Who and where

I live on the glorious Sunshine Coast in Queensland. I count my blessings each and every day for that! I am a mad keen photographer and novice boogie board rider and I find plenty of inspiration to pursue both hobbies here.  
I have travelled to many places throughout the world and have lived in five different countries. I am truly blessed to have experienced those opportunities, however I can honestly say, there is no place in the world like home.

My background

After a very successful career in professional development, I was made redundant from a position and company that I loved. Although it was not a surprise as it was during a difficult economic climate, it was still a shock and I was forced to take stock of my life, re-evaluate where I was and to honestly consider what was important to me.

In truth I had been restless in my role for years.  I had felt trapped by the job title, heavy mortgage and the sense of loyalty I felt towards the boss. Don't get me wrong, it was a good job, I enjoyed working for the company and I had achieved great things there but I still felt like I was missing something in life.  Somehow the dots did not connect for me!

While reflecting on what was working and what wasn't, I could see I had been accepting good instead of choosing great and, I realised that there had been moments spent with my colleagues when I just couldn't contain the energy, excitement and pure joy I felt while working with these amazing individuals that trusted me each day.  I realised that when I was connected to them, when I had the opportunity to train, mentor and coach them to achieve better outcomes in their work and personal lives, I was energised, focussed, engaged, alive and in flow.
They trusted me with their fears, struggles, highs and lows and together we developed and implemented strategies that changed their lives.  It was during these moments I felt truly connected and knew I was doing what I had been put on this earth to do. This was my picture of great!

I spent a lot of time reflecting on those times when I had been operating from my own strengths and which had given me such a feeling of being at one with myself and I began to ask how could I have more of those experiences in my life?

And, although I was terrified and excited, I knew I had been given an opportunity to take my own medicine, follow my dreams and achieve my own goals as I had so strongly supported others to do and it was the time to do it. Breathtaking and life changing!

And the rest, as they say, is history.

Me today

As a positive psychology practitioner with over 25 years experience in personal and professional development and with life experiences to match I am uniquely positioned to provide a supportive, safe, fun and focussed environment to help you explore the wonderful field of positive psychology coaching and to show you how to bring more wellbeing into your life.

 


Personal Note:

From the outset it's important for me to say that my approach is not for everyone.

Working with me is about making a commitment to yourself. You must be willing to take the sometimes hard, sometimes confronting and always challenging steps necessary to build resilience and achieve a life with more meaning, gratitude, optimism and courage.  

I will motivate you and show you how to see your life differently. I will hold you accountable. I will empower you through self-acceptance, responsibility, care and love. I will not be easy on you but I will always be compassionate and kind. I will be your strongest ally and biggest supporter as you challenge yourself, overcome tough obstacles, accomplish great goals and create your flourishing life.

It is also important to note that, as a positive psychology practitioner, I am not a psychologist and do not work within a traditional psychological framework. My focus is not on what is wrong in your life; there are many wonderful professionals doing that important work. My focus is on what is right in your life and how to build a positive framework that increases your personal power and wellbeing.

I focus on building your awareness of the micro moments of positive emotion and experience that lead to greater awareness and perspective about living a good life. My focus helps you to leverage your strengths and build a life that is flourishing.

If you want change and are ready to do the best for you, reach out and let's chat.

 

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward

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