Success Stories

Happy clients tell their own stories

Samantha MorrisSamantha MorrisLife Coach

"Words cannot begin to describe how much Carole Ann has supported me and others through coaching. Her experience, professionalism and coaching skills are to be admired. She doesn't just cheerlead her clients through the highs, but also through the challenges. At the same time she inspires, not only through her unwavering support and encouragement, but also via her infectious vibrancy, personality and zest for life!! She is truly a fantastic role model and representative of the coaching industry!"

Tom DenbyTom DenbyManaging Director, Anthem X Ltd

"Carole Ann has been working with me for nearly a year now and what an eventful year it has been. Carole Ann’s guidance, support and honesty have helped me not only navigate some tricky life changes but have also helped me achieve some lifelong goals. I always look forward to our sessions and am always surprised at how quickly the time flies by. I would recommend her coaching services to anyone - Thank you Carole Ann!"

"As a Life Coach myself, I know how important it is for me to be coached so my personal development and growth continues. This helps me in my private life and also helps me to be the best I can be for my clients. Carole Ann has been my coach for 10 years. Monthly during this time she has encouraged, inspired, motivated, chivied, laughed with me, and been there for me when times have been tough. Over the years I have known and been coached by many other Life Coaches. Without a doubt, Carole Ann is the best coach I know."

"I trained to be a life coach with Carole Ann in 2016 and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. The course covered all I needed to succeed as a coach and Carole Ann was truly inspiring and supportive throughout. She really made me believe I could do this and changed my life in the process. I now have a thriving business and I owe much of this to the input I’ve had from this dedicated, wonderful lady. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a coach or a teacher in the art of coaching."

Betina SkovstedBetina SkovstedGlobal Learning Director, IHG

"Carole Ann helped me change my life, when I felt totally lost. With her genuine personality and sense of humour I instantly connected with her. She believed in me when I was doubting every action and feeling I had and gave me the tools & courage to follow my dreams. Next year I will leave corporate life in London to live in Africa to help people develop and live better lives - it has been my passion for so many years, I just didn't realise it until I started working with Carole Ann. Even long after I have finished my coaching period with her, she stays in my life... encouraging and supporting me! It has truly been life changing..."

"I have known Carole Ann for several years and have been lucky enough to have had several coaching sessions with her. As a coach (and as a person,) she is warm, tough and funny.

She always helps shine light on areas you want to investigate - wades into the mud right along side you and helps you get unstuck. When I heard she was running a programme for people to train as coaches I jumped at the chance. It was fun, uplifting and eye opening - I am now using the skills I learnt to augment my music mentoring service. Thanks Carole Ann."

"Carole Ann has really helped me understand and focus my priorities in my life, not just my career. Carole Ann’s experience in coaching have helped change my mindset on the challenges I previously faced. The new approach and tools I now have enable me to have a much stronger focus and plan to action in achieving my dreams. I highly recommend Carole Ann’s services in coaching. Here's to new beginnings!"

"Wanted to send you a few lines to thank you, with all my heart, for the most amazing 8 weeks and for creating what has been a pure transformational experience for us all.

When I sat down in that room on day one I was still thinking "oh my god, what the f**k have I done and what am I doing here!" (Fear huh....?) today I look back and know it was one of the best decisions I've taken in my life, hands down.

You two incredible women have infused my heart and soul with dreams, hopes and the certainty that I will get them. Thank you doesn't quite say enough. I'm sure we will see each other again soon (Carole Ann I will still be seeing you for our amazing coaching!)."

Kenny Mammarella-D’CruzKenny Mammarella-D’CruzPersonal Development Consultant

"Carole Ann Rice has been an inspiration, a gentle task mistress and a fountain of knowledge, ideas and contacts since the day I first met her. I love her coaching sessions and never hesitate to recommend friends and clients to her, happily paying out of my own pocket. She holds a good space, packs a good punchline and shares with integrity, quality and true generosity of spirit. In my books, she has no competition!"

