Leadership Coaching Testimonials

In your complex, fast paced, high stress lives you rarely have time to think let alone change. Our coaching programs create space for YOU – space to be heard, to think more strategically, to transform your mindset and behaviour. So you deliver with the calm, confidence, clarity and time you need to lead (and live) with greater impact. (Without sacrificing your family, health or sanity!)

Why you will succeed!

Our unique science backed approach is expertly researched and designed to rewire your brain so you can create the wildly successful life you deserve. The 7 High Definition Elements to rewiring your brain are:


Celebrating Joana: Partner, Investigation & Legal Services

Joana says; “I didn’t expect that so much could be changed! I have an incredibly busy life. I have a busy job. A busy family life. I am a busy person. I am probably not less busy now, but I feel I have more time! And if someone told me this before, for me it would have been YES, I’ll take it!”

Celebrating Sarah: Partner,
Professional Services

Sarah says; “I was at a crossroads. I am now more mindful and strategic in my leadership. I was doing a lot of transactional things rather than valuing my time strategically. I also wanted good quality time with my two sons. There were huge parallels between my work and personal life.

Celebrating Sarah: The Coaching Journey of a CEO

Sarah has nearly 20 years of experience working with global brands to provide solutions in a meaningful and impactful way. She believes in being the change. Find out all about Sarah’s Executive Coaching journey here.

Find out all about Sarah’s Executive Coaching journey with High Definition You here

Celebrating Siffat: Corporate Lawyer

Siffat says; “I was searching – searching for answers and ways to better myself. I was very dampened and struggling with anxiety. My confidence has changed – I can see it physically. My face is brighter, I am more vivacious and interactive. I am more certain of myself. I have seen my career improve. I am naturally attracting good people.”

Celebrating Andrea: “I have confidence and self belief” 

Andrea says; “Throughout the journey you have highlighted great moments of success that has given me confidence from that positive feeling.  You have taught me to be curious and be open. Not to be fearful. To be me, to be unique, to share my wisdom.”

Celebrating Sue: “I was overwhelmed. I now feel confident” 

Sue says; “I was coming out of an operational role and in to a strategic leadership role. I had a very busy calendar and workload. You helped me get my mind right. Start to think about myself as a leader… as others see me! Making space for more strategic thought.

Celebrating Becca: Global Professional Services
Business and Digital Transformation Specialist

Becca says; “I was questioning myself and my value. I needed to redefine my purpose. I had resistance in asking for help (it’s not one of my strengths!) The results have been amazing! Understanding how my brain works and how to focus my energy have had a huge impact really quickly. I feel like I’m myself again.”

Discover more about Becca’s coaching journey below:

Celebrating Kate: A busy mum, casting agent & acting coach 

Kate says; “I was so busy, there was so much going on, I struggled with a mix of stress and anxiety. I didn’t know how to find balance. I needed to make things more manageable. I made lots of excuses. I was so uncertain about everything and fearful. And now, I have so much courage and curiosity. I am open now. I feel so clear in my head. I KNOW that things are possible!”

Celebrating Jihane: “I feel released” 

Jihane says; “Before coaching I was stressed and ruminating. I know now that I have to accept myself & focus my energy. I feel released.”

Celebrating Romelia: “Changed my life!” 

Romelia says; “I was struggling with confidence. I used to worry so much. People have noticed that I now have confidence in myself and my abilities.”

Celebrating Ilse: “I was stressed and anxious, I am now free” 

Ilse says; “I was dealing with a lot of change management. I was struggling with time. I was busy with so many tasks. I now stand up more for what I believe. I step back and take the time I need. My coaching experience has been freeing, enlightening and exposing (in a positive way!)”

Coaching Circles: The Client Experience

Celebrating Erica: “I am a working mum. I am a CEO.” 

Erica says; “You held me accountable. The biggest change is how I frame everything… I am better at delegating… Half way through our work together I started coaching my team… If you are with a company, make coaching part of the company culture.”

Celebrating Marsha: Charity leader, CEO, dedicated mum

Marsha says; “I was absolutely overwhelmed. I now ask myself, “what is the best possible outcome”. I am more conscious now. It’s great when people can see your growth and your change.”

