Success Stories

Success Stories

Over the years I have supported hundreds of high-performing and dynamic individuals to do great things! I’m immensely grateful for the results and success stories they continue to share with me.

STUART WEST, HEAD OF HERSCHEL GIRLS’ SCHOOL

My coaching sessions with Lindsy were both leadership shaping and personally revealing. Lindsy mentored and guided me through a time of organisational change, with the subsequent challenges, opportunities and concerns that it raised among staff. She pushed me compassionately hard to face my leadership doubts and strengths, and then helped me to scaffold personal and practical steps to become the leader I aspired to be. Her directed guidance and reflections have stayed with me and continue to shape my leadership and engagements with staff. I allowed myself to grow and lean into my strengths because of her!

DR NATALIA NOVIKOVA, SPECIALIST DOCTOR IN PRIVATE PRACTICE

I met Lindsy when I attended her “Roots and Wings” parenting workshop. This was an amazing experience which helped my raise my awareness on many aspects of my life and not just parenting. Since then, Lindsy had been coaching me in a private capacity and I have found our sessions extremely valuable in my practice, as well as in my personal life. Lindsy is very experienced and she has helped me to find solutions to a number of difficult situations. I find my coaching experience has changed my life in a very positive way.

TODD ANDERSON, FOUNDER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR – TODD ANDERSON DESIGN

Lindsy’s coaching sessions have played an integral role in the way that I have been developing and growing my business. Our sessions have really helped to raise self-awareness and bring fresh perspective, allowing me to view my company through a new lens. Lindsy’s extensive experience allows her to tune into the intangibles that we often miss within our own personalities, offering a heightened appreciation of how others, including our clients may view us. These insights have helped me to understand how our self-perception can make a huge difference in achieving our life goals. Lindsy’s coaching has helped me to streamline my objectives, pushed me further as a leader and equipped me with practical tools that I now employ within the day to day running of my design business.

LOUISE DRIVER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE INDEPENDENT PHILANTHROPY ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

Lindsy coached me through a very difficult transitional phase of my career. I had to make a huge decision which would have substantial implications on both my work and family life. Through her calm, deep questioning style she helped me to see the different paths open to me, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of each, and from there I could then make a clear decision. My work with her has also allowed me to see my various patterns of behaviour, as well as the assumptions I was making in the most important relationships in my life. Through her wisdom she helped me to reflect and to change, both the way I saw and handled these relationships – which had fantastic results! Lindsy has a positive and determined energy which really galvanises one into action, and fills you with hope and optimism.

GILLIAM SWIEGERS, GILLIAM SWIEGERS CA(SA), MBA

While writing my MBA dissertation, Lindsy coached me through difficulties I had with constructive dissent in my business relationships. She provided me with a systematic approach to identify my weaknesses and strengths to realise affective solutions and a strong mindset that allowed me to overcome my stumbling blocks. I felt at ease to discuss anything with Lindsy and would recommend her one-on-one coaching skills to anyone aiming for the greatest version of him or herself.

LORETTE DE LA BAT, PRINCIPAL OF OAKHURST GIRLS’ PRIMARY SCHOOL

Stepping into the role of Principal was unknown territory for me and Lindsy provided guidance during this transition in my leadership journey. Through her personal, yet professional, approach she asked insightful questions and provided exercises that I could immediately apply to my new leadership role. There was always a balance between coaching, mentoring, informing and challenging that helped me stay committed to the process. I came away from each coaching session with self-awareness, a clear action plan and a greater self-confidence in my own ability to lead!

KELLY SCOTT – RD(SA), MPH, INDEPENDENT PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION CONSULTANT

I worked with Lindsy in my formative 20s – when I was discovering myself, and what I wanted and needed in my personal life and professional career. She guided me to observe my all-important ‘heart, head and gut’ and how their interactions informed my feelings and decisions. Lindsy’s nurturing and compassionate approach helped me to build my self-confidence and worth. By taking a step back, being vulnerable and engaging with Lindsy, I was able to see a clearer journey ahead and then action the necessary change.

KICKY STEEL, STRATEGIC CONSULTANT AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

Years later I still reflect on my coaching sessions with Lindsy. The questions she asked, the challenges she posed to me and the advice she shared with me. Time spent with Lindsy has always been enlightening and I have always grown from it. No matter what one’s area of focus/industry is, Lindsy is quick to grasp the nuances and what it will take for you to flourish in that space. She will then work with you to get you to your next level of greatness!

