Our Executive Coaching is about Measurable Results
We conduct regular feedback surveys with clients. Our last 25 clients had this to say (November 2012):
- 91.7% of clients responded “Absolutely!” when asked if they were enjoying their coaching programs.
- Are clients receiving value for money? 50% said “Absolutely!”; 50% said, “Yes I am”.
- Clients told us their expectations were either ‘being met’ (58%) or ‘surpassed’ (42%).
- Do clients refer their friends to us? 58% of clients "already had referred”; the remaining 42% said they would "refer when an opportunity arose".
- 83% said their coaching program helped them achieve greater confidence in their abilities.
- 67% believed their coaching gave them clarity of the value they add.
Alexandra Zammit, CEO, Thomas Holt Villages
“I would highly recommend Rebecca Wells to leaders looking to improve the communication skills and credibility of employees as they engage with both colleagues and clients alike.
I appointed Rebecca initially to help me develop my communication skills. The work that we did together, over an 8 month period, resulted in much more profound outcomes than I could have ever expected.
Rebecca helped me to understand and fix the glitches in my communication style whilst also helping me dig much deeper to understand the implications this issue was having on my 'brand'.
It became clear that my staff were not always experiencing the 'brand' that I wanted them to. I left these particular sessions with practical strategies to address this issue and as a result my staff now feel better engaged and motivated.
Rebecca also gave me some valuable insight, and a number of practical strategies, to help me raise my profile externally via a public speaking and C-level networking plan.
During this process I worked alongside other members of Rebecca's team to improve my confidence when presenting and to work on my professional image.
Not only has the Neon Zebra program already improved awareness of me and my brand, more importantly this will boost awareness and credibility of our organisation.
Rebecca's approach has been rounded and have given me an invaluable, confidential outlet to discuss important matters and find practical solutions that I have been able to apply straight away.”
Brigid Robson, Executive Director - Head of Research & Analysis, Institutional ANZ Bank
“Rebecca has helped me believe in myself more deeply so as to ask for expanded responsibilities, as well as a pay check that reflects that.
The personal branding training has taught me how to use my own form of office politics to broaden my opportunities, help further my career and in turn, strengthen the prospects of my team.”
David Pointon, Fast Meetings Company
“Rebecca Wells is an extraordinary coach who achieves real and measurable results with her coaching clients.
In our work helping organisations implement their vision through transformational change we have seen many examples of coaching efforts that appear satisfactory on the surface, but do not lead to a sustained quantum of change for the individuals.
Coaches are a dime a dozen in this regard, but Rebecca is a rare gem.
I have personally experienced the benefits of her coaching and each session I have with her brings out unexpected and deep rooted blockages leading to greater awareness and long lasting shifts.
I have also seen this with many senior executive clients she works with.
I have no hesitation in recommending Rebecca and encourage anyone looking for breakthroughs in their performance to seek her out.”
Judith Sturman, Railcorp
“Discovering my personal brand with Rebecca has provided me with a new set of perspectives that I can apply to both my career and personal objectives.
The program is thorough and provides some really beneficial tools, suited to senior management professionals looking to establish their authority and expertise.”
Sarah Felden, Senior Commercial Analyst, Coca-Cola Amatil
“I [was coached by] Rebecca after being referred to her by a work colleague. I am early on in my career and I know the tools and advice she has given me on leadership, personal branding and being assertive in the workplace will get me that extra step ahead. I have come to realise it is never too early to get coaching like this!
Rebecca helped me to solidify what I want out of my career (not what the company wants out of me!) and made me accountable for my goals. Going forward it is going to be less about the ‘doing’ part and more about making my career happen.
She challenged my way of thinking by asking those difficult questions which I have either never had the right forum in which to discuss them or have put them aside in the ‘too hard basket’:
- 'How do you think you are perceived in the work place?'
- 'What are the rules and boundaries around your values?'
- 'What makes you different from the next person?'
- 'If you were looking back on your life in 60 years time what would you have wanted to have, to be and to have done?'
I now have such a greater level self awareness on what I stand for and what I need to do to get to the next stage in my career.
The learnings I got from these sessions have been priceless, and as you can imagine, extended far beyond the work place into all aspects of my life.”
Jayne, Top 5 Bank, Sydney
“Rebecca's coaching has really helped me to understand the importance of managing my personal brand, and develop practical personal strategies for doing so.
This in turn has improved my relationships with colleagues, enhanced their understanding of my role and the value I am adding, and provided a framework by which I can prioritise opportunities.