Celebrating David: Executive search professional

David says; “I was struggling with direction and time. I was looking for a holistic approach across home and work. I have gone from struggling to purposeful. Things are on my terms now.”

Celebrating Fran: “I had imposter syndrome. I haven’t looked back!” 

Fran says; “I was overthinking, second guessing, I had anxiety & fear and felt like I needed to look to others for validation. The key things that have changed for me is confidence, knowing who I am as a leader. Moving from the sub-conscious to the present. Honing my personal brand has been a huge change for me. I realised the power is in my hands to take out the fear. I have more confidence and more control. I am clearer, more concise and considered. It is a transformation. It is a wholesale neurological journey. It is life skills!”

Celebrating Shermeena: “My heart was pounding, my blood was rushing, I was sweating… I physically feel better. ” 

Shermeena, says; “I was always playing catch-up; at home, with the children, at work. I was always distracted. I didn’t have clear boundaries. Life was chaotic. I’m more at peace with myself now. I’m able now to separate emotions from decisions making. I have better boundaries between life and work. I see myself more clearly! I have become more curious which has an impact on; my productivity, as a leader, as a mum. I loved the group program, it gave me the courage to open up more, it gave me a sense of belonging and community. I’ve gone from suspicious and cynical to resilient. Have the courage to honour your dreams!”

Celebrating Munni: “I had a crisis in confidence. Today I feel resilient.” 

Munni says; “I value my time a lot more. I’ve got the tools. I am more effective in what I do. I have increased my productivity. All the challenges that I think are mine, are actually shared. I found comfort in that. In The Possibility Community there were people who did completely different jobs that had similar challenges. I am not alone! Have an open mind. Listen and take it all in! Remember that your brain can be retrained.”

Celebrating Catrine: Recruitment Manager, Investment Services

Catrine says; “My company had gone through an enormous amount of growth (25% year on year!) I was often in a situation where I had to take on more work and responsibility. My life was extremely frantic! I was overwhelmed physically and mentally. I now have tools to deal with my busy life. Understanding what’s going on in the brain is extremely helpful. I am much more focused. I have grown enormously.”

Celebrating Tiffany: “Gita, you changed my world!” 

Tiffany says; “It’s been an amazing, amazing journey. I got a huge amount out of people sharing stories, hearing other people’s challenges, as well as their successes and  celebrations. You really help people to make better conscious choices … and believe in themselves.”

Celebrating Jason: “Seeing is believing. Actually seeing results…” 

Jason, says; “I was just lost… my confidence had gone, I didn’t know which direction I was going. I was treading water. I came seeking answers on how I could make heads or tails of what I was doing in life. The biggest barrier for me was time. Investing in myself was the best decision I have made in recent times. It’s helped me work. It’s helped me excel. It’s helped in my home life as well! The best thing you can invest in right now is yourself!”

How will we do it?

Our powerful High Definition You five stage methodology underpins every coaching journey. Whether your goal is –  more time for yourself / your loved ones, a job that will bring you joy, a business that brings you freedom, a fulfilling relationship or a simply a better system to deal with the habits and frustrations that keep getting in the way of you achieving your goals.

The High Definition You coaching method is based
on three powerful pillars…

Activate Your Curiosity

You have to start with curiosity. It is an essential mindset. To get where you want to be, you have to first want to understand who you are. You have to have a curiosity about why the thing that you want is so important to you. It’s the only way to get it!

Act With Courage

You have to have the courage to fail and work through challenges. It is a process, but once you understand that process you’ll recognise where you are and be empowered to self-coach yourself through and always act with courage in your life.

Consistently Commit

Armed with focus and determination you are ready to take on challenges and succeed. It takes consistency and commitment to achieve your goals, and the coaching community that you choose to surround yourself with will ensure you remain focused.

Meet Gitanjali Trevorrow-Seymour

In our complex, fast-paced lives, we rarely have time to think let alone change. At High Definition You, I create space for you to be heard and time to think, to transform your mindset and behaviour so you get the confidence, clarity and time you need to make the transformations needed to live the life you love. 

My powerful High Definition You five stage methodology and the 7 HD elements to rewire your brain, underpins every coaching journey. Whether your goal is – a job that will bring you joy, a business that brings you freedom, a fulfilling relationship or a simply a better system to deal with the habits and frustrations that keep getting in the way of you achieving greatness.

