For much of my life I followed “the rules”. I studied hard and did well in school, pursued a conventional career, got married, bought property. Then I reached my mid thirties and realized that I was depressed. I was going to bed in the afternoons to just “get through it”.
Soon afterwards I began the journey that I now think of as “becoming wild”.
Although so many barriers to “success” for a woman have been removed - constant childbirth, lack of access to education, the need for physical strength, to name a few - the biggest barrier is in our heads. We have seen our mothers and grandmothers “do” womanhood by putting everyone else first, for generation after generation. To step out from behind the idea of “what a woman is” is the most enormous leap.
I had been receiving society’s messages loud and clear. A woman is “meak, mild, the nurturer, the weaker vessel. Our value is in what we give to others."
What began to awaken in me after those months of depression was a new thought, that I hardly dared to think;
When coaching found me I was thrilled to discover that we are not our thoughts, beliefs, values or behaviors and that we can change every single one of them if they aren’t serving us. I set about rearranging my model of the world.
What I am coming to understand is that we do not have to settle for a single attitude or thought in our heads if it is not serving us, serving others or serving the world. And what are you left with, when you have routed out the thinking of a generations old social structure that is no longer serving you? Well for me, I am left with “the wild”. I have become a "wild woman".
I help clients gain freedom from the past, overcome habits and patterns that block fulfillment in an area of life and take the actions necessary to live the life they have always desired.
I do this through deep coaching and a holistic and integrative approach of coaching towards balance (harmony and wholeness) in all four body systems: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
My journey towards balance, happiness and fulfillment has taken me from England to California, from the single life to motherhood, from the corporate world to working for myself. Each step took a different set of skills and thought processes and along the way I have learned a great deal. I'm passionate about supporting people to live their best lives. I only coach what I have learned, practiced and found effective for helping to empower my clients, and those things are constantly evolving.
Mentoring and coaching people to develop their skills and passions was always my favorite part of corporate life. I am delighted to be able to expand on this with my life coaching practice. I love deep, transformational coaching. Seeing someone develop and transform their thinking is a privilege and something that fills me with wonder and happiness. I myself am certainly far from perfect but I have led an interesting and varied life so far with many different stages and phases - I am in a process of evolution, as we all are.
I am a Graduate of Awaken Your Life, Accredited Diploma in Coach Training by the Association for Coaching (ACDT) and I am a certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach (Integrative Wellness Academy)