Personal Growth & Development

There’s no getting around it. Increasing your level of your happiness and enhancing the quality of your life is an inside job. Absolutely everything rests on YOU. I believe that you have the power to radically up your game both personally and professionally so long as you’re willing to start within. Here are 3 opportunities for self-discovery and growth:

Private Coaching

 

It’s not that you’re miserable. You’re just restless and tired of feeling stuck, unclear, unmotivated, dissatisfied, lost, trapped, anxious, restless or unsure. You know that something’s missing and there has to be more to your life. Deep down, you realize you’re not stepping into your potential. YET.

Working with a Life Coach is a game-changer. With Katy’s gentle, yet firm approach, you’ll find yourself supported and challenged to step into your best self. To pursue your dreams means a whole lot of courage, perseverance, and a non-wavering commitment to crank up the volume of your life! And let me be clear: coaching is not to ‘fix’ you; coaching is to enhance the real you so your life has meaning, purpose and fulfillment.

No longer a stranger to yourself, you’ll find the answers you had no idea you possessed all along. With objectivity, accountability, support and tools, Katy will give you the opportunity for exponential growth and transformation in all aspects of your life!

With an increasingly full schedule, Katy takes on a limited number of private clients at any given time. Discover more about Coaching below and set up your free discovery session with Katy to see if this is the right move for you!

What is Life Coaching?

The International Coach Federation defines life coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

I can offer you all kinds of textbook definitions but instead, let me give you an analogy.

Let’s say it’s your mission to become a Nephrologist. Say what? Yes, a Nephrologist. Don’t worry, until 5 minutes ago, I didn’t know what that was either. A Nephrologist is a kidney disease specialist. To achieve your goal, you might seek the help of the following professionals:

Counsellor: When asked why you’ve chosen to become a Nephrologist, you get very emotional. Your father died only a year ago from polycystic kidney disease. You’re still reeling from his death and if that’s not enough, you’ve also discovered that you inherited the genetic marker for the disease. Before you can move forward, you need to address underlying issues of grief and fear. The emotional wounds need attention and healing before you can move ahead.

Mentor: It may be helpful to seek out the wisdom of someone who has the experience you’re after. By finding a student already in training, for instance, you might learn what kind of time commitment is required and the pros and cons of studying for this particular career. A mentor can provide support from actual experience and help you navigate your path with greater insight.

Consultant: Someone who has expertise in this field would be invaluable in your search. By connecting with a practicing Nephrologist, you can further investigate the field and determine if this is the right choice for you.

Life Coach: Let me make it very clear that I do not possess any kind of knowledge about nephrology. But that’s exactly the point. My role is to support you as my client; the subject matter is irrelevant. Unlike other professionals, the Coach is not considered the expert. You are. My role is to motivate you, ask insightful questions, hold you accountable and give you objective support to help you find your way!

 

Are you Coachable?

To benefit from the Coaching process, you need to be able to say yes to the following questions:

1.

Are you willing to do the work?
Coaching is an action-based process. Words will get us nowhere and action is essential! If you’re willing to put in the time, energy, money and honest effort to live a better life, you’re in the right place.

2.

Can you be humble and open?
In order to create change that lasts, we must recognize that we can’t do it on our own. The input and objectivity of a Coach needs to be received from the heart and not just the mind. Be ready to change your outlook and to embrace new perspectives.

3.

Are you willing to surrender control?
The most fundamental growth we can ever encounter within ourselves happens when we are willing to let go and embrace what’s possible. By insisting on controlling every outcome, we paralyze ourselves and lose out on opportunities for bigger and better things. Can you let go?

4.

Are you ready to take full ownership?
Coaching is a positive process of rapid growth and development. What it’s not is a means of chronic complaining and blaming. While some venting might be helpful, clients don’t benefit from focusing on things out of their control. The real growth happens when we take full responsibility for all of our choices and choose to be empowered moving forward.

5.

Are you prepared to be real?
Coaching only works for those who are ready to show up authentically and 100% as they are. Pretense will get us nowhere. This means being brutally honest with ourselves and one another. Until we can tackle the truth head-on, we’re not going to make progress. Show up. And equally important, be you!

 

M.A.S.T. Group Coaching

 

Motivation. Accountability. Support. Tools.

 

Imagine all the ingredients for a better you in a circle of like-minded individuals who care about your success! You are not alone and you’ll be amazed at the parallels you share with others!