Working with Rebecca has given me the confidence to build better networks, ask for what I want and communicate my views in a way that feels comfortable and genuine for me.”
Sarah Hood, Management Consultant, KPMG
“Rebecca's engaging and non-judgemental style made it easy to build trust and progress quickly.
I'm quite pro active in developing and driving my own goals, but Rebecca's respectful and direct line of inquiry quickly drills down on the root cause of my challenges and achieves a much broader positive impact than the initial focus area.
She is strengths-oriented, which creates a really positive experience and I end every session feeling excited and inspired.
Exploring my values with Rebecca has really helped me clarify what is important to me and the best direction to take, as a result I feel much more confident in my decision making.”
Katherine Brandon, Professional Support & Development Officer, English Australia
“Rebecca Wells of Clear Horizon Coaching has provided invaluable support over the few months that she has been coaching me. We always worked towards clear goals that related to my direct needs, but Rebecca was flexible enough to address other issues that arose. She is a great listener and has a wonderful range of strategies and approaches that she applied to my different needs, and the detailed written records of our sessions continue to be extremely useful.
Rebecca has really helped me to focus, to be more organised and to have more courage and confidence in my skills.
I work as part of a small team and all have commented on how much calmer I was recently when organising our annual conference! I’ve been able to share some of the strategies I’ve learnt in my coaching sessions with the team and this has helped all of us with our strategic planning and our services to our members.
Rebecca is perceptive, systematic, extremely knowledgeable and has the highest professional standards. I cannot recommend her highly enough and I am hoping to continue working with her in the future.”
Lee Mackie - Case Study: Creating The Right Career Path for You
When Lee Mackie came to work with Rebecca, she had a great role within the liquor and trade marketing industry, but it simply wasn’t challenging her enough.
Through our discussions, Lee was able to pinpoint exactly what she wanted from both her role and career. The next step was convincing her manager that her talents would be put to much better use in a more strategic role. Lee stuck her neck out to showcase what she was really capable of.
Soon afterwards, Lee was promoted to grow the area of the business that she had identified and was most passionate about.
Nirish Shakya, IT Executive
“Rebecca is a fantastic coach. Don't expect the sessions with her to be easy one-way affairs as she pushes you out of your comfort zone to think for yourself about the different areas of your life that need work.
She starts off with the basics of human psychology and works on your personal belief systems. Rebecca did not instruct me, but empowered me to come up with my own solutions. Her specific actionable recommendations were simple to apply, both in and out of the workplace, and have increased my confidence in my professional communication abilities and the way I handle myself in professional situations.
I have no hesitation in recommending Rebecca to anyone who is looking to improve their personal and professional skills required to succeed in life.”
Dace Harris, Partner, RSM Bird Cameron Accountancy
“My coaching outcomes definitely exceeded my expectations – it has been a thought provoking journey!
Before meeting with Rebecca, I knew what I wanted short term but was not clear on my longer term goals. I lived by the day and had no real plans in place, leading me to lack motivation at times.
By giving me much greater clarity as to what direction I needed to take, coaching has enabled me to plan far more effectively and boosted my motivation. I have also improved important relationships by developing my ability to listen to what those around me want too.
Rebecca is extremely easy to talk to; she relates to you well on a personal level; and she listens carefully to what you want to get out of each session. You will feel immediately comfortable around Rebecca and with work, you will get results.”
Dace followed the career plan we developed together and within a year, was promoted to a Partner within his Accountancy firm.
“I approached Rebecca to help me develop a number of professional skills. In particular, I wanted to improve my confidence and communication skills in order to advance further my career.
After just the first 12 sessions, I achieved a great deal, including being promoted to a managerial position and being selected to work on a special project which has lifted my profile.
Rebecca has also helped me to:
• Improve my visibility at work
• Strengthen my communication and leadership skills within my team environment
• Feel more confident presenting to more senior staff
As a result:
• I am much happier at work.
• I have developed stronger social and business relationships with my team and feel more confident talking to clients and colleagues.
• I have learnt to seek the good opinion of select people, rather than wanting to get on with everyone. This change has had a dramatic positive impact on my confidence.
• I am taking ownership of my own career and where I want to go next.
Overall, Rebecca has been an invaluable personal coach. Rebecca has helped me focus on what is important in my life and taking positive action to achieve my goals. As a result my professional and personal confidence has increased significantly. I have really appreciated Rebecca’s advice, coaching, encouragement and support.”
Ramon Cura, Director inSynergy Property and Finance
Case Study: 'Values Realignment' (video)
Ramon came to see Rebecca with a number of big, and potentially life changing goals, as well as some fears about the potential repercussions should he be successful. How would his life change? His relationships? His business?
