Testimonials

Testimonials

Think and respond in a positive and functional way

I have been participating in the Next Level Mindset program for the last six months and it’s been a really rewarding process.  I’ve learnt a lot about the unconscious needs and ways of thinking that have been driving my behaviour and holding me back.  By becoming more aware of these drivers, I’m now learning to think and respond in a positive and functional way, rather than just react blindly and make the same mistakes over and over again.  Nikk and Yolande have provided very simple but powerful prompts that I’ve been able to incorporate into my daily life, such as being aware of when unnecessary fear is stopping me from doing something.  I’ve been able to apply the new self-knowledge both at work and at home, and it’s really paying off.  The knowledge shared is really empowering and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow and learn through the rest of the program.

Trish Malone –
CSC Advisor, Compensation

Solid thinking goes further

InspireTribe’s system has enabled me to build a solid basis for understanding the decisions I make.  It has changed the way I view the world, myself and others.  I am now able to confidently make decisions and take action using both my emotion and intellect and I find this approach far superior to the predominantly logical path that I used to take. Over the time I worked with InspireTribe I was able to navigate significant life events with far more ease than I expected.  Importantly, I have also come away with a very practical internal method of working through complex personal and professional challenges, one which I know I will be able continue to refine and improve on over time.

Richard Huysmans –
Principal Consultant and Thought Leader, Melbourne

I would have paid double

I met Nikk at a networking event, then out the blue she rang – I was ready!! Sign me up!! The investment for me at the time was significant. At the end of the coaching I remember thinking “I would have paid double”! I had significant growth in my business, clarity on how I am in the world, depth in all my relationships especially with partner and my kids. I recommend Inspire Tribe Mindset training to anyone who is ready and willing to live their best life.

Maz O’Connor –
Mornington Peninsula

I got inspired at InspireTribe…

I’m extremely grateful to my accountant, for recommending me to InspireTribe. Before seeing Nikk I was existing – I was successful in other’s eyes, but at the same time, I felt like I was treading water. I am no longer the guy that walked in on day one.  I have clear vision that inspires me. I’m excited, vibrating with enthusiasm and joyful about life and where I’m going.  I have solid direction, goals to achieve and an effortless internal drive. These days, instead of just trying to stay afloat I feel like I am skiing behind a wonderfully fast boat! I wouldn’t change anything about the way they work. Nikk knows a great deal about the human condition and is not distracted by symptoms or external issues.  She gave me so many insights into myself – some I knew deep down but I was not able to bring them to the surface, but others, I had no idea about. Most importantly, she shared a process that has shown me how to get to the core cause of any inaction I experience, and she has also shared the thinking strategies to improve my internal energy levels so I can drive external growth. When people ask what I’ve done to be so engaged, I tell them I got INSPIRED at InspireTribe. In the past I tried to motivate myself. But, through learning about myself and understanding why I did what I did, and through gaining the new more advanced strategies for success, and learning how to adjust as I go, I’ve been given the secret to self-inspiration. The coaching and mindset mentoring has also provided me with an even healthier mindset when it comes to money – my daily focus is prosperity and wealth in all areas of life.  The investment was worth every cent plus more.

Michael Robertson-
Regional Managing Director at EntrustDatacard

I highly recommend InspireTribe

InspireTribe has given me a fresh perspective on the choices I make in my life. I have become much more aware of not only the logic around my decision-making, but also the feelings associated with each choice. I now feel as though I have a much clearer path before me and I’m confident about making the decisions I need to get there. My family life has never been better and I am consistently behaving as the person, manager and friend that I want to be. I really enjoyed the tough-love approach and I would highly recommend InspireTribe for professional and personal coaching programs.

Matt Ivers-
Vision Property and Finance

It’s life changing 10/10

Mindset coaching has had a profound effect on my life. Though challenges still come my way, I now have a definite feeling of being centred and relaxed. Throughout the coaching I had many insights & significant shifts. And I continue to have them. I now understand how to find and fix the underlying challenges within myself so I can bring about a whole new set of behaviours that are based on choice, not reaction. Behaviours that are easy to implement rather than ones that feel like hard work. And that has meant that I’ve been able to create more of the life I want. The best bit is I know I can continue to take it to an even higher level. This mindset coaching really works. It’s life changing. 10/10

Kym Anderton-
Director, Enhanced Myotherapy

My work life and relationships have taken a big shift for the better

I would like to thank both Nikk and Yolande very much for your coaching. It’s certainly helped me in so many ways. My work life has taken a big shift for the better.  The direction feels so much more congruent & inspiring.  And then my relationships are better than they’ve been for a very long time, and continuing to improve. The most amazing thing about this last 6 months is that key people have totally changed the way they interact with me. It’s because I’ve done the same in a myriad of little ways, but it’s nothing short of spectacular the change that it has brought.  It’s funny – it’s almost been without me really trying. Who knew those Pillars could be so powerful?!  🙂 There is still much room for improvement but it’s a great feeling to be on an upward trending path! Thanks both for your insight, clarity, frankness, and honesty.

Gina Kenah-
Associate Director, Collingwood

More engaged in all areas of my life

Being a technical leader this program really challenged and pushed the boundaries of my thinking. What I found though was when I let go and used the simple techniques, I was able to tap into my emotional intelligence, putting me in tune with my whole self and giving me a feeling of optimism, power and mindfulness. This has enabled both personal and professional benefits with even more engagement in my role and better decision making.

Matt Elshaug –
NAB, Melbourne

I invested in myself and started to blossom!

I commenced as InspireTribe’s bookkeeper, 20 months prior, & whilst I was successfully running my own bookkeeping/consulting business, I was struggling with other facets of my life, which I felt was creeping into my business life, & I knew that I could not allow this to happen. I approached Nikk, to enquire about committing to the programme, after listening to other clients, watching webinars & reading their monthly blogs, I felt that on both a business & personal level that I could benefit greatly. At the time, I was probably at my lowest low of my life, overwhelmed, battling a difficult divorce with an abusive ex-husband, which involved the custody of our only child, & the merging of my business with another company, that was time consuming, difficult & extremely hard work, it really took every ounce of my wellbeing & happiness. At this point that I was so deflated & struggling to smile & feel happiness, I had become a shell of a person, & was doubting my ability to move forward. With Nikk’s support, advice & encouragement (& homework), I quickly saw the positives of a very sad & negative situation. I took ownership & steps in the right direction, & in a very short period of time I felt a sense of strength, happiness & satisfaction. I started to make decisions that I felt were right & I stopped procrastinating about every decision or move I made. I invested in myself, & I started to blossom! I still have days of sadness & regret, but I have learnt through “thinking & feeling” how to deal with my thoughts & actions. What I have learnt from Nikk & Yolande, has helped set me up for life, & they are lessons that I use everyday & develop more & more with each experience. I also have the ability now to assist my son & pass on these lessons, in a “mother-son” relationship. My experience was empowering & uplifting & gave me confidence to move forward, & not to look back! No more negative voices in my head, it is great!

