We are often working with people through very challenging times in their lives. We are hesitant to ask for testimonials because we understand how deeply personal these times often are.

To the people on this page who have shared feedback we are humbled and extremely grateful.

If you would like to offer a testimonial please email Deb at [email protected]

"I had spiralled into burnout and was totally overwhelmed"

I began working with Deb and Jeff during a period where I was under extreme work and financial pressure.  

When you’ve been a high performer and able to rely on yourself to function at a certain level for a long time it’s frightening to arrive at a place where that’s no longer the case. 

I felt undone and didn’t recognise myself. It was sudden and shocking.

Jeff and Deb equipped me to take my power back by understanding my quality world picture as well as identifying my needs and how to structure a life around ensuring these get satisfied. 

They gave me hope that things could get better. In fact, things could be better than before because this was an opportunity to ‘reset’ on a new platform of self awareness and sustainability.

Their approach is unique in that it put me in the driving seat of my recovery and in some ways, was counter intuitive to the other advice I was receiving. 

Rest, time out and disconnecting had a place when applied strategically but total avoidance produced more anxiety and powerlessness. Jeff explained this dynamic to me and while the conflicting advice was confusing, when I applied the techniques Jeff recommended, I couldn’t deny that I got better ! I had an immediate sense of accomplishment and relief when I was actively meeting my needs. 

I’m on the up and up and highly recommend anyone who wants to take back control of their life to engage Jeff and Deb’s services.

Abby Woollaston

The learning I have received from the "Steedman" method during the past six years has helped me enormously with day to day issues relating to personnel management but is a far greater benefit to my own personal development. Knowing the theory on basic needs and effect on our behaviour is extremely powerful stuff. External control method is generally the learnt way of life for most people, but since working with Jeff I've found the alternative way of "Choice Theory" is by far a more sound and logical way of bringing about behavioural changes to myself.
This knowledge is not for "work" only, it is learning for "life".

Team Leader, Engineering and Maintenance, Loy Yang B Power Station


I was first introduced to Choice Theory in 2016 and then went on to do Basic Intensive training with Jeff. Learning Choice Theory and applying it daily has changed my life, my relationships, my work and my stress levels. I absolutely love it because it works, it does make a difference and it does give you personal freedom.  What I love the most about Choice Theory is that it sits perfectly with my Christian Faith and my growth as a person , and you can draw on its core teaching , time and time again.

Jeff is an absolute pro and guru as a Choice Theory facilitator. He is so good at what he does. I have learnt from the best.

Thank you so much Jeff and Deb. It's great that you are taking this one step further and sharing it to a much wider audience. I can absolutely guarantee everyone benefits from Choice Theory internal control psychology , and if everyone applies it to their daily life this world will be a much better place. Amen. Written with love and immense gratitude. Amanda Blandford: East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

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"What a difference Choice Theory has made to our school! Under the careful guidance of Jeff Steedman our school has developed a greater understanding of the importance of relationships and how positive choices empower people to take charge of their lives. Give it a go and see the difference!"

Jenny Leggatt (as principal of Eagle Point School)


Jeff Steedman is quite simply the best in the business

During my previous employment at ENGIE Hazelwood, I utilised Jeff’s services for a variety of issues ranging from employee support services, facilitation of mediation sessions, and leadership development of our staff.  The results achieved were so outstanding and provided such genuine value-add and benefit for our employees and the organisation that we utilised Jeff exclusively for this – as did our sister station Loy-Yang B (also at that stage owned by ENGIE).  I have continued this working relationship with Jeff via my current employer Latrobe Regional Hospital where he has constantly supported our staff, facilitated mediation sessions and been a prominent presenter during our highly successful Emerging Leader Program.
From a personal perspective, I have recommended Jeff to my family members and close friends who have utilised his services during challenging times in their lives.  This to me, is the greatest accolade I could possible give someone and one that is emphatically deserved by a quality individual who is at the top of his game.