Meet Georgina. Bondi based Professional Life Direction Coach.

Sydney based Life Coach Georgina McGarry, Refresh By G

My journey: Lost to Life Coach

Hi guys! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story of how I became a Life Coach based here in Bondi (Sydney).

In my early 20’s, I was unsure of what I was doing with my life and had no real goals or intentions. I spent seven years working in the dental industry and knew that I wanted more but just didn’t know what. I spent years listening to podcasts, reading books and watching videos on self-development but was unsure how to take that first step.

Who did I want to be? I kept thinking “I’ll figure it out one day“, “I’ll know what to do when I’m older“,  “It’ll come to me eventually”, then when years passed and I still hadn’t progressed: still working in the same job, still doing the same things, that’s when I knew I needed to do something different.

I also forgot to mention; I was dealing with anxiety. I was unaware how much it was taking over my life. I would have frequent panic attacks and my chest would be so tight that at times it seemed hard to breathe. I had so much self-doubt and limiting beliefs were ruling my life. There was always a little voice in my head saying I was never good enough.

The turning point was when COVID-19 hit. As a result of the pandemic, my once stable Sydney job of 7 years became redundant. I wasn’t required anymore. I was scared, but I knew in my heart I’d wanted to leave for a while, even when I hadn’t known what the next step was going to be. It made me think, “are we ever ready to take the next step or do we just have to push through the fear and do it?

After that I found a different job and started to create action in my life. I studied a leadership course, attended a self-development workshop, and immersed myself in a 6-week course to help find clarity around my own purpose. I started meditating (and by that, I mean listening to guided meditations at night before sleep). I repeated affirmations to myself every single day and started to journal my irrational thoughts. It wasn’t easy, some days I would still get anxious about the unknown, the self-doubt and limiting beliefs would creep back in. What helped though was being aware. Starting to understand WHY I had self-doubt, WHAT my limiting beliefs were and HOW they were stopping me from moving forward with achieving my goals.

That’s when I began to use journal prompts. One in particular always stands out in my mind;

“What would you do for work if you took away all money aspects? What would your passion be?”

I explored various avenues to try and answer this, and each and every time I landed at the same conclusion… to help others go through the same journey I have gone through myself. I love talking to people about what they can do to improve themselves and achieve what they have always desired (and more!). I felt an excitement I’d never experienced before, “what if I could help others create a purpose for themselves? To help build the confidence they need to do anything they want?” I also realised that I came out of my shell more when I was in a self-development environment. It felt empowering to be able to talk about my own journey and what I have done to find my own purpose.

This is when I found out more about Life Coaching and hired a Life and Mindset Coach for myself. I was hooked! My passion for coaching was born and I truly started to believe that anyone can do what they want to do in their lives.

I immediately enrolled onto a Certified Coach Training Course and am now a proud member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), which is the leading global organisation for the coaching profession.

I now wake up every day knowing I am supporting others to create a life of their dreams. Empowering people who might have lost their way creating their own path, supporting them to tackle limiting beliefs and building confidence within themselves.

This is what I was meant to do with my life and it fills me with joy!

Georgie xx


Want to know more?

If you want to know more about what exactly Life Coaching is, please check out the What is Life Coaching page as well as the Life Coaching FAQ which aims to answer the most common questions that coaches get asked.

Otherwise, if you’re ready to start your own journey with Georgina, check out the packages which Refresh By G offers on the Coaching Services page.

Alternatively, Book an Appointment for a free 20 minute discovery call. This will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you still have and for you and Georgina to get to know each other a little better before you decide if coaching with Refresh By G is the right choice for you.

  • Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer – Steve Maraboli

Fun Facts About Me

Sydney based Life Coach Georgina McGarry, Refresh By G
  1. As a child I never lived in the same place for more than 18 months, I’ve lived in England, Germany and Australia and overall been to 26 different countries.
  1. I went to seven primary schools as a kid! In one I was the only girl in Year 4.
  1. My first car was a ford falcon. Yep, me as a small 16 year old driving round with a car that had two loud exhausts! It was a sight to see… especially when I would hit the bottom of the car every time I went over a speed bump…


If you have any questions at all, feel free to get in touch and say Hey! I’d love to hear your story and support you on your journey.