WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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"I was drawn to working with Ania as she was an instructor in one of my coaching courses and “she brought an energy that was challenging, playful and insightful – never dull nor predictable. I observed, though demonstration coaching with Ania that my classmates would reach new levels of insight in just a few minutes. I felt like I needed more of that energy in my life and was disappointed with the course ended and I had not had the chance to be coached by her. My expectations were high! Working with her did exceed my expectations. Our sessions always contained elements of surprise and insight for me. We uncovered some thought patterns and ways of being that had been weighing me down for quite some time. Our work really encompassed the “whole person,” (…) Ania was able to agilely accompany me on whatever path I arrived on. For example, in one session, I was dealing with sadness and fear about my twin boys leaving childhood and moving into adolescence (and all that comes with that stage). Through working with Ania that day, particularly using embodiment and visualization, it became clear that I was feeling such dread, guilt and fear due to having become disconnected with my own father in adolescence and then losing him soon after that. Addressing this long-held guilt, helped me release that weight and approach my relationship with own children with more lightness, optimism and insight. It helped to break a cycle that I was unaware of. Additionally, Ania supported me in processing a frightening medical diagnosis for myself and through working with her, I was able to voice what I needed from others at that time. Without her guiding questions and helping me to connect to my emotions, I was stuck, cycling through unhelpful thought patterns and feeling avoidant. Our sessions allowed me to recognize what I truly needed, and then voice those needs to create a support system in my life. So, no matter what concern, issue or crisis you bring to Ania, she will help you in defining it, exploring it, and reaching an insight that you were unable to access until working with her. And then, you will determine practical action items that you can take, that very day, to move forward to your goals. In addition, despite the heaviness of the issues you are working on, coaching with Ania is also fun to be with! She has an engaging energy that draws you in and keeps you in the hard work, but in a way that feels much less hard. You feel challenged and supported simultaneously. I believe that her greatest gift is in her intuition – you may think that you are dealing with just X, but she may perceive you are dealing with Y – and that helps you get to the real root of the issue - in record time! Finally, she has a way of hearing and seeing you that few people in your life likely do. She can see patterns in your ways of being and your strengths across all areas of your life. I would highly recommend working with Ania, your life will be greatly improved!”
- Erin McTigue, Professional Coach & Researcher
“Ania is more than a master coach. She is a kind and knowing sage with a playful spark that awakens the aliveness in you. When I started working with Ania a year ago, I was new to coaching and I was in search of a coach that could help me grow and work on personal areas that were limiting my ability to have what I yearned for. Through this journey together, she has supported me by taking me to the places I needed to go, in service of my goals, always in a playful and creative way that gave me the courage to go deeper. The work we have done together had changed me on a body level to be able to know what center feels like and to trust the wisdom of my inner leader. There is no place she can’t or won’t go with you, and she always helps you see the hidden gems of learning that were waiting to be discovered. I am forever grateful to Ania for helping me grow as a person and as a coach!”
- Hollie Rottman, Somatic Leadership Coach
“Working with Ania was a deep, transformative experience. Thanks to her, I met the real me who knows who I am and what I want. I reconnected with my inner source, with myself.
One of the most valuable experiences was working with the body, which gave direction to my search and provided answers to questions that I would never find on an intellectual level.
Thanks to my coaching journey with Ania, I crossed the border of self-development, which seemed impassable and impossible as a flight to the sun. I believed that I could have a free life in accordance with my values. I saw new perspectives. I'm better at dealing with doubts when I'm losing faith in myself. I have learned to work with beliefs and today I recognize what serves me and what does not.
I have always been treated with tenderness, wisdom, mindfulness and respect. I felt important and worthy. I was at the center of the universe. I became interesting and inspiring for myself.”
- Patrycja, Actress & Life Artist
“Ania is a natural at co-active coaching. She helped me to reconnect to my body and to my intuition when I wanted to recharge myself after going through big life changes, including menopause. Ania helped me cultivate the right mix of questions, gut instincts, and exploration for me to make major shifts in my sense of self, see my self-limiting beliefs, and rediscover self-trust. After coaching with Ania, I feel balanced in myself, more present to my family and friends, and energized by my creative work.”
