When I first came to see Yolande at InspireTribe, I was seeking certainty and I needed someone to help me to get there. The trouble was, I now see I was seeking certainty outside of myself, hoping that the certainty I was seeking would somehow soothe the confusion, the hurt and misunderstandings I was experiencing in my life at the time.
I love that I was encouraged and given the space to be very honest, raw, vulnerable self, yet pulled up on my shi* when I rambled.
My overall experience with this coaching was EMPOWERING as I was able to learn and see to trust myself and my feelings.A key learning is for me to continue to practice speaking my truth more, asking for what I want, being more direct with how I feel, and not entertaining an internal dialogue that is harsh on myself. I am thankful that I am stronger, that I have the tools to understand and manage my feelings and the way that I think so much better than ever before.
Yolande (my coach) is real, honest, supportive and her knowledge and ability to relate the Inspire Tribe teachings into real world/practice resonated with me the most. Her personality (and the fact she swears – I find this hilarious) is so kind and so real, it really worked for me.Inspire Tribe provides you with the tools to empower your thinking, feeling and behaviours; to understand what your reactions and feelings mean and provide the tools to turn them into either positive experiences or ways to learn from them!
Dishella Fernando - Highett
My wife and I were at a crossroads….
I started working with InspireTribe after seeing my husband have some great results with them.
He’s a very different person to me (he loves personal development whereas I have always disliked self-help books and inspiring emotional stuff). But after watching him shift I was hopeful that they may also have ‘an answer’ that would significantly assist me too.
I’m pleased to say they did and that’s why I’m happy recommend them to others seeking change.
I was someone although relatively reflective in my behaviour would fall into the same potholes time and time again but that is expected after responding and acting the same way for many years. But now I am able to break my behaviour down and have a significantly better understanding of it, rather than saying bugger wish I’d done that differently I now have awareness, desire and a framework to get me back on track. I was able to utilise what I learnt what I had learnt into my everyday life on a day to day basis. By adjusting my mindset I was able to make critical shifts!
I realize life is still going to frustrate me at times, jobs still need doing, kids still need raising, I am still going to make mistakes, but now, I know how to stay on track towards any destination that I choose. And I know how to recover more quickly than ever before should I start travelling down a track I no longer desire. Also of course there is my coach Yolande, she was objective and clear. She felt like a safety net that gave me extra support that kept me propelling forward and she helped to keep me honest and true.
I appreciated Yolande’s light and easy approach, she was genuine, she gauged my personality and adjusted her approach accordingly . She allowed me to follow what my issues were at the time, rather than following a strict guideline. She really felt into what I needed.
I’ve started to have a connection with myself like I’ve not had before and I can now really acknowledge that I matter!
Vivenne Apps – Ocean Grove
Something happened in my professional world
Anita Archer - Director, Pegasos5, Melbourne
Clarity, momentum and firm action plans
Working with Yolande provided a wonderful opportunity for me to work on our business in a structured way. It created the space which is otherwise challenging to find when juggling a busy life. As my husband and I live and work in the same business together, this space with Yolande was essential for me in moving forward in both my personal and professional life.
My husband has been working with Nikk separately and we now have a common language and direction around moving forward together in our professional roles and are 100% on the same page. I think navigating this separately, but ultimately together has really launched us into a new phase in our business and personal relationships.
I loved that I completely trusted the process and felt it was right for me. I loved that Yolande authentically supported me with some of the challenges that come from juggling kids, a business and partners as she and Nikk share this dynamic.
I was looking for greater purpose and direction as well as to connect more deeply to those around me and what I gained from this 6-month coaching is clarity, direction and momentum!
The best way I can describe my experience with InspireTribe is, as a way to cut through the bullshit I tell myself that ultimately stands in my way of making great changes possible.
What I really enjoyed about my coaching with Yolande was a chance to debrief and explore alternate perspectives on challenging situations and an opportunity to discuss work with someone other than my husband.
It has also assisted with recognising opportunities and has changed the timeline around some of my personal, family and business plans.
The key insights I’ve learned about myself through the InspireTribe framework would be around the control I have in choice. I now have clarity and momentum and some firm plans in action.
I always walked away feeling empowered and focused and although I don't always feel comfortable being so vulnerable, there was a level of trust that allowed me to be as honest as I could be. I always found Yolande caring, honest, intuitive, empathetic, resourceful, and inspiring to be around!
I am looking to continue this coaching in the future once I have worked through what Yolande has assisted me to already put in place and I would highly recommend this coaching to anyone who feels like there is more to gain from life but is a bit stuck.
Mel Reynolds - Director, Raw Travel, Mornington Peninsula
I needed to get on top of things fast
When I started with Yolande, I was seeking a heap of change, there were plenty of things in my life that I needed to get on top of and fast as everything seemed to be getting worse.
I was totally at the mercy of many things in my life and was struggling to take control. One of the first things I learnt was to see that who I was being, was totally affecting my inner and outer worlds, and how I was totally responsible for the stress in my life. I always thought I had to be in control of situations and people but it was a losing battle.
