I've also stepped back at times to reassess what is important to me as I've gone through different stages of life and as my experiences have taught me more about what I want my work to stand for and where I can really make an impact. Let's face it, the internet is awash with coaches these days offering every possible type of specialism.
But I'm not just a coach, I'm deeply embedded in really robust, highly qualified world of psychotherapy too. I'm genuinely able to hold a safe space for you to explore who you are, to work not just on your future but to heal your past as well.
I've been working with incredible women from female leaders in corporate, founders of start-ups, entrepreneurs, high profile women, mothers, cancer survivors and everything in-between for a long time. Over two decades in fact.
I have created and developed programmes, talks and workshops, codes of conduct, team charters and mental health policies. I’m often invited as a panelist to discuss performance and have hosted Think Tank’s to discuss the future of culture and mental health at work.
I also have a rich heritage in the field of personal development, my great, great Grandfather is Samuel Smiles - credited as being the founding father of the self-help movement in the UK, the passion has definitely been passed down to me!
For the last 20 years, I’ve been helping both individuals and businesses to understand their identity and live and breathe it.
After graduating from my Psychology degree with Honours I trained for a further three years to qualify as a Psychotherapist. I am also an NLP Coach, EFT Practitioner and Reiki Practitioner. As a result of creating an award winning strategy for a business when I was still in my early 20's, I was one of only five people invited to partner with Barclays Bank to offer their Business Account holders a business planning session. As a result, I worked with hundreds of businesses to help them successfully start and grow.
A period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person's sense of identity becomes insecure, typically due to a change in their expected aims or role in society