Welcome, I'm Sophie

Working with me is a safe space to be yourself, unpack, design and build the life you want and deserve, one change at a time. I strongly believe that we can all improve ourselves and be more intentional on how we live our life each and everyday.

I'm here to help you do just that.

Since 2020, I have personally overcome:

🌿Feeling powerless, stuck and small

🌿A dependence on alcohol

🌿Overwhelm and stress

🌿Chronic headaches

🌿Lots of procrastination!

I can help you overcome what is stopping your progress, and help you build a life that feels authentic to you.

If you know something's got to change, but you don't know where to start to improve things, I can help.

Your Coach, Sophie

Sophie's Story

If I am a healthy human now, physically and mentally, it wasn’t always the case. I know however that it's through overcoming numerous challenges that I discovered my true calling as a Life Coach. Today, I'm here to help you take the lead in your own wellbeing and find your path to empowerment and fulfillment.

In 2009, I faced deep grief when I tragically lost my partner in a car crash. Shortly after that, I made the decision to immigrate to a new country, leaving behind everything familiar. I married a man I barely knew and although he was, and still is, an amazing husband and father, the weight of postnatal depression, social anxiety and loneliness began to consume me. At one point in my life, I felt incredibly lost and confused. I felt uprooted, I had no idea where my life was heading, and that lack of direction left me feeling powerless, stuck, and small. I like to call this period my “midlife reorganisation”! On top of that, I found myself loathing my job, battling unhealthy coping mechanisms, and experiencing overwhelming stress. Chronic headaches were a constant reminder of the toll my lifestyle was taking on my wellbeing.

It was during these dark times that I discovered the incredible power of the mind. I delved into personal growth and research, I went back to school, I sought knowledge and guidance, and applied it to my own life. Through this transformative journey, I started being more aware of the way I perceived life and how my reality reflected this, I started meditating and writing in a journal. Looking back at my notes now, the transformation is quite amazing. Along the way, I even made the decision to stop drinking overnight, and I never looked back. It has now been three years since I made that life-changing choice.

Today, I am equipped with both the knowledge and personal experience to guide others towards a life of empowerment and authenticity. Setting boundaries, being consistent, and embracing deep conversations are just a few of the strengths I bring to the table.

I am passionate about helping others break free from other people's expectations and who they "should be", and to embrace their unique selves. I want us all to live a life that truly aligns with our values and aspirations.

In my coaching practice, I particularly enjoy working with high achievers who often find themselves caught in a whirlwind of responsibilities and expectations. I understand the pressure to constantly perform and the fear of failure, but I also know that slowing down doesn't mean the world will stop spinning or that we aren't giving our 100%.

It's crucial to take a breath, prioritise true self-care, and create a life that brings us genuine happiness.

I'm here to support women and men who are genuinely motivated to take the lead and make a positive change.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about my story. If you're ready to embark on a transformative journey towards empowerment, authenticity, and personal growth, I would be honoured to guide you.

The power to change is within you, and I can help you unlock this potential.

Our Philosophy

At the core of our philosophy is the belief that relying solely on our workplace and external circumstances for fulfillment and happiness creates disappointment and resentment. We teach Life Design - an approach that helps understand ourselves and prioritise our personal needs and goals.

We know that by finding satisfaction in our personal lives, we can then focus on improving our work situation with a clear mind.

We understand that our thoughts and habits shape our life, and that changing them can restructure our entire life. Through small, incremental changes to our focus, mindset, and habits, we can improve our mental health and increase our feelings of freedom, calm, and motivation.

Changing ourselves and our daily routines is the key to changing our lives.

We believe that social change is made possible when individuals like yourself start making changes to their own lives. It is our passion to share this philosophy with as many people as possible, empowering them to take control of their lives and make a positive impact on the world.

Our Values

Health: We prioritise our mental and physical health in all situations by making decisions that positively impact our overall wellbeing. When working with clients, we always provide a holistic approach that benefits all dimensions of health including emotional, spiritual, and social. Our clients feel more balanced, resilient, and fulfilled.

Authenticity: We are true to ourselves and embrace our own individuality through everyday actions. We encourage our clients to explore their values and align their actions with them, and we help them live a life that enables them to be true to themselves.

Integrity: We lead by example, managing our own challenges and striving to create value in all that we do. We manage our mind, model healthy habits, and create value in our own lives to feel alive and fulfilled.

Growth: We are lifelong learners by taking courses and reading books, attending workshops, and welcoming feedback. We are optimistic and curious, and we are willing to make changes that support our wellbeing and move our life forward. We are ambitious and do not let fear stop us from progressing.