David Monro-JonesDavid Monro-JonesChief Operating Officer, International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring

"Carole Ann Rice is a highly professional coach with a wealth of experience and passion for helping people develop, either as individuals or those seeking a career as a coach. Her course is accredited with the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring (formally the IIC&M), which is an indication of the quality her programme provides. Carole Ann herself is an Accredited Fellow Coach, a position reserved only for those who are dedicated to the coaching profession, maintain the highest standards and regularly contribute to enhance the knowledge of coaches and those who may utilise their services.

I have had the pleasure of attending Carole Ann’s coaching course and addressing her students. On all occasions I have found the event to be highly professional, with students who are incredibly enthusiastic about what they have learned and in becoming coaches themselves. Their passion is indicative of the person they have been working with, as Carole brings this out of her students and clearly demonstrates what it means to be a great coach.

I have no hesitation in recommending Carole Ann to anyone who is looking for a coach or a coaching course. Furthermore, I fully support Carole Ann in her application for Best Coach."

"I have found Carole Ann a massive help as I navigate through the next stage of my career. Carole Ann’s questioning was thorough and sincere, her analysis is accurate and concise, her recommendations simple and effective. Carole Ann listens intently and has an excellent commercial background which means her advice is relevant and well founded. I will also receive emails ‘out-of-the-blue’ from Carole Ann in-between meetings as she proactively forwards books or articles for me to read. I have no hesitation in recommending Carol Ann to others."

Sarah ShackletonSarah Shackleton

"Carole Ann was an enormous help in getting me to see the obvious and I had light-bulb moments during our sessions. I feel much stronger and more confident in what I do, but more importantly in what I deserve. She was very easy to talk to and had very good ideas about how to tackle issues, ways to communicate and also how to see clearly what I wanted. She comes highly recommended."

"When I was first starting out in business I felt I needed something to give me a boost.  Having met Carole Ann at the network meeting she runs I decided to do her on-line Comfortable Confidence course.

I found it really helpful and discovered a few things about myself that I hadn’t realised.  I also found out what some of my friends thought of me which was also enlightening (in a good way).  At the end I took up the offer of a 30 minute free phone consultation with Carole Ann which pointed me in the right direction particularly in terms of how to get the most out of networking.

I see Carole Ann every month at the Fabulous Women Ealing network meeting she runs.  She is always welcoming, energetic and a firm supporter of other people’s small business.  I think everyone in that room feels they have a champion in her."

Justin MasonJustin MasonTop-Tier Property Consultancy

"Carole Ann Rice is an exemplary coach who has helped me grasp life and my career with both hands, taking both to the next level. Although I had a vague feeling that I was unhappy and frustrated, Carole Ann guided me with skill, patience and kindness to establish my goals and what I really wanted out of life, family and career. Whilst she’s a realist and an excellent sounding-board, I feel like my dreams are within reach; I am extremely grateful and very excited about what life has in store.”

Hugh WhittowHugh WhittowEditor of the Daily Express

"Carole Ann has been a columnist for the Daily Express for 5 years now and her weekly contribution of coaching tips, happiness features and positive takes on life have provided a nice breath of levity to the hard news of the newspaper. Our readers look forward to this weekly dose of joy."

"In June of 2016 I started writing and recording my first ever music album with singer songwriter producer Dan Wilde from Cambridge. It was uncharted territory for myself and it's been a real roller coaster ride to say the least, however this hasn't been a solo ride, all the way I've had expert guidance, support, inspiration from life coach Carol Ann Rice, getting me back on the track following several derails along the way, if you’re looking for a life coach then look no further than Carol Ann Rice, highly recommended!!"

"Carole Ann is a breath of fresh air in the world of coaching. Her authenticity and genuine care for her clients comes across in volumes and instantly helps build trust and confidence in her methodology. From helping her clients through moments of despair and real challenge to building upon 'small wins' and celebrating success, Carole Ann is a trusted advisor that you'd 100% want in your team."