Melissa Newsome –
Exceptional Business Consulting Group, Gold Coast

Deal with challenges and situations in a positive way

The coaching & mentoring gave me an empowering set of life tools. I’ve learnt about the patterns I’ve created and how they came to be. I now know that I can control these patterns and create new ones with more positive outcomes. I no longer feel I need to put up a front and be what someone else expects me to be. Because of this I have this feeling of freedom and happiness within myself and I am able to share it with those around me without feeling drained. I know I can deal with challenges and situations in a positive way that leaves me feeling great. I know I’m responsible for whatever I achieve and I have the ability to take myself wherever I want to go. I’m proud of where I am and I’m looking forward to my future. Thanks Nikk and Yolande!”

Rachelle Hubery –
Mornington Peninsula

My business doubled

I really loved my coaching sessions with Nikk. I remember each day when I was scheduled for a session I would get nervous. By the time the session finished, I was always full of energy and felt so alive. I think coaching should be as common practice as going to the doctor or chiro or dentist. Mindset is as important as all of that. And Nikk is as good as they get. She’s amazing at leading me down a path, but letting me take the steps. She is an incredible listener and is able to hear the underlying feelings and thoughts that are causing the problems. One of the biggest insights I’ve had from coaching with Nikk is my tendency to externalise my problems, to look at others or situations or things outside myself for the cause of a problem. She’s great at always bringing me back to finding myself at the source of everything in my life – all good things and all and things. That’s pretty empowering because if I’m the cause of all the good & the bad, I can actually make a change if I want to. If ‘Jane Doe’ is at the source of my problem, she has the power to change it. The mindset that Nikk coached me on is all about finding myself at the source of my life and my experience, personally and in every other area. We talked a lot about personal stuff, but the impact had a ripple effect in all areas of my life. The most measurable result I received after my coaching with Nikk last year is the fact that my business doubled and I earned more than I ever have. It was a matter of really getting on a deep level that nobody else was going to do the stuff that the business needed to double. I took full responsibility for its success for the first time and saw myself at the source of any problem or success. I would recommend Inspire Tribe Coaches to anyone with no reservations. I’ve been coached by a few coaches now and they are by far the best on so many levels. They so clearly live and breathe everything that they coach – they’re such good examples of ‘walking the walk’ not just ‘talking the talk’ They’re the real deal. Even more than that, though, is that when you’re with them you feel like you have this amazing person taking a total stand for you and your life, helping you see the ‘you’ that inspires them, and in turn yourself.

Leah Davidson –
Mt Eliza

Move forward from a limiting belief

I’m glad I had the opportunity to have a coaching session with Nikk. I got more far more benefit out of that one session than I could have anticipated. I managed to identify, acknowledge and move forward from a limiting belief that was really holding me back. I felt amazing the next day and still feel great.
Thanks Nikk!”

Monica O’Donnell –
Real Estate Agent

Strategies to move beyond what I thought was possible

I feel extremely honoured to be providing this testimonial for Nikk and I would like to express my gratitude for our coaching sessions. Each session is both focused and fun, direct and honest. With Nikk’s expertise I have gained valuable insight into self and how my mind works and strategies to move beyond what I thought was possible. In short to recognise, own, change and act accordingly. With an interest in the mind/body connection, I found the mental challenges helpful and joyful. I appreciate and commend Nikk on her ability to absolutely focus on me and my thoughts, opinions and beliefs, and leave her own “personal self” aside. I appreciate her highly professional conduct and commitment. Her enthusiasm for coaching and life in general are very inspirational.

Bettina Pfannkuch –
The Art of Balance – Yoga & Massage

Instantly our daughter felt at ease

For a couple of years our daughter has had a fear of sailing (and boats generally) due to a traumatic experience capsizing in a dinghy. She was having difficulty explaining how she felt and rationalising her reluctance to sail again despite us and her feeling that she would enjoy it. I spoke to Nikk about this, and without hesitation, Nikk flexed her coaching skills and applied her techniques to our situation with dramatic (positive) effect. Instantly our daughter felt at ease with Nikk and was very open to receiving help for this fear which had continued to grow over time. With absolute delight, our daughter confidently sailed the next morning and thoroughly enjoyed herself stating ‘I don’t know what I was worried about’. Thank you sincerely Nikk for helping… we look forward to taking to the water as a family in the near future.

Narelle Mais –
Mt Eliza

Deep sense of calmness & certainty of my future

I have just had the most incredible NLP session with Nicole. She was able to help me with dealing with suppressed emotions of anger and sadness. I thought I was doing pretty well manage these emotions but was able to understand through our session that I in fact wasn’t manage these emotions at all. Nicole was able to help me through a NLP process look at my emotions and as a result, within a very short period of time after the session, I feel a deep sense of calmness and certainty of my future.

Craig Christie –
Director , ASI Planning

More productive and have a clearer vision

I recently engaged Nicole’s services because I felt there were things holding me back in my business. Nicole was quickly able to identify what my problems were, and successfully coach me through them. As a result, I am more productive and have a clearer vision for my business going forward. I would recommend Nicole’s services to anyone looking to take their business to the next level.

