I have worked with Christopher twice now in my life.
Both times it was at a time that I felt I needed more clarity, a reminder of who I am as a person and to hear my own voice. With our work together I have gotten back on track (the second time much faster than the first time), felt inspired, and ready to take action. Christopher is not only my coach but has become an integral part of my support team.
He is kind and accommodating and I’m confident with referring my friends to him.
Working with Christopher has been helpful in many areas of my life. Not only have I started to build my confident and move away from feelings of social anxiety. I have stopped shying away from difficult conversations with one of my family members who just didn’t quite understand me. Things have been really good since our meeting! At this time, I’m switching up my morning routines which has seemed to help with breaking a habit of smoking (and hiding behind) weed. Fridays and weekends are usually the hardest for me, but I feel confident that I won’t need to. I didnt really notice before how much of my world seemed to be in a haze when I smoked all the time. I can actually remember things I read when I’m not high and I’m even starting to dream in my sleep again, which I never seemed to when high. The amount of money I was spending on weed before was ridiculous. I’m fairly cheap too, so I think that is a huge reason why I’m so serious about quitting this time. I’m also starting to realize that I hate the physical act of smoking, and the smell associated with it. I did yoga last night and wasn’t high for it and found I could focus so much better and enjoyed it way more. I think I’m finally starting to see that smoking really offered little to no positives for me anymore. It felt like I was powerless before and that weed controlled me. However, now I’m starting to see that it doesn’t have to control me, and that I have the power and ability to change it. Feeling like I have some control over this and by making conscious choices not to smoke has been really empowering for me and each day that passes I feel more confident and clearheaded. I’m sure there will be struggles and challenges along the way, but I feel way better for my chances of quitting now then I ever had in the past. I can even picture a future where weed is no longer part of my life, which even a couple weeks ago seemed impossible! Next, I will be focussing on my leadership skills with Christopher as I endeavour to take my business to the next level.
I sent my nearly adult son to Christopher to discuss his career options and making a plan for his life after high school. I’m glad he spent time with Christopher. I can see my son maturing around taking charge of where he is going and approaching people to make his own appointments. He seems more confident and open to entertaining different options.
~Tanya M, Calgary.
After a few sessions with Christopher I was able to rediscover what really motivates me. As a result both my career and relationship changed. I made the decisions for myself but working with Christopher is what gave me the courage to make these changes. ~Dora
Christopher is one of the most sweetest and empathetic people I know. I love his approach and how he relates to people as real people and not ‘clients.’ He is extremely professional but is so much fun to work with. He has provided me with tools and strategies that I still use, years after we have worked together. He understand that life is not JUST your career, relationships, or personal endeavors. Rather, it is an integration of all of these things and more that people need to understand and mange to be successful in life. I truly appreciate his support and I highly recommend to see him if you ever need help dealing with your struggles.
Change My Life Coaching truly changed my life. First, I would like to start off by saying that everyone at this office is absolutely lovely! I always felt welcomed whenever I came in for an appointment. Catherine is so sweet and I always enjoyed chatting with her before each session. I chose Change My Life Coaching because I was in a time of my life where I felt I didn’t really know myself or understand why I approached situations the way that I did. And to top it off, I felt very lost and confused with what path I wanted to take in life. Over a year of coaching, Chris helped me see the bigger picture and gave me tools to use in order to assure me that I was on the right path. He helped me identify my core values that I am confident will guide me to reach my life goals and career path. Chris, thank you for being you, and thank you for everything you have taught me over the year. I wouldn’t be as confident as I am today, or be where I am mentally to take on the next chapter in my life.
I’d like to share with you what life looks like after a year of coaching with Christopher. My mindset is very different now. I feel that the negative thinking has decreased significantly- when it does arise, I know how to handle it. The practice continues to pay off, and it’s becoming very natural now. I’m learning that while planning for the future is wise, I need to live in the present (be healthy NOW, have fun NOW, be the best version of me NOW). Creatively, I am feeling very fulfilled. I act on the creative urges that I get and I always feel good afterward. I am trusting myself and looking inward for advice. I am becoming my own role model and impressing myself more often. I’m so excited for the future. During my coaching journey with Christopher, he was kind, professional, available, supportive, insightful, compassionate… but best of all, he gave me the tools I needed to stand on my own two feet. I would highly recommend Change My Life Coaching services. The entire team is the best at what they do.
