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Testimonials

Kind words from clients

"I am incredibly fortunate to have been coached by Christine. In just a few short months of working with her, she was able to help me recognize where I needed to focus the majority of my energy to truly enrich my life - more specifically home and family life.

As a military spouse with so much instability in my life, I was starting to feel “lost” and it was affecting my ability to truly feel the happiness and fulfillment I once felt as a mother and wife. Through bi-weekly sessions, weekly activities (homework) that she suggested and her book recommendations, not only was I able to reignite that spark within myself and with my husband, but I was also able to reconnect with my kids on a much deeper level. Through our sessions, I was able to recognize that my energy was being spent on the things that didn’t really matter, the things that I had very little control over and this was hindering my ability to enjoy life’s precious moments with my family. Christine’s coaching reminded me of the importance of truly connecting with my kids, at their level, with uninterrupted time to participate in activities and conversations that interest them. As a mom, we often feel overwhelmed with the daily routines of life, but with a healthy balance, these precious moments that we share with our kids have a huge impact on our children’s own personal development and on the family dynamic as a whole. Christine’s professionalisms, expertise and her positive energy was exactly what I needed to feel refreshed and ready to make the changes I needed to realign my parental priorities. I truly look forward to working with Christine again".

J.D.M

Panama City Beach, Florida

​"My sessions with Christine began with an intention to explore a different career, but instead, turned into a journey of self-exploration. She quickly identified how consumed I was with the external world; with people's thoughts of me, and the stories I was creating in my head around situations. I never realized how burdened I was by guilt, negative self-talk and self-judgement, until now. There were a lot of 'ah ha' moments in our chats... as I began to redirect my attention inwards.  


Our meetings always felt like a safe space for me to express myself, and never once did I feel like Christine was judging me. She listened attentively as I rambled on about situations I had encountered and the negative feelings they brought on. I knew she was paying attention because she would often bring up comments I had shared in previous sessions, to show me how my insecurities were all interconnected. 

 

After every session, Christine was diligent about sending me a debrief email. I found it really helpful to have the key points of our discussion on paper, so I could review them and remain committed to my goals.

The weekly homework she provided was realistic and achievable. She forced me to become more aware of my thoughts, by asking me to write them down in a journal, (every day if possible). That end-of-day reflection helped me look inwards for answers, triggers and linkages to my past. We also integrated a 5-minute meditation every day. Writing about situations that make me feel good inside, and repeating positive affirmations throughout the day, also helped focus my thoughts, and practice self-love and self-growth.

Overall, Christine's sessions made me accept that healing, loving yourself, and becoming more authentically 'you'... is not something you check off a list; it's a practice. I used to think I could read a book and then poof, I would be a changed woman. But when that didn't happen, I was left feeling disappointed and unfulfilled. Now, the pressure's off. I understand that this is a process; it's something you have to work at, over months and years.

That being said, it's incredible how much progress I made, in such a short time. I can honestly say that I feel lighter and happier. The coaching sessions have brought much more balance into my life, and have sent me on a really positive path". 

 

Caroline G.

Montreal, Canada

"I felt it was important to write a testimonial to describe the life transforming coaching sessions I experienced with Christine L’Abbe.

Christine got to know me on a deeper level through an exploratory first session where we looked at different areas to focus on during our time together.

Christine is kind and compassionate and I  immediately felt very comfortable sharing with her. She intuitively knew when to provide guidance and when to simply listen. Her sessions were flexible and met the needs of my current situation and sometimes they naturally flowed in different directions as needed. I personally learned a lot about myself during these sessions and solved some challenges in my life. Christine was generous with her time and I always felt fully supported and understood.

Without hesitation I highly recommend Christine’s coaching sessions".

B. Holt

Ottawa, Canada

613-325-6113

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