I’ve always had a passion for working with people who seek meaning, purpose and value in their careers and relationships.
Earlier in my career (late 80’s and early 90’s) I worked in Executive Selection and then Career Consulting with KPMG in London.
I was passionate about my career and about being successful as a woman in business. But, close to burnout, and wanting to have a baby, I left my corporate job, at age 35, for self employment and a personal journey.
“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door. If you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The longed for baby arrived when I was 38. I was ready for the initiation and became a full time mother for two years.
I loved being a mother. But, my challenging relationship, which had a volatile history, became even more difficult. Values differences, which had been possible to overlook when we were both working full time, and travelling a lot, now became irreconcilable.
Sadly, when my daughter was 4, my marriage broke down and I moved from London to Surrey to begin a new life as a single mother. Life continued to be challenging. But, I was on a journey that felt purposeful.
I continued working with life transition clients. Then, in 2002, I co-founded a leadership training company. Spiral Consulting offered workshops on leadership skills for uncertain times of change and transition.
Meanwhile, my personal journey had progressed to studying and practising energy traditions. Much of this was motivated through seeking a new model for relationships in the Taoist philosophy of yin and yang and in the Tantric teachings on sexual energy.
I trained in the Universal Tao system (including chi kung, meditation, shamanism and taoist healing practices) for five years in the ‘noughties’. This was supplemented with complementing trainings in Women’s Shamanism and tantra.
My quest continued as I searched for a female teacher from whom I could learn more about the Feminine spiritual traditions, which I had read about in Miranda Shaw’s book, Passionate Enlightenment, and in Daniel Odier’s book, Tantric Quest.
I found the teacher I'd been looking for in 2007. Since then, I have been a student of Uma Parvatinath Saraswati, holder of a preserved yogini lineage that has not been commercialised. This deeply Feminine tradition values the contribution of women, the ‘householder’ path and the opportunity for spiritual growth inherent in every day challenges. The teachings position the Feminine as Power.
After being deeply immersed in spiritual practice for some years, alongside a part time coaching/chi kung/meditation business and care for my daughter and elderly parents, I have now entered a new phase of life.
The route that I've taken in recent years has been to update my coaching qualifications and create a new presentation that suits my lifestyle objectives and desire for continuing contribution. I keep myself up to date with ongoing mentoring for both business and leadership expression.
I work either privately or with small, exclusive groups. This way of working enables me to work deeply and maintain personal service values.
Everything that I offer to my clients has been tried and tested in the laboratory of my own life!
If it’s your time for a life changing breakthrough, I know how to help in a caring, sensitive and powerful way. Please book a conversation to begin the next chapter of your journey.
Certified Qigong and Meditation teacher
Certified Soul Alchemist Practitioner
Certified Women’s Shamanic Healing Practitioner
Certified Independent Funeral and Wedding Celebrant
Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (although you won’t find me listed as I no longer pay the annual fee)
B.A. – Geography (that’s how my lifelong interest in maps of all types was expressed when at school/uni)
Certified Awakening Coach
Certified Deeper Love™ Coach
Certified Life PhD Coach
Diploma in the Inner Craft of Leadership
Certified NLP Master Practitioner