Teen testimonials

“Caroline taught me we should always be ourselves, focus on our strengths and not be afraid to fail… Now I feel more confident with myself, especially when I just moved to a new school, I think this has helped me a lot with making new friends.”  Rachel (15yo)

“I wasn't so keen to do The SELF Program as I thought it was just going to be boring, it was the opposite. I loved learning about myself. I have, since finishing the program, become more grateful about everything I have and get.” Tessa (14yo)

“When I agreed to start coaching I was really nervous and scared because I didn't want to open up to someone I didn’t know. After the first session I realised that there was nothing to be scared about because no matter what I said, I knew I wasn't going to be judged.” Mia (14yo)

“Coaching showed me different ways of seeing things. I feel happier, safer, like I belong in my family. My relationship with mum has really improved, we don’t fight much any more…and I notice I say YES more!”  Taylor (14yo)

Young adult testimonials

"Thank you for looking after me for the last several months. It was a fascinating journey :)  Back in February, I was no longer able to cope with my negative emotions and thoughts. There was a lack of understanding of where my pessimism and frustration originated from. My sessions with Caroline helped to analyse and understand my habits and taught me how to apply special tools to clear the headspace and prioritise what is important now. Now I feel more confident and capable to move forward in my life.Kate (30)

“What I valued the most during our partnership was Caroline's passion and rich life experience. I really appreciated the way she listened to my story and provided such wise advice. Her guidance continues to have a positive influence on my career and personal journey.” Effie (23)

"Before I began my sessions with Caroline, I felt directionless, but working with Caroline has given me a sense of focus and clarity. After each session, I feel confident to tackle the challenges in my life. I have particularly enjoyed learning more about myself from coaching, and how to harness my strong points and better gauge my mood and stress levels. Caroline's advice and strategies have been invaluable in helping me to negotiate challenging social relationships and the demands of a new job, and I look forward to applying these strategies and lessons in the future as well." JB 25

Parent testimonials

While still in her pre-teen years, I wanted to give my daughter some coaching that would help her develop a good sense of self. Already there were a lot issues and challenges starting at school between “friends”. I thought it would be useful to develop some skills to navigate through these times. Caroline’s experience, warm nature and gentle ways have been most useful in helping her establish useful tools and a greater awareness. This has given her more confidence and a different unrelated person to trust when life  becomes rocky. TL - Mum (11yo)

"We started in December as I really wanted N to have a strong start to yr 8. Caroline was amazing...she is warm and really engaging and I personally really liked her. N met with her alone and had 'lifework' to do.  After the first session I could tell he was really trying at home; he started to smile more as well. After the 8 sessions he wanted to know what now? We reassured him he could catch up with Caroline if he felt he needed to. He has had a great start to yr 8...on Valentine’s Day I got a card...first one ever..and in it he said thank you for helping him prepare for yr 8! I would highly recommend Caroline to anyone who has a child struggling..it helps for them to hear they are amazing from someone who is not family!" FP - Mum (13yo)

"I have seen improvement with my daughter, which is such a good thing! She really likes and connects with you, which has helped her a lot. Thank you for your knowledge and wisdom in reaching and connecting with young adults. I hope she keeps learning from what you've taught her." MM - Mum (20yo)

"It has been wonderful to see my daughter discover so much about herself and to see her confidence grow whilst on the SELF Program with Caroline. She has a deeper sense of self-worth, her relationships have matured and she is noticeably happier. Caroline connects genuinely with young people and with her warm and open nature she is able to bring out their best and guide them through invaluable self-discovery. My daughter has enjoyed the Program so much, that although it has now finished, she has decided to continue seeing Caroline, which to me is wonderful as it’s proof that she has gained so much from it. Thank you, Caroline, It sincerely has been really valuable for my daughter and all the great work has flowed through to the rest of the family, too!"  GR - Mum (15yo)

"He smashed his uni finals! High distinction for one of his assignments and the big old scary, long one was also met with great success. He’s doing well and now looking forward to a big holiday. Thank you for your invaluable help and guidance. You were the perfect fit for my son when he was drowning in that massive tide of overwhelm. I have been loudly singing your praises to friends and colleagues and shall continue to do so. Thanks (huge thanks) again."

PC - Mum (22yo)

"We found Caroline (or Caroline found us) at just the right time for my teen struggling with identity and his place in the world. From Day 1 Caroline’s observations, insights and suggestions rang true. She was able to develop a great trust and respect and created a ‘safe space’ for genuine conversation and self-reflection. Communication at home

has sky-rocketed, feedback from school is similar, and there is no doubt that he is on the right path

to greater confidence, increased capacity to communicate in a way that affects change, and

contemplation of a future that is achievable rather than overwhelming. Thank you!"

TB (mum 15yo)

"My daughter was feeling out of control from her anxiety which caused issues with

schoolwork, friendships and how she felt about herself. That’s when I searched for a

teen coach and thankfully contacted Caroline from ‘The Self Project’. Caroline’s was

just what my daughter needed. She is kind, generous and non-judgmental allowing my

daughter to open up to her. Caroline is a wonderful mentor who taught my daughter

excellent tools to manage her anxiety, how to understand and appreciate different

friendships and most importantly how to be kind to herself. She will have these skills

for life. I highly recommend ‘The Self Project’ for your teenager. I am so thankful for

Caroline and her knowledge.

WF - Mum (15yo)