My own coaching journey started when I was feeling overwhelmed, experiencing a lack of direction and a need to take control. I had everything I could wish for - a great career with a values-driven company, a lovely home, great friends and supportive family. I was fit and healthy and felt that I SHOULD be happy. But something wasn’t right. I needed something to help me explore this niggle, to see through the overwhelm and to ultimately create a life I felt content with.
It was at this point, I started working with my own coach. Together, we explored questions I’d never considered; looking deep within at what was important to me and what my values were to create confidence that it was OK to be me.
This life-changing relationship is what ignited a passion to take on my own coaching practice and what inspires me to help you reach your goals.
We would all benefit from having the confidence to be our true authentic selves. Too often we "hide" parts of ourselves that we feel ‘shouldn’t’ be seen and this holds us back. I work with people to fully embrace who they are, to understand what they value and to boldly share this version of themselves in all areas of life.
I have been very lucky to work with some very inspiring colleagues and mentors and, during this time, discovered a passion for developing people and helping individuals realise that they are capable of achieving great things. Throughout my career, as well as in my own personal relationships, I continue to be wowed by the power of people, learning that strength comes from within, even when at times we don’t feel strong.
Empowering people helps them to realise they have the ability, drive and know-how to succeed. The environments we find ourselves in can work to enhance this development or it can break it. Hence, creating a culture for openness, vulnerability and authenticity has the power to create great leaders for the future.
I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) in personal and business coaching. Before coaching, I gained over 15 years experience in marketing, communications and business management. My broad experience has taken me from project management, to General Manager of a large tourism business.
With a degree in business management, I have worked in both public and private sectors in some of the best corners of England - from Cambridge to Norwich, the Lake District to Dorset and (my favourite) Cornwall. I am now firmly rooted back in Cambridgeshire.
I am a ‘well-being’ advocate believing that only when we live in harmony with our own self-care can we perform at our peak!
I would love to hear from you about what it is you want to achieve and help you get there!