Life Coach & Career Coach
I love my work. It’s been a winding path to get here, but I love my work. I was once asked if I had a Life Coach when I reached my big cross roads back in 2010. I didn’t and I realised that I navigated my path without a road map. I wouldn’t change that for anything as I can relate to my clients in a much deeper way and my own search for answers and guidance has given me something important to share. I have met some incredible teachers and guides along the way and have discovered the tools, practices, books, the new ways of thinking and the inner belief that have brought me to where I am. My job is now to curate and make accessible these ways of thinking, being and doing so that you can find balance and fulfilment and live your happiest life.
I wouldn’t class myself as a typical Life Coach & Career Coach. Although I was trained as (and use many of the principles) of a Life Coach, I go deeper with clients using an intuitive approach to understand what makes them tick and to enable them to reveal the true essence of who they are that is lurking underneath their current job, situation or the outward appearance they present to the world. This may not be for everyone, but it’s work that I’ve seen create the most dramatic and lasting transformations. And that’s why I trust that I will attract the people whom I am meant to work with, just as they will attract the Coach they are meant to work with.
WHAT I BELIEVE
Before I started doing this work, I spent much of my career in the corporate retail world as a Buyer. The work was challenging, exciting and led me to some amazing people and experiences which I will never forget. But I always knew inside that the work I was doing was not truly ‘me’. I suffered from Imposter Syndrome long before I even knew of the concept. I questioned myself, I compared myself and I felt alone in my lack of desire to move up the ladder. This makes sense to me now. I wasn’t doing the work I now know I was meant to do. The difference is palpable. It took a 5 month career break in Sydney (a place I now consider my spiritual home) to sort me out and help me find myself and find true balance and fulfilment. I have never looked back. I understand many of the fears and anxieties that my clients feel at the early stages of their journey towards finding balance and fulfilment. And I can also say, with total confidence, that there is a way through them. Over the course of my career, I have left 3 good full time jobs with nothing else to go into. I have tested my faith in myself and in the Universe and have found that faith to have stood the test of time.
Before I focussed full time on my coaching business, I was involved in the setting up and running of a Creative Business with 3 amazing Creative women who are still a part of my life now. We had some great successes selling into the likes of M&S, Chatsworth House and Kew Gardens. It taught me more than I could ever have learnt at a business school. It was an experience which will stay with me forever and is something which I am now able to share with my Creative clients to enable them to get their own Creative Business started, to go into it with their eyes wide open or to keep going when times are tough.
Who I work with
I work with men and women from all walks of life. Stay-at-home Dads, Creative Entrepreneurs, Mums returning to work, refugees needing a fresh start, stressed-out Middle Managers. The one common thread which unites my clients is the need for greater peace, greater self-expression, greater health, greater abundance, greater fulfilment and greater belief in themselves to create a world that they only thought was possible for other people.
I believe that we work best when we feel connected to or ‘on the same wavelength’ as those we want support from. I trust my clients’ ability to sense this connection and judge for themselves whether I am the right person to guide them towards their new future.
I’m a qualified Life Coach, having studied with the pioneering Curly Martin who was an early champion of the Life Coaching profession and an author of one of the seminal works on Life Coaching. I am also an Accredited Practitioner Coach with the International Authority for Professional Coaching and Mentoring which means I work professionally, ethically and to a recognised industry standard.
I follow the Co-Active model of coaching which means I focus on the whole person, working intuitively and always believing in my clients’ own inner resourcefulness. I hold a confidential space for them to explore their deepest desires and fears without judgment. I also hold clients to account for their actions, as this is often the difference-maker between succeeding and drifting along.
If you feel a sense of connection from what you’ve read so far and would like to discover more, I invite you to a 45 minute Coaching Taster Session. For some people, even this is challenging. I get it. I know how nerve-wracking (and exciting) it can be to take this step. I promise you no judgement and no pressure. I will hold the space for you to share with me where you’re at and explore what coaching could do for you.