“The changes have reached far beyond my initial expectations. I have developed techniques for overcoming the crippling feelings of fear, shifted perspective towards feeling more worthy of love and compassion, gained on confidence at work and began feeling more competent, developed self-compassion tools, and began to work through some deeply ingrained relationship issues.

Looking back at our sessions together, I think that the most effective tools you offered were the shifts in perspective and vocabulary that I was using to create certain negative beliefs about myself, and your questioning my fears and beliefs so as to rationally show me they were my own creation and how they were preventing me from living my life to the fullest. Also, providing a completely safe and compassionate space for me to talk about my fears and beliefs was incredibly helpful and allowed me to progress faster.

I have been able to improve my performance and confidence at work, improve my relationship with my mother and my partner, move from Europe to the other side of the world (which for a period of time felt impossible), and generally improve my sense of self-worth and self compassion.”

– Nastasja

“I have completely regained the confidence I had lost. I have begun to remove the false ideas of what I thought people expected of me and have realized that the majority of the time the pressure I put on myself is internal and not real. On a day to day basis I am able to be myself and feel more confident and creative in the aspects of my work that I want or need to be. I would recommend Naomi to anyone who is struggling with anxiety in work or daily life. As well as to anyone who is questioning their situation or taking on a new challenge and is unsure of what their goals are, or anyone who knows the goals they want to achieve but doesn’t have the ability or mindset to reach them.

Through the coaching sessions, I was able to get myself out of a negative situation quite quickly because I was able, to be honest with Naomi and myself and do everything I could to make the change I wanted to make. Even now that I do feel more confident and relaxed, I can see the benefit in continuing regular coaching sessions with Naomi as it is easy to lose focus. “

– Steve Tierney, Art Director

“My fear of failure has dissolved in a tremendous way. I’ve never been so confident about my qualities and personality as I am right now. I allow myself to play with life and see struggle as an opportunity to grow. Naomi is incredibly warm and open, yet honest and authentic. Non-judging, empathic, passionate and driven. I would recommend Naomi to everyone I know, friends or family, spiritual or not. Young and old.  I believe we’re all here with the same mission: to grow as a person. Although we learn from our environment and encounters each day, I think Naomi has the magic toolbox to bring out those qualities in you that even your best friend hasn’t noticed.”

– Caro Buteneers

Naomi Saelens Life Coaching testimonials

“Getting in touch with Naomi about a year ago has been the best thing I have done in a long time. I was at an all-time low point after a very stressful year and she helped me tremendously. She is intuitive and flexible in her approach but also pushes me to dig deep when needed. She knows exactly what I need when : a kick up the butt, a hug, a bit of inspiration, to be held accountable, to push for more…..I have loved every session and look forward to many more.”

– Chaja Kersten

Naomi Saelens Life Coaching testimonials

“I couldn’t recommend Naomi highly enough as a coach and mentor. She has guided me ably through a huge period of transition in my life with genuine kindness, empathy and strength. She always listens with compassion and when I’m getting off track, gently but firmly guides me back. She is a life saver and has helped me to recognise and build on my strengths and clarify and achieve my goals. I would encourage any friends and colleagues to reach out to her to get the most out of their lives.”

– Libby Riekert

Naomi is a great coach – she pushes you when you need to be pushed, she listens with genuine care and empathy, she makes space for difficult emotions, and has a strong focus on self care (supporting you to come to a workable action plan for prioritizing self care in your work and life, for example). If you are in the non-profit / development world and are facing any sort of challenging circumstance, Naomi is a great person to connect with.

– Majandra Rodriguez Acha

I would recommend Naomi to anyone who feels like they are drowning in a lack of confidence, missing out on life and don’t (yet) know how to stop the cycle of self-sabotage. Since the coaching, I am so much more aware of where my insecurities come from. I can see it for what it is and move past it so much quicker than I ever could before. The result is that I’m putting myself out there so much more personally and professionally.

