Life & Business Coach
Hi there! I’m Fiona Craig, Life Balance Coach, and I’d like to ask, have you ever been wondering?
How do I successfully juggle work and family life?
How do I let go of worry, stress and guilt?
How do I start a small business for a better life balance?
Who can help me to attract more clients/customers for my business?
How do I create more free time to start a business or better life for myself?
Well you’re in the RIGHT place!
Getting to know this fellow juggler
I’m a mum that juggles my small business, looking after my two sons (one’s got fur), family, friends, and time for me.
Today we have so many demands placed upon us to be a good parent, worker or lover that in turn we put pressure upon ourselves to please all. The downside is that living up to an ideal version of ourselves is exhausting. I know because I tried to be something that I’m not. It’s not easy being a parent or provider, and you can’t end the juggle, but you can help yourself to juggle more effectively.
My Back to Balance Story
In my twenties, I pursued the glamorous world of modelling and advertising, and partied hard through the 80’s. In fact, I got my life so out of balance that by 1992 I developed the illness Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Looking back, I was so lost and frustrated with my glamour jobs, my nightclub friends, family relationships and life that I was turning that anger inward by neglecting my health and wellbeing. Even running away to the US and UK to study jewellery design were further distractions from the start of an existential crisis. It was not until I was bedridden, that I began to listen to myself, and contemplate what is my purpose in life, and what does this all-mean?
I was at the lowest point of my life, feeling lonely, weak and depressed so I started transforming my whole life, by changing my dysfunctional behaviour patterns, set better boundaries, asking for my needs, finding supportive friends, setting small goals, expressing my anger skilfully, reading psychology/self-help books, healthier eating patterns, vitamins & probiotics, and acupuncture.
Thankfully in a few short years, I began to bounce back, but a hunger emerged for understanding the nature of my mind. I continued my soul searching with living at a meditation & healing centre where I trained as a meditation teacher and found helping others deeply rewarding. I read books by Jack Cornfield, Steven Levine and Louise Hay, and dabbled in Vibrational Medicine and energetic healing.
That’s why I couldn’t continue a career in jewellery design. I wanted to help others just like I had been helped through my illness. So in 1998, I undertook a bachelor degree majoring in counselling/social work with a vision to empower and help other suffers.
In 2006 my life changed dramatically again when I divorced, and became a single mum. It was a real struggle to juggle completing my psychotherapy qualifications, paying my bills and raising my 4 year old. It was tough. In fact, what drives me is to give my son a good education and life experiences so that he can grow into a compassionate, confident and well educated young man.
How I Can Help You
Fast forward today and I’m armed with success strategies based on my personal experience, and professional training.
I have accumulated over 10 years of experience as a coach, mentor, and therapist. I’m a certified NLP practitioner & life coach, certified psychotherapist and business mentor and have created transformational life coaching packages that will give you the resources, knowledge and skills to confidently move forward and achieve your dreams and goals.
As a life coach based in Sydney’s Bondi Junction, I have learnt how to help my clients heal their emotional pain and conflict, remove fear and motivation obstacles, and give them tools and strategies to restore balance so they can move forward in their lives. And in doing so I found myself, and the joy in helping others find their true authentic self, and inner peace.
My first self help book Stuck in a Rut – How to rescue yourself & live your truth is a Grand Prize Winner at 2016 Bookvana Awards and an award-winning finalist at 2016 International Book Awards both in USA.
To learn more about how you can purchase your personally signed paperback copy of Stuck in a Rut – How to rescue yourself and live your truth (which includes a 30 minute telephone coaching session) and delivered to your mailbox anywhere Australia wide, simply CLICK HERE.
Mumpreneur – that’s me!
I’ve worked hard to be a successful business woman, and now mentor other women who want a better lifestyle by starting a business.
When I started Life Balance Coach I followed the top social media experts, as well as, attending webinars, workshops and online courses to understand SEO, website design, copywriting, blogging, social media platforms and other online marketing strategies and best practises to attract clients.
Within a year, Life Balance Coach became a lead generating website ranking on the first page of Google for my niche keywords.
My knowledge and experience can be beneficial to other small business owners who are lost and unsure with how to take their dream, idea or business to the next level.
Certified NLP Practitioner & Life Coach – the coaching room
Strategic Interventionist – Robbins-Madanes Life Coaching studies Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist – Sydney Gestalt Institute
Bachelor of Applied Social Science, BASS (Couns)
Cert IV Trainer & Assessor – Inspire Education
Mindfulness Meditation certificate
My goal as your life and business coach is to help you live a happier life, maybe the life you’ve always imagined you’d have, but somehow things just didn’t work out or got in the way.
If you’ve never experienced life coaching and/or would like to see if we are a great fit for each other, then let’s start with a single life coaching session. I’d like to offer you a 50 minute life coaching (Skype/telephone) session with me at a very affordable price.
You can book your session by clicking HERE or if you’d like to call me Fiona Craig Life Balance Coach on 0405 433 217 in Bondi Junction, Sydney to talk more about how my life coaching & business mentoring can help you.
We are all in this together and there is no therapist and no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence.
Irvin D Yalom