Believe you can

These are mainly testimonials on my life coaching and mind-body coaching work. For testimonials on copywriting and content creation please head to the copy testimonials page.

I am so fortunate to have been able to work with Deborah. She’s genuine, experienced, and a wonderful guide that really helped me find the clarity I needed to move forward with pursuing a new path in life.

Maria Jeannine
Artist & Creativity Coach @ Maple Sapling Studio


Deborah is a fantastic coach. She is incredibly knowledgable and she is also really kind and caring and makes you feel really supported.

 Through using mind body tools she has really helped me connect back to my intuition and become more aware of what I am feeling and how I am responding in the moment.
She has really helped me work through some blocks and also reconnect to my creativity. 
I am really grateful for the impact she has had on my life over the last year and would definitely recommend Deborah as a coach.
S Jamieson


I run industry leading courses for entrepreneurs from beginners through to experienced business owners and I seek out the very best coaches to work on my flagship programs so that clients can make the most progress, see amazing results and feel they’re making real progress towards their dreams. The coaches who are carefully selected for my team have gone through an extremely rigorous multi-stage selection process. Deborah was without doubt an excellent fit for the team of ‘Making it Work Online’.  She brought huge amounts of experience and knowledge as a coach, showed dedication to our clients and was an utter delight and warm supportive presence to have on the coaching team. I absolutely recommend her services as a coach!
Jenny Shih, leading business coach.


Working with Deborah on Tapping into my Intuition, was such a beautiful process! I got a big breakthrough and I would recommend it to any that wants to know what the next steps of their business are.
I’m an interior designer that will help you create beautiful rooms that reflect who you are and fit your lifestyle.
Ana Maria Matamoros
cel: 83185922


I had the pleasure of working with Deborah in our Brand Your Passions program where she mentored and coaches our clients with excellence. We received numerous rave reviews from clients sharing their transformations while working with Deborah. Deborah is a highly intuitive, kind, and knowledgeable coach who leads with love and integrity. I highly recommend her!
Carolin Soldo CEO
Powerful Business Scaling Strategies for Powerhouses | www.CarolinSoldo.com


Deborah has such a warm and open nature – I felt at ease straight away. Her voice is very soothing, which is perfect for guiding people through the Mind Body Magic tools.

I learnt the importance of making time for myself to practise the tools she taught me, as I felt the benefit from using each of them immediately. I have a greater awareness of my emotions, and am now open to feeling them all, even the uncomfortable ones. Deborah helped me start the journey to working through a deep history of anxiety in a gentle and safe way.

I absolutely recommend her as a coach and I’m sure everyone could benefit from working with her!  In particular, I’d recommend her coaching to anyone who is struggling with processing emotions, curious about unlocking their inner wisdom and anyone who wishes to connect with themselves on a deeper level. To anyone stressed, feeling as though they are frazzled with the demands of everyday life, and to parents looking to increase their capacity to raise their children with patience and a sense of calm. I felt genuinely relaxed after each session. Tension which I would usually need massaging out, melted away.

I’ve been blown away by what you have helped me achieve in just two sessions. Thank you so much!




The sessions were fantastic. I had never tried anything like this before, but hoped that trying something so new to me would allow me to view and unpick my struggles from a different angle. 
Using the meditation techniques you taught me allowed me to connect with myself on a much deeper level and find answers myself rather than searching for answers from elsewhere. This was extremely empowering and knowing that I can use myself as a tool really has been incredible. 
I am much more aware of my mind, body and inner thoughts and feel driven to take care of myself more than ever before. 
I can’t thank you enough for your time and sharing your amazing work with me.


When I first was considering coaching with Deborah, I was unsure how it would work, and in particular how it would work as a mother and daughter team. What I found was that coaching with Deborah was incredibly beneficial and the process of it is so interesting. We built such a good working relationship.

Deborah has a lovely generous confident spirit that’s suited to working with young people. We now have processes to think on and strategies to help us deal with life’s challenges. I would absolutely recommend working with Deborah, as her coaching is very effective. I am so grateful to Deborah for helping my daughter through coaching and can see how much she has advance personally during our work together.

Stephanie 12/07/2017

Deborah is the epitomy of the calm and soothing coach. From the moment you start speaking with her, your energy shifts to match her calm demeanor and wonderful intuitive understanding of what great questions to ask and how to guide you to get the best out of yourself and your time together. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Deborah and would highly recommend working with her if you are someone who knows you have a gift inside and need help “mining it, smoothing it out and getting it polished and most importantly getting it on display for the world to enjoy!” Stop hiding it, you need to share your gift.

