Life Coaching Testimonials

“I have just completed Life Coaching with Susan and it has been the best thing I have ever done in my life. I am just sorry it took me thousands and thousands of dollars, many self help courses, counseling, and psychologists, over a 30 year period, without any success – to get my life back after only 2 months coaching with Susan.

Before I started coaching, I was fairly dead inside and living a much compromised existence. I felt that everything that happened to me and how I felt were outside my control and I blamed others for my circumstances and my unhappiness. At night I would either overeat or drink alcohol to ease the void in my life. My self esteem and confidence were at an all time low and I felt life was a huge struggle.

Enter Susan Mathew from The Refined Mind… 

From the first session I felt hope, even though it was small. Susan turned all of my negatives around and made me aware of the effect my negative mindset had on my life. She empowered me to accept that I have the power to change my life, and that I have 100{51bdf5c65c266dfd1f15feefe86af1142615a8e7749091a97df072db2677af39} control over how I choose to feel and at any time. I learnt that my perfectionism was getting me in to trouble and learnt how to turn my negative behaviour into positive behavior.

I have just completed 2 months coaching and I am a new person without a doubt. I am confident, happy, in control of life and have so much positive energy – thanks to Susan and her coaching methods and style. I no longer compulsively eat and I am in control of alcohol.

I have a new life, a future and every day is filled with happiness and contentment. My relationships have improved 100{51bdf5c65c266dfd1f15feefe86af1142615a8e7749091a97df072db2677af39} and I am going out socialising with friends, something I didn’t do. I have taken up new challenges and I am a participator in life and not a spectator.

I would recommend that if you want to get the results that I have then you go no further and contact Susan. You can either waste more time reading self help books, attending courses or you can get your life back now and call Susan from The Refined Mind.”

Lisa, Western Victoria

Life Coaching with Susan allowed me to figure out how I could combine my interests and education to have a career that I will love! With the right questions I realised I always knew what I wanted to do, but wasn’t sure I was committed to taking those necessary steps. Susan’s coaching gave me the inspiration and tools to explore the possibilities that I can make it happen. Along with a new career path I also found a new way of controlling emotions and focusing on the positive in life. I highly recommend Susan as a life coach and really enjoyed our sessions. Thank you Susan.

Nicole Neylon, Western Australia

“Hi Susan
Many thanks for the work you did with me the other night.  Since our session, I have been finding that my decisions are clearer and I am taking active steps to de-clutter my mind and my surroundings and am already noticing that I have a far better sense of where I want to head than I did before our session.

For this I am very, very grateful – it is as though a fog has lifted and I have stepped into the light and can see the way forward.

Your insights and getting to the heart of the issues was fantastic and your compassionate approach made me feel at ease and free to challenge my beliefs – thank you.”

Narelle, Sydney

“I had a number of reservations initially about “life coaching”. Susan was recommended to me by my sister and a friend and I have had over six sessions now. This experience is nothing that I had imagined it to be. I appreciate how Susan challenges me to think about issues from different perspectives and to self reflect on my thought processes that are blocking me from achieving my goals. I have received coaching from Susan in several areas such as career and fitness. She has a bag of tricks for any situation which often result in “ah ha” moments for me.  I have already recommended her to a number of friends”.

Erin McKay (Health Professional, Perth)

“I have had a number of one-on-one coaching sessions with Susan over the last few months and she has helped me to achieve significant change through coaching. Susan has enabled me to explore areas of my life which have been holding me back in a safe environment and the care and understanding that she has shown me has resulted in me feeling completely comfortable talking to her about a wide range of issues. The changes that I have achieved through being coached by Susan have transformed the relationships that I have with people close to me, have improved the way that I manage my business and have given me a new purpose and direction. I would not hesitate to recommend Susan to you.”

Ian (Financial Planner, Canberra)

“After 6 sessions with Susan I learnt a lot about myself, and I was comfortable opening up to her about my issues that I had been holding in for many years. Susan helped me to realise a lot about life, relationships, and how to look beyond the past and move forward in a more positive way.  I found that each session helped more and more, and I feel that I have grown a lot internally from just being able to talk to Susan.   She is more than just a life coach – she is compassionate,  friendly, intelligent and easy to open up to.”

Brent (Travel Consultant, Melbourne)

“Susan Mathew is the bomb. She gently guided me towards what I needed but wasn’t aware that I needed – and I like to think of myself as quite self aware. After a session with her, I felt energised and excited and like I found a new sense of direction, in a time that I felt unclear. Susan is kind, warm and intelligent. As hard as it usually is for me, I could open up to her and in doing so I felt a massive shift in my life. I felt supported and I felt loved. Thank you Susan. You’re a gem!”

Ayse Ali (Melbourne)

“I began working with Susan to clear some blocks that were preventing me from fully expressing myself in my life and business. What I loved about working with Susan was the space she held for my exploration to take place and the clarity she brought into the sessions that I was not able to see. Her process not only works to deepen you into your true self, it is also nurturing, compassionate and supportive. I came out of my sessions feeling lighter, more certain and confident, which could be felt by people around me. I now see that my change is permanent and it’s having such a wonderful impact in my personal life and my business. Thank you, Susan!”

Jackie Katsikis – Founder and Lead Facilitator of The Roar Journey

“When I started working with Susan I was about to launch my business. At the time I was feeling excited about my future but I couldn’t see how it ‘fit’ into my day to day life. Certain parts of my life such as my budget, relationship and health were really holding me back from fully putting myself out there. Working with Susan allowed me to really go deep into each area of my life and see what needed to change, whether it be mentally or physically. Susan really held me and guided me into a clearer vision of what could be. I loved her visualisations! After going really deep into what I wanted for my life, I was able to really see it and was vibrating at a different level. Some of the things that shifted and came into my life were pretty magic, just by being guided in this way. Thank you Susan. I recommend you to anyone who is ready to fully access their life and live fully and abundantly.”

Cat McRad

“Before I started my coaching sessions with Susan, I had always struggled with being completely honest about my feelings. This had been happening for so long that I had stopped allowing myself to even HAVE feelings. Through the coaching process I have now been able to get back in touch with this part of myself. After having hidden my emotions for so many years, this feels very freeing! I have now learnt to respond rather than react. I now realize that I am now free to make my own decisions, and I now put myself and my wellbeing first and foremost. I am very impressed and infinitely grateful for your help, Susan!”

Vera Zurcher