Reviews

Maryka
Maryka
Group HR Manager

I recommend Karolyn Hawker whole heartedly. She is highly talented, energetic, influential, ethical and always gives more than you even expect. She has amazing drive.

She has never disappointed me ever. Karolyn is the one person in my view that is just BEYOND AMAZING at what she does and more importantly who she is.

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Kirsty
Kirsty
CX Specialist

Karolyn is a go-getter - a professional that is innovative, highly intelligent, approachable and a brilliant mentor. I have enjoyed working with Karolyn and appreciated the creative flair and transparency that she brought to the table.

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Elana
Elana
Account Director

Karolyn's dynamic energy, attention to detail and above and beyond attitude made her an absolute pleasure to work with. She always delivered, quickly and efficiently, never missing the mark. I miss working with her, her positive energy was so refreshing and highly contagious.

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Nadine
Nadine
Freelance Contractor

My sessions with Karolyn have been extremely helpful, eye-opening and life changing. Karolyn helped me realise that most of my negative experiences were born from not putting up my own boundaries...

and that I often self-sabotage relationships and outcomes in my life due to making assumptions about situations and people. When we started she asked me on what areas I would like to focus on, I initially told her there were some areas that I was not ready to discuss at all but then when I saw the improvements in my life in the areas that we concentrated on instead I asked her if we could go back and open those doors I initially didn't want to. Karolyn guides and asks the right questions to help you have an honest conversation with yourself in order for you to live a life of abundance and break thought-patterns and behaviours that no longer serve you. I am so grateful for my experience with Karolyn and cannot recommend her enough!

Daniella
Daniella
Founder of Bubelah Kinderkinetics

I engaged Karolyn initially as I was struggling with a range of issues; dietary / personal growth / general happiness. I didn’t know how to love myself, nor felt I deserved to, no matter how hard I tried...

Karolyn created the safest space filled with knowledge, acceptance, kindness, encouragement, and love. She was able to guide me through the emotions I had and instilled a mindset of curiosity, kindness without judgement. She equipped me with the tools I needed without allowing me to feel like a failure. Instead I feel proud and loved from deep inside my heart! ​ ​Significant results include being able to step back from overwhelm practicing the meditations and breathing techniques. My husband and family relationships have improved by learning to better communicate my needs and also to consider someone else’s perspective without assuming. ​ Previously it was difficult to train as I was so judgmental about my fitness level and body image - now its the best part of my day! I approach each training session with self-love and acceptance. I love knowing which foods give me energy and now embrace making healthier choices. What I loved most about coaching with Karolyn is that she has loads of knowledge, passion, love, drive, grit, energy and joy and I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to “Realign my brilliance” with Karolyn as my coach!

bev
Bev
Entrepreneur

When I met Karolyn I found it hard to manage my stress and was suffering from severe heartburn and needed help in finding the root cause of my stress and learning new techniques to manage it...

Karolyn is very intuitive and shows great insight. Through a series of questioning she helped me to find new ways of dealing with the impact of the unavoidable stresses that we all experience daily. It has been invaluable and now I am able to work with these challenges in a healthier manner. This has had a positive effect on my work production and has enabled me to be more efficient and manage my workload more productively. My work and personal relationships have benefitted enormously as I am no longer the stress-ball that I was before started off this journey with Karolyn. We had some fun along the way, discovering and exploring a brighter and easier way of life going forward. She also addressed nutrition and we found delicious and healthy food habits that resulted in much more energy, my health benefitted and I no longer suffer from heartburn. I am so grateful that I met Karolyn and I recommend her highly, she is100% on-board and was a constant in my life for the 3 months that we worked together. She is super compassionate and supportive but at the same time pushed me to challenge my unhealthy habits and thinking.

Lauren
Lauren
Purchasing Manager

Karolyn created a space for me to be open and vulnerable which guided me to being the best version of myself. She is a great listener and shows empathy and kindness...

My reasons for engaging Karolyn as a Coach: Low Confidence due to job loss Zero self belief, self esteem and purpose Example to my 3 children Since coaching with Karolyn I now wake up with a strong sense of gratitude I am able to see life with new perspective each day Lost my narrow minded judgmental habit Curiosity is my best friend I am aware of balancing my energy output and filling my emotional tank often I want to share everything I learnt with everyone around me My 3 most significant results: I can manage my anxiety level with simple breathing techniques, slow life down Learning to listen to and trust my intuition, I feel more confident in taking a step forward My new perspective allows me to see opportunities presented that I’ve missed before What I loved most about Karolyn’s coaching: Karolyn created a space for me to be open and vulnerable which guided me to being the best version of myself. She is a great listener and shows empathy and kindness. She leads with a series of questions that opens the way to sourcing a purpose that fulfills - even my relationships with friends and family are noticeably different.

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Donna
1st Mate & Chef, Luxury Yacht

Karolyn’s approach and reactions to the challenges life deals are truly inspirational...

My reasons for engaging Karolyn as a Coach: Weight loss and management Loss of confidence in my abilities and capabilities A feeling of dismay at where I was in life By listening to my intuition I learned: I needed to be kind to myself I needed to be curious instead of accusatory I needed to take time for myself - Self Care I learned to slow down, stop and ask myself if what I was doing was what was best for me and if not, to look at why. With curiosity, I became more patient with myself. My 3 most significant results: I am able to deal with stressful situations objectively and without panic I know I can achieve and succeed - I believe in myself again! I’ve learned to pat myself on the back, often! What I loved most about Karolyn’s coaching: Karolyn’s approach and reactions to the challenges life deals are truly inspirational. Karolyn is energetic, positive, kind, an empathic listener and her coaching is holistic, good for body, mind and soul.

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Lee-Anne
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Before what I think started off as health & lifestyle coaching, ended up with some significant career coaching...

I struggled with low self esteem, low energy, and high levels of stress that I couldn't bring myself to reduce. I found excuses to eat more than what I needed, exercise less than what I needed and was full of "but I should be..." Then Karolyn taught me that it was OK to not be perfect and get everything right 100% of the time. That each step was to be celebrated and that I was worth celebrating. That I had choices that I could make that were good enough for me. The 3 most significant results I've experienced from coaching are: I eat smaller portions and choose nutritionally dense foods that keep me satisfied longer. Knowing that I can eat several small meals and that's OK, was empowering. As a result my energy levels throughout the day have improved. No more wild swings in energy levels which used to drive me to snack without appreciating it. Through various grounding exercises I now breathe more deeply, more often and I consciously take breaks in my work day to focus on breathing which improves my thought processes and reduces stress My performance review at work was super rewarding - I was able to calmly talk through issues that were bothering me as well as explain why I was good at my job and with my team and deserved recognition. I hadn't done that before and it took my manager by surprise - I'm not usually this assertive and he expressed appreciation for the way the discussions were handled. What I loved most about coaching with Karolyn is: Karolyn was never demanding; always gracious and created a safe space to have discussions and work though steps & techniques that I could use throughout the week We have similar experiences - immigrating to a new country later in life,and trying to develop a career in a new country with different cultures and expectations - she understood where my pain points at work were, making it easier to talk through approaches that may I could try I never felt like the time spent in the sessions was an obligation for me or Karolyn. There was always flexibility to work around a particularly busy or stressful week so that I could be 100% present in the sessions and get the most out of it. We spent a lot of time breathing deeply (my new favourite exercise), laughing and celebrating.

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