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“I started my journey with Debbie at My Kinda Life in March 2021. I came to such a low point in my life and felt like nothing will ever work out in my favour, I felt worthless as I was experiencing difficulties in all aspects of my life.
What an amazing experience and journey. I learned a hell of an amount about myself. This journey allowed me to let go of all of those negative emotions and preconceived images of my self-worth. Rediscovering who I am meant to be, how to believe in myself, and to believe in the skills and qualities I have.
I share my story daily as I believe that somehow it could encourage others to believe in themselves, even if only a little bit more than the day before.
I thank you for taking me on this journey Debbie, amazing work!”
“𝐸𝑥𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑚𝑦 𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑢𝑡. 𝐷𝑒𝑏𝑏𝑖𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑠 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑒𝑑 𝑚𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑠, 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑠. 𝐼 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑙𝑦 𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑟”!
“Sessions with Debbie have been insightful and have really helped improve the quality of my relationship with myself, as well as with my partner. They have also provided clarity on my feelings towards betting and the role it plays in my life. Definitely recommended!”
“My Kind of Life, Debbie, changed my life! My perspective on life. My way of thinking. I cannot thank her enough.
I started off apprehensive, I cannot lie. No other therapy has worked for me before, so why would this? And life coaching, in my mind was for careers. Not life, or healing trauma. I couldn’t be more wrong!
Debbie’s therapy has changed me, the way I react to situations, how I handle myself and how I deal with past trauma. She has given me tools to cope with future setbacks and has helped me realize that not everything that goes wrong, is or has to be my fault and I don’t have to take responsibility for other people’s actions.
This therapy is the only therapy that has ever made me see myself & life in a different way!
I will forever be grateful to Debbie and the methods she used to heal me.
Thank you Debbie!!!”
“Debbie is an amazing transformational life coach. She is passionate about what she does and honestly cares about people. Her methods truly are transformational! Through our sessions, I have managed to let go of things that have held me back for 20 years. I can’t recommend her services enough!”
“We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value” – Jim Rohn
“The reason why I shared this quote is because Debbie, without a doubt changed my life. The bugs and weeds of negativity were suffocating my true potential and all I needed was someone to show me how to change my mindset and get rid of all the negative beliefs.
I will FOREVER be grateful to her for showing me the endless possibilities that life has in store FOR US!
If you’re reading this you are here for help, YOU are at the right address, my friend! Just Do it!”
“Very helpful! Was great to receive a different viewpoint of life and methods on how to face challenges.”
“I took my son to her, and I am really so happy I took that chance! He was happy talking to her as she knows how to deal with teens. Debbie, you really took the whole world off my shoulders by helping my son! Will definitely be telling everyone about you!”
“I was afraid that I would not connect with Debbie when I started with my coaching. How wrong could I not be? Not only is she a wonderful person she is also a brilliant coach. Thank you for the time and effort that you have put into my coaching, it is worth every cent.“
Azraa Janse van Vuuren
“You will not truly discover your potential as a human being until you visit this life coach! I can tell you all about how friendly and cool and amazing she is, but what you really need to know is that she offers a skill-set and eye-opening course that will have you set up for life. There is a great misunderstanding out there as to what life coaching is. This course is both for persons asking “what is my life’s purpose” and also for successful people with a competitive edge! – These conversations and taking time to understand the human mind as well as how the mind perceives the world, are imperative. If you’re at the top of the ladder, you need to see this life coach anyway because you’re at the top, but why not fly? Debbie, no feedback or comment can truly grasp how appreciative I am of your sharing of knowledge, time and expertise. This has been a life-changing experience, a world of knowledge that I have yet to grasp! Thank you once again.“
Azraa Janse van Vuuren
Debbie is an absolute God-send on so many levels. We have been having serious problems dealing with our 21-year-old son. He was a lost soul and struggled with direction and purpose. We found Debbie quite by chance as she shares an office with a family psychologist. I was at my wit’s end and went hunting for a professional. I saw Debbie’s board and decided to call her. At this stage, I was prepared to try anything and everything. We worked with three therapists and Debbie. Our son clicked with Debbie from the start, and only wished to carry on working with her. He now has more of a direction in his life and our relationship has become more positive. Life can be difficult for young people today, especially after Covid. He has found her guidance and mentoring extremely valuable. She will hopefully continue to make a massive difference in his life.