– Kirsten Swales

Naomi Saelens Life Coaching testimonials

Naomi is fabulous at helping you to uncover what’s really going on inside and helping you to understand your own limiting beliefs and roadblocks you’re placing in your own way. She’s a kind and positive coach with a very open mind and was able to help me push through multiple challenges in my life in just a few sessions. Thank you Naomi!

– Paige Brunton

I began talking regularly over Skype with Naomi when I suddenly hit a burnout wall at work, and also faced personal issues with my family. After having hired her as a consultant for my work previously, I knew I already got along with her and she understood my work context very well. My sessions with her undoubtedly helped me get over the ‘wall’, and not only get myself back on track but become more aware of how to work more sustainably and healthily. I greatly appreciate that she understands that the line between professional and personal life is blurry and connected and that she creates a vital space for me to talk through issues that are holding me back from being more successful – and more importantly, happy. She has offered me useful tools that I know I would recommend to others plus the language and skills to help me better comprehend and articulate my deeper feelings, fears, and dreams in an enlightening and constructive way. Our skype calls were always easy and relaxed and I appreciate that technology allows us to have a strong virtual relationship when we are still miles away from each other. I would recommend Naomi to all my friends and colleagues who are looking to find more holistic balance and happiness in their lives.

– Devi Leiper O’Malley

Naomi is a very patient, resourceful, insightful, intuitive, delightful person with a big heart and joyful attitude. Working with her and on her guidance has been seemingly effortless, even though all the tasks or taking a deep dive into yourself aren’t always as easy as could imagine.

I can genuinely recommend Naomi to anyone who is looking to develop themselves. As most of the times stepping out of automation to a more conscious and better life, help and guidance are needed. Naomi is a great coach and mentor.

– Timo Moberg

I was fortunate to have some life coaching sessions with Naomi and I found her immensely helpful. I would highly recommend her! Naomi is a wonderful listener and I felt an instant connection, she seemed to “get me” and took the time to really understand me.

I was at a career crossroads and was feeling very unclear about my path. Naomi is very intuitive and empathetic, and she helped me to get a much clearer picture of where I was, what my key skills are, and aided me in identifying new areas and opportunities for my career growth.

Naomi was very encouraging and was able to challenge me at times where I was prone to “I should/I must” thinking. Naomi encouraged me to keep the focus on finding what I enjoyed doing, and also what I needed in terms of my work environment. She was able to help me achieve greater clarity and I felt very encouraged and understood during our sessions. Thank you, Naomi!

– Claire Young

I would describe Naomi as infinite patience. I was always critical about the concept of life coaches. 18 months ago I hit bottom which lead me on the start of a quest to right myself, my discovery of yoga lead me to Naomi and at that point I was desperate to make changes but I didn’t know how. Naomi was so patient, her ability to listen, empathise and subtly guide me was amazing. It wasn’t until after our last session I realised just how much of an impact they had had on me. Naomi helped me to finally see what was there all along, it just took the right prompting from her to help me see it. I believe if it had been preached to me it wouldn’t have been nearly as effective, Naomi’s technique meant I came to my own conclusions after her having made me reflect.

Austin Taylor Wainwright

My first session with Naomi did not go as I imagined!! She saw straight through what I was saying I wanted support with to the truth of what I really needed. This has been my experience with her each time. Naomi creates a space where it is safe and it is encouraged to speak from the heart. I have felt heard and seen and have grown the courage to be vulnerable so that we can really get into the gritty details. Naomi doesn’t and try and tell you things, instead she gives strategies for working it out for yourself. Initially some of these activities felt uncomfortable and I doubted they were going to work for me but I have been surprised to realise that it was precisely what I needed. Naomi has always responded with compassion as revelations and newly realised self truths have come to light. Naomi didn’t offer easy answers that would have made me feel humiliated for not seeing my own way through. She respected the gravity of my personal reality and allowed me to experience the emotions but also helped shine the light to find my way through. Naomi’s insight and intuition are invaluable and I would (and have!!) recommend her to anyone who wants to grow and take leaps!

Sarah Warnock