clarity. commitment. consistency.

Looking for help with personal, career or business challenges?  As a certified life coach I offer practical, results-oriented ways to make the things you want happen.

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Where do you want to be next?

What’s your next step?

Life coaching draws upon your skills and knowledge to help you move forward according to your experience, resources and values.  Ready to set aside past problems and focus on the future?  Life coaching offers a highly effective approach to develop the clarity, commitment and consistency to overcome the challenges you face today.

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What kind of challenges do you face right now?

Finding permanent solutions to resolve persistent & recurring problems

Developing adaptive options to balance on-going responsibilities & goals

Launching robust ventures to achieve new objectives & opportunities

Discover how life coaching can help you clarify goals, commit to actions and achieve consistent results.  Together we’ll identify your challenges, the benefits you want to realize, and specific steps you can start taking right away.

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Find out what life coaching can do for you.  We begin with a short consultation to ensure coaching is the right fit for you.  If all’s good, we continue with a full coaching session.  We’ll clarify your goals,  set priorities for moving forward, and identify specific actions to get you started.  It’s a great way to experience what coaching is like and see how my approach fits your needs.

The complete appointment lasts for about 1 1/2 hours.
The  fee for the complete initial session is $100.

Pick a date and time that works for you, or contact me directly for more information.

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Energize your intentions

 MONTREAL GAZETTE Special Report Read article featuring the coaching experience of Robert’s client Celia Ostroff (April 13, 2012).
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I really like Robert’s approach. He’s great if you’re unable to see where to start, or not sure what’s holding you back. Robert pays attention. He is a thorough listener with an infectious upbeat manner and offers a casual and comfortable atmosphere. He will energize your intentions and help you get excited about your dreams again. I have achieved many victories with the help of his coaching and have great momentum for getting more done. I highly recommend him.”   – Joni D., Technical Writer


In 1990, a young American meditation teacher asks the Dalai Lama a seemingly simple question. “Your Holiness, what do you think about self-hatred?” The Dalai Lama is taken aback. Perplexed. His answer, when it comes, surprises everyone.

“What is that?”

What’s with that puzzled response? Was the Dalai Lama pulling our leg? Was it some translation glitch? Or was he suggesting that a life without negative self-talk might actually be a possibility for each and every one of us?

That’s what this book is about.

You need not be the Dalai Lama – or even a Tibetan monk – to live a life free of negative self-talk. Life coach Robert McFadden has helped hundreds of people just like you turn around their challenging relationships with their inner critic. This book introduces a practice Robert and his clients have developed over the past ten years to reduce and eliminate negative self-talk from your life. A practice you can begin applying right away to create the change you want.

“Every week, I have conversations with people who struggle with the toughest opponent they’ve ever faced. The most obstinate, offensive and obnoxious adversary they know. Their inner critic.
Most of these people are quick to recognize their competencies and achievements. Many lead stimulating and rewarding lives. Most enjoy warm personal relationships, exciting professional challenges and excellent health. Still, they all too often wind up slammed against the wall. Confronted by some of the most mean-spirited, contemptuous and debilitating thoughts imaginable. Negative self-talk.”

– Robert McFadden

Love Your Negative Self-Talk looks at limiting beliefs, attitudes and behaviors about negative self-talk. How they hold us back from making the choices and changes we want. It also lays out practical ways we can build clarity and consistency in our day-to-day experience. How we can introduce little shifts into whatever we do to open ourselves up to curiosity, compassion and confidence. And more. Integrity.

This book has an important message. You do not have to live bound by limiting perspectives and beliefs. There is a much less costly and far more rewarding approach available. You already have the knowledge, skills and the abilities you need to create the change you want. It all begins with your response to negative self-talk. It’s not a matter of what you think. It’s not a matter of what you intend. It’s not a matter of what you want or wish. And it’s certainly not a matter of what you are. You do not have to feel threatened by negative self-talk. You can turn your most vicious critic into your most valued collaborator.

Here’s how.

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People come to me looking for practical solutions.  Results-oriented ways to make the things they want happen.  They want a partner.  Someone to listen, challenge and hold them accountable for their words and actions.

I help people create the life they want.  To move forward according to their individual needs, resources and values.  Without imposing ready-made strategies or off-the-rack solutions.


about me
Find out about my path to coaching in Case Study: Ground Zero. For details on my career background visit my page on LinkedIn. Read about past coaching experiences in Google reviews client stories and tips & strategies.

My professional background integrates over 10 years of life coaching with more than 20 years experience helping people, teams and organizations develop remarkable products, services, cultures and communities.  Before running my own business, I held development and management roles in companies including Microsoft|Softimage, Avid Technology, Aptilon Health and the National Gallery of Canada.

Prior to coach training at the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies at Concordia University, I completed post-graduate studies at University College London and undergraduate work at the University of Ottawa.

I’m certified as a coach by the International Coach Federation and Concordia University, and as a Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming by the Association for Integrative Psychology.




Robert McFadden
Life Coach Montreal
121 Laurier West
H2T 2N6
tel: (438) 288-6569
skype: robert_mcfadden

Coaching Hours
by appointment only
Tuesday to Friday:   9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday:                     9:00 am to 4:30 pm