Chris Soderiou

Chris Soderiou

I grew up believing that the most important thing was to always support each other especially in times of adversity.  My belief in social justice was born and knew I was always destined to advocate for those who didn’t have a voice. I look back at the last couple of years and laugh at the times I have procrastinated, came up with excuses and sabotaged many opportunities.  In joining this community I saw that I still had a lot of old values and beliefs that no longer worked for me and that I had to change. I have embraced many opportunities over the last year to build on my coaching ability. The journey I have been on has been a major self-awareness journey and one that continues.  The journey ahead is bright and...
Valentina Bonatti

Valentina Bonatti

 It’s amazing all the knowledge I have found here… essential and personal skills that should be taught by family and school but are not. Since March, I have a better vision of my everyday life as well as a sense of purpose and direction. I know what I want and I set goals for that. I can see the day with different eyes and mindset. I can understand my mood and change it simply by changing my physiology.  I’ve learnt how to ask great questions and how it can be a really powerful tool.  I understand that trying is the best way to get better and become successful and when you fail. I don’t consider it as failure but as feedback. The most successful people in life are the ones that never give up despite all the failures. I’ve met great and interesting people and I can share my dreams with them as well as ask for support and help. I am really excited just thinking about where this path will take me in life. I’ve found great value for myself and my family too. Now I can say: life is wonderful and there are infinite possibilities for you to become what you really want and to have what you desire. What are you waiting...
Tracy Gardner

Tracy Gardner

It took me a while to write this success story… As I sit here and re-read the belief I have on my wall, it says “Success to me is measured by the fun I am having, the lessons I learn and the people I connect with. I am already succeeding.” There has been a ton of success already and it is time to share my version of it. I have soooooo much fun, I learn something new everyday and the people I meet are AMAZING! I am now working on building a one on one coaching business. I’ve made tons of mistakes already and I intend to make lots more quickly.  I am working along side a few different businesses and opportunities keep popping up all over the place. Because I am putting myself out there, meeting people, telling people what I am doing and making it all about how I can help them, because that is what it is all about. I have had many successful moments throughout my short time so far at The Coaching Institute including a workshop I ran at my local gym, a talk to Latrobe law students, Vision on Canvas workshops at multiple locations, inspiring my networking group with a short talk. My plan is to continue combining my art and my coaching to run fun, inspiring, creative workshops that help people get to the heart of what they want and need. I am a learning machine and I have Sharon, Joe and Tony Robbins in my ear all the time, on my bike, on my runs, in my car, they are on repeat. Thank you to Sharon, The...
Kleo Merrick

Kleo Merrick

When I started this journey, I was in a place where I was extremely unresourceful… unemployed, bored, miserable, filled with self-importance. Everything was all about me. I found The Coaching Institute’s website… and I started ticking all the boxes of the characteristics of a good fit. It was me, me, me. I was emotional because somebody finally understood me. I remember very clearly signing up on a Friday… and then went straight into training. Professionally, I’ve now built a business. (I finally got business cards, which is super exciting!). I’ve starting running sales trainings monthly to help people become comfortable with selling. I work with managers and leaders running service based businesses. I wrote a book about it, too! I’m finalising cover and it’s going to print in, like, two days!! Another big moment was experiencing Sharon Pearson in Meta Dynamics when she told the coaches to start playing a bigger game. Since then, my expectations and goals have skyrocketed. And The Coaching Institute? TCI has been there every single step of the way. With everything. Truly, truly...
Megan Jaworski

Megan Jaworski

I always wanted to ‘make a difference’. After teaching for nearly seven years in five countries around the world, establishing a charity and a school in Zimbabwe for orphans and children who lived on the streets, teaching in a leper colony in India, and teaching within the private and public sector within Australia, I realised what my true passion was – changing people’s lives for the better. My coaching has led to helping so many people in such a meaningful way. Recently I ran a workshop for year nine and ten students on a model of adult development I learnt in my Meta Dynamics training. The feedback I received from the students blew my mind. About twenty students came up to me wanting to talk to me and share their story. One girl was suicidal and seeing a psychologist. She said “this is the first thing that has ever made sense to me. I can see a light now. I am not sure how to get there but I now know where I want to go.” Teenager after teenagers shared their stories. And I hugged, coached and inspired. That for me is success. I believe that success for me comes down to my mindset, the community I am involved in, my drive and passion to make a difference. I use the tools and information I am taught at TCI and I trust that it will work, every time. No one benefits by me choosing to play small. So every day I wake up and I ask myself “how am I going to choose to play big in life today? How will today...