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I help women all around the world, wherever they are in their journey, work towards greater personal and professional fulfillment. Upgrade your health, relationships, work-life balance, and sense of purpose.

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Success Stories

“I came to coaching because I heard from my colleague that it was a life changing experience and it was also a fun experience learning about who you are as a person. However, for me, it was a longer journey than I anticipated to find the RIGHT coach. In my opinion the right coach is the one who makes you feel MORE like you than you ever did before—just a better version. For me, that "right coach" was Paula.

Challenges that brought me to coaching were based around my overly busy schedule and the need to sit back and reflect to make sure I was headed in the direction that would lead to me where I wanted to ultimately end up. Coaching has helped me pursue this reflection on a deeper level, and to understand the morals and values that drive every day action in a way that is more fulfilling, satisfying and genuine. It has helped me realign my values, and therefore my choices. I would never have made the time to do this without coaching.

Paula doesn’t just feel like a coach, she comes across as a friend in the sense that you can feel her genuine ability to care about you deeply. Working with someone that you know is that invested in your well-being and success, allows you to gain more meaningful insights as you don’t feel like you are acting, but are truly free to be your genuine self and peel back the layers of what you need.

Paula doesn’t let you get away with anything either and isn’t afraid to push you to uncover and learn more. But, magically she also allows you to have the space you need to figure out things at your own pace, and so your coaching becomes extremely personalized to you and your needs which is difficult to find with coaches. With Paula coaching isn’t a business, it is a calling. I have had many experiences with different coaches over the years at all levels of experience, and I can honestly say nobody has even come close to Paula. Her unique ability to intuitively understand you and then to care for and help you reach your goals in a way that is sincerely meaningful to you is unparalleled.

If you are ready to commit to growth, both spiritually, professional and otherwise, coaching with Paula is an easy decision to make. Once she is in your life there is no question it will be changed for the better.”
Jane - Vice President – Healthcare
“Let me be frank here. I wasn't even going to consult with Paula Facci because I was like, 'she's from another country!', 'how can she relate to me?', 'I'm not sure I can understand her dialect!', etc. But let me tell you something. After that initial call, something just clicked. So much so that I thought she was somehow telepathic!

We just synced, and I knew that she was the one who could help me get my mind right, my actions right, my attitudes right, etc. She has been a tremendous asset to my life. She has given me the tools and resources to "figure out" my life and how I handle life's ups and downs. She has been exceptional in uncovering my strengths and has taught me how to handle/react/deal with life's issues.

She has helped me grow as a person and has shown me who I truly am and my potential. Paula is on another level folks and she will reveal stuff about you that you did not even realize. It's crazy good how she cuts through all the crap and sees the real you. She is so darn safe and comfortable to where you can open up and talk about your inner most struggles, ideas, misconceptions, etc. She's great and I am so thankful to have her as my coach.”
- Paula – Realtor and Business Owner
“I’ve known Paula Facci since 2010, and in that time, we have grown to be the closest of friends. She is the person I turn to as a coach and mentor and has been instrumental as a support person to me over the last few years.

What I love most is her continued commitment to ongoing personal development and self-mastery which to me is mandatory in being a powerful coach. I also love and value so much the commitment she gives of herself to every client she takes on. I have brought Paula into STAR Leadership as a coach and mentor to the coaching students, as she very much espouses the values of STAR, which are: sanctuary (the ability to create a safe and conscious space), transparency, authenticity and responsibility.”
- Savannah – ICF Master Coach and Founder of Star Leadership
“Paula is a unique coach; she is highly professional, compassionate and deeply engaged with her clients not only during sessions, but in-between, should they need her.

Her approach is direct, open-minded. She is unafraid to challenge the status quo. At the same time, with each client, she delivers a personalized coaching experience, meeting the client where they are in a judgment-free environment.

I met Paula while she was navigating an international move (to a country where she did not speak the language!). I was bowled over by her resilience during that transition and by her unwavering ability to keep her eye on the ball: being an awesome mom and a highly effective coach (while re-building a coaching practice in a new country). Paula is vastly committed to professional development; she studies with leaders in coaching and positive psychology on an ongoing basis to improve her skills and to grow not only as a coach but in all the roles she values; mother, wife, entrepreneur and person.

I have been Paula’s instructor (Positive Acorn: Coaching Wellbeing), mentor and coach. She is delightful to work with, full of integrity and has a wonderful ability to get to the heart of any matter. I thoroughly enjoy our sessions together and recommend her without reservation.”
- Laura – Medical Doctor and Coach
““I feel so fortunate to have met and been guided by Paula – her compassionate and direct approach means you get the most out of every session and move forward to progress through challenges quickly and effectively. She is dedicated to her passion and this shines through. She has a natural talent for teaching and coaching people to learn and grow. I most valued how genuinely compassionate she was.

