I finally feel free.


Before I began my work with Ji-Youn, I was in a pretty dire situation. I had developed unhealthy habits and ways of thinking that had a negative impact on me. I didn’t know that it was possible to change these habits and to develop a more positive and growth mindset. Choosing to work with a coach was initially overwhelming. In the beginning, I didn’t know what to expect and just wanted to get out of my problems in my interpersonal relationships and school. I had begun to deeply dislike school and had numerous relationship problems. Working with a personal coach helped me to eliminate unhealthy habits while also implementing new ones. The new tools I learned from Ji-Youn helped me to successfully create new habits that benefited me in school.

My top three achievements of working with Ji-Youn would be: 1) Learning and properly using time management, 2) identifying and eliminating negative thought processes, and 3) developing new, healthy habits. These were what enabled me to rebound back in school and to finally begin loving learning again. I believe that Ji-Youn’s personalized style of coaching aligned well with my learning needs. She is very capable of adapting her coaching work to her clients’ needs.

Overall, my investment in coaching paid off in the end. I don’t know if I could’ve made it this far without personalized coaching. Today, I see the results in my personal life and undergraduate career. My grades have rebounded back; my mental and physical health have improved significantly since the beginning of my work with Ji-Youn. I am actively participating in my classes and in my university’s organizations/clubs. For the first time in three years, I finally feel free – free from my past stresses and troubles. I am immensely thankful and blessed to have worked with Ji-Youn as my coach in the last 2 years. It has been such an incredible experience and I look forward to hearing future successful coaching stories from her!

Olivia Lau
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, Canada

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