Do I Need a Life Coach?

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This is my 12th year as a life coach and I’ve often heard the question,
Do I need a life coach or a therapist?’

Although both will help you see life from a different perspective, a therapist (counsellor) will focus on your past, whilst your life coach will be more concerned with your future.

My role as your personal coach would be to help you be the best you can be. I can help you take control of your life, your career and your relationships (and that may include recommending you to a therapist!)

Everyone can benefit from coaching but not everyone needs to see a therapist.

Your relationship with your coach is personal and confidential. It is important that you ‘click’ with your coach because your coach will become an integral part of ‘team you’.

To find out if I am the right coach for you, simply book a face-to-face consultation. If you get nothing from it, you’ll get your money back.

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Don’t just take my word for it, let my clients do the talking!

Leadership Coaching

“I engaged Chris to assist me with further developing my communication and leadership skills and to assist with setting personal and professional goals. I have found the advice Chris offered me and the insights into how I could best develop a range of skills to have been invaluable.”

Jeremy Hanson MLA

(Then) Leader of the Opposition, Australian Capital Territory

Business Coaching

“Chris regularly surprises us with his insight and quality of his advice. He is very personable and easy to work with, with great understanding of our business and the issues we face. He has an extraordinary breadth of experience to draw on and he contributes a level of strategic acumen not easily found.”

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Murray and Robyn

Owners, Jack Evans Workwear & Camping, Orange, NSW

Life Coaching

“He turned my life around! By all accounts, I went from being a ‘fairly miserable so-and-so’ to having a real spring in my step. I couldn’t recommend Chris’ services highly enough.” (Note from Chris: Actually I didn’t turn his life around, he did it all himself. I just helped him change his mindset… and then I pushed him a little!)

Watch for the physical change in Damien's face

Damien McKay

Solicitor, Sydney, NSW

Who is Chris Edwards?

I’ve started full-time Leadership and Life Coaching in 2007. Prior to this, I worked for nearly 30 years as a communication strategist in Australia and South East Asia. Additionally, I’ve contributed to significant communication projects with Federal government agencies.

I’ve been self-employed for over half my career. So, I understand quite a bit about running a small business.

Away from work, I’m known as the youngest of the City2Surf Legends, having completed every Sydney City2Surf fun run (47 so far) after setting myself the goal of finishing the annual event 50 consecutive times in under 100 minutes. You could say that I have a lot of experience helping people with goal setting, motivation and focus… starting with myself! 

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Chris Edwards

Personal Performance Coach

Typical challenges I've helped clients solve:

Goal Setting

Goal setting is not always as simple as it sounds. Unfortunately, many people set goals based on flawed reasoning.

Time Management Skills

Improve your time management skills so that you get more done and have more time for contemplation.


Negotiation is the oil of life and business. Need help getting agreement on a proposal or opportunity?


Conflict Resolution

Conflict can easily escalate and cost you time, money, or relationships or worse. Let's 'nip it in the bud' today.

Succession Planning

Don't wait until the last minute to put a succession plan in place. You can't always predict when you'll need it.

Relieving Stress

If you are suffering from stress or overload, more often than not, structure can be used simplify and relieve stress.


Gain Clarity

When you get clarity on your life you can begin to take the steps necessary to take control of it.


We are surrounded by people and yet in this modern world we can sometimes feel so alone. But you don't need to be.

Improving Relationships

Your relationships will make or break you. (All premium coaching packages also include a bonus coaching session for a loved one or colleague).



Depression is a downward spiral. Fortunately, I've had considerable success in guiding people out of depression.

Staying Motivated

Sometimes we find it hard to stay motivated. Lack of motivation leads to depression, don't let it go on too long.

Career Mapping

Feeling like your career is going nowhere? Need help to get ahead? Let's work out a step-by-step strategy to get you the position you really want.

Life Balance

Commonly called 'Work Life Balance'; but it is never that simple! Controlling it is extremely important.


Your primary relationship will always your greatest relationship. Invest in it by examining love and learning to express your heart.

Overcoming Fear

We all suffer from fear at various times in our lives. If it's your time to shine and you are shaking like a leaf, perhaps it's time to do something about it.

Identity Crisis

Many of us suffer from an identity crisis. We fill too many roles, do too many tasks and answer to too many people. What is the solution?

