What they say…

 

 
 
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Personal + professional Coaching

 

 
Working with Vashti Whitfield is for those who truly want to cut to the rub
Beyond having wonderful belly laughs - my time with Vashti brings me out of fighting through the day to day weeds, and pulls me quickly up into the clouds to a master view. I leave her feeling rallied, enthused, clear, and inspired. She is masterful in attuning to the human spirit - and diagnosing with the most profound and researched advice. Vashti has incredibly honed instincts and isn’t afraid to probe into the tough stuff. She also lives her words and is a deeply inspiring human to be around.
— Zoe Hayes - Google / Head of 2bC Marketing Apps & Platforms AUNZ
Life-changing are the first words that come to mind when I think about the incredibly talented Vashti Whitfield. I sought Vashti out after having followed her inspiring story and social media channels, as a Business Coach, but soon realised that when you work with Vashti that nothing is left unturned. Vashti has not only allowed me to open up my awareness to new and wonderful opportunities, but her sessions have taught me to be brave with everything I do - both personally and professionally. Through her life-changing teachings, constant encouragement and strong accountability structures, Vashti has helped me to develop a mindset and deep belief, that nothing at all is impossible in life!
— Nadine Monley. Stylist and Entrepreneur Founder and MD Beauty Department
I was new in my job in an ASX company, a well-known, large established business in my country and was placed in a role which I knew very little about. Heading up a team of very experienced, knowledgeable and confident staff, to say I was totally out of my depth and swimming up-stream was an understatement. Then I met the vivacious and amazing Vashti at the same time and was “Vashti-ized”. She saw me and made me see what I was doing to myself. My authentic self, which I noticed for the very first time with such clarity and perspective came out of nowhere. This woman I dreamed of being is here. Since being Vashti-ized, I helped my team through a time of major uncertainty due to a natural disaster which affected our business, got appointed to a new role, moved countries to take up the role and managed a whole new team.
With a deep breath, I took all the key lessons from Vashti, dug deep and went for it. It has been truly amazing. I have now been promoted to that role which has also been expanded to Alaska and moved my family to Sydney to begin a whole new chapter. Even on the most challenging of days, I am having the greatest of times. I am so present in my skin and loving being this woman I always dreamed of being. I feel in my power and am sharing this journey with my teen daughter and my wonderful husband too.
Vashti Whitfield made me see, believe and be.
— Judith Ugava-Taunao Vice President | Change Management .
Working with Vashti has given me a deeper awareness and understanding of myself. A new perspective on the world, my life, my work-life and my relationships - in and out of the workplace. She has equipped me with the resilience to dig deeper, try harder, understand more and to proudly operate from a Growth Mindset which is more liberating than I ever thought possible.
— Bryn Robert Berry. Account Director. Brand Consultancy
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— Jonathan L.
Working with Vashti brought me the clarity, insight and vision I needed to really take my business and life to the next level! The business has now grown and confidently become what I always knew was possible but just didn’t quite know how to get there. Melbourne, New York and who knows what is next! Vashti is a true visionary for all creative businesses and I would not hesitate to recommend her to any business or individual looking for an external force to drive their people and their business to the next level.
— Ellie Hansen - Managing Director Ishimodo
Whatever the stage of your life, be it personal or work-wise, working with VW is such an incredible experience and one I’d highly recommend to anyone. Working together has really helped me to put into words and to plan with absolute clarity what I most want, both professionally and personally and then diligently action it! It’s totally changed the direction of my life and business for the better and provided me with useful life long tools that I use on a regular basis, making it such an empowering experience. VW is truly one of a kind. A kind hearted, strong, driven, open and beautiful human! She is a force to be reckoned with and being around her, you can’t help but be inspired to create change and want for a better life.
— Will Lynes ~ Founder and Director Lynes & Co
Vashti is an amazing transformational coach, a master artisan, the best of the best, who brings together many decades of experience combined with the latest neuroscience and human behaviour knowledge, and delivers her work through a beautiful balance of the Ying and the Yang, to push and pull as needed. To gently guide the moment and yet powerfully envision the future which continues to encourage and motivate you to become the best version of yourself in every aspect of your life. Working with Vashti Whitfield has been a phenomenal journey to say the least. I have come alive in every aspect of my life - at work I am leading my teams with a whole you lease of innovative and creativity leadership. At home I am a thousand times more present and connected with my children and loved ones and on a personal and entrepreneurial level - I have been to shape the blue print for the legacy that I most want to LIVE and leave behind.
I will be forever grateful to Vashti for this transformation.
— Anoop Chaudhuri ~ Global HR Leader | Tech Intrapreneur | Executive Coach
Vashti is inimitable. A force of energy, positivity and razor sharp intelligence that transports you to a place of absolute possibility, underpinned by such excitement for life, that she’s like a drug. She empowered me to think with an entirely different lens of possibility, creatively led my thinking to a world of new heights, and gave me a mindset and practise which doubled my business within two months of meeting her. She has the magical ability to do this in a short period of time, moving your mind and shaking up your world. As a human, you want to spend all day, every day with Vashti. She’s enigmatic, powerful, and SO much fun. She makes the world a better place and I felt honoured that she gave up time in her magical life to share her gift for moving mountains in mine.
— Meg Kerwick - Business Owner - Motto Communications
Vashti’s skill for designing, creating, constructing and facilitating whatever learning forum is required to transition ‘stuck’ mindsets to new paradigms of opportunity and abundance is one of her greatest talents. She is fearlessly bold, ridiculously funny and will always leave your team inspired to think, lead and perform with a whole new approach. Everyone needs a Vashti in their life!
— Anouk Darling. Non Executive Director and Strategic Consultant
Coaching has enabled massive growth both personally and professionally, geographical relocation and to live and lead from places of loud courage rather than fear. I would recommend working with Vashti to any individual, business or team who seek radical change and who need to - as much as want to, grow an awareness around habits that don’t serve and who are genuine about transformational change. If you are ready to evolve, dream big and are courageous enough to take the big risks in life that are needed to live and leave a legacy worthy of you - then Vashti is your woman.
— Lucy McRae. World renowned Sci Fi Artist , Film Maker and Body Architect
 