Being provided with the ability to critically think about and unpack complex issues and perceptions has given me the ability to diffuse potentially challenging situations. Recognizing my needs, values and strengths has meant I can identify who adds value to my life and where I can add value to others. Learning more about myself and recognizing strengths and weaknesses has meant a genuine sense of self-acceptance and an ability to own my stuff, work on it and move forward. I feel like the sole creator of my life and feel empowered to make positive lasting changes.”
Taryn – TV Marketing Manager
“Paula's passion and commitment to life coaching is rooted in her genuine ability to 'get you' and together formulate a cycle plan that ensures you reach your end goals. Paula's authenticity really touched me, her professionalism is ever present, her spirit indomitable: laugh, achieve, grow, and create the life you love to live. Paula is my #1 motivator. A stunning, insightful lady!
Charmian – Travel Consultant
“I have been working with Paula since 2015. I read her profile online and decided to arrange a "chemistry" session as I didn't really know what to expect from a Life Coach but being so desperate that I will try anything to help me deal and cope better. I was diagnosed with depression in 2014 and saw numerous Psychologist and Psychiatrists and had the need to go deeper and learn tools to assist myself. The initial work we did focused on my needs, values and strengths. It took me some time to pinpoint what I need and what I stand for as no one has ever asked me these questions. I started seeing how my needs, values and strengths play a consistent role on how I think, how I deal with situations and how I react.

I realized that I wasn't a victim of my depression and found courage in myself to cope and deal with my life in a manner more in line with what I believe! The relationship I had with myself changed and I started loving myself and caring for myself instead of prioritizing everyone and putting myself last. I was able to connect with my husband and see the role I play in our marriage.

The value I got out of our coaching sessions left me inspired and I decided to make a change and to become a Life Coach myself. I have a degree in Psychology and Honors in Criminology, but never worked in these fields for various reasons. I wanted to pursue a career where I am in line with what I believe and who I am. In 2016 I started my Life Coaching studies and Paula was appointed my Life Coach to assist me with the personal growth that was required. She became more to me than just my Coach and I saw a lot of value in her as my mentor.

I felt safe with Paula and we coached on some very uncomfortable topics and aspects of my life that wasn't serving me while busy with my course. I gained self-confidence to change the things that didn't serve me and to have discussions to set boundaries and better relationships especially my marriage. In this period, I also prepared to take part in a women empowerment program, Mrs. Polokwane, that uplifts the community. It was a very uncomfortable space for me to be, in the spotlight and taking the crown. Paula assisted me in setting clear goals for my year and I was able to apply all the self-discovery work I have done to this new challenge.

I paused my Life Coaching studies in middle of 2017 to focus on my goals and charity work as Mrs Polokwane 2017. I also worked with Paula in this period and again realized the value a good coach can have towards your life. We had a few sessions every few weeks, just to check in. Life Coaching can be used in so many aspects of one's life and I am super grateful to have a coach like Paula on board! I had to deal with some difficult situations at the end of my reign and felt trapped, Paula coached me, and I was able to see the lessons of these difficult situations. We started talking about ACT and how to apply this amazing tool. I "ended" my journey as Mrs. Polokwane with new found respect and gratitude towards myself.

This year, 2018, I decided to refocus my studies and to start my own Life Coaching business as well as starting a coffee shop with my husband in our hometown. I saw the benefit of appointing Paula for 6months were we coach 3 times a month. I have found much value in Paula over the past three years and have seen the positive outcomes when working with a Life Coach.

I feel I can be myself around Paula, no judgement and no agenda. She focusses on what I want and need to focus and asks the scary and difficult questions, but I always feel safe with her, making me willing to go deeper and to get to know Irene even more. Life is weird, it can be difficult, and it can be amazing, and what I have learned from my sessions it that I have the power, that I am strong and that I can deal with everything. I can challenge myself and I can inspire those around me, I am not a victim of my life! My sessions with Paula give me the space to be and think without drama and where I can take time to be with me.

I have noticed so many changes in my life since I started coaching, from relationships, work, personal, career and health. I have a wonderful relationship with my husband where we can sit and talk about our triggers, set healthy boundaries, voice our fears and hold a space for each other to grow as individuals and as a team. I have learned that it is okay to say "no", how to deal with conflict in a healthy manner, to keep true to myself and to negotiate for myself. I apply my values and strengths daily and I am constantly aware of my needs, needs that I can meet by myself or voice when needed.