You are a gem, Deborah!

Kirsten Jones
Motivational Speaker and Transformational Biz & Life Coach


One of the most valuable ways I benefited from working with Deborah was by her guiding me through the creation of the outline/structure for an online course that packages my wisdom into a valuable product – something that I had struggled with for over a year!

As a designer & energy healer for homes and spaces, I’m a wayfinder and coach in disguise. Her picking up limiting beliefs in a glimpse while workshopping made me move through what had held me back even for so long – in a gentle and easy way.

She not only brings brilliant coaching skills to the table (actually, the Skype headset in my case) but actually has professional experience in teaching and creating fascinating lessons. Deborah is one of the best coaches I have worked with – ever.

Eva Gossenreiter

Eva Gossenreiter 15/12/2016

I was fortunate to find Deborah through a unique channel, a group that is put together to encourage women to go get it and work past things that are holding them back in their careers. Deborah was offering a life coaching session and I was drawn to it for the first time ever. To be frank I had heard of life coaches and was skeptical I didn’t think it was something for me. I took the initial step and emailed with Deborah and finally hit the yes button and scheduled our meeting. From the first email exchange, I was hooked. Deborah has such a gentleness about her, it is very soothing and uplifting. Her initial questions were focused, yet broad enough that I did not feel I was being backed into a corner. From the first moments of our session, I was finding emotions that I had submerged and they were finally coming to the surface and that was OK since Deborah was able to keep me focused to get to the good stuff. In the end, I can say this has been one of my biggest AHA moments, we all need a coach to help us when we sink back to self-question and bring us back to the greatest selves we are! Deborah is truly a champion I would recommend her to everyone.

Lesley H
VP New Business Development


The insight that I got from coaching with Deborah was amazing. I so appreciated her kindness and her ability to see what my blockers from success were so quickly. I find I have so much more confidence now. I would recommend coaching with Deborah to anyone, particularly people who want to find out what is blocking them from success and who want to get to the very root of that. I feel that my life is forever changed by the coaching we did.

Lisa Gentner Executive Director at Nerium International



Deborah has the gift of getting to the heart of things quickly. She helped me to see that I need to claim coaching, that I don’t need to have all the answers and that I have the knowledge and skill to help the women I feel drawn to help. I would recommend her coaching to women in general but particularly to coaches. I experienced several ‘aha’ moments during our session which have stayed with me. As a life coach I really appreciated Deborah’s insight in supporting me to claim the title of coach.

Deborah Nicholson
Life coach for women emerging from domestic abuse


Deborah helped me jump the hurdle of starting a new venture – taking the first step, which is often the hardest. In her gentle and supportive way, she enabled me to see how beliefs affect actions and then helped me explore ways to move forward. I loved the depth of our work together and highly recommend Deborah’s coaching, especially if you’re feeling stuck. It’s a time to discover truths, in a safe and friendly environment.


Gail Schie Transformational Coach, www.inspiredcalm.com 06/07/2016

As a mother, Deborah really knew where I was at. She was SO gentle and totally got my sensitivity and and could handle it, which I really appreciated. There were so many results and realizations that it is difficult to capture them all. I realized that that I don’t have to sell myself short I can make my dreams for work and life manifest, but I need to ensure self care and really really hone my intuition and listen to my gut instincts, so I don’t get overwhelmed with life. I’ve also gained more confidence in my writing and published articles. I loved having Deborah to confide in and found the email coaching in between sessions hugely supportive.

I would recommend coaching with Deborah to other mums like me that are struggling to work out what to do post baby, to budding writers, to coaches, to sensitive people. Deborah was there for me when I needed her, through the yucky times and in the good. She was so dependable.

I’m now excited about the growth of my Earth Mama business and looking forward to working with my new clients.

Elizabeth Santos Elizabeth Santos is a physiotherapist and naturopath with a gentle and holistic approach and a special interest in women's and children's health. 06/07/2016








‘Working with Deborah gave me a greater sense of calm and peace and trust/faith that things are working out exactly as they should. I appreciated her calm, gentle energy, her intuitive hunches and the creative playwork she assigned. She was willing to let me go all over the place, exploring this and that nook or cranny and then also always pulling me back to the central issue…intuitively knowing what was most important to look at. I appreciate the encouragement that I DO have access to my intuition and inner wisdom…the reminder that I discount it too quickly.’

