I didn’t always know what I wanted to do but I always knew the woman I wanted to be.
Diane Von Furstenberg
I don’t have a dramatic story, no trauma or adversity that I’ve had to overcome, no sob story that led to a dramatic, life changing epiphany.
In fact, I’ve lived a charmed life by most standards. Lovely family, plenty of friends, a decent brain inside my head and all the opportunity and support that a girl could want. The World was my oyster (I don’t actually like seafood, but you get my point).
Which begs the question, what on earth have I got to say that you could possibly want to listen to?
Now, I’m not sure how to say this without sounding rude, so I’ll just come right out with it. I’m here for the mediocre middle.
I’m here for people just like me, people with everything going for them, people living an OK life but for whom OK just isn’t good enough. I’m here for people who want more than an OK life.
By other people’s standards my life looked rosy
You see, OK has never been good enough for me. I was settling for mediocrity but my soul was crying out for a life of excellence. I was living an assigned life instead of the life of freedom, fulfilment and fun I really wanted.
I had a niggle and it just wouldn’t leave me alone
I’d worked hard, followed all the rules, ticked all the boxes. I’d achieved the six figure salary before I turned thirty, bought a flat in a highly desirable location, had plenty of friends and was super fit. In fact, if you’d told the eighteen year old version of myself what I would achieve I would have snatched your hand off. I’d far surpassed my own and others’ expectations. What more could a girl ask for?
Turns out quite a lot.
By other people’s standards my life looked rosy, but I don’t live according to other people’s standards, never have. What I thought would bring me happiness, fulfilment and freedom had actually led to unhappiness, fatigue, stress, and feeling empty and unfulfilled.
Was this all life had to offer? Would this be it for the rest of my life?
As I continued to drag myself to a job that just wasn’t filling me up or allowing me to thrive I could feel my zest for life, my va va voom being sucked out of my body. It was like I had my own personal Dementor slowly sucking out my soul. I was afraid that the real me, the vibrant, stubborn, passionate, playful, tenacious and hopeful woman I knew was gone forever.
Was this really it? Was this all life had to offer? Would this be it for the rest of my life? The optimist and idealist in me knew it couldn’t possibly be.
It just didn’t make sense that I’d been put here to live a humdrum life, to be sensible and grown up (aka boring) when what I really wanted to do was throw off the shackles of responsibility and live a life where I got to go out and play whenever I wanted.
And so began my adventure
I’m here to give you permission to ask for and expect more
Fate led me to work with a Life Coach in order to find my purpose. Through a lot of soul searching I finally got back in touch with the real me, my inner toddler so to speak, and gave myself permission to go for the life I truly desired instead of the life I was “supposed” to live.
I finally admitted that I wanted to live a life of freedom, fulfilment and fun that enabled me to indulge all of my passions. A far cry from being chained to a 9 to 5, living according to other people’s rules and squeezing the things that brought me joy into the few hours I had left. Nobody in their right mind would sign up for that.
Once I’d discovered that there was a way, that it was possible to create a life of freedom, fulfilment and fun, I knew I had to share this knowledge with others. I’d witnessed far too many people during my days in corporate who were wasting their lives simply because they’d bought into the idea that sacrificing your happiness in return for a paycheque is the only way to live. It infuriated me, and so I decided to do something about it.
It’s now my life’s mission to help people break free from the idea that they have to settle in any area of life and to help them create the lives of freedom, fulfilment and fun they truly desire.
As a certified coach, I now combine my coaching skills with over ten years of project management experience to help my clients bring their dreams to life.
I’m not the kind of coach who’ll just sit and ask you insightful, thought provoking questions and leave you to figure out the rest. I want to see all of my clients achieve transformation in their lives, so alongside giving you permission to dream I’ll also expect you to come up with a plan and start taking action. After all, a dream without a plan is just a wish.