- Tracey C., artist / educator / co-active coach
“I came to Ania with a specific goal in mind, to connect to the wisdom that I have within me, to rely on the strength I have within my body. Ania was my guide through our conversations. She offered me a space where I felt calm and safe to listen to my body and tune in with what it had to say. I view my relationship with Ania as a safe container for me to be, without worrying about what I have to say or had said, and there are no judgments in this space. Wherever I am with a situation or a topic, I experience it, feel it, and understand it. Ania helped me connect my experiences to what is happening within, find the answers within, and anchor myself with what I already have. With Ania, I learned how to trust myself more, own my voice, and celebrate who I am, even when stress or uncertainty hits.”
- Shahd, Saudi Arabia
“I wanted to learn more about embodiment and my supervisor suggested talking to Ania about it. She is a mindful coaching professional, organized and with clear directions. Those two qualities are very important for me, but even more important is "no bullshit" behavior. I do not need someone who lights up my ass, I need someone who holds a mirror and talks the truth to me. I was very happy to find out that Ania is exactly like this. I found my perfect coach! I keep coming back to work with Ania because of her "no bullshit behavior" and the way she brings me back to me and my topics.
As it is in coaching, we talk about unpleasant things and could become tough. Even though, with her presence she can make it a sweet, rather than a bitter experience.“
- Kris C., Germany
“Ania is a great coach! She asks the right questions at the right time. It is amazing how she equips you with the strength and force that lies within you but you never realised that it was there in the first place.
Thanks to Ania I finally live according to my ideals and values and I observe each day how many good changes happen as a result of that. After the coaching sessions I feel so positively lifted and that feeling lasts.
So I warn you! Her optimism and hunger for life is contagious ;)”
- Sandra, Illustrator
"Being coached by Ania is an intense experience. She sees deep inside, establishing a powerful connection, and utilises her insightful intuition to guide you on an incredible journey of self-discovery. If you’re ready to be challenged to become the very best version of yourself, then Ania is the coach for you."
- Dan, CEO and Business & Brand Consultant
"Ania's coaching helped me realise the limits I had set for myself on what is possible in my life. Through her questions, and curiosity I started to realise what my dreams are and importantly put some actions in place to help make them happen. I will recommend Ania to others who want to be braver and go after what they really want in life. Thank you!"
- Sally, Edinburgh
"Ania is an excellent coach! I felt greatly motivated by her coaching. Ania will help you break through any limitations you impose upon yourself. I highly recommend Ania, especially if you feel stuck and want to get a new perspective on the challenge at hand. She helped me to see my way of thinking in a new light. Thank you Ania!"
- Insurance Executive, Switzerland
"Ania has a powerful, compassionate and fun style of coaching. She saw into me deeply and from here, helped me achieve huge insight and impact."
- Sam, HR Director
“I had the pleasure of coaching with Ania regarding my career choices as a gifted individual.
Ania's input and guidance resulted in being invited to interviews for jobs where I could be a fit. Her understanding my struggle to fit in a work environment; helped me to find positive avenues to deal with the stress until I find a more suitable position. It also organised my thoughts around selecting jobs. She also made me feel good about being gifted. She grasps what I said very quickly; which is not commonplace with general society. That helped a great deal. I definitely recommend her services for gifted individuals.”
- Erica, South Africa
„Als ich meinen ersten Termin bei Ania vereinbart habe, stellt ich mir bis zu unserem ersten Treffen die Frage, ob mich ein Lifecoaching wirklich weiterbringt oder ob ich mein Geld anders investieren sollte.
Ania hat mich angenehm überrascht.
Sie ist ein sehr feinfühliger Mensch und hat es geschafft, mich meine selbst gesetzten Grenzen erkennen zu lassen und diese aufzulösen. Durch Ihre Coaching habe ich einen neuen Blickwinkel auf mein Leben gewonnen, den ich nicht mehr missen möchte. Dafür danke ich Dir sehr!!!”