Christopher is an amazing life coach. He is very empathic and professional. My sessions with him helped me truly move forward with life. He has a versatile tool box that can help anyone gain clarity, make great change, and create next steps while having a supportive ear by your side. I have hired numerous consultants and therapists over the last 30 years and none of them hold a candle to Christopher.
I have had the opportunity to learn and grow with both Christopher and Kyle. There is no question that the professionalism and wisdom they exhibit are unparalleled. Christopher has been able to see things from a perspective that was extremely beneficial in my endeavors. I cannot recommend them enough.
Being at a crossroads in my business, I reached out to Christopher and booked a Strategy Session. I felt comfortable, respected and listened to. He showed me what changing the direction of my business could look like and strategies as a part of a larger plan. I look forward to taking things to the next level in my business with the assistance of Christopher and Change My Life Coaching.
Christopher gave us an absolutely wonderful presentation about motivation, focus, and entrepreneurship. Our group of Professional Organizers had asked him to speak to us about staying positive in the face of challenges and he absolutely knocked it out of the park. Thank you so much Christopher! I highly recommend!
I have had the privilege of working with this team for personal and business coaching. Incredibly good at what they do; passionate about providing their best and helping you achieve yours!
What can I say about Change My Life Coaching to do them justice? Christopher Lawrence is what everyone should look for in a coach. He is very well-educated on formal coaching techniques but adds real-life experience and anecdotes when it comes to coaching. Everything Christopher suggests or gives for homework he has either done or would do himself. His nurturing way helps clients to get out of their comfort zone, in a comfortable way! I cannot thank Christopher and Change My Life Coaching enough for all of their support and invaluable life-tools that I have been taught!
My session with Christopher was enjoyable & I sense his passion for what he does. He comes across as very genuine & caring. His suggestions were helpful..a couple areas I can definitely work on but also reinforced the strengths I already have so I came away feeling more confident in my abilities than I realized.
I had an appointment with Chris, and was pleasantly surprised with the session. I found Chris to be a very pleasant person to speak with, and very committed to his work. The session itself was interesting and helpful, it helped me better understand what I want in a prospective career and how I can start working towards it. I would definitely recommend Change My Life Coaching to anyone in need of figuring out their path.
I had a Strategy Session with Christopher after my company brought him in for a noon hour presentation. I was not sure what to expect but after several challenging months in my personal and professional life, I was ready to give his services a try. He was able to zero in on my strengths and weaknesses. He summarized the key challenge facing me in one sentence – and it was right on target. Looking forward to working with him on the next steps in my life.
I had a Strategy Session with Christopher . And it was a pay it fwd session, which was awesome in terms of the principal behind paying it fwd and on my wallet! But even though it was a pay it fwd session, Christopher treated it like a regular session. In the hour session, we got my life compartmentalized into 3 clear areas and he told me what we can work on in the future. I am not in a financial position to continue to see Christopher, but, if i were, i’d become a regular!!
I had a Strategy Session with Christopher. He’s great at reading people, so he’ll get you to be completely honest with him. He’s flexible: he’s considerate of my financial situation, and has offered me a rate on special that suits my budget. I feel very little sales pressure from him, and his follow up approach is reasonable. At the session, he was keen on listening to the concerns I had about the service—I feel like he has my best interests at heart.
The Mastering Difficult Conversations program was excellent! Very well prepared and presented. This program is highly recommended to those that couldn’t attend an all-day session check out their upcoming webinar.
I took advantage of a one hour coaching session with Christopher and in just that short time, he renewed my outlook on my career and I’ve been soaring ever since. Thanks for all your help!
I attended a Workshop facilitated by Change My Life Coaching late 2016. Shortly after I I was offered and accepted a complimentary Strategy Session with Kerry Webster. After this session I saw immediate value to help guide and support the next phase of my life. The entire team at Change My Life Coaching bring different perspectives and value to the overall objective of their business. Through various Workshops, I have connected with other folks that work with different coaches within CMLC. It gives great comfort that I am on the right track. I am incredibly satisfied I invested into one on one sessions with Kerry along with Workshops the entire team holds.
I attended the “Get Motivated, Get Focused” Workshop – it as awesome and provided what I needed to start 2017 like no other year! Goal setting is great but they need to be prioritized in order to be realized. With this training I can now do that.
Committing to running a marathon is a pretty big undertaking and, I suggest, an even bigger one when you’re 80lbs over weight, have a foot that would seem like it would never cooperate and all the self doubt that came along with it.
I learned many things about goal setting from Christopher, however, what stands out the most is that achieving goals happens based on Three key areas:
- There must be a catalyst for change: I’ll talk about that in part 3 of 3 of testimonial next week.
