Testimonials from some of Soul Ambition's satisfied customers!

The following are a selection of testimonials about Soul Ambition coaching, training and other services. Please note: confidentiality is a critical part of the coaching relationship; permission was given by each of the individuals below to share their feedback and details. If you think I can help you in any of the below areas, get in touch.

Guiding Students

I've brought Tracy into the college (Belfast Met) on numerous occasions. She's been exceptionally helpful on guiding the students on their career paths, dealing with stress and organisational and time management skills. I've also personally found her lectures exceptionally useful. I highly recommend working with Soul Ambition for coaching and would recommend working with Tracy in any format you get the opportunity to do so. She's exceptionally helpful and a lovely person to be around. - Peter McVeigh, singer/songwriter, producer, lecturer, petermcveigh.com


Motivation, Self Esteem, Confidence & Work/Life Balance

We hired Tracy to deliver three two-hour workshops to two groups of people undertaking a personal development and employability programme. We asked that she address motivation, self esteem, confidence and work/life balance.

Tracy exceeded our expectations. She delivered the workshops with high energy and made each one relevant to the group on the day. She is able to engage with young people extremely well and maintain their attention throughout. We found Tracy professional and very genuine with the clients.

Our course participants really enjoyed the training and it served its purpose in renewing their motivation in terms of being able to set work and life goals.

I would highly recommend Tracy as a training provider, she is very knowledgeable, and in particular she keeps abreast of current research and studies, bringing relevance to her workshops. She is able to relate behaviour to science which is one of the reasons she is so engaging.

Would we work with Tracy again? Absolutely! - Hollie Carroll, ILM Project Officer, Derry City Council


Winning the Pitch!

I have no hesitation in endorsing Tracy Dempsey. She provided invaluable coaching techniques to me as part of my bid to secure funding from Belfast City Council, which was successful. I found her to be warm and engaging with loads of creative thinking into how I should prepare my pitch for funding. I would welcome the opportunity to use her services again in the future and would highly recommend her to any new clients or people who want to use her first-class coaching services. - Brian Pelan, VIEW online magazine


New Job After Redundancy

I was devastated last year when I was made redundant. I quickly felt my self-esteem and confidence leaving me as I struggled to come to terms with being unemployed for the first time in my adult life. Tracy really helped me get back on track, firstly by helping me realise that what had happened to me was not my fault. The economic downturn was beyond my control, what I needed to do was concentrate on the things I could control and focus on staying positive.

We worked on interview techniques, which really helped me stay calm and focused during the real things. A great tip from Tracy was to get feedback on my interview after the event. The feedback gave me a confidence boost when I needed it most, but also gave me something to work on for the next time.

Thankfully it wasn’t long before I got back into employment, but I would recommend Tracy to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation. Her relaxed attitude makes her really easy to talk to. - Susan B., Lisburn
[Susan ended up with a choice of job offers at the end of her coaching! - Tracy]


Confidence at Work

After just one session with Tracy I felt re-energised and more focused. She helped me develop a game plan to make the most of my job and the opportunites I've been given. It's great; I feel my situation has completely changed for the better, I am a lot more happier with my life and job as a result and am progressing every day. I can't recommend Tracy enough. When I first contacted her I had literally no self belief or confidence but now all that has changed for the better! I am now loving my job and my life! Thanks Tracy!

- C.D., Lurgan



Tracy Knows Her Stuff

“Tracy is a star, friendly, helpful and full of ideas, energy and useful advice. I'd met Tracy a few times at previous events and her personality, coaching background and social media knowledge stood out. She helped me undertake a presentation on social media to a group of digital media start-ups, followed by individual mentoring on presentation skills, which resulted in the participant securing funding. In an area where you can get a lot of so-called experts, Tracy knows her stuff, is totally reliable and totally professional. Most of all, Tracy is a pleasure to work and a person I recommend wholeheartedly.”

