MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
With a professional background in International Development and the charity sector; my values resonate with a sector focused on the empowerment, development and mental well-being of people. I am inspired by the life-changing impact experienced when people realise their worth, understand their rights, and find within themselves the courage to act on these. I have supported and led teams and individuals from a range of countries and backgrounds.
In 2017, as I blinked and my newborn babies were suddenly 2 and 4 years old, I realised I felt lost about how I wanted my life to be. I panicked about the passing of time and fragility of life and I started to experience a growing desire to live a more purposeful, balanced and fulfilled existence. One that protected and supported my values and the things that were most important to me.
……. And there my coaching journey began………
With the support of coaching I embarked on a path of self-exploration and started creating a lifestyle that could holistically satisfy all aspects of who I am. Me as a parent, a friend and a wife; my personal and mental well-being; my interest in the world and people around me; and my career.
BECOMING A COACH
Coaching significantly helped me develop my own self-awareness. Like my clients, I’ve experienced personal challenges and achievements that have moulded who I am. As I begin to understand the root of the assumptions and beliefs that I hold about the world around me, I learn to embrace and welcome my own imperfections and vulnerabilities into my life.
Exploring my personal challenges around parenthood, work-life balance, career direction, impostor syndrome, confidence and self-doubt has been a truly liberating and powerful experience, enabling me to shift mindset and find the triggers and tools to move forward in a healthy and more agile way. This is largely thanks to the reassurance and encouragement of my own support network - including my coach!
......... And I want to help others experience this!........
I discovered that coaching speaks to my values and beliefs. It utilises my personal strengths of listening with compassion and respect, building trust and truly empathising with my clients. This enables me to work with them effectively and without judgement, allowing me to provide a supportive, safe and empowering space for them to reflect, refocus and reframe.
It quite simply feels like the right thing for me to do!
I am married to the fantastically supportive Ben (who has helped me understand the power of being truly listened to), and we have two wonderful (most of the time!!) young children.