"This is an incredible experience that i feel everyone would go through at least once. It sounds cliche, but if someone told me where i would be at the end of this, i would have laughed in their face. Lara is an incredible, mentor, teacher and friend. She has taught me to honour my emotions, all of them. To respond and not react, and most of all she has taught me that i can retrain my thoughts into those i wish to have. I do not have to accept what has been slapped down in front of me. I can choose the life i wish to live."
- Sam Paverd
"Lara made me dig inside myself and really think hard about my core values and aligning everything else in accordance with those values. She helped me look at things from a whole range of perspectives and stop being so narrow minded. This was more difficult than it sounds because while I entered the process with an open mind, the cynic in me was alive and well. Lara managed to strip that away, challenge me and help me on the path to getting my priorities back on track and most importantly to be true to myself. If you are after a Mentor my experience is that Lara is professional, insightful, creative, persistent and committed to her clients well being.”
- Scott Shearer, Consultant
Once you start working with Lara you realise that if we all show up as our best selves, the world is a better place.
What I have learnt during this time, I approached everything from the mind, and everything I set out to seek was mainly external. I now realised I had never understood how to connect with my body, how to even breathe, and how to just be grounded in a moment. I consistently approached everything from the mind, I’d forgotten I had a body and a spirit with me on this ride of life. Don’t get me wrong I love the mind, but sometimes it doesn’t always serve us and its needs to quieten down.
In the last 8 months, I have become happier, stronger and healthier. If you asked me if I feel rich, empowered, energetic, alive and connected, well yes I do. Don’t get me wrong life is full of up’s and downs, by no means am I shitting rainbows every day. But what Lara helped me with is to manage those ups and downs, to understand that feeling all emotions is normal. Lara has empowered me to be the CEO in my life and just be with what is. Not always chasing the shiny stuff in life, that is constantly bombarded onto us through advertising and social media. I am much happier now keeping it real, and living out my purpose.
There is so much more I could share, but it’s not for me to tell you what you’ll find working with Lara. You will find that yourself. But what I can tell you, is that if you show up and do your work you’ll get results. The tools Lara gives you in this process are a game changer, and I have gained so much more self awareness, and these together are gold.
As Lara said to me, this life isn’t a dress rehearsal peeps, so once you realise you’re the CEO in your life, you can make every moment count. Thank-you Lara for all your listening, understanding and commitment to your clients, we all love you and will always keep a piece of you with us on our journey.
- Siobhan McGee
“Lara is a personal trainer for your soul. In a safe and caring environment she will challenge you, laugh and cry with you to help you become the most amazing version of yourself.
I found Lara by chance - a random subscription email prompting Leader's INC coincided with a promotion to manage staff. I signed up to the Leader's program on an earworm I couldn't shake. And in the last 12 months I haven't looked back - even if it didn't always follow my current understanding of life.
I am a Leader's, Ignite your Greatness and Greatness Warrior graduate who has jumped right in and trusted processes I couldn't understand. Lara will gently but firmly guide you through some confronting self-development and self-awareness to release a lifetime worth of baggage without the intricate details.
Leaving you to come home to feel more centered, balanced and free - it is truly enlightening. This is one of those experiences when Thank you will never seem enough.”
- Sarah Goodhart
I've taken my business to a new level with the expertise of my new business coach – Lara from The Greatness Academy. She's literally turned me inside out, back to front and stretched me in ways I never knew possible. She's taught me more about myself in the last 3 months than I've learn't in my entire adult life. She's helping me grow into something I never knew possible – oh and then there is the business – she's taking that somewhere else dreams are made of – but it's real.
Lara has many tricks in her 'tool box' (that's what she calls her little bag of tricks she carries around within). I love this woman. She offers so many more insights into how to make everything run optimally – be it life, business or personal growth – bringing holistic solutions by education, empowerment and inspiration. She's taking me somewhere special too! Maybe she could do the same with you?
- Natalie Kringoudis, CEO -The Pagoda Tree
"I had been through many coaching and motivational training sessions prior to this, none of them carried the same weight as what Lara had to offer. She assisted me in unlocking my own personal subconscious barriers, bringing to light what it was that I personally desired to achieve. I was able to make a connection between what my current situation was, and what my goals, dreams and ambitions were; putting me on a very straight and narrow path to my own success.
