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Success Stories

Iona’s Client Success Stories

I included her in Chapter 10 of my first book because I was so inspired by the work that she does.”

- Jojo Fraser,
Author of "Mummy JoJo UNCUT: Time for a Mojo Injection"

“I could come out, out of hiding and I can stand tall and proud now being me.”

- Caroline Palmy,
Teacher of Hearts, Author, Speaker and Healer

“She’s ready to take you for who you are at face value, listen, have no judgement, and very, very constructive in her advice to you.”

- John Carstairs,
CEO of Midibreath

“She’s just a genuine person. There’s no show, there’s no ego, there’s no agenda.”

-Tara Inchbald (VIP Client),
Entrepreneur and Health & Wellness Keynote speaker

“What Iona did was take me out of my head and out of my analytical self. I was able to see myself from a completely different perspective.”

-Johdi Woodford,
Movement Therapist and Business Owner

“Iona really got me to step past that fear, really got me to take me that first step in facing what was holding me back.”

-Emma Dredge,
CEO of Project Awesome Life

“She’s a very good listener and allows me to draw out my own kind of solutions and gets me to a better place.”

-Jen Nothelfer,
Special Investigator

“Iona is here with just amazing talent. We did past life regression the first year and people were absolutely blown away.”

-Jodee Peevor,
CEO of Jodee Teepee Weekender, Lower House Events, and Totally Fabulous Business Academy

“Iona uses her amazing world experience not to judge or not to give advice but to provide you with the perspective that you’re worthy of more.”

-Orlaith Brogan,
CEO of Orlaith B. Business Coaching and Founder of The Mumpreneur Revolution

“If anybody would ask what would it be like to work with Iona, I would say she definitely gets you to do the things that you might have a lot of resistance around so that makes such a big impact on your business and your life.”

-Abigail Rebecca,
CEO and Founder of Abigail.com

“She’s helped me calm my mind down that sometimes spirals into a little bit of stupidity. Her knowledge is absolutely fantastic. She was totally amazing to work with and if you’re stuck and need any help, I would definitely, definitely recommend you to go and see her.”

-Claire,
CEO of Blue Sky Pilates studio

“I had the most amazing, deeply relaxing, and healing session with Iona. I knew she was the right person for me at this time as I knew something held me back, something kept me from being visible, from being out there. I had shrunk myself, I was fearful of being seen.

Working with Iona has liberated me in so many areas. We could work on the core issue and released my fears. Now, I feel more myself. Like a shining star, happy to be seen and embracing visibility.

Iona has helped me shine bright like a diamond. Thank you, Iona.

I can highly recommend working with Iona. She can help you in a loving way and knows intuitively what you need.”

-Caroline Palmy
Teacher of Hearts, Author, Speaker and Healer

“If you’re on the fence about working with Iona, please read this!

Before working with her, I was feeling stuck, struggling to move forward from prolonged conditioning and very fearful of stepping into the person I really wanted to be. We did clearing work to cut the ties with the source of that conditioning and set up a new intention. Iona guided me towards the path that was calling, encouraging me to trust what I was feeling and open up to a new way of being. At the end of our sessions, I was able to declare my new intention with clarity and desire.

Now, 8 months later, I’m stepping wholly and fully into that person, a journey that started from our first session and has culminated in an amazing opportunity to take my new life forward and propel me into the role I always dreamed of. I recently had another session with her to address a life challenge and within 36 hours I found myself drawing on what had presented to me in that session. It allowed me to reframe something from loss to opportunity, fear to courage, panic to calm. She’s an amazing practitioner and I can’t recommend her enough.”

-Natalie Day

“Today, I finished my final session with the lovely Iona Russell! Iona is a fantastic listener and has great tools to help get unstuck – this is exactly where I was ..stuck! Iona helped me to see things from a different perspective, see my worth and helped identify things in my life that were clearly still an issue to me! I would highly recommend Iona to anyone looking for a change in their lives, to become the best version of themselves. Thanks again, Iona.”

-Lisa McGowan

“I’ve just finished my 10 sessions with Iona and I really don’t know what to say! I will admit I was a bit sceptical of the whole Life Coaching thing until I spoke to Iona for the first time and I knew straight away that whatever the result, I was going to benefit from having her in my life. And that’s an understatement.

For years I’ve felt like something was missing and now I know that what was missing was ME! It feels so good to recognise myself and discover facets of my personality I either thought I’d lost or never knew were there. It’s hard to describe exactly what Iona does but it shows you the best person you can be – but from the inside.

