Certified Life & Career Coach, Entrepreneur and Ideal Life Advocate.
I delight in witnessing my clients’ fulfilment and success after they apply a thorough understanding of themselves to their career and life goals.
Their success is their own, but I’m privileged to facilitate their journey and find it exciting and awe inspiring.
I am a leading life coach, certified and accredited by Martha Beck.
As well as career coaching, I specialise in career development and, specifically, in career change to facilitate life change.
While perhaps best known for the Work Wonderland process, which has helped so many clarify their direction and transform their careers and lives, I also continue to provide personal coaching and people development for individuals and teams.
In a 20-year corporate career I held a number of senior management positions within the communications industry, most recently as Deputy Managing Director, Europe for a global digital marcoms firm. I have consulted some of the world’s leading brands, including IBM, Sony, Huawei, Skype, Philips and Gartner, and I’ve designed and run countless coaching and training programmes for agency teams and clients.
Despite outward success, I wasn’t fulfilled and my transition to a more fulfilling career and a better-balanced life led me to coaching, and taught me the techniques I now use to help others.
I am highly experienced in coaching, training and mentoring, combining insights from corporate and personal coaching work to help bright, spirited people answer ‘What Next?’ with clarity, confidence and control.
I’m the Founder and CEO of Porcupine Collective, a Community Interest Company established to help disadvantaged individuals combat low-pay/no-pay/in-work poverty.
My experience has underpinned the design and development of our inaugural digital product, Alternative CV.
Our solution helps those who lack academic qualifications and work experience identify, showcase and target their talents, character strengths and skills via a two-page CV and career insights guide.
I love the outdoors, all things alternative, and adventures.
When I’m not working, I’m likely to be found hiking with my husband in the black mountains; testing unusual health and well-being classes with friends; or trying my hand at adrenaline-fuelled activities like paragliding or quad biking.
My husband and I have undergone major changes in our lives; he was based in the City of London, I was for some time based between London and Paris. We lived in Covent Garden and held corporate management roles. We now live on a remote mountainside in Wales, living a life that we dreamed of and working with passion.
A taste of my approach
I’m a life-long advocate, and creator, of practical tools and techniques that lead to clear conclusions and action. Self-help vagueness is not my forte; proven, applied approaches are.
I’m infinitely interested in what motivates people and makes them tick. I want to understand who you really are and what drives your decisions and actions so that I can help you see it and use it to maximise your potential and power your progress.
Creating the career and lifestyle you want is truly possible. With the right direction, plan and mindset you can achieve your own ideal, and it comes with a massive side order of energy, enthusiasm and encouragement from me. Consider me your personal champion.
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