Coaching with Anna de Valk

ICF Professional Coach & Coach Educator

I help people live in alignment with what matters most to them.

I work with growth-focused people who wish to live and lead with intention, who have a desire to build authentic connections, and who are open to developing their own self-awareness to become skillful at bringing out the best in themselves and others.

My coaching style is holistic; taking into account the whole person and the contexts in which they live their life. My values include freedom, compassion, authenticity and realism, all of which I bring to my coaching relationships. My coaching specialty is self-leadership.

Drawing on neuroscience and mindfulness to cultivate calm and clarity, personal insight and confidence, I support you to uncover the answers and solutions to your challenges, and work with you to build your capacity to trust yourself and your decisions to create the life and work that you want.

I have 19 years of experience in consulting, mentoring and coaching within corporate, education, private and non-profit sectors, along with current and relevant formal coaching qualifications and credentials.

Why coaching?

Most people choose to work with a coach because they want something different - a change that will improve their life. When we engage with another person who has our best interests at heart, who sees us as resourceful and capable, and who provides non-judgemental support, we are empowered to achieve our goals and aspirations. 

Having someone in our corner prompting us to reflect on what we are thinking and saying, how we are being, and what we are doing, creates awareness. Awareness is the key to shifts in thinking and behaving.

We gain insight by uncovering our own answers and thinking about our challenges from a different perspective. The coach provokes thought by listening deeply, asking skilful questions, being fully present, reflecting and clarifying.

Whether you are struggling with life and work challenges and want things to get a whole lot better, or you are already successful and want to find your edge, coaching provides an opportunity for you to make your chosen changes.

The benefits of a coaching relationship:

  • Understand yourself 
  • Become more balanced 
  • Appreciate and utilise your strengths 
  • Manage stress and adversity more effectively
  • Find purpose and fulfilment
  • Gain more control over life and work
  • Set and achieve realistic but challenging goals
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Feel more confident and assured
  • Make decisions with clarity and confidence
  • Expand your creative energies
  • Transform any limiting beliefs
  • Improve resilience
  • Build your individual brand 
  • Cultivate courage, and much more.

How coaching with Anna works

We have an initial complimentary conversation where we start to get to know each other, identify your goals and aspirations, determine our suitability as client and coach, and decide on how we want to work together.

Once we have decided to work together our coaching engagement is a minimum of 6 coaching sessions over 2 - 6 months. This can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

In addition to our coaching sessions you have unlimited email access to me along with recommended readings, resources, exercises and reflective practices for the duration of our engagement. 

I may be the coach for you if you: 

  • want to make a change in your life or work
  • are open to exploring new ways of being and doing things
  • are able to make a commitment and trust the process
  • want to bring to life what you really care about

Contact me to discuss your future possibilities.

"Working with Anna has provided me with an irrevocable amount of opportunity, exposure, and increased knowledge on how to situate myself in a career I truly desired".
- Monique A. Pearson, General Manager, Rutherford Rede

"I'm noticing subtle changes with wonderful results. Thank you for your gentle attentiveness, wisdom, and generosity. Your support is changing my life".
- H.B., Psychologist & Coach