What Integrative Coaching Can Do For You...
“I sent my Soul through the Invisible, Some letter of that After-life to spell:
And by and by my Soul return'd to me, And answer'd:
'I Myself am Heav'n and Hell”
― Omar Khayyam
"If your thoughts are opposed to love, you’ll feel stress, and that stress will let you know that you’ve drifted away from what you fundamentally are. If you feel balance and joy, that tells you that your thinking is more in keeping with your true identity...which is the end of suffering in you".
Bryon Katie author of the book "The mind at home with oneself".
Dr. Jennifer Walinga PROFESSOR and PROGRAM HEAD MAPC ROYAL ROADS UNIVERSITY
She is gifted at listening and asking questions that will nudge you to...find your path. She has faith in people that they will find their own solutions. I love the visuals and the way she maps l believe in that process. You actually have a lot of fun...there is an intensity, seriousness...you can see that passion in her art. She makes things happen, has a vision and makes it happen, doesn't wait years or months she is an inspiring individual, a partner on my journey.
Paige Penny Child and Youth care student
She is raw and real. She pushes you to go to places you might not go on your own. Go bigger go bolder. Lynda allowed me to go deep stuff l knew was there but never had the chance to talk about it.
This is the work of the future; this is the work of the HeART
Nikky Love Nursing student-NOW a Registered Nurse Podcaster (Humans of Vanlife)
I feel so held so supported. My most favorite part of coaching is the feeling l have when l leave. I am on top of the world. My hands are in the sky hallelujah!
My relationship with self and others has been enhanced…it gives me so much hope about how that could ripple out to more and more people…this is the work of the world, this is the work of the future, this is the work of now…in order to rise up we all have to do work on ourselves.
Pauline Finn Executive Director, Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
When you are with Lynda she is 100% present and she listens in a magical way. She always remembers what happened in the past. Opens up your mind unravels it in a way that is feels so freeing. I learned to take a deep breath rather than reacting to every situation. Working with Lynda helps you be more comfortable with who you are and to celebrate that.
Catherine Educator and New mum
In the very first session that I had with Lynda, I was uncovering things that resulted in very positive changes in my daily life which I continue to benefit from today. I was contemplating a change in career and what direction to take with my career.
Lynda is so intuitive and such a good listener. She noticed things in my body language and in how I framed things when I told them to her. When she simply shared what she noticed in the way I told her things it helped me understand so much about myself. I went to her with one agenda but uncovered other issues that needed my attention. With her guidance, I was able to address and mend these other issues with relative ease.
Lynda rephrased my own words but in such a way that I am able to understand myself or my situation more clearly. I also appreciate the homework that we create for me to do. Having a tangible thing to do helps me to take action, make change, and translate understandings from our sessions into daily life.
I have enjoyed more peace within myself, a stronger more open and more loving relationship with my husband and emotional healing from a miscarriage.
I have already recommended Lynda to several of my friends when I do I tell them that I went to you in the hopes of being able to reimagine possibilities for myself and my career....Lynda helped me realize things about myself through my own words.
Patti Gauchie Energy Healer
I had always wanted to open up a small wellness studio and could never seem to make that dream a reality. I felt like I was on the right runway but could not manage the take-off. Lynda gave me flight!
Lynda helped me to focus on my vision, be clear and true to my values and beliefs, and set realistic goals. But most of all Lynda helped me to believe in myself.
Lynda listened, challenged, clarified, supported and always cared. She even gave me homework. I loved it.
Lynda is a superb coach. She is delightful, energetic, skilled in all the right places and hugely fun.
Thank you, Lynda!
I came to coaching in deep despair. The process proved to be a meaningful way of moving through the back-and-forth of emotions embedded in the experience of losing loved ones and dealing with many of life's transitions. Emotions had entangled themselves with self-defeating thoughts that kept me in a place of despair. Lynda helped me to gain the traction necessary to, once again, embrace challenges and move forward with a new understanding of myself and my journey.
Kim Summers Registered Nurse
The process of being coached has been transformational in my life. When I began coaching with Lynda, my big quest was to feel peace and contentment in my life. Through my conversations with Lynda, I began to explore where my true values lay and began to identify the unconscious processes that were standing in the way. I feel more joy in my life, and I feel more confident in my ability to make decisions that are based on the values that I hold. I feel present and intentional in my life.
Through the exploration that I have undertaken with Lynda, I have a deeper understanding of who I am. This knowledge has been invaluable to me. The biggest surprise about coaching is the spiritual journey it has taken me on. It has sparked a deep curiosity about what it means to be human and how we are inextricably connected to others around us.
As a coach, Lynda is compassionate, curious, intuitive, and exceptional at empowering others to discover and embrace their true selves. Lynda brings a vibrant, loving, and fun energy to coaching, utilizing her innate gifts to support clients in creating new possibilities.