People who know me well have noticed a huge change in my outlook, positivity, and ability to let things go after giving them the appropriate amount of attention. Also, that I’m giving advice more freely and more confidently. And for my part, I don’t get offended or upset anymore if people choose not to listen. I could write an essay on what Iona has done for me but I’m too busy enjoying how it feels so I’m going to stop now. Give it a try. You’ve got nothing to lose and more to gain than you think is possible.”

-Charlotte Davey

“Had the most brilliant HYPNOTHERAPY session today with Iona Russell. I do feel that regardless of where you are in life, it’s good to just check in to the subconscious a few times a year (bit like a check up with the Doctor or a spinal check with an Osteopath, or a fasting cleanse like I’ve just done). Give your brain a chance to fully switch off with the help of a professional and just clean out any residual shit that is sticking about. Think of it a bit like knocking the barnacles off a boat. As a side, I love how Iona and I have a very similar library. Look at this fab selection!

I highly recommend Iona for Life Coaching or Hypnotherapy. We all need a brain dump with a positive outcome. Going out on a Friday night, getting drunk and crying on your best friend’s shoulder is not so effective as the crap is still there the next morning. Leaving the issues unresolved and you embarrassed and frustrated with a sore head. Thank you, Iona. I look forward to clearing away more cobwebs next week.”

-Tara Inchbald (VIP Client)
Entrepreneur, Health and Wellness Keynote Speaker

“Wow! After suffering from a blocked, painful and deaf ear resulting from that ghastly flu that’s flooring everyone, I had just about resigned myself to partial hearing. No more. I saw Iona yesterday and she casually suggested a simple release for the surrounding nerves and fascia. This morning, it’s almost completely gone and feels better and more ‘mine’ than it has in months and months. My head feels clearer too. Unblock the body, unblock the mind! I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t experienced. Well done and thank you, Iona!”

-Sophie Elizabeth Dent

“Not only is KCR with Iona a great way to relax and realign your body, she is a great person with a calming presence who takes pride in the professionalism of her work. Whether you require assistance with physical, personal, or professional issues, I would highly recommend reaching out to Iona as helping others seems to be her natural gift!”

-Ben Fletcher

“I have worked with Iona on a number of occasions, initially to help me overcome a fear of presenting and unbelievably, I now do this for a living – such is the power of working with Iona! – and on future occasions to help me with balance and realignment, always with a focus on improving my performance for my career and business.

Whatever disguise my issue was wearing, Iona saw through and helped me navigate to a place of ownership and strength. Iona is a rare breed. She has incredible skill but delivers it with such a light touch that it makes you feel that you are doing it yourself. It is an incredibly empowering experience to work with Iona.

For anyone who sits on the fence (or is in fact sceptic) of this ‘sort of thing’, then let me assure you that Iona can and will help you overcome any issues or challenges you are facing at home or at work in a way that works for you! I have no hesitation in recommending her. Do it. Now!”

-Emma Dredge

“From start to finish, our session was buzzing. Iona, being a highly empathic and multi-sensory coach and hypnotherapist, makes sure you’re grounded and in your body, moving you out of your head into your heart. Any anxiety or stress is breathed away and you begin to unfold within the safe space of the session. She takes you on a journey to have a conversation with yourself and find out what it is that you need to know. She never pushes or forces you into corners, but she gently guides you.

Iona is exceptionally intuitive. She sees you. She hears you. She listens carefully to the words you’re saying and the music between the notes. At the same time, encouraging you to quickly jot down or sketch some juicy thing you’ve said or visioned. She never rushes you and can flip a session so quickly from sadness to enthusiasm, confusion to high vibe energy. Iona will direct you back so you don’t go off tangent. The time with her can shift into another dimension pretty quickly and you feel like you’re having a conversation with your soul. I am still basking in the afterglow of our session as it completely awakened a sleeping bee within me. Now, I have a road map. I’m clearer and I’m buzzing to create. I’m back!”

-Julia Harvey

“Like I’m moving at warp speed and bending reality to my new-found knowing and sense of myself. It’s like I’m the ringmaster of my own awesome circus. The tent is burnished and glowing. The beautiful wild beasts are mine to command and the crowd has paid good, good money to see ME in all my fucking glory! I’m at the centre of my universe finally and it feels so liberating!”

-Johdi Woodford
Movement Therapist and Business Owner

“I had a wonderful and insightful session with Iona yesterday evening. From the moment we met, I was made to feel welcomed and comfortable. Using her extensive skills of listening, empathy and understanding, Iona has an amazing ability to make people feel relaxed, valued and understood.

Iona is a hugely inspirational person who calls on her personal experience and knowledge to help those who are struggling with life’s problems. Naturally compassionate and deeply spiritual, Iona gets to the heart of the problems and initiates strategies to help find solutions.

