As the President and Founder of Heart & Soul Coaching and Retreats, Christine inspires people to reconnect with what brings them happiness in life – what fuels their purpose and ignites their passions in life. She says… ‘I simply find it a privilege to inspire people to create their own life story.’ In fact, she says this is what her company is built on. Christine honours each client’s values and beliefs and respects that we all have the necessary life tools to live our very best life. She believes that sometimes, all that is required is a little inspiration to get her clients to believe in their dreams again. Christine says… ‘When you are able to help someone bring back meaning to their life, that’s when you know deep in your heart and soul that their inner voice will now be heard. Their soul’s purpose and passions will now be shared with others through their special gifts. For example, like the gift of trust that they exchange with me when becoming my clients. For me, there is no greater reward in life.’
There’s no magic… it’s about listening – really listening to people’s story and finding out how I can help them create their kind of happiness in life. Sometimes, it’s about helping people heal scars that keep them stuck in life. Other times, it’s helping them let go of what no longer serves them – fears, unhealthy beliefs, destructive behaviours, etc. Sometimes, it’s helping them forgive who/what is holding them back from becoming who they are meant to be. And other times, it’s about needing guidance on how to find the courage and develop the confidence to open their heart to others – learn to trust and love wholeheartedly, she adds. Ultimately, she, her self-leadership approach and life tools inspire and support people wanting to take ownership of their lives. She does this by teaching them how to develop their ability to consciously influence their own thoughts and behaviours to welcome and create what brings them happiness in life.
Her interest and studies in behaviour management created a movement that became a life long passion. During her extensive career in the public service, she developed further skills by adding conflict resolution and mediation studies to her experience. This resulted in her managing individuals in leadership development programs by helping them maximize their potential for success as future leaders. She received a Deputy Minister’s Commendation Award of Excellence as well as recognition awards for her work and dedication.
Having gained this experience and honed new skills, her passion for helping people fulfill their potential, and reach their personal and professional goals in life became stronger than she had imagined. That’s when Christine decided to leave the public service and start her own coaching practice. A graduate of Erickson International College, as a professional life coach she created a unique approach, the Choice Life Approach™, to help individuals reconnect with their personal happiness in life. She says her job is to help people discover the right key to unlock the doors to express their soul’s purpose and ignite their heart’s passions. This explains her choice for logo (a key) and the name of her company, Heart & Soul Coaching and Retreats™. The ‘Retreats‘ part of her company is because of her love to organize events that bring people together to learn from each other… and simply connect with one another.
Based on her Choice Life Approach™, Christine has enjoyed witnessing clients create new healthy behaviours which consists of making authentic choices that serves them better in life as well as welcoming change as a constant in life. With her S.O.U.L. Practice™, she has helped clients explore who they are beyond the roles they have taken on in life. Helping them uncover what is outlived and unlived in their lives – what they want to let go of and welcome in their lives. She’s observed clients gained insight into their life goals and dreams and learn to choose how they want to experience the world. The result is that they create resilient boundaries based on their values and beliefs and ultimately, are able to handle future challenges and overcome obstacles that previously got in their way.
Along with her husband Peter, they love to travel and enjoy nature and the great outdoors, whether cycling, hiking, camping or skiing. They very much miss sharing all of this with their beautiful fur girl Champie who passed in July 2015.
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