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Client Reviews

Benefit: The REAL MeFrom Trying to Work It Out Myself to Releasing My Potential (The Real Me)

“Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.” - Unknown “Prior to working with Jessica, I knew that I no longer wanted to remain in my current situation. For years, I tried to work it out on my own but kept coming back to the same result. What I needed was an objective and skilled professional to guide me out of my rut, show me my shadow side, evoke my bountiful skill set and release the potential that had been stuffed inside repressed for years. The sessions with Jessica were thought provoking, simply guided and positive through her brilliant use of weekly accountability reminders, a goal orientated and transitional dashboard and sessions catered uniquely to my learning style. Within a very short period of time I changed the way I handled my day-to-day at work, learned to ask for what I needed, and carried myself. People around me not only see the "real" me now but also, respond to me positively. I am well on my way to transitioning into my new career and only a matter of a short period of time before I am fully embracing my new role.”

~ A. Doepker Public Administrator

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Benefit: Personal Power and PossibilitiesFrom Limiting Beliefs to Living Life in Possibilities

“I loved working with Jessica, she helped me identify what were my limiting beliefs and co-created a journey to discover my personal power. The visuals and the work we did over the three months has helped me live my possibilities. And there are endless possibilities!”

~ Shawn Needham, Vancouver, BC

Benefit: LearningFrom Challenged to Learning A Lot

“Jessica's professionalism and commitment to her craft shines through in every interaction - both during and between coaching sessions. She listens deeply and she challenges with compassion. Her attention to detail was exceptional and very much appreciated. I am very grateful to have been paired with Jessica, she brings great energy to all aspects of her coaching. I learned a lot as both a client and a coach.”

~ Michelle Turpin

Benefit: ChallengedFrom Unsure to Challenging My Perspectives

“Jessica 'got' me within a few short sessions. She quickly established trust and has created a safe environment for me to process my thoughts and challenge my perspectives.”

~ Tracy Balash, ADM Aboriginal Women's Initiatives
and Research, Edmonton, AB

Benefit: Really Getting Out ThereFrom Low Confidence to Really Getting Out There

“As a coach, Jessica both supported and challenged me. When I started working with her, my biggest hurdle was a lack of confidence; now I am running my own business and reaching for the stars! What stood out for me what her ability to celebrate my successes along the way - always reminding me of how far I had come rather than focusing on how much further I had to go. Truly an awesome experience!

~ Amy, Vancouver BC

Benefit: Big ChangeFrom Contemplating Big Changes to Launching the Plan

“Jessica was my coach during the period October 2014 to April 2015. Jessica’s direct communication style and thought-provoking approach to make me think out of the box' was exactly the formula I needed to drive me to determine the next steps in my professional and personal life. She developed an accountability framework for me, including weekly personal reminders, prompting me with key questions to consider in-between our coaching sessions. This ongoing communication kept my goals at the forefront of my decision making, as opposed to being cluttered or derailed with many day to day items.

Her steady and genuine presence gave me the space to consider the perceived and real risks associated with the changes I needed to make, guiding me to develop a plan to mitigate them, so that I was comfortable and at peace with my decision to proceed with my new plan.

I sincerely recommend Jessica as a Coach. Her dedication and commitment to her profession and her clients was so evident in my experience, and I expect it would be the same for others.”

~ Janice Gair Vice-President, HR & Corporate Services Winnipeg, Manitoba

Benefit: Big ChangeFrom Insurmountable Overwhelm to Living a Different Dimension of Myself

“Before coaching I was in a state of being overwhelmed, unsure where to start with the things that seemed insurmountable. Even just one coaching session helped to clear away the fog and bring a new focus to my thinking. As coaching progressed, I was energized and developed a renewed confidence as I tackled each issue. When I look back I am now living in a different dimension of myself which has liberated me from my self-defeating talk and criticism of self and others. Coaching helped me let go of judgments and I am truly a happier person and more fun to be around.”

~ Connie Wollschlager

Benefit: GrowthFrom Poor Systems to Retooled and Reorganized...More Confident

“When I came to Jessica, I genuinely felt like I could not progress at my job without professional guidance. My problem was not in having a lack of motivation, but in having poor systems and routines in place. With Jessica's help, I was able to identify specific elements of my life that were preventing me from "firing on all cylinders." Now that I have retooled and reorganized under her guidance, I feel much more confident in being able to achieve my ambitious professional goals.”

~ Shea, District Vice President Vancouver, BC

Benefit: ExplorationFrom Big Ideas to Big Exploration

“ Jessica has a strong intuitive sense as a coach. The coaching space allows you to explore ideas and dream big in a space that is mutual and safe. She brings personal experience from her own career, but very importantly, lets the conversation revolve around you.”

~ BH, Calgary, AB

Benefit: CapacityFrom Limited Thinking to Supporting My Capacity to Transform

“When I first met Jessica, I assumed I was "uncoachable." I felt resistant, evasive and skeptical....Jessica unlocked my ability to see choice and patterns. Her coaching gave me the courage to confront today's reality and the accountability to create a transformed future. Just when you think you're done, Jessica will push you one step further because she has abundant faith in your capacity to transform.”

~ Eva Chen, Senior Compensation Advisor, Vancouver BC

Benefit: Following My HeartFrom Fear of My Own Power to Following My Heart

“[Coaching with Jessica] has been incredibly mind-blowing and invaluable to my career and life. Her coaching style is warm, direct, and effective. Jessica...has helped me realize which fears were holding me back from my business. I was afraid of rejection and through her gentle guidance, observations, and curiosities, she helped me unlock one of my biggest fears – the fear of my own power. I highly recommend Jessica’s book and coaching sessions to anyone who is ready for a change – that is to follow their heart and to find their passion. Go for it! If you are reading this, then you're ready.”