 
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BUSINESS + TEAMS

 

 
As a hugely impactful and engaging facilitator and speaker, Vashti overflows with energy, humanity, wisdom and profound insight. She is provocative and challenging and in relentless pursuit of supporting learning and growth for the individuals lucky enough to encounter her. I have had the incredible fortune to have also been associated with Vashti for nearly 20 years in the context of collaborator and partner. She is intensely committed, not just as a professional, but also as a human being, bringing every piece of herself, to ensure she always delivers to an amazing standard. By nature, she is massively supportive, consistently selfless, creatively brilliant and determined to have positive lasting impact on those she works with. She has already left a lasting legacy with Coaching Australia and myself personally, for which I am eternally grateful.
— Lisa Wandl | CEO & Founder Coach Australia + Coach Global
I am a geologist and met Vashti as part of a leadership program with my large international company. Vashti’s reaches FAR surpassed my time during the program with her – my mom, my siblings, my friends and even random strangers – were positively impacted by her awesome ripple effect. Vashti helped me realise that my passion is infectious. In the workspace, my colleagues can really benefit from that – and in my position as a global geoscientist, the implications of this are world-reaching. Vashti literally changed my life. She helped me clarify my life’s purpose and fully embrace my true authentic self. Now and better than ever, I am an influential scientist that helps bring change to the world – through inspiring others, embracing creativity and leading with passion. Her quick-witted yet empathetic conversations allow you to tackle deep topics effortlessly together. There is never a dull moment when collaborating with Vashti.
— Julianne Lamb - Basin Analyst
I am from a developing, Pacific Island country and the challenges in my country add a layer of complexity and hardship not faced in the West. The social, political, economic and cultural norms do not make it easy for women to shed their traditional ways of doing things and you can feel powerless. Vashti crosses culture, race, economic, social and political divide. She has this innate ability and presence to see what few do to earn the respect of those of us who unless you have walked in our shoes and lived our lives deserve. She is then able to get to the heart of you. That’s a gift. She has credibility and respect. I recommend middle management leaders who are set to take on management and/or leadership roles to see, attend and most importantly get coached by Vashti Whitfield. I feel and am in my power and have never felt so alive!
I’ve been “Vashti-ized.
— Judith Ugava-Taunao Vice President | Change Management .
We sought Vashti out to gain the clarity and support required to make some critical decisions with regard to our business and of course, as a result, our personal and family life. Her unique insight, approach and vision to allow us to look far beyond the obvious and a little more at the BIG picture, provided us with not only all the answers that we required to move forward, but a whole new set of strategies and tools for leading, living and having far richer experiences in life. Vashti is sharp, witty and incredibly intuitive. No stone will be left unturned!
— John Preston | Founder and CEO Match Media
 