Julia Yanker
Transformational Coach



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Working with Deborah has been fantastic, I could not recommend her highly enough. Deborah is a great mentor and a very passionate life coach. In just one session with her warm gentle approach, her positivity, compassion and support Deborah was able to help me find full clarity and confidence. I felt connected, inspired, motivated and clear on how and what actions I needed to take in order to move forward to fulfil my career dream goals. Truly AMAZING! – Diana Carles – Integrative Health Nutrition Coach www.lovelifekitchen.wordpress.com













When I first signed up for coaching I thought it would be more of a step by step solution, rather than the amazing guidance that it was. I gained more clarity, direction and a sense of calmness. Deborah was able to guide me to go deep and explore what was the true reason behind the overwhelm. I would recommend working with her to anyone that is feeling stuck, overwhelmed, lost or confused. She has some great tools for self-exploration and I absolutely love her approach, her energy and her coaching method. She has tools to go deep and to the core, and that is the key to true and deep transformation.

Gabby-G, Emotional Healer, http://gaby-g.com



I would gladly recommend Deborah to anyone who is floundering with their coaching practice or their writing and is wanting some compassionate yet firm encouragement to move forward. I also recommend her to anyone who is working with issues of self worth. I really liked her gentle encouragement and her ability to focus and stay on subject.
Deborah has a wonderful ability to zero in on what’s really going on, and in addition to encouragement and helpful suggestions, she is so good at inspiring my own insights about what steps are next for me.

Sarah Grace Powers

Life Coach and Energy Healer

Holistic Hot Sauce


Deborah is a one-of-a-kind coach. She got straight to the heart of my challenge without judgement or discomfort, quickly helping me see through my problem with a new clarity and getting me to come up with ways to dissolve it, which has literally removed the issue. Deb is extremely easy to talk to, incredibly smart and you really feel her intuition. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough to anyone wanting to make positive changes in their life, whether you are entirely new to life coaching, a coach-in-training or a fully qualified coach yourself.

Alison O’Leary, Career and Life Coach www.livetrue.co.uk











While writing my Masters thesis, Deborah supported me with two coaching sessions. She shifted my mindset from seeing only limiting circumstances I couldn´t change, into perceiving my own strengths, and seeing the positivity in the situation. This was the missing piece of the puzzle for me to finish my thesis happily. I passed – with distinction.

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I asked for Deborah´s support on writing an important text for my business. In just 45 minutes, she helped create total clarity for me, we drew up all key points for my message and I even had a metaphor connected to my brand. As a result of these 45 minutes, I know I saved at least 4 hours of work and the quality of what I created was much higher, as well as my confidence in the piece.

Her ability to create excellent copy on the spot, which is true to the individual is simply impressive.

Deborah has a grounding energy. She keeps the “big picture” in mind at all times when I get caught up in the details or distracted by less important aspects. She is also a pleasure to work with, which is important to me.

I also think it will positively influence the next three pieces I have to create because I will remember to keep the same mindset she encouraged me to take for this round.

I would recommend Deborah as a coach without hesitation. She is an excellent coach – who is true to the Martha Beck approach while still employing her own style. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to save time and create higher quality copy that reflects their core messages. She has a great combination of “grounded coach” and “excellent writer” to help you get there.

You will get excellent value if you spend even 30 minutes with Deborah. She works fast and keeps the big picture (your objectives) in mind. If you are not even clear on what those are, she can help you get there.

Get ready to be “wowed”.

Sundae Schneider-Bean
Intercultural Specialist and Coach










Working with Deborah has been such a powerful and positive experience for me. Before I approached Deborah, I wasn’t sure whether life coaching was right for me, in fact I wasn’t sure what I wanted or needed! But my first hour working with Deborah was a revelation!

Her gentle and uplifting demeanour and an ability to ask just the right questions in the right way allowed me to explore my priorities and options in a way that just wouldn’t have been possible alone or with the friends and family I usually “mull things over” with. I really valued the way Deborah can root out and reflect back exactly what I am thinking and feeling in a way that helped me find clarity and a sense of positive momentum towards my goals.
I would definitely recommend working with Deborah to anyone who is experiencing change in their personal or professional life, or anyone who is simply pondering, “What is my next step from here?

Rachel Dudley, Germany.



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Coaching with Deborah has changed my life in a very significant, positive way. I’ve been challenged to think about things differently, in a much better than the way I would naturally revert to thinking. My mind has expanded. My belief in myself feels even more secure. I have taken away many life lessons even from the very first coaching session.

I would recommend working with Deborah to mums who want to run their own businesses from home (or similar) because this would be perfect for these types of visionary, entrepreneurial women. Deborah challenges you to think about problems or internal battles very differently but in such a way that it is YOU discovering the changes and solutions for YOURSELF. She guides people to be their own best friend again and to make changes that they can take away from the call and apply to real life scenarios (without Deborah around to talk through the steps).

