How I Coach and What Led Me Here
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 a deep, 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.
I grew up in England and had a happy childhood, surrounded by various animals, from cats to rabbits to spiders! I loved school and was a bit of a know-it-all. I always loved stories, whether books or plays or movies, so English and European Literature was my college major. From college I moved to London to pursue a career in children's book publishing. I did for over 20 years, going from traditional children's books to running publishing businesses for Disney, DreamWorks and Warner Bros and traveling all over the world in the process. During that time I got married and divorced twice, and had a beautiful, kind and feisty little girl who is now ten years old. I also moved to California, which I had fallen in love with over the years, and lived by the beach.
In 2015 I left the corporate world in the hope of finding a happier way of living which would allow me to spend more time with my sweet little girl, who had then turned three. At that point, I set up my own intellectual property development company, The Queen's English, and also began life coaching. Mentoring and coaching people to develop their skills and passions was always my favorite part of corporate life. By 2019 I was ready to take the leap to full time coaching and I have been doing it ever since. 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), a Member of the Association for Coaching and I am a certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach (Integrative Wellness Academy).