Laura LevesonLaura LevesonSenior Account Manager, Wild Card PR

"Totally engaging, accessible and professional coaching - we are always happy with the press and radio campaigns and know she delivers her coaching tips with real insight and professionalism."

Roy RobsonRoy RobsonAuthor

"It's rare that you come across someone who can help change the direction of your life. Carole Ann Rice is that rarity.

As someone who takes all steps in a spirit of doubt I contemplated changing careers for over ten years, without ever taking action. It was with a sense of entrapment and some desperation that I first called her - talking to life coaches was not something I did. It proved to be one of the best decisions of my life.

Carole Ann uses her knowledge and expertise with the ease of the consummate professional - suggesting, encouraging, motivating. The Roger Federer of life coaches.  The change wasn't immediate, but over the course of a year, and several discussions, I made the decision to leave work and start writing full time.

I now live the life I'd always lacked the courage to live. The change is real - the first two books in my 'London Large' crime series are available on Amazon, Apple and other on-line retailers. They have been downloaded by over 25,000 people. The third book will be published in September 2017.

I always thought I could do it. Carole Ann made me believe it - I will be forever thankful for her support and advice."

"I have been business coaching with Carole Ann for nearly a year now and not only has she given me great advice she also was very accommodating when it came to scheduling the sessions. Carole Ann is a great networker and has put me in touch with some of her other clients for possible future collaboration. I also really enjoyed her coaching training sessions that I could attend for free and get advice and guidance from up to 10 coaches in only one hour."

Natalie WatkinsNatalie WatkinsNational Corporate Director of Studies

"I became a client of Carole Ann's aged 26 and she helped me change careers, gain confidence in myself and build in tools to my life that always help when things get rough or I just need to make a difficult step forward. To say she is a brilliant coach would be an understatement. I think most of us can only think of 1 or 2 people who have had a truly big impact on our lives and Carole Ann is one of those people for me. Now aged 38 I coach in the evenings after my day job. She changed things so much for me, now I try to do the same for others."

Sam BaileySam BaileyPhotographer

"I started seeing Carole Ann at quite a critical juncture in my life. I had recently been made redundant after working for 14 years for the same company, and wanted to start my own photography business but lacked sense of direction and confidence - both crucial requirements when starting out on your own. Carole Ann is a fantastic coach and mentor, she has not only built my confidence but opened my eyes to the fact that life can be more ladders than snakes if you have the right attitude and are open to the possibilities around you.

Since I started seeing Carole Ann my attitude has improved, my business has improved and I’m enjoying the process now rather than being intimidated by it - at the end of the day that’s what life should all be about!

She is relentlessly positive, hugely supportive and she obviously enjoys sharing in your successes whilst helping to smooth over the inevitable bumps in the road. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough."

"There is no question that Carole Ann is a highly respected, admired and inspirational leader in the coaching world.

I am fortunate enough to have been coached personally by Carole Ann and to now be a graduate of her Pure Coaching Academy.  Carole Ann coaches and guides with integrity, sensitivity and positivity.  She has a laser beam focus in reading between the lines and will leave no stone unturned in helping her coaches and students in achieving their desires and their absolute best."

Lucia ParadesLucia ParadesMarketing Manager - Universal Pictures

"How do you put in words the freedom of moving past your struggles, the liberation you get from letting go of your worries, the buzz it gives you saying yes to yourself and your dreams, the thrill you get when you know you're ready to jump, and you do!

And you succeed, and wake up every morning excited cause it's another joyous day ahead.....and you know all that happens because of Carole Ann and her amazing work and support.

I can't recommend her hard enough and I can't encourage everyone to give her a call and experience her magic first hand. If you're after true happiness, then you're after Carole Ann Rice."

Charlie FreethCharlie FreethHead of Recruitment & Retention, Be At One Cocktail Bars

"Carole Ann's kind support has given me more and more confidence to believe in myself and how I can use my best qualities to succeed to fulfil my dream life.