I would highly recommend Iona to anyone who feels stifled and suppressed with life’s difficulties. Thank you, Iona, for the help and support you have given me.”

-Gary Younf

“Iona is a wonderful person. Having battled with mental health, she really understands and cares. She is a talented wizard and has hypnotised me a few times (I didn’t think that was possible!). She has really got me thinking about my thoughts and behaviours especially in terms of mindful eating and finding the balance with food and also anxiety. I love working with her! Her frazzled and fabulous events are fab too and I think she should start meditation sessions as she is so passionate about it.”

-Jojo Fraser

“Before working with Iona, I had a lot of trouble with my weight and health. She made recommendations which literally changed my life. She suspected I might have an issue processing gluten and she was right. Within about a week of implementing the changes, my hands stopped going numb at night. I had no idea this could be grain-related.

Other aspects of my health improved too and eventually I lost over 90 lbs of excess weight that I had been carrying. Of course, this has led to better health all around and I’m off the medications I was taking. I am so grateful to Iona for helping me. She is kind and intuitive and she genuinely cares about all people. I would recommend her to anyone. She is an amazing woman, teacher, coach and friend.”

-Kristi Wallington

“Iona has a true motivational spirit! She speaks from personal experience and she wanted me to benefit from what helped her. She helped me to heal from my daily struggles and lead me to find joy. She offered strength and helped with soul-searching. Iona is a charming individual that practices what she preaches and it shows through her happiness. I recommend Iona to help others because she is knowledgeable, witty and creative, and personable. Iona has helped me grow as an individual.”

-Beth Gillan

“Iona, I’m amazed so far. I deserve all good things!”

-Lindsay Kane
Life and Mindset Coach

“I had the most amazing hypnotherapy with Iona today. As a therapist myself, it’s hard to find somebody who is good enough to get results with me. Iona is fantastic! I will go again for sure.”

-Tara Inchbald (VIP Client)
Entrepreneur, Health and Wellness Keynote Speaker

“Working with Iona was both a powerful and motivating experience. Iona lays out a framework, encourages personal development, and achievements. Truly enlightening!! I recommend contacting her to help you move towards your goals.”

-Cheryl Ann Delaney Weeks

“I loved my sessions with Iona. A little apprehensive at first as this was a completely new experience for me. She made me feel welcomed, relaxed, and completely at ease. I found out some things about myself and have ended up feeling more accepting and aware. Thank you.”

-Emma O’Connor

“Thank you, Iona. You are amazing and have changed my life for the better. It’s also a wonderful bonus how one path leads to another and before you know it, your entire life is changed. Thank you from my whole heart.”

-Kristi Gryar-Wallington

“Just AMAZING how much my life has transformed. More abundance is showing up and a new job offer just came my way too. Thank you so much! I have really enjoyed this.“

-Victoria C.

Iona’s Speaking Testimonials

“She had everybody eating out of her hand in seconds. She made us laugh, not quite cry but she brought up emotions and it was a great event. I highly recommend anybody to go and hear her talk.”

-Cecilia
Audience member at the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

“Iona has a natural authenticity about her that just makes the whole audience feel yeah, just at ease with themselves and really, really comfortable… I would happily go along to other events to watch her speak in the future.”

-Tara Inchbald
Online Health and Wellness Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker

“She is a true soul sister of mine and I am absolutely thrilled to recommend her in any capacity whether as a speaker in an event like I had the great honor of working with her.”

-Jodee Peevor
CEO of Jodee Teepee Weekender, Lower House Events, and Totally Fabulous Business Academy

“I would definitely recommend Iona to speak because she’s really good at connecting with all different kinds of people from all different walks of life, all ages, just have really warm and genuine presentation.”

-Lynne
Audience member at the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

“She put everybody at ease within seconds partly by laughing, partly by talking about the fact that she has a certain order of her escapades, partly because she speaks to us as we were her friends and she knew what life was about…”

-Jo
Audience member at the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival

“Best moment of the festival!”

-Elvira Engels

“Really enjoyed myself, especially on stage where I seem to have helped inspire some laughter 😁😁😁😂😂😂”

-Claire Sterland

“Well done, Iona. It was great!”

-Judy Russell

“You were great. Thanks so much!”

-Angela Robertson

“You did a good job, Iona. So many of your audience were enthralled and went away with a new thought which could really help them.”

-Joanna Murray

“Iona puts her heart into her work. I highly recommend her.”

-Kristi W

“I had such a brilliant day. Thank you for making me more ‘me’.”

-Fiona M.