Trent Alexander –
Financial Planning Expert

My business outlook changed immediately

“After managing the many roles within my small architectural practice over a number of years, I had started to feel work consuming me and the work life balance was slipping further away. I realised that I did not have any clear personal or business goals for the future and was working longer hours without any tangible benefit. In my quest for some guidance, the excellent credentials of ‘Vision’ caught my eye. When I sat down at the first meeting, I instantly realised that Nikki had a wealth of personal and business knowledge and very precise techniques to unlock my thinking. I was immediately able to see beyond my every day routine and frustrations and objectively analyze my current situation relative to where I wanted to be. By just tweaking a few everyday processes within my business and coupling this with a number of subtle yet powerful mindset shifts that Nikki helped me to make, my business outlook changed immediately and within a short period of time, I have benefited significantly both personally and professionally. Just one of the invaluable life lessons learned has been that the way we perceive ourselves directly impacts on what we can achieve personally and professionally. I can’t thank Nikki and her team enough for the knowledge imparted to me and how this has helped me to develop and move forward”

Michael Baker –
Director, Zenibaker Architects

Achieving pure clarity

“I felt compelled to provide some feedback on my recent experience under your coaching. I have found our sessions to be extremely beneficial and immediately rewarding, the key benefits for me were:

  • achieving pure clarity about what my core values are (not just what sounded good to others or what a successful person would aspire to)
  • understanding more about how I am motivated and how to optimise my personal drive
  • forming a renewed and more targeted approach to my business and achieving my objectives
  • taking a different approach to advising clients within my own business (I learned some great questioning techniques!

After investing in your coaching, I can thoroughly recommend a consultation to anyone that is serious about being a more integrated and successful person. If you have any prospective clients that want an independent opinion before investing in coaching through you, you are welcome to pass on my mobile number and my e-mail address.”

Sam Danckert –
Director, Abode Mt Martha

I’m blown away

“I just wanted to thank you for the coaching sessions to date. I must say I’m blown away with how much we’ve covered and the positive affect it’s having on my life.It’s quite a journey and I must admit initially it felt a little confronting, but definitely thought provoking. From there my conditioned mind and ingrained habits have begun to change, as my mind opens up to what are prettygreat and positive initiatives that I will continue to embrace and practice.I’m loving this new energy and outlook.
Thank you.”

Ian Dawson –
Telstra

I feel strong, confident & congruent

“Despite having previously created a great business, when I started my coaching program with Nikk, I felt uncertain, apprehensive & confused about where I was heading with my current business and my life. Within a few short months, I feel strong, confident & congruent with where I’m heading. The action taken at work is now focussed and results orientated. And as an unexpected addition, the quality of my relationships has improved, both with myself and others, due to the insights I had along the way. I highly recommend Nikk and Inspire Tribe to anyone looking for that missing piece in their puzzle.”

Tom Karamzalis –
Soda Property Group

Clarity, momentum and firm action plans

Working with Yolande provided a wonderful opportunity for me to work on our business in a structured way. It created the space which is otherwise challenging to find when juggling a busy life. As my husband and I live and work in the same business together, this space with Yolande was essential for me in moving forward in both my personal and professional life.

My husband has been working with Nikk separately and we now have a common language and direction around moving forward together in our professional roles and are 100% on the same page. I think navigating this separately, but ultimately together has really launched us into a new phase in our business and personal relationships.

I loved that I completely trusted the process and felt it was right for me. I loved that Yolande authentically supported me with some of the challenges that come from juggling kids, a business and partners as she and Nikk share this dynamic.

I was looking for greater purpose and direction as well as to connect more deeply to those around me and what I gained from this 6-month coaching is clarity, direction and momentum!

The best way I can describe my experience with InspireTribe is, as a way to cut through the bullshit I tell myself that ultimately stands in my way of making great changes possible.

What I really enjoyed about my coaching with Yolande was a chance to debrief and explore alternate perspectives on challenging situations and an opportunity to discuss work with someone other than my husband.

It has also assisted with recognising opportunities and has changed the timeline around some of my personal, family and business plans.

The key insights I’ve learned about myself through the InspireTribe framework would be around the control I have in choice. I now have clarity and momentum and some firm plans in action.

I always walked away feeling empowered and focused and although I don’t always feel comfortable being so vulnerable, there was a level of trust that allowed me to be as honest as I could be. I always found Yolande caring, honest, intuitive, empathetic, resourceful, and inspiring to be around!

I am looking to continue this coaching in the future once I have worked through what Yolande has assisted me to already put in place and I would highly recommend this coaching to anyone who feels like there is more to gain from life but is a bit stuck.

Mel Reynolds –
Director, Raw Travel, Mornington Peninsula

I needed to get on top of things fast

When I started with Yolande, I was seeking a heap of change, there were plenty of things in my life that I needed to get on top of and fast as everything seemed to be getting worse.

I was totally at the mercy of many things in my life and was struggling to take control. One of the first things I learnt was to see that who I was being, was totally affecting my inner and outer worlds, and how I was totally responsible for the stress in my life. I always thought I had to be in control of situations and people but it was a losing battle.

Learning to let go of that control and focus on myself was a huge turning point in my coaching, Yolande has this fabulous ability to articulate my thoughts and feelings in a way that really resonates with me in a way I’ve never thought about before. It was in gaining a deep understanding of my patterns that I ran through and Yolande giving me conscious awareness of them, that I was able to change.

I started shifting who I was being, I saw the world differently and I started doing things in different ways, and of the course the outcomes shifted too!

My communication skills have improved to a place where I can be honest with myself and others about the way I am feeling, and I’m also experiencing a greater sense of calm and less stress! My anxiety went from very high to almost gone to barely ever showing up, as I trust myself enough to make decisions for the best possible outcome that sees me feeling ‘looked after’, (by me!)

Holding my boundaries and expressing my expectations to people has significantly reduced my stress levels! I now know how to look after me, so my world is calmer, my family is happier and I feel like a different person!

Nicola Cust –
Mornington Peninsula

If you want to change your life, work with these guys!

When I think back to before I started coaching it’s like I’m looking at a different life that I don’t even recognise anymore. That life was full of struggle, effort, emptiness and stress. I felt so disconnected to myself that when I thought about who I was I was filled with this kind of empty void. I felt like I didn’t know ‘ME’.

I can’t even begin to describe how much insight into myself coaching has given me. I integrate what I’ve learnt from coaching into every single day, through the language Yolande has taught me & the way I view & approach the world and my life. Coaching with Inspire Tribe has made it crystal clear that I could keep setting all the goals in the world, but unless I felt good within myself it would be a constant struggle to achieve them.