She has a lovely calm manner which allows you to feel comfortable and open up and has been a tremendous support during one of the most difficult periods of my life. Coming out the other side, life feels brighter, more positive with the world as my oyster and if I really put my mind to it I can achieve anything. A great deal of thanks."

Alasdair HendersonAlasdair HendersonStatistician, London

“Some good news for you Carole Ann. I leave my old job on Friday to start at a new private equity firm. This is in no small part due to your inspiration and support.

It was scary to make the leap but I've done it and in the process have hurled out 9.5 years of collected rubbish which was tremendously liberating. I will also complete the Iron Man race in August. They were good coaching sessions.”

Samia BoydSamia BoydDirector, Busy Bodies personal training

“A few months ago I was stressed and struggling to make my business work. After just one session with Carole Ann I had a renewed sense of positivity. In time the lights literally came on and her wise words and reinforcements have become what I do and what I am. I have rid myself of stomach-churning anguish and I'm seeing solutions every day. If you want a change for the better, make this totally worthy investment in yourself”

Ross CokerRoss CokerManaging Director, Dove House

“I could write a standard cheesy testimonial saying she’s lovely, caring, understanding, thoughtful, inspiring, etc I can do but I hate testimonials that sound like that. You’ve changed me so much that I couldn’t fit it all in a book let alone a few sentences. Or you could have some shorter ones;

“OMG, what had I been doing with my life”
“ You will never change me” I said to my old self!
“ Be prepared to start your life”
“ She’s the muts nuts”!

e·piph·a·ny [ih-pif-uh-nee]

–noun, plural -nies.

( initial capital letter ) a Christian festival, observed on January 6, commemorating the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi; Twelfth-day.
an appearance or manifestation, especially of a deity.
a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience or following a session with Carole Ann Rice”

Neil GregoryNeil GregoryChief Executive Officer, Nanoproteomics

“Forgive what sounds like hype; it is not, indeed quite the opposite. I found coaching session with Carole Ann to be intensely rewarding and valuable. They have helped transform my perceptions and attitude towards work, colleagues and substantive tasks. I am an extremely happy client”

Jo WilliamsJo WilliamsStudent Welfare Officer

“Over the past year I have I have secured a job I love, lost weight, started my own business and even have more time for myself. My confidence has soared and can honestly say since the coaching started my life has never been so enjoyable.”

Kerry McNairKerry McNairKerry Mcnair Photography

“While it sounds over-dramatic I can honestly say that without Carole Ann I wouldn't be where I am today. I always wanted to set up my own business but never knew what I wanted to do. She helped me find the answer which was to become a photographer. The prospect of changing careers was overwhelming but she explained how to break it down into manageable steps and start working towards my end goal. Whenever I recount the story of how I started my new career her name is always mentioned. I would highly recommend Carole Ann to anyone facing a major change in their career or personal life and I would like to thank her for helping me through this transition in my life.”

Sarah WadeSarah WadeProducer BBC7

“Life Coach? Oh yeah... I thought cynically but I found Carole Ann provides 100% support and asks exactly the right questions to get you out of the rut. On a daily basis her tips and inspiration spring to mind”

Maxine LoaderMaxine Loader

“Two years ago, Carole Ann helped me work up the confidence to fight and overcome depression. She helped me kick-start a personal transformation journey & over the last two years I've lost 50kgs in weight and gone from being unable to walk up the stairs without getting out of breath to being a competitive rower, competing in a national indoor rowing championship and at Henley Women's Rowing Regatta. This year, Carole Ann is helping me take my vision of sharing what I know about weight loss with others and making it into a business. When I'm feeling confused and like I can't reach my goals, Carole Ann helps me calm down, clarify where I am and what I want and gives me what I call The Knowledge - massive self-belief that I can achieve whatever I set my mind to! She's been absolutely invaluable, and I will be back for more coaching next time I hit a wall! Thanks.”

