About Me

Life Is A Journey

Life is a journey. No-one gives you a map, a compass, navigation skills or essential equipment…every one of us is following an individual path in our own unique way, wondering if we’re getting it right, and eventually settling into something that is often not what we truly want. We can look back and think “if only…” or we can embrace the future with a determination to mould it for the better. My journey to where I am now has been anything but straightforward and I’ve spent a lot of time wishing I had done many things differently.

However, I do believe that things often happen for a reason and I know I’ve learnt and grown through every experience.  I also believe that each of us has within us all the resources and the wisdom we need and that sometimes it just takes a little help to access our inner brilliance.

My career began in my early twenties when I joined a large multinational company in their IT department.  Most people who know me find this hilarious, as technology and I have something of a hit and miss relationship.  Nevertheless, my logic and reasoning skills, combined with my attention to detail, deemed me trainable in the more technical stuff and so began my first real experience of self-doubt and imposter syndrome.

After a few different roles pretending to be a coder, a systems analyst, a project manager and a team leader (OK, less pretending and more doing in that last one), I eventually discovered a passion for personal development and process improvement, and I made the move over into a learning and development position.  As a bit of a self-help junkie (you should see my book collection), it was the perfect job for me.  Thirty years, a coaching qualification and a wealth of experience later, I decided to take early retirement and set about building my own coaching business.

Initially focusing on confidence and body image, I nevertheless found myself working with people on all sorts of different things.  Experts in the coaching world advise narrowing your niche as much as possible, but I love the variety of working with different people on anything that’s needed to get them from where they are now to where they want to be.  And thirty years in the corporate sector has taught me that it’s the people who make the biggest difference in any organisation, not the processes or the strategies or the technology.  And so I developed my own unique brand of Personal Excellence Coaching.

By the way, since anyone can call themselves a coach (and many do), here’s the boring reassurance bit!  I am a qualified life coach and certified NLP Master Practitioner and I hold a diploma (distinction) as a Body Healing Coach.  I am additionally trained in an NLP technique called Core Transformation, which works at a deep level to enhance wellbeing by changing feelings and behaviours.

As a silver level professional member of the ANLP (Association for NLP), I operate in line with their professional standards and abide by their rigorous code of ethics.

If you would like to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, why not schedule an initial consultation?

Invest in yourself, embrace personal excellence and live the life you want.  It all starts here!

By the way, since anyone can call themselves a coach (and many do), here’s the boring reassurance bit!  I am a qualified life coach and certified NLP Master Practitioner and I hold a diploma (distinction) as a Body Healing Coach.  I am additionally trained in an NLP technique called Core Transformation, which works at a deep level to enhance wellbeing by changing feelings and behaviours.

As a silver level professional member of the ANLP (Association for NLP), I operate in line with their professional standards and abide by their rigorous code of ethics.

If you would like to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, why not schedule an initial consultation?

Invest in yourself, embrace personal excellence and live the life you want.  It all starts here!

Coaching and workshops in the workplace!

If you would like to talk about workplace coaching or personal excellence workshops for your company, please do get in touch using the link above.