For about 10 years, I was locked in a fairly excruciating battle between following my head and following my heart, when it came to my career. I was struggling to let go of the rational or sensible thing to do, which meant staying in a demanding legal career that I knew, worked hard for and gave me financial security; while still feeling passionately drawn to things which gave me pure joy like yoga, forging meaningful connections with others, learning and being creative. I experienced huge swings of indecisiveness between hundreds of potential job and career options and drove my friends and family insane with constant new revelations on what I had finally decided to do with my life.
It was exhausting. I was exhausted. On top of the day to day stress that came from my demanding job, I was confused and overwhelmed about if and how to change things. I was going round and round in circles and getting nowhere. As my confusion and frustration simply continued to perpetuate the inaction and indecisiveness, I slowly started to get a sense that my internal compass was shifting and that the only way to stop the emotional turmoil was to stop battling with it, take a step back and ask: what is this trying to tell me? I had lived a life that depended on money and status for happiness and contentment, but now there was a growing desire for something that would sustain me in ways beyond the nice clothes and holidays.
If I wanted to live a life that nourished me beyond the material, how could I honour that in the choices that I made? I had to dig deep, and with complete honesty, to identify, what did nourish me? What was it that made my heart feel full and gave me a sense of how grateful I was, just to be alive? And when I ‘tuned in’ and listened to my heart, it happened – clarity. I wanted to help others find meaning, purpose and joy in their career. Yes, there were practical and logistical things to consider around a change of career, but I knew that if I always let myself be guided by my heart; my inner voice, the life that I wanted was there for the taking. And so here I am, with a career I had always secretly dreamed of but never thought was possible until I allowed myself to explore if it actually was.
More about me.....
I trained and qualified in Transformational Coaching with the Animas Centre for Coaching, the world's leading school of Transformational Coaching, accredited by the globally recognised International Coach Federation (ICF). I also have an Accredited Certificate in Existential Coaching. Before training to be a coach, I spent over 20 years working in the corporate world as a lawyer, legal researcher and senior manager in a one of the world’s largest law firms.
When I’m not working with all my amazing clients or planning the next adventure with my business, I’m usually doing yoga, reading about things that fascinate me (like how the brain works, or whether there really are any little green men out there in the universe!), doing an online course, watching movies with my movie-mad husband, or wondering with endless curiosity what exactly is going on in the minds of my two hilarious house cats.