WHAT MY CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
As an International Corporate Trainer and Executive Coach, I engage, up-skill and coach audiences and individuals worldwide. As the saying goes; ‘all coaches need a coach’ and I am exceptionally fortunate enough to have found that in Sonia. She has the innate ability to deeply connect and as a coach seeking a coach, that was the first thing that impacted me the most. She effortlessly gains rapport with her sincere empathy and creates a very therapeutic coaching experience, which allowed me the opportunity for honest self-reflection.
As a skilled, experienced and ethical coach, she is assertive and her unwavering commitment to ensuring that I achieve/d excellence in my coaching plan was/is highly effective. I confidently recommend Sonia Killik to anybody seeking professional and outcome-based Life Coaching.
All the while I thought I was answering to others, in reality, the only 'other' I need to answer to is myself. Past beliefs do not bother me anymore. You have the present and what you make of the future, so damn it, just do it! In something a whole lot larger than a nutshell, this is what Sonia Killik has, in such an effortless manner, relayed to me. I cannot thank you enough Sonia, you employ all the joy you find in this world, salute!
When identifying a single phrase to describe my coaching experience with Sonia, my mind inevitably concludes that she is a “blessing in disguise”. Sonia’s heart centred, positive and fun personality makes her easy to open up to, making the coaching process so much less formal and rigid. Her value-centred guidance challenged me to think beyond just my career and to utilise and capitalise on my passions and strengths, many of which I wasn’t able to see without her support and guidance.
This boosted my self-confidence to persevere and push through some trying times. Most importantly, she helped me remember that loving yourself is key to everything. That “gaining new knowledge and skills is epic- but remember the space in between” she would always remind me. Sonia was without a doubt a divine messenger to me during a time of some tough decision making on both a personal and professional level. I always felt lighter and energised after our discussions. If you are seeking a coach, she really is amazing! Call her NOW!
Having known Sonia for a while, I knew we would be able to connect, but what I discovered was something much more life-changing than I ever could have expected. Being that I live in a different city, I thought Skype might be a little bit awkward, but she made me feel at ease right from the very beginning. I have never been one to open up and really search within myself to find the answers I so desperately need, but in Sonia’s trademarked, gentle but firm way, she led me to a path of better understanding myself and my goals. I am now on that path and it’s an ongoing journey, but I realise now that the answers are all within me and so are the possibilities. It’s a path of adventure and learning, and I will forever be grateful for the courage and fire she helped me to discover within myself. Love is always the answer, no matter what the question. Love my self. Love others. That is all.
Thanks to your coaching and support, I have phoned and phoned, pushed away my fears (or encountered them) of being a pest and a nag and phoned again!…..often in the nick of time, knowing I had to come up with something and show some results because I had a session with you! And the results started to happen. I could not or would not have achieved any results without your excellent coaching, support and compassion.
I would like to describe what happened as follows: I came to Sonia as an injured bird with little if no belief in myself. I was weighed down by the stress and strain of my professional work and years of wanting to be someone other then the monster I felt I had become. With Sonia’s support, help and strength the little injured bird grew stronger, learning to fly and believe in himself in order to take on the flights he always wanted to go on but knew he could never achieve in the past. Now the healing bird can do those marvellous flights, can achieve and create miracles in his own life, but also in his work life and his wider social life. Thank you, Sonia, you made it possible for me to do.
I know it’s your job, but thank you. Since I met you I’ve been able to have such clarity in my life. You have such an inspiring, energetic and focused approach with coaching. This has helped me so much as I never felt pressurised but always very supported instead. You challenged me and stretched me out of those comfort-zones I was finding so restrictive and depressing. All the time, I never felt you judged me once. Our sessions have made me think about so much in my life and I’ve had amazing insights as far as we go. I have grown so much. It truly is awesome having somebody to hold your hand and walk a journey with you.
I found my journey through the coaching process unbelievably enlightening. I felt that Sonia was with me every step of the way, supporting me in a way I could not have dreamed possible - this enabled me to shift some major areas of my life that were blocked mostly by various fears. I felt that Sonia works in an intuitive way, reading between the lines of what was really going on. Sonia is compassionate and caring with a positive, professional and friendly attitude at all times.
Sonia is warm, attentive and gentle – she gives support and encouragement from her heart and is unfailingly professional. I feel that in Sonia I found a coach custom-made to guide me through the matters that mattered and launch me into action. I would like to thank Sonia for having my back while I travelled some unexpectedly sensitive and complicated emotional paths, and for ensuring that my direction of movement was ever forward and upward.
I am putting few thoughts down on the coaching experience I had with you over the past few months. The first significant impact, which may sound a bit strange, is that I got to spend time on myself, with myself. People generally, and I am no exception, are so busy rushing around concerned with daily life that they spend little time thinking about themselves, what they are doing, why they are doing the things they are doing and whether their lives are going in the direction they “should” be. Having to spend time each week thinking about issues surrounding the three areas that we worked on assisted me greatly in identifying and understanding what really matters to me. Having moved beyond judging myself (and hopefully others!) and accepting that this was part of me, I then understood why I react in the ways that I do to things and merely having this understanding has assisted me in all aspects of my life.
I also spent quite a bit of time understanding my strengths. Once these were concrete in my mind, this gave me the clear path of what I need to focus on in my life generally, and in the three areas that we worked on in particular. Together with the knowledge of what is important to me, as discussed above, this gave me a greater sense of inner peace. While I accept that my personality is such that I will always be after bigger and better things, this inner peace really benefited my relationships at home and at work. One of the other very big benefits of coaching was the structure it gave to what needed to be done. We started with three areas of focus, and then through the structured approach worked on goals and weekly actions. As the weeks passed, looking back I could see how things were moving along so that right at the end, what was achieved in each area was immense.
While I achieved a great deal in each of the three areas, I think what should not be underestimated is the foundation that has been established for taking them further in the months and years to come. They have become part of my daily life and as such have enhanced my life tremendously. Thank you very much for everything over the past three months!