I just loved the way I felt like both coaches really had my back; even though my sessions were with Yolande I could feel Nikk’s support at the back end. I also, really appreciated Yolande’s no bullshit approach – She has this incredible way of “seeing” you; seeing things in you that you can’t see yourself, which she then – sometimes gently, sometimes forcefully – shows to you and helps you to understand. This was then followed up by this overwhelming feeling she gave me that it was ok to express myself, this was something I’d never really experienced speaking to anyone else before.

Now, even though there are still things that I sometimes struggle with, things that require my effort and stress me out, I’m facing them head on & viewing them as exciting challenges that help me grow and develop as a person. I can’t even begin to tell you how much better life is when you can consistently feel this way!

Coaching also helped me decide how I wanted to make money, and I’m now earning more than I ever have before! I’d say the true value that coaching has added is the difference between succeeding and failing in the business overall – without coaching, I don’t think I could have got it off the ground in the first place.

I’ve been able to change the course of the direction of my life, by stepping up & taking charge – in my work, in my relationships and most importantly in myself!

Kate Monk –
Kimira Studio, Mornington Peninsula

Just do it!

I started coaching with Inspire Tribe because I was stuck in my business and struggling to make ends meet. It has been a little over 6 months since I finished coaching with Yolande – I am more connected to myself and my potential, am experiencing more clarity and confidence in my decisions, my relationship has gone to the next level and I am enjoying a level of financial freedom I’ve never had before. When I started I couldn’t believe that I was spending what felt like the last of my savings on coaching but have zero regrets – it has been a truly life changing experience. Just do it.

Kendall Monk –
Owner, Mornington Peninsula

Embedded change, enabling me to reach my goals easier!

It’s an amazing feeling being much more focused and aware these days like I haven’t been before, as it definitely now makes reaching my goals a lot easier! After my mentoring and coaching experience with Yolande at InspireTribe I spend more time than I used to taking in information before reacting to a lot of things. Which has been a huge improvement in my family dynamic, my relationships and professionally also. In the past I would have jumped to conclusions too quickly, and probably ended up in situations I really would have liked to have avoided… But now I feel a lot calmer and able to feel through situations and then respond with what feels right for me and the results have been great! I loved that my mentoring was casual and not super formal, it was nice to come into a space each session that felt relaxed. I was challenged for sure, but I always felt comfortable with Yolande. She is extremely supportive minus the (bullshit) which I found refreshing and freeing. I now feel that there is more internal joy I feel than ever before. Mindset coaching is incredible! The biggest thing I learnt was that every problem I have ever discussed came right back to me and that I was the cause and also the solution to my problems. This mindset shift has changed the way I view many things and experiences in my life and I think about my investment in mentoring as an investment in myself. I think if I had gone to see a psychologist it would have cost me much much more in time and dollars overall than seeing Yolande. Practicing what I was taught is now embedded and a lot of the time it is second nature. And at times when life throws a curve ball its now a good challenge to unfold.

Tanvi Chalke –
Sandhurst

My work life and relationships have taken a big shift for the better

I would like to thank both Nikk and Yolande very much for your coaching. It’s certainly helped me in so many ways. My work life has taken a big shift for the better. The direction feels so much more congruent & inspiring. And then my relationships are better than they’ve been for a very long time, and continuing to improve. The most amazing thing about this last 6 months is that key people have totally changed the way they interact with me. It’s because I’ve done the same in a myriad of little ways, but it’s nothing short of spectacular the change that it has brought. It’s funny – it’s almost been without me really trying. Who knew those Pillars could be so powerful?! 🙂 There is still much room for improvement but it’s a great feeling to be on an upward trending path! Thanks both for your insight, clarity, frankness, and honesty.

Gina Kenah –
Associate Director, Collingwood

An insight into how I’m feeling mid-coaching programme

I’m currently feeling lighter internally free and calm. I like this feeling it’s as if all the heavy weight I was carrying (expectations, doubts, stress etc.) is lifted and I get to thank myself – and you for that.

I’m feeling thankful that I made the decision to sign up to InspireTribe and grateful that I’m in a position to focus on my personal development. I feel blessed and very fortunate.I feel that everyone deserves the opportunity to see the world that I do now it’s a game changer.

I feel more energised today than I did yesterday and I’m committed to showing myself love everyday It’s working my internal self is also very thankful that I’m working to be more open I’ve deprived myself of true connections for so long. It’s refreshing to be openand vulnerable and for my relationships to strengthen through that it’s not as hard as I thought it would be. In fact it’s pretty easy mindful that I’m still learning and have more work to do having the tools and pillars really help the mystical pillars MAKE SENSE yay!

I’ve been thinking about my mindset transformation over the past few months and how that is a contributor to my new relationship success and feeling the way I do allowing myself to acknowledge those feelings and feel into and think through them has intensified my connection.

So, I suppose what I’m saying is that you’ve helped me find love love for myself and others thanks! You’re ace!

Mel Ryan –
Mornington Peninsula

More valuable than a Masters

The authenticity of Yolande and her approachable personality made my recent mentoring with InspireTribe, life changing! Having learnt that my feelings are pretty intuitive and they have a lot to say, I’ve been using them a heap more to guide my in decisions. My  biggest acknowledgements from the mentoring would have to be:

  1. Before coaching I was guarded and very much a ‘closed’ person. Whilst warm and kind, I was not open or vulnerable. Hiding behind the internal walls I had built to protect myself.

The shift in mindset allowed me to embrace openness and vulnerability, and in turn love myself and others. I have never experienced love or connection with others like I do now!

  1. Before coaching I had suffered from PTSD and anxiety.

The shift in mindset allowed me to acknowledge, own and remove the triggers associated with this. I have not experienced any PTSD or anxiety related issues since accepting one of InspireTribe’s key philosophy.   I’m using many of their insights to move forward in my life as I’m choosing joy and happiness over (perceived) obligation and responsibilities which is a massive shift in my thinking. Changing my mindset WAS my goal when I committed to mentoring and I’ve achieved it and I trust that everything else will fall into place as a result of choosing ‘green squares’. Green squares is something that I learnt and is key in bringing in more happiness and success! Specifically I am now experiencing that:

  • I’m more empathetic and understanding
  • I’m more open and authentic
  • I am empowered and can empower others
  • My self-confidence is off the charts and my anxiety is gone!