With Rebecca, Ray worked to bust through this inner conflict, get crystal clear on his goals, and then the values and behaviours needed to support them.
Through the Clear Horizon Coaching 4-part 'Values Realignment Process' (a powerful NLP process) Ramon was able to remove these blockages, become crystal clear about what he valued most highly and realise how his current behaviours simply were not in alignment with those priorities.
What created this major shift for Ramon? Getting total alignment between his goals and values, he gained absolute certainty that he was now making the right decisions. Opportunities opened up and Ray is now powering forwards!
“I engaged Rebecca to assist me in realigning my personal goals and values with how I was actually living my life. With Rebecca's caring, expert and insightful guidance, I came to see the mental blockages to my success. Rebecca also provided very practical tools and resources for me to work with that resulted in greater clarity of my priorities in life and how I could better work towards them. Thank you Rebecca and I look forward to recommending you.”
Liz Williams - Senior Sales Executive, Motorola
“The outcomes of my coaching with Rebecca far exceeded my expectations and I got a great deal of value from every session. Coaching with Rebecca has given me much greater clarity on my personal and professional goals but more importantly, I have taken action to make them happen. I have much greater belief in both myself and my abilities and that alone has been immensely beneficial.
Before each session I was usually a bit unprepared and not sure what to focus on but Rebecca made me feel at ease straight away and conversation just flowed.
Each time, we pinpointed a specific area to look at and then Rebecca would suggest fun, workable models that always produced results for me at the end of the session. I always had action points to work on and progress was made every week.
Rebecca is a wonderful coach: she is really easy to talk to, offers help and guidance and has a wealth of knowledge that has given me a greater understanding of who I want to be, what I want to achieve and how I can accomplish it.
I would recommend anyone to give the Discovery consultation session a go and see for yourself how you can easily improve a particular area of your life where you're currently not getting maximum success. You'll be amazed at how relevant Rebecca's skills are to help you get there!”
“Working with Rebecca on leadership and management have given me a new perspective of self development and improvement.
She is practical, resourceful and very professional to help deliver outcomes.
I find I am much more effective and productive in communicating with stakeholders and empowering my colleagues even with multiple targets to achieve.
My sessions with Rebecca have helped me to achieve improvement in both strategic and operational performance outcomes at work. For those who want to be an effective manager with people, you should contact Rebecca.”
Bruce Mackenzie - Managing Director, TimeTarget Software Solutions
“I worked with Rebecca Wells on both personal and commercial concerns that I had either ignored or procrastinated over (in some cases for many years).
Rebecca has provided a mix of support, engagement and challenge which I needed in order to make the changes and take the steps I needed to take.
Rebecca is both structured and disciplined in her approach and flexible to respond to me as an individual. She is very efficient in her preparation for our meetings and communicates professionally, easily and openly with me.
Her positive outlook, her perception, her broad view of possibilities and her commitment to me have been the key to my success in achieving my goals.”
“[Before I met Rebecca] my self confidence was very low with regards to changing my career but the techniques and exercises Rebecca used, plus her natural ability to see through my barriers, really showed me how narrow my views about my abilities and my potential career paths were. I am now looking to pursue a career totally unrelated to my previous roles, know that it feels 'right' and that I will succeed.
Rebecca has been an amazing source of guidance through a huge period of change across every aspect of my life. The different perspectives and exercises used really helped to clear the grey areas which I felt were clouding my life. I now how a much clearer picture of what I actually want for my future, how I can get there & within what time scales I can achieve it.
I do thank Rebecca for giving me the ability to recognise these things and basically changing the way in which I deal with these different areas of my life.
Never once did I feel too embarrassed, or too self conscious, to say anything to Rebecca and so I always got the most out of my sessions - this is also due to Rebecca's wonderful nature and rapport with her clients.
I would recommend coaching with Rebecca to anyone, not just for career coaching, but life coaching in general too.”
Tracey B - Assistant Director, Accounting Firm
“Rebecca has been tremendous in helping me both professionally and personally. I can’t believe that in just 6 sessions with Rebecca I have achieved the following:
• I have successfully changed career!
• I negotiated a pay rise
• I’ve built a stronger sense of myself which has had a hugely positive impact on me; what I believe I am capable of; and the kind of relationships I now know I deserve.
