Life Coaching Certification (Beyond NLP, Sydney University)
Foundations of Neuro Linguistic Programming & Hypnotherapy (Beyond NLP, Sydney University)
Masters of Neuro Linguistic Programming (Beyond NLP, Sydney University)
Graduate Cert in Business Management (Australian Institute of Management)
Advanced Certificate in Public Speaking and Training (Bsi Learning)
National Committee Member for UN Women
Hi there, my name is Rebecca Sparks and I am a fully qualified, successful and passionate Life, Business and
Career Coach for Ama La Vida, with over 15 years’ experience in Corporate Leadership, Business
Management, Coaching and Professional Development.
I am also a Writer, Speaker, Well-Being enthusiast, a Body Language fanatic and, above all,
wonderfully passionate about helping people surprise themselves. It is this unique combination of
skills and experience that has allowed me to develop into the coach I am today.
I believe there is no greater gift than helping someone discover their hidden talents – the ones that
make them unique and exceptional. I love the experience of sharing knowledge and information
with people that allows them to make different decisions for themselves, as well as helping them
improve their career, their business, and their overall life experience.
I believe there are certain times in everyone’s life, where we all need a helping hand to overcome
obstacles and to decide what it is we actually want from life and our careers. Through my coaching, I
am working hard to share this philosophy with my clients and to help them make the important
changes they desire.
Above all, I want to encourage women, from around the world, to be brave, grow, seek more
information, embrace new ideas and ultimately help create the life and career and business that they desire and deserve.
Am I the right coach for you?
This is such an important question to ask before you engage with any coach. Working with a coach is
like being in an intimate relationship. You have to be yourself and feel comfortable putting it all out
there – your fears, your joys, your sadness – without any judgement or hesitancy. Only then will you
get the most out of coaching and will your coach be of value to you.
So am I the right coach for you?
- Are you looking to make changes in your life or career but you are missing the clarity and
steps to do so?
- Have you been unhappy in your career for a while but are unclear on what to do about it?
- Do you have the desire to make some big changes in your life or career, but do not know
where to start?
- Are you wanting to make a big change in your career, but feel very restricted by your other
life commitments (Finance, Family, External Expectations)?
- Do you feel you need help discovering your true purpose and aligning this with your career
- Have you experienced great success in your career, but no longer feel passionate about your
career and you are unsure what to do about it?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions above, then I would love to work with you. These are
specific career and life milestones which I specialise in within my coaching. Therefore, I would love
to help you overcome these challenges and proactively help empower you as you move through
these milestone stones with ease, clarity and positive intention.
How would I describe my style and expertise is:
· Results Driven
My formal coaching qualifications are within Neuro Linguistic Programming and Hypnotherapy, as
well as have 5 years’ experience in both the corporate and personal coaching environment. This
means I have a very flexible approach and can generally adapt to the requirements of the coaching
client and environment.
Working with my coach Rebecca made the experience especially positive. It was great to get clarity on my vision, values and goals and then hone in on the jobs that match would match what I want in my life. I feel like I'm on the path to the job of my dreams.
I am so glad that I did the Career Designer Program with the support, guidance and encouragement from the wonderful and inspirational Rebecca. I was at a stage that I needed to get some ideas and thoughts about my career out of my head and into action. My purpose and career path is now clearly illuminated and I have a clear plan on how I am going to achieve it.
Learning that as a member of NAWMBA (National Association of Women MBA) we partnered up with Ama La Vida, I made the decision to take advantage of the 40 minute coaching complementary session. I had just started a new role as a BRM in Global IT (Cargill) in addition to stepping into the President role of our local chapter of NAWMBA several months sooner than expected. I made the decision to connect with Rebecca since her specialties are "Women Empowerment, Career Coaching, Leadership Coaching". Which aligned up with what I wanted to focus on. My 2018 goal was to obtain the skills to better focus and stay deliberate in my approach and life going forward. What I received during my complementary session was beyond my expectations and was immediately able to apply into my next 90 days. After working with Rebecca only after a few additional coaching sessions, I am much clearer on my Purpose, Values, Gifts and Passions, which helps provide me with further insight and guidance into crafting adequate boundaries in my life/career and feeling fulfilled. I truly look forward to my continued work with Rebecca to further discover and deliver my very best and authentic self. I strongly recommend reaching out to Rebecca if you are looking for a coach that is truly passionate about your success and being the best you can be!!