Was the coaching worth the investment?

  • Absolutely. No question.
  • In comparison, I would spend the same amount on 2-3 Uni subjects.
  • The education and awareness I have gained about myself (and in-turn, others) is more valuable than either of the Master Programs I have undertaken!!!

Mel Ryan –
Mornington Peninsula

For people who are already successful

I would recommend coaching with ‘Inspire Tribe’ for people who are already successful and are seeking an expert to bring out the best in them.  The specific benefits I am now experiencing due to spending time with Yolande has led to me having greater confidence within myself and my decisions across both personal and business.

I have truly enjoyed my coaching relationship with Yolande Hughes.  This is largely due to her expertise at assisting me to look at things from different perspectives, taking the emotion out of different experiences and being able to assess the situation clearly. The insights I have gained from being coached have been the way that I make my own reality and that I’m stronger than I thought I’d be.  I’m using these insights now to slow down in my decision making process and not to getting caught up in the drama of situations. I love my strength and determination that I now have. Yolande Hughes is open, kind and best of all challenges my thinking and she brings the best out in me!”

Melaine Gleeson –
co-founder endota

Unburden myself from a lifetime of stuff

To say that you meet someone and feel as though your life has been changed because of it, is a tired and worn out old line. Unless it is true! We take the knocks and the worries on the chin and move stoically on. I am sure that many, like me, go through a lifetime without emptying the buckets of pain and discomfort, because “who would understand. It is my problem and I will deal with it”. Yolande would say that these are the part of the strategies by which we then live our lives. The decisions that we made which are now not relevant or required, if they ever were and that by developing a new strategy we can get rid of the rubbish that has directed us to places that we don’t need to be. She refers to finding the pearl at the end of the string and that by releasing it, all the others fall away after it. It is true. Some may say that it is mumbo jumbo and why wouldn’t they? Neuro-Linguistic Programming sounds off the wall, but it works. It helped me to understand how to react, communicate and manage my day to day existence in a much clearer and understanding way. Yolande enabled me to unburden myself from a lifetime of stuff I didn’t need and clear a “physical” headache that was 3 months old. I don’t believe that you need to have a current issue to talk to Yolande and go through NLP, you may just need to want to be better at living and working with those around you. Yolande is a gift that anyone who wants to gain more out of life should treat themselves to.

Barry –
Director PenIntel, Mt Eliza

Improved in all areas of my life

I have improved in all areas of my life in many wonderful ways, Yolande is like a locksmith that helps you unlock potential that you may be unable to see in yourself, she will carefully and effectively lead you to the space you are wanting to go but may have been unable to see for your self. Don’t think for a moment she will do all the work for you, this requires full involvement from you and the more you engage the better the outcome for you. You may be already highly successful but you know deep down you could improve. The written word cannot in any way display the positive impact this has had on my life, but what’s more important the ripple effects it will have on my wonderful wife and children for generations to come, may you make a wise but important decision.

Scott Baker –
Director Operations, Twin Towers Trading

Uncover the person you are

Have you ever been to a restaurant and the menu said chose any meal you want and we will cook it? No! They always have what they think you want and hope that you will chose something from that menu that you may like. That’s what a traditional business coach is like it’s a limited choice with limited results almost a one size fits all. I have worked with a business coach before and it was a good meal at reasonable price and the menu had variety. I have also worked with Yolande and the difference was like have a Michelin 5 star chef cooking in my home the fresh foods that I love in the style I adore not only did she cook up this amazing meal but gave me the tools and tutoring so I could do it when she was gone so I could continue to do this on an ongoing basis. There is really no comparison in the quality the style and the RAW results Yolande is able to help for you achieve for yourself and for your business. I would say that 1 hour spent with Yolande would be worth more than 2 months with a general Business Coach. Yolande succinctly and accurately helps you uncover the person you are, the person you want to be and the results you need to achieve to get there, and when she does, look out! The rest falls into place with speed and accuracy!

Scott –
Business Owner, Mornington

More clarity around my life purpose

I underwent the Inspire Tribe Coaching program with Yolande and the effect has been so insightful and invaluable. Before entering into this course I was so far away from having sense of direction in my life and clarity around my life’s purpose. I had so many dreams and desires to start and set out to achieve, but had no idea of where to start. I felt so unbelievably drained by my fuzzy thinking and stop starting behaviour. The transformation that began to unfold through these sessions with Yolande was in two words Life Changing. I began to have a sense of who I was, why I’m here and what has been holding me back from achieving my greatness and purpose in life. It couldn’t come at a better time for me as I so unbelievably confused and was about to make one of the biggest decisions in my life. With Yolande’s comforting and caring nature I was able to share my inner thoughts and desires with her, and her communicational skills made the whole experience even more pleasurable. Accompanied by Yolande’s brilliance of unfolding my deep inner thoughts I was able to transform some very old beliefs and habits that have stopped me from achieving my very best. Yolande has been a blessing in my life and her support has been outstanding. I have more clarity around my life purpose and have developed a better sense of direction. My confidence has lifted and I feel as though I can now go on and achieve anything that I desire to do. The tools that were available to me have been very useful and I will continue to use them throughout my journey. This coaching is to date the best self-transformation investment that I have ever chosen to undertake.
Thank you Yolande you have changed my life

Sharon –
Trainer, Frankston

Genuinely happy and everyday I am grateful

Your sessions really brought out and consolidated a lot of what I learnt over the most recent few years, but struggled to own and live out without your assistance. Now I actually genuinely look forward to work, I’m actually excited! And all the staff have noticed how happy my patients are when they leave and also how much busier I am becoming. I am also genuinely happy and everyday I am grateful. I am much lighter. I connect with people so much easier. The issue with feeling self-conscious has completely gone and people repeatedly comment to me that they like this new version of me! When nothing significant has happened I’ll catch myself smiling happily in the car for no reason! The stage I am at now I feel I am finally heading down the awesome direction that I was seeking I wanted to tell you all this, to thank you so much for your help in getting me to this stage. I am so very relieved that I am finally here. I have been so much happier since our coaching. A lot of things have just fallen in to place. I am so much more confident. And I wanted to say that you have helped calm me and attract positive experiences into my life. Your ability to tune in to a person and flow with the situation is great you are flexible and able to meet the needs of the client on any given session. I now truly believe all the tools that I need are within myself. Thanks again for all your help!

