"Gertrud has been my life coach for a little over 2 years and Í have seen a huge transformation in my life. I have grown personally and professionally. I have been able to learn to be more confident and believe in myself and throughout this journey, I have been able to begin to find my inner peace. Gertrud is an amazing coach, mentor and caring individual. She cares deeply for her clients and is a great listener and understanding and compassionate. I look forward to our sessions together, because I always come out of my sessions with Gertrud with a renewed feeling of self-worth and full of energy to take the next step in following my dreams and finding my true self. Gertrud is a true blessing in my life. Thank you for an amazing transformational journey, Gertrud. I look forward to many more sessions to grow as a person, both personally and professionally." Patty Aldrich, Human Resources Associate London, February 2015
"Gertrud helped me make good on promises I'd made to myself but hadn't kept. She continually brought my focus back to the areas of my life I'd chosen to work on but continued to wander away from. She showed me that by being true to myself, I could "peel (my) own image from the mirror..and..feast on (my) life" - Derek Walcott
Julie Brown, Director of Development Ryerson University, Toronto, July 2013
"I used Gertrud's personal coaching services when I was facing significant changes in my life. She provided a thoughtful framework for assessing my situation and expert assistance in developing new goals and plans for reaching my goals. She brings years of experience to her clients. I find her a most perceptive and effective life coach.
As a result my life has improved. I am happier and more resilient. Thank you, Gertrud."
Geraldine August 2012 I accepted Gertrud Hocke's invitation for some life coaching sessions, and I am very greatful for the time I have been spending with her over the past few months. She woke up something inside of me and provided a mirror to see my authentic self. Gertrud is a very patient, analytical, sensitive and compassionate listener, and though I had many thoughts to share, she was able to underscore where my true passions lay, and helped me to have more clarity and confidence in terms of the personal goals of self-development I hanker for. She always asks the best questions, and gets to the heart of the matter.
WIthout trying to advise me in what direction our conversations should go, she has been very astute to help me sort through my many thoughts, She facilitated and helped me identify, and dig out those aspirations that challenge me in an invigorating way. I know to be authentic and make my life worth living. Whenever I had an inspiring idea , she would fan my spark , and encourage me to develop it further. I always felt full of hope after leaving her premises and now it is up to me to maintain that hope with the tools of introspection she has provided me with.
Gertrud has the ability to ask thought-provoking questions and quickly built a trusting rapport with me so that I could easily open my heart and express my innermost desires for personal growth. She is a highly intuitive person, and I recommend her to anyone who is seeking to achieve their full potential.