I can honestly say that Debbie helped change my life in so many ways. I started with Debbie having reached burnout and exhaustion for many different reasons. I was super stressed and anxious. She helped me to find myself again, to find my inner strength, my inner peace and gave me hope at a time when I had lost my light. She provided me with tools to handle my anxiety and set boundaries in my life. She made me realise that a person cannot pour from an empty cup. She gave me hope for the future and made me realise that I should put myself first before I can help others. Debbie is amazing! She is so calm and tranquil and makes you feel immediately at ease. I would definitely recommend attending life coaching sessions with her, whether you’re struggling with something or just need a little guidance. You are investing in yourself and your future!
Thank you Debbie for being so easy to talk to and for being an even better listener. I have learned so much from you and I cannot wait to put it into practice as I continue with my journey. Your teachings have healed me beyond what I could ever imagine. I feel like a brand new person. Thank you so much! I didn’t think id ever go to therapy but I enjoyed our time even more after I realized that you offer more than what we think is therapy. The skills you teach are life changing.
I find it difficult to put into words what a profound and amazing person Debbie Hartmann is, and the difference she is making in the life of my teen who is struggling with depression, anxiety and a small lifetime’s worth of trauma. Debbie is not only teaching her how to make sense of a world she does not feel she fits into yet, but equipping her with skills to THRIVE, not just survive, and giving her so much hope and confidence. I feel blessed and honoured to have her in our lives.
I partnered with Debbie on my journey of transformation, and what I ride it has been! She has provided such insight and really brought the content home with relational examples.
The tools she has equipped me with, I use on daily basis and it was amazing to see how my world and the world around me changed when I started changing.
Debbie, you are truly inspiring and I thank you for playing your part in my story, I can’t imagine a life without a morning routine anymore.
Zeldie van Heerden
The path with Debbie was ‘eye opening’ and I now have the right tools to approach my life with meaning and gratitude. Debbie is very insightful and makes you feel comfortable.
I gladly recommend her to help you with your ‘journey’.
Zeldie van Heerden
Susann van Wyk
This is one of the most incredible, life-changing journeys of self-discovery I have ever been on. Debbie is an absolute master at what she does, by skillfully guiding her clients through the process of transformation and teaching them invaluable tools to navigate the whole process. I can with conviction say, that if you are willing to be honest with yourself, to be open and vulnerable, to be dedicated & willing to put in the time to implement the tools/skills, you will walk away from this journey totally renewed and transformed.
My life has forever been changed and I will eternally be grateful for this incredible new journey she has guided me towards
Susann van Wyk
Our teenager struggled a lot with her self-esteem and self-confidence. During the 10 sessions, I could already see a difference. I could also see her taking responsibility for “what’s hers to take”, which she didn’t want to do before. Teenagers don’t always want to listen when their parents give guidance, here you came up with your advice and input “handily”, Thanks Debbie.
Debbie has changed my life forever. I chose to use her because our son had seen many therapists before and given up after only a few sessions but he stuck with Debbie because he said she told him the truth even when it was hard for him to hear it.
I came to Debbie at a time in my life when I was feeling extremely overwhelmed by my job. We have new management with many changes and I needed help. Over the 8 weeks, Debbie helped me to find myself again, believe in my abilities, set boundaries and find a calm that I so needed. Not only has she done this but has provided me with skills to move forward knowing what to do to reach my goals and how to live each day with meaning. I cannot thank Debbie enough for how she has helped my son and me. She is amazing and I strongly recommend taking any of her coaching sessions.
It has literally been a few days (4 to be exact) after my very last, formal session with Debbie and for some or other reason, I’d really hoped and even thought, there were/would be more.
A profound and deeply enlightening experience; a journey I didn’t believe I needed to take and yet, has become the only one that I’ve taken, that actually matters.
In our last session, Debbie took me through all of the reasons, issues shortcomings and pains I had given pre-coaching, that had brought me to her and we performed a “post mortem” of the work we had done, what we had achieved and what I still needed to work on. The range was more expansive than I’d remembered – Self Doubt, Fear, Discipline, Motivation, Resilience, Stagnancy, Vision for Self… A Lot…
Together, we checked the boxes of self-improvement and progress; my overcoming of self and my steps closer to speaking and acting as I should – to own and compound greatness right, on behalf of and for myself. I look back on a coaching experience that has empowered me to take control of and be present in My Life.