Fiona –
Health Professional, South East Melbourne

Helped fast track all my goals

Life coaching with Yolande completely changed my outlook, it allowed me to TAKE CONTROL of my own life, provided answers, gave me direction and most importantly the personal growth that I achieved during that short time frame was phenomenal! I started life coaching purely because I was intrigued, before starting I was a bit cocky and thought ‘well I do have my life pretty well put together, I know what I want…. how would someone else really be able to help if I didn’t feel like I need much help!?’ – Ohhh how I was wrong!! – Yolande helped fast track all my goals that I had given 2 years to achieve within 3 months and helped me move on from events which I didn’t even realise at the time were impacting me negatively. My relationship with my partner of 10 years is stronger than ever & I have just opened my first successful business and through now knowing my own “values & boundaries” (thanks to Yolande), I have an amazing team working with me.  Tragically my mother passed away towards the end of coaching, if you asked me a year ago how would I react if my mother died, honestly I would have told you I wouldn’t know what to do, my world would end too. Through coaching and the personal, emotional and mental growth I achieved in this time with Yolande, I actually surprised myself – I was able to accept her death and start to become at peace with it, anything negative I felt I chose to change and focus on the positives, or used it as motivation to help me move forward. Yolande’s ongoing support through phone calls and emails outside of our appointment times was above and beyond what I expected- she is genuinely caring, helpful, kind and her words of wisdom can help transform anyone’s life in a positive and fast way. Life coaching was the best thing I have ever done for myself! I would recommend anyone, of any age to do it. I will definitely be back for future coaching! Thank you so much Yolande, I truly don’t think you understand how much the coaching changed my life for the better.

Gemma Linnell –
Business Owner, Rosebud

My life has changed

I feel so blessed to have had coaching with Yolande! My life has changed so much over these 6 months. I must admit, in the beginning when mindset coaching was suggested I was a bit reluctant. I was sure that it wasn’t going to get me out of the slump I was in, but boy was I wrong! This coaching program has been more valuable and rewarding than I could have ever imagined! When I first came to see Yolande I was lost, confused and depressed. But thanks to her amazing coaching, I can now confidently say that I am none of those things anymore!  She has not only opened my eyes but changed my way of thinking.  I am now in control of my thoughts, feelings and emotions. I have never felt more empowered! I have learnt so much about myself, and grown so much as person. I am so happy to now have sense of direction and much more of a positive outlook on life. It was incredible to have someone to talk to who completely understood everything I said, felt and thought.  For the things she has taught me, and all that I have learned, I will be forever grateful. Thank-you for breaking me out of my comfort zone, I am now excited for the opportunities life has to offer.  You’re a life changer!

Steph Phillps –
Mornington Peninsula

Changed responses to the pressures

Yolande was brilliant at giving me the tools and clarity of thought that has allowed me to very quickly change the way in which I was able to respond to the pressures I was facing post-divorce and the taking on of full time custody of my teenage children. She helped me to discover visual cues specific to my situation that have been so important to helping me to both modify my own responses, but also greatly assisted me with the guidance I have been able to provide my children. Yolande has a genuine care for her client. Without bogging down in the detail of my issues, she had a remarkable ability to identify behavioral patterns and to give me practical guidance on better alternatives. I was never going to be interested in the theories of coaching. I wanted practical advice and that is exactly what I received from Yolande. The difference Yolande made for me at a very difficult time in my life was profound.

John Peterson –
Business Owner, Frankston

Full faith in my new abilities

I spent 6 months with Yolande and my investment was 100% well spent!!  Looking now at the big picture of it all. Yolande was like a big, heavy-duty removalist, helping me to rid my mind of a lot of old unwanted, out of date, heavy stuff. Imagine wading through all that dark and dusty stuff every time I wanted to make a simple decision. Well that’s how it felt. Now instead of repeating the wasted years of ruminating and driving myself crazy, I am able to move quickly into a more useful, productive way of feeling and thinking and I’m able to decipher what’s actually going on, and not getting clogged and bogged down. I have full faith in my new abilities to be observant, think through things and confidently create the life I want. This ability of my changed way of thinking and processing, has also shown me how and why I used to get depressed and that is an amazing, liberating feeling, knowing I have total control and no longer fear this shadow.

Kim –
Tyabb

I felt for the first time, clarity

When I sat in front of Yolande for the first time I was still completely devastated from my husband leaving me suddenly 18 months before. I had been to many different councilors but still felt shattered, alone and scared. Within 30 minutes Yolande had sent me down a completely different mindset. Within an hour I understood empowerment. By the end of my session I felt, for the first time, clarity and a positive path forward that has continued and grown since. We all want a quick fix when we feel so destroyed after separation. However Yolande’s approach to the healing process makes that journey a discovery of yourself, which ultimately frees you from anger, upset and grief.

Jill Duggan –

Come to terms with the end of the relationship

I was struggling with feelings of loss, failure and a lack of direction after my relationship ended. The coaching i received was unbelievably powerful in helping me to come to terms with the end of the relationship, feel good about myself again and gain a sense of direction in regard to the things I wanted to achieve for my future. I cannot recommend the coaching with Yolande highly enough, she helps you find your own tools to move on from the past, gain clarity in the present and find new motivation for the future. I found it to be life changing!”

Barrett Houston –
Franchise Owner Jim’s Computer Services, Sommerville

Turns impossibilities into possibilities

I initially approached Yolande to seek assistance and guidance on a possible career change but she has helped me rework so much more in my life than just my career. Yolande turns impossibilities into possibilities and has helped me change the way I see, think about and do things in a much more productive way. I highly recommend Yolande to anyone who is uncertain about anything in their life

Miffy –
Personal Assistant

Define who I am but where I want to go

I underwent the 12 week Coaching Transformation course and the effect it has had upon me was invaluable. Before undertaking the course, not only was I so far removed from understanding my true self and nature, my confidence was low and I felt confused as to what I wanted and who I was. Being a single mother I had become used to running on auto pilot, seemingly unconscious and allowing life to just happen without taking charge. Yolande’s professionalism and expertise, coupled with her unwavering support and ease of communication enabled me to not only define who I am but where I want to go and how to achieve it. She has been an ongoing support and with the aid of this program I was able to figure out my dreams and aspirations and how to truly make them happen. I feel more capable of determining my life’s ambitions and my confidence and sense of self-worth has increased immensely. The tools and resources that were available I will be able to reference again and again. This has enabled me to discover the true meaning of living a highly achievable and incredible quality of life. It is to date one of the best investments I have ever made.