I’ve recommended Rebecca to a number of my friends and colleagues already and have pasted in my email to them below:
Sent: Thursday, 5 August 2010 3:14 PM
Subject: Career Coaching
Hello my lovely ladies,
I’ve already passed these details onto a few of you but just wanted to emphasise what a big help my career coach, Rebecca Wells, has been in helping me secure my new role at [Company kept confidential].
I’ve really taken a massive step up the career ladder (the role holds an internal ranking of assistant director) and she has helped me get there. She has been brilliant in helping me identify the direction I want to take and the things I want in my life and working out the steps to achieve them.
I am seriously impressed with the results that she is (still) helping me achieve and I recommend her to each and every one of you if you are struggling to find direction in what you are doing. She does both career and life coaching. For busy women like ourselves, the sessions give you one hour to focus on just you, which is rewarding in itself. I’ve had fun doing them and I’m forwarding on her details in case you ever need professional support in your life or career.
Lisa Woods - Media Production
Lisa wanted to make a career shift from advertising into film and video production. With minimal practical experience, she felt stuck and unsure that her skills would be transferable. Working with Rebecca, Lisa was able to identify that she had a mountain of transferable skills that would be relevant within this industry.
We were then able to re-package Lisa's CV so that it highlighted her expertise, knowledge and skillset so that she would be considered for a role within this industry. Within a few months, Lisa landed a production role and had this to say:
Sonja Van Den Bosch, Director Twinlife Marketing
“I started working with Rebecca to have someone to keep me accountable for my personal and business goals. As a mother of young twins and a busy business owner, I felt that it was important to have someone to support me.
Having now gone through the coaching process for 9 months, I can tell you that I have gotten so much more out of the monthly sessions than I ever expected. Rebecca has helped me to step away from the day to day detail and see the bigger picture. This has helped me to make some big shifts that I didn’t believe where possible.
When I started with Rebecca I was working too hard, stressed and was not giving myself any 'me' time. Now I have not only grown my business dramatically, but I also have a much more balanced and fulfilling life, by learning not to forget about myself and about taking time out to recharge.
It has not always been an easy process, there were definitely some challenges along the way, but it has been an extremely rewarding process and I’ve truly enjoyed the experience.
If you want the best out of your life (from a personal and/or a career perspective) working with Rebecca is one of the best things you can do. You have to put in the hard work, but you’ll get results and feel great about it.
I have grown as a person and am very happy that my husband is now taking the step to go through the process with Rebecca as well. No need to say that I would highly recommend Rebecca to anyone who cares about themselves.”
Tass Schmidt, Executive Recruitment
Case Study: New Professional Direction (video)
When Tass came for her introductory 60 minute session in May 2011 her sole focus was her career. Tass had an impressive CV and extensive experience, to a very senior level, in a number of industries but was frustrated by her lack of clarity around which professional direction would really fulfil her.
To add to this, the issue had gone unresolved for quite some time and it was already having a negative impact of Tass’ confidence and motivation. By exploring Tass' values, skills and strengths and helping her to overcome some nagging fears, Rebecca helped Tass get very clear about what she wanted and armed her with the action steps to establish herself in a new and fulfilling career.
“Rebecca deserves a great testimonial! She assisted me tremendously on my journey towards a more passionate, fulfilled and purposeful career.
During our sessions, Rebecca provided me with a great set of tools and direction to help me consider careers best aligned with my values, passions and strengths. This process helped me step back and look at myself in an unemotional way - from a neutral and analytical view point – which was considerably helpful and gave me clarity of where I wanted to go professionally.
The cumulative work with Rebecca resulted in unbelievable breakthroughs. Here are some of the areas that helped me continuously move forward:
During my 6-session program with Rebecca I not only uncovered my longer term career aspirations, but I also found a new interim career far better aligned with my values which I successfully interviewed for and am now happily engaged in! I feel so empowered by having made myself accountable for my career and would highly recommend Rebecca.”
Linda Dunkin, Director, Market My Brand
“Rebecca was just the person I needed to see when I was unable to make an important decision about which direction I should go with my business.
I had been indecisive for about a year before I went to see Rebecca, and literally by the end of my first hour of coaching I had all the clarity I needed to make the right decision.
If you need an external perspective and someone who can take you through a thorough process to help you achieve the outcome you want I highly recommend seeing Rebecca.”
Gareth Naar - Director, Mr. Futsal
Case Study: Career Redirection (video)
Gareth was frustrated, operating in a work environment that was no longer truly excited him. It was affecting his focus and confidence and something had to change fast.
After just 8 sessions with Rebecca, Gareth gained absolute certainty, alignment and excitement for a new professional direction. With this understanding of what he really wanted, Gareth's career transition strategy began to take shape and new opportunities literally flooded in.