- In order to achieve a “large order magnitude goal” there absolutely must be an emotional connection to the outcome.
- Experiencing the process is as much, if not more important, than actually achieving the goal itself. In order to fulfill this piece, Milestones celebrations along the way, those repeated smaller wins, make it far easier to stay focused and on track. I have had particular difficulty, in the past, celebrating my successes.
So thank you Christopher for helping me to define, clarify and drill down to those goals that are most important to me. And thank you for helping me to get emotionally connected and celebrating those wins.
I saw Christopher give a presentation at an event during a time when it was obvious I needed a change in my career, but I had no idea where to start. I had been chasing my former career choice for the past 7 years and had not stopped to question my assumptions since I first started down that road. After hearing Christopher speak, I told myself I had to at least attend a session to see if he may offer some helpful insight to my problem and I was not disappointed.
Right from the start, it was easy to trust in his steady methodical approach. Christopher focused on building a foundation that would serve me well through the long term, rather than applying a quick fix. He inspired me to really dig in and put all of my effort into it and open my mind to new ways of thinking. Even with such a laid out plan of attack, Christopher’s guidance was unbiased. His attention always seemed to be focused on whatever direction the exercises drew me to. I believe it was this combination of logical structure and flexibility that led to my clarity.
It is no stretch of the imagination that working with Christopher was a key turning point in how I viewed my career and life. The priceless tools he has taught me in his approach will help me now and throughout the rest of my life. Although it is a shame that we are not taught these skills before graduating high school, I believe that anyone who is willing to invest the time into working with Christopher will certainly see the same results that I have.
Thank you for all your help Christopher. You have that gift to help people, like me in this case, see through the fog.
I am diving head first into my greatness and taking on challenges that I am passionate about. THANK YOU for following your dreams, Christopher, so I could find the long, twisted, bumpy, uphill both ways with snow and a bear in the middle of it path that is my life. So many challenges and lessons and adventures ahead. The city I’m now living in is the one my heart calls home. What can a girl do but buy new shoes and take it all in?
In a few short sessions Christopher was able to share his insight as to what my experience and personality could be directed towards. Working with Christopher I spent my time focussed in stepping into my greatness! Things seem to be falling in place and I am now moving to another city with a brand new job!
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September 22, 2017
HI, my name is Rochelle. My spouse and I own and operate a corporate learning and business growth company, and I have two children (ages 16 and 22 years old).
During my high school years, I was a competitive swimmer. I trained five days a week in the water, three hours a day, in addition to weekly cardio and strength training sessions. My coach registered me for weekend swim meets and triathlons often. During these years I was told to “carb load” the night before an event, and to follow the Canada Food Guide to ensure I was eating healthy. This was my nutritional model for years.
I never had a weight problem until my pregnancy with my first born in 1994. After her birth, my family Doctor recommended that I lose weight and referred me to Weight Watchers. Fortunately, the experience was positive and I lost all the desired weight, however over time, I regained it all back and more.
This was the beginning of my weight gain and loss struggles for the next 22 years, which drove me to seek out “new programs” to help me, such as:
- Weight Watchers
- Personal Trainers
- LA Weightloss
- Jenny Craig
- Michael Thurmond
- Food Addicts Anonymous
- Ideal Protein
- The Anderson Method
- Slim Well
Before hearing about Healthy Transformations, I was extremely frustrated because I had invested a lot of money and time into these programs without getting sustainable results. My family doctor kept telling me to eat less and exercise more, and to make matters worse, I had lost all enjoyment or desire to exercise. It seemed like on more chore to do amidst all my other responsibilities and demands of life.
My situation seemed hopeless because I didn’t know where to turn or who to trust. I began believing that genetics were responsible for my weight problem and I had to “accept myself the way I was” and come to terms the negative physical and mental health, social, and financial consequences that go along with a weight problem.
Thankfully I am persistent and don’t give up easily, so I reflected on what my past failed attempts taught me to figure out that what I needed which is a program that would meet teach me about my body; its physiological processes and my mind; to better understand how to break the negative habits that were holding me back from success. I also realized I needed the help and support of real professionals, compared to hired staff or volunteers with no science background in nutrition or behavioral coaching.
I believe in the law of attraction and confident I was guided to the Healthy Transformations free information session on Eventbrite in October of 2016 which my spouse and I attended. I was immediately impressed by the knowledge and unique perspectives that each Dr. Breen and Christopher brought to the Healthy Transformation program. I believed there was hope and that if I could better understand how to eat an anti-inflammatory diet and work on changing the behaviors that weren’t serving me anymore, then I could experience freedom.