The Coaching: Exceptionally deep, relevant and skilled techniques/tools to guide self through its worst, to greatest.
The Coach: A sensitive and responsive ear, who listens without judgement and whose natural disposition expels intent to heal, straighten and restore.
Thank You Deb – You’ve Done well! I can’t wait to see and learn more from You.
I can’t wait to show you how far I’ve come to Becoming.
“Definitely one of the best investments you’ll make in your life! Debbie has helped change my view on life completely for the better”
Debbie has been an amazing help, such a blessing, Thank you
A wonderfully different approach, with the right engagement and thought process that helped my child through a really tough time. Thank you.
Debbie is a breath of fresh air, with a keen sense of insight into the minds and behaviours of teenagers. She assisted our family by providing guidance and support on how best to navigate the journey during the teenage years while still being supportive of our teenagers’ growing needs. Her manner is approachable and accommodating and she relates to both parents and teenagers in a very empowering way. I would highly recommend Debbie’s services to all parents of teenagers to help the family as a whole grow during this exciting but confusing period of the teenage years.
I was referred to Debbie by a friend at a time when I found myself feeling stressed, demotivated and despondent about my life, and in general.
The 9-week transformational life coaching course with Debbie changed my life!
I am now more motivated than ever to live a happy, purposeful life. I feel less stressed, I am more productive and I am excited about life again.
Thank you, Debbie
Tanya van Eeden
Debbie is amazing with teenagers. She gave my daughter various tools to deal with day-to-day struggles and really made her think of behaviour and how it affects other people. I can highly recommend her.
Tanya van Eeden
I want to thank Debbie for guiding me in finding my true purpose in life. I have discovered that your purpose will only be found in service to others and being connected to something far greater than your body, mind or ego.
Thank you for showing me that we are all born into abundance and that our limiting beliefs and negative emotions prevent us from tapping into happiness.
You and the work you are doing are appreciated and so important.
Debbie’s 9-week program has brought back the spring in my step and the confidence to go after what I want. Before the program, I felt very demotivated and directionless, not only did she help me get back on track but she opened my eyes to the limitless power within me. I am so grateful that I could experience this at such a young age. Thank you Debbie for all your wisdom!!
Daryll van Geelen
Debbie most certainly has a way of getting through to teenagers, she has had a profound influence on my Daughter who now has a more positive attitude toward life.
It has been only a few weeks since she finished up her sessions with Debbie, so far so good I can only hope it stays that way.
Daryll van Geelen
Debbie is a fantastic life coach and counsellor. She really changed my life. If you’re looking for a kind, sympathetic individual who puts in the work to help you be the best you, Debbie is who should be considered. Can’t express how great her work is.
I reached out to Debbie at a time when my 14-year-old son had just left a psychiatric hospital. He was suicidal, self-harming and battling with extreme depression and anxiety and no amount of psychologists, psychiatrists, counselling or medication was helping.
Once he started seeing Debbie the self-harm stopped immediately as she gave him coping mechanisms, he is now able to recognize the difference between healthy and toxic people in his life and can put healthy boundaries in place.
My son really bonded with Debbie and found her easy to talk to and approachable and he liked her approach as it wasn’t rehashing the same thing over and over like a lot of therapy can be. I cannot thank Debbie enough for saving my son.
Do I Need A Life Coach?
Consider These Statements
I want to overcome fears and negative thinking
I am not coping with a life transition, losing a loved one or a job.
I am not happy with my life, I feel demotivated, overwhelmed, anxious and depressed.
I need to feel more confident, be more assertive and empowered.
I don't know what my life purpose is.
I know I have potential, but I don't know how to unlock it.
I want to set and achieve life goals.
I really want to live my best life.
If any of these statements rang true to you, then yes – you should invest in yourself, and your future by signing up for life coaching.
Transforming your life does not require hard work. You can begin to change your life at any moment by simply making a choice and changing your mind. You already have that great life within you, so take the leap of faith and commit to having the most extraordinary life you were made to have.
It all starts with you.
082 756 0070
Pretoria and Johannesburg
Transformation Coach, Life Coach, NLP Life Coach, Negative Emotional Therapy ™ Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych).