TESTIMONIALS

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

As a result of Anky’s coaching techniques I am now more confident, I am able to engage more easily in open conversation, not only work related but on a personal basis. I ask questions a lot more during discussions, don’t take things personally as much as I used to; I am now better equipped to find resolutions to obstacles and have a more positive perspective on a number of issues. My communication skills have improved significantly and I now have the ability to end a constructive discussion on a positive note.
I initially thought “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” however through her unique coaching techniques Anky has proven me wrong on a number of issues.
In addition to one on one coaching sessions, I have been fortunate enough to participate in a number of group coaching sessions with fellow team members.
Anky brought out the best in all of the team, and amazed us all with her special ability to have even the most sceptical, the most introverted and the most private members of the team open up and reveal their innermost concerns and attributes. In a group where 13 people from distinctly varied backgrounds and personalities come together this is no easy task.
Anky ensured that her coaching sessions were always interesting and invigorating and did not consist of just one Powerpoint slide after another, ensuring that everyone was engaged in meaningful activities throughout the session.
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.

Senior HSE Advisor, APA Group

Finding Anky was a blessing on so many levels. A life saver. I was excited and so grateful to have found her, I have learnt so much about myself. I have a greater appreciation of myself, my surroundings and my path in life is so much clearer and most importantly I am happier.
One hour sessions are just not long enough. 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.

Mele

I held off writing this testimonial for Anky as I believe you never know how far you’ve come until you’re tested. It’s one thing to say ‘I’ve done the work, I’ve set the goals, I’m on a good path’ but now when life throws a curveball (as it has since!) I have tools to help… happiness is facing true north while making room for the difficult stuff.
I came to Anky as the layers were peeling back. At the same time – work changes that had been bubbling overboiled, serious family illness and relationship challenges all came to a head. I was anxious, not coping at work, depressed, stressed, I felt powerless, had no idea how to change it. I’m a strong, smart, independent person and should have all the answers, right?
Quickly Anky demonstrated she had an artillery of methods to offer. Yes we can talk but ‘so what’? She applied a finely timed method of ‘understanding’ and tools to put into action thinking, perception, self-awareness and choice in a helpful way.
Be prepared to learn and change, and Anky is a great partner for your journey.

Madison

At PTV we believe it’s important to support our staff holistically and recently had the delight of engaging Anky Balfoort to run a series of Positive Parenting Workshops for our people. We understand that when working parents have happier home lives they are more likely to be productive, collaborative and engaged at work. We had such positive commentary around the programs and would recommend reaching out to Anky to find out more about her fantastic offerings!

Nicola Hayes, Organisational Development | Culture | Engagement | Wellbeing, Public Transport Victoria

We came to Anky because blending our two families was not going well, to put it mildly.   My partner has his kids every second week and it was hell on earth as the kids fought constantly over toys and attention.
Anky helped us to become aligned in our parenting and gave us many strategies to help us be more consistent and create harmony.
Everyone gets on so much better now, it’s like we have a different family!

Gemma T. and Mike L.

From the moment we arrived, Anky was very welcoming and a lovely person to deal with. Anky was very supportive and showed us the Triple P program in an easy and understanding way. We decided to have one on one sessions opposed to the group sessions, these were more personalised and well worth it as Anky could answer questions directly related to our situation. We could also take advantage of all her other positive parenting related knowledge and expertise.

We highly recommend Anky for anyone considering positive parenting training.

– R.B. and T.B

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.

– Mele

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.

– P. Lloyd

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.

– Michelle

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.

– G.S., Senior HSE Advisor

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.

– J.H.

“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.”

— Cath

“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 a