"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
- Helen Keller
As a qualified and accredited coach, I specialise in the wellbeing of people and teams. I have a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, a distinction in Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms and an Honor Code Certificate in The Science of Happiness. I am one of Australia's most experienced practitioners in the field of Positive Psychology.
I am passionate about helping individuals and teams to flourish, which in turn allows them to unlock their full potential. By using a Positive Psychology framework, I provide a very meaningful, and future-focussed growth process. I carefully listen, in a non-judgemental way, and then offer scientifically proven interventions that are specific to your needs.
I work successfully with people of all ages - teenagers to retirees - either one-on-one or in a group or classroom context, delivering tailored sessions infused with enthusiasm, knowledge and interest.
Various programs, presentations and workshops that I have developed and run, have taken hundreds of people on a unique journey of learning with many reporting life-changing results.
I have regular segments on Adelaide radio’s Mix102.3 breakfast show, and also as a consultant writer of magazine articles and blogs for a major health fund, Health Partners.
Prior to establishing my life coaching business in 2007, I spent 15 years as a Senior Manager in the area of Marketing & Communication.
When I'm not coaching, my life is kept very busy with four wonderful and active children (two of mine and two step-children who live with us) - I thoroughly enjoy competing in Masters Athletics (see pic below) and taking hikes with my wonderful husband and dog. I am also an A grade netball coach and Vice President of my netball club.
Based in Adelaide, South Australia, I am an Accredited Associate Coach with ANZI Coaching and also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), International Positive Psychology Association, Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy, Positive Education Schools Association and belong to the International Positive Education Network. I strongly uphold professional ethics and client confidentiality and I am committed to providing clients with the highest quality, meaningful service.
Listen to Steph on Mix102.3 discussing body image and overcoming negative self-talk.
Interview 1 - 14th September 2015
Interview 2 - 15th September 2015
Interview 3 - 16th September 2015