- Evelyn, Art Director, Switzerland
WHOLENESS, MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION:
“Going through the journey of the meditation series “Wholeness in U” with Ania Sumara during the Pandemic period was no less than life-saving.
First, it helped me set the routine and start my day with positive intention, grounded and connected to myself. Every day there was a new deep focus and a gentle guidance offered by Ania. As we went deeper in the process, I could stay connected to myself, aware of my feelings for longer period of times. During the practice and often through the day I feel whole: my body, mind and spirit are more connected now.
I am grateful for Ania’s generous offer, her ability to hold space, guide us with her voice and energy and support the participants in transforming observations into insights.
I would recommend Ania to anyone who is into discovering ways for deeper truth, authenticity and connection with themselves.”
- Dina Goncharova, Leadership Coach
"I have been meditating on daily basis with Ania for the last 8 weeks. I am not new to meditation but the experience I’ve been having recently, through Ania’s guidance, has been so powerful and different than anything I’ve done before. Her calmness, openness, generosity, creativity, and ability to create a safe space among a group of people, has allowed me to discover a whole new way of connecting to myself while knowing I’m being held with compassion and trust. What I love most is that every session is so unique, and I get to explore different ways of being connected to the depth of who I am and the innate power that lives within me. Our morning meditation sessions have become an integral part of my daily routine and it came at the perfect time with all the uncertainty and chaos that we are currently living in. I feel I’m able to focus more; to ride through stressful periods with more ease; have better awareness of my emotions, and I’m getting to enjoy a deeper relationship with those around me. Thank you Ania for helping me become a better version of myself."
- Ghida B., Executive & Leadership Coach
“Regardless the lockdown and closed borders, Ania was taking me everyday for another exciting adventure with her meditation sessions. She was guiding me on this most important journey into oneself. Every morning I was travelling somewhere else and exploring new things about myself, my mind and my feelings. Sometimes it was very exciting and thrilling, other days it felt uncomfortable and challenging, but at the end of the day I could let go and just be present. Ania’s soothing voice helped me to get through this unprecedented time and now that our journey is coming to the end I’m sure I’m gonna miss it a lot. These morning sessions were part of my daily routine and most importantly a landmark in my search for purpose and meaning. I was not only calmer after each session, but also excited about what the coming day has to offer and where I will arrive this time. Using mix of different techniques Ania helped us to center ourselves, to be grateful and to appreciate what we already have. The fact that I was not alone there, and I could always talk openly about my experiences was very comforting and encouraging. It helped me to open up and I met really great people. Thank you Ania! Namaste!”
- Maria G., Chief Compliance Officer
“Anna, (or Ania as I like to call her) is a wonderful leader and coach. She is generous with her skills and time. She deeply cares about emerging the best out of people.
In particular, she is an excellent facilitator of meditation. Her style and approach of focusing on awakening wholeness is impactful. It creates a connection between the inner world and the outer one. This is not something I have explored before and Anna has helped me journey to a place where I can become the explorer of it.
Ania comes highly recommended. I will continue to work with her and join her mediation groups. Not forgetting the coaching as well.”
- TC Gill, Co-Active® Business Agility Transformation Lead
"Until now, meditation was known to me only by hearing. When Ania invited me to the group during the lockdown, I eagerly joined. As I have been struggling for some time with various topics in my private and professional life: It seemed to me that maybe here I can find a hint on how to get out of a rut.
In the process of meditation and focusing only on myself, I discovered a huge, soothing peace, the ability to organize my thoughts and the realization that all answers and acceptance are within us. After each session, my relaxed body and mind were a great relief and so I have become calmer and more aware of the situation I was in. Since then, the new experience of being 100% present at a given moment and surrendering to intuitive actions, has become my daily challenge on the way to inner truth, joy, and peace.
I have been silencing my own inner voice for a long time and after meditating with Ania, I felt that I was beginning to have contact with my own "I" who had been wandering alone in the chaos for so long.
Thank you, Ania, for this great opportunity."
- Ewa, Architect, Austria