Getting you unstuck is my ultimate driving force, together we will be unpicking the “blob” as I call it. The blob is the “thing” that you are stuck in. I’ll help you make sense of it.
I get being stuck. For me it was half a lifetime of jobs I didn’t enjoy, 10 years working in the corporate world as an Executive PA, owning and running a business with my husband, getting lost in motherhood and being a wife and somewhere along the line forgetting who I was, and what my purpose was. I also suffered post-natal depression after having both of my kids as well as two serious bouts of ‘over-the-cliff’ depression.
My depression made me feel as though I was wearing concrete boots – like I was disappearing into a black hole and completely not able to cope. I had some really dark days and often found myself paralysed by overthinking and the constant striving for perfection. I found the search for purpose and meaning very frustrating and I wasn’t sure where to focus my energy. I knew there had to be something out there that I could be passionate about, I just needed to find it!
The turning point for me came when our beloved family dog “Freddy” died and shortly after being out with a great friend, who gave me the nudge I needed to go and do something that made me feel happy. Over the years she had observed how people seemed to naturally confide in me with no prompt from me.
After a little procrastination, as I knew I’d have to face some of my inner darkness, I booked some sessions with a life coach. Little did I know that this would set me well and truly on my path to discovering my passion for coaching.
Experiences happen for us, not to us!
I trained in London with Animas School of Coaching gaining my diploma, attended several training courses and re-discovered my value, purpose and identity. But more importantly, tapped into my inner joy for the first time in a long time, and continue to do so now through my coaching practice.
I am extremely grateful for all the experiences that came before this, as they allowed me to figure out what I am good at and the direction I have taken my life in.
When I am not coaching, I love to dance, sing badly with a wooden spoon (when no one is watching), read too many books at the same time, go on courses, have a good natter with my friends and family, holidays and girlie weekends and meditation which has become my self-care medicine.