The proof in her effectiveness lies in the speed in which I progressed after the revelations she brought out within me, as after only a few months I had progressed from managing a small team to managing an entire state.
I would recommend Lara to any company or person that would like to see a radical improvement in success, in whichever quantity it was to be measured in. She has assisted me with goal orientation, accountability, personal drive and the ability to effectively coach and mentor others. I would recommend Lara to everyone." - Andre Lamprecht, Sales Manager
I feel stronger emotionally than I have in years. My stress levels are also lowering, and basically, I don’t let anything much get to me, without working out why it triggers me. I am amazed that so much could be achieved in 6 months. Thank-you so much and hope that you continue your good work. - Laura
"I began my journey with Lara in a one on one setting and relished every meeting with Lara. She stretched me, challenged me and made me see that it’s me and my thoughts and I’m in CONTROL!
Lara offered the You I.N.C program to me to enable me to bring together what we had worked on in a very adhoc manner (one on one sessions), in a more structured environment and take my development to the next step. I was very sceptical in the beginning of moving into a group environment.
However, I trusted in Lara and decided to begin the journey with the 2 day intensive workshop. The first part of the first day was tough and definitely out of my comfort zone, however this is Lara’s mantra and trusting in her made me grow within those two days and realise that I am not the only one on this journey and to be able to work and learn from other people just helps to reinforce that you are right where you are meant to be.
Lara is a shining light who does not try and make things all pretty, easy and wishy washy. She makes it real and does not hide the fact that sometimes you have to go deep to move forward. Lara’s ‘Tool Box’ including the Drama Triangle and Choice Point are ‘light bulb’ moments that puts everything into perspective and enables you to work through the challenges in your every day life.
With Lara’s guidance, expansive knowledge and passion for making a difference my life is now empowering and whatever I want it to be. Through this journey I believe I am in ‘greatness’ and Lara is and has been the enabler of this."
- Courtney Deans
"Since being on the You Inc journey I now question a lot about my current beliefs and challenge if they are true. I am giving myself permission to dream the dream. I made it my mission to get to know myself and I'm going to continue this as tenaciously as possible. This is by far is the hardest work I've had to do.
In this mission, I've so far learnt how important acceptance is, self love and that you do not need a mask to be loved. Each day is a new day, I am doing my best with responding, experiencing life moment by moment and I'm learning to let go. I feel liberated, free in my thinking and being, I feel alive because I know in each moment I have a choice.
Thank you Lara for being an exceptional guide and leader - for always playing full out and giving all of you, thank you for the state of the art tools, the laughs, the dancing and aha moments - from my soul to your beautiful soul. I thank you wholeheartedly. This is not goodbye, this is hello to a new perspective and being".
- Kristine Tuazon, Good People HR
I came to you fragile and overwhelmed with the complexities in my life over 9 months ago....The process of realigning and healing commenced the day you touched my life, this will be an unforgettable day as it was the beginning of renewed hope, direction and learning to love once again. You challenged me, grounded me, and reminded me to believe that I am worthy, loving and have a powerful force within.
My tank started to refill once again and I now have finally found my groove, feeling so blessed and joyful that I have managed to accept and work through the storm. The awareness you have instilled in me will help in riding through future challenges, breathing it in and accepting no matter what.
Our latest deepest dive at the retreat awakened a very powerful call to action to nourish myself, be even more gentle and embrace the truth the truth and stay present connected and alive.
No amount of words can express the love and gratitude I have for you.
Working with Lara has benefited me in many ways. It has given me the further confidence to explore alternate solutions to business challenges, utilising techniques learned and experienced. This in turn has increased my effectiveness as a people manager, improving my skills and ensuring I can add more value to my employer. I would recommend Lara to any “people” manager, or aspiring manager to further develop those important communication and “people skills’, the essence I believe, behind effective management.
Tim Carter Sales Manager, Gunnersen Pty Ltd
"I cannot recommend highly enough Lara's Bali retreat!"I started my journey completely unknown of what lay ahead and 100% trusted Lara even though we had never met and WOW what an amazing journey it was with so many outcomes.
