Celestine Chua

Life Coach, Trainer

Hi! I’m Celestine Chua, founder of Personal Excellence (www.personalexcellence.co). I have been coaching and helping others achieve their life goals since 2008. Personal Excellence is one of the largest personal development blogs today, with over one million pageviews/month and readers from over 200 countries/territories.
For more about me, visit personalexcellence.co/about.
For my media interviews, visit personalexcellence.co/media.

The 1-1 consultation calls are most suited if:
- There is a burning problem on your mind that you want advice on
- You are embarking on a new path and you want advice on it
- You are trapped in a dilemma and you need help
- You are going through a hard time and you need a listening ear
- You want an experienced life coach and critical mind to give you pointers and thoughts on a love / relationship / business / career / life situation

Simply pick a call option below and I'm excited to speak to you soon!

*Prices below are introductory rates

Celes is the best coach I have seen, no motherhood statement, no bluffs. She is a very authentic and genuine coach. The best parts about the coaching is that she is able to steer me to focus on the right issue, she never makes any judgment and the calls are professionally conducted. Celes, Thank you so much for drawing me to the issue. I felt lighter after Tuesday's session.

Pamela Lim (Alias)

Business Owner, 44

Dear Celes, I had followed your blog on a few occasions but little did I expect that someday I would engage your services. Well, I am glad that I did. You came into my life at the most crucial moment.

I recall a night when I almost had a nervous breakdown because the negativity got so overwhelming. While I lay in bed, desperate to get myself out of this, I remembered what you said in one of our calls. That confidence snapped me out of the limitations that I was told about myself and revived me. I got up from my sorry state and did the dumping exercise that you had suggested. After that, I affirmed and meditated. All of a sudden, it became clearer to me as for why I was confused and had struggled so much. The most important realization that gave me strength was that there is nothing wrong with me and I have a good head over my shoulders. I was right on track.

Thank you for helping me realize I have power over my situations.

Swati Anand (Alias)

Teacher, 30s

Hi Celes, I would like to share an update and good news with you! Next year, I'll be taking on a new job which pays 40% higher than what I currently earn every month. Given that my current role is a leadership appointment in a top MNC, my current pay is great. And 40% on top of that is beyond amazing. This is a testimonial on achieving unbelievable results after just two months of taking your course.

The single most important outcome of attending your course is I want to be involved in a new industry. In order to do so, I made 3 goals: (1) research business knowledge; (2) network with like-minded people; (3) accumulate capital for business. While taking action on the above goals, I started looking out for jobs through various channels, specifically looking for an another job with a significantly higher salary. I thought there is really nothing to lose to aim high. In the worst case, I'll just continue looking. I am pleasantly surprised when after two months, I found the job.

Thank you Celes!

Alex Kwek

IT Manager, 33

I just finished one year of calls with Celes and it’s been really worthwhile. I run a small business and sometimes it's tricky finding direction that aligns with who you are when you're so caught up in the detail of day-to-day running of the business. Celes helped me take a step back, work out what was important for me personally and also for the business. She has a knack in helping guide and inspire you in the direction that best fits with you.

I'd definitely recommend Celes both on a personal and business level. She really listens and remembers what's been discussed. And whether you choose just one call or longer term like I did, I'm sure you'll get lots of value and feel more confident and clear in pursuing what what feels right to you. Celes, thanks for being a top-notch coach.

(One year later)
Hi Celes, I got engaged — so very happy! Me and Sandy are getting married next year. She’s great and we’re really good together. She’s big into nature and doing things outdoors which I’m sure you’ll remember is what I really like – but don’t do enough. Even though we didn't cover relationships much in our sessions, I think the sessions really helped with that too. Remember the "Align, then build" approach? Well, I just felt ready for a proper relationship so by aligning, I could build in other ways outside of business too. 

Joe Taylor (Alias)

Trainer, 30s

Hi Celes, I recently got attached and will be getting married next year. Thanks for your coaching as I feel blessed to have found my soulmate cum hubby-to-be. Thank you!

Rachel Tan (Alias)

IT Specialist, 35

Thank you for your words of wisdom about dealing with anger within families. You basically saved me from needing a lifetime of therapy and showed me a way to reflect and grow instead.

