Coaching Testimonials

“The positive impact Kemi has had on my life cannot be overstated. I began my coaching journey 18 months ago, at a time in my life when I was feeling reasonably accomplished and clear on what I wanted to achieve. With the support and guidance of Kemi I accomplished many things which on paper equalled success, however I discovered along the way that I wasn’t being entirely true to myself. I had modelled my leadership on the styles and expectations of others and was no longer clear on my own values. So began a journey of self-discovery which was as challenging as it was rewarding. As I practiced being courageous and vulnerable (I learned there is not one without the other), and leaned into my own leadership style – my connections became stronger, my conversations more meaningful and I was able to replace approval seeking with authenticity. Being an authentic leader is a continual work in progress – some days I feel more vulnerable than courageous and vice versa, but my fortnightly sessions with Kemi were instrumental in propelling me forward. Kemi led me to discover and believe in my own worth, and in the process, re-evaluate what true leadership and success means for me. I trust Kemi implicitly and her unconditional support is a rare and generous gift. Kemi is so much more than a coach – she’s the secret weapon to discovering your own super-powers.“
– Jodi Wadling
“I took up coaching with Kemi to raise my life standards. To take everything I was doing well and to multiply it exponentially, and to hold a mirror to the areas I could dismantle and improve upon. I hoped that I would gain clarity and a new grounding in personal power. I didn’t expect to discover so much about myself. Kemi is not only whip-smart, but breathtakingly intuitive. She feels through words. She has a radar for the “story walls” that hold us back and works with you to tear them down. She kindly challenges, and politely suggests. She is a coach of the highest possible calibre. I gladly and most gratefully recommend her services.“
– Hayley Talbot

“I decided to take up coaching with Kemi at a time in my life where I felt my professional path was stalling and I was plagued with self-doubt and lack of confidence at work. Kemi helped me acknowledge that I had an internal voice that wasn’t serving me, and helped me get clarity on my own unique value, strengths and positive contributions. Re-shifting my mindset from one of “I am not good enough” to one of “I am valued” was transformational. Instead of trying to prove my value by trying too hard, I could be present and thoughtfully contribute at work. Instead of trying to keep myself safe by never leaning in, I could lean in with confidence that I was enough and that I would be doing a disservice to my work if I withheld my contribution. After just a few sessions with Kemi, my colleagues started remarking on the change in me and acknowledged how powerfully I was “owning” my role in the business.

Kemi provided a safe space to explore personal challenges with zero judgement. Even as I was judging myself and feeling like I was “wrong” to feel the way I did, Kemi came to each issue with love, compassion and support, and helped me reframe the questions I was asking, explore alternative solutions and provide me with tools and resources to tackle difficult issues.

While I came to Kemi to seek coaching around my professional life, she also helped me understand the importance of looking after myself and prioritising self-care. I’d always thought of self-care as a somewhat selfish indulgence that prioritised my needs over other important personal and professional commitments, but Kemi helped me see how lack of self-care was negatively impacting my important relationships (husband, children, friends) and my ability to be the best version of myself. She helped me identify and implement a range of tools, techniques and practices that have really improved how balanced, resilient and connected I feel across all areas of life.

I am a different person than the one I was when I started my sessions with Kemi. I have more focus, resilience, confidence and also more self-compassion. I know life will continue to throw me curveballs and challenges, stresses and strains, but I feel like I now have the tools and resources I need to weather them in a way that doesn’t overwhelm. I’m by no means perfect and I feel I have so much further to go on my inner-work journey (with Kemi and beyond), but I am so grateful to Kemi for the powerful shift she helped bring about in me that has set me up to live a powerful, connected and deeply fulfilled life.“

– Amanda Goodman
“I decided to work with Kemi because I knew I needed support and external accountability during my first year in business. From our first discovery call I felt complete trust in Kemi and was already moved by her insights and clarity. Over six months of working together Kemi expertly created a space for me to explore a full range of emotions and uncover powerful insights into both my personal and professional life. At the end of our coaching series I know myself better, I have better strategies for managing my challenges and more inspiration to celebrate my strengths. If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Kemi, grab it with both hands.“
– Elly Baxter
“I started coaching with the hope that I could change some negative patterns in friendships and relationships. Through coaching I was able to take responsibility for my role in unhealthy relationships and to start shifting negative dynamics. It’s not easy to admit you are responsible for your own pain, but Kemi’s insightful questions, non-judgement and gentle challenges are undoubtedly what has given me an understanding of the power I have to create positive relationships. A thousand thank yous!“
– Jane Hawtin

“From the one-on-one coaching with Kemi I gained the ability to see through my internal thoughts and accept that it was okay to have bad days, it was okay to feel like things were hard, and it was okay to fail. But most importantly I learned more about who I am as a leader, who I am as a mother and who I am as a founder. I am not trying to be like anyone else, I am not going to change for anyone else. I will remain authentic and deeply committed to whatever I put in front of me because that is who I am. I am a deeply committed, authentic leader who cares about people, the planet and creating change.

