Meet our trainers…

FullSizeRender (009)ANNE HARTLEY – CEO, Head Trainer and founder of Hart Life Coaching 

Prior to becoming a life coach Anne Hartley owned many successful businesses including a secretarial service, recruitment business, manufacturing business and a financial planning business. She was also a successful author and professional speaker and was featured regularly in the media writing regular columns for Women’s Weekly, Cleo and the Sunday Telegraph.

Like many people Anne made choices based on her intellect and found they didn’t make her any happier. It took a mid-life crisis for Anne to go searching for a better way to live and her search culminated in ten steps that she used to turn her life around. When Anne started working as a life coach she used the steps which changed her own life and over time developed and expanded them to become the Heart Process coaching model.

When Anne began working as a life coach in 1998 she knew she had found her calling. At that time a number of people asked Anne to teach them to coach using her model, and in 1999 she founded Hart Life Coaching, the training school.

In 1990 Anne wrote her book Love the Life You Live, and it too became another best seller

Anne Hartley’s life coaching model is now a nationally and internationally recognised life coach training course which is recognised by many professionals working to create positive change. It is being used in Government Departments and private industry and of course there are many coaches world wide who use this process with their clients.

Anne is the author of:
Financially Free
Debt Free
The Psychology of Money
Love the Life You Live
Love Your Money, Love Your Life
Life Lessons

Anne Hartley writes a regular blog , she lives on the northern beaches of Sydney.


 Life coach, Rita Brancatini, Life coach courses, life coach trainingRITA BRANCATINI – educating people for over 25 years

Rita’s love of languages led her to gain a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Italian, Spanish and English. She has taught in a variety of educational settings. However, she was always interested in psychology, so in 2008 she completed her Certificate and Diploma in Life Coaching with Hart Life Coaching. Rita has also undertaken training with the Butterfly Foundation and is a member of three working parties with The National Eating Disorders Collaboration. One of Rita’s specialities as a life coach is working with young people who have body image issues.

Rita had a successful full time practice as a life coach but found she missed the interaction of working with others so she now works part time as a CGEA tutor for disengaged youth with drug/alcohol/mental health issues and the long term unemployed alongside her own coaching business where she also  conducts workshops on a number of coaching areas. She found that working in a variety of roles provided Rita with the stimulation, and interaction she needs.

Rita has also won awards for the ‘Most Outstanding Location Based Project’ for her work with Corrections Victoria in their Community Work Partnership Awards. Rita taught life skills to women on community based orders whilst they knitted squares that were made and donated to the animals at the Coldstream Animal Shelter. She found these women, most of whom had had no exposure to life coaching, were really receptive to a new way of thinking and being.

Rita’s students describe her as engaging, witty, passionate and energetic! She brings her own unique style to all learning environments.


Julie StaplesJULIE STAPLES – Life and Business Coach

Julie has had a varied career. She has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and is a registered tax agent. She has a Certificate in Life Coaching and a Diploma in Life Coaching from Hart Life Coaching. She has owned a number of businesses including a weight loss and fitness franchise, accounting practice and has co-managed and owned several boutique motels in which her main role was promotion and marketing as well as being financial controller. Julie now combines life and business coaching with her accountancy business.

Julie has a passion for working with small business owners to help them grow their business to the next level. She is particularly interested in solo business owners who want to create balance in their lives and still have a successful business.  Her background in financial matters and marketing can greatly assist life coaches by putting theory into practice and getting results.

Julie lives in Newcastle NSW and enjoys getting to the beach in summer, she is a regular at the movies and would like to improve her golf handicap.