I initially signed up for weekly and then fortnightly coaching sessions with Dorothy as a gift to myself. I coach women and remind them of the importance of taking time for themselves, and it dawned on me that I wasn’t doing
this for myself!
I also often felt overwhelmed and seemed to have a long list of things I “should” do, yet many of those things kept getting put off. I felt like I was really getting nowhere fast.
It was quite refreshing to
sit down and work out goals in each area of my life (not just work!). I was surprised during this process to reflect and come to the conclusion of what things were important to me, and also what really was not important. I think the process helped
to clarify where I wanted to be in each aspect of my life. It also became very clear I was really neglecting myself. I knew if I wanted things to change, I would need to do things differently.
I found the coaching sessions were something
I looked forward to. They kept me accountable, and yet I never felt judged or pressured at all. It is good to have someone non judgemental to listen, and to provide support during times of stress, to clarify and remind me of where I wanted
to go, and to often remind me of my progress and how far I had come.
Dorothy felt after some time had elapsed that she was not needed by me, as I seemed to be going ahead in leaps and bounds. However, as the end of last year approached, I decided
I really would benefit from resuming the sessions. Already I am more focussed and have a structure for achieving what I want. And I know I am getting there!
I find Dorothy to be a good source of strength, support and encouragement,
and I would recommend her Coaching service to anyone who wants to do something for themselves, and to plan for a fabulous year.
Proprietor Curves Cannington and Curves Canning
I am still enjoying the fruits of our working together
in Life Coaching and now feeling very content with myself and my life.
Thanks again for your skills in guiding me through this most interesting and helpful process. Thinking back over our six sessions I find the most impressive thing is how clearly
you were able to diagnose the core issues that were at the heart of my discontent.
I used to work things through logically, but when I met you I was agitated and confused and unable to find a way out. You simplified my ‘static’ and
helped me distill the agitation to form some simpler and achievable goals.
I wouldn’t have been able to make progress on my own either! You were great at keeping me on track and also sifting through “all the talk” to work out
what to keep, what to leave for later and what to focus on. You were always spot on with those.
So, thank you again for your work, your patience, your perceptions and your genuine interest in me and the next step for my life! I feel so much
lighter and more content as well as more optimistic about the future now.
Nerise, Perth, WA
Letter of Recommendation for Dorothy James Life Coaching
Life Coaching could be helpful to anyone. With all the conflicting demands and changes in our lives these days, most people find
themselves in situations where they could use some help to clarify what is most important and figure out some strategies to move in that direction.
Dorothy is a good listener, she sits beside rather than over you. She has experienced many life challenges
herself so she isn’t going to give you superficial advice.
A way forward doesn’t always appear immediately, old habits take a little while to become clear, the real problem may not be what you think.
In my case, it wasn’t that
I wasn’t working very hard at many things, but I was so unrealistic that it was impossible to achieve what I set out for myself. Oh and then there are the distractions…..
Learning to accept and appreciate who you are is also part of the
I would recommend Dorothy James to walk beside you for a short while or however long it takes to get back your focus and set up the structure to succeed.
Lesli Grant, Wilson, Western Australia
I met Dorothy after coming across her brochure at my Doctor’s surgery in August 2009. I had a real need to be able to talk with someone who was “neutral”
in my life to gain perspective of where I was heading. I felt as if I was going round in circles and not achieving anything in the short or long term …. I needed a rope.
Dorothy helped me clarify the issues in my life which needed attention.
She is a caring and perceptive listener with a wealth of knowledge. I was charged into action WITH accountability.
I now look back over the past 7 months and can see just how much I HAVE achieved! Dorothy has given me confidence that I CAN tackle
issues that I would rather avoid but know that I shouldn’t. The experience of working with Dorothy has been truly life changing and I highly recommendher as a Life Coach.
Catherine, Perth WA
I had the privilege of doing a 12 week Coaching series with Dorothy in 2008/2009.
This was an invaluable opportunity which enabled me to have a truer and more realistic
perspective of myself. Dorothy has a patient and guilt- free approach, a very encouraging style and is such an intuitive listener. She asked me questions which I was avoiding asking myself and brought great perspective to my situation with her own life of
I am still under my own “renovation process” … yet now have the confidence to ask honest questions of my behaviour and attitudes and am continuing to take actions to achieve my life goals. Dorothy has helped me foster
the courage I now have to live a fuller, happier life. I highly recommend her as a Life Coach as she walks her own talk!
Wendy, Perth, WA
I found Life Coaching very helpful and really appreciated Dorothy’s encouragement every week. It was good to have her getting alongside me and keeping me focused on my goals even when the going was tough and I felt like giving
up! Dorothy is a great coach and very supportive. I would thoroughly recommend her services.
Rachel, Melbourne Victoria
Thanks Dorothy! My life has totally changed for the better. I will never be the same again.
Denise, Northern Ireland
My life coaching experience with Dorothy has been truly inspirational and life changing.
Robyn, Toronto, NSW
Thank you for making such a wonderful contribution to my life. You have been an encouraging, supportive and genuine influence in a period of significant change and uncertainty. Many thanks and much love.
Kylie, Newcastle, NSW
I wanted to truly acknowledge the fine effort and the difference you have made for me as my coach.