Name withheld for confidentiality reasons

-

Celes, you probably don't remember but you coached me (over phone) during some of my tough times. You and Tony Robbins helped me tremendously. [After our calls,] I left my job, freed myself from all baggage, started traveling... did that for a year, and then started building a product... which led to founding my current company. So a very positive impact from all the lessons and mentoring... You helped me do the limitless. :)

Deep Arora

CEO of Invanto, 42

I am really blessed and satisfied with the coaching by Celes. I know I wouldn't be able to be on my two feet after what had happened in my life but I was surprised that I am able to do it. After the sessions, I have become more focused on loving myself, being more confident and achieving happiness as a result. With her wide knowledge of spectrum of life perspectives and her sincerity, I would definitely recommend Celes to others. :)

Name withheld for confidentiality reasons

Art Director, 33

I’m extremely satisfied with Celes’ coaching. While I entered into the calls with hopes but few expectations, what expectations I had were far exceeded. What worked was that Celes was able to get me go beyond in the obvious in seeing what my passions were. She is an active listener, which involves not only listening, but responding with questions and observations. As a result, she was able to get me to view things out of the box, from a different perspective. I felt comfortable during the coaching sessions because of Celes’ flexible thinking. She goes with the flow. While she had observations, she never tried to impose her ideas or thoughts on me.

She was also constantly focused during our sessions. She was attentive in not only listening, but in probing to make me work harder to discover my answers. Like any good coach, Celes did not provide answers. She guided me professionally, without personal bias, to discover my own path. Thank you Celes.

Larry Kahn

Teacher, 58
Anything really. If you've read my content, you'll know the topics that I cover. In general, my clients consult me on the following, though not limited to the below: 
- Life Purpose/Direction 
- Relationships 
- Dating/Love
- Decision Making 
- Career Advice 
- Business Advice 
- Blogging Advice
- Stress/Anxiety Management
 
I recommend to identify one main question/issue and ask that during the session. Very rarely, clients ask a long list of questions during a call, and it's not conducive because (a) we end up having a very haphazard discussion, (b) we get very little time per question. A consultation call is not a miracle pill but a stepping stone to get clarity and next steps. You can, of course, book multiple calls for discussion of different topics, or for followup.
Empathy, a listening ear, and a critical mind to offer practical next steps. This is not a miracle pill, but a call to remove some of the confusion you're facing so you can move forward. There is no judgment during the session, only empathy, solutions, and ideas.

You will be asked to key in your question after you click 'book an appointment'.

For 15-minute call: We will spend 2-3 minutes discussing the question, then 12 minutes on possible next steps/wrap up. This is really meant as a quick consultation.
For 1-hour call: We will spend 20 minutes to break down the problem, 25 minutes discussing options, 10 minutes to identify next steps, and 5 minutes for wrap up. This is a rough guide and not set in stone. Focusing on 1 question will allow us to discuss in greater depth. 

I will call you when the appointment starts, and we will go into the question(s). If the time is not sufficient for a proper discussion, I will let you know.
To cut down learning curve and the time spent running around in circles. I started my 1-1 call service because I realized many readers need help and clarification on issues they are facing. Just a quick 15-minute or 1-hour call can help you get clarity and practical ideas, rather than struggling in your own world for days/weeks/even months. My past clients have benefited from having the right advice/perspective offered at crucial moments, and it has saved them from months, even years of struggling with the same problem.
The 15-minute call is for quick question and answer. For example, if there's something you need a quick clarification on, or direct advice on what to do (without further discussion of the problem).

The 1-hour call gives us more time to discuss your situation in greater depth. 
You can choose to do the call via Skype or your phone. I will call you during the appointment time from Skype. If it's a direct phone line (handphone or landline), there will be no webcam/video.
Select the duration you want above, then click "Book Your Appointment." All available dates/times are displayed on the calendar. You can only book an appointment up to one week into the future. You will then be directed to a form to fill in your details (phone number, what you'd like to talk about), and to make payment.

If you like to book an appointment more than a week away, simply check back this page one week in advance (slots subject to availability).
1) Please stand by your Skype or phone (depending on which you chose) a few minutes before our appointment time.  I will call you during our appointment time.
2) Have a pen and paper ready to take notes.
3) For the best call quality, please (a) test your headset before our call, (b) ensure that you have a strong internet connection, and (c) take the call in a quiet room. The call will not be extended due to unexpected disruptions. Check that the timezone is correct.

Any rescheduling must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Only one rescheduling per call.
For privacy and confidentiality reasons, there is no recording.
All prices are final as listed above. There are no discounts, special offers, or special pricing. A consultation is a specialized service and is not suited for everyone. If you feel that the price is out of your range, you can peruse the hundreds of free articles, podcasts, and videos on Personal Excellence, which I have created free for everyone to use. The articles cover many topics in personal development and go into great breadth and depth for each topic, with many finding them more helpful than the paid stuff out there.
- Any rescheduling must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Limited to one rescheduling per call.
- Please read our Terms of Use for the terms and conditions.