- Liam McGarry, McGarry Consult



Transforming a Difficult Relationship

Tracy was an enormous help to me with an extremely difficult situation I was having at work. I had been struggling with this situation for six months, but Tracy was able to challenge me into seeing the situation from the other person’s perspective – a difficult thing to do at the time! Once I absorbed her advice, things quickly started to improve. I would heartily and happily recommend Tracy as an intelligent, perceptive life coach who is able to get to the heart of the matter quickly and help clients to set things on a more positive path. - S. H., Belfast


Life Change Webinar

If your confidence, motivation and emotional resilience has taken a knocking recently possibly due to major changes in your work and/or personal circumstances, or you wonder how you will cope with all the changes happening around you daily, take some time to listen to Tracy Dempsey on her series of webinars. I did just that and found her life story and approach to life as inspirational, refreshing and thought-provoking. She is a clear thinker who puts the most complex yet obvious things into context. She made me lift my head from my chest to look forward and got me thinking that I too can change my life story. Thank you Learning Pool for offering us this opportunity to increase and invest in our own personal development. - Wendy Henry, Senior Organisational Learning and Development Officer, Lincolnshire County Council


Inspiring Webinar

Tracy, I’ve just listened to your webinar. Thank you – it was inspiring and helpful. Your voice is full of warmth and understanding. I’ve have been on a spiritual path for a number of years now and ‘coincidences’ seen to occur daily. I signed up for this webinar to help with a possible focus group at work that I’m going on, but this has actually spoken to me instead – as I’m sure it was meant to. Keep doing what you’re doing as you do it so well. With love and light, Carole - Carole Whitcomb, Worthing



Hi Tracy - thanks so much for your kind and insightful advice last week. It was a tremendous boost and marked such a turnaround for me. I want to let everybody know how uplifting and helpful it was to speak with you and that it was the best hour I've spent on the telephone in a very long time! Wishing you all the best, Roberta - Roberta McDonnell, Belfast


Anything's Possible

Tracy was the key speaker at a seminar I attended in the early days of establishing my Inspired Events Company. Naturally taking the leap into self-employment was an experience that brought nerves and concerns. However, as I watched Tracy get up in front of a barge (yes an actual huge barge) full of people and deliver the talk entitled "Dream it! Do it! Love it!" I realised that anything is possible. It was hugely inspirational. Tracy is a straight-talking, dedicated and focused professional and more than that she is also warm and approachable. If you need motivation, direction or centering Tracy Dempsey is the woman to talk to. - Ciara Allen, The Inspired Events Company


Social Media for SMEs

As a small business owner I needed help maximizing the use of social media to publicize my online business, reach my customers and ultimately increase sales. Tracy was full of practical ideas and from the start we worked together so I knew how to maintain pages and accounts that we set up.
Small businesses and startup companies often can’t afford to pay consultants to do their social media marketing for them. With Tracy’s top tips and strategies I now have in place key marketing tools and plans that I can manage and that are sustainable with just a little bit of hard work from me each day. - Amanda Quinn, Boopy Doodle


Work The Room

I thought [the 'Work The Room' workshop] was really interesting. The theory was backed up with a nice mix of personal experiences and practical examples! That kind of stuff really interests me- body language and subconscious signals etc. It was really fun rather than just being bombarded with a lot of information I wouldn't really understand. Definitely worthwhile and I'd definitely go to another session. - Ashleigh Rankin, SIFE


Music Career

I went to see Tracy as I was feeling dissatified with the direction my career was taking. Even after a brief chat I was able to see my problems in a new light. She helped me face my fears and made me realise that I was the architect of my own future and the only thing holding me back, was my own preconceptions of what others thought of me. Her guidance really has benefitted me enormously. - Eilis Phillips, http://eilisphillipsmusic.bandcamp.com


Motivation in Challenging Times

When I found myself struggling to find employment after months of applications, it created both self-doubt from constant rejection, and de-motivation from the lack of a definable future.
Tracy helped me to look at an achievable strategy for long term goals, beyond my present situation.  I regained the focus to make pro-active decisions, the self-belief to act on them, and the motivation to carry through when it was difficult. - C.S.L., Belfast


Business Coaching & Training for a Competitive Edge

I have engaged with Tracy on a number of occasions to provide services for Ortus and the Eisenhower Fellowships.
Her work is first class and inspirational. She has a very good grasp of social networking and provided enthusiasm and professionalism when delivering the sessions.
The feedback from participants was 5/5 and i would have no hestitation in using her again. - Seamus O'Prey, Ortus Business Development, Belfast


Work Challenges

Following an internal move with my company I found myself dealing with a completely new work environment with new people in a new location. The challenge was extremely difficult and it pushed me to look for guidance and assistance from an external source. I found soulambition over the internet and before I knew it there was an initial free session set up with Tracy.