Group coaching is “an intimate conversation space, focused on goal setting, deepening awareness around key issues, taking action and accountability” [as defined by Jennifer Britton, author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley 2010)]. Benefit from the collective growth and wisdom of a group and you’ll go places!

If you are interested in joining the next intake for MAST, contact Katy to arrange for your free consultation.

 

Registration is ongoing and start dates are determined by the number of registrants.

The Shores of Nowheresville

Don’t you hate it when you set out to achieve something and for whatever reason, you don’t quite get there? Or if you do, it doesn’t last? A prickly feeling surfaces when you know what you “should” or “could” do but you don’t do it. And it’s the same stumbling blocks that you trip over every…single…time! After a while, it seems easier, safer, and more sane to settle and stick to what you know.

Do any of these keep you stuck?

  • Overwhelm
  • Stress
  • Fear
  • Lack of knowledge
  • Being too ‘comfortable’
  • Feeling inadequate
  • Money (or a perceived lack of it);
  • A never-ending supply of distractions (Facebook much?)

If yes, you are not alone!

Let’s face it: you can talk about your desires and dreams until the cows come home. You can even implement some steps to create change. However, getting on track seems to be a precursor to falling back off. The results are infuriating:

  • Getting stuck in a rut
  • Feeling unmotivated
  • Going through the motions
  • Feeling exhausted all the time
  • Dreading your day-to-day tasks
  • Getting so mad at yourself
  • And the list goes on!

 

Creating a Safe Harbour

Imagine having a team of supporters who are like-minded, share similar challenges as you and want you to succeed!  Imagine having the motivation, accountability, support and tools to finally overcome the things that hold you back!

Katy’s MAST Coaching program was designed with two things in mind:

  1. To provide a safe space for you to be real about your challenges and goals, free from judgment and surrounded by like-minded people; and
  2. To properly equip you with effective ways to set sail and actually accomplish what you set out to do.

Join MAST and finally build the life you crave! It doesn’t matter what your scenario is. What matters is that you feel you’re moving forward and achieving what you want with the collaboration and support of your MAST team! It’s powerful and it works. With MAST, you will experience:

  • Increased confidence and courage
  • Clarity and purpose
  • Consistency in your life
  • Newfound habits & thought processes
  • Passion and drive
  • Strategies for success
  • Stronger self-awareness
  • And so much more!

This innovative 12-session program has been designed to create action and results. Available locally in person OR online to anyone who has high-speed internet, MAST is effective. Over the course of 12 weekly sessions, you’ll connect with the MAST team and your Coach to check in with yourself, your goals, and with others in the group to accelerate your progress!

Create a better, stronger and more confident YOU! The benefits to you, your family, friends and colleagues are immeasurable. Stop settling. Pull in the anchors and set sail!

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Six months of hands-on coaching, support and accountability
  • Support and solutions with the help of proactive, resourceful and objective people
  • Being listened to in a non-judgmental environment
  • Shared learning with like-minded people who will teach you more about yourself and what you need to do
  • Accountability in the form of partnership
  • Weekly action items and some exercises to support you in moving forward
  • New techniques and habits to keep you on track long after the program ends
  • Free, unlimited access to your Coach and others in the group
  • Fresh perspectives that will help rather than hinder your efforts to achieve success
  • A bonus 50-minute one-on-one coaching session with Katy at no additional cost
  • And so much more!

Are you the right fit?

Group coaching is not for everyone. Here are some questions to consider – if you can answer “yes” to these, carry on…

  • Do you interact well in small groups of 6 people? If this creates overwhelming anxiety, this won’t be of service to you. You might be better to consider private one-on-one coaching.
  • Are you prepared to step outside of your comfort zone and challenge your own limitations? You need to be real and honest about who you are and embrace vulnerability with others who are willing to do the same.<
  • Are trust and integrity important to you? Confidentiality within the group is essential for its success!
  • Are you compassionate and understanding towards others? Those in the group will benefit from your support as much as you benefit from theirs.
  • Are you prepared to make real changes in your life? The group is there to support you and hold you accountable but true commitment must come from within YOU only!

 

Note: These sessions are not for gossip, regular chit-chat or meaningless discussion. Sessions are designed to accelerate you and other members by identifying challenges and successes, creating action items and providing a level of accountability that will help you get things done. All this includes hands-on coaching to generate positive learning, growth and change. And the best part of all? The connections formed in this group will continue to sustain you well beyond the end of the program.

