I am so happy you are here!
I'm Rebecca. I am a family law solicitor and life coach. I support people as they transition through their separation in a mindful, loving and supportive way on their journey to living their best life.
Who am I?
I am an empath - that means that I am great at reading you and I know what you are feeling without being told. It is a great skill to have when you are a compassionate family law solicitor.
I am the Principal Lawyer of McGowan Family Law which I established at the ripe old age of 30 in 2007 as a fifth year solicitor. I was fed up with being told that I couldn't help because I had to make money for the firm! I wanted to live my true purpose, the reason I was put here, and actually make a difference in the lives of the people I worked with. So I quit and took a big leap of faith by starting my own firm. I was honoured and moved to see my first client, Ernie walking towards me with a massive file, as I painted the outdoor toilet at 26 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds. I jumped off my ladder and he asked me how much money I wanted and handed me a cheque. 13 years on, I see his children and family on Facebook and the reward for knowing that Ernie and Liz trusted me to help them build the amazing family they now enjoy is priceless.
I am an Accredited Family Law Specialist. I know a lot but each day I learn a bit more. I am a lifelong learner.
After 18 years as a family law solicitor I am still not bored! I am evolving in my practice and honoured to work as an Independent Children's Lawyer. I trust my amazing team to run more of the business now so that I can follow my heart and remain dedicated to being a family law solicitor which requires incredible resilience and fortitude but also offer life coaching.
So as I approach 20 years in practice I found myself asking, where to now?
I have been welcomed into the lives of thousands of people, some I have had the privilege of really impacting and I love them all for allowing me to support myself and my family whilst doing what I love. To see people at their darkest day faced with feeling they had to sleep with their son's father to protect him, having to mortgage her house and find the strength to proceed to trial to save her son from sexual abuse by his father, to never have met your daughter and have had to give up drugs and prove your worth to be allowed to be a father, to the person who saved my life as a child and then allowed me to help her to leave her prison of a marriage and empower herself and her children, these are the people who have shaped me into who I now am. Your successes are my life's accomplishments and I am so honoured to have been allowed to assist you. However, I am now looking to go deeper. I want to have more impact than being an unskilled counsellor and as a certified life coach I feel that I can really make a difference during your separation to guide you to shape your future.
I am an animal and nature lover. It is how I ground myself and heal my soul. If I didn't love Melbourne so much (plus my daughter won't allow me to leave) I might be on a farm with lots more animals!
I have been blessed to have the family of my dreams. I couldn't ask for more and am overflowing with gratitude. So from my overflow I am ready to go deeper and help you heal.
I had the privilege of working with my friend Rhiannan Colarossi who is a life coach (the wellbeing web) who opened my eyes to the fact that I could live a much deeper and enriching life. Many years on I am living that life with intention every single day. It is so rewarding to heal your soul of your wounds and recover and live your best life intentionally every single day. What a blessing life coaching is.
I have also worked with some other brilliant coaches and I the impact that Clair Hill and Sarah Tyrrell have made in my life inspires me to be that joy for others.
I hope I can help you to feel some of the excitement for life that I now feel. There is much work to be done and it is challenging work but it is so rewarding,
Rebecca McGowan is your Separation Coach.
Rebecca is will be certified as a Beautiful You Coaching Academy Coach in August 2020 and is so ready to use 18 years of family law solicitor skills and many years of wellbeing work to assist you!
Rebecca will continue to service family law clients and can work with you in relation to your family law matter or just offer separation coaching,
From August 2020 I will offer you three exciting coaching programs.
See more at the Menu / Investment page.
I am also writing a book mixing family law and mindfulness together and hope to have that published in the next few years.
Contact me to discuss group packages for your workplace or group of like minded friends. Group coaching really elevates you and takes you to a new place.
Hello lovely, thank you for stopping by. Today is going to be a brilliant day for you. Smile and tell yourself SOMETHING POSITIVE BECAUSE YOU DESERVE THE BEST!
HAVE A LOVELY DAY :)
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