Amy Wahbe Coach-Energy healer
Lynda is a brave and powerful coach that isn't afraid to follow you into serious or unpleasant territory, supporting you and championing you the entire way. She has a strong but soft approach that makes you trust her deeply, and feel protected and safe to bring any topic to the coaching. Her professionalism, blended with her deep caring for her clients, makes Lynda a powerful catalyst for change and transformation. Thank you for the work we did together Lynda!
Hannah Ashwood-Smith Nursing educator
I had the pleasure of being coached by Lynda Mcleod for six months during a particularly stressful time in my personal and professional life. Lynda skillfully created a dynamic and comfortable atmosphere of trust and respect, where she helped me to explore many complex situations. I felt very supported by her coaching which enabled me to take steps to resolve strained or conflicted relationships. Lynda's excellent communication skills coupled with her creativity allowed me to remove certain obstacles, providing a new lens/perspective with which to tackle my problems. When I finished my coaching sessions, I missed our time together, but the skills I gained from Lynda have undoubtedly enhanced my ability to deal with conflict more effectively.
Katrina Chappel Registered Nurse
Lynda is...Creative, Passionate, Warm, Curious, Responsive, Joyful, Artistic, Genuine, Courageous, Authentic.
I am in awe at the journey Lynda leads me on in each coaching session, she brings awareness to the resources and resilience's that reside in me. Lynda inspires clarity, vision, purpose, momentum, truly an outstanding Life Coach.
Bonnie Davison Education Consultant
Every time I am coached by Lynda in person or on the phone I leave with a clear focused mind, ready to change the world. Lynda, you have such a gift and I feel blessed to have you as my personal life coach. You have helped me find the confidence to 'be the change'! Thank you with all my heart.
Cathy Nilson new to Victoria
Lynda approaches our sessions with a sparkle that is highly encouraging for me to Live Big. This is particularly important as my world is diminished substantially by personal tragedy, and I want this journey to be soulful and transformative. By way of understanding and compassion, Lynda offers me a safety zone where I am supported to expand and direct my path to one that is in aligns with my true self.
Lynda has a special gift of posing insightful questions that empower me to dig deep within and extract the essence of those truly meaningful ‘aha, I get it now’ moments. I am impressed with her strong ability to create the space for brainstorming and visualization (and fun!). I leave our sessions uplifted, with a smile, and ready to take action & next steps towards reaching out towards my true potential. You are a beacon of hope and inspiration Lynda –I thank you and look forward to our continued success!
Martine L. Registered Nurse
Lynda our coaching sessions are ALWAYS a pleasure. You listen hard and I feel heard; you have a way of being bang on with your suggested exercises/visualizations/imageries that takes me further. After each sessions, I see things more clearly and it supports me to move forward.
You challenge me in a respectful and gentle way, this has made me feel better about myself.
Thank you for following your own passions and inspire others along the way!
Michele Wagner Leader Caring for people with disabilities
Before coaching I felt like my eyes were closed. I could not see what I really wanted in life and I felt unfulfilled. Lynda enabled me to explore my desires and identify my life dreams. Now I am making those dreams a reality and Lynda continues to coach me on my journey.
Tessa Carlson Camosun College student
Before starting coaching with Lynda two years ago my biggest fear was if I was going to be able to succeed in post secondary after being 8+ years since I had taken a class. Lynda was able to open up my true fears around the issue and she brough light to how I was making up stories in my head, how all the things that I was stressed about were not actually true.
Before coaching I felt a lot of stress towards my life. I had issues with school, relationships, self-esteem, and past experiences in my life.
What I found with coaching is that it really helped me find the true roots to why I feel the way I do. It helped me analysis the true facts and not listening to the to fake stories I have made up in my mind.
My favorite part of coaching in the environment and how Lynda is so easy to talk to. It is nothing but love and understanding when you walk in for your coaching session. You feel safe and you feel you can talk about whatever may be happening in your life.
I am so very grateful to have met Lynda. She has helped me through some issues that have been very present in my life for a long time. She makes you see though issues in a different life. You dive deep and find the root. She has been a big part in the progress I have made within the last 2 years. Very grateful.
Hayley Camosun College Student
Before starting coaching I was apprehensive. I feared facing my “inner demons” and worried it would trigger more pain than healing. Thankfully, I gave it a chance. Now, with Lynda’s help, I face my “demons” with a whole new perspective. I’ve learned that I am in control; I can change the dialogue. I no longer feel like a victim anymore. I know that I’m a strong, empowered woman.
Not only have I been able to face issues of the past with coaching, but most importantly, I feel confident in facing future obstacles. I know that I can use the “framework” of coaching to question “the stories” I am telling myself to prevent myself from getting stuck. With Lynda, you get unstuck!
I strongly recommend coaching to help move through past, present and future fears.
Coaching has changed my life, provided me with coping tools, helped me find my strengths and purpose.
Thank you Lynda!