Welcome to Banish-Doubt and the start of a potentially life-changing journey to Be Empowered.

Here’s a little about me.

I’m Steve Costello and I’ve been working in the personal development industry since my first university graduation in 1985

All was exceptionally well until I realized that I wasn’t spending any time caring for myself.

It took a severe sporting injury to wake up and have that realization. When I opened my eyes, it was too late. I had already burned out and needed more than physical therapy to recover.

There were no awards or badges of honor for burn-out, only forced retirement on health grounds, loss of income and the house that came with the job.

Unemployed and homeless at the stroke of a pen.

Recovery took several years, I did recover and once the dust had settled, I made two promises.

  1. I would not allow myself to suffer chronic stress again.
  2. I would work to help empower other people to avoid similar fates.

It is interesting how everything lined up, although I didn’t see it at the time.

My academic qualifications, meeting a physical therapist who introduced mindfulness and another psychologist who introduced me to mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR).

It made sense to add MBSR to my toolbox. I experienced it’s power and it was a perfect fit to my existing therapy, coaching and personal development skills.


Today I help people to overcome stress in 8-weeks and build effective strategies to stay on the healthy side of stress.


This area of my work focuses specifically on work-based teams. Particularly teams experiencing high-levels of on-the-job stress.

Stress can cause physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges which can affect your health, energy, well-being, mental attentiveness, and relationships. It can also cause defensiveness, lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating, sleep loss, accidents, reduced productivity, and interpersonal conflict.

Stress dis-empowers

The goal of my programs is to empower my clients so that they:

  • Feel supported
  • Focus on their challenges without overwhelm
  • Learn and develop coping strategies
  • Manager / Team relationships are positively maintained
  • Clearly define boundaries between work and home
  • Managers and Employees have wellness mentors

You can expect to experience positive differences

in 12-hours or less

Be Empowered with Coaching For Life

As a holistic life coach I enable people to make progress in their lives to attain greater fulfillment.

Holistic simply means I focus on your BIG picture. Not only your business, relationships, confidence. . .

In less than six hours I will help you clarify your goals, identify obstacles and challenges and, develop strategies for moving forward and staying ahead.

Aside from some group coaching, Coaching For Life is not a component of MBSR programs although can be added as required.

Pricing Illustrations

Jump across to the Education For Life page on this site for details and to book an exploratory call.

Life By Your Design

Over at the Facebook group Life By Your Design, you can expect tools and resources to contribute to your empowerment.


Everybody welcome!

Wishing you a wonderful day

Peace & Light

Steve Costello is a British Community & Youth Studies and Psychology honors graduate with over 30-years theoretical and practical experience coaching in the Personal Development public and private sectors.

He founded ExGro in 2018 with business partner, and friend, Leo Faerberg.


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