Jess –
Yoga teacher, Mornington

Positively disrupting teams

InspireTribe’s monthly business programme was a great way for us to see our team in a whole new light. Having their mindset challenged allowed both the individuals themselves and us as business owners to see just how much they were really capable of. This programme shone the light on areas for improvement, and it showed a number of key team members how to significantly reduce their stress and anxiety levels. As a result those individuals have stepped up and taken on further personal responsibility and they feel great about being able to do so. It’s been such a positive on so many different levels.If you want your team, positively disrupted, so they can let go of old behaviours and embrace new ones, highly recommend the InspireTribe team!

Shannon Smit & Nadia Hughes –
Smart Business Solutions, Mornington

My work life and relationships have taken a big shift for the better

I would like to thank both Nikk and Yolande very much for your coaching. It’s certainly helped me in so many ways. My work life has taken a big shift for the better. The direction feels so much more congruent & inspiring. And then my relationships are better than they’ve been for a very long time, and continuing to improve. The most amazing thing about this last 6 months is that key people have totally changed the way they interact with me. It’s because I’ve done the same in a myriad of little ways, but it’s nothing short of spectacular the change that it has brought. It’s funny – it’s almost been without me really trying. Who knew those Pillars could be so powerful?! 🙂 There is still much room for improvement but it’s a great feeling to be on an upward trending path! Thanks both for your insight, clarity, frankness, and honesty.

Gina Kenah –
Associate Director, Collingwood

I invested in myself and started to blossom!

I commenced as InspireTribe’s bookkeeper, 20 months prior, & whilst I was successfully running my own bookkeeping/consulting business, I was struggling with other facets of my life, which I felt was creeping into my business life, & I knew that I could not allow this to happen. I approached Nikk, to enquire about committing to the programme, after listening to other clients, watching webinars & reading their monthly blogs, I felt that on both a business & personal level that I could benefit greatly. At the time, I was probably at my lowest low of my life, overwhelmed, battling a difficult divorce with an abusive ex-husband, which involved the custody of our only child, & the merging of my business with another company, that was time consuming, difficult & extremely hard work, it really took every ounce of my wellbeing & happiness. At this point that I was so deflated & struggling to smile & feel happiness, I had become a shell of a person, & was doubting my ability to move forward. With Nikk’s support, advice & encouragement (& homework), I quickly saw the positives of a very sad & negative situation. I took ownership & steps in the right direction, & in a very short period of time I felt a sense of strength, happiness & satisfaction. I started to make decisions that I felt were right & I stopped procrastinating about every decision or move I made. I invested in myself, & I started to blossom! I still have days of sadness & regret, but I have learnt through “thinking & feeling” how to deal with my thoughts & actions. What I have learnt from Nikk & Yolande, has helped set me up for life, & they are lessons that I use everyday & develop more & more with each experience. I also have the ability now to assist my son & pass on these lessons, in a “mother-son” relationship. My experience was empowering & uplifting & gave me confidence to move forward, & not to look back! No more negative voices in my head, it is great!

Melissa Newsome –
Exceptional Business Consulting Group, Gold Coast

Find myself looking at the big picture

Inspire Tribe has helped me to look at situations in a different frame of mind with work and personal life. I now find myself looking at the big picture and being positive rather than concentrating on the negative. Thinking in this mind set can really improve your average day whether you’re at work, out with friends or with family.

Beau Wilson –
Sydney

A new way of approaching situations

Hi guys, Just a quick note to say I have really enjoyed participating in your Inspire Tribe series and have found it a really useful way to remain focused on what is important. What helped the most was the regular reminder (roughly every two weeks) to prioritise values and offer a new way of approaching situations.
All the best.

Campbell Craig –
The Sports Injury Clinic

Our team is certainly a closer unit

Our team has gathered a great deal from the Webinar series. To sit together as a team and be challenged to think openly about the finer points of how and why we approach day to day interactions and situations has been very rewarding. Our team is certainly a closer unit due to the success of the program.

James Miller –
Frankston

Overcoming fear and turning it into fuel

Unlocking my thoughts was considered to be a mission impossible for most people…. including myself! It only took Nikk a couple of Inspire Tribe webinar sessions to have all the locks smashed, and for the first time I had the courage to extract my believes and opinions on different aspects of life and put them on the table, which enabled me – with Nikk’s help – to do the required transformation to accept new life changing views. Amongst many things I’ve learnt during the webinar series, I’ve learnt to be in control rather than being controlled, by overcoming fear and turning it into fuel to tackle what seemed to be scary situations. Consequently, I was able to not only take charge in different circumstances, but also to make a positive difference at work, within my community….and most importantly at home!

Nader Awad –
Berwick

This is my life” and I must take responsibility

The Inspire Tribe webinar has been enlightening for me. It made me understand that my values and beliefs are ever changing and at the same time analyse what my priorities in life are.  I understand the benefits of using filters to take only information that feels good and takes my life into the right direction. I now understand that “this is my life” and I must take responsibility for my actions. It has changed the way I react to other people and events. It has definitely been an impact on my life going forward ensuring that I am in a good place at work and in my personal life. I would recommend the Inspire Tribe webinar. There will be something you will take from the webinar that will change you for the better going forward.

David Sharp –
Vision Finance

Improved my relationships in the workplace and at home

It’s amazing how taking 1 hr out of the working day to do an Inspire Tribe webinar can plant a seed for a life changing or improving effect. I have found the Inspire Tribe webinars to be engaging, interactive, fun, thought provoking and empowering sessions. Each session covers a different topic of personal development that, layer by layer and reveals the power we have in ourselves to create positive change. It is literally mind blowing how simply being more aware of my thoughts, feelings and actions has improved my relationships in the workplace and at home, the choices I make, and my overall happiness. I would not hesitate in recommending Inspire Tribe – the more teams and individuals who can access these sessions can only improve their lives even more, both personally and professionally.
Thanks Inspire Tribe!”