Roxanne Ford

Website: www.babymamas.com.au
Region: Sydney, Australia










I would recommend Deborah to anyone looking for a life coach.

She is empathetic, encouraging and fun to work with.

She has lots of tools and resources and can tune into what you need at any given time.

Before working with Deborah I was nervous about summer vacation. How would fun, family and starting up my business all fit in without anything being sacrificed?

Deborah guided me to find the answers I had inside all the time. And this summer has been everything I wanted – productive, fun and connected!



Amy Neuhedel Sweden, www.amyneuhedel.com 18/01/2015

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I’m more focused, and have better steps to take and also more believing in my actions.

Deborah has amazing patience and for every resistance I had, and I had tons :)

She always had a unique tool or approach to helping me breakthrough. I loved the box of tools you have to use. Each one is so different and so helpful.

Also you have really gone out of your way to help me find ways of getting past my blocks. I truly enjoyed Deborah’s coaching and calm approach.

That peacefulness helped ground me and allowed me to see things more practically.




Marina Kuperman Guatemala, www.traderchick.com 18/01/2015

I am now more mindful about very specific things. My body, and my feelings about it, my relationships with my children. What I have found is that, through coaching, I talk about something very specific and discover strategies to help with that issue.  I LOVED the strategies! I loved the way that you would listen to me and uncover the roots of what was really bothering me.

Stephanie Noll

Stephanie Noll Austin, Texas, USA 18/01/2015

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Coaching helped me to make the leap away from a negative environment and on to my soul journey which involved quitting my stable, reliable part-time job. Deborah is a great listener who helps you realise really actionable steps. Her coaching helped me move forward as a human being in a “soul uplifting” way.

Shanon Solvara-Reid.


Shanon Solava Reid United States PA, www.solavareidconsulting.com 18/01/2015

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I would recommend coaching sessions with Deborah! She is such a good listener. She hears the actual words and what I am saying between the words. She accurately and compassionately reflects what I share and shares her own experience along with down the earth, gentle and helpful methods of working with my challenges.’

Since I began coaching with Deborah I can spot my problems and challenges and move through them in a way that is gentle to me and also more successful. I am spending more time on the things in my life that I value and less on the things that aren’t important and don’t serve me. I am exercising regularly which gives me a huge boost, and spreading self-care throughout the day so that I can keep myself fuelled all day long.

The best part of the coaching sessions for me has been the way Deborah helps me see the problems and challenges for what they are: a collection of thoughts about circumstances. The thoughts get in the way of doing something helpful about a problem, so dealing with the thoughts is my first step these days. Deborah has shared a wide range of tools to help me navigate difficult situations, and the practice has helped me to use them in all areas of my life.



Leslie Watts Lesley Watts, Austin, Texas, USA., www.writership.org 18/01/2015

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In less than one hour, Deborah gave me the keys to help me understand one of my deepest limitations, but also a way to release it, I was so surprised how she succeeded to really get me into my core. I am so grateful, now the rest is in my hands as a practice.



Caroline Moye http://estrelladelamananaastrologia.blogspot.de 18/01/2015

Deborah is a natural coach and amazingly resourceful – she always knows just the thing that will help you with your issue.

She is truthful and open and gets to the core of the issue. With Deborah there is nowhere to hide, which is perfect, because she is on your side, she is genuinely supportive of you to reach your true potential, and she knows how to guide you there.



Ozlem Women's Empowerment Advocate 18/01/2015








Deborah holds a calm and kind space for her clients. She shows up with deep skills and sensitivity. You can trust her completely to guide you as you change your life.



Susan Grace Beekman Susan Grace Beekman, Certified Master Coach, MBI, BKI. 18/01/2015







Deborah! Watching you grow as a person, woman, wife, mother and coach these past three years has been awe-inspiring. You’ve stepped into a way of being with yourself — confident, trusting, loving, joyful, steady, true — and from there things have shifted. You are loving your partnership! Loving your little one! Loving your whole life! And, from my perspective, that has given you the courage and strength to step out into the world as a coach. Your own journey — from fear to love — has given you the only thing that teaches, real life experience. I know that anyone who has the privilege of working with you is exceptionally fortunate to have a supportive guide who understands what it means to transform and evolve. Because you have. Massively and beautifully.

I love you!


Carrie Contey, PhD. Founder of Evolve - A year-long program for conscious parents 18/01/2015

Write to me at deborah@deborahchalk.com.


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