Hi, I’m Christine Livingston.
I’m the coach who helps high-achieving executives, entrepreneurs and professionals make dramatic, bold and exhilarating changes.
Ambitious people who feel the trappings of “success” no longer drown out the nagging doubt that says:
“You’re not there yet. Your music is still inside you.”
Moments of truth
I released my own music by discovering my passions for helping people create great, successful lives.
My personal experience certainly pushed me in that direction.
I’d had a stellar corporate career: human resources director for American Express, before moving into a leadership and management development role supporting leaders of a 4,000 people-strong business.
Following my own “success” plans, I became managing consultant for a prestigious consulting firm. I was selected to work on a huge business transformation in South Africa – of its kind it was one of the biggest, most ambitious projects in the world.
I was leading the human resources and organisation development stream. To many HR folks, this was a dream and should have been the pinnacle of my career. To friends and family, I had found success.
But that’s not how it felt inside.
Inside I was miserable, spending long stretches away from home, living out of a suitcase , working 24/7, eating crap and failing to get any exercise on any kind of regular basis.
And here comes the head-fuck.
I was delivering great results. I was delighting clients.
I was in danger of trying to push through and live on praise (instead of my own happiness). But I couldn’t ignore that nagging feeling, so I began seeing a psychologist once a week.
And it started to make sense.
With her help, I began to articulate what “success” meant to me. And then I dared to create it.
I’d always loved helping others experience transformations through coaching at Amex and with the consulting firm. But sitting in the client’s seat put me in touch with my passion for creating gutsy changes on a more personal level and it lit a fire in my belly.
Since then, I’ve become acutely conscious of people living their lives by an invisible rule book. Carving out an existence that ignores their true desires, skills and talents. Cramming them into a way of being that is easily defined and understood by the rest of the world but deep down, makes no sense to them.
My talent is helping people discover, define and achieve goals and dreams on their terms, no-one else’s.
If you’re tired of hearing coaches promise to “unlock potential” or “maximise success” when they don’t understand what you face day in day out, you’ll find me to be a refreshing change.
Since 1993 I’ve coached more than 750 people from directors, senior level management to big business owners and high-earning freelance consultants.
So I know I can help you:
- Use your talents to kick arse and shine
- Stop your professional success (or challenges) from harming your home life
- Cope with career success (and have a life)
- Stop thinking: “if this is it, why am I unhappy?”
Because honestly? If you’re not happy, you haven’t found “it.”
That’s what I’m here for.
As a fully qualified coach and licensed psychotherapist I have the tools to push you towards your own personal picture of fulfilment (even if you don’t know what that looks like yet).
What Am I Like To Work With?
My clients like that I’m fun and friendly, but they know I am serious about getting results.
Because if you’re coming to me, I know you’re serious about making an epic change.
I will push you, stretch you, fight for you and guide you through the coming months. I will reference authors from Jung to Gladwell and use content and stories to shape your coaching experience.
You will look forward to your sessions, we will laugh and we will share a fierce commitment to achieving success for you (whatever that may look like).
Because to be honest, the biggest thrill I experience in my work is seeing ambitious individuals achieve what they deserve and reach that emotional high point where they can pause and think:
“So this is really “it”.”
If that sounds good, I’d love you to get in touch so we can discover together if we can experience your journey together.