Kemi is a thoughtful coach, who takes her time to consider who I am and what I need. She does not make me feel like just another client, I believe that Kemi wanted to get to know me and what was needed for me. I appreciated her humour, her calmness and her ability to cut through the crap to the core. What I learned about myself in 6 months with Kemi has set me up for a much brighter future as a leader, a change maker and a founder.“

– Vicki Stirling

“One of the main reasons I invested in a coach was to help me to meet my goals in my business and grow as a leader. I realised I needed someone to hold me accountable that I could learn new skills from that would help me to grow as a person but also grow as a leader for my team. I was doubting my ability as a leader, which then affected my confidence and ability to lead my team in the direction that I knew we needed to be heading in.

Having spent time with Kemi when she spoke at one of our company events and could see that she was someone that I respected and new I would work well with. I gained confidence & new skills that have made a huge difference in how I am feeling and how I am communicating and working with my team members. I am happier and more confident in my ability as a leader and have more clarity on the areas I need to be working on.

Kemi is a kind, caring and compassionate coach with a wicked sense of humour, and a way about her that makes you feel comfortable and secure in her presence. She was awesome at guiding me in a way that always got me to answer my own questions and move me forward. I would recommend her as a coach and will definitely come back for more sessions.“

– Amanda Wilbanks

“I have been a very career driven person and I truly needed to bring more balance into my life. In particular, I wanted to devote more time to find the right life partner and build up a family. I am always willing to learn from inspiring people and when a friend of mine told me how much Kemi supported her, I said: this is THE moment, and my journey with her started.

I gained a tailored approach depending on the specific life circumstances I was going through, we ended up working on all aspects of my life from work and how to communicate better with my large team to my love life where I learnt to set up stricter boundaries. The coaching has taught me mainly three things: (i) about the importance of nourishing myself every single day (through my healthy habits like meditation, yoga, thank you notes), (ii) that life is a constant “goodbye/grieving” and “welcoming to the greatness” and (iii) that life is and will not be perfect but I have all that I need to enjoy it as much as I can.

Kemi as an empowering coach who creates a safe space where you can simply be yourself and open your heart to unfold your emotions, and from there you work and grow. She raises the right questions, encourages you to question your status quo and truly celebrates your successes. I highly recommend her – your life will not be the same after her coaching, I promise 😊“

– Anny Pinto
“I was in serious need of clarity and perspective not only in my business and career, but personal life too. My flight response was in overdrive and I was determined to navigate the next season in my life with as much grace and integrity as possible. Kemi was able to steer me through this incredibly challenging time with clear, concise and compassionate coaching. She asked all the right questions, gave me space and pushed me when I needed to be pushed; all of which enabled me to make the big decisions, kick goals and release me into the next season of my life with confidence, clarity and strength. Even those times I thought I didn’t really need the ‘next session’, it turned out I did and I am grateful for the accountability that Kemi held me to. I cannot more highly recommend Kemi as a coach; this is one investment was worth far more than its weight in gold. Thank you Kemi x“
– Amy Heauge
“When I took up coaching I was in a place in my life where I felt like I was starting from scratch all over again. I was a little raw and vulnerable but determined to help others with my idea. I gained so much from working with Kemi – a new life that I am so proud of and my self-belief back. Every session was incredibly productive that had me writing so many notes! Kemi provided a safe space where I could grow and challenge myself. I would not be where I am if it wasn’t for Kemi’s support and coaching, I wouldn’t have achieved half the things I have. Sometimes I ask…what would Kemi do? Words cannot alone express my gratitude to Kemi and what getting to know her has meant to me. To not feel alone.“
– Winitha Bonney

“When I decided to ask for Kemi’s support as a coach, I was already in a good place but felt like I wanted to level up to the next stage in my life, in all areas. From our time together, I gained more confidence in my ability to transform my dreams into reality, and I learnt practical ways to do that. I feel inspired and ready to take on new challenges.

As a coach Kemi is compassionate and benevolent yet very sharp in asking the challenging questions that enable breakthroughs. During our time working together, I felt supported, understood, and encouraged to dare, to believe.

Asking for support from Kemi helped me becoming a better version of myself, I recommend her programs and her book “The Gift of Asking” greatly!“

– Maud Leger

“At the time I met Kemi I felt “stuck”. I knew I was doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.