 
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SPEAKING + FACILITATOR

 

 
I realised a new way of walking after listening to Vashti speak. And I say “realised” rather than “found” for a reason. After her utterly captivating Keynote - I mean really, I was shook with knowledge - I realised my potential has always been here. I just didn’t know what tools I needed to grasp it.
— Jordan Turner | Book store owner and Blogger - mrturner.com.au
The most gifted facilitator I have experienced in my professional career...
— Carol Jadraque Sustainability Advisor | Strategy & Innovation Expert
As lead facilitator Vashti was just brilliant from start to finish! She does nothing half-heartedly and brought her complete self to the course. Her decades of experience, her own personal triumphs and tragedies, and her amazingly unique perspective to take life and squeeze every drop out of it with pure love, intention and purpose brought magic to the course. It was such a wonderful journey to be immersed in this magic over the entire course that it left a very deep and positive impact on me forever.
— Anoop Chaudhuri ~ Global HR Leader | Tech Intrapreneur | Executive Coach
Vashti has a unique style that is somewhat hard to describe: raw, professional, captivating, intelligent that has you laughing, reflecting and thinking.
— Kylie Fahey (CEO – Institute of Quarrying Australia).  
I first met Vashti Whitfield as a Keynote Speaker where she presented an awe inspiring presentation on the importance of Legacy Driven Leadership. Vashti then hosted and facilitated the NSW WIQ Diversity and Leadership Summit. Her capacity to create a hugely inclusive, engaging and motivating environment was outstanding. Her humour and knowledge combined, was as entertaining as it was impactful, successfully dissolving and uniting a vastly diverse audience. Along with adding enormous dynamism and value to our day long discussion on Diversity and Inclusion, Vashti also expertly facilitated an Inclusive Leadership workshop on Unconscious Bias, where she artfully wove the speaker’s content and theme of the day, into a hugely insightful and action-based leadership workshop. A true master of ceremonies!
— Peter Lawlor | NSW Chairperson of Quarrying Australia.
I first experienced Vashti as a Keynote Speaker - where along with her fearless and candid delve into making her documentary Be Here Now, she also explored the whole relationship between resilience and mindset. After hearing her speak and then watching her documentary I felt compelled to seek her out as a Coach. I can honestly say she has become one of the most pivotal human beings in my life. The amount I have grown and transformed in one year is a testament to her nature, her expertise, and her purpose.
I would recommend Vashti as a Speaker, Coach or Facilitator to any person, team, business or organisation who is looking to gain clarity, perspective and motivation to brave the necessary steps of change…
— Bryn Robert Berry | Account Director. Brand Consultancy
Vashti was a wonderful MC for our Conversations about Death and Dying event. Vashti was highly articulate and knowledgeable on all areas of topic and contributed greatly to the overall content of the conversations. She intuitively read the audience and knew how and when to change pace and energy, and when to expand topics and discussions further. We were very grateful to be guided by Vashti’s experience during the day. We received fabulous feedback from the audience and speakers about her energy and her contribution to our annual event. Her passion for facilitating conversations about death and dying is invaluable as we increase discussion around these topics in our community
— Joanna Goodwin | Director North Sydney Community Centre