"Life coaching has been an amazing experience for me. When I first met Maggie I was feeling very overwhelmed and disempowered in my life and career.
On a scale of "Joy to Fear" I was living with all my doors locked!!
Maggie helped me to put things into perspective and understand that I had much more power over my thoughts and feelings. If a thought does not serve me I can change it.... so simple!!
If I am surrounding myself with the very things that cause me to live in fear and unhappiness.... I can replace these things with things that bring me joy!
It all seemed so complicated and now with some awareness I can make changes that allow me to live a more joyful life.
There is freedom that comes with letting go of fear, quilt, worry, and anger that can sometimes seem to consume us.
Maggie once told me that I did not have to "define myself by my story", my past was just that...... the past. This statement was very freeing for me. She gave me permission to let go of all that when I could not give myself permission to do so. One small statement and such freedom, clarity and understanding came from it.
"Who would you be without those thougths?" gets me through a lot of difficult moments throughout my day.
My time spent with Maggie has been a joy and a learning experience that I will cherish throughout my life"
"I had been researching Life Coaches for well over a year now and was interested in working with one. Until Maggie, it just never felt quite right. But it “clicked” with her.
The reason I chose Maggie is because she is so genuine and caring. I immediately felt at ease and comfortable speaking with her. I knew that my secrets were safe with her – the real me was safe with her. Her sense of humour didn’t hurt either! She’s pretty remarkable really.
I’ve always felt that I’m on my way to “something or somewhere” and feeling increasingly stressed out that I didn’t know what or where. I’m still not sure of the final destination, but now I know that I’m looking forward to the journey!"
... Madge R.
"I recently attended a workshop with Maggie, and It was absolutely amazing to see people in the room change right before your eyes. Maggie is genuine and will simply inspire you. I highly recommend you attend one of her workshops!"
... Shirley D.
"The Basic Business Skills workshop gave me a great sense of what's really going in business. Ms. Holbik presented us with practical information that I was able to use immediately, and with effectiveness, in my daily interactions with clients. I left the workshop feeling energized, with a renewed sense of focus and motivation. Thank-you!"
"My husband and I took a Basic Business Skills Workshop with instructor Maggie Holbik. We found Maggie to be very knowledgeable and professional. She has a comfortable, uncomplicated teaching style. We learned useful and necessary business skills that we are going to use as a foundation in all our networking and communications for our business.We look forward to enrolling in any future classes that Maggie will be offering. Thanks Maggie!"
G & S Mac
"Thank you so much for inviting me to your Basic Business Skills Workshop on Jan 21, 2008. You are an excellent trainer and I really enjoyed meeting the different people that attended. Your illustration about The River of Life really sank in and it sure gives me a different outlook on life. The Phone Skills part of it gave me more confidence to call people to let them know what I have to offer. I do have more work coming my way. You are a great coach and have a special gift for leading people in the right direction. Please let me know when you will be having another Workshop."
... Thank You
Maggie was our guest speaker at our Journey to Wellness: Finding Balance in Life, Work and Faith Workshop. Her presentation was inspiring, humourous, thought provoking and jam packed with helpful strategies on how to create a more productive and joyful workplace. She shared many insights that enabled us to see how our work life could be as exciting as it was that very first day - every day! She was able to connect with every member of the audience. If you would like to find joy in your life and work, I would highly recommend you spend some time with Maggie.
L. Tremonti, TBCDSB
"The Natural Health Seminar with Maggie was eye-opening and we learned a lot about nutrition and our bodies. Maggie is energetic and engaging as a speaker. The workshop was fast-paced and everyone there was fascinated by the food exhibits that Maggie passed around and by the visual demonstration of a regular day's meals. It does change the way you look at convenience and processed foods."
Also, our staff did an evaluation of the day and your session was really high (your session averaged 4.86 out of 5) and some of comments included:
“Loved Maggie’s presentation. I could have gone all day with that kind of information”
“Bring Maggie Holbik back to discuss one of her other topics that she is involved with”
“I learned that I really need to change a lot of my habits”
Maggie Holbik’s Health Awareness Seminar was an entertaining and interactive workshop. Maggie is an engaging speaker who really connects with the audience. Her dynamic presentation included several visual demonstrations that really “hit home” for the audience. It was an informative and eye-opening session that left us feeling motivated to make positive changes in our own lives.
Thanks again! Angie
Angie Garofalo, CHRP
Human Resources Assistant, Wesway
"Maggie has delivered professional business workshops at PARO over the last couple of years. PARO was honoured to award her as a "Woman of Distinction" in 2008.
"Maggie is a definite people person! She has an incredible ability to get through to people. She is inspiring, motivating and empowering. She exemplifies success!"
Program Manager - Business Accelerator
PARO Centre For Women's Enterprise
Thank you so much for the very fun, interactive and thought provoking workshop you facilitated for PACE during the week of May 4-10, 2009.
As part of Mental Health Week your"Healthy Bodies- Healthy Minds" workshop was very fitting.
Your facilitation style, sense of humour and knowledge was unforgettable and well received by the 30 plus participants.
You have a bubbling personality that puts a spark in people and motivates them to make changes that will most certainly provide them with the tools to make healthy choices that will affect their mind, body and spirit.
We cannot express our appreciation and gratitude enough for everything you have shared with us.
We look forward to working with you again!
People Advocating for Change through Empowerment Inc.