Teresa Syms
What People are Saying:

Heart warming and compelling story

Teresa shared a heart warming and compelling story about resilience, hardships, growth and transformation. Her energy was so positive and her life journey inspirational!

Colleen Bator

World Class Coach! 

I have really enjoyed working with Teresa.  I remembered the day that I recommended she become a coach.  I saw greatness within her.  I have worked with thousands of people all over the world and I know Teresa is a World Class Coach!  She is amazing, and she gets it.  If you are lucky enough to be coached by her your life will forever be transformed!

Adam Mortimer
Director of Coaching - Achieve Today

Improved my life in so many ways

In just the 4 short weeks we have been working together, this coaching has improved my life in so many ways.  Making changes to patterns that have been set for over 30 years is very challenging, but you have given me strategies that, at first, seemed so simple that I questioned their effectiveness.  But I worked on them and continue to use them everyday – the impact they have had on my life is incredible.  I feel less ‘heavy’ less ‘lost’ and more positive – my vibrancy is getting stronger and my confidence is boosting.  The work isn’t done yet, and that’s the best part!!  Knowing that there is even more to come is so exciting.
After speaking with my friend about her experience with you – I contemplated contacting you for over a year.  Things got bad and I was feeling more and more lost and my behaviour was becoming reckless.  I started to think about getting in touch with you – a week later I was in Beantown getting a coffee and I looked up at their string of business cards and you were there staring back at me – I knew the universe was giving me a sign!
The only regret I have, is not contacting you sooner!!

Heather N.
Real Estate Sales

Providing realistic solutions

Within minutes of working with Teresa, I knew I was in the right place.  Her kind, accepting demeanor helped me let my guard down and speak freely about topics I typically keep to myself.  Once out in the open, she helped me acknowledge and address these issues, providing realistic solutions I could act upon immediately to help improve my overall life situation.  I look forward to every meeting I have with Teresa, and recommend her at every opportunity I have.

Jamie T
Marketing Mentor

Forever grateful!

Do you want a quick fix, or lasting results?  We all know trauma creates many layers and levels of pain.  It can be easy to find the top layers, but digging deep to find the underlying issues takes much more work.  With Teresa Syms, you are in good hands, and she lets you know you are not alone.  She has hands on experience with trauma, as she has walked this path before.  Together, she will help you bring the pain to the surface and encourage you to release it.  If you want a break-through that will totally transform your life, I would recommend checking her out.  She will help you peel back the painful layers and take you to the place you need to be to discover the truly incredible you!  I know, because this is exactly what she did for me.  I will be forever grateful!

Dawn L

An amazing way

I was honored to be interviewed by Teresa Syms on the Divas That Care Network.  Teresa has an amazing way of making her guests feel as comfortable as if we were having a casual conversation in her living room.  No matter how much I prepare, I always feel a bit nervous when being interviewed and I am so grateful for Teresa’s experience in getting the conversation to flow in a natural, comfortable way.  She asks pertinent, well thought out questions and I felt like I walked away with a wealth of knowledge that I didn’t have going into the interview.  Thank you Teresa for your warm, candid, intelligent interview manner.

Janet Bentley
Author, Founder and Executive Director of Courageous Survivors & Show Up For Children

What a joy!

Last week I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Teresa Syms on the “Divas that Care” network. Since meeting her two years ago we found a lot of common ground. Before the interview we got the chance to catch up on what we’ve been up to, and some general chit-chat. What a joy! Then she told me we were going to start the interview. I can honestly say the interview didn’t feel much different than our friendly conversation. There is such an ease speaking with Teresa. She formulates some of the best questions I’ve ever heard. She is also full of compassion and understanding. We agree that we’ve told our stories to help other people. I know that speaking with Teresa as a friend and an interviewer is a powerful experience. I will look forward to hearing the interview when it airs. I will be interested if it sounds as laid back as it felt. Thank you Teresa for being in my life!

Roberta Brown
Author: "THE SHOULDING A Story of Resilience and Hope."

Such an honest look

Thank you for writing such an honest look at abuse through time. I am again sorry for all that you have been through and I applaud you for continuing to stand strong and giving back the way that you do. You are a beautiful soul. God Bless my friend.

Lisa Zarcone
Author, Advocate

A very positive and encouraging experience

Thank you again for a very positive and encouraging experience at the retreat. I look forward to participating again!

“Teresa Syms is a qualified, professional Life Coach practicing in Woodstock, ON. Her unique ability to engage her clients with openness, honesty and care, make her well-suited to help ANY person achieve success in areas of their life needing personal growth and development”

“I recently attended a retreat facilitated by Life Coach Teresa Syms. The retreat addressed ‘one burning desire’ each participant had. This group of like minded individuals listened to one another and provided valuable feedback in a safe, nonjudgmental and positive environment. I gained a better understanding of my strengths, and tools to help me continue to grow personally and professionally. Thank you Teresa for a very special occasion”

Jenn Boyar
639 Casual Fine Dining

Amazing and inspirational story!

I had the opportunity to listen to Teresa Syms who is a Life Coach, Author and an Adult Survivor of Child Abuse, at our Oxford Women In Networking International Women’s Event.  Teresa’s story was captivating as she opened herself by telling about her struggles from childhood to after her debilitating accident.  Teresa has experienced the worst and has been able to rise to success, through determination and hard work.  An amazing and inspirational story!  Thank you for sharing!

Jane Ross
Allanti Beauty Institute

A very powerful story

This is a very powerful story that gives you a clear picture of how family abuse repeats itself through the generations. That stigma, the dark cloud that follows far too many families through a time line of abuse, pain, deceit and deception with the children being the innocent victims. The author translated her story with great authenticity which keeps the reader emotionally invested from start to finish.

Lisa Zarcone
Author, Advocate

My success today started because I took the first step in leading a better life

If someone were to look at me today, they would have no idea that a year ago I was in a really bad place and had been for a number of years. The thoughts running through my head were dark. I wasn’t sleeping. The pain in my shoulders ached constantly. My hands were shaky. I was constantly aggravated, tired, and worn out. I knew I needed help.

Teresa offered me that help and I  told myself that if I didn’t take it I would still be sitting on a sinking ship a year from now…and then what? I had  tried therapy, medication, vitamins, exercise, getting out more. NONE of it seemed to be working. Teresa helped me find myself again, my inner peace and helped me clear a path to my own happiness. I had no idea of the things I was holding in until she asked me some of the toughest questions that I have never even considered needed answering. If you’ve considered getting help, and you’ve tried what seems to be everything, but haven’t tried this, then what do you have to lose?

My success today started because I took the first step in leading a better life- I accepted help that I truly needed. I can honestly say that if I hadn’t met Teresa when I did, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.- William Jennings Bryan


Lauren F
Sales Consultant

I’m just beginning

“Wrote this morning for 1 hour – 1024 words and I’m just beginning. I feel like when I’m done I’ll have too much content and will have to do a lot of editing…. Will see where this process takes me.”


Amazing coach

“This is where I get to say what an amazing coach Teresa Syms is! Teresa gleans from a wide variety of teachings she has had, to meet my needs, intuitively, and honestly, while holding me accountable to the goals I set for myself. Thank you, Teresa!! You are a heart friend!”

Terrific Session

“Thank you for all of your encouragements, Teresa Syms! I had a terrific session with you yesterday! I’m doing my personal challenges right now!”


Fantastic Coaching

“I just had a fantastic coaching time with Teresa Syms!
Teresa’s encouragement keeps me focused, and challenges me to be productive in my chosen paths.
I am thankful for Teresa’s intuitive awareness.”

Carrie D