15 years’ ago, I was a busy working mother, had a strategic HR role in a multinational and was going places in my career. I was good at my job, but wasn’t really satisfied or happy. The stress of trying to be superwoman, balancing work and family was taking me close to burnout. So, I enrolled on my first NLP course to which changed everything! I re-examined my values, what was truly important to me, what I most enjoyed doing in and outside of work and decided to make some big changes. I left corporate life to set up my own coaching business in 2008. To be honest, I haven’t looked back.
Coaching was always part of my job in HR. What I always loved most was sitting with leaders, managers and employees coaching them to get the best from themselves. With leaders, it was helping them to empower, engage and develop their teams to be at their best and achieve high performance. So, it made sense to formally train as a coach and major on coaching and developing others.
NLP and coaching are not the full story. About the same time, my yoga journey started which later combined with mindfulness has fundamentally shaped my approach to life and to my work. I trained as a yoga teacher in 2015 and in 2021 as a yoga therapist. Yoga is a key resource for me in my life and is very synergistic with coaching. It too is all about helping people to be all of who they can be, tapping into their true nature and authentic self. My daily practice helps to keep me present, grounded and resourced for my clients and students.
My kids are now grown up and left home, I live in Ascot with my husband and my only babies – my three cats. I love to practice yoga, walk or run in nature, read and watch films.
What I am most proud of:
My two children who have grown up to be kind, confident, wise adults who coach their mother!