Michelle KneeboneI met Marg at the “Success Formula For Life Workshop” where Marg was co-hosting with another coach that I had been previously working with. I am a person who enjoys self-development and very interested in learning about my own personal empowerment. What drew me to Marg at the workshop was her ‘no mucking around’ attitude and that if you want real improvements in your life and serious about it, then she was the coach for you.  For me at the time, I was ready for a coach like Marg and I wanted to start looking at my relationship with food and seek out a coach who could be serious about helping me with those mind blocks that had been in the way with trying to lose weight. Marg spoke to me about using various techniques and one that was very effective was a gentle hypnotherapy session where Marg made positive suggestions to break mind blocks in my attitude towards food. I have lost approximately 10 kilos to date and know that Marg was instrumental in helping me shift my thoughts at becoming a healthier person inside. I now make choices that are better for my well being as Marg also helped me to visualise where I want to be in the future as a healthier person. If you are looking for sustainable change and serious about moving up to the next level, I would recommend Marg as someone that can help you. Marg has a direct approach so you can expect to hear some hard truths to get you to move up to the next level of change and not look back. Marg also offers her own personal stories to support you as well as sharing relevant literature and resources to encourage you with your goals. Thanks Marg for helping me to achieve my weight loss goal and the personal insight to the healthier me. Michelle Kneebone Dated: 16 September 2016
Lisa – SemaphoreBefore I met Marg I was drowning in a sea of countless ideas and ‘to do’ lists, without the focus to pursue any of them. I was also preoccupied with the idea of creating a long term plan to help me achieve everything. Marg showed me the only way I would achieve something was to take one small step at a time. After three sessions, I was able to learn the power of focus and use it as a powerful tool whenever I need to get a task done. I feel I have made a small but significant step forward in achieving my goals.

  Lisa, Semaphore
Like a reptile who has shed the dull, flaky skin of limiting beliefsBefore I signed up for this coaching I was adrift. There were so many things I wanted but I wasn’t even beginning to gain any traction. I was paralysed. I felt unfulfilled, discontent and uncertain about my present and future. I was letting things happen to me and never making things happen for me. Thanks to Marg I now know there is a distinction between the two. Not only was the distinction made, but I am now able to take control of my life and make things happen for me. After only six sessions with Marg I am like a reptile who has shed the dull, flaky skin of limiting beliefs. Underneath is a vibrant exterior of resilience and power. I can once again experience certainty, focus, relaxation, fulfilment and motivation every single day. Tessa Danis - Streaky Bay
… because that’s what I chooseBefore I came to see Marg I was a very sad, lonely and self-doubting person. I had minimal self-esteem and I felt that I could only see the world in black and white. I remember when I first spoke to Marg and she asked what it was that I wanted support with and my answer was just life – I felt as though I was waking up just to go to work and come home again just to sleep and the same thing the next day. It was the same thing day in and day out with no excitement or mystery in my life. I was doubtful that she could even help me as I had seen several psychologists in the past always talking about my problems, etc. I never received a positive outcome.   So began my journey to finding myself again and taking off the glasses to reveal a beautiful world of colour, joy and an amazing feeling of self-belief.   I was blown away with the instant effect of doing time line therapy. The places that certain feelings first began were so bizarre, it was never something I would have thought to be the first building block to my life time of negative feelings. It was like playing a game of Jenga – pull out the bottom blocks and it all comes tumbling down – that’s exactly how it was for me.   Working with Marg has allowed me to take a step back in all aspects of my life, take a breath and see a situation in a positive light – I have always self-scorned up until now – I don’t do that anymore. I love who I am and I feel my self-confidence growing by the day – I am not perfect but I am amazing. I live a fruitful life and have beautiful positive energy around me at all times – because that’s what I choose.   I absolutely loved being hypnotised and plan on going back for hypnotherapy again.   I have enjoyed my time with Marg so much – I honestly couldn’t put into words how she has made me feel about my-self. I have recommended Marg to several of my friends already and will continue to do so. Marg is awesome.   Shanamae Davies   Aldinga Beach
Lacking Confidence and Suffering from AnxietyBefore i started with Marg i was lacking in confidence and suffered from anxiety. I was lost and had no direction in life. Marg was able to quickly identify the heart of the problem and set me on the right path. Within only a couple of sessions i noticed a difference in my attitude and the anxiety symptoms had greatly reduced.  I found Marg to be very easy to talk to and she is non-judgmental.  I now have a lot more confidence in myself and this has made a big difference in not only my private life but also in business. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.   David Wilkie, Seaford
My ‘Business Problems’ Weren’t Just the Running of My Business…I initially sought Marg’s assistance to help me work out how to re-grow my business in IT Consulting after my former business had failed during the Global Financial Crisis and I had undergone 3 years of ensuing bankruptcy. It quickly became apparent to me that Marg has a remarkable ability to identify and analyse business issues even for a business sector that is foreign to her, and in a way that gets to the heart of what is needed to move forward. More importantly, during the course of my sessions with Marg, it also quickly became apparent that many of my ‘business’ problems weren’t just those issues directly related to the running of my business – they were deep-seated issues within myself. In particular I needed to deal with my lack of personal confidence, which had taken somewhat of a beating during my bankruptcy. Marg’s keen insight and experience helped me to explore many of the issues that were hindering me from moving forward both as an individual and in my business. A few sessions with Marg enabled me to recognise and deal with my personal issues first, and then to focus on my business and my clients’ needs with renewed vigour. Shortly after these early sessions a new client (unaware of any of this) gave me a glowing testimonial about the service I provided. I now feel considerably more confident, self-assured, and ready to take my business to the next level, which I will be continuing to do with Marg’s assistance. Mark Reynolds IT Consulting, Adelaide
Bob Chenoweth – Aldinga BeachBefore I started working with Marg I was constantly constipated and relied heavily on laxatives to get things moving for a number of years.   All that is behind me now since Marg has shown me that by including certain vegetables and fruit in my diet on a regular basis I could be free of the problem.     I now feel better both about myself and within myself and, as an added bonus, I have lost a couple of kilos.
S BrooksMarg's incisive questioning quickly gets to the heart of any issue. I felt challenged (and sometimes uncomfortable), but Marg always helped me find the answers. Her non-judgmental suggestions and sharing of relevant personal anecdotes put me at ease, and the sessions became an exchange between friends. Highly recommended!
Judy Millington