Truthfully, I’ve been doing what I do since I was six years old, because what I do is observe human beings, ask big questions and listen for what’s not being said.

When I was six, I remember going to a local theatre production on my sister’s birthday, and we were all sitting in the theatre watching this interactive children’s play. In the play, they asked the audience if someone could come down and help them out with whatever the next scene was. I have such a distinct memory of my older sister shaking with fear, shrinking smaller and smaller, hoping that they wouldn’t choose her, and I was literally jumping out of my seat with my hand up begging them to pick me. I just wanted to be a part of something that was being created that was going to affect other people.

Now, I affect other people’s stories in the same way. I’m a part of their story, I’m a catalyst for change in terms of the way that they think and feel, and in turn how that they behave in the world. That’s what I wanted to do as an actress, which was powerful in theatre particularly – as you could feel it when the change happened. 

But now not only do I inspire people, but I get to give people the tools to empower them to be able to change themselves for the better.

I left my 15-year banking career, and for six months, I worked as an FX trader online with two screens on the go at any given time, working in my pajamas. 

A good friend of mine recommended that I should do leadership development and communication skills training. 

She partnered me up with a guy who was doing some training for a major banking company, who are notoriously challenging to work with. I didn’t feel as though I was ready so I had to force myself to be ready. 

If I had stopped after this first session because I felt that my performance wasn’t perfect, then I would have been right back where I started. I committed myself to continually learn from experience and that’s what has made me who I am today as a coach.

From there, I did a little bit more work with him and partnered with a training company, which helped me build my curiosity and courage because I was learning from others. I would see the other trainers in the room and take notes on their different approaches. 

It took me six years to be able to see what those around me saw from the beginning. It took this long to officially say that I am good at what I do. 

Self-awareness requires reflection, which isn’t an easy task if you don’t want to reflect upon who you are because you don’t like who you are. So you don’t want to spend that thinking time, because all you do is have the same thoughts amplified in your head without any further information. 

I went through a period of low self-worth continued to train with experts before I felt that I was good enough. 

I trained in a psychometric profiling tool which was a game-changer in terms of learning how our brains work (Whole Brain Thinking), and I also trained as an executive coach. It was when I did that that I felt like I was then truly a coach, as opposed to someone who has been in business, sharing their experiences.

Listening to the people telling me the good stuff – listening to people who saw what I didn’t see. It was a big shift that didn’t happen quickly for me.

You can accelerate that mindset shift quickly when you’re equipped with the right tools and you’re consistent with the work that you do. I don’t want anyone to go through the harrowing process that I had to take to take on life being more curious than afraid!

I’m more than a coach, I’m also a teacher and a mentor, so I bring different perspective to my coaching (as do all of my High Definition You Coaches!)

I am three things because of my three lives, which mean that I bring forth the creative, the commercial and the cognitive. As an actress, I’m creative and bring creative thought and innovation to the workshops, masterclasses and one on one coaching that I provide. I’ve also managed a multi-million pound PNL in banking – I have a deep insight of the real challenges that people face in their careers that other coaches who haven’t had the same experiences. I’m also a neuroscience nerd. I’m trained in the neuroscience of decision making, trust, connection, change – which is something that I can bring to my work to help you gain a deep understanding of the science behind those critical thought-processes.

My past clients have been corporations including insurance companies and investment banks as well as tech, media and not for profit sector and more!

I now executive coach leaders within corporate business, and entrepreneurs. Anyone from early careers to board-level. My clients are curious, ambitious and have a desire to move forward from where they are currently at in their career.

I don’t coach anyone who sees coaching as a punishment rather than a reward. If you’re not curious about why something is important to you then my coaching, and the coaching you get from my High Definition You team, is not for you.

I work best with people who are curious, and are willing to be in a space where they can become vulnerable and out of their comfort zones.

With anyone that I work with – to get them from one side of the river to the other, it is very clear that they have to start with curiosity. They have to start to want to understand who they are. They have to have a curiosity about why the thing that they want on the other side of the river is so important to them.