Lara is an amazing person with endless talents, experience and knowledge. She has a unique way of working with people which is extraordinary.
The Retreat program exceeded what I could ever have imagined. From the accommodation, people, guest speakers, meals, walks, group work and surprise excursions. Everything was thought of. I was thoroughly spoilt and learnt so much".
- Michelle Luff
Her teachings have given me to confidence to look F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) criticism, judgement and adversity in the face and say ‘thank you’! By attending Leaders INC Mentoring Program and learning Lara’s CEO (Consciously Embrace Oneself) model, her teachings have opened me up to see that everything is a possibility, and given me the permission to see myself as a leader when in the past I had only viewed myself as a support person. I have gained insight and skills into self-inquiry which has helped me to gain a deeper understanding of my goals, passion and values in life and to consciously embrace myself. This has also led me to be able to consciously embrace others. I have learned so much about human behaviour and now have the tools to relate to anybody and everybody at a much deeper level from a place of compassion and acceptance, instead of righteousness or judgement. As a result, my relationships (to myself and others) are more engaged, free and fulfilling.
Lara has helped me find the courage to question everything I’ve ever been indoctrinated or socially conditioned to believe about myself and the world. She’s given me the education and tools to recognise that with awareness and acceptance, that I have the choice to change the things that no longer work for me while still giving myself and others love and compassion without judgement while I navigate my way through those changes.
Her teachings have given me to confidence to look F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) criticism, judgement and adversity in the face and say ‘thank you’! Thank you for these gifts as they are nothing but feedback shining the light on areas of my life that I may need to look at, and that I have the choice to change them or not. Because on the other side of fear, criticism, judgement and adversity is my personal GREATNESS.
We are all leaders – leaders of ourselves and others. Not just through our careers, but with our friends, family, children and peers. Sometimes we just need to be given permission and tools to find the courage to authentically show up for the world to see our gifts, and to share them. This is what being the CEO in your life is. - Jodie Klijnsma
Helping me resolve many issues with an amazing "tool set"...Initially, I was skeptical as to how this would go, having never felt that I required help in this area being a self motivated and focused personality. After my first session, I realized her knowledge and techniques were just what I needed to move on with the next phase of my life.
Lara mentored me through many stages helping me resolve many issues and supplying me with an amazing “tool set” including The Choice Point and C.E.O which has had a major impact on my life moving forward. Lara’s warm and exuberant style has changed my life for the better and I have already highly recommended her to friends and colleagues who have need of her wonderful and inspiring journey to Successfully Embrace Life Fully. - Tim Barnett, Business Owner and Entrepreneur
I found her insights and leadership coaching to be invaluable..."I have personally worked with Lara and found her insights and leadership coaching to be invaluable. She has given me a "toolbox" filled with ways to handle different situations, and to encourage growth and innovation within myself to assist individuals in my team - which helps me to facilitate change and growth where required.
I have also recommended some of my team members work with her to in order to identify and achieve their goals. Through the process I have seen their personal an professional growth flourish - enabling them to achieve more, and be excited to learn how to grow themselves and the team!
I highly recommend Lara to anyone who would like to implement changes for the better!" -Kellie Jansen, General Manager
Finance & Operations - EcoVantage
Lara is the real deal....I highly recommend this series of workshops by Lara Wilson. She is the real deal. Dynamic, authentic and 'on the money'. I went to her D.I.S.C workshop last month and loved every minute. The info was inspiring and she made it fun to learn. I was moved to tears at one point at the heart content. Please check it out...
- Gabriella Armondo - Business owner wellness industry
I gained a greater self knowledge which has helped me immensely...I came to see Lara, after meeting her at one of her FREE workshops. I had recently left a management position and was reassessing my work/life priorities. I spent eight sessions with Lara and found her to be extremely helpful and practical. I also attended Lara's "Self Leaders in Action" workshop and felt empowered and gained a greater self knowledge which has helped me immensely with leading others. She has many useful tools and her outlook, teaching style and energy has made a lasting impact on me. I have made positive changes in my life and much of the courage and confidence to do so, I attribute to what I learned from Lara.
-Nikki Burger, Consultant
I believe Lara is a great coach and an outstanding peer in the community. Lara gave me a sense of being very confident and competent in my business and life.
