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What an amazing journey!

Where I was 18 months ago and where I am now is worlds apart. I approached my 40th birthday and was wondering if this was it. Going to work 5 days a week, spending 4 hours per day commuting, crashing in front of the TV after dinner and being too exhausted to enjoy what I had worked so hard for? Not enough energy to play with my beautiful kids or to enjoy life and everything that is important to me.

I had been working in formal education for nearly 10 years and originally thought to myself it would be nice to have life coaching experience to better engage with my students from all walks of life. I realised very quickly that the skills and knowledge I’ve learned at TCI is so much more than just a “tool”! Short after my mind-blowing Intake Weekend with Joe Pane in June 2012 we (my amazing and supportive wife and myself) founded PROfound Coaching, I reduced my full-time employment to part-time and since then, we have been working on our exciting and rewarding venture, this new chapter in our lives. Our aspiration is a complete shift in lifestyle for our family, cutting down commuting times and enjoying life to its fullest. After having successfully completed my Certificate lV in Life Coaching, Advanced Practitioner, Master Practitioner of NLP and Hypnotherapy, I am now working on the Diploma in Life Coaching. Due to an increase of paying clients, I was able to give up my part-time job in May 2013 and am now fully concentrating on building up our clientele and increasing our revenue even more and most importantly assisting our clients to conquer their challenges. I am feeling so blessed to have gained all those phenomenal life skills through TCI training which assist us to truly “Shifting Mindset for Success”.

A couple of very memorable moments so far have been the cheque from my first paying client (which I framed as a keepsake!), seeing the magic of NLP on a daily basis, creating our first PROfound DVD as well as facilitating our first full day seminar in October 2013. It was an enormous success and inspires us to keep going with planning further events, implementing regular webinars and creating many more products for a passive income. The list is endless, and we make sure we keep our goal setting GPS turned on to keep us on course.

PROfound Coaching is in its early days and we are sure it will be an immense success, as we have a strong vision, determination, momentum, assistance and support from the TCI community, and have gained a Marketing and Planning foundation through the invaluable training TCI provides.

The next steps for us are growing, improving, succeeding – and then growing even more!

Martin Probst
- Diploma of Life Coaching
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