Respect: At Sophie Anderson Coaching, we treat everyone with respect, and we demonstrate this by actively listening to your perspective and help you feel heard and understood. We invite our clients to practice self-compassion and to reframe their limiting beliefs. We ask open-ended questions that encourage reflection, and we provide feedback in a non-judgmental way.

Our Coaching Method


What do you actually want? What do you value? Who do you want to become? What are your strengths? Who's in your corner? What's in your way? What is success to you? When are you at your best?


What can you act on right now? What can you change about your situation? About your perception? How can you stop shooting yourself in the foot?

What BS are you telling yourself? What beliefs will you let go of?


Create a ripple effect of health and wellbeing on yourself and the lives of people you encounter. Become a happier human who contributes to the greater good. Be unapologetically yourself and keep on kicking goals.

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is a transformative process that helps you unlock your potential and maximise your performance.

Working with a qualified Life Coach helps you achieve specific goals, change habits, gain confidence, find purpose, or simply understand yourself better and make the most out of life.

A Coach guides you toward your own solutions and holds you accountable for taking action, helping you bridge the gap between your current situation and the future you want to see.

Through a structured process, your Coach inspires you to identify what matters to you and why, establish exciting goals, and find the best way to get results. Their role is to facilitate your reflection around a topic, and acquire the skills and mindset required to achieve your ultimate goals and desires.

Coaching is a safe place to gain clarity on who you are and what you want in your life, empowering you to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals and dreams. Qualified Life Coaches are non-judgmental, non-critical, and their services are confidential. It allows you to be 100% honest, open-minded, and ready to raise your awareness level to allow breakthroughs and shifts to happen.

A legitimate Coach will have achieved formal training with a recognised institution and be accredited by a reputable organisation to ensure maximum competence and integrity.

Coaching can be a series of sessions where you work on the stepping stones leading to a long-term goal, or it could be individual sessions that achieve particular outcomes. Regardless of the approach, you will leave each session with an empowering action plan that you have chosen, a task you have given yourself to progress in the direction of your objectives.

Is a Life Coach worth the investment?

OMG YES!!!!!!!

According to a recent survey by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), individuals who work with a life coach report a median return on investment of 3.44 times their initial investment, with 86% of clients reporting that they have recouped their investment.

99% of individuals and companies who hire a coach are “satisfied or very satisfied” and 96% say they would repeat the process. 99%!! Most clients confirm that the benefits of coaching sessions continue to positively impact one's life indefinitely, providing ongoing value and growth.

Working with a life coach helps you focus on your goals and objectives, and attract the resources and support you need to achieve success.

A coach also serves as an accountability partner, providing motivation and support to help you stay on track and achieve your goals. You will gain confidence in your abilities and decision-making skills, leading to greater success and satisfaction in all areas of life.

Sounds too good to be true? Evidence also shown that coaching can also have a significant impact on brain function and growth. Coaching interactions and the learnings derived from them help individuals develop new neural pathways and strengthen existing ones, leading to improved cognitive function, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities.

It's undeniable, the benefits of working with a life coach are clear. From increased confidence and motivation to improved brain function and greater success in all areas of life, a qualified Life Coach will become your best ally.

How can a Life Coach solve my problems if I've been trying for years without success?

That is a question we often get! If you think a Life Coach, or someone who doesn't know you, can't help you solve a probem you have been trying to solve for a long time, I'm afraid you are wrong. One of the most powerful attributes of coaching is the new perspectives and insights that coaching brings to our clients.

Einstein once said “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

Let a Qualified Life Coach prove this to you.

"I was able to view my situation from a completely new angle"

Thanks Soph! You opened up valuable new perspectives on my current situation. It is amazing, but just in a time of one hour I was able to view my situation from a completely new angle.

Jennifer - NSW, Australia

🌿Human Resources

"I started to build more trust in life again, release fears, slowly more opportunities have started to show up in my life"

Sophie`s openness and empathy during our sessions, also her right questions at the right place, the extra materials she shared with me, helped me a lot to see my life from outside and revise my thoughts and activities. With her help I could go through many of my obstacles, I started to build more trust in life again, release fears, slowly more opportunities have started to show up in my life. I can`t be more grateful for Sophie :)

Reka - Germany, Europe

🌿Creative Development Freelancer

"I would definitely recommend her as a Life Coach"

Sophie is a sweet, kind soul with a deep love for her clients. She is very observant and gently guides her clients towards a good outcome. I would definitely recommend her as a Life Coach.

Blyde - NSW, Australia

🌿Professional Life Coach

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* Certificate IV in Life Coaching

* ICF-ACTP Accreditation

* EFT Level 1 & 2 (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

Sophie Anderson Coaching respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we coach, collaborate and grow. We pay our respect to the First Nations Peoples and their elders, past, present and future.