I was wary at first as I did not know what to expect, my self esteem was low as a result of my transfer to an alien environment and I was reluctant to discuss my difficulties with anyone as I felt it was me that was inadequate.

These worries and inhibitions proved to be totally misplaced, Tracy has a relaxed, friendly style that I found put me at ease immediately. She addressed my concerns and worries with the appropriate level of seriousness whilst at the same time maintaining a positive attitude that is enveloping.

The biggest hurdles that I had to overcome were changing my behaviors and attitude and realizing that I myself could and can break old habits. After four sessions I have overcome the difficulties that I faced in the work environment and seemed insurmountable only a few weeks ago and I am looking forward to practicing these lessons learned, with the tools Tracy has given me, in other areas of my life!

It is, for me, a reflection on the teacher that the student has excelled beyond his expectations! - Padraig, Belfast


Back on Track

I started coaching sessions with Tracy as I had felt I had lost my self esteem and confidence. I had felt more confident when I was younger and after having fulfilled many years caring for people I had lost a big part of myself during these years. I wanted to return to the workforce a more confident person.

I found Tracy to be very caring, upbeat person who had excellent life coaching skills. We focused on self esteem, building confidence and developing better relationships.

At the end of our sessions I had improved greatly in each of these areas and I am feeling confident, happier and back on track again.
Definitely worthwhile! - P.A.C., Co. Antrim


Stuck in A Rut

Before I started life coaching with a life coach from soulambition, I was stuck in a rut going nowhere fast. I had lost all sense of direction in my life, it wasn't surprising that I was suffering from depression as I didn't do much to help myself during the period of my life that I now call 'my darkness phase'. I found it extremely hard to mix with other people, so I was apprehensive that I wouldn't get along with the life coach, however this really couldn't have been further from the truth. I immediately warmed to the life coach, as she was friendly, warm, caring, sympathetic, a very good listener, empathetic and above all else has a genuine interest in helping people to achieve whatever they want to achieve.

During my life coaching sessions we focused on improving the non-existent relationship that I had with myself at that time, building up my confidence and increasing my non-existent self esteem, as well as challenging my negative attitude towards everything.

Since ending my life coaching sessions I feel much more positive in everything that I do. I am no longer so hard on myself for any mistakes that I make. I am my own best friend. I have applied for a training course which begins in September. My anti-depressant medication has been reduced and I am eager to be weaned off of the medication altogether now.

My new attitude/daily positive affirmations are '100 mistakes are worth it if you learn something'; 'Failure is the opportunity to begin again more wisely'; 'Living is about choosing, choosing is about making mistakes'; 'The best way to escape a problem is to solve it'; and the most prominent one for me is 'Your life, your choice'.

I would highly recommend soulambition life coaching; 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'. - V.G., Swindon


Career Transition

Over the last three months Tracy has been coaching me through some very big transitions in my career and I could not have steered through these changes without her help. I was very cynical about the whole notion of life coaching at first and definitely didn’t think it was something for me.

Tracy’s coaching skills helped me identify and focus on the most important aspects of my work and to deal with problems and issues in a practical, effective way.

It encouraged me to know Tracy was on my side, cheering me on while pointing out the negative talk in my head and the ways in which I talk myself out of things through my own lack of confidence.

She helped me to clearly identify my own strengths, skills and values and use these as a guide to making decisions, judgements and changes. Our discussions were lively and enjoyable and have given me the ability to focus on concrete things and see them progress. My self-confidence has increased no-end! - Jackie Boyle, Ardoyne Women's Group, Belfast


The Way Forward

Through the session with Tracy I felt more motivated and confident to get things started and figure out about what direction I want to go in my life and how I can achieve this. She is very professional and knew how to put things into perspective which encouraged me to look at things in a more positive way. - M.E., Antrim