About us

Hi, I’m Anky and I’m an experienced life coach, positive parenting coach and organisational change manager. At Cohesive Coaching I have successfully helped numerous clients develop new skills, achieve their goals and deal successfully with change, whether the change is initiated by them or thrust on them by circumstances. In the process they develop more positive mindsets and become more confident, resilient and happier.

As a positive parenting trainer I help my clients gain more knowledge and practical tools to raise happy, confident and resilient kids.

I’m no stranger to change myself, having moved countries twice – at the age of 13 I moved halfway across the world from Holland to New Zealand (having to learn a new language), and then my family and I moved to Australia 25 years later. I had a family at a young age and went back to University at 30 to complete a degree. I have also run several successful businesses.

I am passionate about helping people live enjoyable and rewarding lives and create positive family dynamics where children thrive, and I have helped many clients achieve. I incorporate positive psychology methods, neuroscience concepts, and Circle of Security and Triple P Positive Parenting material in my coaching (as well as other techniques) to effectively help you deal with changes, develop new skills, achieve your goals and generally create a happier life.

My corporate coaching experience includes effective change management and transition coaching to help lower resistance and increase acceptance of changes, raising team morale, improving team image and unity, resolving bullying and breaking down ‘them and us’ cultures.

What sets me apart from other coaches are my qualifications related to life coaching, positive parenting, team coaching, executive coaching and positive psychology coupled with my solid experience successfully helping clients. This will save you money as I can help you with just about everything you’d like to work on.

Whether you want improvements in your health, career, family situation, relationships, business, mindset, confidence or resilience I can help you achieve the positive outcomes you want. I can also help you understand and resolve any blockages which have stopped you from doing this so far and motivate and encourage you along the way to achieve the successful outcomes you desire!

Based on the successful improvements I have helped numerous clients achieve over the last decade, I am confident that you will also achieve positive improvements as long as you follow the actions you commit to at each session.

Don’t wait any longer – call me now to start achieving your positive goals. The sooner you call, the sooner things will change for the better!

“If you’re feeling stuck, have some unresolved issues and need some help to move forward, do yourself a favour and see Anky! Anky is an amazing listener, non-judgmental and highly skilled. She has really helped me to develop the skills I needed to move forward. Highly recommended.”

Nominated as a finalist in the Peace Makers Awards 2021

Nominated as an AusMumpreneur 2020 Finalist

Nominated as an AusMumpreneur 2020 Finalist

Featured in Cosmopolitan Feb 2017 edition

Featured in Cosmopolitan Feb 2017 edition

Cohesive Coaching Core Values

  • Making a Difference

    Helping others feel better, achieve their goals and make positive improvements in their lives.

  • Kindness

    Being kind and considerate when dealing with others, encouraging kind behaviour.

  • Knowledge & Learning

    Constant learning and evolving through new knowledge and tools.

  • Accepting of Others

    Being respectful, accepting others as they are and accepting differences.

  • Adding Value

    Adding to the lives of clients’ with my knowledge and experience to help them maximise their life enjoyment.

  • Celebration & Fun

    Celebrating goals and achievements. Having fun whenever we can to recharge!

Qualifications and Accreditations

Cohesive Coaching Core Values

  • Advanced Certificate in Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT Mindfully)
  • Certificate IV in Life Coaching, LCIA (Life Coaching Institute of Australia)
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology (University of East London)
  • Positive Parenting (0 -12 years of age), Triple P Positive Parenting Program Provider
  • Circle of Security Parenting Program Provider
  • Achievement in Cognitive Life Coaching Approaches, LCIA
  • Achievement in Contemporary Life Coaching Approaches, LCIA
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CBTA (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Australia)
  • Primary Certificate in Rational-Emotive Theory and Techniques, CBTA
  • Certificate in Executive Coaching, LCIA
  • Certificate in Workplace Coaching, LCIA
  • PROSCI certification in Change Management
  • Achievement in Effective Negotiation Skills, NZIM (New Zealand Institute of Management)
  • Certificate in Project Management, NZIM
  • Bachelor in Commerce and Administration, Victoria University of Wellington


  • Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Member of the Change Management Institute Australia
  • Member of the Institute for Learning Professionals


What people are saying about Cohesive Coaching

“Working with Anky really has changed my life. She was able to help to assist me to think more positively, to understand and appreciate who I am and showed me how I can create my own reality. Anky recommends excellent books and conducts her coaching in a relaxed and comforting environment.

I am now working in what is very close to my dream job, am enjoying a fantastic relationship with my sisters, am handling my money a lot better and experiencing abundance and more importantly I am having less eronious thoughts and emotional issues.

I would recommend to anyone who is seeking a ‘better life’ to see Anky, my life has gone from strength to strength since my coaching sessions.”

“I have learnt so much. I have a greater appreciation of myself, my surroundings and my path in life is so much clearer and most importantly I am happier.
I found Anky to be understanding, helpful, interesting, full of positive energy and would recommend her to anyone who wants to make a difference in their life.”

“I went to see Anky from Cohesive Coaching because I had been feeling like I was stuck in a tunnel without any light for a year. I found it very hard to get a clear view of where I wanted to go. I felt number and unhappy and my close relationships were suffering.
After working with Anky for 6 months I know where I’m going in life. I’m calmer and less anxious and overall life is so much better. Pretty much from our first session I started making positive changes and I’m so much happier now with the improvements I’ve made in my social life, family relationships and living situation.
I highly recommend Anky for anyone wanting to achieve positive changes and goals in all areas of their lives.”

“12 months ago, I had a list of goals a mile long and no idea of how to achieve this.

Anky’s approach was exactly what I needed to help me to get me to the root of my issues, allowing me to look at what was blocking me and allowing me to really think about what was important and to put some actions in place to make them happen. Anky also provided me with some key skills to look at things from a different perspective.

I would highly recommend Anky to anyone looking for some direction.”

“Through her coaching techniques Anky has given me a better insight to myself and taught me how to feel more confident. I now have a more pro-active approach when dealing with confronting situations, unexpected obstacles, or just simple day to day business issues.

I cannot recommend Anky’s coaching services too highly.”

“The hardest part to seeing a life coach was making that first move and contacting someone who I felt comfortable with.

With my first session with Anky I felt quite at ease and within a few sessions, I felt I had my family relationships back on track and an added bonus of a new man in my life.

I cannot thank Anky enough for her getting me on the right track with my sons and how I feel about myself.”

“I knew I had some issues, but just couldn’t put everything into perspective. Speaking to Anky on a regular basis helped me with this. We started on the most important issues and worked from there.

I found Anky to be a very positive, fun person to interact with and she was easy to talk things out with. I enjoyed the way she used the Law of Attraction as part of the coaching, it just all seemed to flow together nicely.

I found this to be a positive form of counselling.”

“To whom it may concern

I met Anky at a time in my life where I was going through some major life changes and challenges. On the outside, I appeared positive, confident and up-beat. On the inside however, I was suffering from severe depression, lack of motivation and very low self esteem.

I was ready to begin my transformation and take control of my life when, by pure chance (maybe not?), I met Anky. Anky’s unwavering support and positive encouragement combined with her brilliant insight and useful tools gave me the confidence to make positive changes in my life in a surprisingly short period of time. With her help and guidance, I have changed my life around. The practical tools she has given me will stay with me for life, ensuring that my journey is filled with success and happiness. I have finally found peace within myself.

Warmest regards”