Now, at 42, Slovakian-born Alexandra plans to achieve her motherhood dreams via a $100,000 surrogate in the Ukraine, where surrogacy is a legal commercial practice.
“I am very late with being serious that I wanted a baby, it took me 42 years and it’s the first time I really feel I am going to get it because I really want a child,” she says.
“I definitely would love to have a big family and coaching is a big part of that.”
The Perth coach—who lives in Perth with her partner Bradley Terrey—found TCI in 2018 when she was in a “dark” place and is now leadership and performance coach focusing on people’s thinking and behaviour.
Coaching is a natural foil for Alexandra’s business background. She was the first woman ever to become one of Red Bull’s famous marketing Muskeeters, owned a successful catering and events business in Europe and launched her own tourism businesses in Thailand and the Bahamas.
Now her coaching skills and entrepreneurial experience combined with her fight to be mentally and physically strong means she has the tools and knowledge to support others through life and business crises.
“Thanks to TCI I have amazing tools in my hands which means it’s really nice to work with clients and get the results.”
Going back, I was coaching a little bit for an American cruise company. I didn’t know coaching is a thing. I was getting results and thought, ‘That is interesting.’ When I moved to Australia, I didn’t have an idea what to do, I didn’t have a visa so couldn’t find a job, I did some volunteering and thought I should study something, learn more things and connect with more people. I saw something about TCI and thought, ‘I will try, that is another option and opportunity to travel a little bit’ and I signed up.
How has TCI and coaching changed you?
Well, first personal development. It felt like it has to be part of my life. I can’t imagine not having it for even a day. When I am not listening to videos and reading something I feel I am not moving ahead. It’s like an addiction, you know.
What are you loving about your journey?
The personal development is one thing, and then there’s the fact that when you need a tool to grow your business or look at yourself, if it’s in marketing or personal development, whatever it is, you always find what you’re looking for.
What makes a great coach?
Coming from the heart and being present is the most important thing. When you train you are deep listening, that’s what changed my coaching practice. Instead of focusing on whether I am a good coach, focus more on the client. I was more focused on the modules and the second when you really move into the client’s world and are listening deeply, are there for them and super honest, you always say the right thing.