Coaching for women

Discover the power inside of you 

My coaching offers every women the opportunity to discover the power inside of her. What if you had the power inside you to create a life filled with everything your heart desired? What if what was holding you back was your perception of who you are?

The essence of being a woman is our unique ability to be so many parts in one-self. Being a woman is as special as it is complicated, and in honoring this and all the parts of ourselves, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-actualization. Our role, as a woman, can be very demanding and there are times when juggling everything can feel like too much. Our frustration increases while our self-confidence lessens. Sometimes we can feel stuck, knowing we need to make changes, but are unsure how.

My coaching offers every women the opportunity to discover the power inside of her. Our woman-to-woman and heart-to-heart sessions explore deeply-seated patterns and the limitations of these.

Working with life stages

Working through our life stages, we will acknowledge, together, the various phases that are impacting on you, as a woman. These life stages may include teenage years, early adulthood, significant partnerships and marriage, space holding and family managing, motherhood and biological changes in life. Each passage of time we pass through, brings with it an emotional memory and potentially unresolved experiences.

Finding your balance

As women, we have multi-functioning roles in society and often need to switch from mother or partner to career woman or business owner. The issue is not so much the ability to multi-task but rather creating balance. This can be challenging when having to make choices and decisions that are in others best interests, rather than your own. With life coaching for women, we’ll work towards creating clarity and focus on positive and uplifting strategies that will support you in change.

Understanding our emotions

As women, we are generally more driven by emotion and our desire to have meaningful relationships. This means that we place emphasis on creating more open and honest relationships. Learning to set appropriate and sometimes necessary boundaries, in those meaningful relationships, can enhance the quality of these.

The ever-changing ratio of women who are single mothers and the bread winners of their families, is on the rise. A vital growth point is learning how to enhance your earning power through confidence building. Life coaching for women recognizes you, as a woman, your needs, your perspectives and your desires outside of your established roles and expectations from other people.

Dear Beautiful Women,

Do you…

  • Spend a lot of your time pleasing others, not really doing what you want to do?
  • Spend more time focusing on what you can’t do than on what you can?
  • Feel you need support and a gentle safe space to seek guidance?
  • Want to increase your self-confidence and belief in yourself?
  • Want to learn to love your body and feel comfortable in your skin?
  • Want to build more fulfilling relationships at home or work?
  • Want to grow out of your present role?

Together, we’ll draw on your strengths and transform you into your deepest potential of who you are. Take this door of opportunity and give yourself what you deserve… you are all woman, all goddess, it’s time to own her.

What my clients say

"If you feel that your long-held beliefs and deep rooted problems are holding you back in life, then I can recommend this course to you. Over two days, the counseling and encouragement triggered a catalyst for me to begin a journey of self-discovery, all within a safe environment with others who felt the same way."

Sarah (Guernsey, Channel Islands) 2005

"I feel that the structure of the course would challenge anybody and their boundaries on many levels. I cried a lot during the weekend but maybe that was meant to happen. I didn’t feel sad after we finished the sessions each day, drained yes, but not sad. Optimistic in fact, because you’ve been given some tools to help you cope with stress and problems in your life from now on in. I learned something important too that I deserved to be happy. A lot of the time I don’t think that I do … The Louise Hay workshop has left a lasting imprint on my heart and I will never forget the women I met or what we all learnt about ourselves and from each other with the help of our tutors. Going back to what I said at the start, I am so glad I took part and I would highly recommend this course to anyone."

Alne (Lusty Beg, Belfast)

"I saw her (chiropractor) this morning and she said it was the first time in four years that she has been able to adjust my lower back its thanks to the wonderful work you helped me with last weekend. All my emotions were ‘stored’ down there and I was holding on to them for dear life! Now that I’ve been able to let go emotionally, my body has been able to let go as well. I am so much better off since meeting you... The work we did has had a wonderful effect on my life! I can now truly see each new day as a gift, without needing to look backwards or forwards. Thanks to the lessons you taught me, my life has a whole new meaning and it is so liberating to be able to leave the old behind… Keep up the wonderful work that you are doing!"

Joanne (Johannesburg) 2008

"GETTING ALONG MARVELLOUSLY!!! I am really astounded (and believe me when I say this – it takes a lot to move me). I am more positive and getting more so. My outlook has changed completely (more positive thoughts and so forth). The reason for all this is: On Tueday last week got phoned from a hotel group that previously did not approve my application – went for interview last Friday (awaiting positive results) and on Wednesday last week my current employer offered me a higher position and remuneration and so forth (I have wanted this for the last 6 months or more – new job and higher income). Things, (big and small) seem to really fall in place.”

Lucas (Johannesburg) 2008 

"I attended the ‘love yourself, heal your life’ course this weekend with Gaelene and I can’t even express how awesome it was. I felt as if the content was ‘written’ especially for me and it is going to push me over that last little hurdle after which, I plan to never ever look back on this dark time. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the life changing course this weekend. I cannot believe how much it has helped me and how much it feels like I have been lifted out of a very deep, dark hole. I am aware that this was not the only thing that has helped me (and gratefully so, because then I would doubt the longevity thereof) but it certainly was pivotal and I will forever be grateful for your time. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you so much."

Theresa (Johannesburg) 2008

"This workshop has truly transformed my life! While I had read books on the subject the workshop really brought these ideas and principles to life, bettering my understanding of them and their relevance to my life. The exercises in the workshop really helped me see the negative beliefs I had – some I was aware of, and some that I had no idea existed until the workshop. The exercises were facilitated in such a way that I always felt safe, feeling free to discover my beliefs and patterns, but secure in the sense that a loving and experienced facilitator was guiding my journey. The take home materials and CD’s have really allowed me to apply the techniques to my everyday life. The most important element of the workshop for me was that I felt I could truly be and explore who I really am. The environment that Gaelene creates is a warm, loving space where unconditional acceptance and safety are a given. I highly recommend this workshop to everyone, whether you are looking to make changed, or just merely want to improve your quality and understanding of life."

Lara (Johannesburg) 2007

"On a more profound note, the past week and a bit have been extremely challenging in so far as life throwing everything at me to test the newly leant belief system. It has been harrowing to say the least, but I have survived with a lot more positivity becoming my reality. I also wake up singing ‘I love myself…’ and have been doing so since last week."

Liz ( Johannesburg) 2008

"Thank you for all the support and encouragement you give so generously! We are blessed to have you!"

Karin (Johannesburg) 2008

"Just want to say thank you for the course this weekend I thought I was not going to learn something new for a youngster like you but at the end I really got emotional and that’s what I needed just to see every time is a new journey and you (ma) go with the flow with what comes up… Thank you!"

Rene (Johannesburg) 2008

"Gaelene gave me the tools and wisdom to find my truth, and to finally like the person that I am. She has a quiet, gentle strength which I came to rely on quite a bit in my journey of self discovery."

Coralee (Johannesburg) 2016

"I indeed entered a new chapter after the wonderful course I did with you three years ago. I am engaged to be married, to my ex husband. Its been a wonderful two years back together (after 5 years of divorce). Our daughters are so happy and still ‘congratulate’ us on a daily basis. Who would have thought?"

Charinne (Johannesburg) 2016

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I’m Gaelene, a qualified social worker with practices in JHB and Durban, I specialise in creating a safe space for people who feel lost and paralysed by their experiences. A space where people feel accepted and supported through their journey whilst reclaiming the greatest version of themselves.

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