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life coaching, personal development, business coachingThe name 7 Summits is one of the things that caught your attention because you are adventurous, and up for a challenge. Yet, aren't our greatest 'Everests' the ones that live inside us? Sir Edmund Hillary once said that "it is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves". I have only
been to the base of that great mountain, and to the Summit of one of the worlds "7 Great", yet what I learned on those journeys are life lessons that I have taken into business and other areas of my life.


Realising a dream, setting goals, putting into action the plan with discipline, overcoming internal and external oppositions, the need for others support and encouragement; these are the Monday Tuesday Wednesday every day things we do as we face our fears, strive to break out of ruts, reach toward fulfilling those inner yearnings. And the exciting thing about these Everests is that we can live on their summits, not merely visit them for a brief moment.


The Tennis Coach realized that some of his players had all the necessary skills to be the best, they had learned how to defeat their opposition on the other side of the net yet they were most often defeated by their own internal fears, discouragements and sense of inadequacy. All of us have an 'Inner Opponent'. How many times have you decided to do something, in moments of clarity you know you have the talent, ability, skill but somehow when the moment comes you are sabotaged. The years go by and the same Achilles heel is struck again and again. If you examine and measure all the areas of 'failure' you will most probably recognise the same underlying reason. Thus life coaching not only helps you to set a goal, break it down into the bite sized bits but also identify and destabilise your own 'Inner Opponent'.


What about you? What is your Everest? What is the whispering dream within you? Career, relationship, changing your life direction, personal development, 'getting out of your rut'. And so, who then, who is the internal opponent?


Finding your internal opponent, facing this 'Everest', joining you on the journey to realise your inner dream, is the journey I would love to join you on.


pink button large   What is Life Coaching?


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              career, change direction COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors Association South Africa) defines coaching as "a professional, collaborative and outcomes-driven method of learning that seeks to develop an individual and raise self-awareness so that he or she might achieve specific goals and perform at a more effective level".


New Insights Africa defines life coaching as "a way to realise your true potential through a process of uncovering and then eliminating destructive behavioural and thinking patterns in your life – in a supportive, caring and inspirational environment.


This is achieved by empowering people with specific tools and scientifically tested techniques that work. Coaching is a solution-focused approach to personal development that can assist clients to make lasting changes in all areas of their life."


pink button large   Why have a Life Coach?


pink button small    Gain clarity by creating a long term vision for yourself;

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              small    See new opportunities by working on the way you think, your beliefs and values;

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              small    Enhance your performance & learning;

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              small    Increase your motivation & self confidence levels;

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              small    Make improvement in any of these areas and more – Relationships, Self-esteem, Transition & Change, Career, Business, Sport, Financial, Weight Loss, Health & Wellness;

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              small    Gain a greater understanding of yourself, your strengths & weaknesses;

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              small    Develop new empowering life habits;

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              small    Enhance your communication skills;

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              small    Achieve your future life goals much more rapidly than you would on your own;

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              small    Get more enjoyment & fulfillment from life - build a lifestyle that is far rewarding & empowered.


pink button large   How does Life Coaching happen?


We will meet every second week, at these meetings we spend time setting goals, creating action steps, gaining knowledge and ideas on how to reach your goals faster and more successfully.  In between appointments you work on the action steps you have set for yourself.  My role is to support, encourage, challenge and hold you accountable by being 100% committed to you and your goals.


Read testimonials from our clients here to understand how life coaching can work for you.


pink button large   Who am I?


After completing my secondary education, I moved to Pietermaritzburg to study nursing at Grey's hospital. Having completed my studies, I traveled for a few years before returning to ICU nursing for 4 years. After some more travel, I spent 6 years working with a local Pietermaritzburg NGO, school leavers with Life Skills, Careers and Business Development tools. It was work that I loved, but my next natural step was to work with individuals or teams as a Life Coach.


I enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling. Canoeing and mountain biking provide immense satisfaction but more than that, have taught me so much about overcoming all of those internal opponents like fear and discomfort.


My passion has always been that each person is unique and if only we had the courage to live that uniqueness this world would be a better place.


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'To help people come alive to their potential so that they live full and productive lives and become an inspiration to those around them.'


life coach, business coachHow can I do that? Firstly by continually pushing myself out of my comfort zones, learning more and more how to pursue my dreams, and not those others have for me. Learning how to be fully me. And then learning skills and tools to translate my life lessons and vision into helping you set goals, overcome self-limiting beliefs and be fully you.


An Everest is that thing that rises above all other dreams, desires. All too often it is hidden; so lofty that it is in cloud, so far away that it may as well be on another continent, so unique that it masked by all the other peaks about. For each of us it is different: expression through an art form, intimacy with a life partner, a life style, an activity, a vocation. The problem with Everest is that it is high and cold and out of our comfort zones and requires commitment and all sorts of resources. Yet it will not go away and there are days when it's peak is crystal clear and the surrounding busyness is quietened and we know that we have to do it.


What is your Everest?


Contact me, I would love to know and perhaps we can do a part of your journey together, gathering the resources, defeating the internal opponent, getting the right map.























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“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have become alive”
(Howard Thurman)


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                small    More of Life – set goals in line with your true values & not the “ought to’s” or “should's" that others expect of you;


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                small    Work with your goals in a more disciplined environment, & improve your self-discipline;


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                small    Improve your social life – strengthen current relationships, attract high quality people into your life;


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                small    Better decision making – a life coach holds a 'mirror' up to you which helps to remove the 'blind spots';


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                small    Faster development - zero in on & resolve those limiting beliefs;


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                small    More solutions – increase your confidence & ability to innovate;


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                small    More drive to get there – feel heard & supported & hold yourself accountable;


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                small    ...'bonus', number 8...most clients report that they net & save more money during & after coaching than before embarking on this journey.


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                small    COMENSA

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                small    New Insights Africa

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                small    DUCT (Dusi Umngeni Conservation Trust


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I would love to meet you, please contact me to make an appointment...

green button small    Fiona MacCrimmon

green button small    cell: +27 74 180 3608

green button small    e-mail: fiona@7-summits.co.za

Skype    fiona.maccrimmon



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