As a coach, I can be that bridge for you. I will hold you through this process. I will help you realize that you have a community, not just with myself but with those around you who can help you through this process. I can also help you see exactly who and what is holding you back.

To make this work, you will need three things: curiosity, courage, and commitment.

We start with curiosity. I can’t work with you and act as a catalyst for your transformation if that is not established. You also have to have the courage to fail and be committed enough to work through things that may be more challenging for you so that together we can get to the other side. It is a process, but once you understand that process you’ll be able to recognize where you are and be empowered enough to self-coach yourself through to the other side.

Of course, once you get to the other side, this is not the end. There will always be more bridges to cross and milestones that you can and will achieve, through the same process. It will take consistency and commitment that will help you achieve your goals, but the community that you choose to surround yourself with will help you remain focused.

I’m yet to come across someone that I can’t empower to change their mindset. I don’t have to have had the same career as you to empower you to get what you want. No matter the career path or business venture that you are undertaking, my methodology remains the same because at its core the same. I will never be the expert on you, whatever field you are in. That is not my job. My job is to illicit the expert from you – which is what I do through my methodology and the 7 HD elements that re-wire your brain!

The HD coaching elements include a seven-step process:

  1. Activate your Curiosity
  2. Make Conscious Choices
  3. Act with Courage
  4. Consistently Commit
  5. Create Community
  6. Expand Compassion
  7. Pause to Celebrate

The HD Coaching methodology includes are time for self awareness, reflection, accountability, intervention, access to a community of like-minded people, and celebration.

One of our big missions at High Definition You is to democratise coaching. So, you can work with me or one of my HD Coaches 1:1 or via our award winning coaching circle the HD Inner Circle. Our coaching programs are between 12 weeks and a full year, depending on what you are looking to change! You can expect to receive the mindset and methodology shifts to become genuinely empowered and transform yourself into who you want to become.

Absolutely. Once we’ve had a conversation, I’m happy to put you in touch with the right people to help you understand more about my past clients’ experience of working with me and the transformations that they have undertaken since working with me. In the interim, please visit the coaching testimonials section of our website to see what my clients have said about working with me.

My clients experience change quickly. How extensive the challenge that you’re facing, how deeply ingrained your belief system that surrounds it is, how committed you are to consistently take action are all will determine the length of turn-around for change.

We will closely work together either virtually, or face to face. Weekly accountability emails, turbo-calls, a kick up the bum in between sessions. Reflection, accountability, face to face, celebration.

HD coaching is fun because there’s no point having a day in your life where you’re not having fun. It’s also very interactive, ensuring that you can absorb as much as you possibly can from the experience. It will be challenging, because nothing that’s ever been worth achieving wasn’t in some way challenging. It will be therapeutic – but I’m not a therapist. I’m not here to just hold your hand and feed your ego. I’m here to help you transform yourself. It’s forward-thinking, to get you more of what you want in the near-future, and let go of what is truly holding you back by overcoming the obstacles that are in your way, so that you can live your best life possible with gratitude, joy and possibility.

Brilliant! I’m thrilled to hear that. The first step is to schedule a call. If you haven’t yet, please schedule your call with me here.

I am very conscious of creating content that is freely available for people who want to create change in their life. You can view my top tips to receive some of the tools that I provide to my clients to cause positive transformations for free!

I understand what it feels like to be overwhelmed by your day-to-day. What I know to be true is if you feel overwhelmed, you will not take action. So our programs are designed to ensure that you get what you need in the moment as well as the tools in-between to create change.

Client stories: How we work and get results

Meet Erica

Erica is a Senior Executive at the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). She is a Performing Arts professional with vast experience throughout the industry. She is a busy manager of a large team of passionate individuals. This is what Erica had to say about our time working together, and the results she gained from the High Definition coaching journey: 

What are the results and benefits you are enjoying/have enjoyed from working together?

The greatest benefit I have gained from working with Gita is my ability to look at any potential conflict or concern with greater perspective.  When confronted with a situation, I immediately hear Gita in my ear walking me through the steps to healthy resolution – what’s in your control here?  Who can be helpful in this situation? What’s the best that can happen, what’s the worst?  Those key questions have given me the ability to assess and make decisions without expending emotion that may derail an actual potential solution.

What does your life look and feel like now that we’ve worked together? What’s changed for you?

