came across
so strongly, and even though we never met, I always felt that
you were 'on my side'. I think life is about continual learning
and development and you have helped me find the path I would
like to follow... Thank you for your care, support, and coaching."
"The two month's of coaching by
you were invaluable - for a trainer/business mentor they allowed
me to quickly focus and put structures in place tailored to
my expertise and enabled me to create a niche market!"
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To view testimonials of coaches I have
worked with, click here.
Thank you so much for your good work in getting me to push
a bit harder for my dad to come along to the wedding. He gave
me away on the day, and I think he was actually very proud
in his own way. Toward the end of the week I actually felt
I had gotten to know who he was and vice versa. I feel I
owe a lot of this experience to you, and I don't think
you can put a price on what I feel I have achieved over the
last 2 weeks with him. I'm really proud of myself for making
an issue of setting things straight between him and myself."
Grant, Personal Trainer
For months my ex-husband has been pressing my buttons. I kept
getting furious with him, and when I tried to get space he
would keep pushing me. Well - after our last session, I
have spoken to him and he was amazed and genuinely
taken aback at my specific requests and my taking responsibility
for my anger. He complimented me on my insight and promised
to respect my need for space if I requested it. I'm really
quite surprised, and wanted to write and thank you."
Hopper, Corporate Trainer
I've asked two boys out so far - one for coffee and ended
up with dinner and one for a ride on his Harley!! Thanks for
the getting me over the hurdle on this one."
"Thanks to your coaching, I gave
lots of encouragement and opportunities for him to win. Today
we had the more formal (powerful) discussion regarding my
needs, my specific requests and possible consequences. We
both handled it very well and it moved us forward to a new
level in our relationship. I have encouraged him to 'call
it' if I disappoint him on any agreements, and setup clear
agreements around coming him off the dole, a certain dollar
figure of income and two others...he agreed and felt a greater
clarity, as I do, about expectations between us. I feel we
have set up strong agreements that can be monitored. I feel
To have held my boyfriend as a secret
for 2 years from my family was the hardest thing to do. Always
having to make some excuse each time out of fear of not meeting
their expectations. Communicating this to my family was the
best thing that I have done. It felt so good to let out my
secret. It felt like I was free again. I realised that I could
let go of that fear and just communicate openly with my family
and let go of expections that I have made for myself. IT FELT
GREAT! Thanks David.
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