As I am writing this I feel an overwhelming feeling of gratitude towards Paula for keeping the space safe for me to go deep and to continue with the self-awareness journey! ”
Irene – Entrepreneur, NGO founder and CEO, Coach
“Coaching supported me to see the negative thought patterns and automatic responses to situations that had become ingrained in my subconscious mind.
I began to work on my goals and become accountable, not to someone else, but to myself. I stepped out of my narrow point of view and saw things more holistically and factually.
The results were quick, my self-perception changed, I now have more meaningful friendships, I believe in myself more and have started challenging myself and taking risks, whilst ignoring my fears. I lost weight and am enriching my life with meaningful activities that inspire and motivate me.”
Michelle – Graphic Designer
“When I first started the coaching sessions, I didn’t even know what my strengths were, where my life was heading and what I wanted my life to be like. I was confused and holding on to the past mistakes, listening to negative voices while ignoring the positive ones. Procrastination and fear of the unknown were my biggest challenges coupled by relationship mishandling.
However, I’m proud to say through coaching I view life in a totally different way and every time I come across a hurdle I tell myself that I can overcome it. Thanks Paula for the wonderful tools you have equipped me with. I now lead a totally encouraging and positive life. "
Charmian – Travel Consultant
“A ‘WOW’ to my coach Paula! What a beautiful journey with you. I always thought I was in touch with myself, but my goodness, these coaching sessions with you took me out of my victimhood and stuck-ness (which I was totally unaware of when I started my first session), to knowing myself, my values, my strengths and showing up as my true authentic self, with complete clarity. Free of my inner blabber and insecurities.

How wonderful it is to now get in touch with the feeling of standing in my power. Thank you beautiful Paula, I am grateful that our paths crossed. I also learned so much from Paula, as a mentor, wanting to become a coach myself. It was truly valuable.”
Jaqueline – Sales Manager
“I can’t even describe what a change coaching through Paula has brought to me in my personal and professional life. I have gained so much awareness about myself and my interactions with others. Life coaching is something I would strongly advise for everyone that wants to understand themselves and others better and those that want to excel in all areas of their lives!”
Micha – Project Manager
“The biggest impact that coaching has had on my life is…that I see my life in a much more positive light and all my close relationships have improved drastically!

Paula stood for my greatness and has made me aware of so many new possibilities. She is kind and friendly and made the sessions very safe, comfortable and worth the investment.”
Haylee – HR Manager
“Paula is a great coach, she asked the right questions helping me to focus and prioritize what was important in my life and professionally. Paula prepared me for a major employment transition and supported me through the transition. She has been a vital resource for me.”
Emilie – Financial Director and Expat
TrueYou Course

Paula is an amazing coach and really listens to your heart. She puts herself in your shoes and asks the right questions in order to guide you.

I gained tremendous value from the TrueYou course! It is an excellent synopsis of all the elements that you need to be a "TrueYou"!

I was struggling to set certain goals in my life and achieve them and through this course, I experienced so many other valuable elements to help me along the way. I learned to be more conscious, self-aware and mindful which helps me to handle difficult situations in my life. Also, knowing what my strengths and weaknesses are, helped me to use them to my benefit in order to experience less stress. The "Dreaded Drama Triangle" helped me to identify certain behaviors in myself as well as in other people, which in turn helps me to understand the behavior and to deal with it better. The Choice Point was one of the highlights for me as it is top of mind for me now in difficult situations. It helps me to remind myself of the outcome that I want.

Being part of a small group of women who are facing similar challenges, was phenomenal. We had a safe space to share and listen to each other.

This course is a lifelong investment and worth every cent as you are investing in your growth and happiness.

Self Confidence Masterclass

All the important factors/elements that helps boost self-confidence were focused on in this class, which is really powerful. Having an understanding and appreciation for the background of why as women, we mostly feel that we are not doing enough, not good enough, hold ourselves back in the workplace etc., was a very interesting revelation during the class. One of the most important aspects that I learned was that if I am going to wait to feel confident, it will never happen as it’s not a feeling. Doing the class as part of a small group of women was awesome as you don’t feel alone in your journey.
Susan, Corporate Communications Specialist, FMCG industry
“Paula engineered a fantastic course, which to me was equivalent to spending weeks reading confidence related books. Paula synthesizes the best research available and then pairs it with actionable steps we could take all the while in a safe, and supportive environment. This class is worth its weight in gold if you interested in improving your self-confidence and becoming the best version of yourself. It not only saves you time and money by compounding all the relevant information into three hours, but you gain a sense comradeship throughout. I highly recommend this master class.”
Jen - Senior Vice President – Healthcare