Customised Coaching

Embrace opportunities or address problems and roadblocks with the support of our compassionate and experienced veterinary coaches.

Book and pay as you go $150 + GST (where applicable) for each 1 hour session.

You can book a customised coaching session with either Cheryl or Cathy.

Low Confidence?

Are you a new or recent graduate, are you excessively worried about losing a patient or your job, or have you become rattled by surgery or a client complaint? Is your mind continually churning with negative self-talk?

4 sessions for $550 (includes 4 work-books).

Transition Coaching

Contemplating a transition to a new role, a new workplace, maybe a new industry?

4 sessions for $550 (includes 4 work-books)


Do you feel like you are on a hamster wheel and need some help to get off?

4 sessions for $550 (includes 4 work-books)

Just not feeling happy?

Do you feel like you should be happy and satisfied with your lot but you just aren’t? Need support to make change?

4 sessions for $550 (includes 4 work-books)

Energy Leadership Index (ELI) and debrief

Looking for an objective measure of how you are travelling?

  • The ELI AssessmentTM from iPEC is an online attitudinal assessment that measures your current leadership ability, level of engagement in life, and level of self-awareness. It determines how you “show up” when life is going well versus when you are under stress. The energy that you bring to any situation impacts the outcome or results that you get. Take the assessment and learn about your own personal energetic profile, including what works best for you and what might be holding you back from your true potential.
  • Special Introductory offer! – Take the ELI Assessment followed by a 1-2 hour session discussing your results with Cheryl. Normally $420. The current discounted fee for Make Headway clients, is $275.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is coaching?

Coaching can mean different things to different people.

The ICF (International Coaches Federation) defines it as: “Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) says: “The Core Energy Coaching process helps people tap into their inner purpose and passion and connect that with outer goals and tasks to bring about extraordinary and sustainable results.”

Thomas Leonard defines it as: “Helping people set better goals and then reach those goals. Asking clients to do more than they would have done on their own. Helping clients to focus better so as to produce results more quickly. Providing clients with the tools, support, and structure to accomplish more.”

As your coaches;

  • We will partner you in your journey from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future.
  • We will listen to you without judgement.
  • We will challenge you to focus on what you want, using the past only as a tool to learn from.
  • We will help you break through what is holding you back.
  • We will help you find solutions and create customized plans to move you forward towards your goals – bringing out your best in the process.
  • We will support you while holding you accountable to commitments that you make.
  • We will NOT tell you how to live your life, or give you advice. You are the expert on your own journey and we will help you to find your answers for you.

How is coaching different to therapy?

While the two may seem similar, and both can be very beneficial, there are some distinct differences between therapy and coaching. On occasion, therapists and coaches can work synergistically.

Therapy often deals with dysfunction and/or diagnosing pathology in a person, while coaches work with a healthy client who desires a better situation and wants support in getting there.

Therapy often aims to “fix” the past and spends a lot of time discussing this, while coaching aims to create a better future using the past as one of many tools. Often a therapist has the answers, while a coach partners their client in discovering their own answers.

Who uses a coach?

The short answer would probably be “who doesn’t use a coach?”

People use coaches for almost all parts of their lives – for well-being, growth, performance and relationships. You might consider having some coaching whenever you feel that you are plateauing or are generally feeling unhappy, stressed or unfulfilled in your professional and/or personal life.

You may access our coaching as an individual or may be supported by your employer.

How will we have our sessions?

Generally we have our coaching sessions on the telephone, or via Skype. For you, this means that sessions can be conducted from work, home or anywhere else that you can find a quiet space with a telephone or internet connection.

Face-to-face sessions in our home offices are also possible (Cathy is in Melbourne and Cheryl in Sydney).

Most sessions are 60 minutes. The last 10 minutes is spent summarizing the action plan and creating accountability.

What about confidentiality?

We abide by the ICF code of ethics. Everything that occurs in a coaching session is totally confidential to the limits of the security of the technologies we use (eg phones, skype etc). Confidentiality may be broken if there is a concern that you will harm yourself or others or in the case that the courts order us to divulge information.

How long will it take to see real changes?

Many clients can feel a positive shift in their life after a single coaching session. However, to achieve real, sustainable change, a longer period of coaching is often needed (4-12 sessions).

Our goal is to be such good coaches that you no longer require us. You will have the tools to move forward confidently on your own when you are ready to do so.