Hi I'm Natalie...I'd love to be your Life Coach

“No one can go back and make a brand new start.

However, anyone can start from now and
make a brand new ending.”

Your Life Coach

A Bit About Me

Hi there! Thank you for joining me on the Growing Forward website and blog. I would love comments and feedback from you as you input is valuable to me and could help others not feel as alone in the challenges they might be facing.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Natalie Soal and I am a Life Coach, Counsellor and Kids Life Coach. I have been awarded my Master Practitioner certificate in Life and Business Coaching and I am a certified affiliate coach with The Kids Life Studio UK, the only currently internationally recognized Kids Life Coaching Academy. I am a member of COMENSA, the governing body of Coaches and Mentors South Africa and I studied Counselling at Paraklesis under Dr M van der Spuy, where I received my Counselling certificate in 2001.
On the personal front, I have been married for 26 years and we have three beautiful daughters. They are 27, 24 and 21, and have been the light of our lives.
So why would you decide to see a Life Coach?
Many of us get to a place in our lives where we just simply feel stuck. Stuck in the everyday rut, stuck in certain emotions like hurt, anger, sadness, guilt, shame or indifference, stuck in our relationships or just stuck in front of the TV without any dreams or plans for the future. Often when you’re really stuck you can’t see your way out of the situation and it leaves you with a sense of hopelessness which can eventually result in feelings of anxiety and depression.
As your Coach, I will equip you with the tools you need to move from your current reality to your preferred destination. I will help you re-discover your passion again so that you can start living your life with purpose. The ultimate goal is for you to have victory in every area of your life. Every person has the potential to grow, don’t settle for second best. It is so exciting for me to see past and current clients go from ‘stuck in the mud’ to a place of renewed hope, vision and motivation for the future, peace with the past and joy in the present.

Yours in Coaching,


What is Counselling?

Counselling provides a safe, non-judgemental environment in which to share current emotional pain or trauma, as well as past hurts and disappointments. Counselling helps you cope and manage real life challenges as well as providing crisis intervention. Critical challenges could include marriage and relationships, trauma, death, chronic illness, depression and anxiety. Counselling gives you the opportunity to focus on emotions and experiences, facilitating inner healing and restoration of emotional wellbeing. Counselling may lead to Life Coaching, should you need sustainable skills for ongoing management of pain or challenges, however this is situation dependent.

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is a process which will equip you to take your life and relationships to the next level. It also mobilises you from a place of feeling stuck by clarifying your visions and goals, facilitated by a professional Coach. Unlike Psychology, coaching is about providing tangible and immediate tools and techniques to people who may not be in crisis, but who seek personal empowerment. The Coach uses tried and tested question-based methodologies, and deep listening, to guide you to find the answers that already lie within. Life Coaching will test your thinking and provide you with the tools to implement positive and tangible change.

What is Kids Life Coaching

Kids Life Coaching is an excellent way to build your child from being in an okay space, to being in a great space. Kids Life Coaching equips, inspires and empowers children of all ages to successfully manage their inside and outside worlds with confidence, making them the leaders of their own lives through their unique gifts and talents. It’s about building their emotional intelligence (self-awareness, self-regulation, internal motivation, social skills and empathy) and sense of self- worth. This gives them a solid internal foundation on which to stand against the pressures of our modern world.


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