Dana is our resident life path and career coach. An award-winning journalist, qualified NLP practitioner and former lawyer, she is here to help if you are contemplating a career change, dreaming of a promotion or craving a deeper level of meaning in your business or career.
After experiencing her own amazing transformation, Dana is passionate about helping women to discover or reconnect with their life’s purpose. If you are struggling to make a career decision, dissatisfied with your job or just feeling stuck, she is here to help you get into alignment.
Dana believes every soul on has a unique contribution to make, no matter how limited their current circumstances may seem. It is her mission to help you unlock your own limitless potential.
Working with Dana over two NLP sessions has completely rewired tired old narratives that I know were limiting my capacity for empowerment in growth in certain areas of my life.
Initially I was quite skeptical about the effectiveness of NLP, but felt drawn to Dana’s calm and energetic nature which she displayed in her passion and commitment to her practise of NLP. Most importantly… the results have spoken for themselves.
I have experienced the reversal of narratives around my capacity to elicit financial and related career growth. Since the sessions with Dana, I have launched my own very successful business which assists others to do the same. There almost feels like a complete reversal of how I once saw my lot of entitlement and now I am moving forward at a pace I didn’t think possible. Other areas in my life such as my romantic relationships which were floundering but didn’t address have also seen dramatic shifts.
Anyone wishing to try NLP for the first time or wanting to experience a profound shift in the way they perceive themselves would be doing themselves a service by engaging Dana’s services!
Dana has such has a very inquisitive approach in her work with clients. I find she asks questions that seem to effortlessly help me see my ‘blocks’ from a different perspective. I always feel comfortable and at ease talking to her and find it easy to work through whatever is bothering me. Our last session was so powerful, I came away not even remembering what the ‘block’ or problem was in the first place! Magic.
I had an incredible introduction to NLP with Dana. I had one session with her, aimed at helping me with feelings, responses and more around my young daughter, who has an intellectual disability. I went into it a little skeptical but wanted to be open minded. Within the week that followed I experienced a noticeable change in how I dealt with a few situations that I can only put down to Dana’s NLP. I was calmer and less reactive in situations where I would normally be a little emotional or even offended. I felt good. And my session was done over video chat, as I live in Victoria. This is the result after one introductory experience. I want more.
Dana is such an amazing coach. Through her clever questioning, intuition and mindset coaching, I had such a big break through. Thank you Dana!
When I discovered NLP back in 2009, I had no idea what was possible for me. I’d just finished qualifying as a solicitor after many years of study and I should have had the world at my feet. Instead, I was terrified.
While my high-achieving classmates were embarking on their legal careers at the big law firms, my future looked bleak. They’d spent their university years slowly building the perfect CVs, while I had avoided thinking about anything beyond graduation. My fear of the future was overwhelming, and I distracted myself with endless parties, romances and dramas.
But once I had that qualification in my hand, I couldn’t avoid reality anymore. A rush of anxiety came over me as I realised that I had no viable prospects – or so I believed.
Soon after, I met Kylie Ryan and embarked on a coaching journey that would change my life. In 10 sessions, we would uncover and release a heavy load of unconscious beliefs that were keeping me stuck in my fearful, negative state, holding me back from taking the action I needed to take, in order to go after my dreams.
Since childhood, I’d secretly wanted to be a writer – the ultimate “unrealistic” goal, was the message I received while growing up. I couldn’t even utter it aloud, instead setting the more modest aim of “getting paid to do something I like and am good at” – which seemed a massive stretch at the time.
My experience of the jobs market had not been good, and my self esteem was non-existent. Having grown up poor and with few role models, I felt paralysed by my all-consuming fear of failure, and destined for a life of mediocrity.
Through NLP, I was able to release these unresourceful thoughts, beliefs and patterns get clear on what I really wanted. As I started taking steps in the direction of my goals, it was like feeling around in the dark. Then one day, out of the blue, I heard myself announcing at a dinner party: “I’m going to go back to uni and study journalism”.
This time around, thanks to the profound mindset shifts I’d made, I threw myself into the course and started building my CV with work experience gigs at newspapers, magazines and radio stations. When I told people what I was doing, they’d often say: “Are there any jobs in journalism?” as the industry was at the beginning of its dramatic shift towards digital news consumption, with newspaper sales declining every year. The old me would have used this as an excuse to give up, just like the GFC was the reason I couldn’t get a decent law job.
But I kept plugging away, and less than halfway through my Masters degree I beat hundreds of applicants to secure a cadetship with one of Australia’s largest media companies. I cut my Masters short and took a graduate certificate, packed up all my belongings and moved to Victoria to start my new career.
In the ensuing years, I achieved my “pie-in-the-sky” goal of becoming an award-winning journalist, taking home two Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards. I moved home to Sydney and spent a year training as a qualified NLP Practitioner with Kylie Ryan – all while continuing my journalistic career.
During this time, I experienced major shifts in other areas of my life, releasing deeply buried fears and unresourceful beliefs around money, love, health, relationships, sexuality and embodiment. I met the love of my life, “accidentally” shifted 9kg of excess weight and began to enjoy a newfound confidence and sense of ease at work.
And I discovered the joy of helping others to shift limiting beliefs and unconscious patterns to clear the way for their own amazing, meaningful contributions to the world. My greatest passion is supporting other women to clarify what they want, let go of limitations and go after their dreams. If you are ready to unleash your best and most unstoppable self, get in touch today.
I’ve passed the big 4-0! I’ve now ‘released’ 48kgs, since the birth of my son 2 years ago. To Kylie, Selina and all my GBQ sisters, you helped me to get out of my own way, so I could coach my inner critic and encourage my cheerleader. I am getting my pre-babies mojo back and am in a better headspace than when I was fighting fit! I feel like GBQ really delivered on the greatest gift, self-love and clarity, and has given me the confidence and conviction to continue my journey! Thank you.
With Kylie’s help I released the hopelessness & anger I was using as an excuse, and have stepped out of my shell with a vengeance! I’m now clear on what I want to do with my life and I’m taking steps towards making it a reality, and in doing so my entire eating habits have changed… the ‘hunger subsided’ & I’ve stuck to my better eating habits and gym workouts easily. It’s been amazing!
Working with Kylie has been life changing. Kylie helped me get back in touch with my own body, taught me how to nourish myself and get my glowing, gorgeous body. She helped me move from self-loathing to self-love. She taught me how to consciously turn down the critical voice and turn up my inner cheerleader. Without a doubt starting with your mindset is the first place to start on your weight loss journey. Lasting results for sure and totally life changing!
What I have gotten out of the course can’t be measured. I glow from the inside out! For the first time in years; I am happy because I am happy! I love myself – I can actually look in a mirror with no self loathing… I love the woman smiling back at me and not just because my body has changed on the outside – I have changed from the inside and it is a reflection!
Everything has really changed, I finally let the girl inside out. I feel like my life has really just started. I’ve had a massive increase in personal power (from zero), sense of possibility, happiness, resilience, CONFIDENCE! Reached my first weight loss goal, I have gone from a size 12 to an 8-10. I love myself and respect myself for the first time, I cannot express how much this has changed me. Thank you does not even cut it.
I have been struggling with my weight and feeling of not being good enough for as long as I can remember…This has changed for me now. I have had more awakenings and realisations and learnings than I thought possible in the past few months. This really is SOOOOO not about the weight. I TOTALLY get that now.
I have loads more energy… I’m eating so well and exercising when I can. With my 1st baby I couldn’t cope with the emotional roller-coaster that is pregnancy. I ate, and ate, and ate non-stop. My head is in such a great place at the moment. I owe it all to Kylie and your Goddess Body Quest program x