Resetting Your Life

Dealt a bad hand in life? It is never too late to hit the reset button and change your course for good.

Idea Clutter

Sometimes we just get so many ideas we end up doing nothing. Get clarity and turn a great idea into reality.

Life Changing Benefits

You will get help to overcome your business or personal challenges.

Begin to develop a strong sense of understanding as to who you are and what you want to achieve.

Use this opportunity to deal with your immediate challenges and then perhaps take steps toward a new direction?

You may start on the road to earning more, gaining respect, inner strength and setting yourself on a path to experience a sense of achievement or you may want to sort out some business challenges.

What is your biggest personal challenge?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Chris Edwards?
motivational speakerPeople say I’m an easy-going motivational coach and life mentor, best known for my ability to set and achieve my own goals. I am the youngest of the Sydney City2Surf Legends. At the age of 17, I set myself a goal to run in the iconic annual Sydney fun run, ’50 consecutive times and in under 100 minutes’. Today I’m still on track to achieve this goal and in 2017, I’ll complete my 47th City2Surf. I have practiced as a full time Leadership and Life Coach since 2007. Prior to this I specialised in business communication. I’ve also owned a small business, and had a lot of life experiences, as a father, a stepfather and much more. I’m a firm believer that no one can be a good leader unless they can first lead themselves. And whether I’m helping a client through a personal challenge or I’m working with a Company Director on business issues, the principles of personal integrity and good leadership underpin everyone’s success in life. For a lengthy life story, have a look at this page
How long is 'No Time Limit'?
‘No Time Limit’ tends to be between two and three hours, but maybe more than three hours at my discretion. (The longest one of these sessions I’ve ever done was just short of four hours!) It all depends on the situation. We’ll start with an introductory chat and you’ll tell me something about yourself and your challenge, be it a relationship issue, lack of motivation, needing clarity in life, you have staff that need motivation, you need to lose weight or any of the myriad of issues that life coaches deal with. After a long discussion, there comes a point when enough is enough. Information overload is no good to anyone. When that happens, the chances are that you won’t achieve anything… In fact, you could even go backward! At the end of the ‘No Time Limit’ One-On-One private coaching session, I want you to feel that you have some clarity around what steps you need to take in order to reach the solution you are looking for. When we reach this point… That’s how long it takes 🙂
What sort of issues can we discuss?
Anything. We all need help at some point in our lives. I’ve worked with business leaders, rape victims, sporting identities, politicians and teenagers. Together we’ve overcome everything from complex relationship challenges to business and career challenges. I see my role as helping to empower my clients so that they can go on to develop a strong sense of identity and sense of understanding as to who they are and what they want to achieve. Use this opportunity to deal with your immediate challenges and then take steps toward breaking bad habits and starting good ones. You may start on the road to earning more, gaining respect, inner strength and setting yourself on a path to experience a sense of achievement or getting little romance in your life. It is your life, let’s get it under control?
Give me some examples of the things you can help me with?
  • Take steps toward resolving a pressing issue. Too often we try to deal with challenges by ourselves. Sometimes we fear discussing our problems with our friends for fear of what they will think of us. When I work with you, you can be assured that I will always remain helpful, impartial and non-judgemental.
  • Begin the process of transforming your relationships. Much of our stress and heartache is caused by relationship issues. Be they with our partners, our kids, our workmates or others.
  • Learn to take control of your timetable. Understand your priorities and plan some time for the things that matter most to you.
  • Begin to discover who you are and what you want to do in life. So often many of us go from day to day with no real focus, no purpose, no concrete goals to work towards.
  • Take some steps to further your business or career development.
Where does this 'face-to-face' coaching take place?
My coaching rounds enable me to to provide ‘face-to-face’ coaching in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and a number of country locations each state. I have also worked with clients in Queensland and New Zealand. ‘Face-to-face’ maybe via Skype if the recipient is unable to meet me in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne or another convenient appointment location. If in doubt, please contact me directly to work out if it is possible for us to meet.
What is the Small Print?
* ‘No Time Limit’ is usually less than 3 hours but maybe more than 3 hours at my discretion. ‘Face-to-face’ maybe via Skype if the recipient is unable to meet me in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne or another convenient appointment location.

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Chris Edwards life coachI look forward to personally helping you to overcome your challenges, whether they are related to motivation, relationships, career or business.

Kind regards,

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