Common Issues



Two of the most common roadblocks to personal growth are self-perceived laziness and procrastination. Everyone works to deadlines, but many people seem to be stuck in a pattern of letting deadlines creep up and then suddenly finding themselves overwhelmed. Mostly this comes down to poor planning and improper time management. Helping people better focus and manage their work and free time can be a huge boost for improved results. I have helped many people overcome their history of procrastinating and find a new, improved way of approaching projects that gets them done on time and with a minimum of stress.


A lot of people are convinced that being lazy is a personality trait and that it is something they cannot change.

This is just flatly untrue. You may have a lot of evidence to support the claim, but I have shown many people a way out of the self-imposed issue of laziness, to a life where you work when you need to work, you play when it’s time to play and you rest properly to support these outcomes.

Lack of focus and follow-through

Lack of focus and an inability to follow projects through to the end is a very common problem. Many people feel they are great while in the idea stage of a project, but when it comes to putting it all together, they lose focus and interest. This leads to a sense of failure. If this happens a number of times, you will begin to believe it is simply the person you are – the idea person not the focus or follow-through person. I would argue that anyone can be a focus and follow-through person. It is quite likely that you have created roadblocks to following through on ideas and projects years ago, and these ideas continue to hold sway in your life. Recognizing where the blockages are and using specific psychological tools to remove these blocks can be key to enjoying the sense of completion when a project is finished successfully. Working together, we will explore what is happening that causes you to lose focus and interest before a project is finished. Focus and follow-through are learned behaviours, not character traits. If you are having problems, let’s explore them and devise personalized tools for your situation to get you to a place where you feel confident in your ability to finish what you started.

Imposter Syndrome and low self-esteem


The world is changing so quickly that one can come straight out of college into the work place and immediately feel like they are behind the most recent developments. The business environment and associated technology is rapidly evolving. Many people work in jobs where they are constantly plagued with thoughts that they are not up to the task, or lack the proper background and training to complete their job. Sometimes this is true. But many times this is a result of Imposter Syndrome. Working together, we can sort out whether your feelings of inadequacy are just insecurities or actual problems of training and placement that need to be addressed. Having a second objective view to help you sort through the issues can be a huge help. Most likely, you are not an imposter at all. You just need the right support and tools to get your job done. I have helped many people in these circumstances. They went from feeling like an imposter to feeling strong, confident and ready to grow, both at work and in their personal lives.


Low self-esteem is one of the most common problems I help my clients overcome. Life is challenging and not always easy. Childhood problems and adolescent pressures can create a sense of low self-esteem that follows one into adulthood. Many times, low self-esteem arises out of unfair self-criticism. I help my clients look objectively at the facts of their lives and see their true value. Of course you have weaknesses. We all do . But you also have strengths. And your actual abilities are probably far beyond your current perceived boundaries of possibility. As a mentor and life-coach, I will help you to see your strengths and weaknesses in a balanced light. We can work to lessen the impact of your weaknesses and highlight your strengths. Low self-esteem is very common and not difficult to overcome with the right tools. Let me show you how to view yourself and life in a way that leaves you feeling purposeful, effective and valued – as a family member, friend, employee, leader and colleague. Your desire and commitment are the only thing we need to start.

Decision Making


Decision making can be a heart-wrenching and nerve racking process. But it doesn’t have to be. Our whole life is a series of big and small decisions. We are constantly making decisions but most of us don’t even notice the process. You have made many excellent decisions throughout your life. And some poor ones as well. We all have. You probably haven’t fairly evaluated your decision making abilities. With any decision, the first priority is awareness and information. You need both of these aspects to make a good decision. If either is missing, then it is much more difficult to choose the best course of action. As a mentor/life-coach I try to help my clients identify the key factors in any decision. This may involve generalized techniques for analysing decisions, to assistance with very specific decisions including changing jobs, moving to a new place, taking on more tasks at work, hiring, etc. Decisions are a constant aspect of our lives. Get confident in your decision making and all of your life will proceed more smoothly and effectively. I can help show you how to approach decisions in a way that lends itself to the best possible outcome.