Working with you has been hands down THE best decision I have made in helping me progress along my path to freedom!
I’ve known now for the best part of 3 years that my heart is not in what I’m doing. I’m not happy because I’m not free. I feel trapped and don’t know where to turn. I’ve tried numerous books. I have a back catalogue of e-books and information products, some of which are unread. I’ve even signed up for membership to forums and premium courses. Although some were interesting and vaguely helpful, others were a complete waste of money.
Then I tried coaching! This has been the only thing I have tried that has delivered on all of its promises. In fact I would say you over-delivered! I took more away from our sessions than I bargained for – finding myself applying new thought processes to other problems and areas of my life.
One of the first things that you asked me was what I wanted to get out of the coaching relationship. I told you I wanted an actionable business concept to work on. One of the last things you said to me was “there you go”.
I am quite frankly amazed at how much progress we made in 3 short coaching sessions. More than I made alone in 3 years! That is down to you! So thank you from the bottom of my heart. You were always there to call me out on any bullshit I was feeding myself. You explained new concepts in ways that made sense to me. You helped me identify what my core values are. You took the time to understand what makes me who I am. You gave exactly the right homework to ensure I made progress without being overwhelmed. You made it fun! You showed me how I am going to market my business and bring in customers. You made me realize that I can start with a smaller business and grow – this made it feel so much more real and achievable to me. You were always on the other end of an email with a thoughtful response. You always teased out the little ideas that weren’t willing to come out on their own. Finally, you gave me a glimpse of my future self that has motivated me so much. You had the belief in me that I can get there – now I KNOW that I will!!!
I would unreservedly recommend working with a coach LIKE YOU! I also truly hope that some time soon we’ll be working together again.
With my greatest thanks and best wishes for your continued success.
~ Alistair Gill, new entrepreneur based in the UK
Heather is the real deal. After only a few sessions, she knew exactly what was tripping me up and how to help me get past those blocks. She is the pirate queen of calling out resistance and telling it where to go. For years I’ve been dreaming about having my own business but made very little progress. In a very short period of time, with Heather’s guidance and motivation, I have accomplished more than I have in all those dreaming years. She is a no bullshit, fun, smart and crazily interesting woman and I am super grateful to have her as my action instigator.
~ Lynn Crymble, Sense & Sensuality Sage at ComeToYourSenses.ca
You know what’s amazing? I mean aside from the awesomeness that is Heather Thorkelson… You are redefining your business on the fly – as you deliver the goods. No going back into the lab, behind the curtain and coming out with the new you, the new product. I thought, hmm, that’s pretty cool. Then I realized it’s because it’s still you. That hasn’t changed.
Tenacious and kind, envisioned for our humanity; Heather.
Finally, something completely unrelated, that I realized today, that I just wanted you to know – is that I’ve never looked for some other person to work with, or made comparisons. There IS no comparison. You are totally unique and I’m usually amazed that we’re working together. What a great alignment.
~ Billy Landahl – Owner & Full-time operator of Oak City Coffee Roasters - www.facebook.com/OakCityRoasters
I was feeling quite aimless before I started working with you. I had a lot of different ideas but no real direction. My mind was filled with questions like what should I prioritize? Where should I start? And how should I start?
Then I talked with you and everything became clear. I had a plan. I had time allotted to work things out. And through that, I was able to be totally focused on what needed to be done, got super clear on *why* I’m doing what I’m doing, and got tons of momentum where there previously been frustrating stagnation.
Your approach and personality worked perfectly for me. Having worked with lots of new entrepreneurs, you know what sort of issues people run into, and you know how to proactively address those issues. You’re super motivating and encouraging and your energy is contagious.
I would absolutely recommend any entrepreneur work with a coach. I think it’s immensely helpful to get an outside, objective look at what you’re doing and to get insightful input.
Thanks so much for all of your help.
~ Mike Vallano, location independent social entrepreneur in Central America
Just a quick note to say…. I am loving my business SO much, I probably have too much on my plate but it feels great! Every time I switch tracks, I like that part too! I’m only frustrated that there aren’t more of me, ha! How egoic! I had no idea a few months ago when we first started working together that I would be here. Or did I? And this thing about power of attraction, man o man, how much easier life is when you are in the flow, doing what you’re supposed to be doing. It’s still shocking in a way it took me this long to really arrive in knowing I will never do anything else. Except of course take long vacations! Haha. Thanks sister!!
~ Emily Shaw – PanaceaPeru.com
Heather is like having a business BFF at your side every step of the way. Gone are the days where you’re having to go it alone. You can feel her leaning in as she listens to you. Heather cares like no other about every person she serves. She creates amazing services and programs that are born out of her genuine desire to serve. She’s a generous, kind and adventurous soul. She’s got that awesome infectious energy that makes her an absolute pleasure to be around. A simple conversation with her is enough to ease your troubles and lift your spirits.