Invest in Yourself!

Katy’s MAST Coaching program is strategically priced and laid out to create affordability and ease. Choose to pay all at once or use the monthly payment plan (which includes a $49 fee):

  • $897 Upfront
  • $315 Per Month * 3 months

 

NOTE: the above prices do not include the required 5% GST.

Online Learning

 

A 6-week e-course: Find your personal power and start building the life you really want!

Are you striving to know yourself and to know what you actually want?

It all starts with self-awareness which is born of self-love and acceptance. When we begin to understand ourselves in a deeper way, we create more ease, better health, stronger relationships, meaningful work, firm boundaries, greater abundance and more love all around.

Sure, it sounds great. But as you might argue, life happens. It’s so easy to lose ourselves in the busy-ness of our lives. But there’s the truth: once you lose sight of who you are and become disconnected, it costs you in the form of attracting everything you don’t want.

Finding Me is meant to support you in creating purpose, self-love and your new happy! I pulled this together to bring you in touch with your most authentic self so you can re-build your life to make it “fit” better according to who you really are.

This e-course was designed with ease and convenience in mind. Over 6 weeks, we’ll meet virtually online via Google Hangout (dates to be determined for the next intake). Each lesson is designed to educate, inspire and move you towards a life that is directly aligned with who you really are. The group is small (no more than 8 people) to allow for discussion, support and feedback. You will also receive thought-provoking exercises and homework assignments to accelerate your growth! Here are some of the topics we’ll explore together:

  • Who you really are
  • Your core values (what reallymatters to you)
  • Your beliefs (both the good and the bad)
  • What you really want
  • How to build the life of your dreams
  • And much more!

 

We’re talking about life-long changes that will come out of this program and all for less than a day at the spa! (Yes, the spa is nice but it doesn’t carry forward for long.)

Finding Me is available for only $297 (+GST)!

There is one catch: you MUST be committed to the program and demonstrate effort on your part. While the course is amazing, it is truly the participants who determine the ultimate outcome for themselves. You’ll get out of this as much as you put in. To that end, we take registrations seriously and refunds are not provided. The onus is on you!

Do you want to improve your life or stay in the sidelines? You decide!

 

Is this right for me?

 

I’m a big believer in the right thing happening at the right time when it’s right for you. If this doesn’t get you excited at all, this may not be for you. If, however, you’d like to start living with value and purpose, now’s your chance!

Registration is ongoing with e-courses offered each Fall (Oct) and Winter (Feb). Please contact Katy to be considered for the next intake!

The Finding Me e-course format was perfect for my needs. It allowed me the flexibility to engage as much or as little as I could or wanted to without any pressure. The limited number of participants allowed me to make greater connections with an amazing group of women who were empowering and supporting just when I needed it. The course content that Katy created was perfectly balanced to allow me dig deep and really identify my own values and then continue to build on those breakthroughs each week. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone and everyone!

Felicia Magee

Projects & Executive Coordinator, PG Chamber of Commerce AND Photographer, Purple Reign Photography

Katy Suik is knowledgeable and passionate about life coaching. Working with Katy has been a valuable and rewarding experience. She has a knack for encouraging her clients to think outside the box and search even the dark corners to find infinite possibility in their lives. The Finding Me e-Course taught me many skills to get to the root of my challenges and to move forward in navigating through future ones. Katy doesn’t stop reaching out to her clients when the course is over but follows through to ensure her clients are staying the course of their journey. I recommend Finding Me to anyone who is “stuck” or wanting the charter a new path. Katy will support and guide you through obstacles whether it be through her coaching or through learning and development.

Angie Sterling

Executive Assistant, Northern Health

Working with Katy Suik in her 6-week Finding Me course was a powerful, vision-blasting process for me! I thoroughly enjoyed the Google hangout format and the weekly homework and journaling exercises which forced me to look deep inside, explore my limiting beliefs and tackle them head on with a practical action plan. Katy is extremely intuitive, empathetic and strong as a Life Coach. Her skills are evident in how she communicates within group settings and one-on-one. I highly recommend KMS Life Coaching Services for anyone who is looking for some answers, especially if you’re saying “help me find me”! Investing time into yourself is one of the best gifts you can give YOU.

Erin Vogt

Social Worker & Aspiring Wellness Coach