I spent over 14 years working in a corporate career in London, before going through my own experience of burnout, career change and starting my own business.
Back then, I was caught up in the rat race and feeling increasingly unhappy with my long commute and stressful lifestyle.
I had bounced from career to career, trying to find something that I could devote myself to enthusiastically and passionately. I’d last about 2 years in a role before starting to feel restless and unhappy, knowing that once again this was a wrong fit.
I ended up working in advertising, but longed for more fulfilment and was well and truly stuck in a rut. I’d try to make myself feel better by spending any spare cash on distractions like shopping or holidays, but the temporary high would never last long and I’d soon be back to square one again.
Then in 2015 a series of health problems hit me, one after another, and I ended up having to undergo three operations in one year. It was a huge wake up call, and I finally realised that life is short, I was completely burned out and needed to make some radical changes.
Enter coaching. I hired an amazing coach who helped to rebuild my confidence, get clear on what I really wanted, and gave me the tools to achieve my goals. I finally realised that what I wanted to do was help people create a life and career that gives them a sense of purpose and happiness, and this led to three life changing decisions:
A) To train as a coach myself
B) Start my own business
C) To leave London and move to Brighton to achieve a life long dream of living by the sea
By naming my business after my dream location, it reminds me every day of how powerful the coaching process can be. Now I get to work with amazing, purpose driven people every day, and help them discover the lives and careers they were meant for and achieve their goals in exactly the same way.
Now what about you?
Are you ready to make a change? To stop wasting your one precious life, and finally take action? I love this quote from Pablo Picasso:
Let’s find that gift together...
I've always had a passion for psychology, personal and professional development which led me in the direction of re-training as a Career and Business Coach, and am a graduate of the Pure Coaching Academy, run by one of the UK's most successful life coaches Carole Ann Rice.
I now specialise in working with clients who are struggling to find clarity and confidence in their professional lives, because I kept coming across so many of them in my work who were struggling to realise their incredible, untapped potential.
Previous clients have said that as a coach I'm able to be supportive and insightful, yet am not afraid to gently challenge when needed and get them thinking in new and more empowering ways.
I am also a certified Positive Psychology Practitioner (known as 'the science of happiness') and have studied with two of the field's leading experts, Miriam Akhtar and Dr Chris Johnstone. The tools and practices that are taught as part of this rapidly growing area of psychology have made a huge difference to my own happiness, wellbeing and quality of life, and now I love to blend these tools into my coaching sessions so that my clients can feel the benefits too.