About 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.”

“Be prepared to learn and change, Anky is a great partner for your journey.”

“Thank you for your valuable help and support. The benefits are immeasurable and every day I reflect about the changes you were able to help me through and how I approached and live my life. Heartfelt thank you.”

Featured in Cosmopolitan Feb 2017 edition
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Nominated as an AusMumpreneur 2020 Finalist
Anky with her certificates

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 generally 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.  I have helped many clients do just that.  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 16 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!

Cohesive Coaching Core Values

Making a Difference

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

Accepting of Others

Being respectful, accepting others as they are and being open to differences.


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

Adding Value

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

Knowledge & Learning

Constant learning and evolving through new knowledge and tools.

Celebration & Fun

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

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 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
  • 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

Do you want to make positive change in your life or family situation?

Book a free 15 minute discovery call with Anky to see how she can help.