When I started the Healthy Transformations program, I was at my highest weight, 225 pounds and experienced many health concerns such as osteoarthritis, heartburn, fatigue, and cravings. I frequently over consumed food and alcohol, I was quick tempered, irritable, anxious, and experienced mood swings.
Eight months later, I weigh 187 pounds (38 pounds less) and I am no longer complaining about the health or behavioral concerns that I experienced at the start. My family Doctor is so impressed with my annual physical results that he is asking me what I am doing!
Dr. Breen and Christopher are tremendous resources and guides to help you along your weight loss and lifestyle management journey. They have been there for me each step of the way, answering any questions or addressing any concerns I’ve had. They are both empathetic, non-judgemental, and encouraging. But most importantly to me they are knowledgeable, they educate me, and they are passionate about their respective subject matters.
There is so much to learn, so I am happy the program is 12 months long. I now know time and consistently applying the knowledge gained, and practicing the behavioral skills taught, is how the magic happens. The process takes dedication and courage. It’s not sexy…. but it will make you sexy! The truth is this program will transform you if you show up, do the work, and trust the process. You can’t fail if you execute on what you learn. This is something I take comfort in and I celebrate!
How have I been transformed? Well, I can better self regulate now, and I know how to support my body, so in turn it can support me. I feel more connected to my food and have developed a new relationship with it. I am curious about foods nutritional value and how it can support or harm my body. I have a greater respect for my body and listen to what it is telling me. I also am way more aware of my thoughts and emotions and have greater control over them instead of them controlling me. I now bring the best of me to whatever situation I am in, and I am more aware and better connected to those and the environment around me.
I hope my experience as a Healthy Transformation student will help you realize IT IS POSSIBLE to achieve greater health and happiness (and as Dr. Breen reminds us muscle mass and range of motion…LOL) if only you commit to take the first steps, everything else will fall into place.
All the best along your learning and weight loss journey. This is the beginning of the rest of your life! – Rochelle Rae
With Christopher’s coaching, I got to learn that a dream job isn’t about a ‘title’. I learned that all the money in the world will not help me to find joy in a job that gives me no bliss. Also, workplace culture is of major importance; happiness and productivity within a business starts from the top down. However, probably the biggest and most important lesson I learned in coaching is the value of risks; without risk, it is impossible to move forward. Risk is something that has always scared me, I struggle to make even the smallest decisions, including what sort of hot drink I would like on any given day. With Christopher’s coaching, I was encouraged and supported to take risks by making small, itty-bitty decisions that all add up to something big.
I worked with Christopher and he helped me through different issues I was facing. He taught me techniques I continue to use when facing challenging situations. While always being compassionate and genuine Christopher challenged me to see my part in situations or the assumptions I made based on my beliefs. I can honestly say that I found Christopher and his team to be genuine and caring. Yes, Christopher has to earn a living but he and his team truly care about your success and will work with you to find a plan that works for you. I enjoyed the time I spent with Christopher and miss spending time with him. If you are looking for someone who wants to help you and truly cares about you, I would recommend Christopher and his team.
Chris was so positive, really helped me a lot with not feeling down because of my situation. His presentation was awesome, and helped me figure out what I wanted to do and how to get there
First, I should admit that I know Christopher outside of our interactions as coach. To him, I’m his brother’s friend that is a moderately bad influence on him. That being what it is, Christopher was able to elicit for me the answers to who I am and what motivates me in a painless, friendly, passionate way. For another friend to get to know me that well, they should have had to invest years. He gave me very constructive advice, and told me to do something hard. I’ve done it and my life, which I very much felt was at a crossroads, seems back on track. I shouldn’t hesitate to recommend these fine folks and the work that they do. Christopher is highly intuitive, extraordinarily compassionate, and perfectly frank in delivering advice. The rest is up to you, but I trusted his advice, and I’m happier, healthier, and moving up in the world as a result of his help.
It’s my pleasure to offer my testimonial for Christopher Lawrence, CEO and Head Coach of Change My Life Coaching. I worked closely with Christopher since August of 2015 on a variety of initiatives, both professionally and personally. Christopher consistently demonstrates amazing skill and technique in the areas of coaching, facilitation, idea generation, imparting knowledge, and simply helping others raise their talents, abilities, and results to new levels. Christopher continues his training and facilitation relationship with consultants in our travel agency, all of whom have sincere and supreme respect for Christopher as a leader and a coach.