What caused this rapid change for Gareth? He got brave and very honest about what he really wanted and started looking for professional opportunities that would play to his innate strengths.
Daniela Cavalletti - Director, Cavalletti Communications
“I have hired Rebecca as a personal coach and attended her seminars a number of times. On each occasion, I have come away with the feeling of having moved forward towards my personal and professional goals, and inspired to challenge my status quo.
Rebecca's friendly but firm approach held me accountable for my own progress - and ultimately happiness - and kept me on track. Working with Rebecca helped me to realise that my true calling in life was to set up my own business, which I have since launched.
Paired with her diligent follow-ups and support, Rebecca is a wonderful personal and career coach, whom I recommend without hesitation.”
As a result of coaching, Daniela moved out of the world of finance to set up her own business in 2009. 'Cavalletti Communications' provides copy-writing, editing, proofreading, translation and other communications services throughout Australia.
Daniela has kindly offered her email address if you would like to ask her more about her coaching experience. Click here to email Daniela
“Before coaching, I felt a large degree of stress and pressure from my current job and apprehension relating to a planned move from my current employment. I had the feeling of always trying to combat problems and merely existing rather than achieving and fulfilling goals.
I had previously never engaged a coach and was sceptical as to what the benefits might be. I was pleasantly surprised by the simple, practical techniques that Rebecca was able to convey on issues such as 'public speaking' and 'overcoming negative thoughts'. I am happy with the outcomes of my coaching experience and it more than fulfilled my expectations.
Specifically, as a result of coaching, I have:
• Changed professions with minimal stress and have a positive and exciting outlook on the new profession ahead.
• Identified a specific ‘to do’ list which I actively review and edit over time. Great feelings of achievement, commitment and satisfaction are derived from completing the items on this list!
• An overall feeling of optimism.
• Increased confidence in public speaking.
I would not hesitate to recommend Rebecca to anyone. I always found her to be very professional and approachable.“
“If you are unsatisfied and think that there should be more to your life, I highly recommend that you engage Rebecca to coach you to be, do and have what you desire.
The results have been impressive and include fantastic new friends; a greatly improved social life; less stress and anxiety at work; an exciting and sustainable exercise regime; healthier eating; lost weight; and a healthier mindset having overcome the procrastination, fears and anxieties that were holding me back.
As a direct result of Rebecca's incredibly insightful, impartial and inspiring coaching I am now more purposeful, focused, productive, effective, and resourceful. I could not recommend Rebecca more highly.”
“After hearing Rebecca talk about coaching at a work event, I decided I wanted her to challenge my thought patterns and to give me new perspectives to get different results.
What I loved about coaching is its focus on future outcomes and its realistic application of creating steps to achieve those outcomes. Instead of just talking about 'what to do' and 'what needs to be done', a plan was formed each week that I could action.
Before coaching with Rebecca I felt lonely and isolated, lost and unsure of what my life meant to me. I was frustrated by other people and their actions and felt unhappy and stuck in a rut.
Coaching helped me to explore and embrace myself, giving me confidence in my choices and the strength to make decisions, about my own life, by myself. I have attained new tools to help me deal with stress and how to relate to family and friends in more meaningful and successful ways. As a result of my coaching I no longer get tension headaches and am sleeping so much better, no longer being kept awake stressing over problems.
Rebecca is a true professional. She always came prepared to our meetings, filled me in on any details I wanted to know upfront and followed up after each meeting (in a timely manner) as she said she would. She did a great job when I ‘got stuck’ on a problem. She politely challenged my viewpoint when I was unknowingly cut off from other views. She also honoured my accomplishments at different points in our sessions.
What I liked best about Rebecca is the way she incorporates techniques – through games, diagrams and conversations – that I can use again when I find myself at a crossroads in the future.”
“A friend of mine recommended I contact Rebecca. The sessions have been extremely useful: they have helped me better understand myself and break down some barriers.
I’m one of those people who had a ‘the grass is always greener elsewhere’ sort of mentality, where part of me never felt satisfied with what I had. The result was that I never seemed sure of my own decisions and it was driving me, my partner and some of my friends bonkers!
There was a particular session, when we discussed my values, that had a big impact: I had a ‘blockage’ that seemed to ‘stop’ me from being myself in certain situations - this has now been cleared!
Overall, working with Rebecca has provided me with tools necessary to understand, and take control, of the direction of my life and career.”
...to our clients for giving us permission to publish their testimonials.