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What clients say...


Realizing I need to work on myself was simply heartbreaking. But it was of the utmost importance to heal as fast as possible, otherwise, I would’ve soon started thinking I’m going crazy.

A month ago I was already considering giving up. I was in pain so often without any solid, logical explanation. By that time I’d spent my youth and the money, I didn’t have to find what was wrong with my body. If only I knew it was actually the mind who needed help!

But also one month ago I was lucky enough to have found Gemma, who introduced me to TMS. Although I am very rational, I accepted the idea right away, as I felt I was given no other choice. Modern medicine and former therapies had already failed me anyway. There was nothing to lose.

So I started working with her and I love it. She is highly skilled and often uses interactive tools to make me dig deep inside and find the answers I need. I won’t lie – I’m still in pain once in a while. But the intensity and the frequency are now reduced to a minimum. I can now handle the pain because Gemma taught me how to create healthy thought patterns.    

It’s been an amazingly insightful journey and I have now evolved big time. I still have some unattended business, regrets and sorrow which can lead to a lot of stress if not dealt with. So I now realize this process of improvement will probably last for the rest of my days. 

Here’s some advice for you in case you consider going down this road: there might some disappointment, and there might be anger. In fact, you might find yourself on a roller coaster of emotions.

But have faith in the methods she’s using and please know the outcome is more than worth it.

Denisa Bara


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After doing the Clifton Strengths assessment and have some very useful coaching sessions with Gemma, it all came clearer why some things drain me and other things lift me up. And most important: how to find the things that lift me up. I have had a burn-out, pretty serious and it took me some years to find my energy back. Most important now is to keep this energy. Gemma helped me find a new way of living, being in my full energy and enjoying life.

Miriam Baker



I was referred to Gemma after spending 12 weeks with a cast on my foot. 

 After the cast was removed I continued to have pain despite all tests showing my foot had healed.  The pain inhibited my walking for any distance and time.

I had weekly sessions with Gemma during which she introduced me to TMS.

Gemma was encouraging during the sessions as well as keeping in touch via emails.

She provided several resources including Podcasts, videos and online programs about TMS.

The bottom line? I no longer experience foot pain. I am jogging at least 30 minutes daily.

I am deeply grateful for Gemma's help and coaching.

Mary Lee Miglino


I had the chance to do several coaching session with Gemma while I was in a difficult stage of my life. Gemma was able to tailor perfectly all the exercises and techniques to my needs which were impressive as we certainly covered a vast array of topics. Gemma was by my side, making sure I felt very supported or challenged when required. I certainly recommend Gemma as a coach.

Lucile Falguieres



I have really enjoyed coaching with Gemma!

She has helped me to discover my top strengths and how I can use them to my advantage. We started with strength-based coaching but in the end, the coaching was so much more and deeper than that.

Thanks to Gemma, I have managed to reduce my stress level and remove body pain in just one session!

Johanna Glavander



Working with Gemma has been a thought-provoking, insightful, and rewarding experience!


When I first reached out to Gemma, there were a few specific areas that I was keen on improving. After just three sessions, not only did she help me navigate those areas better, but she enabled me to understand certain aspects of my personality better that I simply hadn't thought of before (and I'm quite a self-aware person, so this took me by surprise in the best way possible!).


In addition to this, as a young entrepreneur, I'm constantly dealing with new scenarios that I'm sometimes unsure how to navigate––Gemma provided me with very practical tips and tricks on how tackle each one of these situations. 


Finally, Gemma is incredibly supportive and motivating. She not only helped me visualize my goals for the future, but she has made me believe that I can achieve them all, and I have therefore left these sessions with a renewed sense of drive and direction. 

Yanika Amarasekera

(Sri Lanka)

Absolutely brilliant, I have utterly loved getting to understand my strengths and how I can thrive. Gemma has a fantastic ability to bring out the best in you. I would recommend to anyone wholeheartedly. Do it!!

Hermione Warman

(Sri Lanka)


I injured my hamstrings several years ago, and the resulting pain prevented me from most physical fitness, including running, my favourite outlet.

I tried massage, chiropractors, and even acupuncture, but nothing brought me relief. I’m so grateful that Gemma introduced me to the mind-body connection.

It never occurred to me that my debilitating pain was a result of psychosomatic symptoms. I began running slowly after just a week of coaching and journaling exercises and was soon able to return to running a few days a week. I wish I’d explored this option first rather than as a “last resort”!

Melissa McCloud

(Sri Lanka)

I felt very positive after our 2-day group strength training sessions with Gemma. Gemma is genuine and approachable in her style - she uses personal and real anecdotes in her training sessions, making the concepts feel very relatable.