To Whom It May Concern;
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Christopher Lawrence of CHANGE MY LIFE COACHING since May 2014. Christopher offers a variety of life coaching services to his clients each one custom tailored to their specific needs. He is constantly evaluating and amending his approach to reflect the personal and professional development of his clients. This unique and a tentative approach is, I believe, what sets you apart from other coaches.
I will tell you my story. First Christopher and I met through a referral marketing group called BNI. One of the first meetings after becoming a member he asked for someone that perfectly fit my wife and that is when he coaching Bijan. I started to go to Christopher shortly after seeing the large changes that occurred in my life and wanted to see what Christopher would be able to do to help me with how I felt about my company, and what I really wanted to do with my life since I believed that it was not writing Reserve Fund Studies.
Change My Life Coaching gave me the confidence I needed to great back into the workforce. Christopher put me at ease the moment I walked into his office, I came in tired and fearful of not being good enough, I left energized and excited of what was to come. The motivation map is a great tool for understanding what makes you tick and a better understanding of those around you. I highly recommend Christopher for anyone questioning themselves and in need of professional guidance.
I was quite apprehensive when I first met Christopher in February. However having some time to get to know him and better understand how he “Changes your Life’. I can say without a shadow of a doubt Christopher knows his stuff and if you haven’t spoken to him now is the time. Christopher has a positive outlook and helps you to understand what you need. What you want in your job and how you can teach yourself and your boss!
I recommend Christopher to people that may not be happy in their jobs or feel a little sketchy about where they are. He has the tools to help you grow!
Go for your job, Change for you life!
Christopher came in to facilitate a meeting with our council on managing change for our organization. Everything was received very well and there were many compliments on the conversation. The meeting was fun! Thank you for everything that you have done to help us!
College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta
I recently participated in a 90 minute strategy session with business coach, Kyle Kalloo. This very worthwhile session covered a number of key topics including operations processes, marketing and sales and helped me identify my best potential clients. I have begun implementing the strategies outlined by Kyle and am currently re-working my marketing materials to focus on the direction provided.
I just wanted to message you an update on something that happened to me a couple days ago. I was with a few other dive masters in training and we unfortunately found ourselves unable to sign on to the afternoon dives due to the boat being full. Not a group to be diminished from such disappointments we immediately planned a day of snorkeling on a beach on the other side of the island.
When we arrived two of us jumped into the crystal clear water as fast as we could and proceeded to the furthest most part of the bay where the coral was a little bit less populated. As we were swimming around I turned a corner and found myself right above two meter and half long black tip reef sharks. Now you, knowing my previous fears, will be pleased to hear that I did not feel anything other than wonder, they were two of the most beautiful things I have ever seen since coming to this island. I wanted to thank you Christopher. All the times you had me practice and acknowledged my anxieties and fears while in the pool back home have helped me to completely obliterate a fear that would have held me back from the life I am living now. For that I am going to be eternally grateful.
I have finished my coaching with you after a year but I want you to know that one of the highlights of my life has been getting my adult daughters into your hands. You are someone I know will take care of them so I can relax. You have made a huge difference in their lives already and it is noticeable. I can only say thank you.
]I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me since I first met you. I always come away from our meetings feeling very motivated. Last nights meeting helped me a lot as far as figuring out values and motivation and I have been writing ideas down all day.
Your words and ideas (both at the meetings and when we have talked individually) have been very inspirational and have given me the confidence to pursue my dream at the zoo. Thank you.
I am writing you this letter today to thank you for your counsel. If it were not for your good questions and ability to see through my “toughness”. I would not have gone back in to the field I love. I am now back doing what I was built to do. I have clear boundaries and my stress level is the lowest it has ever been.
Thank you Christopher Lawrence and Change My Life Coaching!
Since my first session, it seems crazy but the one phrase the coach said to me really made me shift my mind frame. Since then I’ve really changed my approach with the franchisees I consult with. I’ve also been meditating a lot and connecting with my higher self, which led to clarity for me that I feel like I’m meant to stay in the industry I am now and continue in the same field of revenue management for a few years and look towards having my own business down the road until I can settle myself financially. I’ve also realized that anytime I charge to my credit card, my energy lowers and that’s when I get into a negative place about money. It’s not the magic answer, but it’s something on which I can continue working on to get back into a positive place with money. I’ve also been networking a lot, attending internal meetings when possible and joined a few extra teams within the company to help others and grow my own knowledge. In addition, I’ve requested my manager to set me up with another team member to learn about the other aspects of the company and how they work so I can continue to become a better consultant. I’ve changed my approach with my manager to teach her how to manage me. For example, I felt that I needed her help to create a development plan that she was always supposed to help me with but never did. So I asked her, if was going to do the training, if during our next one on one we could go through it together and see if she has ideas on how to formulate my goals more effectively. She said yes and we’re doing it this Thursday! Basically, things have been soaring since then, just from our hour and half visit. I wanted to take the time to sincerely thank my coach for the time they spent with me. They were a key player in getting myself out of stuck, so for that, thank you.