I've been feeling lost in terms of my career goals for a long time and this program helped me gain the clarity and confidence I need to move forward. Rebecca was with me every step of the way and I knew I could always count on her insight and advice. She made me feel comfortable and empowered to honestly answer questions and work towards my goals. Now I not only know where I want to go, I have a clear cut road map to reach my destination.
Rebecca has been an integral part in helping me navigate the path I want to take in my career. She's very knowledgeable in her field as a career coach and helped me lay out the steps I needed to take. She's very relatable and helped me see that although we may go through issues in life, those issues should not stop us from being or seeking out the things we really want in life. I would recommend anyone who is looking to get back on track whether career wise or just achieving life goals, in general, to reach out to Rebecca!
I have worked with Bec for close to two years. During that time I found Bec to be a passionate and caring, helping individuals within the team to develop on both a personal and professional level. She worked closely with me to manage my workload and stress levels in a more efficient manner, helped me to set up boundaries and gave me the confidence in my own abilities to be able to lead our event projects smoothly and productively. As a result of her ongoing support and guidance, I was recently offered a more senior role within the company. Bec is a delight to work with and I have the utmost admiration for her drive and enthusiasm she demonstrates on a daily basis in order to make people and organizations better.
I found my experience with Bec super positive and helpful. I reached out to Bec to get clarity and advice around some professional and personal worries. Bec made me feel comfortable and at ease as we worked through my confusion. She was professional and passionate about getting to the bottom of how I was feeling at that point in my life, and had a unique ability to extract thoughts and feelings of mine that I wasn't even aware of. With her guidance, I was able to take the appropriate steps to get out of my rutt and be proactive in getting a clearer head and more purposeful path for my future. I would definitely recommend Bec, she is a total #girlboss.
Rebecca did an outstanding job of preparing and coaching me for interviews in a job market that was new to me. I went into the interview process confident and well prepared and was ultimately successful. The great thing was the skills and methods Rebecca shared were transferable to other interviews and even life situations making it a real toolbox of skills to get what you want in life.
I found Ama la Vida through Yelp while on maternity leave with my 2nd baby. I had some time to reflect on my career decisions and wanted to make a plan for the next 5-10 years. I was looking for a qualified career coach to help keep me accountable. Most companies I found were too pricey. Ama la Vida stuck out to me because of their great reviews, free consultation, and qualified coaches. My consultation was with Rebecca Sparks, who was wonderfully warm, approachable, and insightful. Together, we arrived at a clear diagnosis of my particular need and decided I would be a good fit for the Career Designer program. It's a very well designed program and I got so much out of it. The modules were designed to allow me to put a lot of thought into who I am and what I want in a career. It helped me make sense of my values, gifts, passions, and purpose and find careers that would align them. At the end of the 4 weeks, I arrived at a customized plan for achieving my career goals. Because of the work I put in and the support from Rebecca, I now feel clearer and more confident in my career path than I ever have before. I'm also excited for what lies ahead and thrilled that we were able to carve out a path the blends several of my interests and fits within my vision of work-life balance. I'm also relieved that the path I outlined does not include completely changing careers, going back to school, or taking a large pay cut (things I was worried about). Also, I was able to close some doors that I should have closed a long time ago. This actually feels liberating because now I can focus on what I want to do. I believe I was able to get to this point of clarity because I trusted the process and had a great coach in Rebecca.