Strength Training allowed us to identify our talents and be able to identify when to use them like reaching for the right tools in a tool box. I began to find that day to day challenges, small or large, no longer seemed insurmountable. I am able to hone in on my strengths to have control over how I choose to tackle challenges/projects. As a relationship person I also wish I had known about strength training earlier in life!

Learning about Clifton Strengths also allows you to better navigate relationships with others who are likely leading with a different set of talents than your own. The sessions have continued to benefit me and I highly recommend them!

Mary Prothero

(Sri Lanka)


My sessions with Gemma changed my life. The work began with some resistance. Even though I was curious, open and applied, a part of me remained defiant and skeptic. Thanks to her resilience, patience and softness (a brilliant combination of qualities and strengths for a coach), Gemma helped me release outdated beliefs about my self and my career. ("Work should feel hard", "I am not disciplined enough" ). Beliefs that bogged me down and insidiously impaired my efficiency.

The thing to know is this... While there is an immediate result and satisfaction after the first sessions (namely that of knowing and understanding oneself better), the real effect comes months later. A year to be exact. Once the success I had longed for actually materialised, I began to want to go deeper. As if the manifestation of desired results had given me the motivation and leverage to now seek the deeper causes behind my various blockages in order to reach a general and sustainable wellbeing. That's when the real work began for me and even more satisfying results occurred: release and relief. I highly recommend it.

Aurélie Lévy


What I loved about Strength Training with Gemma, is that through subtle but highly effective coaching, I was finally giving myself permission to actually be my Strengths, own them, and stop downplaying them. There were so many "A-ha" moments during the training, but alongside those, it also throws up so many questions and queries. Having Gemma alongside us, with her boundless enthusiasm and positivity, to support and explain things, really meant I could maximise my understanding and therefore utilise my Strengths with more confidence and ease.

The Group sessions are also invaluable, for giving you insight into the nature of other people's Strengths. Its made me less judgemental, towards both myself and others, hence close relationships of all natures can only benefit.

I am really looking forward to continuing with Gemma, on the Parenting Strength Training, it's been a revelation. Big thanks Gemma for bringing so much energy, positivity, clarity and understanding to such a wonderful process.

Louise Wint

(United Kingdom)


As a German living in Switzerland, I felt very understood by Gemma who is an excellent Expat-Coach. Her clear structure in her coaching style paired with her great empathy and intuition is a huge help for me to progress in my journey to discover myself.

On the one hand, I admire how well she knows her way around the talents of the strength-finder. Cristal clear she helped me to discover connections of my talents which I wasn’t aware of before. On the other hand, Gemma has a great talent for visualization which can be very helpful to get over fears and negative feelings.

Thanks to one session with her when she used this technique I overcame my fear of being criticised. Which makes my life so much easier! 

I can warmly recommend her as a coach!

Alex Philipona


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Gemma has been coaching me on numerous occasions regarding kick-starting my project. From the onset, Gemma manages to ask you thought-provoking questions which make you prioritise and process what's important to you. She is professional & friendly and I always look forward to my session with her. At the end I am always feeling invigorated, refreshed and incredibly motivated to work on my project! I also always leave with strong actionables and ideas to enact.  Thank you so much Gemma for being my inspiration! I would recommend your coaching to anyone.

Laura Pardoe



I liked the coaching sessions as it allowed me to deeply think about myself. I learned that the more aware I am on my reactions I am on the right track to achieve what I want. I did not experience any judgment and this is very important when you open yourself to someone. Gemma has a very positive attitude, always focused and with great listening and communication skills. She has a lot of passion in coaching and a strong sense of quality in her work.

Bianca Bara



Gemma's relaxed but attentive coaching approach put me at ease quickly even via Skype.

She used various exercises to help me understand my strengths and more importantly how my key strengths work well and not so well together. Realizing that my greatest strengths can often times also be triggers to stress was a game changer.

It's such an interesting topic and so useful when you see it come to life at home and in the workplace. Really looking forward to the next session...

Steph Hedger "Learning my triggers to stress was a game changer"

Steph Hedger



I was going through some personal issues and was advised by my sisters that I should speak to a therapist about my concerns. Around the same time, I met Gemma and when I found out that she was a coach, i had instantaneously asked if she could help me out. It was the best impromptu decision I had made because coaching under Gemma (as cliched as it may sound) changed my life! We discovered what was the root cause of the issue I had and how to handle and deal with there-forth. She did this by intently understanding my issues and thereafter made me think and answer, with the questions and suggestions she posed, on how it can be solved and how I can move forward, positively.