~ Donna Huang, Entrepreneur/Owner Happy Keys Music, Vancouver BC

Benefit: ClarityFrom Unsure to Understanding and Confident with My Career Direction

“Working with Jessica has given me an amazing release of pressure and I have found real clarity for my future. I know I am in control of where and when I may turn a corner in my career or even decide to stay where I am in the corporate world. I have gained confidence and understanding. I feel that Jessica has shown me the way to empowerment, and how every decision I make is my own.”

~ Manager, Construction, Vancouver BC

Benefit: StrengthFrom Dissatisfied With My Job To a Life-Changing Experience

“Working with Jessica has truly been a life-changing experience. Through our conversations and exercises, I came to understand why I had become so dissatisfied with a job I had once enjoyed. Jessica helped me to reconnect with my core values and find the strength within myself to make changes, sometimes difficult ones, to get my life back to where I wanted it to be. I know I will revisit and utilize the tools she has given me, so that I can continue to grow in both my career and personal life. Thank you Jessica!”

~ Dara Gilger, Knowledge Worker, Twinsburg, OH

Benefit: AuthenticityFrom Awareness to Really Making me Think

“Jessica is a powerful coach. She used her energy, intuition, and provocative questions to help me gain new insights about myself. Jessica was able to use her advanced coaching skills to stretch me out of my comfort zone, really make me think, and keep me focused on my goals. The element of Jessica’s coaching that I enjoyed most was her ability to create a respectful space for authentic and solution-focused conversation. I am an Executive Coach myself and have no hesitation in recommending Jessica to other professional coaches. She is a gem.”

~ Brett Johnson, Certified Executive Coach, Edmonton, AB Canada

Benefit: QuickFrom Being Unsure to Immediate Benefits (After 1st Coaching Session)

“Thank you very much Jessica. I just want to say thank you again for being persistent with me when I was elusive at the beginning. This has made a huge impact in my life already, and I am so excited about our coaching relationship.”

~ Dan Freeman, Surrey, BC

Benefit: CourageFrom Stuck to Overcoming the Inner Fear Monster

“Jessica Manca at Managing Mindspaces was exactly what I was looking for in a coach. Her insights, humour and thoughtful challenging questions have opened up a world full of creativity, possibilities and successes. We have worked together to slay the ’fear monster’ and have filled my ‘ninja’ toolbox with methods for success and staying on track. Jessica worked with me to help me get unstuck and now my business is a reality not just a dream.”

~ Kathy Plant, Fine Art Photographer, K&Co., Vancouver Island, BC

Benefit: WellnessFrom Daily Stress/Challenges to Getting Focused on What's Important

“Through my coaching experience with Jessica I was able to focus my personal vision, articulate my strengths and discover support for my vision. I am usually so wrapped up in the daily challenges of my career that I often don't take the time to reflect on the areas that are causing me stress....Jessica helped me to focus on issues that were important to me. She helped me to clarify what needed to be done and made sure that I had concrete steps to act on by the end of each session.”

~ Sarah Bateman, Teacher, Middle Years Shared Ecological Education Community,
School District 64, Salt Spring Island BC

Benefit: PerspectiveFrom Inkling to Gaining an Understanding Beyond My Perspective

“Jessica is great for helping "drill down" into my core motivators and de-motivators, and gaining a better understanding of a given situation beyond my own perspective.”

~ [Anonymity Requested], Surrey, BC

Benefit: PartnerFrom Exploring Options to Having a No-Pressure Sounding Board

“I just had my first chat with Jessica regarding my career goals. She was very personable, and there was absolutely no pressure for continued services. Her desire to help people is absolutely evident. Even if you are just needing a sounding board for your thoughts as I was, I recommend contacting Jessica.”

~ Manager, Accounting, Marshfield, MO

Benefit: PotentialFrom High Performing to Unlocking My Best Potential

“Jessica has amazing energy. She is very good at unlocking people's best potential...Totally wonderful person to work with!”

~ Management Consultant, Ottawa ON

Benefit: ChallengeFrom Motivated to Bringing Out My Best

“Jessica is one of the most detail-oriented and quality focused individuals I've met. While most of the people who have worked with her know her for her great project management skills and positively motivating attitude, I had the opportunity to have Jess as my career coach...She has the uncanny ability to bring out the best in people, to help others step out of their comfort zone and embrace new challenges, all while having fun.”

~ Management Consultant, Ottawa ON

Benefit: AccoutableFrom Experience with Other Coaches, Jessica is Passionate and Committed, a Stand-out Coach

“Jessica has always demonstrated an unbridled passion for leadership, growth, and team development. Having had many different coaches throughout a lifetime of athletics, academics, and professional organizations, I count Jessica among the very best I have known. It is her passion and commitment that differentiates her. The level of thoughtfulness and planning that she put into her coaching curriculum greatly enhanced the coaching experience. Jessica was recognized for her commitment to coaching, receiving the Coach of Year Award. This is a prestigious award that is given to a Deloitte coach who is an exceptional coach and applies the same professionalism to coaching as they do to serving clients. Jessica was a deserving recipient of this award and a stand-out performer in the organization.”

~ Management Consultant, Ottawa ON


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