~ Alishia Sala – Aradia Fitness Toronto – www.toronto.aradiafitness.com
I want YOU to know that you made the most profound impact on my life and I was able to see the connection between who I am and how I can bring that to the table to make a difference in the world in my own special way. Thank you for being courageous enough to do what you love so that people like me can wake up feeling inspired to do the same.
~ Erin Dunn, medal-winning triathlete, former army nurse & new entrepreneur based in Spain
Heather helped me realize that there are alternative and much more fun ways to run my business. After talking with Heather, I went off the call with a notebook full of ideas, resources and plans. Heather’s fun and passionate nature makes everything sound easy and do-able. After talking with Heather, I have realized that I things often turn out to be even easier than I expected!
~ Marthe Hagen ~ Prolific Blogger & coach at www.thefreedomexperiment.com
Being able to bounce my ideas off an objective third party changed things for me a lot. Just having to summarize the issues in the initial email helped to bring clarity. But the poignant questions and practical suggestions that you offered really helped to clear any doubt about what the future direction of my business should be. After the session I felt really positive. I immediately got stuck into some important work I have been putting off for aaaaages, cause I felt totally inspired to starting moving my business forward.
~ Emma Power – entrepreneur in Darwin, Australia
Before I met Heather, I spent a year and a half feeling like I was only pretending to run a personal training business. I was a personal trainer with a few clients, I even had my own studio, but my income was barely a quarter of what I was spending and I had no idea how to get clients.
I had so many ideas for projects and programs I wanted to run but I would always self-sabotage quickly after I got started with planning. I was dreaming big, fantasizing on how amazing my future business would be, but quickly get nowhere.
My very first session with Heather changed everything for me. I had an entire new view of my business. I now saw my business as my job and I started feeling like my own boss. Heather taught me how to delegate tasks to myself in bite-sized pieces with specific deadlines. I was amazed at how quickly I turned myself around completing tasks that I had been putting off for months in a matter of days.siness was going to be, but I was never actually taking any steps in that direction. I kept telling myself that it would get better and that I was still learning, but the fact was that I was learning slowly. So slowly that I was getting farther and farther in debt.
I realized how afraid I had been to take any steps in a real direction and this was really hindering my success. I found having someone that I had to be accountable to so motivating; I stopped questioning what I should’ve been doing and just started taking action.
I realized in the first 2 weeks of working with Heather that I would always have a business coach. Without Heather I would still be struggling to make ends meet, rather than living out my dream job. My life has become so much better with her guidance.
My session with Heather is the most valuable hour of my week. It is the time where I strategize and plan the execution of whatever I must get done that week. Heather is so sharp when it comes to strategy. Her input and support have always steered me in the right direction. The best part is that our sessions are really fun. Heather has such a great sense of humor and sparkle to her personality that we always finish on a high note and I feel super inspired to get down to business.
I can’t imagine what my business (and life) would be without Heather. She really pulled me out of a rut that I couldn’t kick myself out of. If you’re struggling with the idea of getting a coach…don’t hesitate any longer. It is incredibly worth it.
~ Andrea Palen, Passionate Pilates Heroine & Community Wellness builder at www.andreapalen.com
Heather is like an angel sent from heaven. She was exactly what I needed when I needed it. Working with her has not only been seamless, it has shown me a more authentic and fun way of doing business. I am forever grateful for her and her presence in my life. If you are on the fence about coaching or using her… my personal suggestion – Do it!
~ Jordana Adler, Relationship Communication specialist
Heather is the definition of a coach. After a session with her, I feel that I have been supported, pushed, inspired, listened to, and critiqued constructively — all in the space of one conversation. Her follow-up further expands on my self-learning and she always finds the time, patience and space to truly hear me and help me whittle my many thoughts down into a core vision and concrete actions by which to get to that vision. I am grateful for Heather’s honesty and her fearless, positive attitude.
~ Heather Heagney, Blogger, Food Savourer, & Multimedia Storyteller Extraordinaire at After the Harvest
Dialoguing with Heather is a rich process only for those who really want to get their change on. Heather brings a fullness – the yin and the yang – to a session; she is both empathetic and rigorous in examining how to make choices that better reflect who you want to be. She will be both your springboard and your net; I have found the time I have spent talking with Heather valuable beyond what she is currently charging. So, if – and only if – you are ready to change your life, I would thoroughly encourage you to hire her.
