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 crossroads 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 it has meant that 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 too can find balance and fulfilment and live your happiest life.
I wouldn’t class myself as a typical Life Coach. Although I was trained as (and use many of the principles) of a Life Coach, I go deeper with clients using an intuitive and holistic approach to understand what makes them tick, get under the skin of things and to enable them to reveal the true essence of who they are which is lurking underneath their current job, situation or the outward appearance they present to the world. I’m also a Spiritual Seeker and see everything in life in connection to a higher force and prefer a holistic approach to just about everything. 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
LIFE BEFORE LIFE COACHING
Before I started doing this work, I spent much of my career in the corporate retail world as a Buyer and Brand Manager. 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 when you leap, the net does indeed appear!
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 or on a coaching course. It was an experience which will stay with me forever and is something which I am now able to share with my creative and entrepreneurial clients to enable them to get their own creative business started, to go into it with their eyes wide open, to keep going when times are tough and to know when it’s time to change course.
WHO I WORK WITH
I work with men and women who are mid-career (typically in their 30s or 40s) and are ready to create more fulfilment and balance in their working life. They could be creative entrepreneurs, middle managers, stay-at-home dads, mums returning to work or corporate employees ready for a career change.
A common thread that unites them is their desire for greater balance and fulfilment and an open-mindedness in how they achieve that. Many of my clients are either spiritually aware or spiritually curious, not necessarily with any particular religious beliefs but a belief in the Universe as a higher force which can support them and help them connect to their true self. They have a deep-seated 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 fully connected to or on the same wavelength as those we want support from. For this reason, I choose the people I want to work with and I trust my clients’ ability to sense this connection and judge for themselves whether I am the right person to go on this journey with them. I invite you to come on a Coaching Taster Session with me where we can explore this connection together.
MY PROFESSIONAL BIO
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 just drifting along.
What I find the most useful in my work with clients is the thousands of hours I have invested into my own personal development and spiritual enlightenment. As a Spiritual Seeker (and imperfect human) I have sought out and studied the wisdom and teachings of so many wonderful spiritual teachers and gurus. My personal favourites include Rebecca Campbell, Shakti Gawain, Julia Cameron, Gabrielle Bernstein and the Grandmother of the whole self-development world, the wonderful Louise Hay. Without their shared wisdom, bravery and generosity, I wouldn’t be half the person (or Coach) that I am today. I thank you all.
THINGS I LOVE
Here’s to your success and to you re-writing your own story!
INTERESTED IN WORKING TOGETHER?
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 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.