I was in the market for a coach and had not connected to anyone prior to Kemi that I felt comfortable with. I knew I had behaviours that were not serving my goals and needed help to understand/recognise what was going on.

The one to one coaching has been brilliant as it has allowed me to explore my feelings about certain aspects of my life and understand why I have been acting in certain ways. It has empowered me to take ownership of who I am and start to communicate more effectively with others.

I have enjoyed Kemi’s style of coaching as she has a way of creating a very save space which allowed me to be totally honest about many aspects of my life. She has a very gentle style of coaching but when necessary will call you out to ensure that you stay on track in each session.“

– Claire Barker Hemmings

“Working with Kemi has given me that ‘sounding board’ and space. She asked the right (though sometimes hard) questions, provided a judgement-free space for me to come up with my own answers and then held me accountable to my commitments. Working with Kemi has helped me trust my own judgement and to ask for help. She will challenge and push you, but always from a place of compassion and warmth. I am so grateful to her for her support and I can’t recommend Kemi as a coach more highly.“

– Jen Brown
“Being stagnant in life is debilitating. Being stagnant when you have a husband and a young family to consider more so. I felt like I was failing at life with no end in sight. After many failed attempts at moving forward on my own I engaged a coach. I engaged Kemi as my coach for so many reasons but I would have to say the main reason being is her holistic approach. No stone is left unturned to get you moving. She considers every aspect of your being! She is ridiculously caring and witty. Her coaching style is empowering and effective, she holds space for you and genuinely cares. She has got me moving again and has given me so many tools that stagnation is no longer an option. I am happily thriving and living a joyful passionate life. She is a coach to be reckoned with, a passionate powerhouse who will get the job done. Thank you Kemi, forever grateful for you.“
– Desie Borzillo
“Working with Kemi is like nothing else. It’s now the second time I’ve asked for Kemi’s coaching support and just like the first time, these 6-months have been a game changer in my life. Both times I turned to her in moments where I felt somewhat lost about the direction of my business or the way to implement my projects; I was unsure about my relationships & struggled to find balance in my life. What I find most valuable is that there is no limit to what can be tackled through this process: work, relationships of all nature, health & nutrition, self-development, stories from the past that need healing…. You may not end up focusing on the areas of your life that made you reach out for guidance in the first place and that’s the magic of it! When I am asked why working with Kemi works so well for me this is what I usually say: “She challenges me with care.” Her coaching is truth-revealing, supportive, constructive, insightful, empowering & sometimes scary in the best of ways. There’s nothing I feel I cannot do after a session with her! I already know I’ll work with Kemi again – simply because the process never ends & I’ve learnt that asking for support is the best gift I can give myself.“
– Anne-Laure Eberhardt

“My coaching sessions with Kemi were beneficial on many levels. I initially contacted her for support with my work goals and how to ground them in tangible outcomes. Kemi was the woman for the job! She created such a safe container that it felt natural to take a good, hard look at myself in action; I saw where my strengths lay as well as what needed improving. Her questions and invitations for ‘homework’ were forthright and spot on, gently nudging me into a new sense of self-accountability. And how we laughed! On a personal note, Kemi’s ability to listen deeply, with full presence, allowed me to articulate undiscovered parts of myself, which was a welcome gift. Thank you so much Kemi!“

– Charlotte Young

“I heard Kemi speak at a work conference. Immediately I was drawn to Kemi. I loved her attitude towards life, etc. I loved her attitude towards life, it seemed so much clearer than my own. I was in a massive rut, unhappy and overly stressed in all areas of my life.

I wanted more for myself both professionally and personally but always felt blocked in obtaining them, and if I did get them there was an overpowering feeling of guilt. I was dealing with a job I felt was going nowhere and a personal life filled with extreme pressure, stress and responsibility and heartache. And I was ready for Kemi to come into my life. My sessions with Kemi allowed me to be honest and completely uncensored, with the actions to keep me accountable and guilt free, the best thing ever!!

Kemi is the most motivating woman I have ever met, courageous, strong, vulnerable, patient, insightful, inspiring and above all empowering.
Without Kemi I wouldn’t have heard my dad say “I love you” the way I needed to hear it and for this alone I am forever grateful. For this alone Kemi brought me peace x “

– Cindy Sneddon

“I first ‘met’ Kemi when she was giving a talk on Elevating Relationships. She was warm, inspiring and real. She didn’t sugar coat things. Her words were honest and helped create action.

