Life and career coach, with extensive experience in the fields of music, fashion, and international business.
I help clients to attain their life goals through positive mind management.
Having grown up on the beautiful west coast of Wales, I followed my childhood dream and trained as a ballet dancer whilst also enjoying a successful modelling career. Retiring from dance due to injury, I proceeded to work in the music industry and spent fifteen years in the corporate world.
With a lifelong passion for helping people, I’ve always been a go-to person for advice and empathy amongst friends and colleagues, and this in turn, led me to train as a life coach and establish my own coaching business. I work with clients from all walks of life including many from the fields of arts and media.
The extrovert, you see, is a part I play (or at least this is how it feels), and I can play her very well most of time, and I do have a good time for a short time, but at the end of the day, something's got to give, and the shy, retiring girl emerges in her place.
Regardless of which side of the Brexit fence you sit, or your personal stance on any of the other issues at hand, the uncertainty, aided in no small way by sensationalist reporting and constant bombardment of social media is causing anxiety, fear and helplessness in many.
A few months back I was sitting on a train flicking through a free magazine I'd picked up at Kings Cross Station, when I found my eyes drawn to a short write-up about a mental health first aid course. In much the same way as physical first aid, it teaches you to recognise signs of mental ill health and guide the person towards appropriate support.
Everyone has the capacity to be happy (content) but it's about getting to the right place mentally instead of constantly chasing outside aspirations. Looking within and accepting that the seeds of happiness are already there, you just need to recognise them.
It's taken half a lifetime, the loss of my parents, a redundancy and several failed relationships to discover, that in reality, worry gets me absolutely nowhere. In the past it has paralysed me into procrastination, delayed my actions and caused me to miss some amazing opportunities.
These days I'm hearing more and more about the stress and heartache redundancy brings, so I decided to write a very personal piece reflecting the gamut of emotions I experienced whilst going through this very same process.
We all have our own way of doing things, our own internal rule book, if you like, and we don't take too kindly to other people or situations messing that up. Holding on to a set vision in the face of challenging circumstances is, in most cases, a sure path to disappointment, anger, resentment and a variety other negative emotions.
21/07/2016 09:21 BST
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