I will be forever grateful to you Christopher, for helping me with the language and the key points that I needed to remember when I was speaking to my spouse. You gave me focus and confidence. I honestly could not have done this without you. ?
As a busy entrepreneur and mom of two it is hard to believe that a Motivational Map and one strategy session with Christopher at Change My Life Coaching would change my perspective on my entire world. Wow! The tools that Christopher uses to help you visualize what ACTUALLY motivates you is incredible. He shines light on the motivators that determine your happiness and success within your work. He takes the time to focus on growth and development within his clients in a comfortable, nonjudgmental environment.
I answered a question with ‘I don’t know’. After being asked to close my eyes I could instantly visualize in seconds the happiness in my children’s eyes when we spend time together. I could hear them laughing. I opened my eyes to see clearly for the first time in about 7 years. I looked at Christopher and felt like he understood exactly what I was going through in that very moment.
My understanding of what Change My Life Coaching has to offer is crystal clear. Sometimes seeing is believing, and I guarantee you will see something within yourself that’s worth believing in. If life is a highway, a motivational map will get you where you want to go, using less gas, stopping for less bathroom breaks, and will leave you feeling refreshed and energized. I highly recommend that all of you, especially new members, book a motivational map and strategy session. The cost is priceless, and the motivational tools are endless.
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My mantra used to be, “I don’t have enough time”. I felt guilty taking any time for myself because I couldn’t ever seem to ‘get enough done’ in any given day. I couldn’t commit to a regular exercise program, or plan out a good diet for myself, or go out with friends to have fun very often, or do any of the fun projects that I was always looking forward to ‘in the future’, because I always felt that I had to ‘get more done’ before I could take the time to really take care of myself. This attitude was not only making me very unhappy – it was also affecting my health and aging me. Something had to be done – I needed help!
Enter: Christopher Lawrence! Christopher helped me isolate what the root of the problem was, and then, ever so patiently, helped me move past it. My every fibre rebelled against change for a time, but bit by bit Christopher was able to help me shift my perspective enough for me to make significant breakthroughs. I now feel like I can achieve anything and time is mine to do anything I want with – even to ‘waste’ some without any guilt. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, and I have time to think about and do the things I want to do to take care of myself. Everyone around me benefits from my new energy as well. I have peace of mind, and I can relax and enjoy myself wherever I am without feeling like I ‘should’ be doing something more productive somewhere else instead – I can be present. I feel like an entirely new person, and I now have the tools to never get stuck back where I was ever again. (And if I ever do, I know who to talk to.)
Christopher is a wonderful life-coach. He has a great sense of humour and is so much fun to work with. He feels like a good friend. Thanks for making such a huge difference in my life, Christopher!
Where do I even begin. I’m so thankful that my mom talked me into contacting you and that I fought through my fears and insecurities and went to that first appointment because that was the first time I had ever admitted to myself that I couldn’t continue to live my life the way that I was. A few years ago I never could have imagined I would ever be ready to move to a new city, now here I am ready to take the biggest step of my life. I know you’ve said that I did all the work but I know for a fact, I couldn’t have gotten to this point if it wasn’t for you. For that I’m forever grateful. Whenever I came to see you, it never felt like an “appointment”. It was like to meet a friend for a talk, I always felt very comfortable and felt I could say anything. I could cry, laugh, anything and never felt like I was being judged or anything like that. Over the past couple of years you have given me all these useful tips that have become a part of me, I’m always using them now when I make decisions or when I’m going through a rough time and I know I’ll continue to use them going forward. I’ll for sure be using them in Vancouver. Thank you so so so much for everything you’ve done for me. You’re AMAZING! I look forward to keeping in touch and I can’t wait to see what my next chapter looks like.
All the best,
Christopher is the best coach that I have ever worked with. He is kind, intuitive, genuine and supportive. He understands the issues and pains of the working professional and what it feels like to be stuck in a job that you hate. Through his amazing tools and coaching skills, he guides you through a journey that helps you see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have seen the light and have grown so much in my time with him. It was worth every penny! I am happier and more grounded in who I am and what I need to make me happy. Thank you Christopher from the bottom of my heart! You are a light in the world of unrealized potential.