I left that day feeling like it was the beginning of a shift in my life just not sure where exactly yet. It wasn’t until a few months later my journey began with Kemi. I was in a place where I didn’t value myself and in a destructive relationship. I organised an introductory session with Kemi and never looked back. Throughout my coaching journey with Kemi, she allowed me to be honest, to sit with my feelings and be ok with them, and create action rather than pity or ignore them or other emotional costs that we often allow ourselves to endure.

With Kemi I was able to begin to repair my self-confidence, learn how to value myself and understand how to prioritise what important to me which had the added benefit of crossing over into my professional life too. I also learnt about having openness and understanding to others and not give away my own worth. To take action and be accountable instead of placing blame. This was such a huge shift for me from where I had started.

Kemi is a truly beautiful soul and I feel incredibly grateful and empowered from my experience and the time that I have spent with her.”

– Shelly Ann Kimber

“I was in serious need of clarity and perspective not only in my business and career, but personal life too. My flight response was in overdrive and I was determined to navigate the next season in my life with as much grace and integrity as possible.

Kemi was able to steer me through this incredibly challenging time with clear, concise and compassionate coaching. She asked all the right questions, gave me space and pushed me when I needed to be pushed; all of which enabled me to make the big decisions, kick goals and release me into the next season of my life with confidence, clarity and strength.

Even those times I thought I didn’t really need the ‘next session’, it turned out I did and I am grateful for the accountability that Kemi held me to. I cannot more highly recommend Kemi as a coach. Thank you Kemi x”

– Amy Heague

“When I first decided to try life coaching with Kemi I had made some major changes to my life. I had sold my house, quit my job and had no direction on where I was headed.

The journey I took with Kemi over the following 6 months helped me gain focus in all areas of my life and really made me realise what was important to me. My major achievement was learning to love myself which in turn has made me love the people and places around me. What a great experience and Kemi gives you a wonderfully safe and calm environment to make a life changing journey of self-nourishment and discovery. I can’t thank her enough.”

– Melita Gibbs

“From the moment I heard Kemi speak at a women’s event in 2016, I felt a connection to her. Her positive energy was infectious and I was compelled to find out more about how we could work together. I had never considered investing in a life coach before but, fate stepped in, Kemi came into my life and changed it for the better.

I was in what I thought (and everyone kept reminding me) was a “dream job” yet I was constantly stressed, my health was failing, I was 30 kgs heavier since starting the job 4 years prior and I was in a constant state of fear. Fear about what? Well I wasn’t sure, but I felt like I was stepping on egg shells at work with those surrounding me not embodying the same values I had. In short, I felt like I was in a boat that was sinking and I didn’t have the faith that I could swim safely to shore.

Then I started my coaching sessions with Kemi and she guided me, asked the questions I needed to be asked and held me accountable each fortnight to make whatever small changes I felt comfortable in making to unwind my ball of stress and, ultimately get me out of what was a very unhealthy situation.
No topic was off limits and I felt revitalised and confident after each session. I felt like I could see a light again and it was because someone truly had my back.

I credit my coaching time with Kemi as one of the main reasons I had the strength to leave the corporate world and embark on the new and exciting journey of running my own business (ironically centred around empowering women) and freelancing. There were no guarantees with this choice, I simply had faith in myself and jumped and, whilst I may have been a little scared, that was nothing compared to the freedom I felt once I took charge for my own life and didn’t let others dictate who and what I should be.

Because of Kemi, I am happier than I have been in many years. Her wisdom, support, care, concern, belief and understanding of who I needed and wanted to be as a well-rounded woman were paramount in changing my life.”

– Natalie Kessell

“When I started working with Kemi I was stuck. Unhappy, unfulfilled and mentally and emotionally raw from years of IVF failure and the limbo that created. I was ‘existing’.Fast forward less than a year and life is completely different.

There are so many possibilities!!! Each day I am growing, learning, changing and discovering the things that please me and the things that don’t. The ‘can’ts’ that previously limited me have been replaced with ‘what steps do I need to make to achieve my goals”. When difficulties appear (and yes they still appear), I have the knowledge that each obstacle I overcome, I am one step closer to achieving my goals. That knowledge has changed my life so significantly that it’s hard to believe sometimes that I was that other person.

Thank you Kemi for sharing with me the tools I needed to change my life. I do not have the words to describe what that gift means but thank you. Thank you for this crazy, beautiful life.”

– Aroha Dykes

“I would highly recommend Kemi to anyone who is thinking about life coaching. If you want someone who can help you work through all those things that have been holding you back to be your best self, then Kemi is for you.

The brilliant thing about Kemi is that she asks the tough questions so you can get to the place you want to be. She is 100% committed to you, and she expects that you are 100% committed to yourself.

