Personal Change Specialist
Coach, Writer, Creative
Originally from the UK, I currently live in Dubai with my husband, two children and a small collection of rescued animals! I’ve enjoyed four years as an expat and I’ve carved out the time to craft and publish products, videos, blogs, email series and create programmes for my clients. I’m Chair of Governors at my children’s school and take care of myself with a largely plant-based diet, essential oils, carefully curated reading, personal development, regular yoga sessions and plenty of time out in nature.
Just a decade ago the life I lead now was more than I could have imagined possible. I had followed ‘the rules’ and on the surface of it, my life seemed pretty good. Well qualified, with a successful 15-year career in the post compulsory education sector, I had two houses, a long-term relationship, a healthy baby boy, nice holidays and a horse in a livery yard at the bottom of my garden in Warwickshire.
And yet I felt oddly ill at ease. Scratch the surface and I was in a relationship that wasn’t serving either of us, in a house that was too small for our growing family and I’d recently been made redundant from my salaried post. I was fearful for my career, overweight, exhausted, worried about what other people thought of me and wondering if this was all I could expect from life. When I projected my life forward on this trajectory, I didn’t like what I saw, but I had no idea how to create the change I was looking for.
I didn’t know what I wanted or what was possible for me, let alone how to get there.
Post redundancy, I qualified as a life coach and NLP practitioner because I didn’t want to return to full-time work during my first pregnancy. What I learnt astounded me. The results I got with my early coaching clients blew me away. There was something undeniably powerful about coaching and yet I felt out of alignment with myself. How could I ask my clients to become all that they could be when I wasn’t asking this of myself? How could I fix one part of my life without it having a catastrophic effect on another? I wanted to keep to the aspects that were working for me and let go of what needed to change.
I was seeking answers but I wasn’t sure what the question was!
Clean out of ideas, I told the universe I was listening; ready to do whatever it took to feel joyful and fulfilled again.
What was it that I couldn’t see?
What was I missing?
And so began a decade of profound personal change. A journey of deep inner excavation and discovery; an exploration of what it takes to lead a life that feels purposeful, creative, exciting and easy.
Through the things that I write, record and create, I share those findings with fellow wise girlfriends seeking change for the better in their own lives.
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