Sarah HobleySarah HobleyExecutive Assistant

“I had to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your recent newsletter. The passage that relates the story of your journey is such a gift to your readers. While I can't speak on behalf of your entire audience, I want you to know that I have read this section over every day since you sent it. It has absolutely lifted me. Your honesty, humour and tips are invaluable. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and proving that having a clear goal; with some 'magical thinking' thrown in is the way. I can't wait for your next 10 tips!”

Natalie BenjaminNatalie BenjaminProject Manager, Financial Ombudsman Service

“Carole Ann has guided me to a more personally rewarding and yet calmer life. She is perceptive and practical. When I started with her I was reasonably happy with my life and a confident, pro-active person, but felt that I was constantly rushing around, yet not really fulfilling my own personal goals. Somehow, she has made my life calmer and slower and yet I am actually achieving more each day. With her intelligence, insight and pragmatism, I am ticking off my goals faster than I could have imagined, I cannot thank her enough.”

“Coaching with Carole Ann has helped me focus and re-think what I am doing in my business. I have learned to charge what I’m worth and am excited by the new direction my business and bank account are going in. She rocks!”

David BierDavid Bier

“I've just started working with Carole Ann and she's helped me create palpable change already. It's not magic but it is impressive and liberating that thinking of myself as successful really has changed the way others respond to me. I'm loving Carole Ann's Jedi mind tricks”

Krishanti ArmittKrishanti Armitt

“I was interested in featuring my cake designs in bridal magazines and hence decided to attend Carole Ann Rice’s media coaching session. Carole Ann comes from a journalistic background and the added advantage of insider knowledge. I learned how to write press releases and what the press is looking for. It was inspiring and motivation. Carole Ann is my guru!”

Antonia TaylorAntonia TaylorSenior PR Consultant

“Carole Ann, when I came out of the big pitch I mentioned to you when we met my director said it was the best she'd ever seen me present and she hadn't been aware of my session with you. I always refer back to my notes for my session but I just find your whole approach so helpful and has enabled me to be a better consultant. I'm actually now in discussion about a promotion too."

Michele KirschMichele KirschJournalist, The Times

“Carole Ann has a gift for giving you strategies to move forward in unexpected ways. She points out the thing that you are too close to see. By applying the techniques that were specific to one particular professional problem to personal other blocks and difficulties, I had several Eureka! moments, finding quick solutions to problems that were bothering me for years.”

JoJoGeneral Practioner, Kent

“Just a quick bit of feedback to say that I am knocked out by my current life. Every day this week I have felt that I am having the best day of my life, and then the next day is better! It is nothing short of a miracle. Do you know, I have honestly wondered whether I am having an attack of hypomania, but I’m not. Been singing, teaching at London Uni, mentoring new saxophone group, sang at Festival Hall on massive stage to hundreds of people... all wonderful stuff.”
“If coaching got me here, why aren't I still having it? Seriously!”

Sarah HobleySarah HobleyExecutive Assistant

I had to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your recent newsletter. The passage that relates the story of your journey is such a gift to your readers. While I can't speak on behalf of your entire audience, I want you to know that I have read this section over every day since you sent it. It has absolutely lifted me. Your honesty, humour and tips are invaluable. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and proving that having a clear goal; with some 'magical thinking' thrown in is the way. I can't wait for your next 10 tips!

Louise HeasmanLouise HeasmanNational Director - The Athena Network

Working with Carole-Ann is amazing! I love her grounded, real, and practical support in helping achieve my goals. I have worked with a number of coaches over the last 8 years to achieve success in both my personal and business life, but wish I could have found Carole-Ann earlier! At times, the journey is scary, even though I am in control, but she helps me to make things happen... and then helps me to deal with the success of what has been created... WOW!!!

Joe GregoryJoe GregoryPublisher

Just got your ezine and think it's brill. I love your writing style and the way you openly share yourself! Great stuff! I can see this going in my must-read list!

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