The word ‘even’ comes to mind.  I don’t find the word balance helpful as there is constant shifting, but I find that when a potential conflict arises, I am no longer greeting that potential problem with an emotional response but a more solution focused system which is a huge change for me.  This change has also benefited my work with my colleagues in keeping emotional responses to a minimum and therefore allowing the needs of the work to take the main focus.

What are the 3 most significant improvements in your life thanks to our work together?

  1.  A focus on time for myself – a commitment to the gym and giving myself and my team permission to focus on their own personal/mental health alongside and as part of their daily work life
  2. Less emotion, more movement towards a solution when conflict is presented – so much better equipped to help my colleagues through conflict as well and not dwell on the negative
  3. A better way to line manage, and speak openly when managing up – I am also finding that with my staff, I am multiplying and not diminishing.

What did your life look like before working with me? What did it feel like to struggle in this way?

More stress – certainly in workplace conflict, more competitive with colleagues, whereas now I find myself more collaborative and not bringing in emotion or competition

This was hard.  I tended to not let go of situations and would find myself ruminating over situations over and over again.  Now as I am able to move through and avoid this competitive conflict I find that my overall stress levels are much more even.

Though I couldn’t identify it at the time, I was also exhibiting much diminishing behavior unknowingly.  This was a very hard realisation for me, as it was always very easy for me to just take problems on (much to my own detriment) as opposed to coaching members of my team to persist in their work.  I am so pleased that I now have the tools to have changed this behaviour.

What was different about the coaching that really worked for you? What really surprised/delighted you about the coaching you received?

What really worked was the constant reminders about what I could control and what I couldn’t.  That mantra has helped me let go of so many situations.  Before coaching I used to focus on a world where others needed to change and if that person only did x, y and z I could a, b, c.  I now see that is not how it happens.  I can now approach a situation understanding what is in my control and what I can do (or encourage my colleagues to focus on what they can do when presented with conflict) and let go of that which we cannot.  What really surprised me is that it works.  Placing situations very squarely in this is or is not in my control or what in this situation is in my control has led me to very efficient and successful triage.  Further, running through who can be helpful and putting scenarios in the what’s the worst that can happen, what’s the best that can happen has also given me such a much better perspective.

Take me to the moment when you realised that the coaching was working.

When I was able to coach my staff using these tools. Seeing them identify what they can and can’t control and then play through various scenarios and have that lightbulb moment for themselves was incredibly impactful.  It also allowed me to break my own diminishing behaviour patterns.

What did you do to make these amazing results happen?

In many cases, I took immediate actions after sessions.  I do ask a lot more questions with my team now which is helpful to us all.  I am allowing them to take more ownership of their work as well, which I hope is more gratifying for them. 

Is there anything you’d like people to know about working with me?

Gitanjali is a wonderful coach. Not only is she warm and fun, but she will call you on your BS!

Before we started working together there was more stress, through workplace conflict and competition with colleagues. I would tend not to let go of situations and would ruminate over and over again. I would always take problems on. I now have the ability to look at potential conflict or concern with greater perspective. I now have a focus on time for myself. I have less emotion and more movement towards solutions. And I am a better line manager and with my staff, I am multiplying and not diminishing.

The mirror that Gitanjali provides, while challenging, is the best way to break your bad habits and move forward. I am so grateful that she consistently held that mirror up for me!

“There is more direction, more happiness… You helped me to understand the way I think, and to use that to my advantage. My clarity of thought is far better than it was before, using the knowledge of the way that my brain works to my advantage when making decisions. Finding ways, when there are challenges, to take my experience and all the things I have done to offset some of the difficult periods. It’s been great – it’s very demonstrable how things have changed!”

Matt – Founder and Entrepreneur, Asset Management Industry

I had my appraisal today and got everything I wanted out of it. A great overall score but more importantly I managed to articulate things that frustrate me and things I need for development for the coming year.

I was listened to, didn’t get defensive and I didn’t back down!

Munni – Business Development Manager

“I had a fantastic coaching session with Gitanjali. OMG! We made a lot of discoveries about me as an individual and my business. She doesn’t miss a thing, no matter what tricks your mind plays.”

Kiren – Company Director, Property Investor

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