Help the Dolphins make history! Sign the pledge

Search:



Positive mindset the key to success

Posted: 7am 03 Sep 2020

Anky Balfoort is passionate about helping people overcome struggles and challenges.

The Albany Creek life coach has been named as a finalist in the Leadership category of the AusMumpreneur Awards, presented by The Women’s Business School. The awards recognise women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.

“It was such a thrill to even be nominated, so being a finalist is very exciting,” Anky says.

She made the transition to life coaching about 15 years ago after working for many years in the corporate world, including in project and change management, launching Cohesive Coaching.

Positive mindset

“Life coaching is about helping people move forward and create a more positive mindset,” Anky explains.

“I’ve worked with high-flying executives, people who have been through psychiatric trauma, people from all walks of life.

“Some feel completely lost and without direction and don’t know where to start – I come to it from a very practical point of view.”

Take control

Anky says many people are feeling more anxious as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the loss of a sense of control can be extremely debilitating.

“A lot of people are feeling powerless,” she says.

“One thing I would suggest to people is to look for a different perspective, to become aware of the things they can influence and control.

“Starting to enjoy positive things and focusing on the positive can really help.

“It can be as simple as patting your dog or cat, or admiring a beautiful view.

“Then you have influence and that can help you feel more in control.”

The winners of the AusMumpreneur Awards are announced on September 9.

For more local news click here

Share

Trending

Our region’s $800,000 home run

Redcliffe will be home for more than 450 players, officials and fans this weekend as host of the 2020 Softball Queensland Open Men’s State Championships.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local Stories   •   18-5-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Redcliffe Mums making a difference

The mothers behind the Redcliffe Mums group are passionate about giving children the same opportunities at school, no matter their financial situation.…

Local Stories   •   17-5-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Making splash in Moreton Bay

The 'full' signs were up early in a number of the race categories such was the demand from entrants of all ages ahead of the Moreton Bay Triathlon at Pelican Park, Clontarf on May 9. …

Business News   •   16-5-2021  •   Jodie Powell

Barista gives bean blending a shot

Creating the perfect blend…

Local News   •   13-5-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Dr Joel's $10,000 ride to Redcliffe

Dr Joel Dulhunty is back at Redcliffe Hospital after completing a marathon 42-day fundraising Ride for Research.…

Local News   •   13-5-2021  •   Nick Crockford

New $15.8 million centre to be officially opened

The new $15.8 million Indoor Centre and rugby union and touch football clubhouse facilities at Brendale’s South Pine Sports Complex will be officially opened on Saturday.…

Local Stories   •   9-5-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Mother's Day: Embrace life and parenthood

Mother's Day inspiration: When Sharon Armstrong and Kathryn Bishop launched their North Lakes business Embrace life in 2009, they were motivated by a desire to help new parents, particularly mothers, be happy, confident and healthy.…

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close