“Tell me. What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” - Mary Oliver
Why do I believe in the power of coaching?
Because I've witnessed first hand how transformative it can be. Coaching enabled me to look at my life chapters and see the common threads of when I felt joy, freedom and was in alignment with my true nature versus when I was bogged down by societal pressure and people pleasing.
I remember the first day of my coaching training hearing that the first rule of coaching is that I need to “live it to give it”. I took that to heart.
All the coaching tools and methodologies I studied and use today to help others experience profound and lasting change; I’ve practiced myself. I’ll be honest, digging deep is sometimes hard, but it’s always worth it.
What is my coaching superpower?
Listening. In fact, the greatest gift that I can offer others is being fully present and actively listening. I'm an empath and highly intuitive. Truly listening allows me to ask powerful questions that will help you uncover your own wisdom and insights.
What is one piece of advice that I would share?
Always move toward what feels like warmth, peace and freedom. When your body recognizes its truth, it relaxes.
If I could be an animal for a day, what would I choose?
Easy question! I would be a hummingbird. They are small yet mighty and oh so magical. They seek out the sweet nectar of life! They are incredibly agile in that they can fly forwards, backwards and can simply hover to enjoy a flower. They also know that they need rest to survive. They lower their body temperatures to conserve their energy when they need to.
I should state that I am a huge fan of metaphors. They can be a powerful tool to learn more about yourself!
Hannah Rathke is a transformative life coach based in Toronto. She helps people to be the author of their own stories and lives to show up in an authentic and empowered way. She has worked with senior leadership of large corporations, purpose-driven entrepreneurs, and people in transition seeking a more meaningful, fulfilling life.
Prior to founding her coaching practice, she spent over a decade in corporate consulting at a large, global firm followed by several years as a communications consultant. Her extensive corporate consulting and communications experience coupled with her own entrepreneurial journey provide her a unique lens into the importance of mindset, authenticity and following one’s own north star.
Hannah holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University and an international MBA from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She completed an extensive International Coaching Federation accredited program led by Martha Beck, PhD from Harvard University, world-renowned life coach and New York Times Best Selling Author.