To be honest, I was apprehensive at the start about how this coaching would go, as I had not opened to anyone nor seek any professional help for it, but Gemma made it so easy to talk to. It was her warmness and her way of making me feel comfortable right throughout that helped me to talk about it and I remember feeling so much happier and lighter after the session was done.

One month after the session I can say how, with the help of creating “ a toolbox”, my approach towards things have changed drastically.  I am ever so grateful I came across this amazing coach that I have recommended her to all my friends and family on how they should all try her out.

Kala Perry

(Sri Lanka)


I went through the unfortunate experience of being made redundant from my offshore role halfway through my Strengths Training sessions with Gemma. Fortunately, the coaching I had already received allowed me to transition through the event with positivity and anticipation for how I would use my talents to move forward and explore new career opportunities.

I found the discovery and confirmation of my talents gave me a real boost, and even just the knowledge of having these tools gave me the confidence to seek out possibilities that I may have otherwise been sceptical of.

Thank you Gemma for helping me to unpack my magic tool kit!

Kirsten Johnson

(United Kingdom)

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Gemma’s program on Managing Stress through Strengths is nothing but a must-do for anyone looking to enhance team productivity and enthusiasm levels. This program not only enhances individuals self-awareness levels and efficiency. It also allows for the team as a whole to develop a highly meaningful connect and paves the path to bring out the best of the team under any circumstances.

Each session was well organized and delivered in a manner which captured the attention and thoughts of individuals of varied mindsets. It was indeed a delightful experience to be part of the program and a definite stress buster. A MUST DO for any for anyone looking to enhance your team dynamics and drive productivity even in turbulent times.

Avanthi Colombage

(Sri Lanka)

When I started on this unknown venture of Strength training I wasn’t sure what to expect or what I would get out of it, but it has been an amazing journey so far.

At first I felt I was struggling with seeing the positives on all of my characteristics and “talents” but with Gemma’s guidance, and positive support and by delving deeper into the Gallup strengths explanations, I now feel it’s opened my eyes, on how these talents (which I didn’t even realise I had or know how to utilise) can be developed to create positive outcomes for myself along with seeing how I can use them to help and influence others in my work and home life.

Doing the training in a group environment has really brought it home to me how different peoples characters and strengths are and that actually it’s great to be surrounded by such contrasting and dynamic people.

Thanks again Gemma to leading the way to all the “light bulb” moments!

Jo Evans

(Sri Lanka)


I recently completed a group class with Gemma, wasn't sure what to expect. I wanted a reset button to re-find myself. Gemma helped me accomplish all of this and more. She helped break “it” all down and find the right tools to utilize my strengths on a daily basis. Her positivity and honesty enabled me to move past the trailing spouse, wife, and mom labels. Now, I am using my strengths daily; my family is communicating better and we are having more laughter. This course has been a game changer in my expat life.

Kristen Carpenter

(Sri Lanka)


It's hard to put into words how much I benefited from the strength training with Gemma! I had no idea how much I needed to identify my strengths and how I can use them to both understand myself and be the best me. I walked away feeling fully ready to approach everything I do in a different way, a more thoughtful way. And now I understand myself in a way like never before. It's invigorating! Gemma's positive and supportive approach makes it easy to open up and allow yourself to be vulnerable so that you can truly discover what your talents are and how you can bring out the best you.

Kate Steen



I was very impressed with strength training as it focussed on my positives and encouraged me to shift my perspective. I used to be self critical and now I remind myself of my unique strengths and try to approach life from that point of view. It’s been helpful to me and my decision making process in life. How I handle my relationships and how I perceive life. I found Gemma clear, approachable and calm. I’m so thankful for Gemma’s help and have recommended her to my family and friends. It is a process that is addictive and one wants to do more and more!

Farizeh Salahuddin
(Sri Lanka)


Participating in the coaching sessions with Gemma was very revealing and enriching. It was an "eye-opener" because it made me discover that all that effort to be the best mom I can be, was not going to be fruitful if I continue focusing on what does not work. The course in a very didactic way leads one to find our own answers. Based on recognize and name our strengths and those of our children the challenge is to focus and work from them. It requires work and training! In my case, after the course, I feel that now I have new tools to work and I am excited by the approach from which I can do it. The result of the course was very satisfactory.

I highly recommend that parents approach this vision through this course. Gemma is a very clear person, practice, mom with wonderful examples, who is a dynamic and fun way guide and introduce a new way of relating to our children from love and admiration.

Silvia Restrepo
(Sri Lanka)

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