Celestine Chua

Life Coach, Trainer

About Me

Hi! I’m Celestine Chua, founder of Personal Excellence (www.personalexcellence.co). I have been coaching and helping others achieve their life goals since 2008. Personal Excellence is one of the largest personal development blogs today, with over one million pageviews/month and readers from over 200 countries/territories.
For more about me, visit personalexcellence.co/about.
For my media interviews, visit personalexcellence.co/media.

The 1-1 consultation calls are most suited if:
- There is a burning problem on your mind that you want advice on
- You are embarking on a new path and you want advice on it
- You are trapped in a dilemma and you need help
- You are going through a hard time and you need a listening ear
- You want an experienced life coach and critical mind to give you pointers and thoughts on a love / relationship / business / career / life situation

Simply pick a call option below and I'm excited to speak to you soon!

*Prices below are introductory rates

Book Your Call Below

Testimonials

Celes is the best coach I have seen, no motherhood statement, no bluffs. She is a very authentic and genuine coach. The best parts about the coaching is that she is able to steer me to focus on the right issue, she never makes any judgment and the calls are professionally conducted. Celes, Thank you so much for drawing me to the issue. I felt lighter after Tuesday's session.

Pamela Lim (Alias)

Business Owner, 44

Dear Celes, I had followed your blog on a few occasions but little did I expect that someday I would engage your services. Well, I am glad that I did. You came into my life at the most crucial moment.

I recall a night when I almost had a nervous breakdown because the negativity got so overwhelming. While I lay in bed, desperate to get myself out of this, I remembered what you said in one of our calls. That confidence snapped me out of the limitations that I was told about myself and revived me. I got up from my sorry state and did the dumping exercise that you had suggested. After that, I affirmed and meditated. All of a sudden, it became clearer to me as for why I was confused and had struggled so much. The most important realization that gave me strength was that there is nothing wrong with me and I have a good head over my shoulders. I was right on track.

Thank you for helping me realize I have power over my situations.

Swati Anand (Alias)

Teacher, 30s

Hi Celes, I would like to share an update and good news with you! Next year, I'll be taking on a new job which pays 40% higher than what I currently earn every month. Given that my current role is a leadership appointment in a top MNC, my current pay is great. And 40% on top of that is beyond amazing. This is a testimonial on achieving unbelievable results after just two months of taking your course.

The single most important outcome of attending your course is I want to be involved in a new industry. In order to do so, I made 3 goals: (1) research business knowledge; (2) network with like-minded people; (3) accumulate capital for business. While taking action on the above goals, I started looking out for jobs through various channels, specifically looking for an another job with a significantly higher salary. I thought there is really nothing to lose to aim high. In the worst case, I'll just continue looking. I am pleasantly surprised when after two months, I found the job.

Thank you Celes!

Alex Kwek

IT Manager, 33

I just finished one year of calls with Celes and it’s been really worthwhile. I run a small business and sometimes it's tricky finding direction that aligns with who you are when you're so caught up in the detail of day-to-day running of the business. Celes helped me take a step back, work out what was important for me personally and also for the business. She has a knack in helping guide and inspire you in the direction that best fits with you.

I'd definitely recommend Celes both on a personal and business level. She really listens and remembers what's been discussed. And whether you choose just one call or longer term like I did, I'm sure you'll get lots of value and feel more confident and clear in pursuing what what feels right to you. Celes, thanks for being a top-notch coach.

(One year later)
Hi Celes, I got engaged — so very happy! Me and Sandy are getting married next year. She’s great and we’re really good together. She’s big into nature and doing things outdoors which I’m sure you’ll remember is what I really like – but don’t do enough. Even though we didn't cover relationships much in our sessions, I think the sessions really helped with that too. Remember the "Align, then build" approach? Well, I just felt ready for a proper relationship so by aligning, I could build in other ways outside of business too. 

Joe Taylor (Alias)

Trainer, 30s

Hi Celes, I recently got attached and will be getting married next year. Thanks for your coaching as I feel blessed to have found my soulmate cum hubby-to-be. Thank you!

Rachel Tan (Alias)

IT Specialist, 35

Thank you for your words of wisdom about dealing with anger within families. You basically saved me from needing a lifetime of therapy and showed me a way to reflect and grow instead.

