Lynne Seddon

August 31, 2009

… the session I had gave me the clarity and the confidence to let ‘my passion be my compass’. I have coached/mentored many people myself in a professional capacity. Coaches need good coaches/counsellors and you are one of them.

– Lynne Seddon, Retreat Manager & Self Sustained Village Project Manager

A Barratt

August 31, 2009

Abby Lee has coached me on numerous occasions over many months both in formal planned sessions, as well as more informally where she was able (without prior planning) to spontaneous provide effective and insightful coaching.

I am pleased to say I found Abby’s style of coaching very effective.

Having been a coach myself for several years and received coaching by various coaches during that time, I believe I am well qualified to comment on Abby’s ability, effectiveness and style of coaching.

One thing that always stood out to me was Abby’s flexibility and breadth of knowledge across many different disciplines and coaching techniques that she would draw on depending on the issue at hand.

Her conversational questioning is very powerful as are her NLP processes. Other approaches included mind-mapping and getting me to document my thinking in ways that helped me develop new viewpoints or gain clarity and a deeper understanding of my motivation (or lack of it) or my limiting beliefs.

Abby was excellent at asking me questions that would make me really question my thinking, point of view, attitude etc. Her strength as a coach was knowing when to keep pushing me and when to persist with a line of questioning. Several times I had uncovered some meaningful insights but Abby would still continue with a confronting line of questioning and eventually I would break through a mental barrier and get a significant learning and shift in thinking. Knowing when and how far to push someone is a key strength in Abby’s coaching ability.

Abby provided valuable coaching in a variety of personal and work life areas. From an early session where she removed a compulsive desire for coffee, to using a planning method to help me decide my career direction, to gaining clarity in what is important to me in my life and where to put my focus.

Abby has both the academic understanding of various disciplines she can use in coaching, as well as an uncanny intuition to know what area to pursue and persist for me to get the maximum shift and learning in my thinking.

I am very comfortable in recommending anyone to experience Abby’s coaching.

A. Barratt, General Manager, Headland Machinery
previously Executive coach, Tasman Group & Hewsons International Coaching

N. Davis

August 31, 2009

nat-davisAbby’s work with me using various techniques including visualisation helped me to tap into my subconscious power and focus my energy on what I wanted to achieve.

Following this session I found the confidence I needed to perform well in the interview for my dream job and was able to overcome the self-doubts that were holding me back. I had the technical skills required but not the personal conviction to make it happen.

Not only did I get the job but I now understand how I can draw on this inner source energy to meet the challenges of my new role head-on. Thanks Abby!

– N. Davis, Communication Specialist

Angel Radeka

August 31, 2009

Abby is a passionate and committed personal coach. I truly felt that Abby was 150% committed in helping me achieve my goals and in motivating me to stay on track and stay true to what I wanted to achieve.

I came to Abby for coaching to work through a number of decisions I needed to make about my career.  Abby was fantastic, she was supportive, creative and flexible – she kind of had to be flexible because I was already making changes along the way to my career so there was the challenge of staying focused on the end goal while also working through the impact of all the changes!

Abby helped me to clarify what was really at the heart of my needs and to better understand my options and what each different choice meant for me personally.

I walked in with a hundred busy thoughts in my head and too many choices which felt overwhelming at times.  I came away clarified and resolved and more comfortable with the choices I needed to make.  I’ve made those big changes, I feel great about the choices I made.  Abby was a key support for me at a critical time.

– A. Radeka, Head of Marketing , Communications & Brand, Major Corporate Retailer

C Yew

August 31, 2009

I immediately liked Abby’s warm, friendly and informal approach. I found I could open up and reveal very personal issues to her. Behind that friendly approach, Abby however showed great objectivity and a keen sense of observation and listening.

Abby is very good at getting to the heart of the issue underneath layers of complexity. She asks a question and very often, the problem reveals itself. Once the problem is revealed, usually the answers follow as to the direction I wish to take. I found her method of coaching has helped me tremendously to focus on one issue at a time and hence made daunting challenges seem more surmountable.

Her generosity of spirit and her willingness to share knowledge have also expanded my awareness and given me the confidence and optimism to tackle challenges.

Altogether, I have gained a lot of confidence from Abby’s sessions, allowing me to feel more in charge of my life and to feel more optimistic about the future.

– C. Yew, Dentist/Artist

Matt McCullough

August 31, 2009

matt-mcculloughI’ve been a client with Compass Coaching for the last few months. My regular sessions with my coach Abby Lee have allowed me to see my successes and obstacles clearly and given me a new sense of focus that has produced measurable results.

To be accountable to someone who will hold me to a higher standard, whilst also being understanding of the larger context of my life has played a vital role in all that I’ve achieved over the last 6 months. I feel clearer and more focused now than ever before and I put that down to the momentum that working with Abby Lee.

I feel clearer and more focused now than ever before and I put that down to the momentum that working with Abby Lee and Compass Coaching has given me.

– M. McCulloug, Film Maker, Entrepreneur, philantropist