What They Are Saying – Our Testimonials
Nick Williams – January 2019
I was taking a major step forward in my career moving from a Technology Sales Rep to managing two teams of Sales reps in very different divisions. While I was incredibly excited for the opportunity, I was terrified of the high stress, long hours, and negative impacts to my family and health. After all, I was already struggling with these things as an individual contributor.
I turned initially to the Self-Help and Business sections of my local bookstore and the opinions of my friends, family, and mentors – all of which left me more confused, conflicted, and exhausted in attempting to achieve the illusive Work:Life balance.
As a direct result of working with Vicki, I am able to cut through the constant noise and clearly focus on what I needed to be successful in my professional life. Because of Vicki I am making more money, have more time, am better organized, less stressed, feel better overall about my decisions and actions, and already feel excited for whatever comes next.
What I wasn’t expecting is also the dramatic improvement that these same techniques would have in my personal life. Vicki taught me how to make self-care a priority and how to deal with some of the potentially uncomfortable discussions that possibly come. I’m now in the best shape of my life, have more free personal time, my personal relationships have all improved, and my stress levels are non-existent in comparison.
There is no question that this is one of the best and most immediate investments I’ve ever made.
Best Regards, Nick
Cory R. – Physical Trainer – August 2018
Before I met Vicki, many aspects of my life seemed hopeless and out of my control — I needed more out of life. I heard myself repeating “life is too short”. My marriage was on a road to failure, i.e. my husband and I wouldn’t have a reason for staying together after the kids left home. I didn’t feel loved or appreciated by my husband. I felt resentful. I was full of expectations that were constantly not being met.
I reluctantly agreed to work with Vicki for 6 months. Why reluctantly? How long would it really take to uncover what’s wrong with my relationship to improve my marriage – which was my goal. I am grateful that Vicki was firm with her insistence that I commit to work with her for at least 6 months. I can already see after only 8 sessions, that we are working on the long-term vision of “ME”. In these 8 sessions, my discussions (and homework) with Vicki have already helped me look at my relationship in a more positive light, which has resulted in a closer more harmonious marriage and a mutual positive outlook for our future together. My husband is more relaxed and more open with me. The bonus has been the wonderful impact on the entire family. We’re not on edge, we’re communicating, and we’re laughing again.
What I didn’t expect was the depth and focus of the work on me – in the present and the future. With Vicki’s support, I’ve achieved a most valuable early breakthrough defining the top priorities in my life. And using that we’re defining what brings me joy and supports those top priorities, and how to apply that in every aspect of my life.
Thank you, Vicki, for your encouragement and support on this journey of self-discovery. Vicki’s service is definitely a 10 out of 10.
Patrick G. – Attorney at Law
I wanted to share with you and others the difference having you as a coach has made in addressing some important issues in my life.
By way of background, I am an attorney and have several rental properties. I was 66 when we worked together and anxious about retirement and managing my rentals in a more effective manner so that I could retire. Even though I believed I could figure it out on my own – I was continually putting off establishing and implementing a game plan. I was overworked and not thinking clearly about anything.
So, I came to you for coaching. I saw myself as a difficult client because I didn’t want to expose my weaknesses to anyone, and I was still believing that I shouldn’t have to spend the money on coaching because I was “smart enough to not need any help”.
Anyway, the great thing about working with you was that you really helped me (let’s face it – you really pressed me which was what I needed) to get clear about what I wanted in life around retirement and managing my rentals, and we developed a specific plan to get there. As we went along, I would invariably start falling into my old pattern of putting things off and you made sure I got back on track.
With your help I made some fundamental financial decisions that I would not otherwise have considered, which in the end made a tremendous improvement in how I managed my rental properties, giving me more free time, peace of mind, and income. Not only was this critical to reaching my bigger goal of retirement, it also resulted in a happier relationship with my wife.
Thank you so much.
Sheila Reynolds – Manager, Policy, Strategy & Reporting Aboriginal Relations, BC Hydro
“Vicki Fenn is an experienced coach who combines persistence with compassion to ensure her client’s achieve their desired results. Vicki is simply the best coach I have ever worked with. There is something very special and unique about Vicki, perhaps it comes from her deep commitment to her own self-development, the successes and struggles she’s experienced in her own life or maybe it’s been her time on sports teams. Vicki is who I turn to when I reach those inevitable crossroads and know that it’s time to find that next learning that I need to achieve the results that I desire.”