Name withheld for confidentiality reasons

-

Celes, you probably don't remember but you coached me (over phone) during some of my tough times. You and Tony Robbins helped me tremendously. [After our calls,] I left my job, freed myself from all baggage, started traveling... did that for a year, and then started building a product... which led to founding my current company. So a very positive impact from all the lessons and mentoring... You helped me do the limitless. :)

Deep Arora

CEO of Invanto, 42

I am really blessed and satisfied with the coaching by Celes. I know I wouldn't be able to be on my two feet after what had happened in my life but I was surprised that I am able to do it. After the sessions, I have become more focused on loving myself, being more confident and achieving happiness as a result. With her wide knowledge of spectrum of life perspectives and her sincerity, I would definitely recommend Celes to others. :)

Name withheld for confidentiality reasons

Art Director, 33

I’m extremely satisfied with Celes’ coaching. While I entered into the calls with hopes but few expectations, what expectations I had were far exceeded. What worked was that Celes was able to get me go beyond in the obvious in seeing what my passions were. She is an active listener, which involves not only listening, but responding with questions and observations. As a result, she was able to get me to view things out of the box, from a different perspective. I felt comfortable during the coaching sessions because of Celes’ flexible thinking. She goes with the flow. While she had observations, she never tried to impose her ideas or thoughts on me.

She was also constantly focused during our sessions. She was attentive in not only listening, but in probing to make me work harder to discover my answers. Like any good coach, Celes did not provide answers. She guided me professionally, without personal bias, to discover my own path. Thank you Celes.

Larry Kahn

Teacher, 58

Frequently Asked Questions

Anything really. If you've read my content, you'll know the topics that I cover. In general, my clients consult me on the following, though not limited to the below: 
- Life Purpose/Direction 
- Relationships 
- Dating/Love
- Decision Making 
- Career Advice 
- Business Advice 
- Blogging Advice
- Stress/Anxiety Management
 
I recommend to identify one main question/issue and ask that during the session. Very rarely, clients ask a long list of questions during a call, and it's not conducive because (a) we end up having a very haphazard discussion, (b) we get very little time per question. A consultation call is not a miracle pill but a stepping stone to get clarity and next steps. You can, of course, book multiple calls for discussion of different topics, or for followup.
Empathy, a listening ear, and a critical mind to offer practical next steps. This is not a miracle pill, but a call to remove some of the confusion you're facing so you can move forward. There is no judgment during the session, only empathy, solutions, and ideas.

You will be asked to key in your question after you click 'book an appointment'.

For 15-minute call: We will spend 2-3 minutes discussing the question, then 12 minutes on possible next steps/wrap up. This is really meant as a quick consultation.
For 1-hour call: We will spend 20 minutes to break down the problem, 25 minutes discussing options, 10 minutes to identify next steps, and 5 minutes for wrap up. This is a rough guide and not set in stone. Focusing on 1 question will allow us to discuss in greater depth. 

I will call you when the appointment starts, and we will go into the question(s). If the time is not sufficient for a proper discussion, I will let you know.
To cut down learning curve and the time spent running around in circles. I started my 1-1 call service because I realized many readers need help and clarification on issues they are facing. Just a quick 15-minute or 1-hour call can help you get clarity and practical ideas, rather than struggling in your own world for days/weeks/even months. My past clients have benefited from having the right advice/perspective offered at crucial moments, and it has saved them from months, even years of struggling with the same problem.
The 15-minute call is for quick question and answer. For example, if there's something you need a quick clarification on, or direct advice on what to do (without further discussion of the problem).

The 1-hour call gives us more time to discuss your situation in greater depth. 
You can choose to do the call via Skype or your phone. I will call you during the appointment time from Skype. If it's a direct phone line (handphone or landline), there will be no webcam/video.
Select the duration you want above, then click "Book Your Appointment." All available dates/times are displayed on the calendar. You can only book an appointment up to one week into the future. You will then be directed to a form to fill in your details (phone number, what you'd like to talk about), and to make payment.

If you like to book an appointment more than a week away, simply check back this page one week in advance (slots subject to availability).
1) Please stand by your Skype or phone (depending on which you chose) a few minutes before our appointment time.  I will call you during our appointment time.
2) Have a pen and paper ready to take notes.
3) For the best call quality, please (a) test your headset before our call, (b) ensure that you have a strong internet connection, and (c) take the call in a quiet room. The call will not be extended due to unexpected disruptions. Check that the timezone is correct.

Any rescheduling must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Only one rescheduling per call.
For privacy and confidentiality reasons, there is no recording.
All prices are final as listed above. There are no discounts, special offers, or special pricing. A consultation is a specialized service and is not suited for everyone. If you feel that the price is out of your range, you can peruse the hundreds of free articles, podcasts, and videos on Personal Excellence, which I have created free for everyone to use. The articles cover many topics in personal development and go into great breadth and depth for each topic, with many finding them more helpful than the paid stuff out there.
- Any rescheduling must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Limited to one rescheduling per call.
- Please read our Terms of Use for the terms and conditions.