"I joined Marg's membership site HealthCoachingU on the 24th April 2012, with the view to achieving weight loss.

Marg has assisted me in :

  • clarifying the goal of weight loss in the broader context of maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • analysing the motivation and triggers of over-eating
  • learning about particular dietary pitfalls which sabotage healthy eating goals

Since Marg has been my Coach in these matters, we have regular weekly meetings and are in email contact frequently.

Marg has also provided educative reading resources. I have accessed the HealthCoachingU web-site at her encouragement and use the Food Tracker section to record daily food intake.

Marg's clear and thought-provoking coaching style has enabled me to assess my eating patterns.

Marg has also conducted a refreshing, meditative hypnosis session.

Now a third part into our programme, I feel well-supported by Marg to begin changing poor eating habits.

George Karzis – Adelaide

Margaret has been life-coaching me for approximately four months.

Initially, the coaching focussed on personal matters of some importance. I was surprised at Margaret’s ability (or mine, with her assistance) to identify some basic conflicts I had never contemplated consciously and openly. The identification of these issues alone was an incredibly worthwhile outcome.

Following on from my identification of those issues we did some work with my wife about related matters.

Finally we are presently reviewing some career goals and directions. This process continues.

It has been a rewarding exercise that has been challenging, and provided prompting in identifying some goals and taking concrete steps to progress toward them.

Fiona Garton

To whom it may concern,

I have known Margaret Hobby for over 6 years. Margaret as a Life Coach has proven to be most helpful to me and what I am aiming for with my life.

Margaret is providing a much needed service which is conducted in a most professional manner. She has helped me with giving me a new perspective on how to overcome the problems I am encountering.

By providing new ideas, goal setting, initiatives and providing practical and emotional support. This has allowed me to initiate actions and look at situations with a new view point and to define the decision making process to reach the intended goal.

Margaret is very thorough with her research, strategies, and what are the latest techniques to use. Margaret has worked in business and has a good understanding of how the real world works and its consequences.

I can’t thank Margaret enough for all the help she has given me.

Yours sincerely,

Fiona Garton

Ann Hucklesby – Sellicks Beach

I was surprised and delighted at Marg’s generous offer for life coaching sessions. The time-frame of two week intervals over 12 weeks helped me formulate a strategy to re-address some life challenges.

Marg remained calm, focussed – I felt safe voicing concerns and observations, normally, I find it difficult to talk about myself, very confronting at times.

Marg was able in a non-judgemental way to offer another perspective – clarifying with gentle humour sometimes, at other times clear insight. At the end of each session I was aware ‘something’ had been accomplished. They always ended on an ‘up’ rather than a ‘down’.

As a result I have been able to set some short-term goals that are attainable – art, holiday, health etc. Stretch out of the ‘comfort zone’. Measurable feeling of wellbeing and calm. Clearer solutions to dealing with those house maintenance challenges. Prioritise issues of importance to me and my family relationships.

So a very big thank you. I am very grateful.