My passion is your success and full living, especially in and through the harder times of life.
I am an expert at building high-quality relationships based on equality, mutual respect and trust.
I coach individuals through times of high emotion and stress caused by change, painful situations, grief and loss.
Like many of us, throughout my life, I have experienced significant stress, pain, loss and grief.
I taught for over 20 years in both New Zealand, where I was born, and in London where I live. In the last three years of my teaching career, I was an in-house coach working with colleagues to help them fulfil their potential and improve performance to create greater outcomes for their students. The success of my work led to my governing body funding my coaching training with Barefoot Coaching and Chester University for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching.
In September 2019, my mother was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. I flew to NZ to say goodbye to my mother and planned on being there for three weeks. However, the day I arrived it was clear that I would need to stay until the end to help support my mum and dad through this journey. I resigned from my teaching and coaching position and stayed in NZ for eight months. My mother died peacefully on 17th April 2020.
The time caring for my mum and dad was obviously a life changing event and while incredibly hard and sad, there were moments of laughter and joy - there was and is a lot to be grateful for.
As I came to leave NZ in June 2020, it was clear to me that my traditional teaching career was complete and that I would now focus entirely on my coaching profession for adults and kids.
I’ve always known I have a skill in supporting people and have never shied away from the harder and more challenging conversations and situations that life presents us. The time with mum and dad confirmed this for me. Leaning into this situation, with a lot of love and support, is how I got through it.
-To help adult and children live fully in and through the stressful, painful and harder times of life.
-To dramatically reduce the international suicide statistics.
Whether your pain, grief or loss stems from the death of a loved one, separation or divorce, redundancy, suicide, job loss, loss of a pet, a change in health status, a terminal diagnosis, abuse, addictions, change in relationships, toxic relationships, sexuality and coming out, change in career, work related stress, adopting out a child, or any other painful experience, you do not have to navigate that journey alone.
I encourage you to get all the support you need to live as well as you can in and through these challenging times of change.
It would be my honour and privilege to walk beside you as you feel and think your way forward.
Together we are stronger.
Together we can begin Thinking Beyond Now.
Whenever you are ready.