I have been working in various forms of personal development, one-to one and with groups, for more than 20 years. Looking back, as early as my teens, I was fascinated by people and how they might achieve personal fulfillment. I recently came across a dog eared copy of a book by psychologist Dorothy Rowe called The Successful Self, which I bought when I was still at school. I had forgotten just how early this interest blossomed in me. I feel very strongly that the lives we build should be, as far as possible, meaningful and uniquely suited to our personal passions and values. But it took me a long time and many false starts to create that for myself.
Now I want to help as many people as possible create lives they love that allow them to express their unique gifts and selves, at work and in their personal lives.
I work as a personal life coach with individuals and as a personal development trainer for businesses and organisations. I am also a textile artist – something which represents my own achievement of a long held and deeply buried goal!
As well as general life coaching, I have a particular interest in coaching creatives and artists and in coaching people using a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) eating style to lose weight and improve health.
Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice, Full Circle Development (2016)
Accredited EverythingDiSC® Trainer, 4Sight Solutions Ltd (2 011)
Relevant Academic Qualifications
PhD in Management, University of St Andrews (2008)
MA in Organisational Behaviour, University of Lancaster (2003)
Advanced Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling, Sheffield Hallam University (1998)
Current Professional Memberships
International Coach Federation (ICF)
Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM)