To describe Alana is to describe joy. I’ve known Alana for years, first meeting her in the world of financial services and then re-meeting her in the world of coaching and personal development.
Seeing her extend her skills from managing complicated projects to more recently facilitating online meditation sessions has been nothing short of joyous.
In the month where she led our Tune-in Tuesdays, she revealed the strength in her honesty and vulnerability and held space for people to explore their inner world.
Now that she’s launched her first book, I look forward to welcoming her again to lead another group.
- Charbel Zeaiter, Founder
Alana’s coaching course is amazing. She is inspiring, strong, powerful and kind. Her words helped to heal me and I’ll be forever inspired and grateful of the time we spent together during the 8 weeks of my course.
She gave me her undivided attention and support during each call, whether I’d be feeling good or not so good, and it made me feel safe and understood. She helped me see through my pain so that I could experience internal shifts and a change in perspective which meant that I could act accordingly and in a way that was more suited to where I wanted to be.
I would 100% recommend Alana to anyone who is looking to make some major life changes, or internal shifts so that they could see their life grow and flow differently. I absolutely loved my time working with her and I would 100% love to do it again in the near future! Thank you Alana!!
- Aimee Hardwicke (personal client)
Alana is a strong facilitator who we brought in for a national sales team building session.
Through delivering her own coaching methodology and commitment to our teams objectives, we saw a deeper collaboration happen over time.
Alana took the time to understand our requirement in detail and helped shape our outcomes - and that's where we got to as a team.
She works intuitively as well as with core processes which really deliver. It was easy working with Alana as she brings so much joy to a space.
- Olivia Gardiner, Informatica
Alana has supported the Sydney Gay Meditation Group as a volunteer. Her approach is really inclusive and welcoming of everyone. While sharing her story and journey around self-acceptance, she was able to relate to all participants and share how her practice allows everyone to understand their current circumstances and focus on their levels of acceptance of themselves.
Her ability to focus in and easily describe her practice is inspiring and allowed the group to truly understand each step.
Alana guides individuals on a clear and easily understood journey with her meditations.
Allowing individuals to share their experiences and observations about this journey through supported facilitated discussion, allowing participants to explore learnings and relate to this.
Alana gained a lot of praise from the members and has been invited to lead further meditations for the group in the future based on this.
- James and the team at Sydney Gay Meditation Group
I first met Alana in a corporate setting, her corporate presence was always polished and of the highest standards (written communication, meeting facilitation and consultation) over time as we cycle through the typical project lifecycle, it became apparent that Alana's signature style is empower to promote corporate harmony without sacrificing on quality.
Alana's strength is in translating the most complex philosophical ideology into simple day-to-day language, she once said to me after listening to my issues "I know you will approach it with the gentlest touch" giving me the space to grow my own solution and the warmth and support I needed to take a step back and look at the whole picture. That simple sentence allowed me to forgive myself for the way I was feeling, the deeper meaning was so powerful, that when a similar issue came up again a week later, instead of me reacting (my usual way), I heard Alana's voice "I know you will approach it with the gentlest touch". The love and empowerment brought my logical self back from the moment of anger and I was able to address the situation in the most productive and gentlest way.
When I complimented Alana at our next weekly coaching session, she took no share of the success, she said she was so happy for me because I was able to immerse myself in the learning of the earlier coaching sessions, that I made it happen, not her. This was so powerful, like all great teachers before her, Alana truly believes in the goodness in everyone and encourages everyone to be their whole self, to give their 100% at all times (instead of "I'll bring 50% if you meet me at 50%).
Thank you Alana, your courage, calm and inner strength has had a significant impact on my personal and professional life. Thank you for accepting me the way I am, and believing in me to achieve greater milestones!
- Ani Chang, Senior Business Analyst