Working with Christopher from Change My Life Coaching was that last little push I needed to find the voice I was afraid to share and the peace and happiness I always wanted. Growing up around multiple divorces, living with an eating disorder for 15 years and going through 2 divorces of my own; it was hard to like the person I saw in the mirror. While years of counselling and self help books got me so far, there was point where I wasn’t “lost enough” to find counselling useful, but felt I still had some hurdles to overcome. Christopher’s methods dig deep into your core to help remove the blockages in your way. What I learned through this process was, I had always possessed the ability to move through these hurdles, but it was Christopher’s process that helped me see the strength and power in myself. His professionalism combined with his compassion made this process possible and one of the most important in my life. Whether your goals are to run a marathon or to clean out those deep rooted fears, Christopher’s ability to connect you with your voice and truth is like none other.
The main reason I came to CMLC was because I was going through a very tough time in my life, I had ‘come out of the closet’ around a year prior and I had though that that was going to change everything for me, but I didn’t feel like it did, I felt like I just kept moving further and further into depression, I was prescribed anti depressants but I never wanted to use them because I knew that there was much more that I needed to do overcome a lot of issues from my past, thinking I could handle it on my own became harder for me to believe myself until my mom gave me Christopher’s information and it did some research, and it was then that I knew in had to get help, it was never going to get better if I didn’t, I never really realized until later on how much of a huge step it was for me to actually admit that I couldn’t do it myself and that I needed help.
I’ve honestly seen tremendous results in just the 8 months since I started with CMLC, my confidence and self esteem have completely transformed. The relationship that I now have with myself is a much healthier one, which has now reflected how I handle the relationships with everyone around me. I have not only been able to recognize when I’m starting to return back to my old way as far as handling my emotions go, but I’ve gotten way better on how to pull myself out of falling into an emotional rut and dealing with situations in a healthier manner.
Overcoming issues and pain from my past was huge for me, because I really never realized how much it affected me now, but now that I’ve started to work through those issues I’ve been able to really live my life more in the moment, living a much healthier and happier life.
After lots of practice, I’m now able to be more aware of my emotions and how to handle certain situations in a healthier manner. Another huge strategy that I’ve gained from working with Christopher and that has helped me tremendously is rewarding the successes in my life, big successes or small successes, whether it’s a mental reward or a physical reward it has really helped me, because it makes me work harder towards achieving goals and also start treating myself in the same way that I treat the people of around me.
I really think anyone would benefit from meeting with Christopher. Whether they’re trying to overcome a hardship from their past or want to better themselves.
Visual Merchandising Manager
I came upon Christopher at Pride in 2013. At first I went to Christopher for his deal he gave at Pride. But after my first consultation I realized all that Christopher could do for me. He was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. At first we did a bit of get to know you stuff. Yes there was a lot of paper work that we filled out with a lot of questions but through those we found out what I needed and he found out how best I work and learn, and through this process I learned what I can do to help myself get a better life.
The reason I stayed with him, I found that he was very helpful and patient. I have stepped out of my shell so far that I can’t believe what I am doing with my life. Before I was a person who spent most of my time in my armchair watching tv. Since meeting Christopher, I am now enjoying the gym 5 days a week, and getting out more and enjoying life. Christopher and I decided a little while ago that I wasn’t as happy in my work life as I thought I could have been. We worked on what motivated me to go to work and say “Yeah” this is great. And come home with some energy left over. Since working with this, I have changed jobs (which Christopher helped immensely with helping me prepare for). He has helped my so much with my health and my mental health.
I was someone who didn’t like to do anything alone. I have slowly started to do things by myself. I looked at the door to the gym for 6-8 months before he helped be give me some confidence that I could do it alone. And now I can’t get enough of it.
Christopher really is the type of person you want on your side. He is a great friend, is always available for anything that may come up, he will always give you a helping hand up or be a good sounding board for anything that you are trying to work through. Trust me when I say this, your life will only get better with him in it.
Asst. Property Manager
I find it difficult to put into words the gratitude I feel, but I am going to try! Christopher has been a sounding board for thoughts and ideas, a steady, rational, wise voice in my world of nonsensical happenings, and a huge supporter at a time when I feel I don’t have many folks rooting for me. I will never forget how Christopher has helped me.