HELEN NANKIN, INTERIOR DESIGNER, OWNER OF GROENHOF DESIGN

I entered into a series of coaching sessions with Lindsy as I was feeling stuck in my business and family life. Within a few sessions I reconnected with my intuition, created space for myself (literally and figuratively!), gained clarity and reclaimed me. I still continue to work for myself, but I am now Helen Nankin (my married name) working for Groenhof Design (my maiden name) and with this new frame of reference I am able to move from project to project in my full creative power! Every day I still continue to apply the insights and skills, I gained during my invaluable coaching experience, to my life.

ANDREA HUGGETT, MEDICAL DOCTOR, MBA GRADUATE, STAY-AT-HOME MOM

Lindsy is an insightful coach. She helped me through a difficult time in my life when I was battling with the guilt of being a working mom and deciding next steps in my career. Through Lindsy’s careful guidance I created the space in my life to make the difficult decision to stop working while my children are under five. I am emerging from that space now and looking to make the next change in my life and I feel that the tools Lindsy gave me are still helping me navigate these decisions. I would highly recommend Lindsy to anyone trying to unlock the solutions they hold inside.

HELEN MACDONALD, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY

Working with Lindsy came at right time in my life, some months after I had been diagnosed with a serious illness. What I imagined I would discover through our time together turned out to be something different, yet much more authentic and focussed. Lindsy draws on a range of techniques which provide selective tools to use well beyond the finish of the coaching process. I constantly find myself revisiting the lessons learnt and I have participated in her follow up workshops to keep me focussed and my personal growth ever changing.

TOMBIE MITCHELL, TELEVISION DIRECTOR, AND OWNER OF CROCODILLY PRODUCTIONS

Working with Lindsy gave me a valuable paradigm shift when I needed it most! What has really impressed me though, has been the longevity of this coaching experience. Each sessions with Lindsy gave me the immediate tools that I needed at that time, further to that however, they have stayed with me long-term, in a meaningful way, creating a lasting impact on my reactions to situations, and my ability to deal with whatever I am facing.

CHARLOTTE BEACH, BUSINESS OWNER & PROPERTY INVESTOR

I met Lindsy in 2016 at a coffee morning talk she was giving as a precursor to a parenting course I later enrolled in! Despite my initial concerns it didn’t take long for me to be “fully immersed”. Not only was Lindsy very approachable but she was totally professional, well prepared and well-structured in her sessions. She listened and guided and gave us all a “safe” place to search for answers to questions. In my busy life and business career I had never really taken any time to just “stop and listen”. Listen to what was really being said or done or to consider how I was handling situations or if I could perhaps do better. This allowed me to do just that. It gave me the perfect “excuse” to factor into my own time management what turned out to be important time for “my own reflection and analysis” and the journey was extraordinary.

I went “totally outside my comfort zone” on many occasions but it felt safe to do so with Lindsy at the helm and I came through the other side relatively unscathed and much stronger. Personal life and business life require great commitment and hard work. Lindsy’s teachings provided some of the tools to use for both. So what seemed like a relatively inconsequential decision to go to that coffee morning talk, turned out to be a hugely significant one and one which I have not yet looked back from.

KATE BLAINE, CO-BUSINESS OWNER – LEARN TO LEAD.

I met Lindsy’s incredible coaching and teaching as a parent on her ‘Roots and Wings’ course. Lindsy really challenged me during this journey to reframe the stories that I held as a parent, while at the same time held me with empathy, non-judgement, acute observation and insight. Lindsy showed me how shifting small things in myself and my parenting can make a big difference.

BELINDA BURTON, TRAINED TEACHER AND UBER-MOM

Over the years I have participated in Lindsy’s workshops, courses and coaching circles, and in addition to this have received individual coaching on occasion too. Through her questioning techniques she has helped me navigate the way to the answers that are already inside each and every one of us. I now continually strive to see the world with fresh eyes, listen attentively, to ask connecting questions and to trust my intuition. My old ideas have shifted to make way for new goals and I am constantly observing, challenging and growing as an individual. Working with Lindsy has brought a consciousness to my life which I so enjoy!

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