-Geoff Currie, Business Growth Leaders
"I came to you last August, feeling quite anxious, deflated and lost. For the first time in my life I was acknowledging the fact that I was feeling unhappy and uninspired and didn't know which steps to take to come out of the rut I was in.
I can't thank you enough for helping me to identify the fact that the first step was to accept that it was time to 'sit in my shit'. To accept that I (like everyone) was made of everything, and that we need to allow ourselves to feel all things.
Since then, I have gone on a personal journey to re-evaluate what's important to me in life, set some intentions and take deliberate actions to being that to fruition. I look back and am amazed at how far I've come and learnt so many great lessons along the way.
I feel really fulfilled but also so aware that with life, we get challenges, but what challenges is- serves us!! I am so thankful for the learning and your insights Lara. Thanks again, Kim."
A powerful tool to move forward"My outlook on life has benefited from participating both in one-on-one sessions with Lara and also the You INC 12 month journey. The tools provided by Lara help in all aspects of one's life- relationships, career, and personal growth. The biggest benefit for me has been the realisation of having choice in how I am in any situation, a powerful tool to move towards the the life I want." -Marcus Shaw, Fund Accounting.
Opened up possibilities I never dreamt of"When I first contacted Lara, I was adrift, no direction, no anchor just a lot of dissatisfaction and frustration. After attending the two day workshop and the first couple of sessions I started to shift into a whole new way of being, finally feeling hopeful and excited about where each new day could take me. Lara’s insights and tools are life changers! I have started to address the things in my life that had been holding me back for years. In teaching me to “get out of my own way”, Lara has opened up possibilities that I never dreamt of. Her tools are accessible, well thought out and brilliantly presented. Her support, skill and knowledge is amazing. Always relevant and extremely useful, the learning is also great fun. I highly recommend Lara and her inspiring program."
- Lise Lumb
Lara knows how to walk the walk and talk the talk..."Lara’s teachings have been the glue to put together a lot of what I have learnt elsewhere but never quite got it. Lara knows how to walk the walk and talk the talk that created a greater understanding for me, she spoke my language that then integrated my knowledge and experiences into real life learning’s.
Lesley Cochrane, National Learning and Development Manager
Lara gets results...Lara's management, training and mentoring style defined her success in the operations internationally. Her style is direct, action orientated and empowering - Lara get’s results. I highly recommend Lara as a business consultant, trainer, mentor and facilitator to engage in your business strategy." 'Dominic Blewitt, Bartercard Broker QLD
I loved the Self Leaders in Action Workshop...I walked away feeling inspired, motivated & ready to hit the ground running. I got very clearly that I am the creator - it's very easy to sit with the theory but putting into practice is a choice in every moment. I had a few aha moments recognising a few old patterns. I feel very clear and ready to GO! Thanks Lara and to the others that shared the day! Angela Bellew
Her style was something I had never seem before..."My time with Lara, at first, I believed was just another training session, in which I had attended many before and found quite ineffective due to the same old methods. I quickly discovered my assumptions were incorrect and that her style was something in which I had never seen before. For the first time I was actually finding solutions for myself and being inspired by the positive things I was already doing.
Lara helped me find my motivation and life goals and put me back on track to where I wanted to go. As a result my career has grown considerably and I am now the national enrolment manager for a multimillion dollar marketing firm specialising in the travel and tourism industry. My personal and work life has taken a new step for the better and will keep exceeding anything I ever thought was possible."
I would recommend Lara to any of my work colleagues, or any of my friends and family for career or personal growth. This development has been most beneficial and successful in all facets of my life". - Marc Wynn, National Sales Manager
Wowza! Lara is so switched on and aware, she’s walking her talk, a very learned, wise and charismatic woman who is a deep thinker, living on purpose, in her power and certainly leading by example in a moment to moment awake and Self-responsible state. It is rare to find someone who is so aligned to their teachings. Combine this with her engaging style, the tools and keys to unlock your potential she shares for you to live to your full potential.. to be stretched and have you think very differently, to see how you can be the best you can be.. to have the life you desire.. powerful stuff! I’ll have whatever she's having! Thank you Lara! My life will never be the same!