Rachelle Thomsen –
Rosebud

Well and truly exceeded my expectations

Inspire Tribe was extremely helpful for me and my team. Nikk and Yolande totally challenged our thinking and I would recommend any type of business to join in. It was fun, friendly, unique and great to get the team together and have everyone participate. It well and truly exceeded my expectations.

David Lennox –
VFP Sydney

Helped me with my day to day dealing of clients

Being involved in the Inspire Tribe webinar series has certainly “sparked” some new ideas and ways of thinking in how I approach my personal and professional life. I have become more aware of my actions, communication skills and thought patterns and how this impacts on my life and those around me. It has helped me with my day to day dealing of clients, which is vital as my role as an exercise physiologist requires the ability to develop good relationships with a wide variety of clients to help them achieve their goals.

Sam Gill –
The Sports Injury Clinic

I realised I didn’t know what I didn’t know

Thank you Inspire Tribe coaches, what a fabulous personal learning journey you took me on through your webinar series. The first “light bulb” moment for me was when I realised I didn’t know what I didn’t know as I travelled through life doing the best I thought I could and being content in that life. I didn’t know that with a better understanding of myself, my feelings, my thinking and my behaviour I could take control and live truer to my values and beliefs and be even happier. By taking responsibility for what life throws at me and how I choose to react and move forward (you call it living at cause – my major life mantra now) has empowered me, given me confidence and broadened my horizons in all areas of my life. I am still a work in progress but with the awareness and tools you provided throughout the series I am continuing to grow every day and each day it gets easier to do so!!

Janine Matthias –
Frankston South

I now have increased self awareness

I have come across many of the concepts in my life through reading and courses however, Inspire Tribe puts them altogether in a way that has refreshed and reinvigorated these ideas. I now have increased self awareness, I pause to consider how I will react, I’m aware of my habitual ways of responding, I ask if there is another way, I’m conscious of what am I filtering or focusing on, and I have a deeper understanding of others and why they say and do what they say and do! I love the webinar method of presentation of this material. Time efficient for busy people, interactive, and fun. Backed up by weekly notes and summaries of key concepts, and audios that can be downloaded in your own time, it’s a great system and accessible to everyone. The presenters of course are Marvelous!!!”

Monica Lee endota

Practical and “useable” principles

Inspire Tribe’s program has allowed me to feel more open and less reactive. Taking more responsibility for my own thoughts, feelings and outcomes.I would say it is a modern, up to date, “group” session training offering practical and “useable” principles that take anyone from any level of the business to higher levels or awareness and performance possibilities. It’s fun, it’s creative and educational. I enjoy the practicality of the sessions. I am learning to be more accountable for my thinking, rituals, habits and judgements I make. I like the connection I have also made with learning about those I spend time with and the impact of those as well as the impact my behaviours and thoughts will also have on others in my personal and professional relationships!

Georgie Wood endota

Increased ability to analyze why

The Inspire Tribe allows me uninterrupted time to reflect on where I have been, where I am at right now and where I want to get to. It’s a program that is very interactive and challenging – no one can be a passenger, everyone has to engage and it’s working for me! It is focused on the individual, but the benefits for business are clear as people are able to self reflect and become a better leader or team players! I now have increased ability to analyze why I or others behave the way we do. The importance of giving myself time to reflect and plan has been hugely beneficial and the power of using outside facilitators to challenge and provide guidance as I travel on my path of growth as been fantastic. I am now making decisions in a more reflective, confident way. Focusing on the positives in my life and being more active in bringing more positive elements to my life.
Thank you!”

Elizabeth Pilkington endota

Calmer in my approach to situations that flare up

I would recommend my Inspire Tribe group coaching program as it’s a therapy fix in your busy week! It is relevant on a professional and personal level! It helps with all areas of life and can be related to all circumstances and challenges you will be faced with in your business! I am using the insights from the course to move forward in my life and my business as I feel a lot more informed and in control of situations! I am able to relate and communicate better with the people around me, and it has made me much calmer in my approach to situations that flare up! I have been able to change behavioral patterns that I have learned from my parents that are no longer working for me! Such as not expressing feeling as I used to always wanted to be liked, fears of financial lack and feelings of lack of choice. Also allowing myself to receive as well as give. Nikk and Yolande make you think differently about yourself and others! They draw on personal examples. Also they are inspiring as they have created the ideal lifestyle for themselves so it can be done!!”

Yvette Lever endota

Feel and act a whole lot more authentically

The Inspire Tribe Next Level Mindset program, in a nutshell, has given me the insight and confidence to live a much healthier and well balanced life.  The insights that I have learnt and/or have been reinforced through the programme have allowed me to feel and act a whole lot more authentically both in my personal and professional life…   After all these years I understand how to constructively communicate the whole spectrum of emotions including frustration, anger and disappointment without it creating further damage. Thank you to Nikk and Yolande for being so open, sharing and real in their teachings!

Catherine Matthews –
CSC Advisor, Human Resources Expert

Practical, positive and effective strategies

I am writing to to thank you so much for the services that you and the team at Inspire Tribe have provided. I have particularly found the concept of the webinar stimulating, engaging and best of all inspirational. The format is interactive and lots of fun. I have also found that the topics each week have provided me with a understanding of myself and the way in which I approach all things. These realization assist me everyday with the way I  approach my work and my private life with practical, positive and effective strategies that not only work, but make me feel terrific at the same time. I have also noticed a positive spinoff with my colleagues too! I now feel empowered and ready to face the next challenge with confidence and enthusiasm. Thank you, so much, I wish I’d had the opportunity to do this years ago.

Steve Hofer –
WKH Architects

Remarkable life shifts

I have done many courses over the years and read widely.  So when I started the Next Level Mindset on-line group coaching programme with my team I was expecting some new & interesting information.  What I found however was that group coaching, as provided by Inspire Tribe, can provide remarkable life shifts to each of the individuals within the group no matter their starting point.  The concepts we worked through have virtually infinite depth so as participants, with the time and guidance given by Nikk & Yolande, we were all able to take our understanding to a deeper level, whatever that meant for each of us.  It was literally life changing for me.

Jennifer Wade –
Senior Human Resources Manager, CSC