Learning to let go of that control and focus on myself was a huge turning point in my coaching, Yolande has this fabulous ability to articulate my thoughts and feelings in a way that really resonates with me in a way I’ve never thought about before. It was in gaining a deep understanding of my patterns that I ran through and Yolande giving me conscious awareness of them, that I was able to change.
I started shifting who I was being, I saw the world differently and I started doing things in different ways, and of the course the outcomes shifted too!
My communication skills have improved to a place where I can be honest with myself and others about the way I am feeling, and I’m also experiencing a greater sense of calm and less stress! My anxiety went from very high to almost gone to barely ever showing up, as I trust myself enough to make decisions for the best possible outcome that sees me feeling ‘looked after’, (by me!)
Holding my boundaries and expressing my expectations to people has significantly reduced my stress levels! I now know how to look after me, so my world is calmer, my family is happier and I feel like a different person!
Nicola Cust, Mornington Peninsula
If you want to change your life, work with these guys!
When I think back to before I started coaching it’s like I’m looking at a different life that I don’t even recognise anymore. That life was full of struggle, effort, emptiness and stress. I felt so disconnected to myself that when I thought about who I was I was filled with this kind of empty void. I felt like I didn’t know ‘ME’.
I can’t even begin to describe how much insight into myself coaching has given me. I integrate what I’ve learnt from coaching into every single day, through the language Yolande has taught me & the way I view & approach the world and my life. Coaching with Inspire Tribe has made it crystal clear that I could keep setting all the goals in the world, but unless I felt good within myself it would be a constant struggle to achieve them.
I just loved the way I felt like both coaches really had my back; even though my sessions were with Yolande I could feel Nikk’s support at the back end. I also, really appreciated Yolande’s no bullshit approach – She has this incredible way of “seeing” you; seeing things in you that you can’t see yourself, which she then - sometimes gently, sometimes forcefully - shows to you and helps you to understand. This was then followed up by this overwhelming feeling she gave me that it was ok to express myself, this was something I’d never really experienced speaking to anyone else before.
Now, even though there are still things that I sometimes struggle with, things that require my effort and stress me out, I’m facing them head on & viewing them as exciting challenges that help me grow and develop as a person. I can’t even begin to tell you how much better life is when you can consistently feel this way!
Coaching also helped me decide how I wanted to make money, and I’m now earning more than I ever have before! I’d say the true value that coaching has added is the difference between succeeding and failing in the business overall - without coaching, I don’t think I could have got it off the ground in the first place.
I’ve been able to change the course of the direction of my life, by stepping up & taking charge - in my work, in my relationships and most importantly in myself!
Kate Monk - Kimira Studio, Mornington Peninsula
Just do it!
Kendall Monk - Owner, Mornington Peninsula
Embedded change, enabling me to reach my goals easier!
Tanvi Chalke, Sandhurst
My work life and relationships have taken a big shift for the better
Gina Kenah, Associate Director, Collingwood
An insight into how I’m feeling mid-coaching programme
I'm feeling thankful that I made the decision to sign up to InspireTribe and grateful that I'm in a position to focus on my personal development. I feel blessed and very fortunate. I feel that everyone deserves the opportunity to see the world that I do now it's a game changer.
I feel more energised today than I did yesterday and I'm committed to showing myself love everyday It’s working my internal self is also very thankful that I'm working to be more open I've deprived myself of true connections for so long. It's refreshing to be open and vulnerable and for my relationships to strengthen through that it's not as hard as I thought it would be. In fact it's pretty easy mindful that I'm still learning and have more work to do having the tools and pillars really help the mystical pillars MAKE SENSE yay!
I've been thinking about my mindset transformation over the past few months and how that is a contributor to my new relationship success and feeling the way I do allowing myself to acknowledge those feelings and feel into and think through them has intensified my connection.
So, I suppose what I'm saying is that you've helped me find love love for myself and others thanks! You're ace!
Mel Ryan, Mornington Peninsula
More valuable than a Masters
- Before coaching I was guarded and very much a ‘closed’ person. Whilst warm and kind, I was not open or vulnerable. Hiding behind the internal walls I had built to protect myself.
- Before coaching I had suffered from PTSD and anxiety.
- I’m more empathetic and understanding
- I’m more open and authentic
- I am empowered and can empower others
- My self-confidence is off the charts and my anxiety is gone!
- Absolutely. No question.
- In comparison, I would spend the same amount on 2-3 Uni subjects.
- The education and awareness I have gained about myself (and in-turn, others) is more valuable than either of the Master Programs I have undertaken!!!
Mel Ryan, Mornington Peninsula
For people who are already successful
I would recommend coaching with ‘Inspire Tribe’ for people who are already successful and are seeking an expert to bring out the best in them. The specific benefits I am now experiencing due to spending time with Yolande has led to me having greater confidence within myself and my decisions across both personal and business.I have truly enjoyed my coaching relationship with Yolande Hughes. This is largely due to her expertise at assisting me to look at things from different perspectives, taking the emotion out of different experiences and being able to assess the situation clearly. The insights I have gained from being coached have been the way that I make my own reality and that I’m stronger than I thought I’d be. I’m using these insights now to slow down in my decision making process and not to getting caught up in the drama of situations. I love my strength and determination that I now have. Yolande Hughes is open, kind and best of all challenges my thinking and she brings the best out in me!"