- David Butler, Panache
Lara skillfully guided me through a tough transition into a senior leadership role...Lara skilfully guided me through a tough transition into a senior leadership role and the associated and unique challenges and issues that arose as a result of this career change. With the help of Lara’s skilful and intuitive coaching, I was able to better understand and deal effectively with my peers and subordinates in my professional role.
My communication skills were honed and developed to meet the new demands I faced daily and I developed the self-confidence I needed to succeed and eventually take the next step up the ladder of success.
- Ingrid Bayer, Call Center Manager
Asking the hard questions and supporting me all the way...Lara's unique ability as a business and life coach, asking the hard questions and supporting me all the way, has enabled me to search and find within the strength to start to transform myself for the next stage of my life.
To trust someone enough to allow them to see you at your most vulnerable is an enormous step, one that I felt possible with Lara's intelligent and intuitive coaching. I am more than happy to recommend Lara to anyone seeking improvement in all areas of their life.
Janine Barrett, Training Facilitator and Instructional Design Consultant.
I would recommend Lara and her workshops to anyone who has a passion to succeed in life.""I was initially hesitant because I have done similiar training and practiced it in the past. Lara picked up my individual need highlighting my desired outcome. She was spot on. I gained new clarity and step by step tools to refine and reboot my small business with renewed passion. I would recommend Lara and her workshops to anyone who has a passion to succeed in life."
-Justin Pattison, Brand Communications
You INC journey and bursting at the seamsI have had the absolute pleasure of knowing Lara and I have never known anyone who engages with life and with people quite like she does. Lara's energy instantly fills up a room with life and with joy and in conversation you never doubt Lara's presence.
You INC has pushed me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to begin creating things I had previously not seen as possible and being able to come together with a group of like minded people, all there for one another and cheering each other along is the support I really needed. It took me some time to take the leap in to doing this kind of self work because money was always the issue for me.
The great thing was that Lara had an option for everyone, she wants this information to be accessible for all. I love that! I'm part way through my You INC journey and bursting at the seams with excitement at the possibilities that the year ahead will bring with more deepening of understanding of myself and my greatness" - Amy Nelson
The You Inc program has taken me on the greatest journey of self-growth in my life"Let me begin by simply saying Just do it!!. Whatever has brought you to this point then trust in the fact that it is meant to be. My testimonial is to tell you that you will come out the other end a much improved you. And let's face it who doesn't want that? I spent decades fighting an internal dialogue for so many various reasons and within a very short time of being guided by Lara I totally deconstructed my old limiting beliefs and rebuilt "me" to now be the master of my new new world. Lara and You Inc will do this for you also.
The You Inc program has taken me on the greatest journey of self-growth in my life. My only regret is that I wish I had met Lara and her "toolbox" of tricks back when I was 20 or even younger for life is now so much more easier.
Lara is someone who knows her stuff, she lives it, breaths it and has walked the path which means she "gets it". Her teaching methods are simple and easy to understand but she also provides the tools you can take away and so so easily implement into your own life instantly. Thereby smashing out a much improved, new, better you!!
So again I say "Just do it" if not for you do it for me because my dream is to have more and more people become all that they are meant to be and I know this is what also drives Lara. Free and happy individuals who are at peace and living a life of pure Bliss :-) Hand on heart you will not regret this." - Denis Crema
I had the good fortune of meeting and working with Lara some four years ago in a sales business where I was the General Manager. Lara was engaged for an ongoing contract to provide key business guidance through her expertise in coaching and inspiring people to be the best they can be. Lara was very successful in motivating and awakening the passion in the sales force and I personally benefited from her many talents.
I now run a business with a sales force of 30+ staff and we are continuing to grow and make our mark in the industry of charitable fundraising. There are many times when I reflect on my learning from Lara and use these to overcome the many challenges I face within this industry.
Lara is a true professional with a unique talent for identifying the source of issues and addressing them in such a way as to create a new perspective of the possibilities of success. Engaging Lara in your business will not only produce a result, it will produce long lasting effects to the individuals involved and the business as a whole.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you need further information, I would be delighted to elaborate. I can be reached on 0433 439929.
- Susan M Hoiles, Managing Director - Fundraising Results Pty Ltd