Always honest and caring with practical action plans to get long term results. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for personal or business coaching.
Thank you, Christopher, for your help and everything you have done to help me with my business. You are a great inspiration to us all.
Top Notch Landscaping
I have enjoyed so much our time together and well there’s not much else to say, except thank you so much for your mentorship, support and love. You have been an inspiration and light in my life since I met you. You are always looking to overcome the demons of the soul-sucking work world to get people to rise above and claim their own brilliance. Thank you!
Even though our time shared together was short. I want to thank you for being such a caring, compassionate and patient human being. Our planet needs more people like you. Your are helping to shine light on people emanating strength, love, self motivation and belief in people. Which then allows others to see the same qualities in themselves, building courage and willpower. What a wonderful and noble job to hold. Thank you for your time and amazing energy! Keep it up! Until we meet again.
Student & World Traveller
Christopher truly does bring out the best in everyone he encounters. He helped me take the next steps to starting my Administrative Services business. I couldn’t be more excited to be on my way to entrepreneurial freedom!
Peak Administrative Services
My coaching experience with Christopher has been outstanding. During this process I learned to hear and honour my own voice. I have started to speak my truth and as a result am now looking for a career that will allow me to live my best life. Christopher’s holistic approach ensures that all areas of life are improved upon, leading to an enhanced existence in every possible way. I finally have clear statements I can actually use to get the job I want. It’s life changing!
Christopher appeared in my life at exactly the right time. I was floundering around and felt like I had lost myself and did not know who I was. With his encouragement and support I worked on my relationship with myself. He often pushed me (when I needed to be pushed) to do the work required to move to a different place in my life… a place where I have more confidence, where I believe in myself and where I can now say “I AM ENOUGH!”
Christopher has been an invaluable resource for me and close family members, helping us to clarify, create and achieve our life goals. His continual respect for each person’s individuality, his discretion and commitment to our success are all reasons why I would recommend him without hesitation.
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Christopher is going to help so many people. Most businesses try to sell you crap they don’t need but Christopher will make a real difference in people’s lives.
Gas Specifications Management
I needed direction in my life and wanted someone who would help me take the steps I needed to achieve my goals. My experiences in the past with other therapists made me feel like I was being psychoanalyzed, discussing my feelings in depth and never given the right tools to move forward with my life. When I first met Christopher he was very warm and I liked him instantly. He gave me the necessary tools I needed that would help me with some of the negative thoughts I had about myself, and the distorted thinking I had about situations in my life. One of my immediate goals when I first came to see Christopher was to purchase a condo within a six month time frame. I was committed to doing this but after the six months had passed, I realized I was nowhere closer to buying. Being a perfectionist and knowing exactly what I wanted, every place I looked at didn’t meet my expectations. I put my search on hold, and we worked out another plan. Christopher suggested I embrace me “being picky and a perfectionist”. This was strange for me to accept, because I thought this was a negative quality of mine. So I decided to embrace and see what would happen. He also asked me to write out the worst and best case scenarios of buying a condo and apply this to other situations in my life. Every day I would listen to my life script that I recorded on my cell phone. A shift in my thinking happened somewhere along the way. I learned to embrace the qualities about myself that I was feeling bad about. I learned that if something isn’t perfect that it’s good enough for now. Learning to let go was a hard thing to do, and it still is. I have learned a lot about myself so far on this journey. I finally purchased my condo, several months later. And it felt so good! I couldn’t have done it without Christopher. He gave me the guidance, support, and compassion that I needed. He gets right to the core of the issues, and gets you excited about whatever it is you want to achieve. I look forward to working more with Christopher.
I initially came to Christopher in the hopes that I would get out into the world to be more social. Over the couple of months that I have met with him I have already accomplished a 10km run. I am feeling more empowered to make decisions that are in my best interests rather than always doing things for other people and putting myself second. I am excited to continue to work with Christopher because now I am hearing my own voice. The sky is the limit! Where was this job fit workbook when I was in high-school! I feel so validated. I know exactly why my work is unfulfilling and now I know how to fix it!
Using Christopher as my coach helped me to identify distortions in my thinking that kept me from feeling confident as I embarked on a new journey of starting my own business. After only a few sessions I was able to identify some ways of thinking that weren’t serving me, I was able to destroy those old thinking patterns so that I could focus on what was really important. I have tried many traditional and progressive approaches to self-improvement in the past. Christopher’s process is one of the easiest and most effective to integrate into my thoughts and actions. I would recommend Christopher to anybody, particularly those people who don’t know if they actually need a coach or not.