ABOUT ME – Marg Hobby

Reaching one of many life long goals has been rewarding in so many ways and for my husband and I, who live along the oceanfront at Aldinga, South Australia, enjoying our seaside lifestyle, is one of them.

Life wasn’t always like this though. I recount when I was growing up “I always felt as though my sole purpose in life was to please my parents”. This feeling stayed with me and when I was 12 years old I went to boarding school, I was absolutely terrified that I would let my parents down.

I remember how I hated that time of my life, not feeling like I fitted in, being overweight for 12 year old and not participating in school sporting activities because of my weight. I didn’t know what to do, and hated myself for it. I felt like a failure and my self-esteem was at an all time low.

I put my energies into the schoolwork where I shined, and in my second year came top of the class. What I craved more than anything in the world was recognition from my parents, which was not forthcoming. I thought that would make me happy. Later in life I realised that becoming a people-pleaser is not how you find happiness. This comes from within, feeling complete, feeling that you are enough, full of confidence, loved, and worthy. Which is how I am today.

After boarding school and a few jobs later, I met a man, who saw me for who I truly was, a person and someone who meant a great deal. To me this was the most wonderful feeling I had ever experienced”, and after 40 years I am still his queen and he is still my king.

I had been going through life feeling like a victim where everyone was against me, that I would never be good enough. Then I discovered life coaching. I discovered through coaching that you always have choices in life, and that it is your choice. This was a WOW moment and how powerful it is to know that every decision you make is your decision, you are the driver of your life.

Coaching also gave me knowledge of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) which is a discipline based on the principle that people are able to make the best choices available to them at the time.

I not only have life experience but also academically I have gained knowledge through completing courses, such as,

Modern Hypnosis Certification Training
Certified Master Practitioner & Trainer of NLP
Certificate in Hypnotist Training
Certificate in Practitioner of Time Line Therapy ® Training
Tad James Company
Diploma in Life Coaching
Advanced Practitioner Life Coaching
Certificate IV in Business
Certificate IV in Life Coaching
The Coaching Institute, Melbourne
Health Coaching – Hilton Johnson – USA
Health and Wellness Coaching
Life Cycle Coaching
Certificate IV in Life Coaching – LCIA, Queensland
Member of the International Coaching Federation