Having someone that had my back is exactly what I needed. Kemi helped me find the courage and strength as I moved into a new phase of my life. I can honestly say that the skills I learnt will stay with me always.”

– Dan Brown

“I decided to have coaching because I was a new Mum adjusting to life with a small baby and felt I had lost myself. I wanted to explore what was truly possible for me whilst building my confidence and uncovering where my passions lie. Little did I know that taking this journey would uncover a myriad of things and help me in ways you never imagined possible.

Kemi’s coaching style enabled me to form a stronger relationship with my own mother and one of my wins was that we are now able to communicate on a level where we can be honest and enjoy each other’s company without any judgment. Kemi always asked the questions I was afraid to ask myself and always was willing to work with me even when I was having a tough day.

The difference that Kemi’s coaching experience brought to me was that I realised that I was suffering from postnatal depression during this journey. Had I not chosen to be coached by Kemi I don’t think I would have had that awareness to seek help when things didn’t seem to be getting better for me. The best part was that when I shared my news with her she was only ever there for me and it helped me with my ongoing recovery. From working with Kemi I was able to share my experience with other women and was surprised by the amount of support I received.”

– Nicholette Te Wao

“I approached Kemi because I had started a research company focused on our ageing population that I believe has enormous potential and is socially important work. The problem I had was prioritising my business over my responsibilities as a wife and mother, as I’d been a full-time homemaker for about 15 years. I felt constantly dragged back into managing the household schedule. I wanted to drop the 60’s wife and mother persona!

By working with Kemi I was able to better prioritise my work, let go of some of the household duties by reducing perfectionism, and gain clarity about where I needed to place my attention. I also learned how to make the most of my work time and business function attendance, as well as feeling free to ‘unsubscribe’ from a plethora of emails that I thought I ‘should’ read.

Kemi provided some great advice, tips, tools, and reading that’s given me the kick start and momentum I was looking for and needed. I’m still going strong and developing work and home habits that increasingly place me and my business at the centre of my day.”

– Dr Catherine Rickwood

“Being coached is scary, before you start you already know that both the coach and the process itself is going to make you deliver to yourself all the hopes and goals you dream up for your ‘best-lived-life’. That it ultimately becomes unavoidable, a sharp turn away from avoidance and clever self-trickery, to only the purest form of life experience and ownership you could hope for. Yes, a very scary step away from comforting mediocrity and numbing ordinariness. Best choose your life coach wisely… you will want someone who is smarter than you and funnier than you, someone who is warm and kind yet bold and direct, and someone who inspires you by living into their own big brave ideas and continues to unabashedly expect and plan for an extraordinary life. Kemi is exactly that person.

Kemi lives the very values and principles of being accountable to yourself for what happens next. Nothing can get in the way, she very quickly could get to the root of any number of overlapping and compounding matters to help me draw out a clear structure and plan that felt totally possible yet and at the realisation point of my dreamed up potential. I have big goals and sky-high dreams and Kemi straight away lined up to the brightest idea of these and helped me practically and tangibly plan and then live my way into these becoming reality.”

– Cassie Lee, Power Living Yoga Australia

“When I look back now at what I wrote in my journal at the beginning of this journey, I am struck by how negative my mindset was. I don’t even think that I was consciously aware of just how unhappy I was before I started the program. I thought that I was just a little lost in life, that my life was ok but that it lacked passion

Throughout the program, I have become so much more conscious of what is limiting me in life. I now feel healthier and happier, clearer in what I want and what is most important to me. I have begun to create deeper, more authentic connections with the people I care about, and am so much more hopeful about the future. I am so happy to say that I am truly excited about my life now.”

– Meagan Rigby

“Before working with Kemi, I had floundered with a long history of chronic fatigue and the loss of confidence that comes with low vitality. I wanted to begin a journey to wellness and it has been a beautiful journey, I have more energy and vitality than I have had for years.

I now wake each morning excited about the day ahead, excited to be “me” in my day and more able to nourish others in my life. The most powerful shift for me was accepting the power of the choices I make each day and the language I use with myself. I have learnt to choose healthy habits, to choose to nourish myself, to choose joy. Thank you, Kemi for the safe, supportive yet beautifully challenging program. My family thanks you too.”

– Glenda Pitman

“Working with Kemi has taught me we find the wisdom to teach ourselves when we find the right guide.

That single insight has helped me realise that all the answers to my universe already reside in me. This has been a powerful learning that helped me shift a major blockage in my life and develop a deeper trust in myself. These changes have now made space for more connection, more joy, more clarity and more self-awareness to flood in. My life is so much richer for it.”

– Chelsea Hing

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