~ Emily Silbert, professional Inspiration Stoker & Renegade Writer at Rare Bird Coaching & Creative
I love Heather! I want to work with someone that inspires me, not bullies me. Heather gives it to you straight – the truth isn’t sugar coated, but here’s the big deal – she really cares. You feel that caring as the client, so the hard truth becomes an opportunity, not an obstacle. This isn’t a job for Heather, this is an extension of who she is in her core. This is how she makes a difference on the planet. Heather is a force of nature willing to help those that are ready to live their best life.
~ Szos St Germain, Mondo Love Expert & Fulfillment Coach at Blossom Into Self
Heather is wonderful! Her positivity and enthusiasm are genuine and she is a true joy to work with. She is gifted at identifying critical concepts and getting to the heart of the matter. She worked closely with me to develop these new insights. I am grateful for her direction and support!
~ Dr Annie Salsberg, Naturopathic Doctor & Tea Maven at Benoosh Tea
Working with Heather for only a short time has completely obliterated barriers in my life that had kept me stuck, frustrated and in a state of inaction. If I had to list some top transformational results achieved through working with Heather, it would be:
1. Shifting my life vision completely towards something that motivates me & has me excited to move forward, meeting challenges with confidence and being at peace in the face of uncertainty.
2. Understanding myself truly; how I am best energized, my core beliefs, strengths, causes for stagnation, and being able to do something about it with core-based true-to-myself enthusiasm!
3. Opening myself up to unlimited possibility, seeing beauty when I recognize my dreams are truly possible; followed by how working towards these dreams has become second nature in the process. The Universal support is truly unbelievable, it kind of makes me laugh in hindsight.
What’s most amazing is how concisely and swiftly Heather is able to pin-point the heart of issues that commonly disguise themselves in extended life circumstances and creative stories I had bought into. It simply makes sense to work with someone who can help you get and give what you want to in life. Heather is talented, gifted, and incredibly committed to YOU. What more can you ask for from someone who is willing to take a stand for your life being all that you dream it to be. She’ll be your champion throughout and the experiential learning she brings to the relationship will serve as gifts throughout your life, time and time again. Do yourself a great favour and work with Heather!
~ Vitra Gosine, Associate, Investment Finance, Private Investments, CPP Investment Board
Since I started working after university, I have always been able to achieve my goals and continuouly stretch myself. I thoroughly enjoy my career, and I lead a comfortable and stimulating life. So why do I need a coach?
First, Heather’s diverse life experience made her the perfect person to bounce ideas off of. Second, Heather is a great listener and she always asks the right questions that challenge me to get to the root of my reasons.
I have been working formally with Heather for over a year, but in reality Heather has been my coach for the better part of the last two years. One aspect Heather has helped me realize is that I need to find, and dedicate, time to reflect no matter how busy I am. Reflect for me means having time with my thoughts, reviewing my past week – what did I accomplish – and planning my week/months ahead – what do I want to accomplish. As a result of Heather’s coaching, I have been more concious, and productive, with my time.
Moving forward, I have decided that I want to remain engaged with Heather and coaching because no matter how good things may appear to be at the present, the future can always be even brighter, and productive.
~ Michael F. ~ MBA Candidate – Barcelona, Spain
Group Coaching Feedback
(Month of Endless Possibility or MoEP)
Heather is an amazing motivator. She has a great, quietly confident style that isn’t pushy, but absolutely moves you forward with the things you want to do. She asks the right question to find out what is holding you back, what is dragging on your time. Once you know those things, you have the right direction to go to unload “not your Genius Work” and get on with all the things that light you up and give you energy! Loved Heather, loved Month of Endless Possibility!
~ Patty White – Surrender to Chance
MoEP was so valuable to me. I have a very hard time focusing on the task at hand and this was just what I needed to help me buckle down and get my project done! Heather was amazing at helping me keep my head in the game and keeping me focused on what was important to my goals. Sharing the experience with a group was better then I expected. I learned a lot from those who were farther along is the business game then I was. It was comforting and inspiring to know that they were once in my place. I was able to have a backstage view of what it took to get were they are now and imagine myself in their shoes.
~ Andrea Palen
Heather and her powerful MoEP help me everyday in the phase of building my new international website. I found help, motivation and lots of laughs, fun and “of course you can do it”. I would really, really recommend MoEP if you want to move forward quick with total clarity and the best coach right by your side. Heather you are fantastic!
~ Maj Wismann
– Denmark’s leading relationship expert at www.majwismann.com
Heather’s program helped me set & teach the goals I had been sitting on for a while. I enjoyed hearing others stories of their struggles & successes and how they were moving forward in their business. By talking things out with Heather & the group I got a better understanding of what was holding me back & gained strategies to help me move forward.
~ Brandi Doucet – Deep South Doula