Who I am:
I am an international Executive Career & Life Coach, with a background in law and financial services going back 20 years. Having seen the benefits of coaching in my own life, I now help executives, professionals and business owners create and thrive in lives they truly love.
Most of my clients are in established careers, but at a point where they are ready to up their game and create deeper fulfilment and greater success. For some of them that’s about changing or progressing in their career. For others it’s about becoming more effective in what they already do, or creating a more balanced lifestyle.
I am accredited by the International Coach Federation at their advanced PCC level. Of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 life coaches working in the UK, only 570 hold this accreditation.
I am also the author of the career coaching book Falling in Love With Your Job – How to create more excitement and fulfilment in your career.
I have been recognised as one of the Top Executive Life Coaches by the Coach Foundation.
Who I serve:
Executives, professionals and business owners from a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on law, consultancy firms, financial sevices and start ups.
I coach clients in any country and time zone, either face-to-face or via Skype video calls. I will also fly out to your place for intensive immersion days.
I have teamed up with boutique HR consultancy firm bonafide hr to provide coaching and training solutions for their clients in the creative industries.
What are the benefits of coaching?
✔ Create a career or business that excites and fulfils you
✔ Progress in your chosen career
✔ Develop your very own conscious leadership style
✔ Improve your personal effectiveness
✔ Have more fun in life and maintain a healthy life balance
What makes me different?
Having worked in law and financial services for more than 21 years, I know both the corporate world and private practice with all their challenges and opportunities. My action-orientated coaching process combines tools, processes and models from world-renowned coaching experts with my own experience of overcoming years of struggle. I am also trained in small business coaching for those of you who are thinking of setting up your own business.
My integrated style combines traditional coaching processes with a wide range of tools from various other disciplines, including Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness.
My Own Journey To Masterful Living
Coaching has helped me transform my own life. I used to work as a lawyer in financial services, earning good money but feeling empty and burnt out. I became a lawyer because I did not know what else to do and it seemed a reasonable choice at the time. When we don’t know what our own values are, we adopt and live by the values of others.
This was what I did with my career choice and later in other areas of my life too. I chose relationships with partners who had different values and spent my free time joining in social activities that did not inspire me. This left me in a situation where my work burnt me out and my leisure time failed to give me the nurture and recovery I needed.
This way of living left me struggling with energy and mood swings. The mood swings became depression and eventually I became seriously ill with inflammatory bowel disease. I suffered from an extreme flare-up of the inflammation that left me housebound for almost two years. I lost a quarter of my body weight and suffered from constant nausea and fever. For months I could only crawl across the floor. All medication failed; I felt worn out and ready to give up. My doctor had only one option left for me: the removal of my entire colon, which would have left me with a stoma.
The prospect of losing my colon finally woke me up. I revisited what I knew about personal development and realised what I had to do. I believed in a mind-body connection and understood that my mental and emotional states were blocking my physical healing. I was in hospital when I decided to use this knowledge and started to pull myself together. I began to shift my mental focus from misery to wellbeing by meditating on health, love and joy. I created new visions and reasons to live and gave them as much power and emotion as I could. Within days my medical test results started to improve. This showed me that I was on the right track.
After I left hospital, I felt encouraged by seeing the benefits of my meditation and decided to explore what else I could achieve. I hired the best coach I could afford and started a one-year intensive coaching programme. My coach helped me rebuild my life, step by step. We examined the beliefs and world views that were holding me back and replaced them with new, positive turnarounds. Within weeks, my depression was gone. From there I was daring enough to create inspiring visions for a new life. I learnt that personal development was my highest value and that I had navigated myself into a life that did not allow me to grow in the way I yearned to deep inside. From that insight it was an easy decision to leave the corporate world and create a business that allowed me to live and breathe personal development around the clock: life coaching.
Now every day in my life feels fresh and exciting again. I feel inspired and grateful to work with clients who are passionate about taking control of their lives in the same way I did.
We can create transformation in your life too, and it does not need to involve a change of profession. The transformation happens in your mind and everything else will follow with ease and joy – and in your own time.