About Fiona

What do you think of when you hear the word relationship?

Romantic partner? Husband or wife? Parent or child?

The truth is, every time we connect to another human being, be it a friend, a partner, a family member, a coworker, a client or an employee, we are in a relationship with that person. However brief.

We are in constant relationship with the world around us.

And how we relate to that person in the moment, how we communicate, how we listen and how we connect, determines how happy, successful and fulfilled we are in every area of our lives.

I’m Fiona Lukeis and I’m a relationship builder. I help people build better relationships.

As a coach, mentor and facilitator for over a decade, I have worked with people from all walks of life, from CEOs and celebrities to tradies and teachers. What I’ve discovered over the past ten years, is most of us underestimate the power and impact of the way we relate to others. It’s the number one thing that holds us back.

And it’s the single most unrecognised, unvalued and unseen potential of every single employee or customer in business. In fact, relationship-building is the key to business success.

And the secret to building better relationships is how well we understand what’s going on behind the scenes. How well we understand the human experience, how our minds work, how we process information and how we listen.

When you know how to build and nurture great relationships, life, in general, becomes so much calmer and easier to navigate. There is an instant ripple effect that fans out to every corner of our lives.

And the know-how is not as hard as it seems. It’s an essential understanding that forms the basis of the work I do with my clients. The principles I teach can transform each and every relationship in your life. With extraordinary results.

It’s that powerful.

It all comes down to the quality of our relationships.

I would love to show you how.

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Let me show you something different.

This isn’t the same old personal development crap you’ve heard a thousand times before.

This isn’t about going back into the past, reliving painful events and digging up past trauma.

I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m here to show you where to look. I’m here to help you have a different perspective. (I don’t dig down into the detail, that’s not where you’ll find the answer.)

This is a profound difference. This is transformational change. Most of us don’t realise that, quite innocently, we are looking in the wrong direction for the answers.

This is why the work I do is so powerful, for any person, any relationship, any situation, any circumstance. 

It’s about us sitting down and having a conversation. Just you and me. A conversation unlike any other you’ve had before.

Let’s talk.

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A little more about me…fiona-lukeis-melbourne

I’m the mother of four gorgeous, feisty children and I have been married to my wonderful husband Sam for 13 years. My two eldest sons are from a previous relationship, which is a whole other story in itself and was the impetus for me to begin on this path.

We are lucky to live in a beautiful part of the world on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. I love hanging out with my clients on the deck, gazing out at the spectacular view across Port Phillip Bay. Photos do not do it justice, you need to see it for yourself.


I’m a big believer in keeping things real. And one of the big drivers for me is to do what I can to lessen the amount of suffering in the world. I’ve experienced a lot in my life. I’ve survived trauma, loss, domestic violence, family breakdown and financial instability. I fled an abusive relationship with nothing more than my two young children and a couple of suitcases. I’ve rebuilt my life from the bottom up more than once.

But I have also experienced great love, beauty, hope, possibility, and the incredible healing power of human connection.

And it was these experiences, coupled with my desire to create something real, of meaning and purpose, that set me on the path to founding my own relationship coaching practice The Relationship Place.

A new path

I embarked on several years intensive study of human behaviour. I avoided the well trodden path of traditional marriage counselling because I knew with conviction that I wanted to find a different way. I wanted to offer more than what I myself had experienced in marriage counselling so many years ago.

As an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited, Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and fully accredited Relationship Coach, I initially adhered closely to a background of traditional coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and E-disk (behavioural profiling). But I had a growing feeling of unease and restlessness. There was something missing. Something I couldn’t see. A vital link I couldn’t put my finger on.

I knew there was more to the story. I knew I could help more people, in a more profound, lasting way but I felt like I was looking in the wrong direction.

So I listened to my gut and I went searching.

This search led me down entirely new pathways of study, and my work evolved toward a deeper, more spiritual understanding of what it means to be human.

And what I discovered challenged many of the beliefs I had previously held.

  • I discovered that you could change your relationship without changing you.
  • I discovered that through a different lens, people were able to truly see their partners and reconnect more deeply with each other in a way I had never seen before.
  • I discovered that our true nature as human beings was one of joy, peace, insight and wisdom and that recognising this in ourselves and in each other was life-changing in a relationship.

I knew this was the missing link I’d been searching for.

I took everything I’d learned and began to apply this in my work with my clients. And the results were astonishing. Finally, here was the lasting, transformational change I knew was possible.

This is what I was born to do.

To show people the power and magic, right at their fingertips, of their own innate wellbeing.

I would love to show you too.

Much love,

Fiona x

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Since working with Fiona, My life has changed on quite an amazing level.

I now relate to myself and my thoughts in a totally different way, in a way that offers such comfort, security, warmth and higher connection with myself and my way of being and thinking.

Vanessa Aitken

In three short months, Fiona has guided me towards total transformation within, so much so, that friends, family and colleagues have all noticed a significant difference in me on all levels and more importantly, I am now a much more empowered human being with the awareness of self to now live my life consciously and purposefully, in touch with my inner wisdom and guidance.

Michael Lauria

Working with Fiona has completely changed the way I see life now.  It’s as if my past has been re-written, nothing changed yet everything is different.

Jennifer Marr

After working with Fiona I am now living a life that I could never imagine.  In a way it’s too good to be true but it truly is. I have met and attracted people along my path that I never normally thought could be possible. I’m free of all the harsh judgements, fear and negativity and I am staying true to myself as a human being.

Anh Tran

Understanding the inside out nature of the human experience through Fiona’s guidance has completely changed the way I live my life. I don’t take myself so seriously. And there is a level of peace and trust that I have never felt before.

Naomi Fletcher